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Archive Team recruiting

Warrior-based projects

Current Running Warrior Project: URLTeam 2
  • URLTeam: URL shorteners were a fucking awful idea. IRC Channel #urlteam (on hackint).

There will be fewer Warrior projects than usual due to the virtual appliance being unable to run many newer projects that utilize wget-at. It will take a little bit of time before an updated version is available that can run it.

Scripts only

Manual projects

  • 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak: Documenting and preserving data, events, and impacts of the virus on society. IRC Channel #coronarchive (on hackint)
  • ArchiveBot: For those with lots of disk space, bandwidth and long-term commitment. IRC Channel #archivebot (on hackint).
  • WikiTeam: Saving wikis dumps (XML). And their external links for the Wayback Machine (WARC) as well as exporting MediaWiki databases. Permanent effort, everyone can help (you choose the size of your downloads). IRC Channel #wikiteam (on hackint).
  • MP3.com: Digging through the WayBack Machine's archives to build a database of all the DAM CDs made available through the site.

Upcoming & proposed projects

  • Halo: Back to finishing off unfinished business before Bungie kills the original website on February 9, 2021. IRC Channel #yolohalo (on hackint).
  • Webs: Vistaprint is killing off the Freewebs you knew from the 2000s on March 31, 2021, unless you pay up. IRC Channel #webbed (on hackint).
  • Periscope: Another Twitter acquisition, another shutdown. This time, its live-streamer gets to join Vine in the bin at the end of March. IRC Channel #microscope (on hackint).
  • Google Poly: A 3D art repository that Google will send to the trash compactors on June 30, 2021. New uploads cease April 30. IRC Channel #polygone (on hackint).
  • Chrome Web Store: Google has announced a timeline of policy changes that will lead to content being removed between December 1, 2020 and June 2022. IRC Channel #chromeweblore (on hackint).
  • Kinja: Deleting all user pages, maybe? IRC Channel #gokinjagokinjago (on hackint).
  • Twitter: Deleting inactive accounts 2019-12-11 sometime. IRC Channel #twitterdead (on EFnet).
  • Imgur: Image hoster decided that using it for hosting images is not permitted. IRC Channel #imgone (on EFnet).
  • JamiiForums: the Tanzanian government would like this gone. IRC Channel #jammedforums (on EFnet).
  • LiveJournal: Very old, widely regarded as in decline, and has a lot of important stuff buried in it. IRC Channel #recordedjournal (on EFnet).
  • Ownlog: Ownlog is losing popularity and support from its owners. IRC Channel #pwnlog (on EFnet).
  • The Pirate Bay: Recently came back up, grabbing an archive for sanity's sake. IRC Channel #yarharfiddlededee (on EFnet).
  • Valhalla: Where to store what even the Internet Archive doesn't have space for? IRC Channel #huntinggrounds (on EFnet).
  • Giphy: Bought by Facebook, to be "integrated" (assimilated) into Instagram https://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/facebook-to-buy-giphy

Recently finished projects

  • SmackJeeves: Webcomics host being tossed into the incinerator on 2020-12-31. IRC Channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint).
  • Voat: A reddit competitor from the Ellen Pao days gives its users a Christmas present: it's fucking dead! IRC Channel #scrapevoat (on hackint).

Hiatus / Missed the Mark

ArchiveTeam primarily uses the hackint IRC network – ircs://irc.hackint.org:6697 (TLS required) – webchat: https://webirc.hackint.org/More info ArchiveTeam also has some channels left on the EFnet IRC network – irc://irc.efnet.org – webchat: http://chat.efnet.org:9090More info




2012
  • June 30th: Apple is shutting down MobileMe in favor of iCloud. Help us archive it!
  • May 1st: Knol closes.
  • April 30th: Fortune City is closing. Downloads are being sifted through now
2010
2009