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    "Last post" threads to be closed

    Edit: Admins are human and this is just another example.

    Our bandwidth is very high for the month, which is why this was decided upon. Boss and I will work toward bringing the site in line one change at a time.

    Thanks to all who particiapted.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Just wondering GIK, is it because of the volume of the replies/views in the threads? Or are there other reasons?

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    GIK, you're cutting off my oxygen. But, okay.

    A few questions:

    1. Does this go for the word association (and similar) threads too? Or just the last person thread?

    2. Is this change and the change of restricting guests' access being made in an attempt to delay a switch to a dedicated server or in hopes of not having to move to a dedicated server?

    3. If the site were moved to a dedicated server, could these kind of threads return?

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    So when all the subscribers rant about this are you going to back down like you did on the post limits, which, unlike this, was a good idea?

    You guys are doing your best to alienate the people who actually support the site to the benefit of those who don't.

    That's just super.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    1. Yes. All threads with thousands of posts/views in this manner will be closed.

    2. Yes and no. If it's shown that these type of threads significantly reduce bandwidth, we may be able to delay a move to a dedicated server. However, I still believe a switch will need to be made, but, without these threads we may not need to be on a more highly equipped (ie, higher cost) server.

    3. Possibly. It depends upon cost.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    So when all the subscribers rant about this are you going to back down like you did on the post limits, which, unlike this, was a good idea?

    You guys are doing your best to alienate the people who actually support the site to the benefit of those who don't.

    That's just super.
    pedro. Not really sure where this came from. My goal is to protect RedsZone's main purpose. That is the baseball forum. The non-baseball board was created secondly. If we are able to support it, then great, I'll bring these posts back. But not until then. Remember, as I said in the first post, this is an experiment to test the true strain these threads are having on our bandwidth.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Would it help, if the posters of these threads stopped double/triple ext posting, and just made one post at a time? or maybe a limit on how many posts per day in the threads?
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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    I think you are giving into the non-subscribers. This is your site, run it how you see fit. But I don't have to like it.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Guys, let me get this straight, closing these "last post" threads is giving into the non-subs? How is that possible? Are these threads only participated in by subscribers? I don't see the logic.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK
    pedro. Not really sure where this came from. My goal is to protect RedsZone's main purpose. That is the baseball forum. The non-baseball board was created secondly. If we are able to support it, then great, I'll bring these posts back. But not until then. Remember, as I said in the first post, this is an experiment to test the true strain these threads are having on our bandwidth.
    Well then you shouldn't have backed down on the post limits. The way this whole thing was handled has made the subscribers feel like dirt.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Guys, let's give Boss and GIK a chance here. It's their board. Let them at least try it and see if it fixes the bandwidth problem.

    They are pretty much being backed into a no-win situation here. No matter what they try to fix the bandwidth problem.. people get POed..

    Let's remember that we are guests here, they really don't owe us anything. They are doing their best to provide the highest level of service they can with their resources.

    Let's calm down a little bit..
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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK
    Guys, let me get this straight, closing these "last post" threads is giving into the non-subs? How is that possible? Are these threads only participated in by subscribers? I don't see the logic.

    I liked the other plan you had a lot better. When the non-subscribers did not like it, you folded. One of the reason you guys were taken to the woodshed by the non-subscribers is that they felt you weren't consulting them. This time nobody was consulted.

    I don't see how this will improve the morale of the board.

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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Make them Hall of Fame only threads?
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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK
    Guys, let me get this straight, closing these "last post" threads is giving into the non-subs? How is that possible? Are these threads only participated in by subscribers? I don't see the logic.
    I just don't get it. Last week when I gave my opinion in whatever thread that was where you asked for our opinions, things looked like they were headed in the right direction. Post limits for those who do not give money for this site, etc. I come back from a weekend out of town, and that is done away with...no posting limits, basically those non subscribers have the same rights I do (and a little avatar, more PM room, and the ability to post a poll, along with the snazzy HOF forum isn't enough of a perk). On top of that, really the only place I like hanging out at (the last person thread) which is filled with almost 95% subscribers who pay for this site to succeed are being done away with. Needless to say, I will not be subscribing and wish I hadn't re-upped my subscription last week.
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    Re: "Last post" threads to be closed

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK
    Guys, let me get this straight, closing these "last post" threads is giving into the non-subs? How is that possible? Are these threads only participated in by subscribers? I don't see the logic.
    It could be looked at like this:

    1. You're having bandwidth problems.
    2. The site costs money.
    3. A dedicated server, which would help with bandwidth, costs even more money.
    4. Subscribers PAY money to support this site. (Or "donate," whatever.)
    5. The last post thread is chock-full of subscribers. It alone is the reason MANY subscribers come to board as often as they do, myself included.
    6. Now the subscribers, who support this site financially, are having something they value taken away from them.

    Baseball forum or not, I wouldn't be around a quarter as much as I am if it weren't for the last thread. So ... if it's gone, I'll certainly have a lot less to say around here. And guess what? That'll help with bandwidth too, as you'll have one less person perusing the board!

    GIK, I don't know if you've ever been in the last person thread enough to understand it. It's like you're closing my favorite bar.


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