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Docstoc was an electronic document repository and online store, aimed at providing professional, financial and legal documents for the business community. Users can upload, share and sell their own documents, or purchase professional documents written in-house by professionals and lawyers. Intuit, maker of financial products like Quickbooks and TurboTax, announced its planned acquisition of Docstoc in 2011. Intuit decided in 2015 to reduce its activity, and to shut down Docstoc by the end of the year. DocStoc announced in September 2015 that it was no longer taking new registrations on their home page, prior to closure. Unfortunately, to download a form one must register, but registrations are not accepted, so one effectively cannot download forms anymore unless one is already a registered user. (paragraph based on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Docstoc&oldid=689874485)
How can I help?
Running a Warrior
You can start up a Warrior and there select Blingee. (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 github.com/ArchiveTeam/docstoc-grab.
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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:
If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (
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. http://archive.org/donate
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.
Docstoc will be closing down effective December 1, 2015.
Please download all of your public and private documents before November 30. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.