missing posts about signature page modification

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A couple years ago I started work on a program to retune OSCCAL by modifying the signature page.  I had found some old (dating back over a decade) posts discussing the undocumented HVSP commands.  I spent a few days trying to figure out the low-voltage serial programming command to write the signature page, but then moved on.

 

Now I'm trying to help someone add the OSCCAL modification to their HVSP project, but some of the discussions seem to be gone.  Here's one of the threads I bookmarked:

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/...

 

Posts by Giorgos_K are missing from the thread.  I also recall reading at least one thread more than 10 years old that discussed the undocumented commands, but can no longer find it.

 

I tried archive.org, but avrfreaks doesn't seem to be in their database.  Is there a way I can see these missing posts, or has someone saved any of the old discussions on the undocumented commands?

 

 

I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

 

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ralphd wrote:
I tried archive.org, but avrfreaks doesn't seem to be in their database.
fyi, there's a very relative few posts at archive.today (not a web crawler, for when one wants to archive a web page)

www.avrfreaks.net: AVR Freaks

 

P.S.

Another instance of the disadvantage of client-server (versus peer-to-peer distributed, a way to share the Atmel AVR CD)

IPFS is the Distributed Web - why

[quarter page, right column]

The average lifespan of a web page is 100 days before it's gone forever. 

...

AVR Freaks in Norway was at least an order-of-magnitude greater lifetime.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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It might be because the data in his replies was no longer valid anyway.

It has been a while back, but there have been a number of cases were posters were challenged and up on leaving this forum they decided to delete all the posts/comments they have ever made.

When searching for the name he has been involved in some less funny discussions and might have decided to leave but make sure no one would be able to learn from his writing.

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meslomp wrote:

It might be because the data in his replies was no longer valid anyway.

It has been a while back, but there have been a number of cases were posters were challenged and up on leaving this forum they decided to delete all the posts/comments they have ever made.

When searching for the name he has been involved in some less funny discussions and might have decided to leave but make sure no one would be able to learn from his writing.

 

How does one delete all their posts?  I know you can edit old posts and delete the contents of the message, but that leaves a blank post.

 

I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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It's true that from time to time folks have asked for their accounts (and posts) to be erased. Sometimes it's because they don't want a tutor/employer seeing they have been helped and stuff like that. Some folks have other reasons for asking. I usually try to persuade folks to leave their trace as removal will have the kind of effect of breaking dialog sequences. Also in the way this Drupal forum works if people use "reply to #n" rather than just "reply" then if #n is removed it takes away other people's responses, which isn't really fair on them if they have spent time and trouble to compose replies.

 

But ultimately if someone insists I have been in the habit of following their request (it's their prerogative after all). What I have discovered recently (and perhaps a forum update added this or I had simply not noticed before) but there's an option where the forum can send the user an email that gives them the very last say in "pushing the button" and nuking their account/posts. So I have used that recently.

 

Now my memory is so hopeless these days that I don't remember Giorgios asking for this, of course it could have been another mod, but I think because he's posted a lot of valuable stuff I would have tried to talk him out of it.

 

On the other hand some people might have a right strop from time to time and jettison all the toys from the pram and if that happened I would likely have compiled without too much thought ;-)

 

It's a shame the internet archive don't have snapshots as I would like to get a clearer idea of what has actually gone. I do seem to remember that Giorgios also posted a lot of slightly off topic stuff about Greek philosophy. If someone had said something about that to upset him I can maybe understand why he might have asked for an account/post deletion.

 

(I was going to say I'd check my PM archive to see if I had any communication about account deletion with him but I just thought - if the system is being efficient it will presumably have removed PMs too?)

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clawson wrote:

Now my memory is so hopeless these days that I don't remember Giorgios asking for this, of course it could have been another mod, but I think because he's posted a lot of valuable stuff I would have tried to talk him out of it.

 

Thanks for the explanation.  In this case the value of the information has diminished with time, as Atmel introduced newer programming protocols like TPI and UPDI.

 

I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein