But you know what, all of this probably exists in the way back machine web search function?
I've already checked there - did not find it.
I think the reason I was able to use archive.org to find Scott's
Southern Belle story is that I had a link to its supertopo URL from one of my web pages.
This (2014) decision by supertopo to sometimes delete all of a user's posts is a very poor one.
Very disappointing and unexpected.
If I had thought they might do something like this, I would have saved all the good stuff when I first read it.
I did save Hank's Southern Belle story to my webpage, since it was so good I didn't want to risk it being lost....
Well, I've recently saved 109 of my threads as MHTML documents.
No, I didn't save this one, and scores of others. Besides recently saving everything that I created, I just did a few others randomly, back when the forum was really hopping.
That's how much I trust this website. I mean it's fun and stuff, but ... I started getting the feeling I better archive my work off-site.
I DID save the Southern Belle thread through post #177, made by Clint on April 10, 2009.
It clocks in around 5.5 MB. I think that could be a bit big to e-mail without compressing it into a zipped file or some such. But if anybody wants a copy, we could probably figure it out, by using Dropbox.
Here's an example.
A screenshot with Cosgrove's first long post:
And here is a screenshot of the last post from my MHTML archived thread:
(I think saving through that point in the discussion archived everything Scott posted to the Southern Belle thread)