Originally posted by SonicSam
Personally I feel like this place is going to disappear eventually.
Is there a way an admin can setup a way to export threads I've posted in. Or atleast provide some SQL dump of the forum threads?
The main goal is to keep the forum around as long as possible, so everyone can access it. This might eventually in a different place. But as long as the original thread content is there and the old URLs redirect I consider that a better option than a few people with a .SQL/.CSV file.
You are right though, nothing on the internet truly lives forever. I like the kind of data liberation tools Google, Twitter and alike offer. But TBH currently I have a massive todo list (unrelated to msghelp/msgplus). I don't see me working on a export function for a "what if" scenario right now. I do have full backups. Should something unexpected happen there are plenty ways to reach me outside of msghelp ( http://menthix.net/contact/
). Worst case scenario I can provide a .sql then. Obviously would have to filter out private things as email/IP/PM and such and make sure private forums stay private.
No prunning has been done in a long time btw, except for T&T... and even there it hasn't been done for a long time since not much is posted anyway.