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Offline Joe W

Slimmed Down Forum
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:08:17 AM »
A couple of weeks ago, topics in the forum were inadvertently trimmed to those with responses in the last 120 days.  This resulted in a lot of older material disappearing.  There was a slight home that we would be able to recapture this from the hard drives on our old server.  As it turns out, this will not be possible.  So, those old topics are gone.  I am sorry to report that, but new content continues to flow in and we will continue to grow into the future.  As a matter of fact, the average number of new registrations each day has jumped from 9 in February and March to 40 in April.

Fortunately, the web site is still intact and it has material that covers the operation of the Yamaha arranger keyboards going all the way back to the PSR-2000/1000.  I have just added a new styles page for the new PSR-S975, which is just now beginning to appear in the U.S.  Perhaps the new S975/S775 is why we are getting so many new members.
-- Joe Waters
Tyros5
PSR Performer Page
 
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Offline vbdx66

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 04:33:31 PM »
Hi Joe,

I am so sorry that all old topics are gone. There was a whole database of information there and quite regularly I used to turn back to old topics for reference.

Maybe we should do some kind of backup if the site, let's say on a monthly basis, in case this should happen again?

Thank you once more for all the hard work you have been putting into this great website and also the forum.

Best Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 04:50:42 PM »
You can still see the posts from before October 8, 2017 using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20171008055236/https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum

That was the date of the most recent capture that they did. I have no idea if it's possible to recapture any of the old posts from that site, but at least they can still be accessed.
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400
 

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 05:03:18 PM »
Several topics are still within the forum, which date back a few years, due to the fact that someone posted in those topics within the last few months.

I just spent a few minutes looking at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine website, Michael, which I've used before but had forgotten about it.  I saw posts there dating back over 10 years in the forum.  When clicking on the additional pages, other than page 1, the links couldn't be found.

It's late now, but I'll take another look at this tomorrow.  Thank you for pointing it out, Michael.  :)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 05:28:27 PM by Roger Brenizer »
"Music Is My Life"
My best regards,
Roger

(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
Rogerís PSR Performer Page
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 06:53:56 PM »
Hello Michael and thanks for pointing this out.

Roger, I tried the same thing that you did and apparently it is impossible to use the links. So all we have is a list of old topics I guess  :(

I am so disappointed that all our old data seem to be lost forever because some of these posts really hosted a database of knowledge on recent and older Yamaha keyboards, plus other stuff like help about various hardware and software pertaining to music and audio, sheet music etc.

A nice day to you all (on top of all that here it is heavily raining - do not believe everything you are being told about the South of France and its supposedly sunny climate  8) )

Regards,

Vinciane
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline MarcusAhlback

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 07:00:17 PM »
Hi,
Was this due to that "something went wrong" or is this how the forum will work from now on (that older post will be removed)?
Kind regards Marcus
Yamaha PSR-S770
Casio PX5-s
 

Offline MBedesem

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 09:10:07 PM »
FYI:

Some of the older topics have been used in the 550 FAQ entries available here: http://psrtutorial.com/lessons/faq/PSRFAQ.htm

Regards, Michael

Michael P. Bedesem
mpb@vermontel.net
http://psrtutorial.com/MB/bedesem.html
Tyros 5
 
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Offline Trojan

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 11:06:02 PM »
This is devastating news. All the past knowledge and advice given in "Essential Extras" was priceless. I often used the past postings in "Essential Extras" as a valuable reference.

Trojan
Huntington Beach, CA

Offline Joe W

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 01:25:49 AM »
I was not aware of the Web archive site.  It has been capturing "snapshots" of PSR Tutorial related pages for a very long time.  It does not appear to be that easy to navigate.  On some forum pages, the topic links to open up other pages, but not always.  I was very surprised to find the very first capture which showed the original home page of the PSR Tutorial back in December of 2002.  For those interested, here's the link:

http://web.archive.org/web/20021220053505/http://www.psrtutorial.com

-- Joe Waters
Tyros5
PSR Performer Page
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 01:31:28 AM »
Interesting piece of archive Joe  :)

Regards,

Vinciane
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline Al Ram

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 03:50:04 AM »
Joe W

Thanks so much to you and the Forum Team for the hard work that you guys do every day to keep this forum alive and running.

Well, it is unfortunate but this things happen even in the largest Fortune-500 Corporations. 

Nothing to be done, so no need to dwell in the past. Let's look forward.  !!!

The good news is that the Forum still works great.  Although some past topics are gone, the LIVE advise provided by all the forum members is invaluable.

Thanks again.
AL
San Diego/Tijuana
 

Offline Joe W

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 04:11:24 AM »
Hi,
Was this due to that "something went wrong" or is this how the forum will work from now on (that older post will be removed)?
Kind regards Marcus

No, older posts will not be removed.  The trimming normally applies only to classified ads and to songs played by forum members (since members are not expected to keep their posted songs online forever).
-- Joe Waters
Tyros5
PSR Performer Page
 
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Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 04:44:41 AM »
I had an opportunity to take another look at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine website today.  I didn't investigate each and every topics multiple pages; however, I did find a few that I was able to open beyond the first page.

Here's a link that has 2 pages, which are accessible.  I also found some that had a few more pages accessible also.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080102155042/http://www.psrtutorial.com:80/ForumMain.html

"Music Is My Life"
My best regards,
Roger

(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
Rogerís PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 05:12:54 AM »
This is not good news, but it is as it is, and we must look ahead and not back to the past. A big hug goes out from me to Joe and the team of moderators for all you do for us!!!
Toril S

PSR S970, PSR 2100 and PSR-47.

Toril's PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Afton72

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »
   Hi
             I am finding that the PSR S900/700 site was hit VERY hard, just when I was looking for some more info.

              Alan
 

Offline Afton72

Re: Slimmed Down Forum
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2018, 10:13:29 AM »
     Hi Roger,
                  Just had a quick glance at the material you found. Just what I was talking about,   "Ripper Rita"  ; 8) 8)
     
         ps That's a happy little saying over here among people of a certain era ;) thanks to a TV show. I think.

                           Thanks Roger,
                                                          Alan


UPDATE 28-4-18
                Went a bit further with the link, 2 pages was all I could find or get into, dated back in 2007,  not much good so far I'm afraid.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2018, 08:42:58 PM by Afton72 »