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Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.org!

Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:58 am

Don't you hate it when a link that someone (or yourself) posted is dead? Either you get an error 404, page not found or are redirected to some other page w/o the content?

Do your duty by taking some time to submit content to The Internet Wayback Machine aka archive.org! Just copy the URL, go to http://archive.org/web/web.php and paste the URL into the box underneath The Wayback Machine. You might have to click Latest a few times to get it to submit.

For instance, I noticed many of the toyota.com links at http://priuschat.com/threads/toyota-to- ... 568/page-4 are now dead. But somebody did submit them so that we can have the benefit of looking at their content later.

I added a bookmark to http://archive.org/web/web.php in Firefox's bookmark toolbar so it's pretty quick and easy for me to get there.

Unfortunately, if the site excludes robots via robots.txt file, the page won't get archived and there's not much you can do about it...

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Re: Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.or

Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:47 am

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Re: Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.or

Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:39 pm

I've used it a lot so that I have many snapshots (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars ... /index.htm) of pages like http://web.archive.org/web/201006190322 ... /index.htm over time. For instance, I can still bring up Gen 2 Prius results at http://web.archive.org/web/200812311044 ... /index.htm.

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Re: Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.or

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Bumping so people can see this.

I've been submitting all sorts of stuff that I'd like to see kept like Tesla's blog posts such as http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/2013-mo ... e-increase, to avoid cases of revisionist history. Too bad nobody else seemed to have submitted it (or, it just hadn't gotten archived yet).

Do submit important posts from MNL. I didn't do that for some "semi-important" posts that a particular MNLer made before he decided to delete his own handiwork...

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Re: Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.org!

Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:08 pm

Bumping again due to Photobucket holding people's images hostage (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24254). Seems like someone at viewtopic.php?p=501198#p501198 wanted to see pics of what's under the Leaf.

Fortunately, there are working copies at archive.org, since some folks did their duty. :)

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Re: Hate dead links? Do your duty! Submit URLs to archive.org!

Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:49 pm

Bumping this again.

Besides the Photobucket holding images hostage problem (still happening), I've come across old MNL threads where the images are busted and nobody submitted the page to archive.org before the images went away. :(

Examples:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6049&start=250
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6049&start=260

Please help submit pages that should be preserved to http://archive.org/web/!

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