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phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:06 pm
by stevemagruder
In the phpBB2 EOL notice, it says "The phpBB2 support forums have been locked and will remain available in this "archived" state for a number of months". Can anyone tell me if there is a specific date that these will no longer be available? I still refer to the mod discussions from time to time and would sure hate to lose them.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:25 pm
by stickerboy
All the dates can be found in this announcement :)
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 4&t=900655

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:35 pm
by stevemagruder
cherokee red wrote:All the dates can be found in this announcement :)
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 4&t=900655
OK, thanks. So, May 1 is the date.

I wish there was a straightforward way for copying all the associated mod discussions without doing printouts. I guess I'm going to have to kill a tree. Bummer.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:54 pm
by narqelion
print them to file with a pdf writer. :) No tree killing necessary. ;)

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:58 pm
by Dog Cow
stevemagruder wrote: I wish there was a straightforward way for copying all the associated mod discussions without doing printouts. I guess I'm going to have to kill a tree. Bummer.
There's an archiving project underway. They won't be lost forever.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:12 pm
by A_O_C
Is that so? Where?

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:15 pm
by stevemagruder
narqelion wrote:print them to file with a pdf writer. :) No tree killing necessary. ;)
True dat. :)

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:15 pm
by narqelion
A_O_C wrote:Is that so? Where?
I would imagine several places. ;)

@stevemagruder, it's what I did. :P

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:17 pm
by stevemagruder
Dog Cow wrote:
stevemagruder wrote: I wish there was a straightforward way for copying all the associated mod discussions without doing printouts. I guess I'm going to have to kill a tree. Bummer.
There's an archiving project underway. They won't be lost forever.
Any details? I would certainly prefer to access these discussions pretty much the way I can at this point.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
by Dog Cow
Well, the Web Archive has always maintained a decent mirror of phpBB discussions.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:13 pm
by stevemagruder
If anyone has already downloaded all the phpBB 2.0 mods and placed their associated discussions into PDF files, I would gladly pay a reasonable price for these on CD, or an FTP location I can download from. PM me if you want to make a deal.

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:16 pm
by A_O_C
I would imagine that would be alot of work... :lol:

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:52 pm
by Dog Cow
stevemagruder wrote:If anyone has already downloaded all the phpBB 2.0 mods and placed their associated discussions into PDF files, I would gladly pay a reasonable price for these on CD, or an FTP location I can download from. PM me if you want to make a deal.
Here you are: http://phpbb2refugees.com/viewtopic.php?t=241

(If that link ever goes away, PM me or send me an email or something)
A_O_C wrote:I would imagine that would be alot of work... :lol:
That's a programmer's job, for sure. ;)

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:40 am
by stevemagruder
Dog Cow wrote:
stevemagruder wrote:If anyone has already downloaded all the phpBB 2.0 mods and placed their associated discussions into PDF files, I would gladly pay a reasonable price for these on CD, or an FTP location I can download from. PM me if you want to make a deal.
Here you are: http://phpbb2refugees.com/viewtopic.php?t=241

(If that link ever goes away, PM me or send me an email or something)
Excellent! That will save me a lot of time I was going to have to spend. Is there a donation link I can send to?

Also, did you have plans to make available the mod's associated discussions, as they often contain very useful tips/tricks to go along with implementation of the mod?

Re: phpBB2 forum archive availability

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:49 am
by Dog Cow
stevemagruder wrote:Is there a donation link I can send to?
No.
Also, did you have plans to make available the mod's associated discussions, as they often contain very useful tips/tricks to go along with implementation of the mod?
Yes.