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The part where they're hidden from the threads list and forum search is what annoys me most. Locking old threads is one thing, but it's annoying to effectively lose the information in a search of the forum.

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I think Gobalopper mentioned that they were still included in search results. I haven't checked that myself though.

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Well, that certainly is not a good thing.

Yes, and that such importaint games as Dune II and Dune are tucked into the unpretentious sub-section of "Other Dune games".

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Yes, and that such importaint games as Dune II and Dune are tucked into the unpretentious sub-section of "Other Dune games".

That is actually quite logical, because FED2k was initially a Dune 2000 themed website and forum (FED2k = "First Ever Dune 2k (website)").

And the admins seem very reluctant to change the sub-forum structure, so this is probably going to remain as it is.

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Welcome back ant222. :)

Are there another ways to copy threads to save the informations that contain?

 

Maybe "Up" the threads is a temporary solution...

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(FED2k = "First Ever Dune 2k (website)").

Huh. And here I thought that referenced the Fedaykin :O

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Well there's a site history page where this is explained.

I also did not know this for quite some time, and apparently back in the day other Dune-related wesbites and fora would even call FED2k "Fedaykin2k", much to the irritation of the old-timers here :D

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Well, actually spelling it out anywhere on the commonly viewed parts of the site generally helps :P

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Anyway, is there the possobility to unlock those topics?

I thought that forum administrator could do anything... MrFlibble aren't you? :)

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drnovice, I'd love to help but I'm only a moderator. The forum engine does not allow me to do anything with archived topics.

 

If you just compile a list of all the topics you want un-archived I'll forward it to Gobalopper so that he may process them at once.

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On a note related to this... not sure if it's a new addition or not, but the full detailed search page now has an option to search in archives.

Though it would be much better if that were a checkbox to include the archives in the search, rather than the current radio button switching between the active forum and the archive, because, really, when you're searching for something, how would you know if it's already archived or not? -_-

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On a note related to this... not sure if it's a new addition or not, but the full detailed search page now has an option to search in archives.

Though it would be much better if that were a checkbox to include the archives in the search, rather than the current radio button switching between the active forum and the archive, because, really, when you're searching for something, how would you know if it's already archived or not? -_-

Whenever one wishes to find some informtation, one does not usually care whether it is in the archived or active section of the forum. On rare occasions one may desire to limit the search to recent postings, so it might be best to modify the radio button to Active threads and All threads, and to select the latter by default.

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Actually, from what I've seen the archive functionality's whole point is reducing database query strain... hence why it works like it works.

On this particular forum, though, I'm fairly sure the whole archive functionality is completely unnecessary.

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Actually, from what I've seen the archive functionality's whole point is reducing database query strain... hence why it works like it works.

On this particular forum, though, I'm fairly sure the whole archive functionality is completely unnecessary.

Could be, but I'm not actually aware of how many people browse vs how many post.

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Creating a new topic here seems somehow sacrilegious, like shouting in a silent hall. So forgive me for hijacking this space, since the stickied threads I might otherwise use have been archived.

 

It'll be this venerable site's 20th birthday in three years, if I remember correctly. Think that's enough time to plan a celebration?

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It's ridiculous how sticky threads can be "archived" -_-

but, yay, I guess?

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Oh silent hills hall, shall do receive my humble yodelling attempts in honour?

 

Ay - EEE - Oooo, Aaa, OHOHO, OO, AY, EeeEee, Ay, OooAaaYyyyyiiii !*

 

 

*translation: How will we celebrate the 20th birthday?

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I'm also unhappy with the topic archival function. I have brought this up in the mod/admin section today, but not idea whether the issue will be addressed. It seems that the administrators do not visit the board very frequently nowadays.

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in my opinion archived threads should  be  moved to archive  category that evryoone could browse  for stuff they look for. its pain   toc reate thread that was done    few years ago. hope this gonna be fixed  in future.

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