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10 days... I imagined that the completion would arrive at August 15 or 16 (at the end of the week)
Well, no need to rush it but keep in mind that Derpibooru is announcing a possible deletion in bulk and I don't know when it will happen.
I am saying this because your site could fill that spot as soon as it happens for the incoming drama and only Ponybooru fills the community department so far. It would be appreciated and wise to stay there,latent, fully on guard and prepared for those moments of the possible disenchantment that could arise from the users. It seems redundant to say this but I've got to remind you that Rainbooru lost all its market space because it didn't fill the role properly and thus, Ponybooru gained that amount of success.
Again, I am not asking for any rushed process in the technical department but being prepared at the right time could determine which alternative does its best at taking advantage of those convulsed moments.
Anyway, thanks for the answer. Let's hope that this construction phase ends up nicely.
We've been averaging about 120,000 thumbnails a day, which with 1.1 million images already having thumbnails, that leaves around about 9 days. The actual import - the copying of the files - can take much less time and if anything is proceeding more slowly because the thumbnail bottleneck provides little incentive to make it faster. It's also difficult to find servers with enough storage space to provide for not only the 2.6 Terrabytes of images and data in the database, but also the additional ~2 Terrabytes of thumbnails, and
have some cushion for the event of a possible hard drive failure, and that are available for relatively cheap. If there were a certain server available for purchase that was available three weeks ago, I would have purchased another server so as to split the thumbnail generation between the two of them and halve the time. Hopefully most or all of the deleted images are in the archives, but we can do our scraping of Derpibooru for any images missing from the archives sooner.
I should mention the reason why we don't want to switch servers until most or all of the thumbnails are generated: we are using a bypass for thumbnail generation that is dangerous to use on a live website. Absent that bypass, maybe 25,000 to 35,000 thumbnails can be generated in a day.
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The MLH fandom seems to be large in Ponyland and (to a lesser extent) the other former USSK countries. How come PM Little Supreme Ruler would allow for such a culture to enter the Ponylandish Internet if they have a centuries-long history of being an oppressive, authoritarian nation? (No offense.)
So how come our Old Ponish language sounds so much like the older Germanic languages of the human world? Would an Old English or Old German speaker be able to understand it?
Wasn’t there a lot more shipping in previous threads? Personally, my OTP is Princess Toshi and Viscount Linley.
Is it like the British royal family to marry into that of Japan? Even if not, the latter is having a succession crisis, so they need someone. But they are both pretty young, having both recently ascended to adulthood, so they’ve got their entire lives.
I’m all for free speech and whatnot, but would Princess Twilight really look at a site like that... and this?
Old English is definitely based on Old Ponish.
I remember a few years ago the showrunners released a book that was nothing but Old English and my dumb ass actually wasted bits on it. Here's a riddle from that book:
Ic on wincle gefrægn weax nathwæt
þindan & þunian þecene hebban
on þæt banlease bryd grapode
hygewlonc hondum hrægle þeahte
þrindende þing þeodnes dohtor.
Anyone who studied Old Ponish in college will see the obvious similarities. The poetic style that's dependent on alliteration instead of rhyme and where each line is divided into half-lines, the archaic letters Thorn and Ash, and that weird practice of using Y as a vowel.The answer to the riddle, by the way, is dough, not dick, you fucking pervs.