Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old blognomic pages

I’ve added a working link for the old blognomic blogspot pages to the wiki if anyone wants to have a look. It’s on the main page.

Comments

Wakukee:

06-26-2009 00:15:04 UTC

Oh wow. How did you find them?

Wakukee:

06-26-2009 00:40:15 UTC

Hmm… is there a way to view the comments?

Darknight:

06-26-2009 01:06:29 UTC

I’m curious about where you dug them up, since Kev had stated that those had been lost forever.

Ienpw III:

06-26-2009 01:25:34 UTC

The Web Archive (http://www.archive.org) allows you to view any website, as it appeared in the past.

SingularByte:

06-26-2009 08:04:38 UTC

After looking around, I found this on an archive blogextra.com, the host of the comments:
“May 3 , 2007
Due to the massive interest and use of the system, but not enough server capacity, we have been forced to shut down this service until further notice. Users wishing to claim their data, can log in and use the “Export Feedback Entries” option. This will create an export file in the CAIF format.”


Since the website can’t be accessed anymore, the comments could be lost except if it’s still possible to log in while in the archived page but that seems extremely unlikely.

Kevan:

06-26-2009 10:22:38 UTC

No, I said that archive.org had them, I just wasn’t sure if there was an easy way to scrape them all out and put them back up somewhere. It seems like “restore an old site from archive.org” must be a solved problem, but I couldn’t find anything on it.

You can feed the comment URLs into archive.org and they come up fine. (I can enthusiastically recommend the Resurrect Pages Firefox plugin as a quick way to browse dead or temporarily-overloaded websites; it gives a one-click shortcut to various archive sites, when it hits a dead page.)