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search the old forum

04 Jul 2017, 18:42

Over time I've come to realise that the old forum is still really useful. And it would be useful to be able to search it better.

E.g. on this forum you can list all the threads that a user is in, it would be useful to do that for the old forum as well:
AutoHotkey Community - Search
https://autohotkey.com/boards/search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=jeeswg&sc=1&sf=all&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

I could put this into Google for example, but it's not as effective:
site: https://autohotkey.com/board Chris "10727 posts"

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I've learnt a lot by going over the old changelogs, and I think it would be good if they were on the new site somewhere. Also, they are interesting when considering changes for AHK v2.

[AutoHotkey v1.0 2003-2009]
AutoHotkey Changelog for Years 2003-2004
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20120210050029/http://www.autohotkey.com/changelog/2004.htm
AutoHotkey Changelog for Year 2005
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20120329004048/http://www.autohotkey.com/changelog/2005.htm
AutoHotkey Changes and New Features
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20120330155000/http://www.autohotkey.com/changelog
[AutoHotkey v1.1 2008-]
Changes & New Features
https://autohotkey.com/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

I'm worried generally about good things that may only be available at Internet Archive. These 2 might deserve a home somewhere too:
http://www.autohotkey.net/~faqbot/scripts.html
http://www.autohotkey.net/~faqbot/faq.html

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Btw it's charming to see the original forum again (are we on the 3rd at the moment?). Is the content still available for it, obviously it would be nice, but it's not critical.

AutoHotkey
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20040324055403/https://autohotkey.com/
AutoHotkey :: Index
http://wayback.archive.org/web/20040402012525/http://autohotkey.com:80/forum/

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04 Jul 2017, 19:15

This is to my knowledge, "technically" the third forum. :/
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05 Jul 2017, 10:23

4th
Poly first upgraded to PHPBB3 then changed to IP BOARDS
those 2 transitions occured on the same threads. There has been only 1 complete start over
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Re: search the old forum

05 Jul 2017, 13:13

This never worked out I guess https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=9768 (converting to IP BOARDS)??
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Re: search the old forum

05 Jul 2017, 13:15

He also closed the german forum at one time.
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05 Jul 2017, 13:49

wow....
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Re: search the old forum

19 Nov 2017, 01:56

Threads like Machine Bit Wizardry are in the capable hands of Google at present- But for how long?
They cannot be lost!
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19 Nov 2017, 16:55

What do you mean? We have the data backed up. :think:
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Re: search the old forum

20 Nov 2017, 09:09

For now, yes. They are 10 y.o. threads. Will there ever be put in place a cutoff date before selected content => WaybackMachine/Archive.org etc?
In fact nvm, those sites do a great job of spidering the archived content viz. the OP - before Archive.org there was nothing. Things just vanished into the ethereal bitbucket without trace. Like the Oldblivion forums, for instance.
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Re: search the old forum

20 Nov 2017, 10:27

- Btw I did mention earlier, key content that may not currently appear on autohotkey.com but that is on the archive.org forums, including the older changelogs.
- Some of the old versions of AutoHotkey v1.1 that were available to download on archive.org, are no longer available there.
- AFAIK all old forum posts are currently available on autohotkey.com, in the archived version of the forum, although I do not know if there are some special/older posts or forums that aren't there.
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20 Nov 2017, 11:03

The old forum will remain for as long as this site exists. We will eventually have to upgrade to PHP 7 which will force me to put it on a separate server because that forum software cannot be upgraded. But so long as i maintain this site it will continue to have off server backups and keep the archived forum in its entirety
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Re: search the old forum

20 Nov 2017, 13:26

@tank - wouldn't it be possible to "flatten" the old forum, run something like httrack on it to transform database+php to pure html - no database and php needed. httrack will/should translate all "php" links to "html" links - you can then also do some batch editing on the html files so you can remove the IP Boards drivel (copyright statement etc) - you're left with a ton of html files of course, but once uploaded you never have to enter the directory again - and you keep a local copy of the database just in case you do manage to translate it to phpbb3 someday.
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20 Nov 2017, 14:36

Its an MVC and there is alot that happens under the hood to make navigation occur
Not saying it isnt possible but its not as simple as it sounds
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