So to be a bit transparent about what is going on here: any device that has a broken link because it has html embedded in the post should be available at scopeusers.com/Pulsar/files, as only the url has changed as the files were copied to this new server by John Cooper. These are the devices I'm attempting to restore direct access to. I bring this up for another reason though...
There are a lot of other devices which have been purged by some sort of time-out in the database. This is a separate issue.
In this second case, the only way I know of restoring old files is by finding a copy of the original download AND insuring that the original author is still around. Most of these are towards the end of each file area at the bottom of these forums (devices/images/modular/presets/projects/study). The message will contain something like this:
This file has expired and is no longer available here. The owner of the topic can re-upload the file, or post a link to an off-site file. <BR><BR><a name="planetz-tag"></a>Price ($USD): 0<BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Type: Synth<BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Requires: Pulsar<BR> _____________________________________<BR><BR>
If anyone is bored enough and has old archives, feel free to dig out devices that you think are worthwhile and I will restore them. I am also considering editing topics to reflect missing files, once this entire process is finished.
Lastly, I wonder if we could create a list of the most sought after devices that I could publish on the front-end of the site and as a separate thread here? We don't need to be complete, but a link to each device and a brief description seems like it would be helpful to many users, whether it exists presently or not.
Let me know your thoughts =)