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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Jan 2015 :  23:08:11  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks George!
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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 02 Feb 2015 :  21:02:06  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone have a plan to prevent this loss of data then? There is only 13 days left. Couldn't javascript be used to cycle through the web pages by index and save the contents to file.

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AuldDragon
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USA
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Posted - 02 Feb 2015 :  22:08:36  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Anyone have a plan to prevent this loss of data then? There is only 13 days left. Couldn't javascript be used to cycle through the web pages by index and save the contents to file.



I'm working on it now, as are some other people. There's a lot more data than I expected, so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to get.

Jeff

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Let's Play Old Games: https://www.youtube.com/user/aulddragon/
"That sums it up in a nutshell, AuldDragon. You make a more convincing argument. But he's right and you're not."
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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 03 Feb 2015 :  02:50:18  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well if you need another pc to run a script im offering mine

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 04 Feb 2015 :  05:51:52  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks to everyone who's working on saving information. I have not had an opportunity to sit down and work on this for a few days, so it feels good to see others doing what they can when they can.

Look for me and my content at EN World (user name: sanishiver).
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AuldDragon
Learned Scribe

USA
240 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2015 :  07:51:50  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My crawl completed at over one million files, and after some minor modifications, spot checks of the lists (all lists except DCI New Zealand, Japan Champs, and Japan Event Organizers, which were password protected) show they work. The files need a lot of cleanup before they can go live anywhere though.

Jeff

My 2nd Edition blog: http://blog.aulddragon.com/
Let's Play Old Games: https://www.youtube.com/user/aulddragon/
"That sums it up in a nutshell, AuldDragon. You make a more convincing argument. But he's right and you're not."

Edited by - AuldDragon on 05 Feb 2015 07:52:28
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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 05 Feb 2015 :  18:53:07  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's great news!

Look for me and my content at EN World (user name: sanishiver).
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
4887 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2015 :  21:35:09  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great effort everyone. I remember the REALMS-L with great fondness. It was the primary reason I maintained an interest in the Forgotten Realms, given I wasn't part of a gaming group and lived a long way away from the US and Canada. It gave me and others a chance to show our love for the Realms; just like we do here.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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The Sage
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Posted - 08 Feb 2015 :  02:59:06  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've saved a fair share of the most relevant REALMS-L material from folk like Ed, Steven, George, and a few others over the years. I know, and so does George, that ALL of his Impiltur-related material from the REALMS-L is now all presently in the compilation files of lore that I finished for him. They're likely sitting on his HD.

Over the years, I've stored most of what I've saved from the Mailing List into a separate archive. So if any scribes are looking for anything in particular, I can probably search what I have for you to find it. If I have it, of course.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Feb 2015 :  05:57:55  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Over the years, I've stored most of what I've saved from the Mailing List into a separate archive. So if any scribes are looking for anything in particular, I can probably search what I have for you to find it. If I have it, of course.



Of course, getting a response out of you in a timely manner is an entirely different prospect.

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 09 Feb 2015 :  09:04:22  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Over the years, I've stored most of what I've saved from the Mailing List into a separate archive. So if any scribes are looking for anything in particular, I can probably search what I have for you to find it. If I have it, of course.



Of course, getting a response out of you in a timely manner is an entirely different prospect.



Of course if you learn to operate in SageTime then you will already have asked Sage for what you need several years before you need it.

I still can't operate with SageTime correctly though. I get frequent runtime errors that cause daily bouts of unconsciousness lasting up to 8 hours and the headaches the time lapse causes require frequent medication with large volumes of alcohol.






On a more serious note, i'm glad to see most if not all of it got saved. If a spare pair of hands are needed for the formatting/grunt work then i'm more than happy to donate mine. I usually have a spare 4-5 hours free at work each day so providing my employer doesnt block my activities i'd like to help in whatever way i can.

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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
202 Posts

Posted - 09 Feb 2015 :  21:26:18  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

My crawl completed at over one million files, and after some minor modifications, spot checks of the lists (all lists except DCI New Zealand, Japan Champs, and Japan Event Organizers, which were password protected) show they work. The files need a lot of cleanup before they can go live anywhere though.

Jeff



Excellent news! I was halfway through and my computer died! Just got my new one thinking "Crap! 6 days left..." Nice work AuldDragon! When you have it ready to go up, LMK.

Now plugging away on mass conversion to 5e, as well as my imprint J. Halk Games.

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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
202 Posts

Posted - 09 Feb 2015 :  21:30:50  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also went to Wayback Machine (because I did this when the 3.x web enhancements started to vanish) and loaded in the main Realms page. From there, it should allow access to the other pages long after its down.

http://web.archive.org/web/20150209212808/http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/realms-l.html

Copy/paste entire link into new tab.

Also did Al-Qadim here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20150209213203/http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/al-qadim-l.html

I'm also grabbing personal copies by using a crawler found here:
http://www.httrack.com/

Now plugging away on mass conversion to 5e, as well as my imprint J. Halk Games.

http://www.facebook.com/JHalkGames

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Arian Dynas
Seeker

USA
33 Posts

Posted - 11 Feb 2015 :  21:43:41  Show Profile Send Arian Dynas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You guys are heroes.

I never read the Realms-L list back in the day, but I am so happy to see that the hard work you all are doing is going to save all this wonderful work.
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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
202 Posts

Posted - 12 Feb 2015 :  22:47:29  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.

Now plugging away on mass conversion to 5e, as well as my imprint J. Halk Games.

http://www.facebook.com/JHalkGames

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Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1225 Posts

Posted - 12 Feb 2015 :  23:38:29  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.



Bless you. I hereby name you "Savior of the L-Forums," and nominate you for sainthood (or whatever comes closest to it in the faiths of Denir and Oghma.)

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
202 Posts

Posted - 13 Feb 2015 :  00:13:27  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.



Bless you. I hereby name you "Savior of the L-Forums," and nominate you for sainthood (or whatever comes closest to it in the faiths of Denir and Oghma.)



LOL! Thanks. Trying to get it all up into my Google Drive is proving difficult, but I WILL get it within the next few days. Might have to .zip or .rar it.

Now plugging away on mass conversion to 5e, as well as my imprint J. Halk Games.

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Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1225 Posts

Posted - 13 Feb 2015 :  00:16:53  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

quote:
Originally posted by Delwa

quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.



Bless you. I hereby name you "Savior of the L-Forums," and nominate you for sainthood (or whatever comes closest to it in the faiths of Denir and Oghma.)



LOL! Thanks. Trying to get it all up into my Google Drive is proving difficult, but I WILL get it within the next few days. Might have to .zip or .rar it.

You are most welcome, kind sir. Either format works for me. As soon as it's available, it's getting burned to a CD and backed up on a flash drive. (I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to Realmslore... I've got more than I've read.... Fortunately, my wife understands.)

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
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Baltas
Senior Scribe

Poland
497 Posts

Posted - 13 Feb 2015 :  00:37:28  Show Profile Send Baltas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.



Wait, so you backed up all of the other mailing lists(Greyhawk, Planescape etc) as well? Thank you so much! I was worried what will happen to other mailing lists, aside from the Realms one.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Okay, I backed up the ENTIRE L-Forums, and it can be read offline as it could online. Clocks in at just over 600 MB. Make sure you read the "READ ME.TXT" in the folder for instructions on how to use. Here is the link to it in my Google Drive (hope this is okay)

(REUPLOADING)

At least it has a home for now...and like I said, if you download it, you can read it offline. all the links work if you download the ENTIRE folder offline.

Have you removed the link?

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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  16:27:29  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, but only because uploading to Google Drive is causing some loss of data in transfer. I still have it all, but I need a way to upload the entirity. I'm thinking maybe .RAR or .ZIP

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  16:35:37  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Try a .zip. I've put 600 mb worth of text and other files in a single zip on google drive before. It doesnt appear to have lost any information although i cant say that i've bothered to check it that thoroughly i just assumed it would be fine.

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Joebing
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  19:33:41  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Done. New link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Nr7mDMQwcHSmxDRmVObjJyTUk/view?usp=sharing

Someone test this and LMK if it works please. .RAR format, so you will need to unpack. Make sure to read the READ ME.TXT in the folder

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Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  19:55:17  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joebing

Done. New link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Nr7mDMQwcHSmxDRmVObjJyTUk/view?usp=sharing

Someone test this and LMK if it works please. .RAR format, so you will need to unpack. Make sure to read the READ ME.TXT in the folder



Downloaded, unpacked, and read the readme. Started with the index and navigated to the Realms-L page without issue. Everything looks to be in order. I didn't notice a page not formatting properly or anything. May Oghma bless you with long life, and many happy children (or whatever you want out of life.)

Edit: Is there a way to search the list, or do you need to already have an idea of where to look and use ye old Ctrl + F on a page? I tried clicking the "search the archives" link, and it lead me to the search form, but that doesn't seem to work when I click Submit. I didn't expect it to work that way, but if there's an easy way to do it, I'd be obliged.


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I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)

Edited by - Delwa on 17 Feb 2015 20:27:31
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Joebing
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 17 Feb 2015 :  20:27:49  Show Profile Send Joebing a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Delwa, and thank you for the Forging the Realms pdfs.

Now plugging away on mass conversion to 5e, as well as my imprint J. Halk Games.

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