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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!
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It's coming: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1533362-bethesdanet-update-–-username-registration-soon/

 

Gstaff does hint that they'll try to make sure people are able to claim their own name. He specifically told someone to only take their own, which bodes well. Someone asked about it so we'll see how he answers.

Edited by Visceral Moonlight

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Not just coming, but soon, and within the "days to weeks" time frame I've told people in our chat area :P

 

Hope this goes smoothly.

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Thanks VM. They say late this week or early next week. I've followed the thread, so I'll post here if I find out before VM.

 

I am really curious to see what the new forums are like. Do you think they've switched to IPS 4.0 and just decided to start fresh? Migrating to 4.0 can be a pain, although Beth only has basic forums. I'm just speculating. :P

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I don't think migrating to IPS 4.0 is necessary since the entire forum will be fresh at least for forum content.  Remember, they have a forum search that has been broken for almost 3 years now, so starting fresh is what I would do if I were in their position.

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Migrating the Bethesda forums to 4.0 should be pretty easy, but yes, if they start fresh then they don't have to worry about that. I'm just wondering what the new forums are like given that they have chosen to start fresh rather than doing a migration.

 

It could be due to the broken search. I figured it was an issue with the Sphinx database, but given that it has been broken a long time, it must be something that Bethesda has decided isn't worth fixing.

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They said ESO already uses the platform and it uses Vanilla so it could be that.

 

I highly doubt the forum search has anything to do with this. The search broke in November of last year and, around the same time, IPS posted a fix for the search breaking in one of the board updates.

 

Beth.net last had its records updated in April of 2014, so I think that's around when this whole thing started.

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Oh boy. Maybe now I can claim Vincent instead of having to use VincentD like I do now.

 

On a side note, I don't really blame them for not porting the accounts over. If they're using proprietary software I can't imagine it would be very much fun converting the database over.

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Bethesda? Work over a weekend? :P

 

If they don't do it today, I'd expect to wait until Monday before that happens.

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So basically we haven't a clue when it'll happen?

Pretty much. I'm not sure GStaff actually knows yet either :P

Have you read Gstaff's latest post yet?

 

Damn... :ninja:

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