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OldVersion.com Admin
05-16-2003, 10:22 PM
Hello,

Sorry for not being very active much that will all change once summer break escalates. To control any more serials, and warez being posted in the forums guest posting has been disabled and two new moderators for the forums have been chosen. If you believe you'd make a good moderator please post why. Theresa is also a nomination, and I would gladly appoint her as moderator if she accepts the position.

Post any comments/suggestions.

lightsup55
05-16-2003, 10:46 PM
Hi everyone.

You might know me as the InvisionFree (http://www.invisionfree/forum/) Community Admin. If not, that's ok.

I've been around this site for a while and would like to say that some things need to change:

Warez is illegal in the United States and I'm here to to let you all know that we will lock all threads about it.

Posting Serial numbers is also not allowed. We will edit these posts. If needed, we will also lock them.

Porn will not be tolerated. Any threads containg links to websites or pictures of it will be locked. The posts will also be edited.

More I haven't thought of yet, but you know what I mean.

Have a fun time here at OldVersion.com.

hockeyman16
05-17-2003, 02:47 AM
I think I would make a good moderator.

1) I am always here, mostly browsing, but that could change
2) I know a lot about computers and programs and I could help out in that aspect.
3) I am against Warez and I have already made the Retail Software post in the Requests forum (which a few people seem to be ignoring, but that's beside the point)

I would really like to become a moderator; ever since I found OldVersion.com, I have tried to visit as often as possible.

-Louis Campagna

peppycomputer
05-17-2003, 03:23 AM
Hi,

This is peppycomputer And I would like to say thankyou. I will devote as much time as I am able to. I travel alot and work about 70 hours a week. This site has become a passion of mine and I have really enjoyed the comments and messages.(for the most part). What has happened in the last day, came about, because we have people, who abuse the system. The system ,was allowing it self to be abused ,so that everyone could have a chance to give their opinion.
The moves that have been made, will help keep the forums in balance better. If you are a guest and are reading this take a couple of minutes and sign up. Then you can express your self or help someone within the limits of moral and legal means.
Too many people asked for this site to be something it is not! A way to get any software, by any means! It would not take long and the site would be in trouble for several of the things ,I saw happening.
I would like to add in closing that I am older than a lot of you are, But the intelligence level and knowledge that is displayed by many of you, is wonderful. I cut my teeth on DOS and thought that q-basic and DOS Shell was the greatest. True excitment was, windows 3.1. It gave DOS a covering that almost anyone could make a computer usable.

You all, keep pounding the keyboard, because I have learned alot from all of you. Then every once in awhile I will try to teach you something!!! :wacko: :rolleyes:


P.S. Keep this last thought in mind: The windows XP you deal with now is the DOS Shell From my time. : Learn about Dos and you will understand windows alot better. B)

Therese
05-17-2003, 04:03 AM
Originally posted by ABlix@May 17 2003, 03:22 AM
To control any more serials, and warez being posted in the forums guest posting has been disabled and two new moderators for the forums have been chosen. If you believe you'd make a good moderator please post why. Theresa is also a nomination, and I would gladly appoint her as moderator if she accepts the position.


Thanks ABlix,
I accept.

mokopuna
05-18-2003, 09:57 AM
The new moderators are an excellent choice, especially someone who is familiar with DOS.
A simple question. Will we be able to improve the posting of programmes onto the site?

Therese
05-19-2003, 09:43 AM
Hello members and guests.

I am Therese and I have been a member of this forum since I read about OldVersion.com in a Swedish computer magazine in November last year.

In one of my earlier lives I did a lot of scientific research work, both manual and with help of the computers of that time. I still have the interest of research and I am one of us here who are trying to find old program files. This is sometimes rather difficult since the old versions have a tendency to disappear very quickly. A link that is open today may be down tomorrow. In this matter we need a lot of help from all of you.

Like there still are antique cars running on the roads there are old (in a future antique?) computers running here and there and they need these old programs.
People should not be forced to buy new computers every second or third year only because of the reason that the software requires the newer computers.
Besides, we can often use our computers more effectively with an older version of a program. Let’s face it; how often do you use all the so called improvements and extras of a program? Of course there are some of us who need them and want them, but most people seldom use these extras which take a lot of the resources of the computer. The choice should be ours and not the developer’s.

There are now and then interactions between the different programs which may cause problems for us and other programs don’t function as we want. There are many questions around computers and computer programs. Come and discuss your problems and come and help others with their problems. This site is for all of us who are interested in computers, from beginners to experienced users. There are no silly questions here (except concerning requests for illegal information). The problem you have might be a big problem for many of us and perhaps someone has the solution.

There are also interactions between us members. We can’t expect that we all have the same opinion about all the topics that are discussed here. In that case there would not be any discussion, but we can be polite to each other and treat each other with the same respect as we expect from others.

Guests, join us and share your experiences and ideas with us.
Let us have a good time together.

OldVersion.com Admin
05-19-2003, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by mokopuna@May 18 2003, 08:57 AM
The new moderators are an excellent choice, especially someone who is familiar with DOS.
A simple question. Will we be able to improve the posting of programmes onto the site?
That will be the next issue when I get off from school mid June <_<

Hand tight, after then we will do a lot of catching up with software, and try to make daily posts of programs with a round of volunteers to help us around the site, of course new programming would be required which we can&#39;t work on till school&#39;s out. Sorry bout that.

mokopuna
05-21-2003, 10:25 PM
Have pity on we older members. My old school was demolished 35 years ago. :D

Therese
05-22-2003, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by mokopuna@May 22 2003, 03:25 AM
Have pity on we older members. My old school was demolished 35 years ago. :D
Don&#39;t worry.
I&#39;m a grandmother and peppycomputer is a grandfather. :)

mokopuna
05-22-2003, 09:44 AM
My log in name is Maori for grandchild.
Just installed XP on a spare drive. Used FAT32 and it is quite an experience. Had to re-install drivers etc to run on XP, but so far no problems.
PC runs at 333Mhz and I&#39;ve 96 Meg ram.
Running Office XP on XP and Office 2000 on Win98.
This expiriment re-inforces a belief I have had since Atari days (I think that was before ABlix&#39;s time) that most people unnecessarily upgrade for no really good reason.
This site, will be invaluable for genuine seekers of old programmes, now that we fossils are coming into our own.

peppycomputer
05-22-2003, 02:58 PM
:blink: So now I am an old fossil, That is ok. I am glad to see that we have plenty of old fossils on this site. Who says that you can not teach old dogs new tricks. Never met us&#33;&#33;&#33; :P We were not born pounding a keyboard, like many are now. My son at two years of age, took my apple IIe away from me. You had to bring up Atari, I still have one in the attic, I may have to bring it out again. The days of using a boot disc ,everytime seem so long ago.
You may find that xp will tax your system. If you are use to 98, XP is a memory hog. I have 64 megs of Ram. :blink:

<_< Old Fossil :blink:

Therese
05-22-2003, 07:19 PM
Ref. to the subject ‘fossils’.

Quote - Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain:

‘When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years’.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I&#39;m glad to be a fossil :P

mokopuna
05-24-2003, 10:14 AM
Now for something completely different.
There is a request posted for a password recovery tool. Is it OK to give an address for such a programme, or am I getting too paranoid?

Therese
05-24-2003, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by mokopuna@May 24 2003, 03:14 PM
Now for something completely different.
There is a request posted for a password recovery tool. Is it OK to give an address for such a programme, or am I getting too paranoid?
Very interesting topic.

As far as I can see, these programs are completely legal and they are developed for legal purposes. The intention with them is to get lost passwords back. The problem with this kind of programs is that they can be used by abusers like many other programs. The difficulties with such requests are to “separate the goats from the sheep” (a Swedish expression).

I can give you other examples of software that are developed for the programmers and are very popular among the ‘crackers’, but I don’t want to explicit name them here.

I will take another example from my own profession. I’m a physician and we prescribe a lot of absolutely necessary drugs. Some of these drugs are popular among the abusers, but we can’t stop develop them only of the reason that they can be used by abusers.

So from my point of view it is very difficult to decide what the intensions are with this kind of requests.

peppycomputer
06-01-2003, 10:49 PM
:huh: If someone wants to find a password recovery utility all they have to do is go to download.com, which is cnet or they can go to zdnet. These in the legal form can be downloaded and used to recover passwords on your <_< computer. They all have disclaimers and warn against illegal use. They mainly work by reading the pws files. I would sugest unless you are going to be totaly legal with this do not dowload. we would hate to have to.
" Separate the men from the boys." ( a American saying)

Hi Grandma :P

lightsup55
06-06-2003, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by mokopuna@May 24 2003, 10:14 AM
Now for something completely different.
There is a request posted for a password recovery tool. Is it OK to give an address for such a programme, or am I getting too paranoid?
I know of a program that can help. The program is called 123 Password Recovery (now called Password Recovery XP).

Old version:
123 Password Recovery 3.01 (http://web.archive.org/web/20010801150522/http://www.iopus.com/password_recovery.htm)

New version:
Password Recovery XP (http://www.iopus.com/password_recovery.htm)