Archiving content from GeoCities websites

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Aug 13 2009 22:39

Wage slave, thanks for that.

Soap, you are now a "contributor" so should have a few extra powers now, like creating and editing intros.

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Aug 14 2009 10:12

Ok, Practical History is now all done. I'm happy to move on to No War But The Class War over the coming weeks; most of it has already been copied, I think.

Also, if anyone can be bothered (I probably can't), I've found another couple of geocities pages that may or may not be worth copying:

Some Brazilian commies (in Portuguese, though):
http://www.geocities.com/autonomiabvr/index.html

Russian left communists with some english stuff.
http://www.geocities.com/marxparty/eng/archives/archives.html

but archive.org has them both (as it does most of the sites listed in the OP, i think) so all will not be lost if they aren't copied here.

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Aug 26 2009 14:29

Ok, No War But The Class War is now done, and I am off to bed.

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Aug 26 2009 17:19

You rock! Sleep well.

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Sep 26 2009 18:14

Cheers Farce. NCAJSA is now here: http://www.afed.org.uk/nottingham/claimants/
I don't have any others.

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Sep 26 2009 22:19
Steven. wrote:
Original post now updated.

Is the wage slaves stuff done now?

And dead end, how are you getting on with the insurrection raven stuff?

Oops, sorry, forgot about this thread.

I added http://libcom.org/library/capitalist-state-illusion-critique-werner-bonefeld a little while ago.

Unfinished Business is already on here.

The Bonnano thing I assumed doesn't fit here, and besides, I'm pretty sure its available elsewhere, so I didn't add it.

The Negri piece is not coimg up.

That's all for Insurrection Raven

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Sep 27 2009 14:30

Cheers, updated the original post.

So Jack, the wage slave stuff done? If so please edit the first post accordingly.

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Oct 19 2009 04:09

Wage Slave X site is done, at least all of it I think appropriate here.

Apparently GeoCities sites will disappear on Oct. 26.

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Oct 19 2009 05:40
waslax wrote:
Apparently GeoCities sites will disappear on Oct. 26.

Yep, although sites like John Gray, which haven't moved yet, will be/are still accessible via http://web.archive.org

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Oct 19 2009 09:12

Well done everyone, many thanks for all your help!

If any people that have helped copy stuff over (you know who you are!) feel like posting more content in future we would definitely want to encourage that. Or if you can't think of anything to do we have some thoughts and suggestions...

Cheers again!

With John Gray, does anyone know who is doing the new site? Or are they planning on doing a new site? Because pages on the Web archive are very difficult to find, and you can't get to them via search engines

I think I must have thought that someone said John Gray was being moved - because John Gray is a great website, if a new site is not being made, I think we should try to copy as much of it over here as possible. We've added some stuff from it over the past few years anyway, and have some duplicates, but I think that still be a fair bit of stuff left over. If anyone could help us out with that that would be great!

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Oct 26 2009 19:01
Steven. wrote:
With John Gray, does anyone know who is doing the new site? Or are they planning on doing a new site? Because pages on the Web archive are very difficult to find, and you can't get to them via search engines

The John Gray site won't be disappearing on October 26th - it was on the Geocities plus plan and Yahoo aren't killing those sites yet, only the free Geocities sites. However the Geocities pages should shortly be replaced with redirects to the new John Gray site which is undergoing some final beta testing.

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Nov 4 2009 00:05

Thanks for that. Are you involved in the John Gray site then? I had wondered who did it...

I see John Gray has moved, but details like the email address are still the same, and I'm not sure they're still valid.

The new site has links to get geocities sites now which we have archived here, like practical history and the red Menace, so it would be good if those links could be updated to point here.

Looking at the state of the collective action Notes website, it would still be good if anything not on libcom already were posted here as well, because it's a bit messy there!

Otherwise, looks like it's all done - thanks so much everyone! We only missed the Middle Eastern site, so I hope that wasn't very good... it's not on the way back machine

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Nov 4 2009 02:11
Steven. wrote:
I see John Gray has moved, but details like the email address are still the same, and I'm not sure they're still valid.

The new site has links to get geocities sites now which we have archived here, like practical history and the red Menace, so it would be good if those links could be updated to point here.

The redirects are not yet up so if you're looking at the original address(es) for the site (and it's the same colour scheme) you're still looking at the old site. Broken links are part of what the john gray monkey-bot is working on.

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Looking at the state of the collective action Notes website, it would still be good if anything not on libcom already were posted here as well, because it's a bit messy there!

If you mean the new location it looks pretty much the same as it did before except without the yahoo adverts. I'd assume some changes will be taking place (if only to remove the geocities graphic).

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Nov 4 2009 17:47

Okay cool, but if you know who the John Gray monkey bot is please let me know so that we can drop them a line, to inform them where content has moved to (unless they are just going to search for it manually)

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Nov 5 2009 18:51

Captain soap, looks like you're doing some of collective action notes now? If so, that's excellent.

Thought I would let you know that I'm currently tidying up the TPTG piece on Chiapas to upload sometime next week, to avoid duplicating work!

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Nov 5 2009 22:43

yep. no probs.

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Dec 15 2009 11:26

now this is done, here's our wish list for content to be archived here in the future:
http://libcom.org/blog/libcom-library-archiving-christmas-wish-list-15122009

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Dec 31 2009 16:11

http://reocities.com/
has archived a shitload of geocities stuff and it's hosted free and in original format afaict.

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Jan 18 2010 19:29

just to inform people that this thread is no longer a sticky, as it has largely been superseded by the libcom archiving Christmas wish list:
http://libcom.org/blog/libcom-library-archiving-christmas-wish-list-15122009

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Jun 3 2014 02:37

I've taken the liberty of creating a mock-up of an easier to use, and certainly better looking, front page for libcom.

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Jun 3 2014 04:17

omg lulz

some of those old commie sites were good tho, long live john gray!!!