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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by 3Di » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:17 pm

Gaia has 2,372,764,573 articles posted with 30,514,812 registered users.

Most users ever online was 532,396 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:40 pm
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by kinerity » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm

I doubt they have any of the base code remaining.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:58 pm

kinerity wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm
I doubt they have any of the base code remaining.
To be that large you are probably right. I remember Lanzer's posts years ago about all the changes they had made to that point and I think they were close to hitting a billion posts. But I think all of their added functionality and other things required many of the changes and not the sheer size of the data. With our 400 million posts its true we have changed alot of the base phpbb code but there is still a considerable amount that remains. Many of our changes were for functionality reasons and also for Wincache integration.

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by Mick » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:40 am

Are they genuine membership numbers?
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by 3Di » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 am

kinerity wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm
I doubt they have any of the base code remaining.
Not for sure because of numbers,
just some changes about numeric type casting here and there (DB and files) can accomplish with those numbers.

Since ..
3Di wrote:
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Gaia has 2,372,764,573 articles posted with 30,514,812 registered users
.. they passed the limit of an INT:%d int(%d) -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,648

I can say for sure they are using bigint, instead..
BINT bigint(20) -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

That's just for the functionality per se.

Instead what they did with the core base should be something that relates to their particular type of board/site/gfxs.
This has been discussed somewhere, at those times - already. Nothing a do with numbers as far as I know.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:49 pm

3Di wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 am
kinerity wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm
I doubt they have any of the base code remaining.
Not for sure because of numbers,
just some changes about numeric type casting here and there (DB and files) can accomplish with those numbers.

Since ..
3Di wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Gaia has 2,372,764,573 articles posted with 30,514,812 registered users
.. they passed the limit of an INT:%d int(%d) -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,648

I can say for sure they are using bigint, instead..
BINT bigint(20) -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808

That's just for the functionality per se.

Instead what they did with the core base should be something that relates to their particular type of board/site/gfxs.
This has been discussed somewhere, at those times - already. Nothing a do with numbers as far as I know.
Many of Lanzer's changes were for performance reasons - at least that is what he alluded to in his posts. We found the same to be true as well

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by MarkDHamill » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm

I guess I'm amazed the forum has never been pruned. Or maybe it has. I imagine the tables are partitioned into many tablespaces.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:26 pm

MarkDHamill wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm
I guess I'm amazed the forum has never been pruned. Or maybe it has. I imagine the tables are partitioned into many tablespaces.
He also had implemented several aggressive caching strategies. Reading his post on phpbb2 tweaks back in the day is what led us to develop caching implementation into our board using Wincache.

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by RMcGirr83 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Also, IIRC they are using multiple servers.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by kinerity » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:01 pm

3Di wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 am
Not for sure because of numbers
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Nothing a do with numbers as far as I know.
I wasn't basing my opinion on numbers. ;)
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by garydevitt » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:34 am

Gaia has 2,372,764,573 articles posted with 30,514,812 registered users.

Most users ever online was 532,396 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:40 pm

Holy moly....

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by STN » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am

https://forum.cheatengine.org

3.2 Million members, 3M posts.

You will find a lot of old boards running phpbb

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by kinerity » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:31 pm

STN wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am
3.2 Million members
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