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O.P. A way to get a copy of the forums?
Personally I feel like this place is going to disappear eventually.

Having said that I spent quite a large portion of time here growing up, given by my post count.

I would like to remember those posts so I can look back on the people who I've helped, the people who have helped me and the friends  I've made.

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?

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07-29-2012 09:21 PM
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RE: A way to get a copy of the forums?
Would they not have pruned a lot of the old threads?
07-29-2012 09:37 PM
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Would they not have pruned a lot of the old threads?

I believe post count decreases with pruned threads. So in my case I have 5089 posts that are not pruned.
07-29-2012 10:23 PM
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RE: A way to get a copy of the forums?
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Personally I feel like this place is going to disappear eventually.
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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/ | https://twitter.com/Menthix | https://www.facebook.com/Menthix ). 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.
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07-30-2012 12:02 PM
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RE: A way to get a copy of the forums?
What about the hardware, who's maintaining/paying for that nowadays that C2 is out of the picture?
Based on a traceroute, looks like its co-located in Fremont CA by Hurricane Electric?

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O.P. RE: A way to get a copy of the forums?
MenthiX: Fair enough, as long as at some point I'll be able to contact someone regarding it. There's two other major forums that have disappeared and I never got my posts from there. So I'd like to be able to look back on it years from now.

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RE: A way to get a copy of the forums?
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What about the hardware, who's maintaining/paying for that nowadays
Yuna is. The backups are offsite though.
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