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Since the plan is for the entire MB to be deleted, and no copy saved publically, I decided to do something about it. After all, a lot of us have lots of memories here, and stories, and I for one would like to be able to come back to it and browse, just for nostalgic reasons.

 

And so, I archived the entire MB - every single remaining topic and user - on the Wayback Machine.

 

First, I manually went through and archived some of the more important threads (such as stories). Then I realized that it'd probably be a good idea to not archive 10,000+ topic pages manually (not even counting user pages).

So I figured out how to automate it, and... did that. It took around a week for me to finally get it all done[1], which means that most of the new topics from the past week haven't been archoved yet, but almost all of the history of the MB that remained after a bunch of stuff was deleted has been saved to the Wayback Machine.

 

For those interested in how I did it, I ran "wget -m [site URL]" to create a local mirror of the site on my computer. It took just over 13 hours for that to run. I then used curl to automate archiving each thread, one page at a time, since there's no built-in way to archive an entire site, only for single pages at a time. It took around a week to get it to work properly, and about 30 hours to run fully when I got it working.

 

So... yeah. I plan to do it again after the MB goes read-only, but if I don't get to it in time, at least most of it is already archived.

 

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At some point in time, several posts on the MB appear to have been corrupted. Their contents were replaced with strange special characters. Every time my script came across one of those, it crashed. So I had to remove that thread from the script and archive it manually later. (This includes stuff like the Ban Game and Corrupt-a-Wish.)

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When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I'm meant to be, thi is me

 

They/them.

 

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aqualoki7

Branch: Ekaterina

This is super cool! 

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Gryffindor                

Daughter of Poseidon

Form names:

Evie

Scarlet

Allie

Abcde

 

I'll miss you guys!! I love you like my family (and that's saying something). Probably won't be able to get on HB with all the bugs in the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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aka UnlockingHidden1

Branch: Ekaterina

Amazing work Leo! A true hero. 

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Hazel

 

Remember Infinity Ring

 

Remember Emerald

 

"See the world not as it is, but as it should be."

 

"The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last."

 

Thanks for the memories. I'll miss you all.

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Awesome dude? So you have all the info on my old account?

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CoolSyrup

HEY, SMART THAT YOU WOULD HIGHLIGHT MY SIG. MY MB B-DAY IS MARCH 12.

 

 

 

 

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sapphirephoenix471

aka DolphinAmber136

Branch: Lucian

Thank the gods you found a much more efficient way of mass archiving the board, Leo. Manually archiving just the corrupt-a-wish thread was challenging enough on its own

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⬧♋●◆⧫♋⧫♓□■⬧ ■♏❒♎⬧

 

~A forever bitter Golden Age MBer~

 

 

So long live the car crash hearts

Cry on the couch and all the poets come to life

Fix me in 45

 

#Isupportsamegendershipping 

 

\(o-o)z 

 

highlight!

 

 

tumblr is deadonarrival

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aka CatFlying11

Branch: Janus

Thank you so much Leo! 

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"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~ C.S. Lewis 

 

 

~Monica Cahill~                 1 John 4:10 

 

 

"Fantasy reveals what reality obscures."

 

 

 

#ENDSLAVERY

 

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proudcat90

Branch: Ekaterina

Thank you so, so, so much Leo! You are a true hero!

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BRACHA!!!!!

 

SliGhtLy BonKerS

 

#FORUMLIVESON

 

Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.

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midnightlightning285

Branch: Ekaterina

Thanks but can anyone save my one post from topic: /356645

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I'm not one to wait respond ASAP Call me

 

One of these choices. 

Redstonian Emboar (prefered) 

Midnight Thunder,

MEGAMEWTWOZ. 

 

in all further messages

 

RP NAMES:

Dave/Lightnin(g) Bedrockian

Dark Lighning

Mr. Z

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tsunamininja5

Branch: Tomas

Whoa, cool. Thanks, Leo!

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- Lahash -

Also known as Samurai

Est. January 2014

 

Author of the Path of Legends series - coming 2020!

 

"Fear not in this Time of Chaos, this War of Darkness. For on the horizon, there shines a light, a light brighter than any before . . ."

 

 

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dogice169

Branch: Lucian

thanks so much leo you must be super good with computors!

 

do you think you could do any of this with the other forums?

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dragonflying601

Branch: Ekaterina

@Lilly - possibly, yeah. The other ones are just so large that it'll take forever  I can try, though.

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When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I'm meant to be, thi is me

 

They/them.

 

#SkylarEmeraldCarmenZoeyDanielLiveOn

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lokimidwinter3

aka AgentPlayer37

Branch: Ekaterina

Thank you so much for your efforts, Leo. I will look into this later, and hope I can find the things that are important to me; what is left of them.

 

~Midwin

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Because I miss you

Body & soul so strong that it takes my breath away

& I breathe u,into my heart & pray 4 the strength 2 stand today

Cuz I love u, whether it's wrong or right,& thou I can't be w/ you tonight

Know my heart is by your side

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analyzingdragon106

aka CatchingBlue120

Branch: Ekaterina

um leo i have an idea maybe you could create your own website and make a message board there just an idea.

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Farewell everyone, it was fun while it lasted....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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elfbulldog81

Branch: Lucian

That is AWESOME, Leo. You are AMAZING!!

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ELF

 

"But I don't regret,

Nor will I forget all who took the road with me.

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To these memories I will hold

With your blessing I will go.

...

I bid you all a very fond farewell."

-Billy Boyd

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dogice169

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leo i know that all the forms are big so i understand if its to much to save but could you save the cahill web? theres so much book infrowmashon on there i wood rilly like to be abill to see it some times.

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Branch: Ekaterina

@lilly - on it 

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<♔ ~Leo~ ♔>

 

 

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I'm meant to be, thi is me

 

They/them.

 

#SkylarEmeraldCarmenZoeyDanielLiveOn

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dogice169

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thank you so much leo! i'm glad it will be saved!

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did you finish?

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