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  1. Oct 17, 2016 #1
    Where can I find the very first thread posted on PF? Is the author still around?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2016 #2

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  4. Oct 17, 2016 #3

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    That's embarrassing. :))

    We've come a very long way and I'm proud to have been allowed to have been a part of it.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2016 #4

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    If memory serves me well webarchive doesn't store individual threads, just a main page of any forum (well, it is more complicated than that, but I don't expect it to have more than just a bunch of main pages stored).

    From what I was able to quickly check this is the oldest surviving thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/the-source-of-all-the-mind.18/
     
  6. Oct 18, 2016 #5
    IIRC, Greg was running out of space after only about a year and deleted the first year of PF to make room for more. However, he put what he'd deleted on a disc that he would send to you (for $20 or something).

    That disk is where you would find the true first thread.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2016 #6

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  8. Oct 19, 2016 #7

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  9. Oct 20, 2016 #8

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    Didn't know there was a forum "How Stuff Works".
     
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