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Yahoo! Answers is currently the biggest Q&A site on the internet.
It is unlikely to go down soon, but given Yahoo!'s record of deleting sites (Yahoo! Messages, Ask Yahoo!), one would be better off using Answers.com or another Q&A site.
user:PurpleSymphony did a discovery in July–August 2016, on which the ArchiveTeam project is based.
How can I help?
Keep your number of concurrent threads low. Use 4 threads maximum. 2 threads if you want to be safe. Yahoo applies temporary bans lasting 1 hour if you go too fast. (Appears as response code 500 on the pipeline, 999 in browser.) The bans do not happen immediately. Yahoo monitors the number of requests over time, so keep an eye on your warrior, terminate the pipeline and reduce your concurrency if you get banned.
Running a Warrior
You can start up a Warrior and there select Yahoo! Answers. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may prioritize another project.)
Running the script manually
If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.
The instructions can be found at github.com/ArchiveTeam/yahooanswers-grab.
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If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command:
If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (
Donating to the Internet Archive
Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all. http://archive.org/donate
Do you like our cause?
If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.