Just to maybe deflect some of the crap, I wasn't looking for "BOW DOWN TO INNO!!!" posts - I genuinely thought that peeps would like to see the old SmashNews and Interviews along with the current Hall of Fame.
I'd forgotten they were even on my site until I was looking through it one afternoon.
As for effort? Yup, the news was MTank and the interviews were MTW, and the HOF was voted for by all of the smash peeps, I never claimed otherwise... and I don't know where that argument came from anyway. I will in my defence say this - who do you think coded the pages with the backgrounds, images and formatting and the links and uploaded them in the first place? That was my only part in it.
Wondering where the "drinking boys" comment came into things other than trying to score points, but hey that's a smashism so I guess that's allowed
Oh and last time I spoke to Groov about Smash he said that the old forums were either totally gone or nigh on impossible to recover.