Is it possible to bring back an archive of all old posts?

in Feedback edited January 2014

Is it possible to archive all the old posts from a long time back? There was some valuable information there, and it would be great to the Mac community to have back.

Great job bringing the fourms back!


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    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    agreed. it's hard to consider AI "back" when all its history is lost
  • Reply 2 of 42
    Everything was lost, I believe.
  • Reply 3 of 42
    its gone guys... we dont have it. If we had it, we'd have put it in.

  • Reply 4 of 42
    Actually, there may be a way of resurrecting some of the posts. For example, I've successfully acquired the old "QT - How do I save a stream..." thread (see the new thread <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>).

    I'll continue hacking away at this and see what I get. In the meantime, if anyone wants to see old threads, and happen to have a bookmark to it, post the address here. I'll see what I can do.
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    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    I was afraid that had happened.
  • Reply 6 of 42
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Is there any way to get in touch with the guys that were running the Cube?
  • Reply 7 of 42
    Believe me, we have tried numerous times to get in touch with the people that were running the server (Cube), but they are.... ummm... "different". If you get ahold of them, it's something like

    "Can you restart the Cube?" - us

    "What's a Cube?" - them

    You get the idea...

    But whatever you're doing KCH, keep doing it. If we can find enough of them, we may be able to have a nice "Archive" or past posts or something like that.
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    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member

    [ 11-12-2001: Message edited by: Dogcow ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 42
    Yeah, find my "NEW iBOOK" hoax. That was fun.
  • Reply 10 of 42
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Seriously, how do you do it?
  • Reply 11 of 42
    I'm working on it...

    I've dug up a sparse smattering of pages. Stick around for another 20 minutes or so, and I should start uploading them to my server.

    I'll be recreating the raw directory structure of the old AppleInsider pages at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>. I don't know how much I'll be able to get, but everything I get will be there.

    One question for everyone:

    Would you like me to batch modify the links inside the posts so that links to other pages (eg: page 2 of a 3 page post) work, or would you like me to leave them "as is", frozen in time?
  • Reply 12 of 42
    OK. I've just uploaded some pages from "Forum1". Forum1 appears to be Future Hardware. Again, visit <a href=""; target="_blank"></a> to browse the stuff.
  • Reply 13 of 42
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    That's awesome. Maybe you could work with the admins if you get enough of the old posts and topics to make archives here!
  • Reply 14 of 42
    Well, there's about 228 pages from the old Future Hardware (Forum1) up now. I'll work on others later.

    (edit: noted that Future Hardware is Forum1)

    [ 11-12-2001: Message edited by: King Chung Huang ]</p>
  • Reply 15 of 42
    King, I'd also like to know how you are doing this.
  • Reply 16 of 42
    bogiebogie Posts: 407member
    When in doubt give it to Chung, he can find anything, even the people who own the cube and are silly enough to have it hosted with the people they did so that all this crap happened in the first place and now our history is lost can't find it ...

    But Chung can. Long live Chung javascript: x()
  • Reply 17 of 42
    Can you find my keys, King Chung?
  • Reply 18 of 42
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:

    <strong>Can you find my keys, King Chung? </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Keys? I'm definetely not the right person to ask. In fact, I carry two sets of car keys around with me because I'm bound to either lock one in the car, or leave it behind at my office (really irritating when you've walked five minutes to the parking lot).
  • Reply 19 of 42
    Update! Take a look at <a href=""; target="_blank">this blast from the past</a>.

    Many of the links to the threads work, and the icons, logos, smilies, etc. have been restored.

    Look for a big update across all the forums this evening.

    [ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: King Chung Huang ]</p>
  • Reply 20 of 42
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    [quote]Originally posted by King Chung Huang:

    <strong>Update! Take a look at <a href=""; target="_blank">this blast from the past</a>. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    King: Are you using the <a href=""; target="_blank">Internet Wayback Machine</a>? You need to tell us how you work your magic.


    [ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: Escher ]</p>
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