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CoH Website - Reference Archive
« on: September 03, 2012, 05:42:16 PM »
Given that there is a possibility the CoH website may not exist in the future, it seems that there should be an effort to archive the parts of it that relate to lore - particularly those referenced in the Wiki. I say this because I was looking through the wiki, part of a return to CoH and CoH related stuff, and noticed several references that direct a reader to the CoH website. It seems pretty clear that the wiki itself will go on for a while, and I'd hate for it to have links or references to things that don't exist, or that should be archived somewhere.

I'm not sure how that archive would work, but at the very least it seems we could just copy / paste pages like the Coralax description page from the website: http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/game_info/know_your_adversary/coralax_hybrids.php
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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 09:36:17 PM »
Can anyone write up a script/program/something to request the Wayback Machine to visit pages on cityofheroes.com? There is a TON of content pages there. The Wayback Machine archives stuff based partly off requests, so if we request a whole bunch of pages of the main site, it will be preserved there and *we* don't have to host it :)

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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 12:25:18 AM »
Can anyone write up a script/program/something to request the Wayback Machine to visit pages on cityofheroes.com? There is a TON of content pages there. The Wayback Machine archives stuff based partly off requests, so if we request a whole bunch of pages of the main site, it will be preserved there and *we* don't have to host it :)
That's a really good idea.
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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 02:31:59 PM »

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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 03:51:10 PM »
Can't we just HTTrack it ?

http://www.httrack.com/

works pretty well, you can even put filters on pages to dump or not, what to do of dangling links and make it stop after a precise depth, and so on...

Wouldn't work with the forum, but definitely should work with the official site.
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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 09:17:22 PM »
Can't we just HTTrack it ?

http://www.httrack.com/

works pretty well, you can even put filters on pages to dump or not, what to do of dangling links and make it stop after a precise depth, and so on...

Wouldn't work with the forum, but definitely should work with the official site.

That looks like it would be pretty useful for an individual person, but can you use it make websites available to anyone? It says you can copy and send projects, but do you need HTTrack to view an HTTrack downloaded website? I can't seem to find that in the FAQs. Either way, it'd definitely be good for a few people to have the website loaded using this page.
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Re: CoH Website - Reference Archive
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 09:46:37 PM »
That looks like it would be pretty useful for an individual person, but can you use it make websites available to anyone? It says you can copy and send projects, but do you need HTTrack to view an HTTrack downloaded website? I can't seem to find that in the FAQs. Either way, it'd definitely be good for a few people to have the website loaded using this page.

It generates HTML output, so you can view it in a web browser normally (no need to have HTTrack to view it).

Making a whole website's mirror publicly available is a pretty big copyright violation. If anyone were to make such a mirror, I'd recommend against posting it up on the web for now as it might just serve to antagonize NCsoft (which we don't want to do).

However, there's nothing stopping anyone from making a local copy and sitting on it, just in case. Or from zipping it up and sharing it non-publicly. :)