Forum Artifact Preservation Project

TechnoHippyChic

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The text posts of the forum seem pretty complete going back to the inception of the site, but much of the pictures, artwork, design and other media are lost to defunct hosts or the ravages of time. I'm a bit of a data hoarder, and have a lot of this stuff saved from the early years, so will attempt to preserve this precious history by attaching it here. Have something site related squirreled away? Post it here!

Moved/copied a couple pictures to the more appropriate Ascension category, and made some shots less ultrawide.
Pulled Site Design Examples & Site Related into new category.
Spoilerified Member Pics - there's just too many of 'em! (found more). Should be able to point to thumbnails and see member name in address path. May break this out into multiple sections later.
Added King smilie, ríomhaire user doodles.
Added Veg Photo Edit Contest pics.
More to come.
 
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The Ascension:

The Ascension - HLWiki.png cptstern lotso posts.JPG cptstern - 29,999.jpg stern 29999 big.jpg stern ascention - Stern's countdown to concealed weapons on Poland!.jpg Stern captured 1.jpg Stern captured 3.jpg stern commieee1.png Stern's countdown to 30,000 posts - Halflife2_net.png Stern's countdown to concealed weapons on Poland! - Halflife2_net.png Strange, vivid dream about my eyes popping out 2.jpg Strange, vivid dream about my eyes popping out.jpg tell-me-when-its-over.jpg A T T E N T I O N - Halflife2_net.png bagged milk.jpg sternskylineasseenfromthemainrivers.jpg 30000fd8.jpg thread div 0.jpg stern-incident.gif stern 30000 (reset to 1).jpg
I also have a couple saved pages of this and other topics as an .mht, but it's another filetype it's not letting me upload. They are scrollable, etc. with the old design mostly intact.
 
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Obviously I can't have looked through all of this yet, but I just want to say that this is amazing and that you belong in a museum.

Apparently I can't attach zips? That's going to complicate things...
I'd look up general file uploaders like Mega or others. Good luck!
 

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Could you encapsulate each post into a spoiler tag to make scrolling through the post easier? My phone nearly ended itself trying to load this treasure trove.
 

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Could you encapsulate each post into a spoiler tag to make scrolling through the post easier? My phone nearly ended itself trying to load this treasure trove.
Hey, that's a good point, I hadn't considered phone users. I should be able to do that with everything except the member pictures for now, they would have to be inserted as thumbnails instead of attachments, and then we'd lose easy browsing of the member names. Let me know if you're still having problems after that.
 

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Hey, that's a good point, I hadn't considered phone users. I should be able to do that with everything except the member pictures for now, they would have to be inserted as thumbnails instead of attachments, and then we'd lose easy browsing of the member names. Let me know if you're still having problems after that.
Oh yeah, I see what you mean about the file names doing the hard work of labeling each picture for you. As it is now though, my phone had a much easier time in comparison, so thank you! I'm not usually a phone user.
 

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this is amazing, i can't wait to dig through all this shit. i probably have some old shit saved too... somewhere, but it will be a hell of a nested directory rabbit hole to find any of it.

just a suggestion, for posterity it's probably better to upload them to imgur, which will likely survive this forum and/or its next incarnations that lose attachments like hl2net did after switching to xenforo.
 

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Excuse me what the **** do you mean by that
post some of your early hl2 pixel art! i remember one that i think was the main square outside the trainstation in city 17 but i could be wrong. i also think i remember a nova prospekt one
 
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