I logged in today to find that the vast majority of my U2Us are gone.
If they've been culled, fair enough, but could I ask next time that there's some warning so they could be saved? (Was there warning, and I just missed it?)
Some were things I'd really rather have saved and can't be recreated
There was a thread here
But as Theravad did the prune over a week ago I cannot see how it's affected you only today.
As far as I know the prune was only for older threads, but I will ask Theravad's advice on it.....
The thread is called database connection error - if you weren't reading it (and many are unlikely to do so with that title), there's no way you'd
know about the pruning.
It almost certainl effected me when it was done, but I've not looked at my U2Us since then.
Please, in future, can there be a notice that it's going to happen, in a thread that says something obvious in the title?
Yes, some of the U2Us I've lost were well over a year old.... those are the ones that I really wanted to keep.
I offered the thread purely for reading, it wasn't a response.
I can't respond as I don't know the answer.
But as an aside, keeping u2u's for over a year without saving elsewhere does not sound very practical, for you or the forum database,
Probably not, and I won't in future, but it still would have been nice to have been given the choice. Since pruning seemed to have stopped, it didn't occur to me to move them.
Why would people keep U2Us? Are you like my friend who keeps every e-mail I've ever sent him?
Some U2Us are very personal, and warrant keeping if only sentimental reasons.
As I understand it Theravad intends archive the pruned items.
Regards the Bear
OK, no-one on here ever speaks to me personally via U2U. I only get the gripes.
That I understand. I might have moved them over to a personal folder though, personally. Sorry if this has caused you sorrow.
I save emails, but also chat conversations from my sons, if I printed all of those I'd need a print ink tanker on stand by.
Regards the Bear
Why didn't you print 'em out,simple as that
I, too, had some u2us that I kept here (I think that means on the KF server) because I considered it more reliable than my hard drive or my e-mail
program. My e-mail file has over 1,400 items in it, so finding one special item out of so many is a challenging task.
Those from Karl and from Runrig were dear to me because of my love for them.
Some others were of value because they had special information in them--an email address, a postal address, an URL for a homepage they keep or another forum at which I can find them if necessary.
I would say the same as Janet, I would have sent them to my e-mail had I known they were about to be chopped, but it was a surprise.
Over the years, I have saved some u2u messages to e-mails (usually, to get my total below 200, as I would delete the u2u after it was in my e-mail
folder). However, most of those are hard for me to access, because I have had to start my e-mail program (which is provided by my ISP) at least three
times after failures, and it starts a new e-mail record each time.
I have known how to send u2us to e-mail for quite some time, so I don't know if you are thinking of somebody else, or if your memory is so clear that a longer span to the past seems as if it were more recent.
If there were some things I wanted to ensure that I never lost, then, I'd have several copies: one online, one on my PC, one on my backup HDD, and
another on CD. So far I've only needed my backups online and on CD once, and even then it was a pain in the you know what!
The prune was overdue, and for that, necessary. Owing to the circumstances surrounding the prune, it was unfortunate that no formal warning was given, but, again, necessary. From what I understand, and Dot or Simon (Theravard) can correct me if I am wrong. The U2U's will be archived, and should be able to be accessed if needed. (From what I understand, bribery and corruption will help. but I never said that! )