Names for the Sequel

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Postby jimmy8159 » Sat Nov 01, 2003 2:42 pm

All of it?!? When it was closed I think it was around 150 pages :o. Best set aside an evening.
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Postby poortwistedme » Sat Nov 01, 2003 3:52 pm

I believe it was 199 or something like that.
I never bothered to read it when it was still alive.

So does anyone have a link to the git?

(Edited by poortwistedme at 9:16 pm on Nov. 1, 2003)
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Postby Cold Fusion » Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:04 pm

It reached 196 pages IIRC.

Also, it has been pruned off the forum, so unless you go looking around web archives, there's no way of reading it. Only the first few pages were any good anyway.
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Postby poortwistedme » Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:27 pm

Hang on - is pruned and deleted the same thing?
Because the movie quote thread is gone, invisible, umpumpable, but you can still reply
Did the same thing happen to the git?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:33 pm

I am not sure how these forums work, but it seems that prunning does not delete threads, as most threads are still accessible.  There may be a seperate delete function, as Icepick seemed to think prunning would free up harddrive space.  The only way to find out about the GIT would be to find a link for it and see if it is still valid.  That I have done and it is indeed gone.  Although threads before it (like the old FAQ) and after it are still here.  I am not sure what the system for total deletion is, if indeed there is a system.  :)

(Edited by Stewsburntmonkey at 11:51 pm on Nov. 2, 2003)
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Postby poortwistedme » Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:00 am

I tried to go back a few topic numbers before a one where someone asked why the git was closed, to maybe find it, but many of them are empty!

What was it Luigi did exactly?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:22 am

The topic numbers are generally assigned sequentially.  With the invisible thread exploit people were able to create threads with any number they choose.  This was used with a thread number higher (much higher) than the numbers then being used, and so it created large holes in the thread numbers.  The GIT was thread 2490.  :)
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Postby poortwistedme » Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:44 am

But if the invisible threads are invisible for everyone then someone could just spam a random invisible thread and increase his post count to 5000 in a week.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:56 am

Yes, but as they have not been blocked that is not an issue, although you could spam on the currently invisible threads, but what's the point.  It would be fairly obvious what you were doing (your post count increasing at a much faster rate than it should be), also your name still appears as the last poster on the main page which is another sign you are up to something.  :)
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Postby hackerboy » Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:19 am

Edit: took out stupidness, nothing left.

(Edited by hackerboy at 2:56 am on Nov. 10, 2003)
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Postby Miah » Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:59 am

Gee, I dunno, hackerboy, why do you post on 9 month old threads?

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