Did post history get purged somehow?

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Did post history get purged somehow?

Post by Huffdogg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:39 pm

I got busy at work and didn't relist any of my trade offerings posts for a couple of months and came back to find that I cannot find them in my history, despite the fact that there's an option to search as far back as a year and it has only been 3 months since I last posted. Did something happen to the Bartertown forum database whilst I was away? I've been copy/pasting my (very long) list of haves/wants for months and the idea of having to go through thousands of minis again to compile a new list is really daunting.

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Re: Did post history get purged somehow?

Post by MagickalMemories » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:08 am

Bad news, man. If you don't have the list saved, you have to go through it again.
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Re: Did post history get purged somehow?

Post by Plarz » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 pm

You might have a copy saved in a PM somewhere if it was quoted, or you could try something like the way back machine (internet history archives)
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Re: Did post history get purged somehow?

Post by Huffdogg » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:03 pm

Plarz wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 pm
You might have a copy saved in a PM somewhere if it was quoted
Hey this did the trick! Thanks so much for suggesting that; I'd never have thought of it!

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