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Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:18 am
by Dragonfly_Dreams
What do you do with old posts made on your forum?

Do you delete them of put them in a certain section (I have made a rubbish bin section & move old posts to that section)

The reason i am asking this as if i delete old posts it deletes peoples post count.
And i am wondering if it is using up my bandwidth just sitting there.

Any ideas on how i can over come this? Please!!!

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:21 am
by Comkid
I would make a column in the users table, that increases every time someone posts, but when they delete posts it doesn't go down, or you can just stop deleting posts from making the user_posts go down or make a hidden forum where you put trash topics ;)

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:30 am
by Dragonfly_Dreams
I have made a hidden forum (as said in my first post) I have named it rubbish bin, but i am wnating to know if this is also using up my bandwidth each month (I am paying for a host)

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:56 am
by stevemaury
It uses disk space, not bandwidth.

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:16 am
by Dragonfly_Dreams
Thanks Steve, is there any way of getting rid of it without getting rid of peoples post count? :D

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:22 am
by Comkid
Refer to my first post:
Comkid wrote:I would make a column in the users table, that increases every time someone posts, but when they delete posts it doesn't go down

Re: Deleting or Trashing posts

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:14 am
by Dragonfly_Dreams
And how do i go about this? Where is the users table?