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  1. Donationmwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
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    11 Aug '13 12:002 edits
    How many of you have played with the "Wayback Machine" website?

    Over the years they have captured a multitude of websites and stored them for those who like to wander around in internet history. You just type in the name of the website you want to look at, and if they have it stored, you can go back and see how things were then.

    Here's a link to RHP, and by clicking different places on the scrollable time bar at the top of the page, you can visit the site at various times and see what things were like in the early days.

    It may not always take you to all of the page links, but many are workable. When going through some of the earlier forum pages, sometimes you can go to individual posts, but some will not take you anywhere. Kind of a hit an miss deal.

    Put this link into your browser and have fun!

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com/
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Aug '13 13:51
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    How many of you have played with the "Wayback Machine" website?

    Over the years they have captured a multitude of websites and stored them for those who like to wander around in internet history. You just type in the name of the website you want to look at, and if they have it stored, you can go back and see how things were then.

    Here's a link to RHP, ...[text shortened]... browser and have fun!

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com/
    Excellent! Definitely belongs in Ponderable's "RHP Time Capsule". Thanks, mw. (gb)
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    12 Aug '13 03:15
    I've often messed with this site since someone told me about it years ago (probably you, now I think about it). It's fun to look at the really early years and makes the trivia we moan about now just that, trivia. Imagine not being able to promote, or castle, or a whole lot of other standard moves we expect from a chess game!
  4. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
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    12 Aug '13 06:24
    I found a new version of an old site I used to belong to (Ancient Sites). It is interesting to have such a tool.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Aug '13 11:34
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I've often messed with this site since someone told me about it years ago (probably you, now I think about it). It's fun to look at the really early years and makes the trivia we moan about now just that, trivia. Imagine not being able to promote, or castle, or a whole lot of other standard moves we expect from a chess game!
    How did those early public forums compare and/or contrast with those that have evolved to the ones we have today?
  6. Wat?
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    12 Aug '13 11:53
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    How did those early public forums compare and/or contrast with those that have evolved to the ones we have today?
    Which exam question is this?

    -m. 😛
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Aug '13 14:11
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Which exam question is this?

    -m. 😛
    Hi, Mike. Since you've been here since 2005, maybe you'd care
    to comment on my personal opinion based question to Kewpie.
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    12 Aug '13 23:46
    Every forum is different.
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