Post by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on Apr 3, 2016 0:32:53 GMT -6
As the soon-to-be Minister of Finance, I have started putting together a budget. One of the things on the budget was one of the same things on the budget for the 47th Cosa and the 48th Cosa: purchasing a boards.net account from proboards, so that we could then export an SQL dump of Witt as a backup. The service was made available two years ago, and it seemed to provide a cheap and easy way to save all of our data. A boards.net account was only $10 per month, and even though we'd need to be a subscriber for at least six months before we could download a backup, that seemed like a small price to pay to preserve so many years of history and 10,000 threads (including legal debate and court proceedings!).
Unfortunately, this hasn't been done, and now it looks like we missed our opportunity, since ProBoards ended this feature a few months ago.
Now, it's a violation of proboards Terms of Service to code a tool that will scrape all threads and posts from ProBoards and save them to an external database, so I'm certainly not saying that anyone should do that. But if you were able to do something like that, or know of another way we could automate a backup of our data, please let me know ASAP. This is important, and it's something we need to get done.
Ian Plätschisch: With that attitude it will be
Apr 12, 2019 20:16:18 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Problem ain't my attitude. But whatever. I'm going to be checking out anyway. Babies within a few weeks now, and then I'll have probably only enough time to do the basics. So if I am the problem, then good news is on the way in every sense!
Apr 13, 2019 9:19:44 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Nothing would please me more to return to greater activity and find a healthier, happier, more fun, and thriving Talossa than the current state of affairs. Truly!
Apr 13, 2019 9:20:37 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: Can't say I blame you for reducing your activity given everything else you have going on. But, my post was not to say that Talossa would be better off without you (or without anyone), only that pessimism isn't going to help (and that simply hoping that...
Apr 13, 2019 9:27:53 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: ...the problems will fix themselves doesn't really count as optimism)
Apr 13, 2019 9:28:11 GMT -6