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Poster: PiRSquared Date: Feb 25, 2015 12:49pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why are simple images missing from very recent archived pages?

The images seem fine to me.

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Poster: thenewdesignisshitty Date: Feb 25, 2015 5:03pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why are simple images missing from very recent archived pages?

The site itself (the actual original site) had been offline for two or three weeks and came back online just today, February 25.

So the Wayback version was only showing the images while the site was live and online. In other words it can't be said to have been archived in any useful sense.

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Poster: PiRSquared Date: Feb 26, 2015 10:31am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why are simple images missing from very recent archived pages?

I think Heritrix sometimes misses resources like images and CSS, although in my experience recent crawls seem to be more complete. I checked again and those images are actually being served from web.archive.org, so maybe it wasn't archived before but is now. Perhaps when it was opened in the browser, it tried to save the images again. Anyway, you're right about something: if you want something saved, it's probably a good idea to make a copy for yourself "just in case".

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Poster: thenewdesignisshitty Date: Mar 2, 2015 6:32am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why are simple images missing from very recent archived pages?

> Perhaps when it was opened in the browser, it tried to save the images again.

but but - I mean - so - it - then that's not an archive. It's just *The Internet*, and there's already an Internet.

They need to let people know this is a Kinda Maybe Cross-Your-Fingers-and-Pray Archive, not a normal archive as we're led to believe.