Why not start a new forum?
Why did you recycle newyork instead of creating a new forum? Computers are usually good at this sort of thing.
Due to the simplistic design of the forum software, we need a whole SQL database for each discussion forum. Creating a new one takes a lot of steps (copy old one, truncate rows, and modify a bunch of backup schedules). Changing a couple of strings in HTML was vastly easier.
This seems to be related to my copy 'n' paste question, which people will see if you respond to it. It seems like you resort to copy 'n' paste when you need to get things done too? Or maybe you see nothing wrong with it to begin wtih? What if you need to modify all the forums for some common upgrade, do you just change all of them manually? (I don't know anything about databases, so I'm not sure if this is that similar to copying and pasting C source for example and then modifying it).
Quick and Dirty won the day for this forum.
quick and dirty. from joel? arrgh
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