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Nomofriggincube

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 8:13:25 PM

So, I wanted to look for an old post of mine from early September. I was only able to go back to posts that were 5 weeks old. I was hoping to find a statement of something I said and re-post it as proof of actually saying it as it is now a true statement. Why can't we go back further than 5 weeks? Can't this be changed?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 6:16:27 AM

Yeah space is cheap but how much do we get for free. Remember, these forums are not the main focus of this site.

Nomo, What topic were you looking in?
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 3:52:42 PM

I see absolutely no reason to limit the number of pages that can be viewed in a thread.
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 3:37:19 PM

If it's a subject I think I'll want to return to later, I add it to my Favorite Topics. Seems like you can still find them years later.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 6:55:28 AM

5 weeks seems fair considering the often large number of posts per topic (in some cases).
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 5:10:24 AM

CK - "space is astoundingly cheap nowadays." Then I'll take two acres of cyber space on the beach please. lol
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:01:45 AM

You can depending on the topic Nomo.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 3:33:36 AM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.

It may depend upon the traffic in the desired category. This category goes back years, but, say, in the JFF category, the same amount of storage space might hold only one or two days worth of msgs. On the other hand, being purely text, forum msgs take little space and space is astoundingly cheap nowadays. There could be other considerations, such as the number of msgs that can be indexed per category, but that is unknowable to us mere users.
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:15:28 PM

So,I think Spock did that on Star Trek and it involved a black hole and fictionally they also did in Quantum Leap.
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