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Like I indicated in my post, had you read it properly, I do not claim to know what posts are important enough to be saved.
Yes, my dearest Sissy, I am quite aware of what you said. The point was, since you're obviously a dunderhead and need it spelling out for you, is that NO ONE is in the position to determine which are good or bad thread - different people look for different things at TW - and trawling through them all would require several aeons. However, since you've singled out the Coffee Shop, you *have* obviously made a judgement on the quality of that forum. Here are three NVQ threads which I deem equally tedious, if not more so.
1) The inimitable ‘I bought a Bowie CD thread’
2) A THBDB – sorry duke, but I guess we all make slips occasionally.
3) The Worst of Bowie CD – redone ad nauseum.
(No offence to the perpetrators of those threads, but they’re really fucking awful.) Also, just as the original Alphabet Survivor threads were deleted, it might be a reasonable idea to file the current batch also.
You will find that most Bowie fans who are interested in Bowie-related topics (the really interesting stuff, like what Bowie ate for breakfast today and Claude's latest close-ups on Bowie's crotch) have already found other sites/news forums because TW has not been updated for so long. Also, if anyone reading this is genuinely interested in these Bowie topics, I can offer an impartial list of independent psychiatrists I highly recommend visiting.
Anyway, I believe at least some of the Oops to be caused by corrupt databases (I’m not entirely sure what that means, but Evan has mentioned it here). I would suggest that this is something NOT due to the volume of posts but the mechanics of the server. Notably, when TW last went down and everyone disappeared to wankerworld, the problem was fixed WITHOUT removing any old threads.
Also, the Chinese characters guy above has invitation to a SPECIAL BANQUET.
i ate TJ