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PMs Over 90 days old will be deleted!

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07 Dec 2018 10:37 #287674 by ubarose
As part of our upgrade, the database needs to be cleaned up.

On December 22nd (or there abouts) all PMs over 90 days old will be deleted. Going forward after that, PMs over 90 days old will be deleted on a regular basis. You can archive PMs to prevent them from being deleted, however there is an archive limit.

Additionally, when we upgrade, there is always the risk that data may be lost. So there is a chance you will lose PMs, despite archiving them. So if you have any thing that you would be distressed of you lost, you should take a copy of the information.


Thanks

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07 Dec 2018 19:01 #287701 by CranBerries
So,

Is there a way to bulk archive stuff, or do we need to individually archive each message? Thank you.

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07 Dec 2018 19:32 #287705 by ubarose
Nope. Archive is one at a time. I got over 600 messages to trash or archive. I'm just letting it all go.

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07 Dec 2018 20:02 #287711 by Black Barney
This can’t happen soon enough
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07 Dec 2018 20:17 #287716 by ChristopherMD
My first PM on this site was from Ken B on June 20, 2008.

Hey man,

Gave you some front page props. I really appreciate the "Weekly Trash" thing you've been doing. Every little bit of value our users add just makes the site better, and I now look forward to each Weekly Trash installment.

Thanks!


I miss this sweet bastard. I hope he comes back someday.
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07 Dec 2018 21:09 #287728 by Shellhead
Jeez, I have 130 PMs, going back to a decade ago. My first one was from Thaadd, back when she still lived in the Twin Cities.

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07 Dec 2018 23:02 - 07 Dec 2018 23:14 #287736 by sornars
This might be useful to only a few folks here but I wrote a quick Python script to archive all of my PMs on site and into a text file on my computer. I only had a few PMs so I wasn't worried about triggering the IP bans ubarose has set up but if you have tons of messages then that's something to be aware of and you may want to consider adding some rate limiting to the script before running it yourself.

gist.github.com/sornars/581c940c002605766dba4a74bf8a738c
Last edit: 07 Dec 2018 23:14 by sornars.
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