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First post, by ncmark

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I don't know how many people know club myce (what used to be CD-Freaks) but it has been taken down.
Gone.
I used to spend a lot of time browsing the site (probably too much)
End of an era!

Reply 3 of 8, by bestemor

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Hard to explain, but the core was the optical disc/drives discussions.
An example page can be seen in the attached zip file.

Or... in the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20220623042837/ht … -ray-writers/45

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Reply 4 of 8, by ncmark

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Yes - it was oriented towards optical media. People used to discuss media brands, post scans of media, etc
Topics looked like this:
Brand X is on sale at store Y this week.....
I just got brand X at store Y and the media code is Z.....
I think it's to the point no one is using optical media anymore except (ahem) for a few die-hards

Reply 5 of 8, by darry

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ncmark wrote on 2022-07-13, 10:50:
Yes - it was oriented towards optical media. People used to discuss media brands, post scans of media, etc Topics looked like th […]
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Yes - it was oriented towards optical media. People used to discuss media brands, post scans of media, etc
Topics looked like this:
Brand X is on sale at store Y this week.....
I just got brand X at store Y and the media code is Z.....
I think it's to the point no one is using optical media anymore except (ahem) for a few die-hards

And at least some these die-hards have likely stocked up on the good stuff a while back (hoping it doesn't degrade over time) and mostly use rewritable CDs and DVDs anyway these days to avoid wasting media for retro or testing purposes .
At my current rate of use, I will run out well before my stock of new-in-box, sealed Kodak, Fuji, Verbatim, etc (all from the pre-outsourcing good old days) does, unless I live to be well over 100 .

I also have some M-DISC media (DVD-R and BD-R) that I was thinking of using for important stuff (wedding/event video, etc), but I have not gotten to testing it yet .

Reply 6 of 8, by zyzzle

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The most important question is: Did anyone happen to make a backup or an achive of the posts?

So much information lost at the whim and caprice of a greedy company. No regard for preserving the technical nature of much data which is irreplaceable.

Reply 7 of 8, by GL1zdA

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I've regularly visited CD Freaks in the 2000s. They had good guides on how to back up copy protected games and which burners work with which CD-Rs. I still own several high-end Plextor burners from that era.

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Reply 8 of 8, by bestemor

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zyzzle wrote on 2022-07-14, 04:31:

The most important question is: Did anyone happen to make a backup or an achive of the posts?
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Someone did. "I took a last backup of the forum in April"
https://confusedbird.com/thread-174.html
(second post)

Not sure if he eventually made it work though, judging by the rest of post.