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OnMAA
10-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Used to be able to converse via a message board one on one with other posters. Visible via a person's profile, but you could adjust privacy settings. This message board was introduced during the last major overhaul of this board about two years ago. Used it recently (about a month or so ago).

Just noticed that it has "Vanished". Been like that for at least about a week or so. Did I miss the memo ?, Did it get removed ?. I did not change any of my own settings, which had it set up as "visible by friends only".

mattj711
10-22-2012, 08:37 AM
I was wondering the same thing.

Ralph Baer
10-22-2012, 05:00 PM
I assume that you are referring to the personal messages. A poster naqmed gangnam (since removed) was spamming there, and they may have cut it off for that reason.

OnMAA
10-22-2012, 09:46 PM
I assume that you are referring to the personal messages. A poster naqmed gangnam (since removed) was spamming there, and they may have cut it off for that reason.

Thanks RPI Ralph. As a poster with 139 Thousand plus posts :eek: , you must know a thing or two about this board. Even at 100 posts a day that would take almost 4 years to accomplish.

D2D
10-22-2012, 11:08 PM
Even at 100 posts a day that would take almost 4 years to accomplish.

Or conversely at 4 posts a day it take almost 100 years to accomplish! :eek:

OnMAA
10-22-2012, 11:16 PM
Or conversely at 4 posts a day it take almost 100 years to accomplish! :eek:

Decided to look up the Ralph "stats". Member since 1999, averaging 28.83 posts per day over a 13 year period to get to 139,276. Wow. Makes my 1.4 posts a day over the last 7 years look like nothing.

Ralph Baer
10-23-2012, 05:56 AM
Decided to look up the Ralph "stats". Member since 1999, averaging 28.83 posts per day over a 13 year period to get to 139,276. Wow. Makes my 1.4 posts a day over the last 7 years look like nothing.

Most of the posts have been on Association threads and RPI men's team game threads. Little of enduring value.

ARM
10-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Little of enduring value.In a world where even "Hall of Fame" threads get archived, how enduring is any of this? We forget what was said, but at least there is a counter to remind us of how many times it was said. :D

OnMAA
10-23-2012, 09:03 AM
In a world where even "Hall of Fame" threads get archived Big pet peeve of mine, as some past threads have real good value.

One of the reasons I joined way back when is to get educated on recruiting and how it works. Some past threads around that subject were very educational, and sure gave good guidance towards best practices to ensure we made informed decisions.

Ralph Baer
10-23-2012, 01:34 PM
In a world where even "Hall of Fame" threads get archived, how enduring is any of this? We forget what was said, but at least there is a counter to remind us of how many times it was said. :D Good point. I assume that you mean "purged" not "archived". If they actually are archived I'd like to know where. Besides for the 9/11/01 thread which was mostly rescued, the rest seem to have vanished.

ARM
10-23-2012, 01:40 PM
I assume that you mean "purged" not "archived".Yeah, probably. Sometimes the selected archive device is /dev/null.

RStarr
10-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Thanks RPI Ralph. As a poster with 139 Thousand plus posts :eek: , you must know a thing or two about this board. Even at 100 posts a day that would take almost 4 years to accomplish.
Or conversely at 4 posts a day it take almost 100 years to accomplish! :eek:

Decided to look up the Ralph "stats". Member since 1999, averaging 28.83 posts per day over a 13 year period to get to 139,276. Wow. Makes my 1.4 posts a day over the last 7 years look like nothing.math?? smh! :mad:

Little of enduring value.Love me some Baer :o

In a world where even "Hall of Fame" threads get archived, how enduring is any of this? We forget what was said, but at least there is a counter to remind us of how many times it was said. :Dthis...


I'm still averaging ~4 posts/day :D

OnMAA
10-23-2012, 09:36 PM
I'm still averaging ~4 posts/day :D And that after a 2 year hiatus...However, you are still a 2 full digits behind Da Bear. :D