Yet another relic of "the good old days", is going away. The owner of the heinessen archive announced this evening, that due to other issues in his life, he would be shutting down the archive which has been chronicling the activities of /mlp/ since mid-2012.
"Hi, I'm the admin of http://archive.heinessen.com and some of you may have already noticed, the archive is currently down. I'm sorry to inform you that this is a permanent thing as I feel I'm incapable of running a website in my current condition. Maintaining the archive really doesn't require much from my part but in any case it's still stressful at times. Since my life is in such a disarray at the moment, I wish to get rid of any non vital sources of anxiety.Nor/mlp/eople hoped that the post was nothing more than a cruel joke, as it was on April Fool's day of this year.
The reason I'm posting this on /mlp/ is that the archive got most of its traffic from this board.
Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience."
The archive was a critical component for many threads, serial and otherwise, and was a vital tool that connected the board's past to its present. It even functioned as an alert system for some users. The "Reports" system even kept track of the post speeds through the years, and the number of posts attributed to each namefag. Now the future of the past is unclear. How much information and history will fall through the cracks and be lost forever? It's difficult to say.
To the OP who has run the archive for these past 2 years; we thank you for your service.
Rest in peace