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Should manav be made into a moderator?

This is a discussion on Should manav be made into a moderator? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by Elysia Resonable suggestions, but there two I don't agree with: A flame board is ALWAYS bad. So ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Resonable suggestions, but there two I don't agree with:
    A flame board is ALWAYS bad. So you can go around and insult other members? I don't think so.

    What is you just happen to disappear for two years and then come back? No, it's better not to prune accounts at all.

    Oh and about the post count... one thing we can agree on is that it can a member's activity, especially if taking into account the join date!
    Yeah... the flame board was a bad idea.
    okay:

    - accounts inactive for over 5 years are deleted.
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    I sent Govtcheez a PM or email (don't remember which) a little while back ago asking where he had been, and he responded on instant messenger one day. That was like a month ago. I don't remember what his reasons were though, haha All I remember is he said, "You're right, I haven't been around much."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    Yeah... the flame board was a bad idea.
    okay:

    - accounts inactive for over 5 years are deleted.
    Why is there any need to delete accounts? What overhead do those accounts add?

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    Becoming a moderator is not a campaign, just so you know, you shouldn't make a promise. I don't think we need another janitor and we definitely don't need additional rules.
    You guys' rules suck. If you had a good idea it would have been implemented at some point in time already. Don't make suggestions, please. I know you think it helps but the forum is well established. I don't know if all of you who come up with this jargon feel like you're not a part of the community or whatever, but I can only say "lurk more."

    It's nettiquette you know. The place isn't going to change so you feel better about yourself. Just acclimate.

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    Banned people don't become moderators.
    All the buzzt!
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    Awww... I liked him. Not.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    Why is there any need to delete accounts? What overhead do those accounts add?
    I know one account my not be much, but there are currently 31,639 accounts registered, and only 1k deemed active. I bet a few ks of those accounts have been abandond for over 5 years. It's not like anyone's coming back after that long.
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    You still haven't answered the question. Until recently I was an admin on a board with over 100k members and I'd say about 90&#37; were inactive (support forums tend not to have a high % of active members) and it caused very little problems.

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    Once you have 4,294,967,295 members on a 32bit machine with SQL then you can get worried.

    But at the rate new members are signing up (~12 a day), that won't happen until another ~980,586 years. And I hope by then we all still won't be on 32bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Once you have 4,294,967,295 members on a 32bit machine with SQL then you can get worried.

    But at the rate new members are signing up (~12 a day), that won't happen until another ~980,586 years. And I hope by then we all still won't be on 32bit
    But deleting accounts won't help as none of the forum systems I've seen reclaim the account ids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    I know one account my not be much, but there are currently 31,639 accounts registered, and only 1k deemed active. I bet a few ks of those accounts have been abandond for over 5 years. It's not like anyone's coming back after that long.
    It's irrelevant, Yarin. It's the board administrator problem. And I don't see him complaining. But for your information, takes half the blink of an eye to query 31,639 records in a modern database.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I have to admit I thought they slowed down the system more than I see they do.
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    > But deleting accounts won't help as none of the forum systems I've seen reclaim the account ids.
    It'd have to be done manually, but it doesn't matter. Almost a million years before you have to be worried

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    No worries there... now if we were talking tens of millions... maybe. Would depend on the machine. Although an index made for fast retrieval would still give good results. It would be adding records that would slow down considerably.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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