In memory of
that was discontinued by ETSz Kft. on December 27, 2016
after 12 years of operation.
Along with the knowledge, stories and feelings it has collected,
may it have an eternal rest in the archives
and may it be kept in our memories.
It will be missed.
bzc6p and the mourning users
This applies to wiki maintenance, too.
Hungarian amateur who joined the efforts of ArchiveTeam. "Specialized" in watching and saving Hungarian websites.
vichratimot (kukac) euromail (pont) hu
vichratimot (at) euromail (dot) hu
Websites that I've archived, I'm archiving or I've took part in organizing their archival, in reversed chronological order in each category. If the website has an entry on this wiki, consult that page for the archives. If not, a link to the archives should be found in the appropriate line.
- kephost.com (continuous)
- kepkezelo.com (continuous)
- GTF Képhost (continuous)
- Dagály Fürdő (archive)
- WirtschaftsBlatt (archive)
- Balassi Intézet (archive)
- hi.co (archive)
- 2000 (archive)
- Mozaik TV (archive)
- Precedens Nyelvstúdió (archive)
- Álomautó Múzeum (archive)
- Kecskeméti Szimfonikus Zenekar (archive)
- Mele Café (archive)
- Café Alibi (archive)
- Kecskeméti Kulturális és Konferencia Központ (archive)
- Széplaki Erzsébet (archive)
- Freddy Fitness (archive)
- legalja.hu (archive)
- Astra Insurance: Romania (archive), Hungary (archive)
- Kajászószentpéter (archives: website, photos, videos)
- netszar.com (archive)
- Hungarian Volán websites
- A few wikis in the beginning.
My to-do list
In order of urgency.
- nol.hu – after being darkened on October 8, returned on December 13 as an archive
- Fotoalbum.hu – currently crashed, keeping an eye on it
- TVN.hu websites – site seems to be okay, but company behind it is very much in the red for years now
- hotdog.hu – company that bought it performs very badly
- mindenkilapja.hu – owner seems okay but site is not cared of, full of spam
- Ingyenweb – a very old and obsoleted free webhosting site not cared for by the maintainer. Also sitting on some valuable domain names
- videok.hu – a video sharing site not (any more) too popular, not really cared for, owner same as the one of Ingyenweb
My experience with my few website archiving endavours so far suggests that there are very few websites today that can be mirrored completely in automated ways without human control and intervention. Thus, if one wants to make quality archives even of a small website, it needs more or less attention, often additional work, or several, supplemental runs of archiving tools.
These archiving tools (wget, wpull, ArchiveBot etc.) are very important and useful, but in most cases, are themselves incapable of making complete archives. My philosophy is that we should do as complete and quality archives as possible, if we set off on the journey of archiving a website, so we cannot rely solely on these tools. Of course, constrained by time and resources, we must make a compromise. Otherwise, however, the above applies. At least for me. This is how I archive.
Tools I've been using with satisfaction.
- Chfoo's Wpull for saving to WARC
- wget still lacks some handy features wpull already has got
- Ikreymer's webrecorder.io when things are too difficult
- Alard's warc-proxy or Ikreymer's webarchiveplayer for testing WARCs
- Kngenie's ias3upload for uploading to IA
- You may like the internetarchive tool better, but I haven't used that yet.
I hope one day I can re-host Hungarian websites that are dead now but have been archived. Or, at least, create a Wayback Machine for Hungarian websites, that would also serve as a mirror to the corresponding Internet Archive items.
I would also be glad to record Hungarian radio and television channels' programme 24/7, but that would require a vast amount of resources.
Hungarian articles about Archive Team
Below I've collected online Hungarian news articles published about Archive Team that I've been able to find. The list is in reversed chronological order.
- Péter Szűcs: Az internet nem felejt (The internet doesn't forget). itcafe.hu, 2015-03-05. (About ArchiveTeam's activity in general.)
- Dániel Dojcsák: Elpusztulhat a nem profitképes online tartalom (Non-profitable online content may vanish). hwsw.hu, 2013-12-03. (Mentions ArchiveTeam saving Blip videos.)
- Mit szóltok filmletöltők? Két héttel a bezárása után ismét működik a népszerű torrentoldal (What do you say, movie leechers? Two weeks after its closure popular torrent site runs again). hvg.hu, 2013-10-30. (About IsoHunt restoration.)
- Lementik a legnagyobb torrentkeresőt (They download the biggest torrent search site). index.hu, 2013-10-21. (About saving IsoHunt.)
- Ádám Szedlák: Új otthont kaptak az őshonlapok (The ancient websites got a new home). origo.hu, 2009-11-02. (About Geocities.)
- Ádám Szedlák: Megmentik az őshonlapokat (They are saving the ancient websites). origo.hu, 2009-05-13. (About Geocities.)
- Sándor Berta: Archiválják a GeoCities-tartalmakat (They archive GeoCities' contents). sg.hu, 2009-05-04.