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White Gold Wielder
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I am putting out the call for discussion on voluntary pruning of Pony threads. My goal is to reduce the number of posts in the Pony by 10,000 at least and 20,000 with effort.

Let’s start with threads with posts numbering in the hundreds with those over 1000 posts being looked at first. We’re never going to make much difference by removing threads with less than 100 posts, so let’s not even consider them at this time.

Please post a link to the topic in question and any comments you wish. Then we will briefly discuss whether there is ANY reason to keep the topic. Usually if there is ANY value in a thread, it will be kept, but we have got to all try to not be OVERLY emotional about these things.

If no one can come up with a rational reason to keep a topic, it will either be deleted by the topic-starter or me.

Totals thus far:
Deleted or Restarted: 22000+ Posts (I'm no longer counting)
Saved or Preserved: 1589 Posts


Here is the list of remaining nominated topics:
(Link - # of Posts - Topic Starter)

Person below you - 1600 Posts - Viscount Vachilles

Battle of the Pics, Round Two! - 806 Posts - Eleanor Gamgee

What I IMAGINE you look like... (Part 3.14) - 1082 Posts - Turambar

Italiano Cafe - 521 Posts - Mystic Hunter

*SAVED* Girls = Meat? - 1017 Posts - Viøla

The Sadie Hawkins Dance IV: Happy Not New Years! - 602 Posts - Elessar

Mel Gibson's THE PASSION of the CHRIST - 353 Posts - Deraj the Plaid

The Dark Tower Inn (II) - 996 Posts - The DarkQueen Iauraearien

The Denominational Inn - 367 Posts - The Mighty Müsnud

what you've never done before - 246 Posts - *Tintalle Thúle

The Non-Believers' Inn - 278 Posts - Justin Warrick

*SAVED* The Debatable Inn - 572 Posts - Lugbúrz

The Innkeepers' Inn - 275 Posts - Estella Brandybuck

Gollum and Saruman`s inn... - 516 Posts - ChrispyCream

Name that Quote! - 554 Posts - Eleanor Gamgee

The Original Riddle Game Revived - 438 Posts - Estella Brandybuck

The "Deflated" House of Joy - 528 Posts - The Mighty Müsnud

Questions for Christians - 2 - 369 Posts - Imbëar

Politics and Religon Poll - 355 Posts - Justin Warrick

Religion Poll - 274 Posts - Justin Warrick

The original and official Matrix thread of goodness - 274 Posts - ChrispyCream

The Matrix: SEX0RS - 316 Posts - Deraj the Plaid

Reconstruction - 307 Posts - Tuor

Name That Face II - 454 Posts - Imrahil of Dol Amroth

Le French Poll - 271 Posts - Nash Rómerandir

WOMEN! - 275 Posts - Dolmed

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White Gold Wielder
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BTW, a lot of threads could be restarted, ala most of the game threads.

On a similar topic, there are more than a few citizens who are adept at personal archival of threads and could offer advice for those who wish to save a personal copy of a humongoid thread.

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Even if some lengthy threads that are more 'chatty' were restared, it would be good.
Also, Citizen of the Moment or person Above you part 2 thread could be restarted/deleted...

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White Gold Wielder
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What about the 1600 post beast, Person below you,
or the original 4000 post behemoth, Person above you?

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Roll of Honor Aranel Charis
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most likely they could be deleted too... []
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If threads with pictures take up more room, surely the "Battle of the Pics" thread could and should be axed. Particularly as there is a "Battle of the Pics Round Two.
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Orofacion of the Vanyar
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I've deleted my only big Pony thread of about 7 pages. Just doing my part. []

As glorious and provocative a thread as this one is, it could be deleted, or restarted if it must.

Here's so more:

Following Game

Outlaw Chat Thread: This particular thread was restarted but the older ones were not deleted. One should of course contact the participants of course.

This beast is on page 22.

That's the first 40 pages of the Pony. All of the ones I've mentioned are above 1000 posts.

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Guinevere
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The Interview with the vampire thread ( here ) was supposed to be deleted...I think. Neytari has been doing them lately and whenever she starts a new one she deletes the old.

Edit: The What I imagine you look like thread could start over.
-Guin

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Faramir Took
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Ask Nash before you delete Outlaws, he might have plans for it...
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Ingaran Nolofinwë
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This is a 500 and some thread, hasnt been posted in for almost a year.

here

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Hylian Hero
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Im sure Keo wont mind Remaking the Order of the Llama .

And restarting The Japanese Garden (despite the talk of anything Japanese) would do good.

If someone could get in contact with Mystic Vala, mabe he/she could remake the Person Above you and Battle of the Pics, if not then i guess well decide wholl take over them later.

I cant name anyone who would miss An Online Dating whatever it was called....

Hope this helps.....mabe not...at least I tried....

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Ingaran Nolofinwë
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Im sure someone could restart this if they wanted too.

oops, I did read through, just missed that one []

E- A more efficient way of doing this might be to find out what threads people want to keep.

[ 05-26-2004, 06:27 PM: Message edited by: Ingaran Nolofinwë ]

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Actually, a brutally efficient method would be to turn the Pony over to Thorin for about an hour. [] [] []
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Orofacion of the Vanyar
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Perhaps you all should reread what was posted already, most of those were brought up. It helps looking through a thread before you post so as to reduce redundancy.

Wandering Tuor,

Brilliant!

[ 05-26-2004, 06:12 PM: Message edited by: Orofacion of the Vanyar ]

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Hylian Hero
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[] I couldnt tell you linked it cause it said "This" and "This" could mean ANYTHING [] but im sorry.....
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WGW, mine has 979 right now and I promise to watch it and let it go over 1000. I'm ready for a new one anyway.
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Lady Baggins of the Shire
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quote:
And restarting The Japanese Garden (despite the talk of anything Japanese) would do good.

Actually, we are planning to move that thread to the Floating Log since it seems to be only useful in welcoming newbies. It also is a place to relax, but we do alreayd have many threads in the Pony like that.

If you would like, WGW, I am sure Iris would be happy to move the Japanese Graden to the Floating Log upon your command. **curtsies(spelling?)*

Also, the Birthday threads should be deleted for those were only good for one day.

[ 05-26-2004, 06:46 PM: Message edited by: Lady Baggins of the Shire ]

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And i think that Comic Con is over, so mabe they can start a new thread next year...hope this helps.....mabe not...at least I tried....
Please don't delete the comic-con thread. That convention isn't untill July and there is some information in there we would like to keep up. I'm sure that something could be done with it after the convention is over but please please please don't do anything with it yet.
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Lost, maybe start a new one and then just link the old one.
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Hylian Hero
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fixed (sorry i thought it was sometime in march or something [] )
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Well, what about the What are you listening to? thread? It's getting on in size and very little of real value.
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Guinevere
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Also, the Birthday threads should be deleted for those were only good for one day.
That should probably be up to whomever the thread was dedicated too. Some people find those sentimental.

I'd like Comic Con to stay up too. Like Losty said, it has information.
Girls = Meat has gotten pretty long.
Theres also the Sadie Hawkins dance
And the thread about The Passion of the Christ
The dark tower Inn could at least be restarted along with the Denominational Inn
-Guin

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quote:
quote:

Also, the Birthday threads should be deleted for those were only good for one day.

That should probably be up to whomever the thread was dedicated too. Some people find those sentimental.
There are past discussions about that. Personally I think it's a good idea to recycle birthday threads.

Besides, they don't usually get all that long

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That's the first 40 pages of the Pony. All of the ones I've mentioned are above 1000 posts.
I looked from page 40 on and none get past 500.....most barely make it to 100 or 200. So it seems the largest threads are toward the top.

[ 05-26-2004, 07:28 PM: Message edited by: Lostfiniel ]

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Well, what about the What are you listening to? thread? It's getting on in size and very little of real value.
Actually, I very much enjoy that thread, and I've discovered tons of new music by listening to what I see other people listening to there. It could definitely be restarted though...
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These aren't too long, really, but they all have near or more than 250 posts.

useless facts? Though neat and funny, it doesn't really serve a purpose...a lot of it was already lost, I believe, a while ago when MT had all those problems.

What you've never done before This game hasn't been posted in for a long time. If people want to keep it, it could be restarted...

Non-Believers Inn This hasn't been posted in for a long time, though could be restarted.

TORcers Any reason this should stay? (Edit: Actually, this thread is good MT history. - WGW)

War thread Hasn't been posted in, and we have a lot of them. (307 posts)

Debatable Inn Hasn't been posted in; could be restarted at least. (572 posts)

InnKeepers Inn

of Twitterpation and the Y chromosome Any reason to keep this? ( [] )

All right, I think that covers going backwards until page 30.

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