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The data-dump is absolutely awesome. Thanks guys. I know that you have plans to release a new one each month, and seed it as well, but I'm curious about the size-increase from month to month. Will the data-dumps from here-on-out contain ONLY the data for that past month, or will they be cumulative and include the data from previous months as well?

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Since the new dump is out now I'd like to say that the dumps are cumulative as of May/June.

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So just to be clear, since data dumps are cumulative, only the most recent one is needed for the majority of use cases right? –  ted.strauss Dec 21 '13 at 0:13

They will have to be, cause the new data dump is going to include some new fields ...

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I think that for logistics sake, the dumps should only cover the time period in question. That way you can always get "the whole picture" from all the dumps put together.

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Just as long as the others are hosted someplace for us who miss a month. –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 6 '09 at 15:02
    
I would hope that there is some central location to download those dumps. –  TheTXI Jul 6 '09 at 15:09
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There is so much toilet humor waiting to happen. –  TheTXI Jul 6 '09 at 15:13
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"My dumps, my dumps, my geeky data dumps." –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 6 '09 at 15:15

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