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  1. Resurrected threads

    Correct. I'm finalizing the process to efficiently sort everything Archive.org has available and am going to start getting it into the site tomorrow. Once I make a little progress, I'll set up a system so anyone can contribute to resurrecting things they find in the database as well.
  2. Resurrected threads

    Aha, that's a great idea. I just double checked how search works on this software and it looks like it's already possible: So, if you wanted to find stuff about conspiracies posted by Rick Donaldson on Anomalies.net it looks like you can do that, AND you can filter by replies, views, date and some other nice stuff
  3. It's Friday after 5 :) Join me in Discord if you feel like hanging out.

  4. That's true, it boils down to him just claiming these things and there's no way to verify. Here's the guest entry for Midnight in the Desert about him... His name is Adam Ambrose: http://midnightinthedesert.com/adam-ambrose/ Hey may or may not be legitimate... I wouldn't be advertising my exploits as an actor and a writer if I were trying to claim these things and be taken seriously though...
  5. Resurrected threads

    We could do that, but the myriad of forums and categories would still bloat up the forum index. Someone curious about ghosts, for example, would have to look through 5 or 6 separate ghost-related forum categories all over the board vs. having everything ghost related in one place. Keeping it simple, we can still do something similar by linking to the site's tag like this: https://curiouscosmos.com/tags/anomalies.net/ Also, the first post of each resurrected thread will have a link to the database entry where that content was found (so you can go look at the original on Archive.org or just poke around the database and see what else there is). Here's the one I'm still setting up for Anomalies: https://airtable.com/shrAOqKrkTCcdgLDL/tblGRPIyXrCiPjiFX/viw92VQjCgoPPGaVS You can expand (and link to) each individual record, too (see attached image). I like your idea of having things linked in the main menu so it's easy to find that content. Maybe dedicated pages for each site project that explains a bit about what that site was about or why we're bringing it back. Could have some links to various things like the database, the thread prefix view, etc... Maybe a thread feed that filters down to that site.
  6. Resurrected threads

    Hey guys! I know there aren't too many of us here yet, but I'm curious as to how you'd prefer reading Project TARDIS threads. If you don't know what Project TARDIS is, it's an effort to resurrect/restore threads, articles and other interesting stuff from long-dead sites like Art Bell's forum, Anomalies.net, Time Travel Portal, etc What I'm trying to decide is whether we want to reproduce the structure of those other sites here, or just put all the threads in the most appropriate categories that already exist here. If we reproduce the structure of the other sites, that means adding a LOT of forums and categories to the forums page. I feel like that's a lot of visual noise, but the benefit is you'll more or less be able to browse things as they originally existed. You'll be able to reply to threads in those categories, but won't be able to create anything new and it will require more clicks and scrolling to get around. If we put each thread into one of the existing categories here, it'll all be much cleaner and integrated with the active discussions. This might remove a little nostalgia or context by not seeing the thread in its original hierarchy, but threads will be prefixed with their site name so you know where everything is from, and you can continue the discussion like any other thread. The practical web developer in me doesn't want all that category noise on the main page, but there's still a small itch to keep it "original". Do you guys have a preference? I'm leaning to the keep it simple mindset, but am open to suggestions.
  7. Looks like the spam storm is over. Only had to delete one thread this morning.

    1. Mayhem


      Might be an ongoing sort of thing for a while.

    2. Cosmo


      LOL it looks that way. I was waking up to a few dozen threads every morning for a few days and it was driving me insane. @Hells Prophet saw quite a few of them and smashed the report button which makes it easier to get them all out of here.

      In the next update to the software they're adding community moderation. That'll let YOU guys actually remove spam when you see it instead of just reporting it.

  8. Post songs you love

    Post songs you love (but also explain why!). Giorgio Moroder's "Chase" is one of my all-time favorites. It was one of the bumper songs for Art Bell, and growing up listening to the show, I never went to bed without hearing this a few times.
  9. Saint-Germain: The Immortal Count

    This guys sounds like the life of the party, check this out:
  10. 3D Tour of a Space Cloud Full of Baby Stars

    That is AWESOME, nice find! Embedding it here as well:
  11. We're back! Little mishap with some spam attacks, but we've got that mitigated now.

    1. Cosmo


      Goddamned spammers.

  12. Wow, this is dense. Can you summarize? What's the context here?
  13. You Want Weird?

    Wow, that's a LOT of great links on one page. Thanks for sharing this! Some of the links don't seem to work, but I'm going to favorite this and see if there's anything here we can mine from Archive.org for our site. PS: I thought the Church of the Subgenius was one of the coolest things I'd ever heard of in high school. The idea of just "starting your own church" was fascinating to me.
  14. Comanche Ghost; should he remember?

    I just reread the two links you shared, @Arcane. Do you know if they ever figured out this ghost's name? If not, is there some way of doing that? I imagine you could find out quite a bit that way.
  15. The moon is not what you think it is

    LOL! No I didn't put that there. I run uBlock Origin so there's a lot of ads I don't see. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en On topic though, do you think there's anything to the videos above? None of it is really anything you or I can "know" (let alone test), but it's weird that so many coincidences line up so well.