From: guest (anon)
, 6 days, post #161 |
have you got "not the older brother/sister anymore"?|
From: guest (Tights)
, 5 days, post #162 |
I was able to find 117 chapters of "Not the older brother/sister
Just a heads up, you have to bronze through the index page (if you
try to navigate using the options inside the chapters itself it
You can check all the archived stories here:
From: guest (Cornerodaweb)
, 5 days, post #163 |
Thanks to Tights and everyone else who made this possible. It's fun
going down memory lane and seeing even some of my old stories up
(rage95, Luke the Homeless Bass Player, naw328, and Ekul J being
the handles I remember). Although at times when I get all nostalgic
and really miss those old days of writing.com almost on cue there's
a page blocked by "too many users" or an advert for writing.com
memberships. They really messed up a good thing there. But anyway
thanks so much for everything you all do. :)|
From: guest (Tights)
, 5 days, post #164 |
I agree. That whole thing about "oh, the resources", that the admin
tries to make people believe seems like absolutely horseshit to me.
It's not like there are millions of people creating interactive
stories and, for god's sake, it's just text, it's NOT 8K 360º
footage. It's almost as if he just doesn't like the thematic of
most of interactive stories and because of that has this attitude.|
From: guest (anon)
, 4 days, post #165 |
honestly I'm surprised this isn't a greater internet issue and
haven't seen more normie revival projects or partitions|
From: guest (Brayn)
, 4 days, post #166 |
I've said it before, I work in Enterprise-data centres with storage
all the time. The amount of data required to store interactives and
the processing is a statistical rounding error on big businesses,
not even remotely expensive for a home user.
Unless they have a very badly optimized database, there is no
reason it would be that expensive to run. BEAddventure and Fiction
Branches run with far more content, far cheaper and longer than w.c
has, and neither of those sites has had to restore to a pay-to-play
, 4 days, post #167 |
I think Interactives probably pull in most of the site's traffic.
I've never once heard of someone outside of our communities
reference writing.com or host their works there. When you click on
the membership page of the site, before any all of the regular
membership benefits, there's a big list of perks exclusive to
I can't get too mad about a niche site trying to leverage its one
claim to fame, but the tactics used are pretty transparent. The
'server overload' is nonsense, but some of the extra features
they've added on are better, at least.
To be transparent myself, I've been anonymously gifted memberships
on the site for several years now. I don't really know why they do,
but I feel like I should continue updating my stories and writing
there so that it's not wasted. That's probably related to why I'm
still more positive than most folks.
From: guest (Tights)
, 4 days, post #168 |
Anon (post #165)|
There are actually many people who are into trying to save
internet's history. Internet Archive is probably one of the biggest
most audacious projects/institutions ever, there's also "Archive
Team", if memory serves me they were the folks who saved Geocities
before went down the memory lane, before Yahoo killed it for no
good reason at all, like no good reason at all, at all.
The problem is that oftentimes people are saving things but... what
they are saving it's just "unsearchable". To mention this case, for
instance, many of the Writing.com story chapters that I found had
already been archived on wayback machine by someone throughout the
years (I was able to find about 200k chapters that I didn't
archive, that it was already there), but it was just a living hell
to search throughout that thing and tried to catalog, and remove
duplicate results and just organize that data. To make it into
something that people could, more or less, find what they were
looking for (it's not ideal cause you still can't search by words
inside the chapters itself, it's a shame, but... it's better than
nothing). Othewise you end up with this colossal amount of
The end result is that there a lot of things being archive and
saved on those platforms (the most known of them being Archive.Is
and Wayback Machine), but the tools to search throughout all that
pile of archive data it's just not there – and since Google and
pretty much all main search engines don't index such archived data,
you're pretty much screwed. They are there but if you wanna search
you'll need to get a shovel and dig really deep.
Another main hurdle is that oftentimes you have to know some
commands and technique to speed up the process and sort of all
data, in the meantime I ended up download WSL, and installing
ubuntu on windows, and learning some commands to speed and process
and to help me to sort all that data.
To finish it off, I just have to recommend this amazing Jason
Scott's speech, Jason Scott's who is what I called a legit digital
archivist, talking about this issue of digital preservation.
Some other useful links:
From: guest (Tights)
, 4 days, post #169 |
>BEAddventure and Fiction Branches run with far more content,
far cheaper and longer than w.c has, and neither of those sites has
had to restore to a pay-to-play system|
Well put, Brayn. you have all these sites that you mentioned,
another one it comes to mind would be Fictionmania, they all are
able to stay online without pulling that shit. I don't quite
understand why writing.com's owner is doing that, other than he has
something against this content (don't know I'm just theorizing).
Because they don't delete non-interactive story content.
, 23 hours, post #170 |
Is it possible to download all archived stories somehow? I don't
trust web archive that much tbh.|
From: guest (Tights)
, 16 hours, post #171 |
It is, but by my calculations it would take about 50GBs, supposing
you don't optimize the data, if you optimize it (removing html tags
and so on...) you probably can lower this value to something like
10GB, maybe even lower, depending on what methods you are using. By
my calculations there is about 2 million links archived on wayback
machine. With that said, even if we're talking about 50GBs or even
100GBs, it's not that much nowadays.|
It's something I think about doing, some day, but since these
stories have been archived on web archive for at least a decade,
it's not something I'm in a hurry to do, I don't think they will
delete everything right out of the blue tomorrow, but I definitely
plan to do that in a near future. You are totally right, many of
these stories on writing.com have some edgy topics... it's not
totally out of reasoning to imagine they could delete it.
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