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Bekki Doll
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Re: Why did the original mame.net close?
04/28/12 04:44 PM



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That's really cool and all to see the old site. It's too bad that the threads are unreadable. Damn I would enjoy reading what took place back in the day.




Some are readable and some aren't which is normal for the Wayback Machine. You never know what is archived. That is until a sysadmin uses a robots.txt file to block the spider.

Interesting case: I was browsing an archived site one day with no problems. The next day the archived pages were blocked because the spider finally hit a site's newly-created robots.txt file. Fortunately I was able to guess the http URL syntax on the current site's server and was able to go and archive the site's discussion archives directly since it was behind a php-based paywall.

I got the subdirectories to display and was able to FlashGot them all, even when the files were moved from where they used to be when the site was archived via Wayback. Now I have my own personal mirror. Some creative guessing means that a paywall can easily be circumvented. And Wayback can be used to get an idea of the structure of an old site that was moved to a new location. :-)

I won't go into specific details on how I did it, the exact location and other important stuff for I don't want to get either myself or anyone else here in trouble. Don't PM me about it, either. Anyone who knows how that URL location field within their browser can be used can do this.

--Bekki


Combating functional illiteracy with latex-clad drama since the '80s, because old video games rule!







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* Why did the original mame.net close? OldSchoolGamer 01/11/12 07:28 AM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? Bekki Doll  04/28/12 07:57 AM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? B2K24  04/28/12 09:23 AM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? Bekki Doll  04/28/12 04:44 PM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? Bubblun_Z  04/28/12 04:29 PM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? mesk  04/28/12 05:58 PM
. * Blast from the past_nt Sune  04/28/12 05:10 PM
. * Mame people with their heads up their ass? GatinhoModerator  01/12/12 06:13 AM
. * Re: Mame people with their heads up their ass? SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 06:21 AM
. * Wasn't it Pringles not Doritos (?)...And... Trebor  04/28/12 03:39 PM
. * Re: Mame people with their heads up their ass? keshbach1  01/14/12 04:01 AM
. * Re: Mame people with their heads up their ass? Heihachi_73  01/13/12 02:35 PM
. * Re: Mame people with their heads up their ass? Gridle  01/14/12 07:01 AM
. * Re: Mame people with their heads up their ass? Mr. DoAdministrator  01/12/12 06:28 AM
. * Gridle couldn't hang with the awesome power of the adminosphere <nt> italieAdministrator  01/11/12 07:54 PM
. * SFW Andrew  01/11/12 07:16 PM
. * Re: SFW Mr. DoAdministrator  01/12/12 06:28 AM
. * Re: SFW Gridle  01/13/12 11:46 AM
. * Re: SFW krick  01/14/12 03:44 AM
. * Re: SFW Gridle  01/14/12 07:03 AM
. * I absolutely cannot believe two things... italieAdministrator  01/14/12 10:22 AM
. * Re: I absolutely cannot believe two things... Tomu Breidah  01/14/12 11:11 AM
. * Re: I absolutely cannot believe two things... Gridle  01/14/12 12:39 PM
. * Re: SFW greybeard  01/13/12 05:40 PM
. * Re: SFW redk9258  01/13/12 12:47 PM
. * WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/13/12 01:21 PM
. * Re: WIP krick  01/14/12 03:59 AM
. * Re: WIP TafoidAdministrator  01/13/12 04:05 PM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 04:49 AM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 05:01 AM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 05:19 AM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 05:33 AM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 05:41 AM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 05:48 AM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 05:53 AM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 06:04 AM
. * Re: WIP italieAdministrator  01/14/12 05:29 PM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 05:51 PM
. * Re: WIP italieAdministrator  01/14/12 06:06 PM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 06:34 PM
. * Re: WIP italieAdministrator  01/14/12 06:46 PM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 06:06 AM
. * Re: WIP Sune  01/14/12 06:08 AM
. * Re: WIP OldSchoolGamer  01/14/12 06:01 AM
. * Re: WIP SmitdoggAdministrator  01/14/12 05:00 AM
. * Re: SFW SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 06:32 AM
. * Re: SFW John IV  01/12/12 06:53 AM
. * Re: SFW SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 06:57 AM
. * Re: SFW John IV  01/12/12 07:01 AM
. * Re: SFW SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 07:27 AM
. * . OldSchoolGamer  01/12/12 07:48 AM
. * Re: . Gor  01/13/12 05:27 PM
. * Agreed *nt* StilettoAdministrator  01/25/12 07:38 AM
. * Re: . OldSchoolGamer  01/12/12 07:56 AM
. * Re: . Qc4  01/12/12 11:12 AM
. * Re: . SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 08:08 AM
. * Re: . SmitdoggAdministrator  01/12/12 07:55 AM
. * Re: SFW italieAdministrator  01/12/12 07:02 AM
. * Re: SFW Gor  01/13/12 08:45 PM
. * Re: SFW jopezu  01/27/12 01:17 AM
. * Re: SFW italieAdministrator  01/14/12 04:22 AM
. * Re: Why did the original mame.net close? Gyrovision  01/11/12 08:14 AM

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