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Old 08 January 2007, 10:21 PM
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Default Accessing the archived message board (msgboard.snopes.com)

In multiple threads, people are commenting that they can't find the archived board, so here it is: http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

In order to view it, you'll need to clear your cookies. I cleared all of my temporary Internet files, history, cookies etc.

You can do a full search, for member names etc, but you can't view profiles.

Just though y'all might like to know!

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Old 12 January 2007, 11:41 PM
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Just bumping this thread, as some people seem to have missed it.

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Old 12 January 2007, 11:48 PM
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It might be helpful for those who use various browsers to post the instructions for clearing these things.

For Safari (the Mac browser) I went to Safari > Reset Safari... which dumped all of the temporary internet files.
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Old 13 January 2007, 02:07 AM
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For Firefox:

Tools --> Clear Private Data.

It gives you a dialog box with several options to clear.
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Old 13 January 2007, 02:14 AM
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Opera (9.0 and above)

Right click on the page, choose 'Edit Site Preferences'
Click the tab Cookies
Highlight each Cookie and click delete

This way will clear only your snopes cookies, leaving other site logins intact.
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Old 13 January 2007, 02:18 AM
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Any chance this could be moved to the "Announcements" forum and pinned?
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Old 13 January 2007, 04:23 AM
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I've never had to clear cookies. What am I, magic?

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Any chance this could be moved to the "Announcements" forum and pinned?
tag waves her magic wand Your wish is my command, MapleLeaf! *giggling*

Last edited by tagurit; 13 January 2007 at 04:25 AM. Reason: To change the icon, but it looks like you can't do that on an edit. *sigh*
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Old 13 January 2007, 04:39 AM
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tag, you can change the icon if you press the "Go Advanced" button. The edit feature takes you to a quick reply box type thing for edits.
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Old 13 January 2007, 05:33 AM
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Oh, thank you, Dan!! I thought I had done it before. I guess I'm tired tonight.
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Old 14 January 2007, 02:34 AM
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It might be helpful for those who use various browsers to post the instructions for clearing these things.

For Safari (the Mac browser) I went to Safari > Reset Safari... which dumped all of the temporary internet files.
If you don't want to clear everything in Safari, you can go to Safari>Preferences, click on the Security tab, click the Show Cookies button. Locate and remove all the cookies for msgboard.snopes.com (when the list is sorted by "website" it goes by the domain name, so scroll down to the "S's").
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Old 21 February 2007, 04:17 PM
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now, I know snopes can't keep *every* thread, but am I missing something or is there no "archived" SLC on the old board?

I was looking for that old bathing a cat thread.
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Old 21 February 2007, 04:20 PM
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now, I know snopes can't keep *every* thread, but am I missing something or is there no "archived" SLC on the old board?
How old is it? If it was there when the board closed, it should still be there. Change the settings from "past 30 days" to "Show all posts."

If it was deleted before the board closed, then it's gone.
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Old 21 February 2007, 04:20 PM
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daisylegs-just the December Initiation, to me, at least.

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Old 21 February 2007, 04:38 PM
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now, I know snopes can't keep *every* thread, but am I missing something or is there no "archived" SLC on the old board? I was looking for that old bathing a cat thread.
In order to keep the message board database from growing to an unmanageable size and affecting performance, threads about non-urban legend related topics (i.e., political and social chat) are regularly purged after 60 days of non-activity.
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Old 21 February 2007, 04:44 PM
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thanks Jenn. Too bad too, I can look back on it now and laugh. I learned and have been bathing these kitties once a month or so.
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