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MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 17:44:26


Matma Rex 
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Since the last update, old forum posts are regularly purged; the threads only get to stay for 6 months after the last post in them was made. I don't really see why, as I think they're certainly the least strain on Warlight servers - maybe because the new full-text search would have trouble skimming thru all the old posts?

Anyway, I decided to archive them myself ;) I ran a mirroring script just a few hours before the 1.09 update.

The mirror and more info is located here: http://wlforummirror.heliohost.org/

(You don't need to thank me. ;) )

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 17:45:57


Matma Rex 
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Also - in case the mirror ever goes down (it's on a free hosting...), just message me somehow - I'm keeping a copy locally and I'll reupload it.

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 19:20:50


KniFe 
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Thanks!!!

it was very nice of you to do this.

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 20:55:18


gilgamesz 
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This is great, really cool that you did it.Out of curiosity - how big is the file right now?

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 21:13:54

Alpha
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11 mb

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 21:15:40


Matma Rex 
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Yes, uncompressed - a little over 40 megabytes.

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/28/2011 23:31:30

RvW 
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Would it be possible to combine several versions of the mirror into one "delete nothing" version of the forum? To the best of my knowledge, posts cannot ever be deleted (well, except of course after six months), nor edited, so it might be possible to merge them...?

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/29/2011 00:23:50

Eli
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Nice :)

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/29/2011 01:17:35


Troll 
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Thanks for this, Matma.

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/29/2011 20:59:36


Matma Rex 
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RvW, yes, certainly, but personally I don't have time for this.

I'm also quite sure posts and topics can be deleted by Fizzer manually.

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/29/2011 23:10:42


Perrin3088 
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Afaik, the only way to delete posts/topics is with Fizzers administrative powers.

and Matma, thank you..

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/30/2011 20:40:33


Moros 
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will you make another mirror in six months?

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/30/2011 20:53:34


Abomb 
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What is the need to keep posts from more than 6 months past other than maybe wanting to throw something in someones face?

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/30/2011 23:35:56


Perrin3088 
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there are alot of old posts that I think should of been kept.. doing with strategy on challanges etc. I intended to try and get a group of people to re-create an epic Insane Challange and Crazy Challange Threads, and then talk Fizzer into making those threads perma

MIrror of old forum posts: 11/30/2011 23:55:43


Matma Rex 
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@Moros, yes, I'm going to. Unless I forget, but I hope I won't.

MIrror of old forum posts: 12/9/2011 04:26:52

Wizzer
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And then this thread will die..l

MIrror of old forum posts: 12/30/2011 20:26:12


Perrin3088 
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your mirror has been suspended..

MIrror of old forum posts: 12/30/2011 21:28:09


Matma Rex 
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Whoops. It's back up now.

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/3/2012 23:17:55


Moros 
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The link doesn't work! It doesn't have anything to do with my browser, I opened it before and it worked fine.

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/5/2012 15:42:26


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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didn't work for me on safari.

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/9/2012 19:05:46


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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can you make a new link that actually works?

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/27/2012 11:54:48


Matma Rex 
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Uh. I still have the backup, and I have another (recent) one. I think I'll just upload them to speedyshare and link here, or something.

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/27/2012 12:09:37


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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thanks

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/27/2012 12:10:52


Matma Rex 
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wlforummirror-2011-11-26.zip (11.27MB): http://www.sendspace.com/file/t8cfp7

wlforummirror-2012-05-02.tar.bz2 (4.04MB): http://www.sendspace.com/file/fmztuh

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/27/2012 12:26:13


Moros 
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Shouldn't you have made the mirror at 05-26 instead of 05-2?

MIrror of old forum posts: 5/27/2012 14:37:54

RvW 
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This is an easy way to ensure you don't miss anything.

Now the real question becomes, who's crazy enough to merge everything into one dump of how the forums would've looked at May 2nd if there had been no auto-pruning?

Thank you for preserving history Matma! :)

MIrror of old forum posts: 6/1/2012 09:46:05


Matma Rex 
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@Moros, yeah, probably, but I just did it when RvW reminded me. Incidentally it happened that on 26th I was away from the Internet and I wouldn't be able to make a mirror if I had to :)

MIrror of old forum posts: 6/1/2012 15:17:15


Moros 
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Oh well, just remember to take the next one before november the 2nd :)

Funny that I've already been here for over a year, it doesn't feel like it!

MIrror of old forum posts: 10/15/2012 18:30:25


Matma Rex 
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Here goes another, dated 2012-10-15: warlight.net.rar (15.46MB): http://www.sendspace.com/file/v654ns

It appears the the links are posted above are dead now. I have those dumps on an external hard drive, myself, but I would have to hook it up to fetch them – can somebody maybe share their own copies? (Or disk space, so they don't disappear again?)

Also, I just realized that I used three different file archive formats for the three dumps.

Since people asked (and I was certain I already posted it here): this is the command I used to generate the latest dump:
wget -r -l 999 -k -D warlight.net -I Forum -np http://warlight.net/Forum/ 

I haven't saved old ones anywhere, but they must have been similar.
MIrror of old forum posts: 3/29/2013 22:14:33


szeweningen 
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Does anyone has any archives left? I was searching for some older forum posts and realised how quickly they disappear. Does Fizzer have an archived version that might update on an external server?
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