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Who runs this place
« on: October 29, 2023, 11:03:51 am »

Hi all,
So who runs this forum?

Since this place kind of feels as though its winding down, and a lot of the long time personalities here seem to have finally (after decades!) moved on; I feel grief a bit and nostalgia at our little community and would hate for it to some day fall off the internet forever.

Can we put something in place so that this forum is archived forever?
Perhaps it can be properly submitted to the internet archive so that every post is properly saved?

This is one of the - if not the most loyal dedicated fanbase I have been a part of.
I've been coming here since the early 2000s. 
And a part of the community before there even was a UQM and our only effort was TimeWarp.
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Re: Who runs this place
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2023, 02:07:54 pm »

Serge van de boom is the one you're looking for
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2024, 01:48:24 am »

There appears to already be a pretty comprehensive backup of these forums on the Way Back Machine. I had the same concern as often only a tiny fraction of dead forums can be found on archive.org, but when I checked some of the very old threads I participated in, they were all already archived years ago. Additionally, here's a small sampling of pages I just checked:

Random thread from 2002 w/ one reply, first archived in 2020: http://web.archive.org/web/20200804170911/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=160.0

Random thread from 2005 + page 94 of General Discussion w/ zero replies, first archived 2022: http://web.archive.org/web/20220818014643/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=2458.0

Random thread from 2003 + page 49 of Technical issues, first archived 2022: http://web.archive.org/web/20220813052348/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=784.0

Random thread from 2004-2007 + page 24 of the Starbase Café, all 6 pages have been archived (the Way Back Machine is sometimes really bad about archiving multi-page threads): http://web.archive.org/web/20211203223342/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=1560.0

Your thread, first archived a little more than a month after you posted it: http://web.archive.org/web/20231206105722/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=8036.0

The newest thread in the General Discussion (posted April 24, 2024) has not yet been archived (
http://web.archive.org/web/20240000000000*/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=8040.0), but the second newest (posted October 24, 2024) has been (http://web.archive.org/web/20231203181321/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=8035.0).

Here you can see that more than 10,000 pages from this forum are already on the Way Back Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://forum.uqm.stack.nl/*

My sampling included a few more very old, middle aged, and new threads and everything I checked that was more than a few months old had already been archived.

In contrast, I found a fair number of gaps in the forums over on the Pages of Now and Forever. Examples:

http://web.archive.org/web/20240000000000*/https://www.star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1196

http://web.archive.org/web/20240000000000*/https://www.star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=937
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