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SaveStarWars.com (Save Star Wars dot com): All preservation content gone?

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I was at a party last night and needed to reference the Lucas quote to Congress regarding the National Film Registry, when I noticed that http://www.savestarwars.com/ looks completely different, and it’s missing all of its former content.

Does anyone know what happened? More importantly, is there anything we can do to get it back online?

Did the domain get bought by someone new? I’d be willing to pay for a new domain (what should it be) myself if needed.

The current ownership appears to be private: https://who.is/whois/savestarwars.com
Was this the original owner? http://originaltrilogy.com/user/zombie84/id/2362
Was this the true FB page? https://www.facebook.com/Save-Star-Wars-353462731392141/

Thank you.

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Well, in the interest of preserving the culturally significant content of this website about preserving ‘Star Wars’ for its cultural significance… I’ve quickly created a clone of the last Wayback Machine archive. Now online at: http://www.savestarwars.info/

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I think it may have been taken down due to legal concerns from some of the people involved, so be careful reviving something the orginal owners may have wanted to have kept out of the general view for their own reasons. Also be careful putting the owner of a website’s name/handle into the general public, when they went to the trouble and cost of registering their website privately.

Might not be an issue, but they also may have wanted it, (and the owner) to stay off the radar for some reason.

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Thanks everyone for sharing your joy in this website revival.

@poita: Yes, this thought occurred to me. I’ve been attempting to contact the original site creator, but I’ve gotten little response. I’d be glad to continue developing the site, but not in its current form if that would create tension.

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none said:

Comparing archives, the fd.noneinc.com has an additional (the end statement is ‘in progress’) article:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/goutcorrect.html
images in a self contained directory:
http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/images/goutcorrections/

.info has files which occurred after the fd.n.i archive was made. Little closer to the full site.

Thanks for the correcting eye and link to missing content. I’ve updated http://savestarwars.info/goutcorrect.html with these images.

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We maybe able to find those images through the OT.com post which zombie was using when writing this article.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/GOUT-Automated-Theatrical-Colouring-and-a-Reference-Guide/id/12289
zombie’s posts in the thread point towards the SSWc websites and hopefully can restore some of the lost images.
Tried looking at wbm archives of the front page at the time the threads was active, looked early 2011 but didn’t find any captures.

So next step would be converting the link from old forum address to new forum address:
New Web Address
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/GOUT-Automated-Theatrical-Colouring-and-a-Reference-Guide/id/12289
Old Web Address
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/GOUT-Automated-Theatrical-Colouring-and-a-Reference-Guide/id/12289
and still nothing from the wayback machine. I may have made a mistake with the address conversion.

As those ideas failed, my next suggestion is to download the archiveteam.org mirror of OT.com from 2013: (as it is id=12289 it should be this archive)
https://archive.org/details/originaltrilogy.com-topic-12001-to-13000-20131003
and try to find the page in there. (they may only be concerned with .txt so possibly no images) Can’t recall if SSWc was on-off line at the time, think it was live. (i’ll give this a shot, 100mb file gives me the impression is a lost cause)

On your .info site; What was your process in recreating the site from the waybackmachine? Is there a wget like function which will parse all of wbm archives to recreate a site?

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On your .info site; What was your process in recreating the site from the waybackmachine? Is there a wget like function which will parse all of wbm archives to recreate a site?

I downloaded from Wayback using https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader, and then I made many minor code fixes (e.g. making in-site paths relative) using Sublime Text.

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The rest of your post was lost on me (I don’t follow forums closely). If there are any specific fixes I can do, please let me know. Cheers.

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And now I see the video clips (“Han Solo gunfight”, “Imperial walker battle”, and “Dogfight between cruisers”) linked halfway down http://savestarwars.info/starwarsonfilm.html are missing.

In the meantime, I’ve added basic Open Graph data (what sites like Facebook use for images and text when sharing links), an easter egg to the console (visible via command option i on Mac web browsers), and a custom 404 page (e.g. http://savestarwars.info/any-page-that-does-not-exist).

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I think zombie ditched us. He’s too busy rumor-mongering to give a crap anymore. 😦

Which is a shame, because he was a brilliant and informative writer. Goddamn you, zombie.

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Here are some of the US Congressional Documents from the NYU Library which lead to some of the SSW articles. For example: BerneConvention.pdf (page 482, 518 of PDF)
http://fd.noneinc.com/Congressional Docs/
Other docs are semi-related SW topics I was looking into 5 years ago.

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Hey it’s back! http://savestarwars.com/ (And i’m slow… waybackmachine says it returned in October.) [Run your wget mirrors!] Thanks zombie and who ever helped the pages return.

[Note: We have some additional files which are currently not available on the site: goutcorrect.html and it’s ‘goutcorrections’ images. Know this was an in progress article when last discussed. Archive can be found here: http://fd.noneinc.com/savestarwarscom/savestarwars.com/goutcorrect.html]

Edit: whoops meant to post in the main topic thread:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Save-Star-Wars-Dot-Com/id/11771/page/41
Move further dicussion there. Thanks

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Thank goodness. Has anyone heard from “Zombie” or whoever is being the renewal of the original SaveStarWars.com site? I guess I’ll remove the dot-info mirror now. Cheers.

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