I’m trying to archive as much of the forums as I can, but it’ll take a bunch of us doing it if we want to make sure all the important stuff is saved, or maybe even the whole forum.
Internet Archive’s/Archive.org’s Wayback Machine, it saves snapshots of websites so they can be accessed later. If you make an account, you can toggle “save screenshots” (optional) and “save outlinks” (important), this will make it save all the links on the page as well as the page itself. You can archive without an account but only a single page at a time.
Open it and go to important parts of the forum, top pages that have a lot of links to threads or posts on them, do it for individual posts with important information on it too, and copy and paste the link to save however many you have the spare time to save.
Would greatly appreciate help in archiving as much of the forums information as possible, I’ve been at this for the past few hours. Tried to make a post on Reddit about this but their spam filter doesn’t like comments made by brand new accounts without some history on them.
Method 2 (simpler and automated): install the official Wayback Machine extension from this link: Chrome or Chromium based (if you’re not using Firefox, probably this) | Firefox
Click the extension and then click accept and enable at the bottom, click the extension again and click the settings/gear icon at the bottom of the popout, click the general tab, then check the auto save page box, and change the “if not archived” box to within 30 days, that way you’re only saving pages someone else hasn’t already archived during these final days.
Then all you have to do is browse around and click threads and it’ll automatically archive the site for you (and any other sites you browse to unless you disable it, keep that in mind).