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« on: December 13, 2008, 05:20:38 AM »

Hi everyone,

It's been long on my "to-do" list to convert the postings from the old (pre-July) WW&F discussion forum to our new board. I have completed this task so that members can search previous discussion topics for items of interest. It also places the archives of our discussions all in one place.

I decided to make each topic in the old forum a single posting in the new forum, rather than try to recreate individual posts.

I converted a dozen or so random topics this evening. I'll try to do the rest tomorrow.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 04:20:53 PM »

Holy Smokes! Shocked Shocked Looks like I missed alot of new topics when I was asleep!  Smiley Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 11:22:44 PM »

I just posted a pile more. It's not as easy as I would like to post the converted topics, so I will probably stagger their release over the next few days. There are over 600 posts to be converted. I'm not even half done, yet.

Please be careful when replying to these posts. Some are 2-3 years old and contain outdated information. They also chronicle some of the great progress we've made over the last few years.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 11:30:09 PM »

Is the old forum going away? 
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 11:51:25 PM »

I would have rather left the old forum where it was.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008, 12:21:29 AM »

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Is the old forum going away?


Well, as you may recall the reason why we switched to the new forum was because the free service that was hosting it was down for several days. This caused us all to go into WW&F withdrawal. The old forum could (theoretically) disappear at any time.

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I would have rather left the old forum where it was.

James and I had talked about converting the old forum over several months ago. I just never got enough time to do it. However, if the consensus is not to convert the postings, I'll be happy to stop (and delete the ones I've converted.)
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008, 12:40:15 AM »

Actually, the only concern I have now that I've gone through them, is the new postings are now burried in the back behind all the postings from the old forum.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 03:06:38 AM »

It only took over a year and a half...

But an email inquiry regarding an old thread prompted me to finish the conversion process of adding the data from the pre-2008 discussion forum. Part of this process basically had me re-reading each threads. Some memorable ones include:
- Many pictures of early construction of the railroad (Thanks Stuart!)
- The thread describing Clarissa's final railroad trip on this side of life; and her passing.
- At least one post from the now deceased Vic Hamburger.
- Construction of the WHR, and planning for Patten Travel's trip.
- Blueprints for the never-built WW&F hopper.
- Recognition of the WW&F at a national gathering of railway museums.
and many others.

And this was just in the batch of 100 or so posts I converted tonight. Anyone wanting a sense of what we've accomplished in the last few years should not be afraid to peruse the (now complete) Archives of this forum.
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