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o Re: How many groups can be handled?W.Dockery

Subject: Re: How many groups can be handled?
From: W.Dockery
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Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 01:18 UTC
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Retro Guy wrote:

> Marco Moock wrote:

>> Hello!

>> How many groups can be handled by rslight?
>> I read in some discussion that a huge amount created problems.
>> Can somebody confirm/deny that?

> I can confirm that (Ray, admin of e-s said that, and he's correct).

> Each section is not designed to carry hundreds of groups. It's best to just pick the ones you want and serve those.

> Break groups into sections. See
> arts - interests - computers - sport - tech etc.

>> I think about adding entire big-8...

> I would pick groups, not just add them all. The groups don't just reach out to an inn server when you click on them, the site syncs with a remote server, and would then sync groups nobody wants. Syncing takes time, and producing the page that shows 'Last Post', etc. takes time to build, even though it is cached for a short time.

> The more groups in a section, the slower the site. Trying to use Search or Overboard for 5,000 groups is not going to work well.

> Something nice would be for one admin to server de.* Another to handle French groups, etc. A site devoted to programming, one devoted to The Arts. Just an idea.


So Jordy should name the specific newsgroups he requests for adding to Nova BBS, I'll pass that on to him.

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