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I got desperate tonight and had some time on my hands, so I started googling cached webpages. Didn't find much so I focused on specific websites that house aggregated web cache content or whatever. Still, no luck.

Then, I took the url of a thread from the old board and pasted it into the engines. Again, nothing came up, but when I did it on cachedpages.com and clicked the webarchive.com button, that took me to an error page which asked if I wanted to search again using just the soapchat.net url. YES, OF COURSE. I clicked on the link at the bottom of the page and it brought up 75,943 url results. This page inevatibly stalled (because that's just too much).

I closed the tab, went to history, and started the process over again, this time being careful to right click and copy the url on the link at the bottom which asked if I wanted to search again just using the soapchet.net url. I pasted it into the web bowser. I then added more url details behind "soapchat.net/," such as "/index.php?forums" and clicked enter. This brought me to a page with only 6,367 url results. Much more manageable. I did a search on the page for multiple random terms "Danny," "Blake," "Dominique." Each found multiple results on the page. I decided to go with "Blake," scaling the page to see which url with his name found on the page looked interesting enough to click. I found one so I right clicked and opened it in a new tab. Voila. An archived thread had loaded.

Through the links on this archived page, I was then able to navigate to the main forum page from August 2016. I then proceeded to navigate around from there. Unfortunately, many of the links don't work. But some do.

If you want to start with the Dynasty Forum, you can follow this link:

http://web.archive.org/web/20150812...t/index.php?forums/dynasty-official-forum.19/

As I said, many of these links on the page don't work, but there could be a lot of content some of you have been looking for which is still available. It's worth playing around with! I'm too tired to continue digging tonight. But if you have the patience and the memory, you may want to try this, too. It will be great if we can find more lost data, specifically more recent threads.

FYI: The "Chronology Project" Thread seems to be in tact. Someone ought to back that up immeeeeeejetlé.

Good luck with these findings.
 

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This link goes to a calendar showing the last times archive.org was updated with pages from the old Dynasty forum. January 2 and April 21. If you click them, you'll see what appears to be the old forum (archived) with a listing of threads. But none of the links thread as those individual pages were apparently not aggregated. :( :( :(
 

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I've already tried this for the Colbys forum: Dynasty II: Can You Tell It Apart From Dynasty I?
Unfortunately, only two pages were saved by cachedview.

Personally I don't think it's very useful to restore every old thread, even if it was possible. These threads were just there, and every year or so someone revived it with an additional post.
Besides, who has the time and energy to repost every page from the old forum?
It's over and done with, and the current discussions are relevant in the here and now.
 

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Yeah, I usually got a little worried whenever I received an "alert" that someone had quoted a very old post of mine.
You and me both, pal. lol Although, I still get nervous whenever I see somebody quoting me, because I'm worried I'm going to be told what I just said was stupid. Course I'm paranoid like that, haha.
 

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How did I fail to notice that egregious typo? "Some, " not "Same."

Missing the good old days when you could just ask an admin to fix it.
 
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Look. You might find them.

I, for one, am looking for the "Danny: The most important Carrington, Reece, Morrell, Colby of them all" thread.
I wonder if Danny should have been a pawn more often in all the scheming and blackmailing and whatnot. If anything to see Claudia, Krystle and Sammy Jo all go Mama Bear whenever he's threatened or harmed. :D
 

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I wonder if Danny should have been a pawn more often in all the scheming and blackmailing and whatnot. If anything to see Claudia, Krystle and Sammy Jo all go Mama Bear whenever he's threatened or harmed. :D
Absolutely. I think more of his adult role in a continuation, however.
 
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I don't know why but twice I have misread the title of this thread as Some Poached Eggs From The Old Forum Discovered.
 

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Sorry, I don't know who the admins are, now.

Click on MEMBERS at the top (right) of any page and you will see a link to the staff.

Do they still take these sorts of requests? No offense.
Yes, absolutely. Any member of the mod/admin team are willing to assist members in any way they can, just ask.
 
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