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Project status Closing
Archiving status In progress... (via ArchiveBot, will need item discovery)
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

An alternative to Formspring.


Closure was announced on 2015-03-27 on Twitter.

Due to personal problems and general burnout of the project leaders, Retrospring will shut down on 1st April (in 4 days) [1] Also, before you think it is: No, it's not an april fools joke. (Bad chosen date, of course, but better at the beginning of the month and [2] announced instead of putting the site off suddenly without notice) [3]

If you want to get all data associated with your user account, send an email using the email address that's associated with your (c)[4] (c) Retrospring account to and wait a little while [5]

Also, regarding the Patreon page, we already sent a deletion request for the page, but they seem to take a while. [6] If you want to get sure not to pledge more out of accident, please cancel your patronship! [7]

Needs doing!

Site blocks ArchiveBot downloaders after some time, even with [500, 1000]ms delays (2× concurrency). Starting over doesn't make sense any more, so somebody needs to download the aborted warcs (see [8]), parse the 302s and the queue, and feed it into a NON-BLOCKED pipeline, and repeat after the bot is blocked, until the scrape is done.