(keeping this in other as I feel this is relevant to our goal of LED Strain providing many resources, such as forums, wiki, etc.)
I recently had an idea.
Archive a copy of the Apple forum thread by screenscraping the posts and the metadata about them (post date/time, user, post title, etc.) along with the content and store it in a format agnostic format that can be converted (ie JSON or similar)
Maybe with enough effort we could make a searchable web archive of it. As we know trying to extract information from a forum thread with 2000 replies is difficult, this would make it easier.
I could create a GitHub reposotory of the code for the screenscraping project. Would probably write it in Pytthon as I am familiar with it.