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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Jan 19 4.03pm Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

From years ago? Does anyone know?

I tried under the profile page but it only shows the recent messages

 

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View Frickin Saweet's Profile Frickin Saweet Flag Just outside The Cronx 11 Jan 19 4.16pm Send a Private Message to Frickin Saweet Add Frickin Saweet as a friend

if you can remember a particularly witty retort then the search bar should help.

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Jan 19 4.42pm Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

I mean more like ALL of them

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell 11 Jan 19 5.02pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Have you tried going into your 'inbox' & then backtracking? Mine lists all of mine going back to 2006(ish)

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 11 Jan 19 6.12pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo


I tried under the profile page but it only shows the recent messages

I assume that you mean posts which some other forum software refers to as messages.

If there is a way then I haven't found it which can sometimes be a bit of a pain.

If you use the search facility and type in matteo you may come up with some more but it isn't ideal

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Jan 19 8.09pm Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Posts, yes, thanks anyway.

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 11 Jan 19 9.10pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

You can't. In the busier forums they simply drop off the boards once the capacity of that forum has been reached. Palace talk goes back about 5 years but over 100 pages, General talk goes back about 4 years but less than 30 pages worth.

You could try a Google cache search.

 


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chateauferret Flag 11 Jan 19 11.40pm

Question is have they been deleted off the database and if so have they been archived somewhere? Just because the software doesn't have the functionality to access them at the web portal doesn't mean a nice administrator armed with a SQL prompt couldn't get them back.

There should be a data retention policy that defines how long data should be retained for and when it should be deleted but there's no requirement for it to be any particular period (in a case like this).

If we still had thick client newsreaders and sent our messages via NNTP of course your client software would have kept a copy of everything you did locally. I'm not a fan of web applications for a number of reasons, and this lack of control on the client side is one of them. I think news still exists but it's nothing like what it was before these web fora came along and there isn't, and never was, such a thing as alt.fan.crystal-palace (as far as I know).

BTW the BBS seems to let me find all posts by a given user going back to the year dot - I just picked a longstanding user there at random and found stuff he'd posted in 2004. And you can get posts by W^H Trolley going back well before that :-)


Edited by chateauferret (11 Jan 2019 11.54pm)

 


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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag The toppermost of the poppermost 12 Jan 19 10.01am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Have you tried going into your 'inbox' & then backtracking? Mine lists all of mine going back to 2006(ish)

And not a single apology for any of them.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell 12 Jan 19 10.14am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

And not a single apology for any of them.

I have my uses

 


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View pefwin's Profile pefwin Flag Where you have to have an English ... 17 Jan 19 5.16pm Send a Private Message to pefwin Add pefwin as a friend

have you tried the wayback machine?

I've noticed "some editing" does happen as well so whatever you want find may have been deleted.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 17 Jan 19 5.45pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Have you tried using a flux capacitor?

 


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