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  1. Great! I'm still trying to get the clients set up on my end. I've run into some issues with the clients so I need to sort them out (they caused my mouse to drop out when I started running them the other day, for example). Hopefully I can get them set up soon so I can contribute directly.
  2. If anyone is interested, 52286 is the team number for the Elder Scrolls team. Doing what I can to spread the word about the project as reopening the planet and saving the lives right now is very important.
  3. https://hothardware.com/news/nvidia-pc-gamers-gpus-battling-coronavirus-how-to-join-pc-master-race With most people being home, we could get some serious progress on this if everyone contributed (not all will as some will legitimately need the resources for work). Ideally, the supercomputers and quantum computers would also get involved but I don't think their operators will be willing to sacrifice those resources.
  4. Then I will step back as requested. If anyone needs me, feel free to PM me since I'll no longer be following this thread.
  5. I'll finish the reply in the morning but basically I'm not going to be doing anything with the data without explicit permission. I'm most concerned about saving it, even if that means it remains private. I didn't feel that it needed a reply as my initial plan was just to archive the data, making it public only with permission. I hadn't even thought about hosting it as part of a forum until he mentioned it, I was simply planning (with permission as my first post said) to convert the data and toss it in a compressed archive. I'm trying to stay out of too much drama. Drama is part of why I left in May of 2018. I'm only doing this as it sounded like people wanted help backing up the data. If that's not longer the case, I can certainly keep my hands off.
  6. I've gone ahead and requested the data. We've got about 48 hours until the old site is gone. We've requested an extension but we may not get it. If we do, we'll need to try and run the command as soon as can but we'll need the server resources to do so.
  7. Thanks! Don't know why I had to enable it manually. :p
  8. This may be a silly question but how does one post a status update with this version of the software?
  9. Just want to drop in here to say that Epic Game Launcher is giving away Kingdom Come Deliverance tomorrow
  10. I haven't given much thought to the final format yet as the focus has been primarily on getting the data (I figure that's the most important part). Though, I've been thinking of something like Markdown for the final version but nothing has been decided yet. If we can't get the data from Bethesda, the transient format would be static HTML files which could then either be hosted or converted into another format. If Bethesda provides a database dump, then that would certainly change things somewhat. It would be nice to keep the forums open to help keep discussions linear but I'm not sure if they would allow the community to take it over, even if that means converting the data into SQL (if they would let us). It's something we could ask them, though.
  11. I want to provide an update on things. Leo and I are trying to get in touch with Fliggerty over at Great House Fliggerty as he runs the Mod History sites to see if he could provide some assistance. Additionally, I've contacted the Internet Archive but I haven't heard anything back from them. I also emailed an old contact and got some suggestions on how to handle things. In the coming days, we're planning to formally ask Bethesda if they could provide the public data. Failing that, we'll need to backup the data ourselves. Regarding that, we may need to run a funding campaign and pay for a server and possibly storage space so that we can download everything and convert it. Additionally, we would need someone to manage the server aspect (I can't do it). The storage would only be temporary as the conversion process will allow the data to be much smaller than half a million HTML files. We're still working on the optimal settings for wget (we have something that should work but we're just trying to optimize the process right now). Regarding the conversion process, it looks like we may need to use a combination of pandoc and custom code to adjust the file names. That's certainly doable but would take some time.
  12. I realize this is old but here's the article that was being referred to: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/07/got-an-account-on-a-site-like-github-hackers-may-know-your-e-mail-address/
  13. We've got a command sequence that we think can download the entire forums but the sheer amount of data is proving problematic: it will grab 500,000 to 700,000 so it would take a couple hundred continuous hours to download. We're working on tweaking the command and trying to figure out a better way of doing it, including doing it in batches to allow us to do it on multiple systems, along with asking people for help who may have the resources on a remote system as the quantity is a bit much for a home system.
  14. I started looking at wget a few minutes ago and the settings have started to come back to me. I may have something in a couple of days. It won't be the basic mirroring command as we'll want to do some filtering. As I recall, it consisted of about five options in all that had to be set to grab a forum.
  15. I wouldn't say I'm back to this Realm but I will attempt to recreate the incantation. I can provide more details as for why I'm not exactly back just yet in private (preferably email as I am not able to effectively use the forum software) however.

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