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What happened to the "longest time to do a job" topic?

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jun 2018, 13:28

I see some stuff has been moved from GenChat to more relevant sub-forums, did it get pruned?

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Re: What happened to the

Postby R0B » 02 Jun 2018, 15:40

I do not remember moving it.It has no doubt been pruned.
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Re: What happened to the

Postby Highroller » 02 Jun 2018, 16:16

Might just be that no one has done anything for a long time. :) :) :D
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Re: What happened to the

Postby 937carrera » 02 Jun 2018, 17:55

How / why do the forum mods decide to prune posts ?
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Re: What happened to the "longest time to do a job" topic?

Postby R0B » 02 Jun 2018, 18:36

We dont. It is done automatically.If nobody adds to a thread it drops off the end.
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Re: What happened to the

Postby 937carrera » 02 Jun 2018, 18:46

So the forum automatically loses valuable information based on some criteria that have been set up.

I'm not convinced that's so smart, good information is lost purely because of age or when it was last viewed.

As well as doing a resto on my T25 I'm taking the time to document it, hopefully because it will be of use to someone in 2, 3, 5 or even 10 years time. I recently posted something up about ignition timing that I traced back to it's source in about 2004. It might be 14 years old, but it was the best explanation I had ever seen for how a dizzy works and what an engine needs.

Is there some database size issue that drives this, or is it a question of money for the hosting ?
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Re: What happened to the

Postby itchyfeet » 02 Jun 2018, 18:59

if it's not in technical it goes
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Re: What happened to the

Postby 937carrera » 02 Jun 2018, 19:16

Ah, OK, so the valuable stuff is kept, chatter and for sale lost after about 50 days ?
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Re: What happened to the

Postby Sir Brixalot » 07 Jun 2018, 14:35

Handy thread that. Got me organised to do the new starter cable and headlight upgrade.
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Re: What happened to the

Postby itchyfeet » 07 Jun 2018, 19:36

Sir Brixalot wrote:Handy thread that. Got me organised to do the new starter cable and headlight upgrade.

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Re: What happened to the

Postby Mocki » 08 Jun 2018, 06:30

937carrera wrote:So the forum automatically loses valuable information based on some criteria that have been set up.


no the general chit chat disappears if no one adds to it for set period .... its called autopruning

good information is lost purely because of age or when it was last viewed.


nope!

Is there some database size issue that drives this,


yes, its called wasted space.....

or is it a question of money for the hosting ?


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Re: What happened to the

Postby bigbadbob76 » 10 Jun 2018, 20:46

Well..... after 18 months I'm finally sorting my engine.
Not quite up there with "I've been meaning to change my oil for the last 10 years" but I have been putting it off. :lol:
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Re: What happened to the

Postby CovKid » 12 Jun 2018, 08:02

Bear in mind that valuable information has to be entered into the WIKI by someone and despite appearances, it takes a LOT of work to do this, particularly WIKI articles with pictures. If I remember rightly, the gearbox linkage WIKI articles took me a week to process to provide clarity and to crop all the images, Articles do get updated where more information comes to light. Mind you, what one person deems as valuable, another may not. :D

Unfortunately, despite all the time someone may have spent photographing and documenting a job, some see that as unimportant and just seize on the information after which they proclaim themselves an expert, even forgetting where they got the information in the first place. :evil:

Most questions asked in the forum are already covered in the WIKI and there are numerous youtube videos that cover many practical jobs. Sometimes adding the word 'vanagon' rather than T25 produces better results.
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Re: What happened to the "longest time to do a job" topic?

Postby silverbullet » 12 Jun 2018, 10:40

Or even search for "VW T3" ;)

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