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Questions tagged [archive]

Archive is for questions that deal with the archiving of Stack Exchange posts or data in formats other than SEDE (Data Explorer) or CC Dumps.

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How can I download the Stack Exchange data dump from archive.org through the command line?

I am trying to download the Stack Exchange data dump from archive.org through the command line using the internetarchive python package developed by archive.org, as follows: pip install ...
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Hosting all Stack Exchange data dumps on archive.org

Currently Stack Exchange only hosts the most recent dump on archive.org (Where are the Stack Exchange data dumps?). The previous dumps are only available through torrents: All Stack Exchange data ...
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robots.txt was changed to block saving hot questions page in Wayback Machine, why?

Until yesterday it was possible to save hot questions page in Wayback Machine as discussed eg here. Today robots.txt appears to be changed to block this. I wonder what could be reasons for such a ...
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How do I retain my contributions to Stack Exchange?

I'd like to retain my contributions to various Stack Exchange web sites. It appears that one-too-many insightful comments I make, which I spend a significant time writing, and would like to refer to ...
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Are closed sites ever archived?

A site may be on a very specialized topic, and may open and get some good questions and answers but not enough to satisfy the SE rules for keeping a site open. For example, on the Podcast #68 blog ...
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Should academic threads on Stack Exchange get DOIs and be permanently archived?

Josh from The Winnower (thewinnower.com) here. I wanted to reach out and see if SE Mathematica, Academia, Chemistry, History of Science and Math, and Overflow would be interested in permanently ...
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How about archiving deleted posts in Wayback Machine?

This idea was initially inspired by deleting April Fools' questions post, where funny (sometimes useful) posts (exempt toaster) are get removed from the sites, so only high-rep users can access them. ...
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Update frequency of SE Data Dump on Web Archive

Since there's is no clear indication of the data-dump date, a visit to the Stack Exchange Data Dump on the Web Archive is dated May 2, 2014: How frequently is this archive updated?
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Archiving links referenced in questions

Web pages aren't designed to always be static and sometimes links will be removed. For example, This question refers to "P. 125 of these notes". Unfortunately the link has been removed. Whilst in ...
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The Most Wonderous Hall of Hats

How about we create some pages of past leaderboards for the Winterbash Hat event? It would be a permanent archive so we could always view the past stats for Winterbash (since it now seems like it ...
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Create a “Best of Stack Overflow” section on Meta

Yesterday, I was browsing some awesome sites that resemble http://meta.stackoverflow.com, you know the likes of 4chan, Reddit and Craigslist. I was mysteriously guided to a place called "best of xxx" (...
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Data Dump Vs. API [duplicate]

I was looking around the API and felt guilty in setting up a nasty code in order to build a datadump. Just to check before doing it, there is no Stack archives available ? something like githubarchive....
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Howto view deleted posts <10k rep [duplicate]

Have you ever wanted to view a deleted question even if you don't have the required 10k rep for it? All you need is the link: Take for instance a question from the deleted meta questions archive ...
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What is the plan for Stackoverflow to version the questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do about deprecated questions & answers? I feel most answers on Stackoverflow are now outdated. Technology is moving at a lightning pace and I feel that there ...
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Unofficial Stack Overflow deleted question archive now available

With a modified version of my so-static tools, along with all the historical data dumps, I've made an archive of all deleted questions (and their answers) from Stack Overflow. Currently this is very ...
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What is the easiest way for me to download all my questions+answers across all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How do I download all of my questions and answers across all of the sites in the network? And is there a way that could preserve special LaTeX formatting?
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Should we be using archive.org links to replace dead ones?

Someone just edited an old answer (from 2009), removing links to a 3-part article which did go dead (the whole site seems to give PHP errors now). I happened to see this in the edit approval process ...
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The Lost Worlds of the Reversal Badge

I love the gold Reversal Badge An outstanding answer to a bad question is something not seen on a daily basis. I enjoyed reading those answers, and I was even able to provide one. But the ...
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Set up an archive for legendary deleted questions

A number of highly upvoted "fun" questions were recently deleted. Examples: The "Wedding Cake" question (10k+) The "Worst UI" question (10k+) The original Boat Programming question (Deleted ages ...
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Migration of old information to Stack Overflow

I regularly get information from an unrelated mailing list about Stata. I would love to propose that the community to switch to the Stack Overflow Stata tag. I Statalist is old and archaic and harder ...
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Deleted Meta Questions Archive

Some keep deleting questions with a lot of discussion, both relevant and/or historical, and we can't search on deleted questions. Some of them are locked so that they cannot be undeleted, so I'm ...
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Archive Questions

How about we create a new status, Archived. A moderator could Archive a question. This would allow rep from the question to still be counted, and a special search 'isarchived' could be used to find ...