Originally Posted by IAteMyVeggies' date='21 July 2010 - 07:37 PM' timestamp='1279737444' post='2676837
First off, I apologize if this has already been addressed. I did a search and read through the Community assistance board back through the period when the forum was upgraded, and couldn't find anything.
No worries, I don't think we've had a heap of questions like these yet.
I know I posted a photo in the photo album way back in the day. I was trying to find it there and realized no photos from pre-2008 are listed.
We used to have a different photo album software which was developed by another company than the one that did the forum software at the time, vBulletin. Then we upgraded to a new version of vBulletin and the photo album no longer worked with vBulletin, but vBulletin developed a photo album software of their own, so we started to use that instead. Recently we have switched the software from vBulletin to Invision and migrated all the data from vBulletin.
So this means the old album is no longer available. However, if there are any particular pictures you would like to see from the old album, please let me know and I will try to dig them up for you.
Also (and I'm not sure of this) but I feel like a bunch of posts from that period are also gone. I know if you go to the last page on some forums, a lot of the posts are blank. Maybe they just got moderated out of existence?
I see what you mean. This is something we have to investigate closer.
Additionally, I am pretty sure messages in my inbox are missing. Or maybe I don't know how to navigate to them. I can see some of the posts relevant to conversations those messages were part of but others do not seem to be there.
Hm, not sure about this.
I know when I post on message boards I like to be assured that the content I introduce will be persistent. This may not be a possibility, but if that is the case, can someone tell me how long I can be assured my posts will remain for so I can back them up if I need to (in case I ever want to go over things I wrote in the past or whatnot)
There is no limit like that. Our goal is to keep everything forever and ever, and whenever we move to new software we try to make sure all the data gets migrated as well, but sometimes that doesn't happen unfortunately.
I'm not trying to be overly critical either. This is a great community and I appreciate everything Michael and the Mods do for us
No worries, and thanks for bringing this to our attention.