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=== HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE ===
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=== INCREDIBLE GREAT NEWS ===
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''And we've been trashing our history''
 
  
Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: '''IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY'''.
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<h2 style="margin:0;background:#cedff2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;border:1px solid #a3b0bf;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Due to rising costs and unforseen circumstances, Archive Team has been forced to close.</h2>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background:#cedff2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;border:1px solid #a3b0bf;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">We thank our many followers for coming with us on our incredible journey.</h2>
  
This website is intended to be an offloading point and information depot for a number of archiving projects, all related to saving websites or data that is in danger of being lost. Besides serving as a hub for team-based pulling down and mirroring of data, this site will provide advice on managing your own data and rescuing it from the brink of destruction.
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===Currently Active Projects (Get Involved Here!) ===
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*'''[[Posterous]]''': A blogging site shutting down April 30. IRC Channel #preposterus
 
*'''[[Yahoo! Messages]]''': Message boards on Yahoo! shutting down April 1st. IRC Channel #BurnTheMessenger
 
*'''[[Opensolaris]]''': Shutting down March 23. IRC Channel #ClosedSolaris
 
*'''[[Gamespy, 1up, UGO, IGN]]''': Shutdown date unknown, announced Feb 21, 2013. IRC Channel #ispygames
 
*'''[[Formspring]]''': shutting down April 15. IRC Channel #firespring
 
 
 
Feel free to join us on the [[IRC_Channel|IRC channel]]! We're on the EFnet network in a channel called '''#archiveteam''', where we say truly awful things.
 
 
 
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* '''March, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Messages <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo burns the messenger.</span>]
 
* '''February, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Posterous <span style="color:#000075">Posterous announces it's deleting history at the end of April.</span>]
 
* '''January, 2013''': That took long enough! We've turned on new user account creation, with a "are you human" edit checker added.
 
* '''August, 2012''': It's August Cleanup time! We're shutting off new user accounts while we clean out spam and generally shore up the ol' barge.
 
* '''May, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Tabblo <span style="color:#000075">Tabblo announces its closure scheduled for May 30th, giving its userbase just ten days of warning. Archive Team is on the case.</span>]
 
* '''May, 2012''': Archive Team's save of [http://web.archive.org/web/20080607211809/http://crave.cnet.co.uk/0,39029477,49296926-10,00.htm Stage6], a defunct video sharing site run by DivX, Inc. is permanently preserved at the [http://archive.org/details/stage6 Internet Archive].
 
* '''April, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Friendster <span style="color:#000075">20 million Friendster accounts spanning 14 terabytes are successfully rescued for permanent storage by Archive Team.</span>] 
 
* '''March, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FortuneCity <span style="color:#000075">FortuneCity announced the end of its free-hosting model, threatening around one million user-generated websites.</span>]
 
* '''March, 2012''': We've switched servers to one of those new-fangled hosting companies that aren't hacked. We're going to sell you a lot less in the way of medical supplies now.
 
* '''December, 2011''': POE News says it will soon be nevermore: [http://www.poe-news.com/forums/sp.php?pi=1002546492 Announcement]
 
* '''December, 2011''': GamePro magazine halts publication and their website goes dark.
 
* '''November, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Splinder <span style="color:#000000">Archive Team rescues over 1.3 million users' data from Splinder's closure.</span>]
 
* '''July 2011''': Archive Team teaches you how to [[Rescuing_Floppy_Disks|rescue data from Floppy Disks]].
 
* '''May, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Friendster <span style="color:#000075">Friendster is deleting everything at the end of the month.</span>]
 
* '''May, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=poetry.com <span style="color:#000075">Archive Team keeps it classy at poetry.com.</span>]
 
* '''April, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Google_Video <span style="color:#000075">How about some Google Video?</span>]
 
* '''March, 2011''': [http://www.archive.org/details/personalarchiveconf <span style="color:#000075">The 2011 Personal Digital Archiving Conference talks are available.</span>]
 
* '''February, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Video <span style="color:#000075">Let's watch some Yahoo! Video</span>]
 
* '''December, 2010''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Delicious <span style="color:#000075">Archiveteam is Delicious!</span>]
 
* '''October, 2010''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Geocities <span style="color:#000075">Archive Team offers Geocities as a torrent.</span>]
 
* '''December 23, 2009''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=starwars.yahoo.com <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo shut down starwars.yahoo.com. We got a copy.</span>]
 
* '''October, 2009''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Geocities <span style="color:#000075">Geocities closing is definitely the top of the charts.</span>]
 
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* [[Who We Are]] and how you can join our cause!
 
 
 
* [[Deathwatch]] is where we keep track of sites that are sickly, dying or dead.
 
 
 
* [[Fire Drill]] is where we keep track of sites that seem fine but a lot depends on them.
 
 
 
* [[Projects]] is a comprehensive list of AT endeavors.
 
 
 
* [[Philosophy]] describes the ideas underpinning our work.
 
 
 
* [[Archives]]
 
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* [[Introduction|The Introduction]] is an overview of basic archiving methods.
 
 
 
* [[Why Back Up?]] Because they don't care about you.
 
 
 
* [[Facebook|Back Up your Facebook Data]] Learn how to liberate your personal data from Facebook.
 
 
 
* [[Software]] will assist you in regaining control of your data by providing tools for information backup, archiving and distribution.
 
 
 
* [[Formats]] will familiarise you with the various data formats, and how to ensure your files will be readable in the future.
 
 
 
* [[Storage Media]] is about where to get it, what to get, and how to use it.
 
 
 
* [[Recommended Reading]] links to others sites for further information.
 
 
 
* [[Frequently Asked Questions]] is where we answer common questions.
 
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"[Yahoo!] found the way to destroy
 
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[http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1936645,00.html Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web History]
 
<br>By Dan Fletcher, TIME Magazine, Monday, Nov. 09, 2009
 
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=== Ended Projects ===
 
* '''[[MobileMe]]''' - Apple's file storage and sharing service, currently hosting over 200 terabytes of data, shut down on June 30, 2012.
 
** Link to Mobile me search here
 
* '''[[Tabblo]]''' - A site where users told stories with pictures. Closed May 30, 2012.
 
** Link to search here
 
* '''[[FanFiction.Net]]''' - Around 7 million fan-fiction stories hosted on what may be the largest site of its kind in the world. They're not shutting down but Archiveteam has a copy "just in case".
 
** Link to archive?
 
* '''[[Geocities]]''' - We archived most of geocities mother fuckers!
 
** Link to archive....
 
* '''[[Fortune City]]''' - It maybe gone but we've still got it
 
** As always the link...
 
 
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'''Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at [http://www.archive.org ARCHIVE.ORG]'''
 
'''Archive Team can always be reached at [mailto:archiveteam@archiveteam.org archiveteam@archiveteam.org]'''
 

Revision as of 00:34, 1 April 2013

INCREDIBLE GREAT NEWS

Due to rising costs and unforseen circumstances, Archive Team has been forced to close.

We thank our many followers for coming with us on our incredible journey.

We encourage you to use our export tool to extract a small percentage of your user data in a CSV format that does not include any actual data.

Jason says you are number one.jpg

At Archive Team, You're #1. Twice Over!