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concern about all the links i have previously bookmarked

emosbaugh Jun 24, 2006 01:26 AM

i previously posted this on the help page but feel it may be better suited for this page.

is there any way to retrieve any previous posts we have bookmarked? maybe with the post # at the end of the url? i have more than 100 ch bookmarks that i can no longer access.

besides this, love the new site.


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    jimleff Jun 24, 2006 01:32 AM

    Our dev team is working on a possible fix. No promises. Hey, at least we have a working search engine, to find stuff again. And it's pretty cool we have all the old data at all (it took a lot of work to import).

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    1. re: jimleff
      Joe Blowe Jun 24, 2006 02:44 AM

      Just curious: What kind of numbers are we talkin' here? Gigs, Terabytes, Peta...

      1. re: Joe Blowe
        Jim Leff Jun 24, 2006 02:47 AM

        I believe it's pterodactylbytes

        1. re: Joe Blowe
          Harlan Jun 24, 2006 12:21 PM

          According to a coder of the software, there were 1.8 million posts transferred.


        2. re: jimleff
          Peter Cuce Jun 24, 2006 01:56 PM

          I notice that if I search for my own name it only finds 30 or so posts, when I know for a fact that I have hundreds. Also, they only span the years 2001 to 2005, and I think I've been posting since 97 or 98.

        3. Luther Jun 24, 2006 02:02 AM

          I'm impressed with the in-site search. Unfortunately, if you don't know the content of the post, it might be difficult to find it from a bookmark.

          Maybe some kind soul could write a script that takes old bookmarks and converts them to new URLs?

          1. Peter Cuce Jun 24, 2006 01:44 PM

            I have hundreds and hundreds of old pages saved, representing hours and hours of research for traveling to different countries. It's kind of a bummer to lose them all.

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            1. re: Peter Cuce
              Chris VR Jun 24, 2006 02:09 PM

              Not sure where you are getting the message that they are lost... Jim says they're working on a fix and will limplement it if possible,

            2. Peter Cuce Jun 24, 2006 02:13 PM

              He said possible fix, no promises.

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              1. re: Peter Cuce
                Chris VR Jun 24, 2006 02:18 PM

                So then they are possibly lost, not lost :-)

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