A question for you gentlemen.
Backhoe and I have both recently noticed that material from all posts before some date in 2001 seem to be MIA. When you hit the links you get:
No such file (give_legacy_article)
Backhoe has a link to one such thread in the replied-to post. I have several more handy, if you need them.
What is the status of those threads? Are they gone forever? Might they return some day?
They’re still online, but they’re in the old flat file format and can’t be readily loaded into our database. There also seems to be some problem getting them uncompressed and out of the server cache. If you get the “legacy file” message, you can try reload or refresh and usually within three or four tries the thread will come up. You can’t post to them though.