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Sites I've made archival copies of in the last 24 hours

Fic archives I have freshly backed up:
Giles Writers' Zone
Riposte
Bodice Ripper
the LIST (BG)

On my list to do later today:
[ list completed; next step is by-hand spot-checking the mirrors ]

Archives I'm too late to save:
HeadQuarters

I'll snag Of Demons & Destiny when it reappears, which it should do soon. I already have the BuffyGiles archive content in zip form, and a mandate to reformat it all. (Which I will do one of these years, really.) It's preferable to get site source from admins directly, and not have to spider pages generated by software. But that's better than nothing.

What should I add to my list?

I'm doing nothing more complicated than running wget -m -p -k -np, which is something you can easily do yourselves if you want to join me in paranoia. I find the work done by West Wing Fanfiction Central inspirational here. I've maintained a stable presence on the web since 1994, so I think I can do a reasonable job of giving abandoned archives a new home. Absent a tragic steamroller accident, that is. There's also the looming threat of zombie attack. But we are all vulnerable to such tragedies.
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I emailed Dusty of ODD about possibly sharing bandwidth on buffygiles.net, but haven't heard back from her yet. If I do, I'll send her your way.
Plus, I can shoot you the old Buffy Giles Writer's Muse challenge archive The Carrot Patch if you want it.
That is a very awesome thing you are doing. Thank you so much. Giles would be so proud! :)
In my experience, the best way to fight zombies is knowing which plants to plant where.

I thought that HeadQuarters link was dead.
Yeah, it is. There's an index and nothing behind it. Too late on that one. FUCK.

ETA: I like repeating peashooters behind flaming tree trunks, later upgraded to Gatling peashooters. A hail of fiery death falling on the zombies!

Edited at 2009-05-28 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all your work for fandom! Reformatting it all, eh? Would it then be possible to put all the stories up in one place, a central fandom archive? That would be awesome. My computer skills are limited, but let me know if I can help.
Reformatting is a large task, though one that is well-suited to automation. If the archivist was a sensible and nitpicky person, which isn't always true. My first plan is to keep regular backups, then, if an archive vanishes, to mirror it unchanged.

Then maybe if I'm ambitious, I'll get things into a uniform format for consolidation.
Sadly, a lot of the X-Files sites have gone down also. I saved what I could on my hard drive, but I didn't have the skills to save entire sites.

Thanks for doing this!
This is where the West Wing fandom impresses me. Archives were vanishing, and they got organized and saved them. I'm sorry to hear it's happening to X-Files fandom.

I'll say one thing for Fanfiction.net: it's stable.
You are awesome!

Being somewhat new to the fandom, this was my concern. Getting invested in a pairing only to watch it disappear slowly.

PS - I don't have any issues hosting Buffy/Giles things on my site as well as my own if you want me to.
My computer skills suck, but tell me if there's anything I can do! I want B/G to live long and prosper. :)