So all of the AP reviews are lost?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by TheoW593, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. TheoW593

    Newbie

    The entire database of reviews is no longer accessible?
     
  2. Blake Solomon

    Mr. Emeritus Prestigious

    yep
     
  3. DarkHotline

    Anthony Prestigious

    Pretty much
     
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  5. Henry

    NYA Moderator

    At least we still have the Internet's Busiest Music Nerd.
     
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  6. GettingSodas

    Chorus.fm Resident Soda Expert Prestigious

    LOL yeah at least we have his awesome reviews
     
  7. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    if you donate enough money you get the
    Password to the locked part of the review sites for the archive.
     
  8. SEANoftheDEAD

    cologne.band

    how much money is enough money?
     
  9. TheoW593

    Newbie

    Why? There must have been a way to port simple text files? All the effort of thousands of writers over a decade?
     
  10. Dr. Phil Jr.

    Shut the FFFFFFRESHFISH UP Supporter

    I feel like I remember Jason saying somewhere he would bring back some of the popular ones. And I doubt they're all completely lost, just hidden somewhere we can't get to because of the redirect. Jason wouldn't just throw all that hard work from everyone over so many years away.

    EDIT: Nevermind, person below me has be believing otherwise now :teethsmile:
     
  11. DarkHotline

    Anthony Prestigious

    It's been explained many times since the site was shut down but basically when Jason bought out AP from Spin, he couldn't afford to buy back the data because it was too cost-prohibitive. It bothers you THAT badly, you could always look for it in the Internet Archive if it's there.
     
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  12. TheoW593

    Newbie

    Ahhh I see
     
  13. Aaron Mook

    GLOW // @avmook Moderator

    I saved all of mine and I know a lot of other staffers saved theirs as well, if you're looking for something specific. Haha.
     
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