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What happens when people leave?

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

What happens when people leave?

Just out of interest, I was checking a post from almost 10 years ago, and I saw that a comment that I had noted at the time was no longer present in the thread. There's no sign of the commenter either, whose name I had noted too.

So, just wondering what happens when someone is no longer present on The Fresh Loaf. Does all trace of them vanish?

Jeremy

clazar123's picture
clazar123

Floyd knows.

I would guess that somewhere between updates, software changes,changes to the forum to go along with changing laws, antihacking/repairing from hacking over the years may have all had some affect on the threads. This forum has been around a long time now.

 

DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

Jeremy, a while back I think Floyd purged some older records for people that are no longer active. Storage space is not free. Unfortunately we lost some valuable data.

Dan

SeasideJess's picture
SeasideJess

Hi Dan, after I read your comment it occurred to me to wonder if you know about the Wayback Machine. With a rough idea of date, and a few data points/keywords/names, you might be able to recover the info from lost posts and make it available again as new posts

DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

Floyd has restored particular data in the past. I assume he queries the database. If you are looking for something in particular, he may be able to help. You’d have to get with him.

Dan

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

I didn't think to try The Internet Archive, and may now do so. I was just curious, is all. Thanks. As for the costs of storage, I for one would be prepared to pay at least a little, because I value the forum and all the work that goes into it.