can I Download a forum for viewing offline?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vzippa5, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. vzippa5 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if it's possible to download an entire forum, for viewing offline.

    The reason is I'd like to be able to view a forum and read posts while not connected to the internet, like while on a long plane trip.

    If a forum is just too big and it's not practical to download the whole thing, perhaps I could just grab about 50GB and that would be enough to cover recent threads?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Um I doubt it. There's an iPad app for something similar but I think you'd need to print every single thread. I think, even on a long trip, that you can stand to be away ... no?
     
  3. jnc macrumors 68020

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  4. vzippa5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha well that was a hypothetical situation... I'm actually interested in copying content from a private forum that has a 7 day trial, then $100/year to join. I'm not interested in posting at this time, so the $100/year doesn't make sense for me at this point - but I' want to do a 7-day trial and then copy all helpful resources to a PDF or something.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  6. Silverstring macrumors member

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    Any chance you'll tell us what the forum is, or at least the subject matter? I'm curious to know what kind of forum is worth $100/year...
     
  7. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure you've had a guess by now :rolleyes:
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed..
     
  9. vzippa5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's a pro wedding photography forum - all professional photogs and they keep newbies out by requiring a fee
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Keep in mind that by downloading it, you might be violating IP or copyright laws. <shrug>
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This is a really good idea for a forum of professionals.

    Take Yellow's advice, not that you will but you should.
     
  12. jnc macrumors 68020

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    50GB of "research papers". :D
     

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