SPRING CLEANING

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Wayoshi

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Hello again, everyone - yes, not only am I alive here, I am now a mod again. 8)

Now that I have the ability, I am going to do MASS-MOVING, LOCKING, ARCHIVING, ETC. to get this board back into shape. There is a chance I will also create new boards. This will probably take place on Saturday the 29th.

I will not be activating maintenance mode or anything like that, nor, despite some people's suggestions, will I be banning anyone. The only fault for this semi-disaster is us - our whole administrative system, wiki, chat, and forum, easily gets unstable and shifts members often, and this place has been kind of neglected ever since chat has moved out of it. I, for at least my part, apologize for abandoning this place when it started to be a hassle for me to check all of the new posts, 90% of which were spam.

Expect:
  • Threads moved to its right board, deleted if entirely spam
  • new board(s) to break up big chunks of threads (where's a forum announcements board?)
  • new rules that are enforced more (not necessarily strict!)

Don't worry, the Off-Topic thread will stay - but that will be the ONLY place for stupid posts after this cleanup.

--Wa :yoshi:
 

3Dejong

THIS PERSONAL TEXT IS SILLY!
Thanks sir.

Suggestions:

BLOCK THREADS BEFORE DELETING. We'd like to kep our posts, ridiculous as they may be.

PLEASE POST IN ALL THREADS TO BE DELETED ON FRIDAY.

That's about it. plzthzkkbai
 

Ghost Jam

A call to action? A call to arms!
Retired Wiki Staff
3Dejong said:
BLOCK THREADS BEFORE DELETING. We'd like to kep our posts, ridiculous as they may be.
For some trouble makers, losing posts is a better punishment than a suspension.
 

Wayoshi

PM Pro
I won't be posting threads, because I'll be scanning through them on Saturday. And I completely agree w/ GJ, since I'm not banning I might as well reduce your "precious" post count as a consolation "prize". :rolleyes:
 

Ghost Jam

A call to action? A call to arms!
Retired Wiki Staff
I ran thought some of the older threads about a month ago. I tell ya, we need better criteria for what gets into the Topic Vault, not just 'well, it's locked, lol'.

Also, I seem to remember the old server having an option for pruning threads from before a certain date. That might be something to ask Steve about.
 

Wayoshi

PM Pro
Wouldn't pruning delete ALL threads before a specified date? That's not the goal here.
 

Guiliant

Shine Sprite
saaaaaad face

:(
 

Ghost Jam

A call to action? A call to arms!
Retired Wiki Staff
Yeah, but it can be assumed that any topic that hasn't have a response since the middle of last year is not needed anymore.

Also, can I assume Steve will be lending a hand with this? I don't think it's within our current permissions to create new boards.
 

PaperStriker

I propose for the location going here.
Wayoshi said:
I won't be posting threads, because I'll be scanning through them on Saturday. And I completely agree w/ GJ, since I'm not banning I might as well reduce your "precious" post count as a consolation "prize". :rolleyes:
Noooo!
Then I'd have less than 2000 posts again... ;_;
*runs away*
 

Ghost Jam

A call to action? A call to arms!
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Don't worry, we aren't going to just start deleting random unlocked threads. During the clean up, any threads that are to be sacrificed in the name of the sanity god will be locked first.

Troll threads, stupid crap, etc. will be deleted on site, no lock.
 

PaperStriker

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Ghost Jam said:
Don't worry, we aren't going to just start deleting random unlocked threads. During the clean up, any threads that are to be sacrificed in the name of the sanity god will be locked first.

Troll threads, stupid crap, etc. will be deleted on site, no lock.
OK, I'm soothed nao. :)
 

3Dejong

THIS PERSONAL TEXT IS SILLY!
PaperStriker said:
Ghost Jam said:
Don't worry, we aren't going to just start deleting random unlocked threads. During the clean up, any threads that are to be sacrificed in the name of the sanity god will be locked first.

Troll threads, stupid crap, etc. will be deleted on site, no lock.
OK, I'm soothed nao. :)
Huzzah!

Goodbye, "Almost" thread! Goodbye, "Official :bowser: Smiley Thread!"

LOL, I is gonna lose around 50 posts. XD
 

PaperStriker

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3Dejong said:
PaperStriker said:
Ghost Jam said:
Don't worry, we aren't going to just start deleting random unlocked threads. During the clean up, any threads that are to be sacrificed in the name of the sanity god will be locked first.

Troll threads, stupid crap, etc. will be deleted on site, no lock.
OK, I'm soothed nao. :)
Huzzah!

Goodbye, "Almost" thread! Goodbye, "Official :bowser: Smiley Thread!"

LOL, I is gonna lose around 50 posts. XD
Me too. xD
(what's to laugh about this, anyway?)
 

LuigiDude

Shy Guy
http://forum.mariowiki.com/index.php?topic=1958.0

Will that stay?
 

PaperStriker

I propose for the location going here.
Why did they delete the whole off-topic thread?
I had to say goodbye to 403 posts.
 

RudnickiMarioX06

MarioMan Italian I really am
Banned User
PaperStriker said:
Why did they delete the whole off-topic thread?
I had to say goodbye to 403 posts.
Now you know how I feel Paperboy. I'd have 1000 posts if mine didn't get deleted. Even the greatest insightful ones like that one about Italy. 3D do you mean you want him to 'lock' threads b4 deletion? dont tell a mod what to do
 

Wayoshi

PM Pro
There is still some work to do, but much has been done, also. Tomorrow a new & revised complete set of rules will be stickied here as the official guidelines for this forum.
 

3Dejong

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Wayoshi said:
There is still some work to do, but much has been done, also. Tomorrow a new & revised complete set of rules will be stickied here as the official guidelines for this forum.
Rule #567,421, as stated officially by Wayoshi:
All posts must contain some reference to male body parts.

>>;;, no. I sure hope you won't be acting up in chat anymore, Mr. Mod sir. Now that you're reinstated as a Big Man On The Wikilife, you have an image to fulfill.
 

PaperStriker

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RudnickiMarioX06 said:
PaperStriker said:
Why did they delete the whole off-topic thread?
I had to say goodbye to 403 posts.
Now you know how I feel Paperboy. I'd have 1000 posts if mine didn't get deleted. Even the greatest insightful ones like that one about Italy. 3D do you mean you want him to 'lock' threads b4 deletion? dont tell a mod what to do
*cough*
Paperboy? :mad: :mad: :mad:
And losing 403 posts wasn't the end of the world, actually.
 

Wayoshi

PM Pro
All done! A lot of stuff happened, I'll explain in another stickied thread...

LOCKED
 
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