[ Question ]

Can I archive the EA forum on the wayback machine (internet archive, archive.org) ?

by nlacombe 1 min read24th Jun 20207 comments

8


There are some great information on this forum that seems to be available publicly (I can access it in an incognito chrome window) and I would like to increase the chances of this information surviving for a long time.

When I try saving a EA forum page it looks like it does not render correctly on the wayback machine. Ex: https://web.archive.org/web/20200624163706/https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/8vfadjWWMDaZsqghq/long-term-investment-fund-at-founders-pledge

The https://lesswrong.com website seems to have the same issue .
I opened a github issue on LW's repo since I assume it is an issue with the source code of LW.

New Answer
Ask Related Question
New Comment

1 Answers

EA Forum developer here. I'm not sure why the wayback machine can't read our site. The hard solution would be for me to fix this or for someone to submit a Pull Request. The easy solution would be to point archive.org at ea.greaterwrong.org which seems to render properly there

I believe this was discussed before but cannot remember where. I may be failing to credit someone for coming up with that workaround.