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Perhaps I should just bite the bullet and buy a dedicated server. [...] It would allow me to restore the old posts, as well as do drastic improvements on the speed and usability of the site.
Has any kind of decision been made on this front? It's just as ashamed as I ought to be being emotionally attached to posts on a message board I'm actively missing old posts. Reading older posts here has always been a large part of the attraction of the place, for me, at least. Or if you're deciding not to do the whole expensive, post-restorin', speed-increasin' upgrade thing, any idea of an estimate as to when you'd maybe get a chance to archiving older posts for public access? I mean, should the answer be November 2027 then that's the answer and I'll just have to make my peace with it, I would just be grateful at having some kind of idea as to what the answer might actually be, regardless of how much I may or may not like it, if answering that sort of question is at all possible.
I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.