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Old 08-28-2017, 04:16 AM
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Just out of curiosity who made the first post on the Casebook Forum? Where would I find it?
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:43 AM
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I have no idea who made the first post but my guess would be Spry.
Casebook suffered a fatal server crash many years ago that erased all of the message boards except those that were quickly saved and reposted as "recovered threads", so there's no way to locate on the current message boards the first post ever.

Here is an example of a thread that was copied and reposted after the crash.

http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=64

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I have no idea who made the first post but my guess would be Spry.
Casebook suffered a fatal server crash many years ago that erased all of the message boards except those that were quickly saved and reposted as "recovered threads", so there's no way to locate on the current message boards the first post ever.

Here is an example of a thread that was copied and reposted after the crash.

http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=64

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Old 08-28-2017, 05:24 AM
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Here's the earliest snapshot I could find of the original forum from 1999
Some threads may be accessible but most probably won't.
https://web.archive.org/web/20010516...sebook.org:80/
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:33 AM
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On the snapshot from 2000 a year later I tried three threads and two out of three were readable https://web.archive.org/web/20010516...sebook.org:80/
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probably one of the admins?
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This was the first Casebook Home Page, from '96 to '98, when I first came on board.
https://web.archive.org/web/20010613...g=cb1large.gif

Spry has made archived disks over the years, they used to be for sale but I have not seen any advertised for years.
If you can track the first archived disk down (contact Admin), you might find what you are looking for.
Casebook was created to debate the Maybrick Diary, so likely the first posts may refer to Maybrick.
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Thanks for that guys. I was just curious to see what was going on and who was around in the early days. Unfortunately none of the links above would load. As I've said before I'm useless with technology but is it something to do with the fact that I have an IPad ?
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Hi Herlock.
I've no idea if admin recovered a lot of old threads but they are easily accessible to anyone by the Web archive search.
The whole section on Maybrick from 12 years ago seems readable for the most part
https://web.archive.org/web/20051129...4922/4977.html

It shouldn't matter if you use an iPad, I used an iPad myself to find it.
Maybe it's your browser, I use chrome for iPad.
That link should take you straight to the Maybrick subtopics.
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Just out of curiosity who made the first post on the Casebook Forum? Where would I find it?
I can't remember his name, but his signature was "Catch me when you can, Mishter Lusk". Right weirdo, he was.
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