I fixed the old forums!

10 07 2017

Holy shit! I managed to recover part of the old (TJNR) forums from between 2004 – 2006!

And it’s pretty much fully functioning! Like 99% of it (had to disable signatures because most of them were in HTML and phpBB3 doesn’t allow html tags in sigs. Posts with html tags are also broken. Oh and i haven’t figured out how to convert avatars yet, if it’s even possible)

But hey!

Fuckin’ mid 2000’s all over again in there! You won’t be able to use your old password but you can use the ‘i forgot my password’ thing to get a new one (delivered to whatever e-mail address you used back in ’04/’05/’06 hahaha). Or you could contact me to reset it.

Anyhow, it’s pretty much all there where it last left off at the time. My memory is a bit hazy but this was probably around after i left TJNR and brought back what was left of the backup of the forum i had at the time.

It was never meant to be as big as it was before (TJNR has split off and become it’s own thing), and really, the only reason i brought back what i had left of the forum was because; for a period of time, this website was using the IPB forum to show all the front page posts (2004 – 2005). I actually converted those posts back as wordpress posts but couldn’t convert all the comments that were left. So the only way to read the comments (which, face it, is really what made this site so entertaining back in the day) was to have the forum back up.

But time wasn’t so kind to the MYSQL database and the forum completely broke. But after lots of searching for forum converters dating back to the early/mid 2000’s, i somehow managed to revive the old IPB board as a phpBB3 board.

The other forum that eventually came to be, which never reached the heights of the old TJNR forums back when i used to run it, is still around. It covers the time period of 2006 – 2016.

Anyhow, the both forums are all fixed, updated and fully functional. If anybody ever wants to use them. If anything, it’s a trip just going back and seeing posts from internet people from 10+ years ago.


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10 responses to “I fixed the old forums!”

    10 07 2017
  • 1.  Pi (15:11:59) :

    For the record, I can confirm the RSS and mobile site work just fine.

  • 12 07 2017
  • 2.  Glitter (11:56:38) :

    All this news is great and all but

    What really concerns me is we now have 4 2017 posts. Does this mean there will be no posts for the next 3 years as we have a backlog?

  • 3 08 2017
  • 3.  vhw (01:04:10) :

    so now that you got that shit up and running… who was the guy with the pooping/running naked cartoon? I’ve been looking for that avatar for fucking ages

  • 3 08 2017
  • 4.  Justin (01:13:25) :

    avatars didnt make it through the forum conversion but it might still be hosted on the server somewhere if it was uploaded and not just hotlinked. i’ll try to see if i can find it.

  • 10 08 2017
  • 5.  vhw (01:07:31) :

    #4 thanks, that’d be great if you find it

  • 10 08 2017
  • 6.  Justin (07:53:30) :

    #5 this should be it i think

    http://i.picpar.com/F61c.gif

  • 10 08 2017
  • 7.  vhw (22:39:00) :

    thank you, Justin!

  • 19 08 2017
  • 8.  Michael Brutsch (02:16:33) :

    Got back in, 13 years later. Digital archaeology.

  • 23 08 2017
  • 9.  Bubba (01:32:28) :

    I made a whole forum post and it never showed up. Minutes off my life… I’ll have to drink that away. Still 5 hours from work so it’s okay. Still…

  • 3 09 2017
  • 10.  Pirho (07:15:01) :

    Wonder if Justin can resurrect AB?

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