Is there a topic post limit?

(Daniel Marquard) #1

Is there a hard limit for the number of posts in a single topic? I couldn’t find any information about a ceiling for this, but wanted to be sure before I write a script that will insert about 20,000 posts (ingesting messages from a very long chat log) into a single topic, which will continue to grow larger over time.

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

By default the setting auto close topics post count is set to 10k. I recommend keeping stuff below this number, you can break into a new topic every N (where N ~ 1k) and link between posts.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Usually a date range is helpful here in the topic title like

NFL teams chat 2015


Arsenal is the best! Nov 2015


Gardening progress, Spring 2013

And of course you can use categories or tags (or just a common identical topic title minus dates) to tie them together.

Capping number of replies in topics, whats the experience in your community?