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Lack of Interest Split Thread

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by woostar, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. woostar

    woostar Member

    Again, sorry if this has already been suggested (I did have a look).
    Back in the day before I converted to vB, I used phpbb. If there was one feature I found missing with vB, it was cutting a long thread in half without having to tick dozens of pages.
    phpbb's way of ticking just one post (the break point) and moving all posts forward of that point to a different location was ace!
    Is this/can this be written into XF? :)
    Digital Doctor, Shadab and EQnoble like this.
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Interesting idea. In practice (at least in my experience) I cherry pick individual posts to split to a new thread, as some of the later posts are still replies to the OP.
    Brandon_R likes this.
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Personally I wouldn't want to cut a thread. Unless of course it's like 200 pages long. Even then I'd have to think hard about it.
    What is the purpose other than loading speed?
  4. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Sometimes logical and thematic reasons
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It's a nice idea... I would like to specify a start and end post to split though, which would be useful if a conversation goes off-topic you can specify the first and last off-topic posts and just move the posts between them!
    EQnoble likes this.
  6. woostar

    woostar Member

    TBH I could tell you what I would use it for, but everyone would have their own reasons/way of using it. I have a very fast paced forum (avg. 1 post every 6 seconds, 24/7, peak 1-2 per second), by the time a thread that has got out of hand has been locked for review, we can have dozens of pages that need splitting... or, off-topic splits... or, splitting & splicing whole (or partial) threads to new polls... not to mention that some of our threads are over 4000 pages long.
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    :eek: WOW
  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I support this along with the option to split between post range.

    OMG i hope somewhere in that thread there is some advice on aging gracefully :) 4000 pages almost demands a mod for that one thread.. HA ... is your site public private or do you just not promote here.. I ask because I can honestly say I have never seen a thread 4000 pages deep and would have to see that for myself. and to be clear do you mean 4000 pages or posts ... even 4000 posts makes that just a little bit of ridiculousness in a good way.
  9. woostar

    woostar Member

    As of today the longest thread on the forum is 4286 pages long (42,854 posts in one thread :cool:), and believe it or not, the thread was only started 15 months ago. It's nothing special, just a thread some canadian moms started to chat to each other.

    I don't tend to advertise my forum, but will PM you the link :D
  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Do it do it do it !!! lol not that i have a fetish for snooping on Canadian moms and what-not (or maybe i do:rolleyes:) but I just gotta see how it all loads with that much thread/post data.

    UPDATE: (recieved pm) Wow you weren't joking that is about the most ridiculous thread I have ever seen and the fact that its still open and they're still posting is friggin crazy WOW

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