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[1997-2003] Topic Not Found? (view at

I created 'Topic Not Found?' in 1997, as a community website for providing answers to questions from the public via the internet... the website preceded the dominance of Help Forums in the early mid-2000s and interest was initially very positive.  Several people later reported that they had been a member of the site and used it frequently to get answers from other members.

The website utilised code from ICQ and members were ICQ users, the site was open to the public and visitors could enter a question and post it to the member.  Members would list their areas of expertise on which they would answer questions.

Due to a lack of time, I let the website lapse into disuse.  If I had converted the website to PHP and MySQL it would have been far more successful...