Delayed threads (and disabled posts) counts in BoardListPage statistics

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    Delayed threads not count in forum's statistics but yes count in general statistics (BoardListPage statistics). Works as designed? I think a thread not posted (delayed) should not count.

    Edit: The same applies to the disabled posts.

    Edited once, last by Aethior (December 27, 2014 at 12:17 AM).

  • Considering the thread/post state appear to make sense at a first glance, but this rises a few downsides:

    • Despite we have separate database columns to track disabled/deleted with an index, it slows down the queries required to retrieve the data
    • Disabling/Deleting a thread/post require the cache to be discarded and rebuild every time
    • In a small forum (lets say a few thousand posts) this can make a difference, but in the average forum and above the numbers won't really change

    Especially the second item in the list is a good reason to ignore the thread/post state and considering the almost inexistent impact on the actual outcome we have ultimately decided against.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • Considering the thread/post state appear to make sense at a first glance, but this rises a few downsides:

    • Despite we have separate database columns to track disabled/deleted with an index, it slows down the queries required to retrieve the data
    • Disabling/Deleting a thread/post require the cache to be discarded and rebuild every time
    • In a small forum (lets say a few thousand posts) this can make a difference, but in the average forum and above the numbers won't really change

    Especially the second item in the list is a good reason to ignore the thread/post state and considering the almost inexistent impact on the actual outcome we have ultimately decided against.

    I like to read a good explanation. Thanks. ;)

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