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Exactly, when Scott tried to rebuild the database all post counts were retotaled, from the posts you made here only. I can go back to our ezboard site and see how many posts you had their and add them in once again. I have to have Chris give me admin powers for over their though first. I only lost about 1300...
 

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Sorry about that guys.

Let me explain what happened and I look forward to some ideas you may have.

For the most part the only people effected were people who were here from the old EZ board.

Although some peoples count may have gone down due to the fact a few months ago we let the person who started a thread to delete their own thread, when that happened all the posts in the thread were deleted as well.

When the reindex was done it did not count the Ezboard posts, and also it noticed that your posts which were removed are gone and thus adjusted your post counts accordingly.

Part of me wants to fix your post counts because you guys have contributed a lot, the other part of me says why bother. The reason for the why bother is not because I am lazy and don't want to fix them, but the why bother comes because we should be reindexing the site at least once a month, when you do a reindex it cleans up the database and can fix any database errors that may be there (which we don't even know about YET...)
Of course each time we do a reindex then the post counts will be off again, so its a catch 22.

If we do reindex we keep our site healthy and keep problems from forming. Of course if we fix peoples post counts the next time we reindex they will all go wierd again.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

I was planning on doing some more work tonight, but I was just paged into work, if the problem is what I think it is I will be there a long time tonight. (Arggg)

The funny thing about this entire thing is while some folks lost some of their post count, the Ghost Rage account went from 0 posts to 1160. :D

Hang in there guys.
 

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I think it's time for a fresh start. Sure, I was looking forward to reaching 1500, a goal that will now have to wait until September or October, but I think this is fairer, and gives people who never saw the EZBoard a chance to get competitive post counts.
 

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Thanks:) And I understand the work thing! I do want to emphasize that NOBODY. Not the admins, not the moderators, not the gold members, not those who complain a lot should have their post count changed. Sure, it would be nice for us. But in an unselfish way, it really is time for a clean start. Those who have never even heard of EZBoard were found comparing their post counts to ours. This really should be viewed as "spring cleaning" for this board, and done on a regular basis to keep post counts correct. Of course, the rebuild did nothing to get rid of the Ghost of Rage! He still has no name and registered in '69 according to my old PM, and all his posts still show unregistered.
 

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I think if the counts from EZ Board get lost when you reindex, I see no good reason to keep adding them back in.
 

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Originally posted by Mark
I think it's time for a fresh start. Sure, I was looking forward to reaching 1500, a goal that will now have to wait until September or October, but I think this is fairer, and gives people who never saw the EZBoard a chance to get competitive post counts.
I never saw it as a competition, but I guess I do now! Only 7 more posts to go until I'm one of the Top 10 posters! :D
 
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