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Forum Upgrade Hiccup

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower May 19 2012 · 400 views

So I mentioned over here about some hiccups during the upgrade. Nothing major, but it was all your fault. Yes you, the blogging populace of BZPower.

Here's a quote from the IPS rep we worked with:

The long and short of all this is that the problem was with converting the tags in the blog. We've.. Still got problems there, and you have.. Somewhere around 69k tags.. Normally, I hit a site with 500 or 5000 tags.. Ok.. I can deal with that.. The sheer numbers here.. I had to get.. Shall we say.. Creative.


Geez guys, you got a little carried away over here, you think? :P

Anyway, they got through all the tags in the end, and hopefully it won't cause any problems in the future.

As a result of this, however, I have changed some settings for tags:
Maximum length per tag: 20 characters
Maximum tags per item: 5 tags

I think this should still be plenty for all your tagging needs.

We're not going to implement any new rules other than the above, but please try to take it easy with the tags.

Thanks!

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You could have gone slowly, instead of just dropping it on us. XD
I don't know how else you could have said it, but still. You're B6. You would have thought of something. XP

But I must admit to making lots and lots of tags myself. XD
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I like the new tag system actually.

And it makes it pretty much impossible to use tags as subtext. I'm sure that will annoy some, but it should mean less tags. :P
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Colette Llyan
May 19 2012 11:42 AM
Oh wow. xD

Luckily, I hadn't gotten into the tagging business before. I'm not sure what to do now, was gonna use them for the 'alternative titles' I used to have, but I think it might be best if I continue that, and simply use tags for normal things. If I run out of space, that's what categories are for. =P
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ChocolateFrogs
May 19 2012 11:46 AM
I for one much preferred the old system of blog "categories." :/

But 69k tags, whoa.

-CF
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Colette Llyan
May 19 2012 12:04 PM
^ There are still categories; I use them a ton. xD
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I just don't know what went wrong...
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The way I see it, tags have two purposes:
  • Actual organization of your blog entries.
  • Snarky/silly aside comments.
No prizes for guessing which is more fun.
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Yolanda Squarble Fried #1
May 19 2012 01:16 PM
I feel pretty proud of myself, actually. ^^
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XD, should have known all those silly tags would cause problems in the end. :P

The funny thing is... the only legitimate tag I've been using is just over 20 characters... oh well.

:music:
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I dunno if part of the problem was that descriptions from blog entries before the downtime seemed to become tags on the new system. At least I think that happened, certainly my blog has some weird things that I would never put as tags, because they're simply too long. But that would probably account for such large numbers of tags.
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The only good non-moderation-side thing to come of the last update and you go and take it away from us.

I HAT YOU ALL.

>:[
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No B6, we didn't get carried away at all.
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Voltex Oblige
May 19 2012 03:27 PM
Meh, I only ever use the categories anyway.
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Burnmad: Toa of Emoticons
May 19 2012 06:20 PM
Hat is a strong word, Bfa.

- :burnmad:
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You mean I can't tag my posts with "cool kids blog in the tags" anymore? :(

That's it, from now on I'm only tagging things with #BZPower, #Lego and #Arso Airport.
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