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Thread: Is it possible to view REALLY old posts?

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    Senior Member tedcase's Avatar
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    Default Is it possible to view REALLY old posts?

    Hi, I have been on and off ITIL for many years. I was hoping to read back on some of my posts from when I was an ALT around 2007, but I can't seem to go back that far on my profile. Are these posts lost now? That would be a shame. I was considering moving back to Japan next year so I wanted to re-read my posts from last time I lived there.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to view REALLY old posts?

    Sorry tedcase, I was going to reply to this yesterday but got distracted by actually investigating it.
    I always thought there was a way to view all posts by a user, both from the public profile page and from the admin pages.
    Unfortunately it appears only the most recent 500 posts are brought back.
    The data is in the database, but I think VBulletin is trying to prevent high load from being placed on the database / server by limiting the number of records it brings back.
    I suspect there is a mod available to do this, but I just haven't the time to go and find a suitable one.
    Maybe you or someone here can investigate it? We are running VBulletin 4.


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    Default Re: Is it possible to view REALLY old posts?

    I'd also be interested in figuring out if this is possible. Like tedcase haven't been around in a while but recently hanging around as we are thinking of going back to Japan at some point.

    I searched a bit on the web and can't really find much. If anyone has any idea how to see the old posts it would be appreciated!

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    Default Re: Is it possible to view REALLY old posts?

    Sorry - I haven't had a chance to follow this up. As the last post says - the data is in the database just there is no apparent way of accessing it even through the admin menu. I could write a script myself to pull it out but a mod already out there should exist I expect.

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