Anything you want to know or discuss about the Wayback Machine or the Internet Archive’s web archive? This is the place!
We’re trying something new here. Our classic forum is a bit clunky by modern discussion standards. For posters, it’s hard to browse or search the archives, leading to a lot of repetitive questions. For IA staff, the options for participation and moderation are limited.
This is the first of what’s planned as a new ‘open thread’ each month, here on this blog. For the month, it’s where feedback, discussion, and questions about the web archive and Wayback Machine should be directed.
If your comment is a question, please check the Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) to see if your question has already been addressed before posting.
A few other things to note before posting:
- This is not the place for requesting a site be archived, unless the site is in imminent danger of being taken down. See the FAQ How can I get my site included in the Wayback Machine? for more info.
- This is not the place for requesting content be removed from the Wayback Machine. See the FAQ How can I have my site’s pages excluded from the Wayback Machine? for more info.
Everything else? Fire away!