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To wonder why threads shut after 1000 messages?

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KrytensNanobots Fri 20-Oct-17 19:01:45

Just that really. Always wondered! What's the reasoning behind it? Always seems a bit daft to me, the thread's still in full swing and then puff.... gone, go home, that's enough now!

Waffles80 Fri 20-Oct-17 19:02:13

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Waffles80 Fri 20-Oct-17 19:02:30

^ because ten pages of that is tiresome?

Anecdoche Fri 20-Oct-17 19:04:54

i think possibly it goes back to the days when mn threads were all on one page and was some techy type limitation. i might be wrong though.

TeenTimesTwo Fri 20-Oct-17 19:06:16

My (15 years out of date) software background tells me it may be something to do with programming and they need / desire to put an upper limit on a value of something to help check for errors, or set the correct memory size for a variable. However of course it may be nothing to do with that at all. smile

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