View Full Version : Something weird with the archives
05-14-2005, 10:48 AM
I went to an old post and clicked on it and it took me to a profile of coco_artist but it is somehow mixed up with the handle of Indica..which I never used ever....that is someone else...then I tried to upload it on my notepad to here and it said it was an invalid file type...but just to let people know..those archives are screwed up :(
05-14-2005, 10:54 AM
Archives......where Noah kept the bees.
05-14-2005, 11:07 AM
see for yourself, this is beyond weird to me
05-14-2005, 01:57 PM
This is what I was saying.
A lot of those archives point to nothing.
A lot point back to TY, where there's nothing.
A lot point back to forum main pages and then to nothing.
There are some that go somewhere, but most seem useless.
The first thing that I did when I saw the link was to go and investigate.
I saw how much work it would be to try and turn this sow's ear into a silk purse.
So, maybe in the future, before people go getting all excited about something they see on the horizon, they can go and check it out and make sure that it's not just a heat shimmer casting a Mirage.
05-14-2005, 03:58 PM
Well the Website is on a MySQL database. This means all the posts are downloaded into an organized Data table. If the Hard Drive containing the data table crashes those entries may be lost. The Web Page itself is in a languaged called PHP. It compiles the page as we vist it. So the page itself has nothing more than links into to database which contains all the data.
Archive may have downloaded a few data tables, because it took snapshots of some of the compiled php functions - but the database which contains everything may be lost - and it is the most important factor.
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