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    Default Is there a way to save / download old threads?

    Recently discovered that the OOC threads for an old play-by-post RP i was a part of a few years back have been deleted, the original thread creator hasn't been online in years, so I'm assuming it was a site cleanup.

    Just in case the IC threads are up next on the chopping block, or if the forum goes down for whatever reason, is there any simple way i could download or otherwise save the contents of the thread to a word document, PDF, or something similar?

    It's rare for past games to be preserved in their entirety, wouldn't mind holding onto that, just in case i want to revisit it again years down the line.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to save / download old threads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    Recently discovered that the OOC threads for an old play-by-post RP i was a part of a few years back have been deleted, the original thread creator hasn't been online in years, so I'm assuming it was a site cleanup.

    Just in case the IC threads are up next on the chopping block, or if the forum goes down for whatever reason, is there any simple way i could download or otherwise save the contents of the thread to a word document, PDF, or something similar?

    It's rare for past games to be preserved in their entirety, wouldn't mind holding onto that, just in case i want to revisit it again years down the line.
    Two options that I am aware of:
    1) Thread Tools->Show printable version. Downside: spoilers won't expand
    2) Grab it from the archive (see this recent thread where I went into the details). Downside: it breaks quotes.

    Alternatively, you can just print the website page to pdf, which should retain both spoilers and quotes, but has to be done one page at a time.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to save / download old threads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Two options that I am aware of:
    1) Thread Tools->Show printable version. Downside: spoilers won't expand
    2) Grab it from the archive (see this recent thread where I went into the details). Downside: it breaks quotes.

    Alternatively, you can just print the website page to pdf, which should retain both spoilers and quotes, but has to be done one page at a time.

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    Alright, i have the archive open, not seeing any way to save it though? do i need to do the "save to pdf" thing?

    Edit: Couldn't find anything, so doing the "Save to PDF" thing. loosing out on a little bit, rolls and the like, but it's not too bad. thanks!
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    Default Re: Is there a way to save / download old threads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    Recently discovered that the OOC threads for an old play-by-post RP i was a part of a few years back have been deleted, the original thread creator hasn't been online in years, so I'm assuming it was a site cleanup.
    All OOC threads will expire after a period of time listed in the specific sub-forum description.

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    Just in case the IC threads are up next on the chopping block
    They are not.

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