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Old 29 Jan 2015, 20:31
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This post is not about offtopic.com ... this is more about WHY WOULD ANYONE PURGE??

- bad posts (thin content)

- duplicate content (people copying/pasting same content) across multiple forums

- content from feeds (copying content from other sites ... this use to be big a few years ago)

- paid content (3rd party feed available to you on a contractual basis - if contract is terminated all content must be removed)

- server overload (server may be getting overloaded during peak hours)

- to improve brand perception (maybe too much crap on site)

- SEO (a lot of the above helps with SEO)

- budget (trim overhead costs to get a bigger ROI)

- etc

so yes, there's a lot of reasons why someone may want to prune their "posts" ... this is just a short list
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