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  • Limit on replies?

    How many replies to a thread does this version of vBulletin support? I notice that the Cocktail Bar thread has 7600-odd replies so far, and I know some other vBulletin boards look to lock threads after about 400-500 replies as the underlying database gets cranky if they grow much bigger than that, leading to lost content and restoring from back-ups. Are we in any danger of that here?
    I had this question from a reader. Is this something I need to think about?

    Thanks

    8ball

  • #2
    I'd also like to know. I have a thread which is called "Biggest thread!" which is for a reason , we currently have 10100 replies to it and I want to know if it is ok with backups etc? I know vB can handle threads with over 100000 replies though, look at this:

    http://forums.gtplanet.net/showthrea...&threadid=2298

    110000 replies and growing, and it still works fine...

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    • #3
      I don't know where your user gets his information but the database does not get "cranky" when a thread hits a certain amount of replies. The number of replies to a thread is irrelevant.

      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ead#post352251

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      • #4
        ...although I think the theoretical limit is 65,535 the way it's stored in the db; the number of views used to be limited to that because the view counter would just stop incrementing at that point.
        --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
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        • #5
          Nope, that wouldn't make sense, come to think of it, because posts to threads are referenced to threadids in the post table; views are just a counter (int(10) now). So I suppose however many rows you can have in a single MySQL table is the limit.
          --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
          Web Design Forums.net: vB Board of the Month
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          • #6
            The theoretical limit on the number of replies that forumdisplay shows a thread as having might be 65535 (I would have to double check that) but there is no limit on how many replies the thread actually has.

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