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Archive Team

Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.

History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. Our projects have ranged in size from a single volunteer downloading the data to a small-but-critical site, to over 100 volunteers stepping forward to acquire terabytes of user-created data to save for future generations.

The main site for Archive Team is at archiveteam.org and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.

This collection contains the output of many Archive Team projects, both ongoing and completed. Thanks to the generous providing of disk space by the Internet Archive, multi-terabyte datasets can be made available, as well as in use by the Wayback Machine, providing a path back to lost websites and work.

Our collection has grown to the point of having sub-collections for the type of data we acquire. If you are seeking to browse the contents of these collections, the Wayback Machine is the best first stop. Otherwise, you are free to dig into the stacks to see what you may find.

The Archive Team Panic Downloads are full pulldowns of currently extant websites, meant to serve as emergency backups for needed sites that are in danger of closing, or which will be missed dearly if suddenly lost due to hard drive crashes or server failures.


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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites). To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel...
Topics: archiveteam, archivebot, webcrawl, robot, love
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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151
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38.5M
VIEWS
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A collection of various Wikis throughout the internet, gathered as a last resting spot.
Archive Team: The Wretch Wrench
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Wretch (Chinese: 無名小站; pinyin: wúmíng xiǎo zhàn) is a Taiwanese community web site; in Chinese, its name means Nameless Little Site. It is the most well-known blog community in Taiwan with thousands of users registered. Wretch provides free photo album, and blog hosting services. Four languages, including English, are available. A more extensive VIP version is offered. It is the top visited site in Traditional Chinese languages and the second in Taiwan after Yahoo Taiwan according...
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
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POMF is a sound effect and onomatopoeia describing the sound someone makes as they fall onto a bed or a similar surface. It is commonly described through the symbolia =3 and combined with the catchphrase “What are we gonna do on the bed?”. On the internet, the term has gained usage in both verbal and image variations and is often used as an exploitable.
Archive Team: The Miiverse Reverse
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22,167
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26.3M
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Remember that one time Nintendo tried to build its own social network? Unless you had a Wii U, you probably don't -- but it was called Miiverse, and it was weird, awkward and kind of wonderful. The odd social platform let users take screenshots in most Wii U and 3DS games (a feature otherwise missing from many of Nintendo's consoles, yet common on other platforms), chat about games with other users and draw fan art. But it wasn't long for this world. Late last year, Nintendo shuttered Miiverse...
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
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The hardest part about our transient, shallow world wide web is the terrifying swiftness in which data disappears. To this end, Archive Team members have often bravely strapped on miner's helmets and flashlights, dove into the flaming wreckage of a dying site, and grabbed a copy for all of time. Some of these rescues, consisting of what we could grab, are being saved here. Please Note: Some of these items were not burning as brightly or recently as others - they might be merely considered...
Archive Team: The Xanga Conga
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16.2M
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Xanga /ˈzæŋɡə/ is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by Xanga.com, Inc., based in New York City. In September of 2013 Xanga relaunched under the assumed name of Xanga 2.0. Xanga/Xanga 2.0 is no longer a free blogging webspace. Users will now have to pay an annual fee of $48.00. The intellectual property of many users has since been lost. Xanga only saved archives from users that posted in the last five years (2008-2013). On their...
Topics: Xanga, Doomed, Archive Team
Archive Team: WEBSHOTS Freeze Frame
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A "Freeze Frame" of the WEBSHOTS Website, on the occasion of it announcing deletion.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Panoramio Phinish
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6M
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Google has been planning to shut down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio since September 2014. The initial plan was to merge it with Google Views which was a similar product. However, due to feedback from the Panoramio community they held off that move. Frank did an in depth post about this in June 2015. Since then Google Views itself was merged into Street View. Google has now announced that they are finally shutting down Panoramio for good. As of November 4th, 2016, they will stop...
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This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat.
Mirrortube
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4.9M
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The mirroring of Youtube involves collections of high-contention or representative videos and providing a more permanent home for these videos. They are meant for historical records and research.
ARCHIVE TEAM: Tumblr Takes a Tumble
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TUMBLR is a blogging site that was later purchased by Verizon/Oath and experienced a transient removal from the Apple Store over lack of policing of its content; Tumblrs response was to build an automated foot-shooting machine and commit online suicide. This is a general scale archiving of tumblr blogs marked for deletion.
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
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January 3rd, 2013 Dear Punchfork Community, Today we are excited to share the news that Pinterest has acquired Punchfork! Since launching in January 2011, our mission at Punchfork has been to help home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with family and friends. It is a mission driven by a belief in the ability of web and mobile platforms to inspire our lives offline--at home, in our communities, and for Punchfork, wherever meals are shared. To cooking aficionados, Pinterest...
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Google Code Red
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When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of...
Archive Team: VideoBot
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3.1M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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The ArchiveTeam Videobot is an automated collector of relevant and historic video items, making them playable and preserved on the Internet Archive.
EROshare Overshare
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2.9M
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Dear Erosharers, It’s been a pleasure serving the amateur community these past few years.  The amount of growth and demand we’ve experienced has been phenomenal to say the least. Sadly, we are no longer able to offer this service.  Eroshare.com will shut down on June 30th, 2017. Albums will remain viewable until that day. Please download and backup your files.  We wish everyone the best in their passions and pursuits!  Regards,  Randy and Paul
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Angering the Hyves
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Hyves is a small social networking site in the Netherlands with mainly Dutch visitors and members, where it competes with sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Hyves was founded in 2004 by Raymond Spanjar and Floris Rost van Tonningen. The service is available in both Dutch and English. In May 2010 Hyves had more than 10.3 million accounts. These correspond to two thirds of the size of the Dutch population (which stands at over 16 million in 2010), however these include multiple accounts per...
Topic: archivebot
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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favorite 0
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: The Formspring Final Answer
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Formspring was a question-and-answer-based social networking service for social conversations operated by Formspring.me, Inc. It was launched on 1 November 2009 by Ade Olonoh, the founder of online form builder Formstack. In May 2013, Spring.me acquired the assets of Formspring. The rebranded website was officially launched in beta in September 2013 and launched publicly in November 2013. Formspring was launched in Indianapolis in November 2009 by the founder of online form builder Formstack,...
archiveteam_furaffinity
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This is a grab of FurAffinity.net, a site hosting art of interest to the furry fandom. The grab is from 2015. See http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FurAffinity for more details.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Chromebot Collection
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Chromebot is an experimental parallel to Archivebot (the Archive Team web crawler) to provide additional ways to archive websites in reproducible ways.
Archive Team: The Yuku Hulu
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1.6M
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Yuku Saves
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
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MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open content music database. Similar to the freedb project, it was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the CDDB. However, MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track...
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archiveteam: The Patch.Com Grab
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Patch reports on everything you need to know about your town, from local government to school news to what to do with your family this weekend. And your local Patch makes it easy for you and your neighbors to connect and post your news and events too. All of this, plus comprehensive listings of local restaurants and shops, home improvement services and businesses, events, and more – all in one place – in over 1,000 communities and counting.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Topic: archivebot
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Preposterous! The Posterous Grab
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Posterous will turn off on April 30 : Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale. On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30,...
Archive Team: Gamefront Files
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1.1M
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Files and Assets from GameFront.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
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Archive Team: The Orkut Cut-up
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 912,320
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Topic: archivebot
Topic: archivebot
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
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A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Wiki Wiki Wiki
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
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ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.