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    Retrieving old threads

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jon_Rick on 12-Oct-03 20:44. Added more threads.)</P>Hi,

    Is it possible to retrieve any of the following threads, which, unfortunately, I never resolved and which all say:

    "We cannot proceed.

    "We encountered a problem. The reason reported was:

    "The post you are looking for could not be found.

    1. http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...p;Number=240807
    Subject: AutoFit
    Lounge: Excel

    2. http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...p;Number=238085
    Subject: Formatting plain-text e-mails using a macro (2002)
    Lounge: Outlook

    3. http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...p;Number=237983
    Subject: Replicating a custom field (2002 SP-2)
    Lounge: Word

    4. http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...p;Number=230876
    Subject: Change default grammar and style settings (2002)
    Lounge: Word

    5. http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...p;Number=210624
    Subject: What folders should I backup? (2002 SP-2)
    Lounge: Word

    Thanks!

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    Re: 'The post you are looking for could not be found.'

    Jonathan,

    I tried to go to this post number from the "view post number" block on the lower left corner of each page and got basically the same results.

    I would first suspect a wrong post number, but secondly I think it depends on how old the post was. I understand that there has been some house cleaning of some areas to allieviate the space problem we currently are having in the Lounge. So, POSSIBLY, that was one of the victims of the purgeing?

    Maybe one of the "Mods" could jump in here to verify that. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    After readng the edited post, I checked all of the new post numbers and got the same results. ??

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    Dates

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for your reply. Here are the dates of the last e-mails I received from the LoungeAdmin pertaining to the below threads:

    1. 4/2/03
    2. 3/25/03
    3. 3/24/03
    4. 3/2/03
    5. 1/4/03

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    Because of the popularity of the Lounge, it was beginning to use too many resources on the server. To keep from being shut down altogether, the Lounge Admin had to remove the Lounge Search facility, and also set the Lounge parameters to remove all threads that have not been active for the last 90 days. Therefore, if those threads have not been active for 90 or more days, they are nolonger available.

    Once a permanent solution is found, it is hoped that those old messages can be restored.
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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jon_Rick on 12-Oct-03 22:23. )</P>Hi Legare,

    Thanks for your reply. Just 2 last things:

    1. If you discard threads that are "inactive" for more than 90 days, why is http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...vc=1#Post210182 -- from 1/03 -- still accessible?

    2. Is there no archive for threads inactive for more than 90 days?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    1. Some forums escaped the massive culling of threads.

    2. Some loungers may have kept their e-mail digests. Apart from that, the old threads are not available at the moment. They are not lost, however. A backup was made before they were deleted. But Claude can't restore them before the problem of server overload has been solved.

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    I think that the 90-day expiry rule is a bit off the mark. From memory, when the volume of posts hit crisis point, the rule was introduced as a one-off event to reduce the number. Most of the forums then reverted to "never expiring".
    (At the top of each forum index page is a link titled Forum Information which tells you on the last line the life expectancy of a thread. Scuttlebutt threads, for example, expire 14 days after the last post.)
    Thus, what you should find is that there are no posts older than 90 days prior to the date the cull was made.

    As Hans said, the archives do exist but are not currently or readily available. I'll see what I can do to dig out the ones you need as soon as I have a free moment...

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    Thanks Hans and Leif. If you can dig up those posts, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks again.

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    Here are the Word Threads. (I don't have your Excel and Outlook threads.) HTH
    Attached Files Attached Files
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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    Excel and Outlook threads attached - or at least as much of them as I can find.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

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    Re: Retrieving old threads

    Unkamunka and Leif: Thanks so much! If you ever need a favor--or two or three--please ask.

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