> -> I am looking to download a very large message
> board thread (830 pages!), as opposed to the entire
> website, and have hit a snag.
You have to be very careful with downloading "sections" of forums--due to
their nature you will generally, by default, mirror the entire forum.
I would advise you to:
1. Set the start URL as the first page of the thread you want
2. Analyse the URL structure of the forum to produce a list of rules that will
allow HTTrack to only download exactly what you need
3. Define your filters (scan rules), for example:
-* +*.jpg +*.gif +*.png +*.css +*.js
The above rules would disallow everything except URLs that match those