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Re: RE: Is it all lost?

Postby Lancer » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:23 am

evilnick wrote:We have the old database and I promise that sometime next week we'll look and see if we can get something out of it.


Yayyy!!!! I would really appreciate getting something like this running. Like I suggested earlier - can it fit on one of the DVD's? Placing it online might just result in a large and unnecessary wget raid from lotsa people before it gets pulled for good.

Of course to be of any real use, a forum database that large would have to be searchable, preferably by keyword as well as username.

P.S: Could the Wiki also get resurrected? I had some useful stuff there as well.
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Re: RE: Is it all lost?

Postby richie » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:53 am

evilnick wrote:
richie wrote:
Please could you consider placing the old forums on the internet for a month or so? This way at least everyone has an opportunity to get what they need from it, rather just letting all the old info go to waste.


We have the old database and I promise that sometime next week we'll look and see if we can get something out of it.


Great news, appreciate you are trying, thank you very much.

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Postby nordle » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:50 pm

evilnick wrote:We have the old database and I promise that sometime next week we'll look and see if we can get something out of it.


If you can get the data onto a DVD coverdisc, that sounds like a great idea!
Fingers crossed...
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Postby Marrea » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:20 pm

Rhakios wrote:
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Is it difficult to install/use Fink?


A quick read of the instructions was all I needed, the main benefit of Fink, it seems to me, is that it installs in its own hierarchy and thus does not interfere with the existing installation.)


Rhakios

Many thanks.

I think what I will do is get a little more used to Mac first and then I will have a look at Fink and see how I get on.

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Re: RE: Is it all lost?

Postby smita034 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:52 pm

evilnick wrote:We have the old database and I promise that sometime next week we'll look and see if we can get something out of it.
any news on this? there was some very handy stuff from the old site that i would find handy ¬¬
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Re: RE: Is it all lost?

Postby richie » Mon May 16, 2005 12:44 pm

Hi

evilnick wrote:We have the old database and I promise that sometime next week we'll look and see if we can get something out of it.


Have you had chance to look in to this, wondered if the old forum info will be appearing on the site or on the cover disk?

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Postby lxfadmin » Tue May 17, 2005 1:43 pm

This is still somrthing ongoing, extractign useful data and injecting it into the DB has been a little more complicated that expected.
personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...
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Postby Nigel » Tue May 17, 2005 2:43 pm

lxfadmin wrote:personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...


There's one in Neverland that could be out of a job soon... :D
Hope this helps,

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Postby nordle » Tue May 17, 2005 11:37 pm

lxfadmin wrote:This is still somrthing ongoing, extractign useful data and injecting it into the DB has been a little more complicated that expected.
personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...


Seriously, do you buy the peanuts by the tonne, or bag, how does that work?
Either way, Im in, 40WPM, should be done by 2022 (just in time for the next upgrade :) )
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Postby Lancer » Sat May 21, 2005 8:31 pm

lxfadmin wrote:This is still somrthing ongoing, extractign useful data and injecting it into the DB has been a little more complicated that expected.
personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...


I hope you're not going through all the posts and deleting stuff you think isn't relevant. Who cares about the double posts either - just preserve them all and get this thing out (please).
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Postby guy » Sun May 22, 2005 11:59 am

lxfadmin wrote:personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...

I have to struggle here not to say something that gets me banned from the forums. :wink:
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Postby towy71 » Sun May 22, 2005 12:40 pm

guy wrote:I have to struggle here not to say something that gets me banned from the forums. :wink:


let me guess, something about editorial team and primates(not archbishops) ;-)
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Postby smita034 » Mon May 23, 2005 9:03 am

lmao *says nothing* :lol: :lol:
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Postby jjmac » Mon May 23, 2005 10:59 am

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extractign useful data and injecting it into the DB has been a little more complicated that expected.
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Any hints as to the kind(s) of complications. Not a "MS document type" type of problem, type of thing, i hope, ... is it ? ... See what happens when you use MS stuff. Bad things always, eventually result :)

>>
I hope you're not going through all the posts and deleting stuff you think isn't relevant.
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ditto on that, there is some really good stuff stashed away in all of that ... the doubles could well be removed though. That should well shrink it down a bit (grin).

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... personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...
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Sounds like a job for sed with pipes and a set of radical regular expresions :)


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Postby richie » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:44 am

lxfadmin wrote:This is still somrthing ongoing, extractign useful data and injecting it into the DB has been a little more complicated that expected.
personally, I think we should hire a chimp to type it all out again...


Hi

I take it still work in progress on this? Rather than trying to merge the old database in to the the new one, how about just putting the old database on the site as a separate link?

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