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Post by Sic Pup » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:11 am

Savannah wrote:I don't know how to preserve an entire thread with authors and everything (screenshots? something else? hrm . . . sounds like it takes up a lot of space) but I definitely have some favorite pieces of advice I like to link to. I think I'll make it a goal to copy at least the text of 10 (attributed) pieces before June 20.
I recently discovered this neat little screen capture utility called Faststone capture. The beauty of it is you can use it to "scroll" and it will capture full pages of forums, I ended up with one file per page of a thread (not perfect but better than one file per "screen" capture). You can have it generate a file in any number of formats (I found .PDF very useful). It's shareware but it does have a fill featured demo period (I forgot how long it was).

http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm

I have no affiliation; just thought it was a neat little tool (ergo I registered my copy).

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Edit: Afterthought - I'm sure one could find a utility to merge .PDFs which opens up the posibility of one file per multiple page thread, hell if you're enterprising (read bat-shit loco) one could probably replicate a mini-ePlaya for personal use on their HD.
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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:15 am

Thanks! :) I admit I'll probably just do things in a very rudimentary way, but I do like a referral in case I become ambitious. (And someone else will surely use it.)

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:27 am

Even if all the data is lost, we'll all get over it and move forward. It won't take long to get the relevant info reposted. As for the rest, should it be lost, such is life.

That being said, chances of not losing data during upgrades is increased by doing them in a timely manner as they are released by the community or manufacturer. It's a lot harder to have to upgrade a system when several incremental upgrades have been missed.

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Post by lazerfox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:29 am

FIGJAM wrote:Redo the cooler thread?

I think not!
I haven't made mine yet....OH Man...going to go copy it to my computer now!!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:32 am

My experience with these sorts of things is this: When things change, they generally change for the worse.

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Post by Bob » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:33 am

There were one or two iterations of the eplaya running on Web Crossing software between 1998 & 2003.

Curious why "beta" is used for something intended to be released in a week or two.
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Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:38 am

lazerfox wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Redo the cooler thread?

I think not!
I haven't made mine yet....OH Man...going to go copy it to my computer now!!
If you need any help, PM me.
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Post by lazerfox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:51 am

FIGJAM wrote:
lazerfox wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Redo the cooler thread?

I think not!
I haven't made mine yet....OH Man...going to go copy it to my computer now!!
If you need any help, PM me.
Thanks!!!

I'm at work so I'm taking "snags" of it so I can also keep the links you've posted for materials.

*Wonders if she can export to linkable PDF??*

so much to do!!!!!!!

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Post by Elliot » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:59 pm

KineticV, is screen-shotting the best way? I just selected and copied the whole post, then pasted it into MS Word -- photos and all.
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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:57 pm

I totally forgot how well Word works these days. :lol:

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Post by illy dilly » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:55 pm

Elliot wrote:KineticV, is screen-shotting the best way? I just selected and copied the whole post, then pasted it into MS Word -- photos and all.
I don't know how apt you are with Power Point. But it acts very much the same. Though, you can create a slide as big as you want, then drop a bunch of screen shots all onto the same slide.
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Post by illy dilly » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:03 pm

Another option is to do a File, 'save page as', then go with "Web Page, Complete" as the file type. For Fire Fox


For Internet explorer, I think, the only difference is 'save as' instead of 'save page as'. Also, make sure you go with the web page complete. It takes more memory than the 'archive' file type, but I always have trouble reloading the archive file types.
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Post by Kinetik V » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:14 pm

I'm using SnagIt for all of my screenshots and that's all I know these days.

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Post by capjbadger » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:45 pm

Personally I don't give a rats ass about my "post count", but to lose all the old threads would be a shameful and destructive loss of information. Please do not let this happen.

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Post by chris2010 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:21 pm

I can't wait to see the NEW ePlaya!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:27 pm

jkisha wrote:Even if all the data is lost, we'll all get over it and move forward. It won't take long to get the relevant info reposted. As for the rest, should it be lost, such is life.
I'm kinda with you. I would miss the bar threads, so much life there.
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:03 pm

it is obviously a conspiracy to remove the Dr. Dre / Burning Man / Masonic information from the eyes of the world.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:49 pm

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jkisha wrote:Even if all the data is lost, we'll all get over it and move forward. It won't take long to get the relevant info reposted. As for the rest, should it be lost, such is life.
I'm kinda with you. I would miss the bar threads, so much life there.
But we are but fragile boats on a wide, wondrous ocean...
Ya, there would be a tinge of yearning over the lost nostalgia, but after that...

Maybe they should just wait and do it while we're all at the burn. Then we could all be pleasantly (or not) surprised when we return to relate our adventures.
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Post by Kinetik V » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:17 pm

jkisha wrote: Maybe they should just wait and do it while we're all at the burn. Then we could all be pleasantly (or not) surprised when we return to relate our adventures.
Oh no you don't...they did that last time. No repeats please!
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Post by C187 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:54 am

mdmf007 wrote:One thing the fabulous code gurus did was keep the interface looking the same.
That's only because the web team doesn't have a designer, let's be honest. ;)lol

So will it still be phpBB or some new system?

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Post by moonrise » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:13 am

capjbadger wrote:Personally I don't give a rats ass about my "post count", but to lose all the old threads would be a shameful and destructive loss of information. Please do not let this happen.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:22 am

C187 wrote:
mdmf007 wrote:One thing the fabulous code gurus did was keep the interface looking the same.
That's only because the web team doesn't have a designer, let's be honest. ;)lol

So will it still be phpBB or some new system?
LOL. Word!
I'm not that up on open source, but aren't there usually tons of free or even reasonably priced themes for these sorts of out of the box solutions? I mean, there's not a lot of customization really necessary based on the seemingly modest implementation of bells and whistles here to date.
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Post by Minxy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:08 am

I hope all the old posts are saved as others have said as that's a lot of history and information to lose.

But everything changes...and we'll weather this. :D I'm sure the new Eplaya will be faster, stronger, more powerful!!! *crosses fingers*

And just for fun...
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ibdave wrote:what about JK?
He can jack up his count all day long.... 8) 8) 8)
Hell ya! BTW ibdave, I got a copy of your greeter schedule in my email. :shock:
I got a copy, too. Silly Ibdave. :D :D

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Post by Sail Man » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:28 pm

Shambala wrote:Some of my finest writing is in those archives. I am hoping that somehow those older posting from everyone can be saved and brought forward. What a shame if all this is lost.
Shambala, here is the phone number for the National Archive. Maybe you can call them and have the Eplaya archives immortalized for all of humanity immemorial :wink:

1-866-272-6272
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1-86-NARA-NARA

Eon's from now they will tell stories of all the children touring the National Archives exclaiming "Sham Wow!"


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Post by Sail Man » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:36 pm

Kinetic V wrote:Why do I have this increasing feeling of dread about this upgrade? Despite the best of intentions and promises that they would preserve the old stuff we lost the first version of the eplaya many years back...and if the Vegas Sportsbooks would allow such a bet I'd put $20 down on the same thing happening again.

In short the track record for these sorts of things redefines the word "sketchy". Now I know...there's a brand new IT team, yadda yadda yadda, but I hope they really put a lot of thought into how to pull this off.

Meanwhile I'll be screenshotting the school bus thread and a couple of invaluable resources....just in case.

Oh Oh!!! Can one of you professional screen shot wizards preserve this thread?

A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
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Post by ibdave » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Minxy wrote:I hope all the old posts are saved as others have said as that's a lot of history and information to lose.

But everything changes...and we'll weather this. :D I'm sure the new Eplaya will be faster, stronger, more powerful!!! *crosses fingers*

And just for fun...
jkisha wrote:
ibdave wrote:what about JK?
He can jack up his count all day long.... 8) 8) 8)
Hell ya! BTW ibdave, I got a copy of your greeter schedule in my email. :shock:
I got a copy, too. Silly Ibdave. :D :D
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Post by lazerfox » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:18 am

Sail Man wrote: Oh Oh!!! Can one of you professional screen shot wizards preserve this thread?

A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
It may be fun to get new pics up...but either way someone should...maybe we could break it up into number of pages per person or something since it is so large!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:57 pm

We have about ~30,000 threads.
I'm wondering what the cost in electricity is. I think that a simple rule on the order of "any thread without a post in a year with less than 5 posts goes", would be useful.
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Post by FIGJAM » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:19 pm

Maybe all the starred threads?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:22 am

Okay, that's easy (I assume) and it would flush out a great deal of chaff.
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