Joined: 10 Aug 2002 Posts: 16776955 Location: Portland, Oregon USA
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:31 am Post subject:
Posts or Topics never expire. However, due to the database growing to a size which causes problems and slows down the site, we do a Spring and Fall cleaning of the database in which we remove topics from the section.
Hopefully this practice will be unnecessary in the near future as we update the site.
Joined: 21 Sep 2003 Posts: 16777097 Location: Portugal
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:55 am Post subject:
I was curious about the same thing. I noticed that my post count was decreasing and/or staying the same, knowing that I have been making posts.
Apart from the periodic post cleanup, what you describe may also be explained by the following thread: Post count.
Regarding the Fall/Spring post cleanup, we usually base the decision of which topics to remove on things such as post age, number of times viewed, and potential interest/attraction factor to the wide public (i.e. "help, my mouse is slow" would probably drop, "Nmap tutorial" would probably stay).
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