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Question: forum/server performance

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I just saw somewhere that creating topics takes up space and impacts performance so the owners actively close threads. Is there any merit to this? If so, would deleting the thread rather than closing not be better?

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it does, however if you run software like IPB you can easily have some scheduled tasks to clean old posts, etc from the following ACP area:

System > System Scheduler

And have it setup to remove old posts from there.

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A blank forum database is always going to run more quickly than one with lots of data in it. I don't like the idea of deleting peoples history so never purged my forums. I didn't run a overly big forum though so everything easily ran from low end hardware.

52,000 posts in 4,000 threads. vB 3.

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