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Wysp is a website and community founded in 2011 focused on helping creators in the digital art space "to grow ever better and bigger". It is permanently shutting down on 2023-08-01, urging users to save any data they wish to keep as it will not be recoverable after then.
Initial remarks on grab
The site is fairly clean overall but has hetrogenetity in its JS (for instances the subtle differences in bookmarks vs followers loading) that required a lot of tedium writing the script. Playback should go well except for gallery list pages, which use XHR requests whose
col_heights parameter is a function of browser width, and (as far as I can tell) the text content of text posts, when they appear; I have tried to recreate the calculation of col_heights on a 1080px-width screen, but it will probably break on text posts.
The site has NSFW ("Mature") posts, which do not require a login to view given their URL, but require one to see on the gallery list pages/requests. Therefore I get gallery pages with an authed session cookie. Also, the requests made by the "following" tab will redirect to the homepage if not authed; this looks a lot like an oversight, but out of caution I get them authed but with write_to_warc=false, for discovery; and unauthed to capture the redirect, which is saved.
Smooth overall. At one point items from Egloos got sent to Wysp because I carelessly copied and pasted some code.
 shows up as having no submissions (despite nonzero counters) on the live site, as well as in the archive. Presumably there are more like this.
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