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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Mar 24, 2016 3:45pm
Forum: general Subject: Re: What happened to the actual Internet Archive?

fixed-forums-page.html is awesome work, man. Bookmarked. It is interesting how "web/hardware.php" and "iathreads/forum-display.php" both bring up the Wayback Machine Forum. It's obvious that the system is too convoluted for the data gnomes to work -- and fortunately for us (the end users) -- to wreck (completely).
This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2016-03-24 22:45:25

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Poster: pegzmasta Date: Mar 24, 2016 4:13pm
Forum: general Subject: Re: What happened to the actual Internet Archive?

Thanks! That page is static and I won't update it from it's current location, since it will require me to delete the post and then re-post the post and attach the HTML page again. The Archive has a bug (the error page for it admits that it's a bug), where you can't alter a file attached to a post. If you want an updated version of "fixed-forums-page.html", then you would have to run the command "fix-ia-forums.bash" locally (or automate it via a .bashrc file). The cool thing about running the script locally, is that it will update the most recent posts, and the total number of posts for each forum. Not only that, the script will also detect any new forums, add them into the HTML table, and will even correct the link if it is pointing to the wrong URL. Like I said before, though: This is just a quick hack, a more comprehensive solution will be posted online somewhere (or maybe even within IA itself as an official uploaded item) by either garthus, stbalbach, myself, or anyone else whose figured it out. For now, I can say with certainty that every link in that page (except for the "censored" ones) points to the proper destination– even the Wayback Machine Forum, which currently has NO links pointing to it from the Archive… except for my link :-) I'll be keeping everyone updated through the forums (provided they don't break any further) on any updates or if a complete solution is found for said forums. I'm not an expert with HTML, but solving this type of problem is not Rocket Science. Hopefully, the admins or Archivists will beat me to the punch, but if they don't: The problem will be solved either way.
This post was modified by pegzmasta on 2016-03-24 23:13:09

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Poster: PDpolice Date: Mar 24, 2016 6:48pm
Forum: general Subject: What happened to the creator of the Internet Archive?

Here's a trip down memory lane.

https://ia601504.us.archive.org/15/items/IAmarch2016/IAmarch2016.htm

My skill set is not web stuff so it may not work.

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Poster: pegzmasta Date: Mar 24, 2016 7:09pm
Forum: general Subject: Re: What happened to the creator of the Internet Archive?

Automatically bookmarked for nostalgia, and maybe future inspiration. Excellent move, PD! I grabbed the torrent for this just now. Love the description: good archive. One of the things I missed were those soothing and calm colors, now all we get is black and white… prison colors? We can't really have Universal access to all knowledge if we lose an artifact like this. Perhaps the future INFOPORTAL might replicate some of the look and feel of this elusive item.
This post was modified by pegzmasta on 2016-03-25 02:09:28