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I have only 3 posts on the "Content | Follow" page and there remains only 2 pages of "My Content" where I used to have dozens of pages listed.  I marked a thread to follow while I was away and the thread is no longer available which is a real shame.

 

Will the forums be reset and the information made available after the PMDG 777 SP1 threads slow down or is the information gone for good?

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Robert, can you provide more information? What topic? Can you provide a screen shot?

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Hi Tom,

 

I can't remember the title of the thread that I was looking for.  As for my content, I used to have about 12 pages of threads that I had participated in and now it's down to 2 pages.  I can't remember how many posts I was following but it is sure more than the 3 or 4 that are on that page.

 

**EDIT**  I can see now that the content search is limited to 28-April-14, so that explains that part but I wonder what happened to the content that I am following?

 

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Mine too - last time I looked, having been posting here for over ten years, I had several pages of topic headings displayed in My Content (when I log in and go to my posts) with hundreds of posts listed. Now it says it is only showing topics posted since May 14 2014 and there are only seven. How do I get back to how it was before, and be able to see all the topics I have started or contributed to? That was very useful..

 

Thanks

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(Bumping)

 

When I go to 'My Content' why does it now say (this is new):

 

There have been 9 items by martinlest2 (Search limited from 20-May 14)

 

... is this a fault or a new 'feature'? If there is a way to extend the search beyond the apparent 3 month limit, I can't find it.

 

It's not an improvement, whatever - I used to find it really useful to locate my posts over the past ten years or more this way. Now I can't...

 

Thanks.

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This is the help with the forums section.. anyone at AVSIM gonna help then?

 

Thanks,

 

M. :-)

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This is the help with the forums section.. anyone at AVSIM gonna help then?

 

Thanks,

 

M. :-)

 

We have limited the period shown in your content because we are trying to keep system loads from getting out of hand. Having a search history that goes back to the beginning of time just adds more load on the system and for 99.9 percent of users, is a waste of system resources. How's that for help?

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Well Tom, the answer's good, but the action is dubious (IMHO). I am sure I am not the only one (obviously not, as I am not the O/P: where does the "99.9% of users" finding this a waste of resources come from? I doubt 99.9% of users are even aware of the system resources needed to run whatever page of AVSIM they select) who found being able to find all my previous posts, so as to keep up to date, useful - I had even bookmarked the page on my bookmark toolbar. I do subscribe to most of my posts, but even so...

 

So, as a long-standing member can I just register my 'no vote' to what you have done. Isn't there another way to save on 'system loads'??

 

Thanks for the reply..

 

Martin

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We have had two people, you and Robert, ask about this in the over two months that we have had this new limitation in place. I think that speaks for itself. Anything we do to "limit system load" gives rise to someone finding fault with what we have done.

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OK, forget I spoke then!! Far be it from me to find fault with anything you do at AVSIM! I have posted enough praise in  the past 11 years that I might be allowed a small, disappointed comment, I'd have thought!

 

Martin

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OK, forget I spoke then!! Far be it from me to find fault with anything you do at AVSIM! I have posted enough praise in  the past 11 years that I might be allowed a small, disappointed comment, I'd have thought!

 

Martin

Whoa.. Hang on Martin. I am not telling you that you are not entitled to comment, criticize, or castigate us. I am saying that we make changes to improve the performance for all, and anytime we do make a change, someone is disappointed or disturbed by it. Two people have commented on this change. What conclusion should I draw?

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Yes, well, I wasn't 'finding fault' (that sounded so negative) so much as registering my disappointment that this useful feature has gone - not an improvement to AVSIM for sure. Did it really use up so much of AVSIM's resources? Having contributed to the new server after the last hack and crash, I thought we'd be good for years - but of course I am not sitting where you are so am probably being too optimistic.

 

Maybe no one else has bothered to 'protest' - and maybe the two of us who have really are the only ones who found the listing really useful. Well, I am sorry you've limited it, but if no else is bothered, then of course that particular feature has gone for good I guess. Pity - but I'll doubtless survive!

 

M. :-)

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Wonderful!!!! Thanks a lot Tom!!!

 

I am sure plenty of folks must use this feature, even if they haven't come forward to say so...

 

M. :P

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Greetings!

 

Although I have been registered on the Library and have also used these forums for several years, I only recently registered as a member on the forums.

 

This morning I spent a decent amount of time browsing the forums, and following threads I was highly interested in, so as to come back later to utilize the information they contained. Unfortunately, when I go into my 'Content I Follow", I find only 6 threads! You can't imagine my disappointment! A quick search of the forums brought up this thread.

 

So, my question is this: Are we limited to the number of threads we can follow? And if so, what would that number be?

 

Thank you.

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Content you follow is content that you have actively marked to follow. There is no limit to the amount of content that you can mark (that I can remember that is). But, it is NOT content that you have simply read. You have to mark it, so if you only have six topics in your list, that is because you have only marked six.

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Yes, I know this. I followed each thread I wanted to follow, even setting my notifications on each one for "weekly"!

 

Really don't know what happened here. I was going through the MS FSX forum, checking out each thread.

 

Oh well, I will go through the threads again, because there is some excellent information available.

 

Thanks for a speedy response, anyway!

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I have searched this site over and over for a way to easily find the topics that I originated. But so far have not been able to find one. How do you get to this My Content thing? And also FWIW I also think the limit is a poor idea and should be a way to override it.

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I have searched this site over and over for a way to easily find the topics that I originated. But so far have not been able to find one. How do you get to this My Content thing?

In the top right corner you'll find a spopt labelled with your usernam (right abvoe the search bar). If you click on your username, a menu opens, where you can select - among others - "My Content".

Another option would be going to your profile, and selecting "Topics" or "Posts" in the bar on the left (showing your laste few posts/threads you opened), or "Find Content" in the right corner of the profile page. This is the one affected by a certain limit, and I do not think that this will ever change, as Tom has explained earlier.

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Hi. Last year Tom had a change of heart (which was nice) and I could find all my content over the past eleven years. Now, has there been a change of heart? I can only see the past 12 months again in My Content...

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Hi. Last year Tom had a change of heart (which was nice) and I could find all my content over the past eleven years. Now, has there been a change of heart? I can only see the past 12 months again in My Content...

If you had been following the Forums regularly, you would have read a post made by Tom/Admins giving fair warning to save past posts and content as there was a dateline prior to which all content and posts would be lost for good.

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If I had, I would have, but I haven't....I have been working abroad since last April and haven't been coming onto the forums so much whilst away from home (and my main FS PC).

 

That is very sad!! Ten years of my posts gone? A lot of wisdom was contained there (mostly not mine - people who had replied!) 

 

:-(

 

Martin

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If I had, I would have, but I haven't....I have been working abroad since last April and haven't been coming onto the forums so much whilst away from home (and my main FS PC).

 

That is very sad!! Ten years of my posts gone? A lot of wisdom was contained there (mostly not mine - people who had replied!) 

 

:-(

 

Martin

I'd have been in a similar boat as I too spend a fair bit of time abroad. I just caught a lucky break when I spotted that alert.

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If I had, I would have, but I haven't....I have been working abroad since last April and haven't been coming onto the forums so much whilst away from home (and my main FS PC).

 

That is very sad!! Ten years of my posts gone? A lot of wisdom was contained there (mostly not mine - people who had replied!) 

 

:-(

 

Martin

Good grief. Could you do a bit of research before declaring stuff like this? Your "POSTS" are not gone. "PM's" over a year or so are. There is quite a bit of difference.

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