The Official Forum's archival. (330 threads done!) Dec 7, 2021 9:30:41 GMT R35T NO MORE, Atom Priest, and 3 more like this
Post by Dyslexsticks on Dec 7, 2021 9:30:41 GMT
Hey all, not-scott here. As most if not all remaining active members of this board already know, the Official World of Tanks Console community manager has announced the closure of the OWoTC forums, although a date hasn't yet been given.
As much of a hell as that place can be, I never found it to be entirely devoid of useful information or indeed, precious memories and banter.
So, I've taken it upon myself to build up another internet archive using the Wayback Machine. A great little tool that saves pages in seconds for viewing later for years to come, even past the original page's expiry date.
How will this work?
This is largely a short little independent venture of mine. I'm going to try and save as much as I possibly can using the tools of the Wayback Machine and list them here under yet to be named categories. Categories will be condensed in neat little spoiler boxes, and I will occasionally bump the thread upon any significant additions and news (if that's okay with the mods?). I'll also reserve 3 posts in case this gets particularly massive.
Can I help in any way?
Requests! Send me requests. Tell me if there's a thread out there you want preserved, I'll try my best to see that it gets archived. I'll create a personal checklist and mark it off when it is done then put it under aformentioned categories. Ideally, post a link, so I can archive it without searching. Due credit will be given if that's your thing.
However, in the event of truly insanely sized threads, like the "Which forumer did you meet" thread, I cannot possibly be expected to archive the entire thing alone, so in the case of threads such as these, I'd much rather prefer requests for a specific page over the entire thing.
If you want to make the process faster, the tools can be used anonymously without creating an account! Grab the link to a page, go to archive.org/ and click the icon highlighted below in the image near the top-left, then paste the link in the "save page now" field. This will instantly archive the page! When you're done with that, just say something like "I archived this (etc)" with the link you saved, and I'll add it to the relevant category and give you credit! I'm not a completely ungrateful person, you see.
I've already archived the thread mentioning the closure to the date of this post, of which I'll include here (Now locked) while the link is still live.
"Greetings to our allies in the US!"
The timestamps below are presented in DD/MM/YYYY format. Please spare this humble Brit.