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offtopic:ah.com_-_a_chronology [2020/02/05 01:11]
eofpi Updating to new link format and documenting link overhaul
offtopic:ah.com_-_a_chronology [2021/04/24 02:20] (current)
rognvald [2021]
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 **10th of January** - As part of the ongoing tweaks in the wake of the upgrade, [[Ian]] announced several changes to the Likes system. ​ Most controversially,​ Likes were from this point forward disabled in Political Chat. **10th of January** - As part of the ongoing tweaks in the wake of the upgrade, [[Ian]] announced several changes to the Likes system. ​ Most controversially,​ Likes were from this point forward disabled in Political Chat.
  
-**Early February** - A user points out to [[offtopic:e of pi]] that links are broken on the **[[eyes turned skyward chapters|Eyes Turned Skyward Chapter Page]]**. Investigating,​ [[offtopic:e of pi]] finds that the links on all wiki pages were broken at one point in board updates. He creates a script to automatically fix every link on a page, and begins a multi-week project to correct all posts on the wiki. This page was fixed 2/5/2020, and in the process [[offtopic:e of pi] inserted this record. Also noted was that attachment links are broken as well, but fixing will be a second project, fortunately effecting fewer total pages.+**Early February** - A user points out to [[e of pi]] that links are broken on the **[[timelines:eyes turned skyward chapters|Eyes Turned Skyward Chapter Page]]**. Investigating,​ [[e of pi]] finds that the links on all wiki pages were broken at one point in board updates. He creates a script to automatically fix every link on a page, and begins a multi-week project to correct all posts on the wiki. This page was fixed 2/5/2020, and in the process [[e of pi]] inserted this record. Also noted was that attachment links are broken as well, but fixing will be a second project, fortunately effecting fewer total pages.
  
 +**3rd of June to 8th of June** - [[Ian]] announces that he was the victim of doxing, and that he was denied access to a private discord maintained by some members to investigate. These members informed him that he was “pre-banned”. Fighting and infighting ensue, and by the time the dust clears, twenty-six people (many of which were long-time, established members of the site) were banned.
  
-----+**30th of August** ​Alternatehistory.com turns 20 years old! 
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 +===== 2021 ===== 
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 +**April 10**  
 +Ian announces that threads in Chat and Non-Political Chat that have been inactive for six months will be entirely deleted from the forums. This was done for a variety of reasons. First, it would speed up the board, as it would free up memory space. Second, and most important, it would protect member privacy, as many have previously posted political opinions they have long since move on from, several have discussed gender-transitions,​ and some mused on old relationships. This was met with a mix of approval and concern, with some pushing back on Ian’s announcement. Ian conceded to only deleting threads that haven’t been active for a year, but remained adamant that this was the right course of action for the board. 
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 +**April 18** -  
 +Ian begins the process that is, from here forward, called the Great Deletion. Thousands of threads are moved to specially created subforums and out of Non-Political Chat and Chat, scheduled to be deleted the next month. The Great Deletion would be on track to remove nearly 8 million posts, some dating back to 2004. A few notable threads would avoid the Great Deletion and be placed in a special Archive subforum.
  
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 **[[AH.com Structure]]** **[[AH.com Structure]]**
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