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OfflineTurd
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idea for the OTD peeps
    #2120712 - 11/18/03 07:54 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I don't frequent the OTD much so this may seem like a stupid idea... after reading all this shit about OTD this and OTD that, it seems like one of the big reasons the admins removed it temporarily is because it uses 40% of the database and is mostly just a bunch of bs. What if there was a chat room instead? You could still chat freely about whatever you want but it wouldn't be a big drag on the server....

stupid idea?


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Turd]
    #2120728 - 11/18/03 07:57 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

It's been suggested many times.
many seem to not like chat.


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Turd]
    #2120729 - 11/18/03 07:58 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

there is a chat room. the boards are better, though.


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: ]
    #2120735 - 11/18/03 07:59 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

oh well, back to eating paint chips then


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Turd]
    #2120741 - 11/18/03 08:04 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

> it seems like one of the big reasons the admins removed it temporarily is because it uses 40% of the database and is mostly just a bunch of bs

Is this true?


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Annom]
    #2120749 - 11/18/03 08:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

42% to be exact.
One out of 26 forums using 42% of the resources. Pretty significant eh?
But that wasn't the main reason it was closed.. as explained in countless other threads :laugh:


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Shroomism]
    #2120755 - 11/18/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

46 forums?


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: four20snakeman]
    #2120764 - 11/18/03 08:12 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

> One out of 46 forums using 42% of the resources. Pretty significant eh?

And the Pub? right now?  :smile:


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: four20snakeman]
    #2120768 - 11/18/03 08:13 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Erm.. sorry.. 26 forums..
I've been answering too many questions..    :stoned:


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Turd]
    #2120824 - 11/18/03 08:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

"For far too long OTD has been the largest source of conflict and controversy in our community. It is also responsible for approximately forty percent of total posts in the database. That?s just one of twenty-six public forums responsible for leeching nearly half of the database load. Surely one can admit that it seems a bit off for a community that is supposedly dedicated to fungi, to utilize almost half of its resources for what is essentially an elaborately archived chatroom?"-Geokills

I guess doubling the data-base load would overcome the greatest of the problems you have presented.

What does this amount to in dollars and sense?

Leastways that wouldn't tread on that ideal thinkers and humanitarians hold dear to their hearts...that of freedom of speach.

Subjective decisions to prune unwanted humanity amounts to fascism in my book, and only foretells doom for all, rather than the promise of preservation.
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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: castaway]
    #2120949 - 11/18/03 09:51 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Whoa, and I thought I was wordy :wink:  To be honest, your last statement didn't make much sense to me - but if you want me to address it, by all means try to restate it and/or PM me about it.

The resource issue was one of many.  Primarily (and this is my opinion), the biggest factor playing a part in the decision to try this was that there is no doubt OTD is the source of the most controversy and drama at our site.  It is the forum where people engage in battles and form alliances to gang up on other people.  That is not what a community of our like is supposed to be about.  In preserving the information relating to the many aspects of fungi - specifically psychedelic fungi - we should be striving to become more tolerant and accepting... working for solutions together and not against each other.  Though to some it may seem that the administration is against the OTD forum and its users, this is not our motive.  We are against the problems that center around that forum and are looking for a way to help solve them.

So far as dollars and cents is concerned, we were not exceeding our traffic allowances at the time of the closure - but we are attempting to be proactive as this could become a very real concern in the future.  While the posts in the OTD forum take up 40-some percent of the total database space, I am quite certain that the traffic generated (eg. so many people loading pages heavy in image content) exceeds fifty percent of our total traffic.  Storage disks are a one-time cost, bandwidth is not.
     


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: geokills]
    #2120987 - 11/18/03 10:14 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I wont help with bandwidth, but you could delete otd posts a week before they become innactive or something
But I guess you tought about that already  :smirk:


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Gus]
    #2120999 - 11/18/03 10:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Tu AS une bon idea mon ami :smile:(There, tu AS! did i FINALLY get it right?)


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: geokills]
    #2121003 - 11/18/03 10:20 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

"we should be striving to become more tolerant and accepting... working for solutions together and not against each other."-

I agree; Let's familiarize ourslves with the alternative solutions before practicing discrimination against people who have grown accustomed to being here

"Storage disks are a one-time cost, bandwidth is not."-

So what is the charge for doubling bandwidth?


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: ]
    #2121014 - 11/18/03 10:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i sincerly hope your frequent posting of "Goth pron" from suicide girls and other equally cool sites won't be one of the casualties of the new (and hopefully improved) version of OTD :smile: 


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #2121222 - 11/18/03 11:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Why not just put a donation button in the OTD people can click on and contribute to bandwidth.


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2121228 - 11/18/03 11:52 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

cause the problem people wouldnt bother... The honest ones would but aside from that it would be very unbalanced; unless it were mandatory (ugh)


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: blink]
    #2121351 - 11/19/03 12:48 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

If it were manditory it would be a payment rather than a donation. The idea is that by having a donation button, those who like OTD and feel so inclined can donate. Some will some won't, that is not the issue. The issue is that revenue will still be raised to subsidise the OTD, and that will certainly help the admins to go easier on it. Like a "collection plate" kind of thing.


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Re: idea for the OTD peeps [Re: ]
    #2121476 - 11/19/03 01:47 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

there is a chat room. the boards are better, though



this is true...message boards have always been far superior to chat rooms
(no matter which angle you look at it from)


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