Archiving Tools

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In order to preserve content on the web, many GamerGate supporters created tools leveraging http://archive.today, http://tweetsave.com, and http://archive.org. Below is a list of tools, if you don't see your browser supported by an extension, feel free to make one and update this wiki with it.

These extensions typically leverage one of the many archiving websites online. You can use these manually if you do not want to use the extensions.

How to Archive

For Personal Back-ups

  • Take screenshots of full web pages in Firefox/Palemoon by hitting 'Shift+ F2' and then typing "screenshot --fullpage".
  • Videos may be grabbed from Youtube and other places using plug-ins such as DownloadHelper/FlashGot and then converted to webm format using software such as Miro Video Converter. Videos may then be backed up on third-party sites such as Vimeo or DailyMotion.
  • Save anything significant that you come across and store it in a "Gamergate" folder on your hard drive. Back it up using Google Drive/Dropbox. Upload files to gitgud/the wiki.

For Non-Personal Back-ups

This is preferential as it's difficult to argue the case that third-party archives are tampered with in order to further gamergate's interests.

  • Use archive.today as the de-facto web archiving platform. It's fast, reliable, has favorable terms of use, and is based in Russia making it resilient to DMCA requests.
  • Use sites like peeep.us and the Wayback Machine as redundancy for archived pages as these also have favorable terms.
  • List archived links in wiki pages using the following format: (1)peeep.us, (2)archive.today, (3)Wayback Machine. Peeep.us' terms state that they "reserve the right to remove content which has not been accessed for a month" so listing it first ensures that the links are better protected from expiry.

Archivers

Logo Archiver Notes
[[Internet Archive logo and wordmark.png]] Internet Archive: Wayback Machine AKA archive.org
[[Archive.today logo.png]] archive.today - webpage capture Formerly archive.is
[[Peeep.us logo.png]] Peeep.us
[[WebCite logo.png]] WebCite AKA webcitation.org
[[Freezepage logo.png]] FreezePage.com
[[Megalodon.jp logo.png]] ウェブ魚拓 AKA megalodon.jp
[[Unvis.it logo.png]] unvis.it – "avoid endorsing idiots"
[[Tweetsave.com logo.png]] TweetSave.com [Twitter only]

Out of service Archivers:

  1. [[Hiyo logo.png]] Hiyo.jp



Browser Add-Ons and Extensions

Soma's Firefox/Chrome Add-on: [[Archive.today logo.png]]

Websites currently being boycotted are contained in the blacklist located in "data/blacklist.json".
When the blacklist is enabled, traffic to the offending websites will be routed through Archive.Today.

Mutt's Firefox Add-on: [[Archive.today logo.png]]

Auto directs bad sites to Archive.today.
Simple archiving with two clicks.

Some Guy's Chrome Extension: [[Archive.today logo.png]]

This is a simple Chrome extension that redirects all traffic to boycotted domains through the archive.today site. It is heavily based on a UserScript from f57fea14.[1]

EJEHardenberg's ArcStar: Source Code [[Archive.today logo.png]] [[Peeep.us logo.png]]

Allows a simple button press to archive webpages to archive.today/peeep.us.
If you happen to be on a tweet on twitter, it will send it to tweetsave as well.

JKAbrams' Unvis.it Firefox Add-on: Source Code [[Unvis.it logo.png]]

A simple Firefox add-on that uses the unvis.it service to read the relevant content from sites without visiting them.
This add-on lets you rightclick any URL and visit it through unvis.it. Works best on sites like news sites and blogs, but might work on other sites also. It doesn't work on all sites.

For more info see http://unvis.it or checkout their github repo to set up your own instance of unvisit https://github.com/phixofor/unvis.it.

Mindstormer's Unvis.it Chrome Extension: [[Unvis.it logo.png]]

This is a very simple Chrome extesion that adds a "Open in unvis.it" option in the context menu.



References

  1. Archive.today userscript

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