Why is there a 30 page limit?

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  1. whatever

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    I'm just curious what the reason for the 30 page limit is. I've seen before where a moderator closed a thread and posted that we may start a new thread if we like. That just seems strange to me, and I figure there must be a reason.
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    The problem is 24,000 baud telephone modums :(

    Strangely, on my first bulletin board (bb) in 1984, I had
    a 300 baud modem. (it takes
    an average of 7 bauds for each word) So this is about
    42 per minute (baud rates are given in
    units of bauds per minute, a baud is usually 7 to 16 bits).
    Many people can type faster than 40 Words per minutes,
    nearly anybody can read 42 words per minute.

    Anyway, the longer the Topic, the longer some systems take to
    load what is needed. So the limit here is 30 pages.

    Here is the one hundred & first edition of the
    longest lived thread(s) on the BB (Baptist Board):

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=32734&page=15

    Here is the sixth edition of the longest lived poll on the BB:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=30182&page=5
     
  3. JamieinNH

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    I would guess that part of the reason is when a thread gets too long, and a new comer to the thread comes in, they may not read the whole thread before posting their thoughts, and their thoughts could have already been addressed.

    So for a "house keeping" purpose, you would limit the length of the thread but allow for a new one to be started if there is more to the conversation.

    House Keeping purposes only I would guess.. Just my thoughts..


    Jamie
     
  4. EdSutton

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    Me, I don't know, exactly. And I'm not a gambler, either. But I'd be willing to bet someone a coke or two, that this thread never even gets close to page 30! :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh: :thumbs:

    Ed
     
  5. I Am Blessed 24

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    30 pages = 300 posts. What could possibly be left to say that hasn't already been repeated over and over?

    Actually, it's to save on bandwidth. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Well, think about Calvinism for a minute. The topic comes up about twice a day. How come? It's because we haven't nearly said enough about it. Some people still don't agree, which means that they just don't understand. Thank God for the Calvinists who have the stamina to keep saying new things that haven't been said before, and keep saying them for page after page, thread after thread, year after year. The need is great and their success rate defies calculation. If they make their point another time or two, I might find myself ordained to convert to their position.
     
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    pipedude, only if you are ordained to believe like that! lol
     
  8. Marcia

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    I've heard the "new things" from the Calvinists on the BB many times! :laugh:
     
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    ROFL.... :applause: :applause: :laugh:
     
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    Good to see another old time computer geek. I took a cobal class in high school and bought my first puter in 79. It was a commodore 64 followed by a TRS80. I was just telling a friend about my 20 meg drive I bought for $300 and was un heard of capacity at that time.

    You must also remember having to enter the init string to get the modem to dial or was windows 3.1 our by 84? I don't remember. My first modem was a 9.6k.

    Did you use gopher to surf the net? How about bulliten boards?
     
  11. whatever

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    This Calvinist thanks you for your answer and promises not to argue with you about it.
     
  12. Ed Edwards

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    I don't know gopher. I was on Bulletin boards starting in 1984
    using a Comodore 64 (which I used until I got a IBM Standard 386 chip
    based computer). It had no internal storage(compare to 80 Gig today).
    It used 707K 5-1/4-inch floppies (compare to 80,000K /80M/ today).
    It had 64K of internal memory (compare to 1 Gig today).

    Yes, those were the good old days - NOT!

    1984 smilie: /smile/
    1994 smilie: :)
    2004 smilie: :laugh:
     
  13. Diggin in da Word

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    I got my first PC in 1994 and it was a Windows 3.1 system
    It had a 540mb hard drive, 8mb of ram, soundblaster sound card, trident 9750 sound card and a 2x cdrom... and a 14 inch monitor. The cost? 1851.00

    I can build 4 uptodate pc's now for the cost of one back then.

    C'mon Ed, ya know ya would love to have one of those dinosaurs again.

    Oh, I forgot, the ever so fast 28800 kbps dial up modem was the talk of the town.
     
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