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Bowlofbabelfish Thu 17-Jan-19 18:37:42

As we all know, things do seem to get deleted off Twitter and various platforms.

This website can be used to create a permanent archive of any page you think needs to stay on t’internet forever and not be erased at the merest hint of scandal or tantrum

http://archive.fo

It’s fairly self explanatory- put the page link in the red box and press go.

There may be other hints and tips for saving things - anyone care to add below?

Bowlofbabelfish Thu 17-Jan-19 18:38:20

Now with clicky link

archive.fo

BernardBlacksWineIcelolly Thu 17-Jan-19 18:42:56

so many threads go poof on here

the one about the elephant in the room article, in which many people (myself) included had an epiphany about autogynaephilia was a recent much missed example

GrinitchSpinach Thu 17-Jan-19 18:49:18

Wait that one went poof? Why?

userschmoozer Thu 17-Jan-19 18:50:39

Unfortunately its not foolproof, if the web page is live and updates (eg a news site) then the old archive can be replaced by the new page.

userschmoozer Thu 17-Jan-19 18:51:41

To store a webpage as is for posterity use The Wayback Machine;

archive.org/web/web.php

BernardBlacksWineIcelolly Thu 17-Jan-19 18:56:37

Wait that one went poof? Why?

your guess is a good as mine GrinitchSpinach

the deletion message simply said 'this is not civil'

Bowlofbabelfish Thu 17-Jan-19 19:48:13

Ok so if the page itself is updated or changed the archive does too?

sorenipples Thu 17-Jan-19 20:25:37

It keeps snapshots. Just search for the url in the search box. Also use * to find statuses.

Clearly people are already on the case; so worth checking if there's something you remember to see if someone already has captured it.

Remember this works both ways, a fair bit of mumsnet has been snapshot too.

ZuttZeVootEeeVro Thu 17-Jan-19 20:34:03

the one about the elephant in the room article, in which many people (myself) included had an epiphany about autogynaephilia was a recent much missed example

Wait that one went poof? Why?

Perhaps the thinking is that if we stop talking about autogynaephilia, we'll stop seeing it.

Ereshkigal Thu 17-Jan-19 20:47:24

The thinking is wrong.

R0wantrees Thu 17-Jan-19 21:07:12

the one about the elephant in the room article, in which many people (myself) included had an epiphany about autogynaephilia was a recent much missed example

article:
medium.com/*@sue*.donym1984/the-elephant-in-the-room-dc822144a81b

R0wantrees Thu 17-Jan-19 21:10:11

it is worth screenshotting tweets that are relevent to the threads.
Links may not be accessible straight away if your open twitter account is on a mass terf block etc and of course if the tweet is deleted or the account suspended then its lost completely.

sorenipples Thu 17-Jan-19 21:16:39

An archived tweet can't be accused of being faked the same way a screen shot can. It's worth doing both.

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