Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Anyone (other than muppet) want to request the old ?off...

...database from Joel?

Maybe an old moderator (if they're still around)?

It doesn't matter what format we get it in, I'm sure we can work with anything he's willing to provide. 

Of course, I *highly* suspect that Joel simply wants nothing to do with us anymore and such a request probably won't even get a reply.  This is why I'm not going to try myself.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 2:03pm
I take extreme umbrage at your callous exclusion.  :(

That said, why in fuck do we WANT the archive?  There's nothing so fantastic in there that it needs to be preserved forever.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 25th, 2006 2:04pm
I know. 

I just like the usability must die statistics:
http://www.usabilitymustdie.com/jos/WW_MonthlyStats.html

Lots of cool things you can do if you have the data.  Don't take it personally that I'm excluding you -- since you've talked with Joel before, you're certainly a person who could try.  However, I think the request is pretty doomed so it'd probably be best to come from someone that Joel hasn't booted out of being a moderator.  I suspect we'd only get one chance to ask.

Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 2:07pm
As I now have a surplus-to-requirements crazyontap subdomain (and my account control panel seems to not have a "delete" option) I could just host and provide some search functions -- nothing fancy, but at least if anyone has a pressing urge to search for an ancient argument about something pointless they have the option. :)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 2:34pm
I have a better idea.. We all go there and post about stuff that is on topic and everything, except just plain wrong. And as soon as someone starts to argue, as they will, we all jump in, in support of each others totally erroneous arguments.

Not offensive or anything, just consistently disseminating bad data.

Could be a hoot. :)
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 25th, 2006 2:35pm
AA I wasn't even slightly offended by your excluding me.  :)

I did originally score moderators for ?off (you're all welcome, by the way, bitches) but I don't think I'd ever get lucky with Joel a second time.  :)
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 25th, 2006 2:45pm
"I don't think I'd ever get lucky with Joel a second time."

The current sidebar suggests otherwise. :P
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 2:48pm
It was "example". 
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
January 25th, 2006 2:59pm
AHA:

No worries. I ran HTTrack on ?Off and got all the discussions (in HTML form) in place. [I know it's sneaky but I was not sure what Joel was going to do with database and I wanted the archive.]

The archive is around 200 MB. So if you that much space on this box, contact me and I will upload the HTMLs.

Thanks,
JD
P.S.: When will you add email support to the forum? ;)

Permalink Send private email JD 
January 25th, 2006 2:59pm
"When will you add email support to the forum?"

Soon, it's the very next thing I'll do!
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:00pm
What about stuff that had rolled off? 
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 25th, 2006 3:01pm
AHA:

You can reach me on dkjariwala AT g m a i l.

Permalink Send private email JD 
January 25th, 2006 3:02pm
If space is an issue, I've got freakin' tons of it.  (Man, you can't even give away server space these days...)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 3:12pm
Muppet:

I copied the archived discussions too. I think I have discussions from the point when ?Off was launched.
Permalink Send private email JD 
January 25th, 2006 3:22pm
Mat,
If you're giving away server space...
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 25th, 2006 3:52pm
...only to a worthy cause, or for a small fee. :)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 25th, 2006 3:53pm
John's got some porn for you to store.
Permalink Send private email Almost H. Anonymous 
January 25th, 2006 3:54pm
Nobody gets my porn.  Ya heard?  Hands off.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 25th, 2006 4:09pm
I just asked for the db from Joel. I'll post when I get a reply.

Philo
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 25th, 2006 5:13pm

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