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Axe Thrower Posts: 315 Karma: +22/-0 ****

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The old forum has gone?!
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:19:00 AM »
I guess it had to happen eventually, but it looks like the old forum at http://war2.warcraft.org/forum/ has finally gone :( or at least its down right now.

But it doesn't look like it's just down because the homepage of warcraft.org is still there collecting clicks, but all the links on it are broken. Maybe (hopefully) I'm wrong.

Anybody know if there's a backup/archive of this anywhere? Would be a shame to lose all that history (lame-ass flame wars and all)

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Re: The old forum has gone?!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 10:34:19 AM »
All of $paCes and claws multiple accounts posts on those forums need to be saved for humanitys sake.
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Re: The old forum has gone?!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 09:28:54 PM »
Axolotl answered me: "Let me find out...." on dec 15.
And nothing more...

According to "no such domain" answer, that looks like things go really bad with it.
I'd be glad to attach that forum as occult.war2.ru or to setup new phpbb forum with restored database dump somewhere or to do anything else for that, but Axolotl doesn't answer.
That's really sad to loose all that data.

All we have now is a static copy, recursively downloaded with max depth 3...
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Re: The old forum has gone?!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 10:44:06 PM »
Axolotl answered me: "Let me find out...." on dec 15.
And nothing more...

According to "no such domain" answer, that looks like things go really bad with it.
I'd be glad to attach that forum as occult.war2.ru or to setup new phpbb forum with restored database dump somewhere or to do anything else for that, but Axolotl doesn't answer.
That's really sad to loose all that data.

All we have now is a static copy, recursively downloaded with max depth 3...
Well maybe not true! How deep the wayback machine go? Have you checked? I archived the forums before I left there a few years ago.
Axe Thrower Posts: 315 Karma: +22/-0 ****

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Re: The old forum has gone?!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 06:33:13 AM »
Looks like most some of the old forum is still here http://occult.war2.ru/forum/index.htm

You cant log in or anything because it tries to authenticate at war2.warcraft.org, which doesn't exist but you can still read the posts.... for now.

> Would be really good if someone can rehost this <    :)


Glad its still there, otherwise I might never have seen this again!!  :o
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Re: The old forum has gone?!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 10:33:20 PM »
.... for now.

we host that, so it's not going away as long as the other sites are up. Would be nice to get the full database but that's in axo's hands. :o