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Apologies if this is the wrong sub for the topic, but I’m not sure where else to put it.

When I tried to look at https://forums-archive.eveonline.com/ earlier today, I got a “503: Service Unavailable” error. Oddly enough, https://oldforums.eveonline.com/ still works. Is anyone else having this problem or is it just me?

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Same thing here, Error 503.

Maybe Eve Search can help. https://eve-search.com/

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No, it is down.

If there is something specific you need, you could try also archive.org:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180906210050/https://forums-archive.eveonline.com/forum/258/

But otherwise, perhaps @CCP_Aurora or @CCP_Convict could point this out to the correct person so they can fix it when they get back from their likely holidays.

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I told them they should have fed the hamsters.

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Ah, thanks guys - poking the web team to take a look at this soon.

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Well, that was a mistake.

Anybody else click that link and get lost reading for hours? The memories!

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Wait there was “old” and then before that there was “old old”, has “old old” been gone and I missed it?

If you look far back enough in Archive.org, there’s even an “old Old OLD” forum from before the game launched! Case in point: “Lost and Confused” by nwvik

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I bet if you ask nicely, Chribba will pull out his old, Old, OLD, OLDEST super secret pre-alpha forum archive and give you a peek.

I’d prefer it if he had a copy of the game’s launch DB files. I’ve been looking for them for the better part of a year.

Well, anything’s possible with that guy. I’ve seen him pull some pretty arcane game stuff seemingly out of thin air.

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Archive seems to be back up now. Let me know if you have any other issues.

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So there’s been 4 EVE forums since 2003?

I’m kinda surprised there haven’t been more over the 17+ years, TBH.