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User Info: NeoDhaos

NeoDhaos
4 weeks ago#1
This is a completely inaccurate representation of how active a board is.

Take the PC board for example: Going by the board list, it has 140K topics and 2.32M posts.

In reality, it only has 215 active topics, and however many posts are in those.

Seems like a sensible change to me.

User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
4 weeks ago#2
What is the goal of this? Because I've never taken "total messages" to mean "this is a level of activity". To be honest, I don't really see the value of topic and message count so changing from one meaningless number to another meaningless one doesn't seem like much value.
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User Info: NeoDhaos

NeoDhaos
4 weeks ago#3
vlado_e posted...
What is the goal of this? Because I've never taken "total messages" to mean "this is a level of activity". To be honest, I don't really see the value of topic and message count so changing from one meaningless number to another meaningless one doesn't seem like much value.
Well, back in the day (before topic archiving was implemented) it was certainly an indicator of how active a board was. That's what I've always taken it to mean.

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Eevee-Trainer
4 weeks ago#4
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DragonAtma
3 weeks ago#5
*anti-sign*

Even if most of the posts are archived, they're still old posts you can read for enjoyment.
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User Info: The_Mighty_KELP

The_Mighty_KELP
3 weeks ago#6
I'd be for an addition to the board list that tracks active messages and topics, but not an outright replacement. I think it's useful information to see how many archived topics and messages a board has, and would not want that to go away. If you could click a button or set a preference to see only active messages and topics, that'd be fine, and so would adding another column that tracks those alongside a board's archived topics and messages, that'd be fine, too. But I'm against just doing away with the current info.

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ironyisntdead
3 weeks ago#7
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User Info: -hotdogturtle--

-hotdogturtle--
3 weeks ago#8
I would support either a site display setting to choose whether or not to include archived topics in the message counts, or a new display (yet to be invented) to allow you to see the number of non-archived topics on demand without changing the overall layout.
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User Info: NeoDhaos

NeoDhaos
1 week ago#9
-hotdogturtle-- posted...
I would support either a site display setting to choose whether or not to include archived topics in the message counts, or a new display (yet to be invented) to allow you to see the number of non-archived topics on demand without changing the overall layout.
This is reasonable to me. If I could edit the OP, I would change it to an option that can be turned on and off.
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