Hosting site Imgur will remove explicit and anonymous content next month
so many posts on so many different forums are about to break
just like photobucket
Dumb question: is archive.org the kind of entity that can undo much of this damage? Can they try to scrape and store the most accessed N% of content that’s flagged as probable-to-go-down? If not, what’s stopping them – laws, resource bottlenecks, or technical difficulties?
ArchiveTeam (a distinct entity from the Internet Archive, but works closely with them) has now spun up a project to scrape Imgur for ingestion into the Wayback Machine. They welcome help; the level of tech-savviness required is “knows how to run a provided VirtualBox file”.
(VirtualBox scraper instances currently default to scraping Enjin, but if you want to specifically do Imgur you can go to 127.0.0.1:8001 while the scraper is running and change the available-projects setting.)
#reply via reblog #PSA #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #amnesia cw?