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Is there a way to access old posts? - spikey - Jul 2, 2013 04:55 AM
browsing the forums I notice lot of links to old threads, like this:
not currently reachable.
Are such posts lost? If not, is there a way to translate the old thread ids to actual ones?
RE: Is there a way to access old posts? - SethWillits - Jul 2, 2013 10:07 AM
All of the old threads are still around, but I have no idea what that would have linked to. AFAIK, all of the old thread ids were imported exactly as they were before, and so there should be a thread 15317, but I don't see it. Maybe an upgrade to the forum software messed this all up without me knowing.
FWIW: The URLs by default are thread-ID.html, but you can also use the form showthread.php?tid=ID. Apparently the older t=ID does not work which could be fixed with some modrewrite.
RE: Is there a way to access old posts? - SethWillits - Jul 2, 2013 10:15 AM
Sigh. Yep. Somewhere along the way the thread ids changed. With 10,000 threads, there's no way to fix this.
RE: Is there a way to access old posts? - AnotherJake - Jul 2, 2013 10:50 AM
After some sleuthing I *think* I found that thread here: http://www.idevgames.com/forums/thread-2515.html
1 down, 9,999 to go
That was some old pong thing that hairball was messing with. I wound up writing a different implementation for him, which uses my timing algorithm which I learned from ThemsAllTook's timing tutorial. That should be here at iDG too, but I don't have a link handy for it.
 Here it is: http://www.idevgames.com/articles/timebasedanimation