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I can't find my old posts from my Profile anymore

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Post by Mithrandir-Olorin » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:55 pm

That used to be easy to do, but a lot of Forum are removing that feature lately.

I know a lot of Forums don't want people bumping old topics, a policy I disagree with but respect. The issue is I sometimes need to remind myself what I've said online in the past.

For example, on the Pokemon forum I made a post about equating various Pokemon with the sigils of the Houses of Westeros from Game of Thrones, I apparently never made a copy of that list on my own hard-rive so now I can't remember what exactly I did there. I'd like to go over it, see if I wanna change anything and then post it on my Blog and/or Bulbapedia.

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Post by Validecember » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:23 am

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way to browse a user's posts anymore. There's the search bar in the upper-right corner, but it's limited in function.

Do you remember around what time you made the post?

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Post by Mithrandir-Olorin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:24 pm

I think it was around the time of GOT season 2.

I've tried scrolling the Pokemon forum but can't find it. Maybe it got deleted for some reason.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:14 pm

Unfortunately, a lot of random posts/topics got eaten when we moved servers again. That could be what happened.
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Post by Validecember » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 pm

Yeah, I glanced through the Pokémon forum and couldn't find anything.

Was it a topic of its own, or was it a post in someone else's thread?

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Post by Mithrandir-Olorin » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:00 am

It was one I started.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:54 am

Archival sites are probably all you've got, then. It sounds like it was up for a decent amount of time before the server switch, so there's a pretty good chance Wayback Machine/Internet Archive scraped it at some point.

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Post by Shane » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:44 pm

Very little has been deleted in quite some time. We did have the loss of a few months with the transition, but I believe those were a lot older. These are the two I see that you started.

http://www.vgf.com/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=90161
http://www.vgf.com/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=81423
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Post by Mithrandir-Olorin » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 pm

Yeah, that I was able to find those but not this one has me thinking it must have vanished.

I think I was able to recreate the list from scratch.

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