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Old Forum Data.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:25 am
by Moto_Club4AG
Moderators and Admins:

My old backed up data between 1999-2008 is about to be decrypted by my IT guy.

What I was thinking to do is merge that entire data set and posts to this forum so it can be searched and older data be found. Lots of great information is nestled in there.

We don't think we can keep the username intact as it does overlap some names and others by email etc, so all posts will have either appended names or anonymous names but posts be in correct order in respective threads.

I wanted to hear your opinions on the matter.

Thanks as always for your great contributions !!!

MotoP



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Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:53 pm
by oldeskewltoy
information = power

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:37 pm
by yoshimitsuspeed
It would be awesome if old names were carried over with a small change to make it different.
Would it be possible to do something simple like just adding a character like -yoshimitsuspeed?

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:57 am
by Jinsoku
I think it's a great idea that would provide a ton of useful info, it would also provide insight to club4ag's history and members.
good thing you backed up!

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:40 pm
by jondee86
Adding posts from the old forums is a great idea as it puts the
site in the same position it would have been in if the crash had
not occurred.

However, I would suggest (if it is possible) that you be selective
in what data from the old forums you merge into the new forums.
Technical topics will have the most value, but "Fun Talk" and
"Classifieds" will have lost their relevancy by now.

I have the old site bookmarked, and find that useful for referring
to the tech data and reference material. Some automotive sites
provide a link from their current site to data archived as a result
of a site upgrade. That would be another possibility if the old
site remains online.

Cheers... jondee86

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:10 pm
by twnchrgMKI
If I have not logged into this site for some time - IE... a few years, would that be the reason why my old tag is invalid?

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:31 am
by Moto_Club4AG
Thanks for the inputs! Yes irrelevant categories would be flushed before inplementation

Working on more research with my IT man


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Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:32 am
by Moto_Club4AG
Old usernames were imported when we got back with the new forum in 2012. Emails were sent to reset passwords back then


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Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:17 pm
by tiprock
include everything. i need something else to look at besides the same old **** on instagram when i'm waiting around for something, like at the dmv, doctors office.

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:02 pm
by idreamofdrifting
I support this motion.

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:48 am
by morgan
I would love to have all the old tech threads brought over. Theres a broader range on the old one, will there be the same to help organize it? ie-16v, 20v, etc

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:09 am
by hachi-6 D0ri
Do it!!

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:47 am
by ronny
yes moto, i constantly still look for old stuff on the old forum..

the old stuff has amazing info.. im sure the new kids will benefit quite a bit from it, if they look for it. =D

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:41 pm
by ToeKnee805
+1 i think i frequent the old forums more than i do these.

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:29 am
by Evo_lucian
Do it, lots of info on these old threads that myself and countless others have hundreds over hours invested in.

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:15 am
by hachi-6 D0ri
can we get the old color scheme of the the O.G. forum back as well

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:17 pm
by Evo_lucian
hachi-6 D0ri wrote:can we get the old color scheme of the the O.G. forum back as well


that :ugeek:

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:28 pm
by grappletech
hachi-6 D0ri wrote:can we get the old color scheme of the the O.G. forum back as well



This

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:40 pm
by morgan
Its a whole different board host, zeroforum vs phpbb...
Altho, it would be sweet. Pop-ups and all

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:20 am
by grappletech
Ahhh, shows my ignorance lol... Question Morgan, what does the green on your name mean?

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:47 pm
by morgan

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:44 pm
by CFROST
that's pretty cool - thanks for resurrecting it! Do you plan on keeping the old forum and data up so google doesn't get sad 'til the new stuff is indexed?

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:10 am
by AZNWOKZ
The Great ARCHIVE of Club4AG. Still hard to Sticky Threads without getting confused.

Re: Old Forum Data.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:16 am
by onnaj
That's be great! There's loads of usefull information on the old board!

Would be nice if there's a way to keep the old usernames, but imo that's in no way as important as having the old data available.

Thanks!