Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

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Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby JohnAd » September 8th, 2016, 3:21 am

Does anybody connected with the old UK concept 2 forum know if there is a backup anywhere?

If there was could we load it up as read-only on this site? Happy to help with any conversion if required.

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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby Citroen » September 8th, 2016, 6:11 am

Not possible. The UK forum doesn't belong to Concept2 UK or Concept2 Inc. When they had the great split with Indoor Sports Services the forum was left behind because Concept2 Inc. already had this forum.

You'll need to write to ISS http://indoorsportservices.co.uk/company/contact but don't expect a coherent answer, their forum has been dead since June and they don't seem at all keen to resurrect it.
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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby JohnAd » September 8th, 2016, 7:42 am

Fair enough, for what it's worth I've asked them but don't hold out too much hope.

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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby Citroen » September 8th, 2016, 7:50 am

JohnAd wrote:Fair enough, for what it's worth I've asked them but don't hold out too much hope.

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I've written to them, I've tweeted to them, they don't care. The conspiracy theorist in me says "it was deliberate".
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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby Pie Man » September 8th, 2016, 7:52 am

Along with the fact that Google had no search results from the forum, so you couldn't even look at the cached results on 'important' threads...
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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby hjs » September 8th, 2016, 7:54 am

Citroen wrote:
JohnAd wrote:Fair enough, for what it's worth I've asked them but don't hold out too much hope.

John

I've written to them, I've tweeted to them, they don't care. The conspiracy theorist in me says "it was deliberate".


They had zero interest, the forum was hardly to be found, only a small link deep hidden away.
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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby JohnAd » September 8th, 2016, 8:29 am

This is the best I've found so far

https://web.archive.org/web/20130601045 ... .uk/forum/

You can only go in a couple of links deep.
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Re: Is there a backup of UK forum backup anywhere?

Postby Citroen » September 8th, 2016, 11:26 am

JohnAd wrote:This is the best I've found so far

https://web.archive.org/web/20130601045 ... .uk/forum/

You can only go in a couple of links deep.


That's mostly useless. These forums thrive on new posts, the old stuff just disappears and nobody ever refers to it (apart from the spammers looking for a thread to append their crap on).
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