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  • Solarweb
    New Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 26
    • 3.6.x

    [Forum] What to do with a very long thread?

    Hello,

    Lately I´m experiencing serious problems with server loads and after read this post https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...+length+thread i´ve closed a thread with more than 12000 posts.

    What else should I do relating to this thread? May I divide into several small threads or no problem once it has been closed?

    Thank you very much for your support.
  • Merjawy
    Senior Member
    • Sep 2002
    • 2613

    #2
    That's a lot of posts in one thread... I would never let any thread grow that big or even close for load time reason.
    You can always split the thread into one or more, and close the first.

    The problem will remain as users access it. Try spliting it and link them with a link at the top of each thread. I have done this once or twice in the past and worked out just fine.
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    • Solarweb
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      • Oct 2007
      • 26
      • 3.6.x

      #3
      OK, thank you very much

      Does exists an easy way of split this 12000 post thread into 3 threads of 4000 posts each?

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      • Merjawy
        Senior Member
        • Sep 2002
        • 2613

        #4
        I would suggest you close your forum if you can or pick a not so busy time and do this.

        Change the number of posts per page to higher number (default is 15)
        AdminCP > Settings >> Options >> Thread Display Options > Maximum Displayed Posts Before Page Split (4000)

        This way you can have a shot at all 4000 in one page, mark them and split to another thread.

        Remember, the page load will take long time with 4000 posts to display (you been warned)

        Important: Don't forget to change the Max posts per page option back to 15 or whatever you had.
        To be or not to be... Where the hell is the question????
        My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too

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        • Solarweb
          New Member
          • Oct 2007
          • 26
          • 3.6.x

          #5
          Ok, i´ll do that way.

          Thank you very much for your support!

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          • Merjawy
            Senior Member
            • Sep 2002
            • 2613

            #6
            You're welcome. Good luck
            To be or not to be... Where the hell is the question????
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            • Solarweb
              New Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 26
              • 3.6.x

              #7
              I get an error, too much for our server

              Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 311296 bytes) in /home/.../includes/class_core.php(4633) : eval()'d code on line 420

              I´ll try with less posts per page.

              Thanks!

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              • Merjawy
                Senior Member
                • Sep 2002
                • 2613

                #8
                I thought that could happen. lower the number till you make it.
                To be or not to be... Where the hell is the question????
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                Xampp/Win-XP - Apache v2.2.21(Apache2Handler) - PHP:5.3.8 - MySQL:5.5.16

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                • Loco.M
                  Senior Member
                  • Mar 2005
                  • 4319
                  • 3.5.x

                  #9
                  How many post per page do you have now?
                  We have a thread with 23,000 post it in and it ran fine on vBulletin.
                  Are you on a low end hosting plan or something, what version of vBulletin are you running?
                  The latest version of the 4.x series should handle a large thread just fine.
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