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  • Reopened Archiving threads from the old WSI forum new link

    I've been thinking about what a shame it would be to lose all the threads at the old WSI. While it's sadly not possible to save the whole site, I think I've found a way to archive at least parts of it (and maybe you have some even better way!)

    With Voodoo's approval, I've started to put some old threads into the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

    Here's what I've done so far:

    Humber Perfect Game Thread: https://web.archive.org/web/20200430...=133769&page=1
    Buehrle Perfect Game Thread: https://web.archive.org/web/20200430...=113848&page=1
    World Series Game 1 Thread: https://web.archive.org/web/20200503...t=60651&page=1
    World Series Game 2 Thread: https://web.archive.org/web/20200503...t=60728&page=1

    Important to note, page navigation using the options on the screen might be a little weird, you might have to change the page numbers manually in the URL.

    Some thoughts:

    - I'm happy to do more, but it's important to note that I believe this can only do threads that are in a forum that is accessible without logging in. These threads were originally in the Pick To Click Gameday Forum which normally wouldn't be accessible, Voodoo specifically moved the few 'pinned' game threads to the Clubhouse so they could be done (other ones still out there are the Blackout Game and Game 4 WS, which I'll try to get to at some point but they're a little longer - if somebody else wanted to do it, go for it!).

    - If there are other non-accessible threads you really would like archived (I personally think the other WS game threads would be nice), list the URLs in a response and maybe it can be moved (but no promises!)

    - Anybody can archive threads themselves (again, not in private forums), it's pretty easy (albeit a little tedious), you can either submit the URL for each page into their website at https://web.archive.org/ or get a browser extension that makes it easy to do it right within the browser.

    - If you do that yourself, I find it helpful to go the whole thread on the same day, and make sure to archive a version of the URL with 'page 1' in it (go to page 2 and then back to page 1) to make it easier to navigate. If you get an error message saying too many requests, just wait a minute and try again.

    - This Wayback Machine probably isn't the most ideal way to do this, but it's what I know, it's free, and it should stick around without any intervention. If you have some other ideas, speak up!

    Edit: A spreadsheet of threads archived and other ones people have suggested, more info below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    Last edited by anewman35; 05-04-2020, 08:17 PM.

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    I will be happy to move threads from other forums into the Sox Clubhouse at the old site. Just post links to the threads you want to see moved in THIS thread and I will make sure they are moved to the Clubhouse on the old forum.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
      I will be happy to move threads from other forums into the Sox Clubhouse at the old site. Just post links to the threads you want to see moved in THIS thread and I will make sure they are moved to the Clubhouse on the old forum.
      Thanks!

      World Series Game 1: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60651
      World Series Game 2: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60728
      World Series Game 3: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60932

      Can I also suggest that if other people do take it upon themselves to do some of this (as I hope some do - if you're stuck at home on a quarantine, what else do you have to do?!?), post the new Wayback Machine URLs here, and at some point we can compile them and have a list of all the saved old threads?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by anewman35 View Post

        Thanks!

        World Series Game 1: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60651
        World Series Game 2: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60728
        World Series Game 3: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=60932

        Can I also suggest that if other people do take it upon themselves to do some of this (as I hope some do - if you're stuck at home on a quarantine, what else do you have to do?!?), post the new Wayback Machine URLs here, and at some point we can compile them and have a list of all the saved old threads?
        done
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        • #5
          I think the game thread from the Bartman game is worth saving
          http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ght=bernie+mac

          So is the game thread from AJ's home run at Wrigley
          http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=74318

          And when AJ got punched
          http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=71731

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thomas35forever View Post
            I think the game thread from the Bartman game is worth saving
            http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ght=bernie+mac

            So is the game thread from AJ's home run at Wrigley
            http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=74318

            And when AJ got punched
            http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=71731
            First one was already in the Clubhouse. The others now are also.

            People might want to take a look through the parking Lot too. The :Pluto thread was some awesome stuff.
            Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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            • #7
              Originally posted by voodoochile View Post

              First one was already in the Clubhouse. The others now are also.

              People might want to take a look through the parking Lot too. The :Pluto thread was some awesome stuff.
              Yeah, I think the Pluto.....He Gone! thread is worth saving.
              http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=77634

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hitmen77 View Post

                Yeah, I think the Pluto.....He Gone! thread is worth saving.
                http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...ad.php?t=77634
                moved.
                Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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                • #9
                  To try to make this easier to keep track (and for anybody else who wants to help do the actual archiving, hint hint!), I've put together a Google Spreadsheet of threads that have been archived and threads that people have suggested that haven't been done yet. Feel free to look at it and pick one to archive, or add your own to the list!

                  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

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                  • #10
                    Is the old site gone now? I'm getting just a generic WordPress page?

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                    • #11
                      I don't know I am looking into it. It was there a few hours ago.
                      Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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                      • #12
                        It does appear that the URL has been redirected to a new webpage. I have emailed Michelle to find out if the forums can be redirected to the PI forum URL, which is on the same server, but I don't expect that to happen. I think the old site is just gone. If something changes I will let you know.

                        Edit: Actually pretty sure that won't work anyway because we won't know the links for the various threads so yes I assume the old site is just gone and no more archiving will be possible.
                        Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
                          It does appear that the URL has been redirected to a new webpage. I have emailed Michelle to find out if the forums can be redirected to the PI forum URL, which is on the same server, but I don't expect that to happen. I think the old site is just gone. If something changes I will let you know.

                          Edit: Actually pretty sure that won't work anyway because we won't know the links for the various threads so yes I assume the old site is just gone and no more archiving will be possible.
                          Oh well, it was worth a try!

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                          • #14
                            So yeah the old forum is officially gone and no more archiving will be possible. Sorry about that. Wish we'd had more time.
                            Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
                              So yeah the old forum is officially gone and no more archiving will be possible. Sorry about that. Wish we'd had more time.
                              It works for me. I'm able to access it right now.

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