Current Projects

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Warrior based projects

Current Running Warrior Project: URLTeam 2
  • yuku: Lately yuku is very unstable and hosting thousands of forums. IRC Channel #archiveteam (on EFnet).
  • NewsGrabber: Saving all news articles. Help with server power or by finding more newssites. IRC Channel #newsgrabber (on EFnet).
  • URLTeam: URL shorteners were a fucking awful idea. IRC Channel #urlteam (on EFnet).
  • WikiTeam (WARC format): Saving wikis and their external links for the Wayback Machine. IRC Channel #wikiteam (on EFnet).

Scripts only

  • FTP: Download all the FTP sites! IRC Channel #effteepee (on EFnet).

ArchiveBot projects

Manual projects

Upcoming projects

  • DNAinfo and Gothamist: Abruptly ceased operations and was briefly taken offline after a unionization occurred. IRC Channel #archiveteam (on EFnet).
  • Vidme: Newer products are better! So let's put the old one in the shredder on December 14th. IRC Channel #vidmeh (on EFnet).

Proposed projects

  • NeoGAF: Currently undergoing reddit-like riots due to a sexual harassment scandal involving the site owner. IRC Channel #neogaffe (on EFnet).
  • The Escapist: Staff activity dwindling due to layoffs, remaining supporters are doing it for free. IRC Channel TBD.
  • NCIX and DirectCanada: An investigation into recent telltale signs of a demise, including whole-province closures and alarm bells rung by customers, distributors, and even YouTube hosts. IRC Channel TBD.
  • DeviantART: Being bought by Wix, users may be unhappy with "access to that work to use in their own site building" on Wix. IRC Channel #devianttart (on EFnet).
  • LiveJournal: Very old, widely regarded as in decline, and has a lot of important stuff buried in it. IRC Channel #recordedjournal (on EFnet).
  • DevPort: This portfolio SaaS provider has reportedly been having infrastructure issues, and removed their social media accounts. Possible impending shutdown.
  • Tumblr: Yahoo! considered killing it, now Yahoo has been acquired. IRC Channel #stumblr (on EFnet).
  • Ownlog: Ownlog is losing popularity and support from its owners. IRC Channel #pwnlog (on EFnet).
  • Google Groups: "Gone within a year" (SketchCow, 2016-06-07).
  • The Pirate Bay: Recently came back up, grabbing an archive for sanity's sake. IRC Channel #yarharfiddlededee (on EFnet).

Recently finished

  • Miiverse: Nintendo's Switching away from Miiverse on November 8th (UTC). IRC Channel #miiworse (on EFnet).
  • Slingshot Esports: Announced a sudden shutdown with approximately 24 hours' notice. IRC Channel #archivebot (on EFnet).

Hiatus / Missed the Mark

  • Yahoo! Answers: It's Yahoo. It's been acquired. More questions? IRC Channel #noanswers (on EFnet).
  • Flickr: Yahoo! decided to kill it, now Yahoo has been acquired. IRC Channel #flickrfckr (on EFnet).
  • Vine: Twitter killed the app and left an archive up, but videos likely won't last forever. Project currently on hiatus due to technical issues. IRC Channel #vinewhine (on EFnet).
  • PDF 2016: We've been given a long list of PDF files. We'll get'em. IRC Channel #pdflush (on EFnet).

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