Old Post from computing.net

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October 30, 2017 at 13:43:25
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Is it possible to find very old post from computing.net? Are old post archived anywhere? I mean from 10 or 15 years ago.

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#1
October 30, 2017 at 14:46:53
Justin may chime in here, but as far as I remember, all posts prior to somewhere around 2010 were purged long ago.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
October 30, 2017 at 15:53:56
My very first post is still here, from March 10, 2010.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
October 30, 2017 at 16:02:09
My original post was mid 1999 and it vanished some years ago. Old posts can be a bit of a game to find.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 30, 2017 at 16:25:44
I think I asked this before but not sure. I know I meant to ask but cannot remember if I did. It seems the forum is setup a little different. I figured the old post may be archived and read only.

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#5
October 30, 2017 at 17:07:15
Hi ChristopherTGarrett,

Jeff Root and Derek are correct. The older content was purged a long time ago. We made the decision that it was of very limited value (being so old), and it was negatively affecting the performance of the site in terms of search relevance.

Unfortunately, I don't have any backups, as that purge happened years ago.

Thanks!
Justin

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#6
October 30, 2017 at 17:55:29
You mean the pearls of wisdom from many of us here in the tale end of the nineties hath been oblitrated... Ah crewel werld... How fallen are the not so mighty... I don't know as we'll ever recover fully from the loss, how we'll cope...

Perhaps drown our sorrows in vats of hot chocolate, cream cakes, and tubs of ice cream... Even a glass or three of sherry...!


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#7
October 30, 2017 at 19:13:52
Computing.net appears to have entries in the Wayback Machine.

Internet Archive

I have no idea whether it includes everything or just a smattering
of posts and threads, or somewhere in between.

I searched for "computing.net", selected a year (they don't look
clickable, but I guessed they might be, and they are), and selected
a date from the calendar which the Wayback Machine archived.
Then I followed a couple of links that were apparently part of
the computing.net forum back then, and they worked. I didn't
try to enter a new post. :-) I know that wouldn't work. But the
input box is there!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#8
October 30, 2017 at 19:53:12
Ah yes, remember the old days of yellow? I stumbled across this site in the late 90s. Didn't even have to register a username or login back in those days. I used to change my name all the time. lol. See if this link works:

https://web.archive.org/web/2001020...


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#9
October 31, 2017 at 03:34:32
Thanks so much. The old web archive worked looks like it starts off in 2001.

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#10
October 31, 2017 at 04:41:39
you can try stuff like this:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/https:...

RE #3

is this you Derek? in April 20, 2000:

http://web.archive.org/web/20000916...

Simple solutions are often the best


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#11
October 31, 2017 at 08:17:21
hidde663

Nope, not me but it's a long story. I was originally Prof (for a very short time) as that's what they called me at school. That was my handle on my very first post in mid 1999.

When other Prof's arrived I changed to Derek but eventually other Derek's arrived too so I changed to DerekW which was my handle on here for many years. I briefly vanished some years ago but returned later as plain old Derek because by then there were no others about.

EDIT:
Just for info, in our stats nobody is shown as being here before 2008. This happened when there was a major change to this website.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#12
October 31, 2017 at 08:36:48
I
was here in those early days as lms97. Changed to trvlr sometime later, though can’t recall just when.

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