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Freerepublic Archive of articles prior to 2001 -- question (?)
5-24-2008 | vanity

Posted on 05/24/2008 2:59:58 AM PDT by topher

Threads on Freerepublic prior to 9/11 have a different format.

I have tried to search for some of these older articles.

Maybe they are no longer available.

For example:

Catholic ProLifers under attack by McCain

From a historical perspective, it is an interesting article.

One problem I am finding is that vanity articles may not be accessable...

When I try to access such an article, it comes up with:

No such file (give_legacy_article)

Just curious if there is a way for ol' timers to access the archives?

There are much more important things to be done at Free Republic.


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1 posted on 05/24/2008 2:59:58 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

The ‘search’ function has been (and continues to be) a big problem on FR.

For most searching, I use Google and restrict it to “site:freerepublic.com” [without quotes or use the advanced search feature].

FR used to restrict the Google type search engines from accessing the articles/comments, so articles from that period may not be Google-able.

As an alternative, you might try searching the Web Archive

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.freerepublic.com


2 posted on 05/24/2008 3:19:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: topher
No such file (give_legacy_article)

I keep encountering that problem with most of my old bookmarks, and usually- usually, hitting F5 or refresh repeatedly will get it to load.

3 posted on 05/24/2008 3:38:29 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

Thanks for that tip. I tried to link something to another thread and got that error too. Now I can add that little tip to the reply.


4 posted on 05/24/2008 4:53:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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