praguepride
 member, 1219 posts
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 17:09
How long do deleted games stay deleted
Over a year ago I had to purge about 8 games I was running due to a job change and I've noticed that they're all still there.

Just curious how long they will stick around because I thought I saw other games from other people deleted after those games that have already been purged from the site.
facemaker329
 member, 6971 posts
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 17:34
How long do deleted games stay deleted
I'm not sure of the exact algorithm involved...but it depends on how long the game was active, how many posts were in it, etc...a game that never got off the ground goes away faster.  (This may be how long a game sits inactive before it's marked for deletion, if the GM doesn't delete it on their own...I don't recall for sure.)

It also, if I recall correctly, depends on how long it takes someone at the moderator level to decide there are enough deleted games to go through and purge them...it's not an automatic thing.
bigbadron
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 17:38
How long do deleted games stay deleted
All of the information is in the FAQs: "Are games ever deleted from the sight?"  /help/?t=faqs&page=generalfaq
Shannara
 moderator, 3763 posts
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 21:03
How long do deleted games stay deleted
I will likely do the next purge sometime between Thursday - Sunday over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hunter
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Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 22:07
How long do deleted games stay deleted
In reply to Shannara (msg # 4):

I'm really surprised that there isn't a script for that.
Shannara
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Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 00:07
How long do deleted games stay deleted
There is a script, but it has to be manually activated ... and I also keep a record of the deleted games, so that people who keep undeleting old games but never use them can be asked to move said games to their own archival system.
Shannara
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Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 19:07
How long do deleted games stay deleted
And the script to cleanup deleted games has been run.