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Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« on: August 02, 2008, 05:59:25 PM »
I started a thread at old CO, just to find out why soo many threads had the
WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH ! ! !
Here --- > http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1066093

Friendly tone induced (maybe) this response:
Quote from: crazy_monkey1956
Hey, guys. Friendly neighborhood VCL here. I'm fairly certain that this forum is going to survive, though it may end up getting moved again sometime soon. I'll keep you posted.
He seems intent on being helpful, and I hope so.


I've managed to re-find LoP's Omniscificer , and Obeah's Races thread,
but lots of Tleilaxu_Ghola's stuff has disappeared, along with a bunch of the TO-board.
I'm sometimes able to re-find stuff via very specific wording of Google + "Cache" button ONLY.

While I posted a thanks and Star Trek / Star Wars response,
the fact is ...
here we go again , with a twist , ouch.  :pout

Just thought y'all want to know.
You'll notice "carnivore" has set up a workshop, over here.

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 06:11:50 PM »
We might want to start moving in the main things of most of the TO giants if we want them to survive. 100^10 challenge entries, the Wish and the Word, Omniscificer, The Ghola Character and whatnot. Usually the opening posts are enough, the crunch is what I want to save.

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 06:20:47 PM »
Surreal's Handy Links thread should also be able to help locate links to some great
threads.

Aside from the various TO masterpieces I think it's also important to port over most of the 'regular' CO threads, since those offer builds and ideas that are somewhat more playable in a regular campaign (ofcourse this is dependent of the level of opt-fu involved in each thread, but overall it's more usable in a 'normal' campaign than TO stuff).



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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 10:19:28 PM »
I don't think we need to scramble to get the handbooks here. It's definitely not a bad idea either, but I think the old threads are in more danger.
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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 10:46:22 AM »
I don't think we need to scramble to get the handbooks here. It's definitely not a bad idea either, but I think the old threads are in more danger.

Plus, we can remake the handbooks...

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 02:45:40 PM »
Well, technically we could make all the threads, it's not like we didn't have the collective CO-fu to do it, but it is a matter of effectiveness and laziness.

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 03:16:35 PM »
I have backed up all my threads. On the old boards you can save entire threads in .txt format, just open up the thread tools and there should be an option to save it.

That way we can back up a lot of threads easily and without much trouble. Then we can upload here a .zip of all the useful CO stuff (mind you however, they are not exactly easy to read) until someone makes a new thread here.

To find out important threads you can use display options to show threads from the beginning and then sort threads by views. Or just back up everything in the surrealdex.
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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 03:21:31 PM »
Does it wrap it page by page, post by post or an entire thread at once? I might be willing to move the Iron Siege.

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 03:24:36 PM »
Here's a sample attached. It wraps everything, but the layout is awful :P
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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 03:26:06 PM »
Not nearly as bad I thought it would be. Then again, I will be copying some 30 pages. Any idea how that handles links? Does it provide the entire code?

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 03:26:32 PM »
If someone could write a bot that could trawl through my index and save every link one-layer deep... that might work.
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Archived version of the above with working links

The Mango Index - a giant index for all things D&D and where to find them
The Mango List Reborn! - rehosted by KellKheraptis

Lists of Stuff - listing of class features etc and how to get them, etc. sort of like above but a little more specific and sorted by category
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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 06:24:09 PM »
Surreal -- that might be what happened to the Hulking Hurler thread.
One version is the real one.
One version has just 4 pages of it.

Really specific Google + "cache" searching, let me find LoP's Omni and Obeah's Races.
The White Screen of Death threads are the one's I'm concerned about short term.


Dictum Mortuum -- I'm not computer/interweb handy enough to do .txt type stuff.
You want to give a "for Dummies" version of how to do that ?
{ ... because I'm not gonna be able to figure that one out on my own ...}

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 07:04:58 PM »
In case you mean how to download threads as .txt files here is a little rundown:

1. Open the thread you want to download.
2. In the upper right corner of the first post (above the number of the post) you see Thread tools. Click it and select Download this thread and choose to open it in Notepad.
3. ??
4. Profit.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 08:11:29 PM by Tshern »

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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 07:19:16 PM »
If someone could write a bot that could trawl through my index and save every link one-layer deep... that might work.
No need to write anything to crawl - there's software for that. (I even have a Firefox extension, Scrapbook, that does it.) The added value would be saving the vBulletin code too.
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Re: Old CO might get Ganked ... again
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2008, 05:56:17 PM »
Alright, they've got a plan (of sorts) ...
http://forums.gleemax.com/announcement.php?f=20
and then there's a link to the discussion thread.
Looks like old 3.5 CO will probably survive, maybe re-titled, and who knows where it'll be.
And maybe some of those white screen threads will survive.

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