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Elfmaze
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posted February 23, 2003 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elfmaze   Click Here to Email Elfmaze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
i've knoticed that this site keeps growing pretty steadly. how do message boards evolve? is it just linear growth till a point or do they grow indeffinatly?

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MulletMaster
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posted February 23, 2003 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MulletMaster   Click Here to Email MulletMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View MulletMaster's car!
Well on a normal forum, something like video games/movies/ etc. i'd say it's more like a bell/linear then leveling off...But this forum is special, there are a finite number of people who have both a second-gen camaro and a computer
I'd imagine just a slower steadier increase for a very long time. With bursts of joining when a group of people communicate.
Assuming everyone that joins has a Camaro


[This message has been edited by MulletMaster (edited February 23, 2003).]

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MadMike
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posted February 23, 2003 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
Depends on how growth is defined.
The # of members grows daily. This is not a problem. The posts in the forums grows significantly each day. But the size of the message board is controlled so it can't grow over 400MB in size. That means as the board creeps forward to it's allowed max size, I clean it out. I do this weekly. You'll notice the BS section and swapmeet section don't contain posts over 20 days old. All the rest of the forums contain information generally within 6 to 9 months old.

Once a month or so, I'll clobber a major forum back to 6 months in size. I don't feel bad about doing this because usually people ask the same questions over and over, so information that's deleted off the board will still be contained on the board in a newer thread. If something is really informative it's archived so it won't get removed from the board.

Then there's the other side of the site, everything not part of the message board. This gradually creeps up in size as more & more stuff is added to the site.

Lastly, there's the log files (stuff you can't see). This grows by 60MB/day and is processed once a day. This is dangerous because if the process routine doesn't run for whatever reason, within several hours the next day the site will be out of space. Like when I went to daytona last year.

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Brian Callahan
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posted February 23, 2003 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Callahan   Click Here to Email Brian Callahan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View Brian Callahan's car!
Mike, when we do an img /img, does that use up more space than a link?

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purple81
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posted February 23, 2003 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for purple81   Click Here to Email purple81     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit purple81's Homepage!   View purple81's car!
Where is the archived stuff? Is there a link or page somewhere that I've overlooked?

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Horsepower
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posted February 23, 2003 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Horsepower   Click Here to Email Horsepower     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Horsepower's Homepage!   
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Originally posted by Brian Callahan:
Mike, when we do an img /img, does that use up more space than a link?

I'm not Mike, but I don't believe so. All it does is point to a picture, and then load it in that spot. It isn't actualy downloading that picture to nastyz28.com.

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MadMike
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posted February 23, 2003 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
The archives are in the archive area. You can find them by clicking the search button, then selecting an archive. Or going to the "hop to" drop down box at the bottom of the screen and selecting one of the archives.

Some archived stuff is pulled out of the messsage board and turned into tech page stuff. Like this:
http://www.nastyz28.com/2gcog/tech/u14swap.html

Any "how do I put u14 guage questions" would be directed to that link.

HP is correct, if you load a picture using the [img] tag, it's loaded from and charged to whoever the host is, not necessarily nastyz28.com, unless the image says www . nastz28 .com on it.

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