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    Default Should I import our main file collection?

    I'm torn about whether to import our main collection of files or not.

    On one hand, it would add a LOT of content (about 16,000 files should transfer ok), but I don't want to just add clutter.

    What do you think?

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    If you put them in, could you easily take them out if needed.

    Or - maybe just the ones with ratings.

    Or - just the 500 with the most downloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appletom View Post
    If you put them in, could you easily take them out if needed.
    Not really, but I guess I could design it that way.

    Or - maybe just the ones with ratings.

    Or - just the 500 with the most downloads.
    Good suggestions. I might do that.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    I'm torn about whether to import our main collection of files or not.

    On one hand, it would add a LOT of content (about 16,000 files should transfer ok), but I don't want to just add clutter.

    What do you think?
    I don't understand your question, could you please explain for me and maybe other members.

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    We have about 16,000 files in our main GEH file database that are suitable to be added to GEboards (single point, non-overlay, etc).

    Should I have the system add those as 16,000 new threads to help populate the boards and give us lots of stuff to talk about? Or would it just clutter things up?

    I could have it add them all, build an initial post based on the description in our system and have the "thread starter" be the user that submitted the item to our site.

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    OH, OK now I got it.

    I think you should take the most popular files too. But there have been some problems with files with horrible downloads. Spider has mentioned them in our forum.

    Then you could mention the network link for each category. That's a great feature. I use it to approve/deny files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sladys View Post
    I think you should take the most popular files too.
    I'm leaning toward taking all of them. I have an idea for a script that could continually add the new ones, too.

    But there have been some problems with files with horrible downloads. Spider has mentioned them in our forum.
    I don't think that would cause a problem here.

    Then you could mention the network link for each category. That's a great feature. I use it to approve/deny files.
    Yep, that'd be good.

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    I am not happy with the idea...

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