|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
|Quote (Cubist @ July 10 2018,19:04)|
|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 10 2018,10:55)|
|I think I'm going to have to remove the "All" links from the forum view pages. When the multi-hundred page threads get a hit, it takes a pretty major amount of database processing to fulfill those, so when the bots come indexing the server gets choked. They have been a convenience, but now the inconvenience is outweighing the convenience.|
Idea: For each thread, automatically generate a complete copy of pages 1 thru (N-1). Whenever someone clicks on the “all” button, retrieve that almost-all copy from storage, and append whatever the content of page N is.
How much of a hassle would that be to implement?
That is an option I've been kicking around for a while. The "All" option actually required me to make a new Ikonboard action to fulfill it, but that action simply needed to tweak existing code for getting a smaller page range. I'm not sure how much effort would be needed to have Ikonboard point to the *right* static page per topic.
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