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Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 12:40 AM

The Rankings forum has been restored. Cooby is on to something that may be helping to restore threads without waiting for ez. I need to check it out.

Jun 18 2005 12:41 AM

It's tedious as heck, but IDK, it seems to work

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 12:48 AM

Lot's of things are restored.

Jun 18 2005 12:49 AM

read your PM please

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 10:13 AM

What the mysterious and powerful force that is Cooby has done.

Ms. Cooby discovered this thread: this thread.

In it, about halfway down, Rebel4Clay (an American Idol fan?) announces, largely ignored, how he's resurrected dead threads. You click on a living one, say "GDF: Star Wars names" in our "Sal's MOFo Archives" forum. That thread comes up, and the URL appears in the address bar on your browser:

That last part of the URL is a topic-specific ID number: "topicID=37.topic"

So Clay and Cooby have discovered that if you just change those numbers in your addres bar -- "topicID=38.topic"; "topicID=39.topic" -- new topics (lost topics) will appear. You put a reply in the threads of those lost topics, and it stays appeared. Number 39 was "Busted electronics, and I "saved" it.

Now, the question is, am I making things worse by doing that?

And should I be moving anything that lives to a new shadow forum, as some have done, or anything that is complete, but not the threads with unrecovered posts in them?

Jun 18 2005 10:23 AM

I find the preoccupation with ezboard a little frustrating. I can't get admins to
answer emails, but they have time to fuss with a board that died a couple of
weeks ago.

Jun 18 2005 10:33 AM

Eh, just bored with the game, that's all...

Willets Point
Jun 18 2005 09:33 PM

I haven't gotten emails from you KC, or I'd reply.

Jun 18 2005 10:15 PM

Sorry, I should have been more specific. Edge and I had a little communication
breakdown. We've since kissed and made up, er, for lack of better wording.

Willets Point
Jun 19 2005 12:32 AM

That's okay, we all know how Edgy's trying to maintain his gay icon status.

Jun 19 2005 06:56 AM

The good news is that more threads in the Adopt a Prospect forum have appeared.

The bad news is that, save for the first posts, the rest of the posts are still blank :(

Jun 20 2005 11:24 AM

Any word on whether the missing posts in restored threads will ever be restored?

Jun 20 2005 11:29 AM

They seem to be sidesteppng that question

Jun 20 2005 11:31 AM

That's a pretty big issue to sidestep. The whole Adopt-a-Prospect forum is in question.

Jun 20 2005 11:39 AM

I know. People are asking it left and right and I keep checking but I never see an answer from an official person, just more people gnashing their teeth

Jun 20 2005 08:57 PM

FWIW, I went to ezBoard to check on things, and it's as friggin' slow as ever. Even slower.

I don't miss that place. Not at all.

Jun 21 2005 11:12 AM

Damn - I just went to check things out, and the recently restored Adopt a Prospect threads are missing again.

I'm glad that I copied what I did from the Joe Hietpas and Brad Cresse threads last night.

Jun 22 2005 08:24 AM

Bad news for Brad and Joe:

Q. Many replies on my board say "This post is missing and cannot be restored", can it be restored?

A. Unfortunately no, it cannot be restored.

Jun 22 2005 08:47 AM

Kole also loses out here.

This confirms all of the worst thoughts I've ever had about ezBoard. This kind of massive, permanent loss is indefinsible.

Jun 22 2005 09:16 AM

Scarlett I dug around and found Joe and Brad, but all that is left is the first post, though the Brad collage is nice