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04-19-2013, 08:04 AM
I noticed reading through some post that people refer to older post that may contain info and pic's I could use being new here.
Is there an archive option here or some way to access those old post.

Scott O
04-19-2013, 10:09 AM
First, you will need to join to gain full access. Best $12 you will ever spend! Second, there were some problems with the database recently and some older posts may have been lost (As I understand it...those in the know can comment more accurately!)

04-19-2013, 11:15 AM
You are right on both counts, Scott. In addition, there is an ARCHIVE button at the bottom of the screen. I'm the first to admit that I'm not clear about exactly what is in the Archives, or not in the Archives, and how it got there. But I do note that there are at least some posts from the very early days of the Board (pre-2002) by members who no longer appear in the Memebership list in any form. The Archives are not easliy searched - but interesting stuff may be lurking there. On the other hand, I would bet that virtually all of the interesting content has been repeated since the "new" board came on line in 2002 or so. The exception, of course, might be stuff that is relevant only to very early TMs - such as 1989.


04-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Another option can be to use the Internet archive at web.archive.org. Put the forum URL (the WWW address) and look at old snapshots of the site. It appears the earliest archive is from September 2004.