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tlr online
21-10-04, 05:35
All done folks. Sorry it took so long, there were a lot of threads to reindex. Enjoy! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Neteru
21-10-04, 06:02
I had to go and watch TV. It was awful! :(

:D

ELEN
21-10-04, 13:07
Originally posted by Neteru:
I had to go and watch TV. It was awful! :( 7:02 in the morning? I'm wondering what you were doing that time. I know tlr is an owl, but you...? :D

I didn't notice anything http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

tlr online
21-10-04, 17:12
All the threads were re-indexed. Post counts updated. Member stat files updated. The last time I performed this action was about a year ago. It took an hour back then. Last night it took 4.5 hrs!!! I thought it would never end!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Draco
21-10-04, 17:15
What is the point of doing it? Or the advantages really.

tlr online
21-10-04, 17:22
It's quite an intensive process, but required for large forums. When threads are first posted to the forum, a search index is updated, and member stat files tagged with last post/all post flags for member searches, keyword searches... etc.

However, when threads are removed or edited, the search or member stat files are not updated, which leave residual data that - over a period of time - begins returning inaccurate search results.

The maintenance performed last nigh re-indexes and rebuilds all the files from scratch, replacing old data with new data (i.e. edited posts... last post counts.. etc)

Draco
21-10-04, 17:29
Ah, I spose I just figured that happened automatically.

tlr online
21-10-04, 17:33
It's too extensive a process to happen automatically. On busy forums, such as this one, it would virtually crash the server after every post.

Draco
21-10-04, 17:35
That would be a pain. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Neteru
21-10-04, 21:40
Originally posted by ELEN:
7:02 in the morning? I'm wondering what you were doing that time. I know tlr is an owl, but you...? :D LOL, I'm an owl too Elen, most often. Actually, TV was so appalling I watched a DVD I just bought instead. Beverly Hills Cop. Oh I so love 80's films. Like tlr I've been on a DVD buying spree too. Well, there's been so many good offers in the shops here lately. :D

andromeda_eats
22-10-04, 02:51
I was forced to do school work. It was the most productive 4.5 hours of my school year!
Would you consider re-indexing for a few hours every night around exam time? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

tlr online
22-10-04, 02:53
Originally posted by Neteru:
Like tlr I've been on a DVD buying spree too. Well, there's been so many good offers in the shops here lately. :D Indeed! Are you in the UK? HMV and Virgin are doing 3 for 20 atm, with most of the old classics thrown in.

Neteru
22-10-04, 03:20
Yes I'm in UK, but no Virgin or HMV here :( WHSmiths just had a three for 18, as did Sainsbury's and Woolworth's. All at the same time! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Now it's just Woolies with 2 for 12. Um, I bought quite a few and like you, have to, um, slow down. :D

tlr online
22-10-04, 03:29
I made me a list of what I've got. Wanna see?

Neteru
22-10-04, 04:45
Aw gwan :D Let's see what a shopoholic you really have been!

Joseph
22-10-04, 11:47
Also in my town, incredible sales. Hundreds of excellent dvd's. I quickly bought 3 movies, then i fled away from the tempation of buying a pile.
I bought:
MALENA - Giuseppe Tornatore. 5.99 euro's
ORIGINAL SIN - with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. 5.99 euro's
LEAVING LAS VEGAS. - with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. 2,50 euro's.
:eek:

Neteru
22-10-04, 21:29
Well I've been very tempted lately and succumbed Joseph. But don't worry, and think we are both moderate. You should see tlr's list http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif He puts us to shame. :D