Welcome to the Poser - OFFICIAL Forum

Forum Moderators:  Digitell, CHMedia    Forum Coordinators:  RedPhantom

Poser - OFFICIAL F.A.Q (Updated: 2020 May 06 10:25 am)


 Subject: SM Poser Forum Kapoof

EldritchCellar opened this issue on Sep 03, 2020 · 24 posts

Top of Forum Print

  EldritchCellar    ( ) ( posted at 11:25AM Thu, 03 September 2020 

...Looks like the old SM Poser Forum threads have been removed :(



W10 Pro, HP Envy X360 Laptop, Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel UHD, 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Mudbox 2020, Adobe PS CC, Poser Pro 11.3, Blender 2.8, Wings3D 2.2.5, D&D 5E, Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E, Lamentations of the Flame Princess


My Freestuff and Gallery at ShareCG




  adp001    ( ) ( posted at 11:58AM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398564

https://web.archive.org/web/20190708211642if_/https://forum.smithmicro.com/category/9/poser




  EldritchCellar    ( ) ( posted at 12:03PM Thu, 03 September 2020 · edited on 12:08PM Thu, 03 September 2020 · @4398565

Hadn't gotten to that yet. Can't tell you how many times I've tracked down stuff that was presumably lost via web archive... Thanks for the reminder, incredible amount of useful info in those threads. Which makes me wonder if the old RDNA forum stuff is archived? Lot of dead bookmarks there...



W10 Pro, HP Envy X360 Laptop, Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel UHD, 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Mudbox 2020, Adobe PS CC, Poser Pro 11.3, Blender 2.8, Wings3D 2.2.5, D&D 5E, Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E, Lamentations of the Flame Princess


My Freestuff and Gallery at ShareCG




  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 12:36PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398566

That must have been very recent. I was there a couple of days ago.


  adp001    ( ) ( posted at 1:00PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398568

Wayback seems not to have all content. I can't find my thread about dynamic cloth.




  Miss B    ( ) ( posted at 1:24PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398571

adp001 posted at 2:24PM Thu, 03 September 2020 - #4398564

https://web.archive.org/web/20190708211642if_/https://forum.smithmicro.com/category/9/poser

I always knew it would come to this, just didn't know how long (or short) a time it would be. Thanks for the link.

_______________

OK . . . Where's my chocolate?

Butterfly Dezignz


  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 1:25PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398572

RIP. We knew it was coming.

I know some people tried to save useful threads for posterity by asking the Wayback Machine to archive them. Hard to get everything, though.


  EldritchCellar    ( ) ( posted at 1:37PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398574

adp001 posted at 2:21PM Thu, 03 September 2020 - #4398568

Wayback seems not to have all content. I can't find my thread about dynamic cloth.

There's a LOT of stuff missing.



W10 Pro, HP Envy X360 Laptop, Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel UHD, 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Mudbox 2020, Adobe PS CC, Poser Pro 11.3, Blender 2.8, Wings3D 2.2.5, D&D 5E, Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E, Lamentations of the Flame Princess


My Freestuff and Gallery at ShareCG




  Penguinisto    ( ) ( posted at 3:06PM Thu, 03 September 2020 · edited on 3:06PM Thu, 03 September 2020 · @4398577

Don't feel so bad... you should see what happens when you enter poserpros.com - it's a page full of Kanji that translates into advice and guidelines for finding the right grave for you and your family.


  HartyBart    ( ) ( posted at 4:00PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398582

The server's not yet down, so it's obtainable via certain roundabout means other than Wayback. All 4,667 SM Forum threads have been saved - though only in text.


  adp001    ( ) ( posted at 6:05PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398594

HartyBart posted at 1:04AM Fri, 04 September 2020 - #4398582

The server's not yet down, so it's obtainable via certain roundabout means other than Wayback. All 4,667 SM Forum threads have been saved - though only in text.

Why the vague hints? If you know something more precise, why don't you say it?




  philadam    ( ) ( posted at 6:46PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398598

Can't believe Rendo didn't make arrangements with SM to preserve that info. Years of valuable information down the tubes, just like when daz3d dissolved RuntimeDNA.


  EldritchCellar    ( ) ( posted at 7:41PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398600

philadam posted at 8:39PM Thu, 03 September 2020 - #4398598

Can't believe Rendo didn't make arrangements with SM to preserve that info. Years of valuable information down the tubes, just like when daz3d dissolved RuntimeDNA.

Seems to be a pattern. There's dead ends aplenty here also. The poser user base would literally be in the dark ages if not for all that information...

Gone.



W10 Pro, HP Envy X360 Laptop, Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel UHD, 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Mudbox 2020, Adobe PS CC, Poser Pro 11.3, Blender 2.8, Wings3D 2.2.5, D&D 5E, Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E, Lamentations of the Flame Princess


My Freestuff and Gallery at ShareCG




  Rhia474    ( ) ( posted at 8:48PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398602

I remember this being brought up when Renderosity bought Poser. I also seem to recall we got reassurances those threads will be preserved in some form so the knowledgebase won't need to be recreated again.

I am disappointed--again.


  bagginsbill    ( ) ( posted at 8:53PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398604

I was delighted when SM made their own Poser forum. Finally, I thought, here was a place I could trust to keep my posts without worry that they would disappear. I wrote tons of stuff, did thousands of demos.


Renderosity forum reply notifications are wonky. If I read a follow-up in a thread, but I don't myself reply, then notifications no longer happen AT ALL on that thread. So if I seem to be ignoring a question, that's why. (Updated September 23, 2019)

  Miss B    ( ) ( posted at 8:55PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398605

I'm definitely glad I saved the threads I was most interested in retaining.

_______________

OK . . . Where's my chocolate?

Butterfly Dezignz


  Rhia474    ( ) ( posted at 8:56PM Thu, 03 September 2020  · @4398606

@HartyBart, if you saved those forum files, is there a way to make them obtainable then? Or am I being naive?


  HartyBart    ( ) ( posted at 2:09AM Fri, 04 September 2020 · edited on 2:12AM Fri, 04 September 2020 · @4398617

The full SM forums (not just Poser) will be archived at the Internet Archive in due course, for personal indexing and search via free keyword software such as DocFetcher. Last night I promised a certain very naughty band of super-squirrels even more nuts, and they have scampered back in to the still-live server and have been able to purloin 75% of the forum images, I'm pleased to say. I've just now tweaked the HTML to sync these 1Gb of images, so that they show inline in the pages for each forum thread. I'm now just waiting on another delivery from the Wayback Machine, to see if this first image haul can be further supplemented with missing images.


  Penguinisto    ( ) ( posted at 8:07AM Fri, 04 September 2020  · @4398625

EldritchCellar posted at 5:52AM Fri, 04 September 2020 - #4398600

Seems to be a pattern. There's dead ends aplenty here also. The poser user base would literally be in the dark ages if not for all that information...

Gone.

Tempus Fugit. Memento Mori.

Didn't Rendo say they were porting-over the old fora? Can't recall offhand if they said that or not.

In either event, maybe once Mr. Bart collects all the info, maybe various luminaries (who can be contacted) can go through and de-chaff what he collected, then put it in a format that can be downloaded and used offline? I mean, it can't be any bigger than the typical texture set these days... ;)


  HartyBart    ( ) ( posted at 6:29AM Sat, 05 September 2020  · @4398671

Get it while it's hot.... Archive.org


  Rhia474    ( ) ( posted at 9:56AM Sat, 05 September 2020  · @4398679

Oh my goodness. Thank you! digs out her new zipdrive and gets to work


  adp001    ( ) ( posted at 11:19AM Sat, 05 September 2020  · @4398683

HartyBart posted at 6:19PM Sat, 05 September 2020 - #4398671

Get it while it's hot.... Archive.org

You have earned yourself a fat medal.

Thank you!




  Miss B    ( ) ( posted at 12:33PM Sat, 05 September 2020 · edited on 12:33PM Sat, 05 September 2020 · @4398690

HartyBart posted at 1:32PM Sat, 05 September 2020 - #4398671

Get it while it's hot.... Archive.org

YAY!!!! You are Da Man!!! 😁

_______________

OK . . . Where's my chocolate?

Butterfly Dezignz


  WDBeaver    ( ) ( posted at 2:03PM Sat, 05 September 2020  · @4398696

HartyBart posted at 2:01PM Sat, 05 September 2020 - #4398671

Get it while it's hot.... Archive.org

Very, very nice, HartyBart! Glad someone saved the RDNA forums, or at least some of them as well! Finsih getting the goodies, then off to install docfetcher and see what there is to see. The Wayback Machine is such a cool item.....


 To create a post you must first sign in or register an account.

Privacy Notice

This site uses cookies to deliver the best experience. Our own cookies make user accounts and other features possible. Third-party cookies are used to display relevant ads and to analyze how Renderosity is used. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy.