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the lost reviews and comments are found
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By chance I discovered the internet archive and they happen to have saved fanedit.org before the switch to vbulletin, which unfortunately meant the loss of at least 100s of reviews for fanedits.

The last update containing probably the most of the lost reviews is from October 9th 2010.

I am not sure, if I am allowed to post a link, so I won't do it. But a search for the internet archive and there a search for fanedit.org will get you there. The site is rather slow and to find the reviews, when not every link is working is a bit tricky. What can be accessed are the fanedits from the frontpage and then the little grey categories at the end of each fanedit post right before the reviews

So here is an example of a review not on the current ifdb:
Fanedit: Biohazard by Aztek

Review by Radi0n — November 7, 2010 @ 12:11 PM:
**OVERVIEW**
A Resident Evil fanedit combining both Apocalypse and Extinction.
First thing that came to my mind was the sheer difference in both stories, mainly the overall setting and mood.
Having previously seen Aztek’s Silent Hill edit, my expectations were higher than ever, since I love the original films myself.
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TECHNICAL ASPECTS
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VIDEO:
Absolutely brilliant. One or two cuts at the very end I would have tried to deal differently with, but overall, the edit was superb throughout.

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

AUDIO:
Nothing out of order, really couldn’t pick up anything. If others can, they’re more than welcome to point them out.

Overall:
5 out of 5 stars

PRESENTATION:
The menu is amazing in both its simplicity and effectiveness.
The music tidbits chosen are wonderful. The Killswitch Engage excerpt (my favourite song on the album) is trimmed perfectly, and brought a smile to my face.
Although no chapter index is present, it doesn’t bother me at all. I never watch a film if I can’t sit it through.

Overall:
5 out of 5 stars

IMPROVEMENT OVER THE ORIGINAL:
An improvement on one hand, losing all the clutter, one-line-macho bullshit, and excessive dialogue,
whilst a somewhat different take on the other, trying to clarify more by rearranging scenes.
Whichever way you look at it, it’s still an improvement. And since it improves on TWO films rather than one, there’s all the more merit.

Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
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FINAL SCORE: 5 out of 5 stars
There’s really no discussing this score. The one or two video/audio fade-outs that were noticeable, never detracted from the story, nor from the mood or viewing pleasure. The only reason you’d notice it is because you know it’s there. Overall, it’s 150min of Resident Evil FUN!
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Adds up to a fanedit score of:
10 out of 10 stars

As you can probably see, this is worth being saved and remembered. I always considered the reviews, the participation of the community to be a great treasure of FE. 
So, maybe someone will go through the fanedits and add what is lost. I for one would appreciate it a lot, since great members spent a lot of time writing them and many people enjoyed reading them.
I am a bit disappointed that my history on fanedit.org is nowhere mentioned anymore. It was 5 years of my life.
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the lost reviews and comments are found - by boon23 - 04-07-2016, 06:48 PM

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