My moderators have complained that it can take an extraordinary long time to process thread deletes. I understand moves can be similarly painful. 10 minutes plus to move a 6000 post thread.
Can this process be improved perhaps in a combination of optimisation and some updating status display?
I appreciate that I'm doing a contrived test here, but actually I'm not seeing anything like that - I've removed a 6000+ post thread very quickly. My test surely isn't scientific, but looking at a soft delete, the significant post-level information updated relates to:
Those elements involve either getting data from the posts in the thread or the IDs so there could be some effect there, but it shouldn't take that long.