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Arto logo
First social network of Denmark
First social network of Denmark
Project status Closing
Archiving status In progress...
Project source arto-grab
Project tracker arto
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

Arto was the first social media platform in Denmark, used by virtually everyone born in the years 83-93. It's due to be shut down one June 1st.

How can I help?

Running a Warrior

You can start up a Warrior and there select Arto. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may priorize another project.)

Running the script manually

If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.

The instructions can be found at

Some additional information
Don't forget to replace YOURNICKHERE with your nickname.

The number after --concurrent determines how many threads run at the same time. You can increase this number if your resources (RAM, CPU, bandwidth) are sufficient. However, if you constantly see messages about rate limiting, there is no need to increase the concurrency.

If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command: touch STOP). The script finishes the current item(s) and stops only after that. (If you kill the script immediately, the items get broken, and they will need to be reassigned to another user.) – Before starting the script again, don't forget to remove the STOP file.

If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (cd arto-grab) and issue git pull After the updating has finished, re-launch the script.

Donating to the Internet Archive

Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all.

Do you like our cause?

If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.

Jchillerup's earlier efforts

  • DONE: Enumerating all the users is done through polling for every profile. There are two scripts running currently. One is working upwards from a known ID while the other is working its way downwards.
  • DONE: Write a script to downloading profiles and avatars, guestbooks, photos and videos. Downloaded 50,000 users in ~3.5 hours with 10 workers.

The download is chugging along fine on my (Jchillerup (talk)) server. Projected total size around 1TB.