Cleaning The Archives

posted March 8, 2010 by R.h.oZ

The upgrade is now complete and I now feel it's time to begin cleaning out the archives.
Currently all posts made on this site are kept and maintained for 5 years; after the 5th year; the post would normally be deleted. Although this worked great for me in the past. I now think, that in some cases; less is truly more.

The reason for my sudden urge to cleanup the archives, is I hope to improve the quality of the site. Although I do feel you can find a lot of useful information in the archives; unfortunately the opposite is also true. Now, I do realize that a simple solution for this problem would be to delete everything I don't find useful or relevant. The truth is I have no desire to do that; especially with regards to all the material I made available here from thenakedphotographer.ca.

Ideally, I would like to built upon all my previous posts and hopefully improve the quality of the site at the same time. After all the future is built upon the past; and when the past is archived; the past becomes a lot easier to visit. The problem is; not all posts are created equal.

Here is an example of a post entitled "Share This Button"; it was made on July 17th 2008 and contained the following information.

"Just added! Just look for the green button at the end of each post."
Do you see a green buttom? Because I don't!

Now why would I or anyone else keep something like this archived for so long??? I have no idea! That is why I've dicided to remove posts like the one just mention form the site. Although I do plan to keep the actual entry made listed in the archives. Furthermore, I will also; as a symbolic reminder to myself; list the first 101 removals; followed by a short reason for it's removal below.

 


101 Archival Removals

1. (2005/03/08) Carbon Monoxide Episode 155: Updated & recycled
2. (2005/03/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 156: Updated & recycled
3. (2005/04/08) Carbon Monoxide Episode 157: Updated & recycled
4. (2005/04/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 158: Updated & recycled
5. (2005/05/08) Carbon Monoxide Episode 159: Updated & recycled
6. (2005/05/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 160: Updated & recycled
7. (2005/06/08) Carbon Monoxide Episode 161: Updated & recycled
8. (2005/06/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 162: Updated & recycled
9. (2005/07/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 163: Updated & recycled
10. (2005/08/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 164: Updated & recycled
11. (2005/10/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 166: Updated & recycled
12. (2005/10/28) Sub Frequency Episode 39: Updated & recycled
13. (2005/11/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 167 :updated & recycled
14. (2005/12/01) Sub Frequency Episode 40: Updated & recycled
15. (2005/12/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 168: Updated & recycled
16. (2006/01/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 169: Updated & recycled
17. (2006/02/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 170: Updated & recycled
18. (2006/03/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 171: Updated & recycled
19. (2006/04/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 172: Updated & recycled
20. (2006/05/13) Sub Frequency Episode 41: Updated & recycled
21. (2006/05/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 173: Updated & recycled
22. (2006/06/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 174: Updated & recycled
23. (2006/07/14) Carbon Monoxide Episode 175: Updated & recycled
24. (2006/08/01) Page Update: Deleted - Not Relevant
25. (2006/08/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 176: Updated & recycled
26. (2006/08/28) Sub Frequency Episode 42: Updated & recycled
27. (2006/09/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 177: Updated & recycled
28. (2006/10/08) Carbon Monoxide Episode 178: Updated & recycled
29. (2006/10/28) Carbon Monoxide Episode 179: Updated & recycled
30. (2006/11/01) Sub Frequency Episode 43: Updated & recycled
31. (2006/11/01) Carbon Monoxide Episode 180: Updated & recycled
32. (2006/11/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 181: Updated & recycled
33. (2006/12/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 182: Updated & recycled
34. (2006/12/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 183: Updated & recycled
35. (2007/01/03) Carbon Monoxide Episode 184: Updated & recycled
36. (2007/01/23) Carbon Monoxide Episode 185: Updated & recycled
37. (2007/01/24) Carbon Monoxide Episode 186: Updated & recycled
38. (2007/04/01) Sub Frequency Episode 44: Updated & recycled
39. (2007/05/10) Carbon Monoxide Episode 187: Updated & recycled
40. (2007/05/18) Carbon Monoxide Episode 188: Updated & recycled
41. (2007/05/25) Carbon Monoxide Episode 189: Updated & recycled
42. (2007/05/30) Carbon Monoxide Episode 190: Updated & recycled
43. (2007/06/16) Ellen's Wedding: Deleted - Video is no longer available
44. (2007/06/18) Carbon Monoxide Episode 191: Updated & recycled
45. (2007/06/30) Carbon Monoxide Episode 192: Updated & recycled
46. (2007/07/12) Sub Frequency Episode 45: Updated & recycled
47. (2007/07/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 193: Updated & recycled
48. (2007/08/10) Carbon Monoxide Episode 194: Updated & recycled
49. (2007/09/17) Carbon Monoxide Episode 195: Updated & recycled
50. (2007/10/03) Sub Frequency Episode 46: Updated & recycled
51. (2007/10/18) Carbon Monoxide Episode 196: Updated & recycled
52. (2007/11/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 197: Updated & recycled
53. (2007/12/16) Carbon Monoxide Episode 198: Updated & recycled
54. (2008/02/10) Carbon Monoxide V08E01: Updated & recycled
55. (2008/03/05) Sub Frequency Episode 47: Updated & recycled
56. (2008/03/18) Carbon Monoxide V08E02: Updated & recycled
57. (2008/03/21) Carbon Monoxide V08E03: Updated & recycled
58. (2008/05/23) Anti-Piracy Ad: Deleted - Video is no longer available
59. (2008/05/24) Daffy The Commando: Deleted - Video is no longer available
60. (2008/05/27) Carbon Monoxide V08E04: Updated & recycled
61. (2008/07/01) Sub Frequency Episode 48: Updated & recycled
62. (2008/07/09) Hello WordPress!: Deleted - Not Relevant
63. (2008/07/11) Vistered Little Theme: Deleted - Not Relevant
64. (2008/07/12) This Is Sparta!: Deleted - Video is no longer available
65. (2008/07/12) New Category: Deleted - Not Relevant
66. (2008/07/17) It's Not a Compound: Deleted - Video is no longer available
67. (2008/07/17) Share This Button: Deleted - Not Relevant
68. (2008/07/25) Footer: Deleted - Not Relevant
69. (2008/08/03) Howard Knopf On Squeeze Play: Deleted - Video is no longer available
70. (2008/08/06) Canada : Friend or Foe to the USA?: Deleted - Video is Not Relevant
71. (2008/08/25) Ann Wilson Remix Playlist: Deleted - Playlist is no longer available
72. (2008/09/15) Video Cassette Recording (1978): Deleted - Video is no longer available
73. (2008/09/15) Conspiracy Theory Rock: Deleted - Video is no longer available
74. (2008/09/17) Carbon Monoxide V08E05: Updated & recycled
75. (2008/09/21) Carbon Monoxide V08E06: Updated & recycled
76. (2008/09/27) Carbon Monoxide V08E07: Updated & recycled
77. (2008/10/05) Carbon Monoxide V08E08: Updated & recycled
78. (2008/10/14) Sub Frequency Episode 49: Updated & recycled
79. (2008/10/17) Carbon Monoxide V08E09: Updated & recycled
80. (2008/10/29) Carbon Monoxide V08E10: Updated & recycled
81. (2008/10/31) Carbon Monoxide V08E11: Updated & recycled
82. (2008/11/04) Carbon Monoxide V08E12: Updated & recycled
83. (2008/11/18) Carbon Monoxide V08E13: Updated & recycled
84. (2008/11/21) Carbon Monoxide V08E14: Updated & recycled
85. (2008/12/06) Carbon Monoxide V08E15: Updated & recycled
86. (2008/12/07) Sub Frequency Episode 50: Updated & recycled
87. (2008/12/19) Carbon Monoxide V08E16: Updated & recycled
88. (2009/01/03) Sweet Misery - A Poisoned World: Deleted - Video is no longer available
89. (2009/01/07) Old logs from 2007 & 2008: Link was Deleted for not being Relevant
90. (2009/03/02) Sub Frequency Episode 51: Updated & recycled
91. (2009/03/11) Carbon Monoxide V09E01: Updated & recycled
92. (2009/03/14) Carbon Monoxide V09E02: Updated & recycled
93. (2009/05/01) Carbon Monoxide V09E03: Updated & recycled
94. (2009/05/14) Carbon Monoxide V09E04: Updated & recycled
95. (2009/05/15) Carbon Monoxide V09E05: Updated & recycled
96. (2009/05/16) Carbon Monoxide V09E06: Updated & recycled
97. (2009/05/21) Carbon Monoxide V09E07: Updated & recycled
98. (2009/05/22) Carbon Monoxide V09E08: Updated & recycled
99. (2009/05/26) Carbon Monoxide V09E09: Updated & recycled
100. (2009/06/17) Carbon Monoxide V09E10: Updated & recycled
101. (2010/01/30) It's The End of The Road: recycled

 


Additional Archival Removals

2006 01 02 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 02 01 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 03 01 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 03 17 - coming soon: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 04 06 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 05 02 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 06 02 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 07 05 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 08 04 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 09 12 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 10 06 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 11 09 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2006 12 03 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2007 01 07 - TOTAL VISITS: Deleted - Not Relevant
2007 01 22 - Remix Fight #52: Deleted - Not Relevant
2008 03 23 - Let The Echo Begin!!!: Deleted - Not Relevant
2009 06 26 - Carbon Monoxide V09E11: Updated & recycled
2009 06 27 - Carbon Monoxide V09E12: Updated & recycled
2009 07 16 - Sub Frequency Episode 52: Updated & recycled
2009 12 01 - Sub Frequency Episode 53: Updated & recycled
2009 12 28 - Sub Frequency Episode 54: Updated & recycled

 


File Removals

Wow! That was rather redundant but to my surprise while taking part in such a redundant undertaking. To discover a few long lost directories was rather unexpected.

Now after a quick investigation of the contents within these directories. I was able to identify the contents as being a backup of weblogs, music and video clips from 3 years ago. When all of a sudden, with a wave and click of my mouse. It was gone...

Now all seems right with the world again.

 


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