Monday, 14 June 2010

Blood letter & news clearout




As of right now there are over 3.5 million blood letters in the database & 7 million news items. That's quite a bit, not that it's a huge problem but as it grows even more those pages will start to load more slowly with people accessing it all the
time.

This is a 24 hour warning as to a new automated script being created to delete blood letters and news items every night.

News will be deleted after you've had it for 7 days, and blood letters will deleted after 4 weeks whether you've read it or not.

This will hopefully go into effect tomorrow night and I'll blog again letting you know exactly what will happen. Doing this will help keep the database clear and make the site run as fast as possible.

I suggest for the blood letters you want to keep, SAVE THEM NOW!

Let me know your feedback and thoughts of the time periods I've suggested.

Ash

EDIT: I have increased the amount of blood letters you can save to 100, see game updates.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would be great thanks.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the warning, off to notepad i go!

Mesayah(227156)

Shadow Stalker said...

do it

The Alchemist said...

Good idea

neno_ned said...

I think the deletion for unread and read mails should be different like 4 weeks for read mails and 6-8 for unread

Anonymous said...

could we get to save more than 50 BL then .

Aidric Aeternum said...

Agreed i like it.... explains the fault in blood letters earlier too lol

Stephenie Mirisha said...

This is a great idea Ash, I was trying to go open a blood letter and it was running slow, took me about 5 minutes to get there

Anonymous said...

its about time I was wondering what took so long to come up with this

Anonymous said...

24 Hours warning to sort out our BLs is kind of shortish ... give us a week or two maybe ? I mean, I've got 1500+ BLs to check, and also something akin to a real life, so 24 hours will make it just a mad scramble. :s

Kalann (87441)

Anonymous said...

this is a good idea, but maybe for those that go inactive, or maybe for the Blood letters and news updates that is a month old, but it shouldnt delete new thats hasnt been read, unless it is a month old. anything thats a month old, should go, but not every 4 weeks, even if it's been read or not, specialy with the people that do Coven games, and needs the blood letters to be kept untill they have read then and put the vampires names and points up on the coven score board. and i mean, you can only save a limited amount cant you?

galahad said...

Increase the amount of BLs we can save before implementing the BL delete script. Also, tt is hard to go over 600 BLs and find the important ones.

Aftershock "Spot" said...

http://reignofblood.net/forum.php?step=viewposts&thread=3880

I think the biggest problem with news is battle news, with the other news items being an insignificant amount... Why not make it so only battle news is deleted after a week? I know I sure don't want my news of so and so sent you 5mill to disappear after just a week.

Anonymous said...

My news is always deleted and my blood letters get deleted once a month anyhow. But this will work for those who don't do that. lol

Anonymous said...

brilliant i sometimes send junk to people without thinking and now they will deleted

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it make more sense for the players to delete the sent ones themselves, save you all the trouble from doing all of this?

Aftershock "Spot" said...

Anonymous (The one above me, unless someone else has posted before I had a chance to post this...), people have had the opportunity to delete their BLs themselves for years now... Has it been done? Well, there are 3.5million BLs saying no it hasn't been done.

PS. I really wish people wouldn't post under anonymous... What have you got to hide, hmm?
Comment as: Username/URL

Twizz (59875) said...

Wonderful! Even though I just deleted all of my BL's yesterday. ^^ Good work Ash, hopefully things works out right.

Oh and I agree with you Spot, people SHOULD use their RoB names or something, it's really annoying seeing anonymous everywhere.

Twizz (59875) said...

things work out**

(Sorry, had to fix that)

smug.

DarkAsh said...

DarkAsh (1) You can now save 100 blood letters (150 for VIP, 200 VIP+)

starwine said...

thanks for your hard work...

Aelfric Night~Jeeves said...

Just to make completely sure - this won't include Coven News will it?

DarkAsh said...

No this does not include coven news....... YET

Lydea Mey said...

Hey Ash.. I'll be honest, I didn't read any of the other comments (too many to care), but I was wondering why it is you don't have an option to delete the sent BL's? This would free up some space I imagine as well. If not, then perhaps a change I would like to see done if possible in the near future. Thanks

-Lydea

Aftershock "Spot" said...

Coven news is already automatically deleted after a certain amount of time or news items.

I still think this should only apply to battle news...
My Battle News has 1785 items.
My Latest News has 31 items.

If that is used as a standard, then that means only 1.7% of news items are latest news, with 98.3% being battle news. (if we ignore demeters because demeters is just pointless)

Theo DeathSpirit said...

Taking into consideration I have over 10K BLs I would love to have some more time than 24 hours to clear up which ones I want to keep if possible But as an idea and in consideration to the game's maintainance, I think it's a good thing.

DarkAsh said...

If you let it get to 10k you should have deleted the ones you don't want and be more orgasnised. You couldn't surely assume they'd never get deleted?

Anonymous said...

cool ^^

crunkrainbowxxx said...

cool

Aftershock "Spot" said...

Ash sure has a funny way of saying "It's people like you who are the cause of this problem. You have only yourself to blame"...

Anonymous said...

I kinda agree, I mean everytime I try 2 do something on here it's runnin' slow. But I think tht u shouldn't delete stuff tht the peeps haven't looked at yet. :P

Anonymous said...

24 hour notice, DarkAsh? I don't have as many BLs as Theo but I do have RL and I have to sort through my stuff.

Awesome idea to help speed up things, but at the same time... give us a bit more time? BLs are important.

Anonymous said...

New BL
Read
Respond
Delete

Sorted.

Anonymous said...

some more time to copy everything out would be appreciated

besides, did you think of having mailboxes with a max capacity? once it's reached people just cant receive bl's anymore.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a funny way, it was a polite way. Leave it to Spot to be a dick about it even though it had already been addressed tactfully.

Anonymous said...

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooo i need them

Anonymous said...

I've seen this same thing done on the ninja. seems like thats the only way of not taking up too much space and make things run faster. Figured this would happen sooner or later. Good move.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Ash can just clear out my 8500 or so Blood Letters all at once. I don't care about the time before deletion. I save all important BLs immediately after reading them. Perhaps some people should do the same. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

24 hours? Not really the best notification of time. Some people don't log in every day... they may miss this notice and lose their BL's? A lot of backlash.

Westmoreland said...

Yo Ash..... I need about a week's time before the BLs become deleted, I'm gonna go and save them right after school ends, which is this Wensday..... so give us some time to start saving our BLs onto Notepad and whatnot ok??? Seriously, read this quick before acting on the thing..... otherwise, u gonna get ALOT of Mad People.... Give us Time~ \/\/ }{

Anonymous said...

Please, a little more time to save BL's

Anonymous said...

Heres another idea...Maybe some people..
should actually read their B.L's .
If important..save it..if not delete the dam things.! good idea Ash...what are you people saving them that long for anyway ..?
To prove to yourself someone cares, and have something to look at over and over...? lol pretty sad..:P

Anonymous said...

OK, I have 1042 and have never deleted one ever . so i'm prolly one of the reasons it's a problem :P still...

ultor said...

sounds good to me

Anonymous said...

I am very new to RoB but speed of access sounds beneficial to all... thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

"anything thats a month old, should go, but not every 4 weeks"

4 weeks IS a month.

Anonymous said...

WE all need more time to save our bls let people save there BLS and there will backlash Ash

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