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Thread length and forum performance


  • aaclayton
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    @aaclayton

    Hi everyone,

    I had a question about best practices for actually running a forum. On my boards I’ve got several topics which are getting exceptionally long (25+ pages). On other forums I frequent, I’ve seen that moderators often tend to close long threads and open a new topic as a continuation of the discussion. I assume this is considered a best practice for some performance reason. Should I consider adopting the same approach, or are bbPress topics/replies queried in a way that won’t be bothered by lengthy threads?

    If I should clip threads at a certain length, what’s a good ballpark number of replies at which to split the thread?

    Thanks!
    Andrew

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  • aaclayton
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    @aaclayton

    I’m still curious if anyone has an opinion on this issue. Is there a performance gain to be had from closing threads once they reach a certain number of replies and reopening fresh versions?


    Hubert Nguyen
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    @hubertnguyen

    Did you try benchmarking the page generation time? How many SQL requests did you get and what’s the overall page generation time? That would be a great starting point.

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