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Old 27 May 2017, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ASL View Post
One stupid question, though, why did the old board retain posts forever but this one seems to have some weird algorithm for deleting old posts that is not based solely on age? Some of those posts in fauxtography are ancient, for instance.
I asked this years ago, but it seems to have disappeared.

Seriously, I asked on the old board, and asked again here after trying to find old discussions. On both boards, if the topic had something to do with an UL, or debunking of a rumour, it typically would be kept. If it was just chatter, debate or conversations, on both boards they had a lifespan.

On one (not sure which version of the board), it required moderator interaction to delete. On the other, there were "rules" in the software that let it expire.

So, as I see it, the Urban Legends section would be kept, the non-UL section kept based upon topic and the SLC would have a lifespan whereby. I haven't dug in too deeply to confirm this. But that is my understanding after I asked last time.