I've just had a look at them, and sadly it seems that the links to the very early threads archived off the first board through Lycos no longer work.
However, using The Internet Archive
you can get them back. So from here
you would need the url of the link (right click - properties- copy and paste). You can then use this in the Internet Archive to get any old thread.
That is if you find anything you think worth the effort
ETA: Well not all of them, as the Internet Archive doesn't seem to capture anything. There were things up there a few years ago which have now gone. Does anyone remember any of the old urls?