All the nodes, writeups, users, groups, etc. in the E1 or E2 database are available via node_id.
Using this in the URL can help in accessing weirdly titled writeups.
For example, try getting to the true " node (the one in which my writeup starts with "This is a double quote.", not "This is a bad node!").
Really a pain, huh?
Try going to http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=170979 instead. Boom. You're there.
Of course, some things are only viewable and changable through direct modifications to the database tables.