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twister
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03/13/02 06:48 PM
No Moving On [re: Emil]  

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And... we have to live with the fact that this is a discussion forum and old threads cannot be saved forever.


I disagree entirely. In fact, if it weren't for the fact those old threads are going to be archived and will be accesible once more I'd be more than a little distraught. Sure, a lot of the posts back then were mindless twaddle, much like now - but there was a myriad of brilliant thoughts, hilarious comments and thought-provoking speeches contained within those threads. And not just my posts - but other people's too. That there was one of those hilarious comments of which I spoke, in case you missed it.

And a life-span encourages a "chat" mentality. I'm sure some posters here would fully advocate this mentality, but Evan has always maintained from the beginning that this is not to be one of those types of message boards - which I completely stand by because those types of message boards are, to be fair, complete shite.

And with a life-span people are less likely to strive for "classic" threads. It may be hard to believe, but I've created threads myself that I simply wouldn't have considered worth the effort if they were going to disappear within a few months. As pretentious as this might sound (and I'm actually not talking about my posts for this) a good piece of writing deserves to be maintained for all time, whether it's a book, a poem, or a post on an internet message board. I don't think we should "live with the fact" that they can't be kept forever, I think we should do anything we can to keep them.

I, for one, would gladly pay real money for a disc of all the threads currently AWOL.

I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.


 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*The Archives  Ruskie03/12/02 07:25 PM
.*Corner Chestnut and Low  Auntie Prism01/20/09 05:53 PM
.*That was particularly painful  PHOENIX02/05/09 06:06 AM
.*Judge Yrself  Remade/Remodeled01/21/09 04:03 PM
.*Someday Sweetheart  Auntie Prism01/21/09 04:52 PM
.*You're the limit TOO MUCH FOR ME  Auntie Prism01/21/09 05:20 PM
.*Again?  Ruskie04/07/02 10:17 AM
.*Re: The Archives  Paris03/17/02 10:42 PM
.*Re: The Archives  Cisite03/13/02 02:29 PM
.*Re: The Archives  sedna03/13/02 03:39 PM
.*Re: The Archives  nigelp03/13/02 03:01 AM
.*Re: The Archives  Evan TorrieAdministrator03/13/02 03:17 AM
.*A Suggestion  twister03/14/02 00:45 AM
.*Right?  NoGame03/16/02 08:15 AM
.*NoGame's PMs  Bandit03/16/02 06:02 PM
.*NoGame's Clinton Files  NoGame03/17/02 08:45 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion  bowiefanpeter03/14/02 01:31 AM
.*Re: A Suggestion  Evan TorrieAdministrator03/19/02 06:16 PM
.*Um, Evan?  twister04/15/02 08:37 PM
.*A couple of months on...  twister06/21/02 07:06 PM
.*The return of the fat black "Oops"  WildWind04/25/02 04:33 PM
.*Re: The return of the fat black "Oops"  Tristan04/25/02 07:00 PM
.*bug   Tati_wl04/25/02 09:18 PM
.*Re: A Suggestion  Alys03/20/02 00:29 AM
.*...or I could go to Calgary and borrow yours  Tati_wl03/20/02 06:23 AM
.*The Future  NoGame03/20/02 10:08 AM
.*Ditto  white rabbit03/20/02 10:24 AM
.*Subject  Ruskie03/19/02 11:32 PM
.*Quick Everyone - Seduce Evan!  twister03/19/02 07:35 PM
.*seduce Evan? Bring a sheep  Tati_wl03/19/02 11:04 PM
.*Bringing on the Sheep  flossie03/20/02 00:29 AM
.*Interpretation  AdamModerator03/16/02 07:36 PM
.*Re: The Archives  nigelp03/13/02 03:45 AM
.*Suggestions for change  WildWind03/13/02 10:20 AM
.*Re: Suggestions for change  nigelp03/13/02 01:15 PM
.*Deleting users  WildWind03/16/02 09:50 AM
.*Re: Deleting users  bowiefanpeter03/16/02 03:20 PM
.*Users or pictures?  WildWind03/17/02 11:10 AM
.*Re: Users or pictures?  AdamModerator03/17/02 08:09 PM
.*Re: Deleting users  nigelp03/16/02 02:21 PM
.*Re: The Archives  Emil03/13/02 10:15 AM
..No Moving On  twister03/13/02 06:48 PM
.*Life-spans  twister03/13/02 01:59 AM
.*A faster board can only be a good thing  WildWind03/13/02 00:45 AM
.*Re: The Archives  AdamModerator03/12/02 11:14 PM
.*archives? will be a legend  Tati_wl03/12/02 10:24 PM
.*Re: archives? will be a legend  AdamModerator03/12/02 11:27 PM
.*Marketing Oppourtunities  Ruskie03/12/02 11:44 PM
.*Re: Marketing Oppourtunities  bowiefanpeter03/13/02 00:01 AM
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