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    My database has become a little too large, and I was wondering if there's any way to prune threads/post and still keep the counters intact? I wanna be completely sure to keep the counters at the current numbers, so maybe I could strip out the bodies of the threads and posts that are older than a certain date, and just keep the headlines? I'm just thinking out loud here, any ideas are welcome.

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    This requires modifying the code. We cannot officially support code modifications or forums running modified code, however can try searching or asking for help with this over at
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    • #3
      So, you guys have no good ideas on how to do this?


      • #4
        They know how, but modified boards are not supported by Jelsoft, so they really can't answer.

        However, unless I've been seeing things, pruning threads does not lower the counters. I've pruned 100's and my users count remains the same, as do the forum stats. You just have to be careful and choose prune, not delete.


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