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

post by nlacombe · 2020-06-24T16:43:03.210Z · score: 8 (4 votes) · EA · GW · 1 comment

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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 [LW · GW] .
I opened a github issue on LW's repo since I assume it is an issue with the source code of LW.

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answer by JP Addison · 2020-06-24T17:48:32.422Z · score: 7 (5 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

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.

comment by Ardenlk · 2020-06-25T08:02:20.110Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for pointing out ea.greaterwrong.org! I've had the problem of not being able to wayback forum posts before.

comment by nlacombe · 2020-06-24T17:53:44.229Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

looks like to me that https://lesswrong.com/ has the same issue and I see that https://github.com/centre-for-effective-altruism/EAForum is a fork of https://github.com/LessWrong2/Lesswrong2 so I will post the same issue on lesswrong.

comment by Mati_Roy · 2020-06-25T01:20:33.883Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

AFAIK, JP Addison is the only dev for the EA Forum, and the main code base is maintained by the LW team: Jim Babcock, Oliver Habryka, Ruby Bloom, Raymond Arnold.

comment by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler) · 2020-07-01T07:57:05.864Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is correct.

comment by Mati_Roy · 2020-06-25T01:17:36.188Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

2018-11-14, I brought up this problem here: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/h26Kx7uGfQfNewi7d/welcome-to-the-new-forum?commentId=ydot255NQ3HsT4XT9 [EA(p) · GW(p)]

2019-08-05, we had an email exchange and came up with the ea.greaterwrong.org solution

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