An old performance tunable, most likely.
On 2/15/06, shane <shane@...> wrote:
> From the upgrades file:
> # Leaving this set to 0 will allow the current behavior of showing
> whatever leftover stories are left from the select for the main column of
> the index
> # Changing this value to something positive will limit the number showing
> up in the Older Stories Slashbox
> ALTER TABLE skins ADD COLUMN older_stories_max MEDIUMINT UNSIGNED DEFAULT
> '0' NOT NULL;
> I'm curious as to why this was needed?