What's this, then?
Auguste is currently hosting scrapes here. Everybody is encouraged to help mirror.
Scraping doesn't take a lot of work; the QDBs are all more or less the same. You only need to write one script, then make a few changes to adapt it to any other QDB you want to scrape. The actual scraping process should easily take under 10 minutes.
If you do want to help with the scraping, please follow the existing scrape format:
- Each quote has its own file
- Each file is named 'n.txt', where 'n' is the quote's ID number
- All quotes should be compressed into an archive
- The archive name should identify the original location and date of scraping (e.g. 'QuoteIRC.com Quote Collection 2011-04-04.7z', or 'DOMAIN.TLD Quote Collection YYYY-MM-DD.EXT')
|Database||Has been scraped||Scraper||Notes|
|Bash.org||Yes||Dr-Spangle||The quote database that pretty much created all others.|
|DeadDyingDamned.com/QDB/||No||The unofficial ArchiveTeam QDB. I'll have the server automatically save these somewhere. --Auguste 13:36, 7 April 2011 (UTC)|
|Mandaliet.com/furcqdb/||Yes||Auguste||The Furcadia quote database|
|QDB.MIT.edu||Yes||Auguste||The MIT quote database|
|Quotes.BurntElectrons.org||Yes||Auguste||The IRC.Mozilla.org quote database|
|WarpDrive.se||Yes||Auguste||Quotes are in Swedish|
|WQDB.org||Yes||Auguste||The Worms quote database|
|xkcdb.com||Yes||Auguste||The xkcd quote database|