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Windows 7: Trying to find archives of forums

03 Aug 2015   #1
marting1028

Win7 64bit
 
 
Trying to find archives of forums

Hi everyone

I was hopeful that someone might be able to help men out here. I am trying to find archived pages of a couple of internet boards (forums), but when I go to 'way back machine' and others, I get a message that that site can not be crawled due to robots.txt

Does anyone know of any other way to find archived forum pages?

Thank you!


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03 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure what page archives your referring to,
Helpful tutorials are here ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/
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03 Aug 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It might not be safe to visit a website that ignored the robots.txt file.

Such a website could be run by people with poor ethics.
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06 Aug 2015   #4
marting1028

Win7 64bit
 
 

Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

Helpful tutorials are here ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/

Nothing there that helps me, but thanks.

It might not be safe to visit a website that ignored the robots.txt file. Such a website could be run by people with poor ethics.

The site is completely safe - its one of the largest music forums on the web, and has ben around for over a decade.

Anyone else have a possible suggestion? Thanks!
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06 Aug 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Sorry that I was not clear.

The music forum site is safe. Those that run (or ran?) that forum put a robot.txt file in place. That tells automated tools not to gather the info inside the forum. This is done for various reasons (privacy, bandwidth, intellectual property issues...).

The staff that runs the wayback machine respects those robot.txt files. In my mind, that improves their reputation.


If I'm understanding you question correctly, you asked if there were a website (other than the wayback machine) which might have archived the music forum that you are interested in. My reply was meant to convey: any website that does not respect robot.txt files is not a respectable website. Such websites might not be safe to visit.


To put it another way:
The music forum does not have its own archive or you cannot get to it. Therefore, you want to access an archive that was made by people that have nothing to do with running the music forum. Just like the wayback machine archives this forum. The people that run the wayback machine are not the same people that run this forum. You can trust the people that operate the wayback machine website (on some level) - since they respect robot.txt files. You trust the staff at the music forum. Great! But that has nothing to do with trusting or not trusting the staff of the website that you are asking us to send you to (e.g. some website run by people with questionable ethics).
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31 Aug 2015   #6
marting1028

Win7 64bit
 
 

Hi, I am back

If I'm understanding you question correctly, you asked if there were a website (other than the wayback machine) which might have archived the music forum that you are interested in. My reply was meant to convey: any website that does not respect robot.txt files is not a respectable website. Such websites might not be safe to visit.

Ah, ok - I understand what you were trying to say now.

TBH, I am not really concerned. I use my laptop for such things, where I A/V running, and have no important data. Worse case, if something were to happen, I would just restore the Acronis image I have.

Still looking to see if there is a way to find such a thing as listed earlier.... anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
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