I was searching for something about myself on Google, and found this in one of the search pages.
I was curious and clicked on it, and started going down the rabbit hole of viewing everything. It's like a complete snapshot of how the site was back in March 2017. For s---s and giggle, I tried to log on. I didn't think it'd work to be honest, and it almost didn't. Turns out instead of the usual username, like how mine currently is martinez, you have to type in the Display Name, Mid Amy Martinez for example. One bad thing is, I've realized I've been using the same password for everything and haven't changed it for the last 5 years.
I'm not exactly sure how, but it seems tied to the site as it is now. While it's not exactly the same, things such as the background looks like a standard ipb forum and even if an account was on the site then if they aren't on the site now there won't be an avatar, doing stuff like clicking the wiki tab will take you to the current wiki.
That window of the past was interesting to look at, especially as I combed through the PM messages I had from back then. Those went back to 8 years ago, so even in that snapshot of 2017 some of those players were no longer on the site and I don't even remember the characters I was PMing. I tried reading through them, but that didn't help in the slightest. Guess my memory has already started to go in my "old age", lol.
That being said, I'm curious as to why/how this even exists in the first place. It's neat and all, but I get the feeling it's not something that was intentional.