Hey mods, this thread's board relevant and has been for the 2 weeks we've been working on this.
PLEASE READ THE OP COMPLETELY – 3 PARTS, NEXT THREE POSTS
The Museum of /x/ History is an effort to restore as much of the /x/ section of Chanarchive as possible, and as completely as possible. Any and all /x/ threads from Chanarchive and 4chanarchive are welcome.
Right now, we have 500+ threads fetched from the Wayback Machine's crawls of Chanarchive and 4chanarchive, along with various contributions from posters. The latest Museum update (3/8/15) can be found here:
(NOTE: read the thread for updates, as I will be deleting previous updates from Mega as new ones are made available. If an upload is deleted, check both the thread and the Bibliotheca upload (described below) for the next update. Each update is meant to replace the last.) Unpack the archive and read the info document for important information and for a list of known missing threads. If you get a “file name too long” error, try unpacking to a location (such as the desktop) that has a small number of characters in the name, or try and use 7zip to unpack it. Report any problems to this thread.
Our goal is not merely to collect all of these threads, but to also collect old Chanarchive/4chanarchive threads in as complete a format as possible, with thumbnails, a clean format, and images if at all possible.
Note also that this is not an effort to preserve other /x/ threads that are available elsewhere – this is for Chanarchive/4chanarchive /x/ threads that have been lost since Chanarchive's death only.
What to do now:
Now that the indexes of Chanarchive and 4chanarchive are scraped of findable threads, we need to:
1. Search out specific threads - either those specifically listed in the info document as found but inaccessessible, or other threads people know got archived, but did not show up in the search of the Wayback Machine's crawls. This can be done by using the search function of the Wayback Machine on both 4chanarchive and Chanarchive to find specific threads the search missed, or by looking for specific URLs within the archives to use in the Wayback Machine. I will, when time allows, help by looking through the known missing threads list, and by searching up specific threads requested in this thread (so don't hesitate to ask for a certain thread you know about, but try and give some keywords, such as words that may have been in the OP, a thread title, or a poster name). I do have my own life to keep up with, so you are welcome to help out, but post what you do have in this thread so that I can add it to the next Museum update (and as soon as you can so others don't waste time doing the same thing as you). Ideally we would allow for many to contribute to the Museum directly, but as of right now for organization's sake, I'll handle putting stuff together and uploading it on my own.
2. Take contributions from posters (or other places) and add them to the collection. This is the most important need, as it is one of the only ways to find threads that still have thumbnails. Any contributions are welcome, even if they are already in the collection. Contributions can include information, images, complete threads with thumbnails, or threads without thumbnails. Post whatever you can in the thread and I will add them to the newest version of the Museum in an organized format. Thumbnailed threads are of priority so we can have a more complete archive and replace incomplete threads, but even threads saved that don't have thumbnails are useful in adding something new to the Museum. Images from the specific threads are a plus as well.
3. Come up with an ideal mode of organization. Contributors to the Bibliotheca Anonoma effort to recover all of Chanarchive's threads from the Wayback Machine have placed the latest upload here:
and have offered to continue to update as we put out new updates. This allows for people to access this resource without having to have access to a specific updated link each time one comes out, but I would eventually like to have something that can be directly contributed to by posters that have threads. Discussion on other additional modes of organization and ideas are welcome.
IMPORTANT: KEEP AN EYE ON THE THREAD FOR UPDATES TO ANY ASPECTS OF THE ABOVE THREE EFFORTS – THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
And to the guy who uploaded that Missing Time thread with thumbs and images - It's in there now. For everyone else, I'm going to be waiting until there is a significant change in each update before putting out a new one. I'll see about starting searches for threads in the missing threads list soon. Help is appreciated.
Last 3 you mean. It doesn't matter what it starts with, if they're going to, they'll delete it anyway, in which case I'll submit a feedback report pleading my case and I can get an email if there's something wrong with the thread being up. The thread is plenty board relevant to me and is important for archiving old threads.
what you've been working on for 2 weeks
I've been honestly investigating for upwards of four years now.
I've been here longer than you, newfish, and I remember when the mods ignored the hell out of this place and let the trolls run rampant. They've been going a bit overboard lately, but it's better than shitposters constantly running this place into the ground.
>And to the guy who uploaded that Missing Time thread with thumbs and images - It's in there now. For everyone else
I don't know if this is the thread that you were looking for as you didn't mention the date or post number but "Reality Glitches" was listed in your "Information and Known Missing Threads.docx"
Reality Glitches 11-26-11 (with all images).RAR
Must've been around 09~10. I'm not really sure, though, it could've happened later. I remember seeing a couple of threads before I left /x/ for good, but it couldn't have been later than 2011.
Not finding anything with searches, and I don't think I got it in the Museum unless it's under a deceiving thread name. I assume it was archived at some point with multiple threads. There's about a 10 page gap not crawled by the Wayback Machine though.
Yeah...I have no clue. I didn't record dates since the Chanarchive index didn't record them. I'm going to guess it's not the one I recorded though, since the "Making the Bank Think I'm Insane" threads occurred in '09, and the first part which wasn't available is right before it on the list.
I have no idea. I barely remember it, but I caught the tail end of the fallout, since it was a pretty big ARG. There's one thread related to it in the doc of unavailable threads, the one about a fuckton of people not being able to sleep. There's also another related thread archived on another site, I'll see if I can dig it up.
I found another one in your RAR that has no thumbnails, the one that I have has thumbnails but it's not the complete thread, it's missing about 24 posts.
Include if you want to, it's better than nothing I guess
Unsecured Network Cameras - 9-17-12 (thumbs only - incomplete thread).RAR
If you know what you are doing then you are welcome to have a go, but simply dropping the thumbnails from one folder in to the other (if that's what you were thinking?) is not going to fix it.
Bit of an update:
Added the thumbnailed "Unsecured Network Cameras" and "Missing Time" threads contributed by >>15900805 to the Museum. I was also able to find "I Took a Shit", "Demon in Spare Room", "Lots of Unreported Paranormal Shit", "Aokigahara Forest", and "yyyyyyy.info Mystery Thread" (only one with thumbnails) from the Missing Threads list, and they
have been added as well.
again I don't know if this is the thread that you were looking for but here's an infographics one
infographics 04-02-12 (with all images).RAR
Occasional thumbnail and full sized image is missing otherwise complete.
Hey x, First of All I Want to Apologize About My English 12-13-11.rar
I'm thinking about putting these more general threads (NOPEs, infos, etc.) that we aren't totally sure were in the archives and can't be verified date-wise in a separate collection for the guys at Bibanon to use in their archive. I'm thinking the one in the missing threads is from 2011, but I'll check tomorrow and see what I can determine. Thanks for all the uploads.
Thanks for this, adding it in.
No problem, I'm done for now though, it's been taking ages going through the list searching for them.
I've not searched them all yet, I may or may not have other files on different hard drives, I haven't looked yet.
I will probably either upload the lot in a rar at some point to archive.org or otherwise make a file list so that you can see if you recognise anything else that you want.
Ok, pretty sure I've found most of what can be found from the Missing Threads list (I've gotten through most of the list other than general threads and some of the later additions from mid to late 2012 iirc) when you use the Wayback Machine's search function within both Chanarchive and 4chanarchive (only around 20 threads unfortunately). The rest will need to be sought out in other ways or contributed by others. I might get an update out tomorrow but if not it'll be out Sunday or Monday (~30 more total threads plus an updated Info doc.).
>Also, your infographics thread actually was in the archives.
Do you mean that you found it online yourself complete with all of the full sized images?, as I can't find it in your RAR file, or has it got a different name?.
I found another couple of threads that I had saved from the archives.
Again both of them are already in your RAR file but these ones have all of the thumbnails, one has all of the full sized images, the other is missing 10 full sized images.
YouTube Hell 02-26-11 (all thumbs) minus a few ads and missing 10 full sized images
Sensory deprivation 07-20-11 complete (with all images)
YouTube Hell 02-26-11.rar
Sensory deprivation 07-20-11.rar
No, I had thought it was a thread that was never on Chanarchive, but it turns out it was, so I added your complete version to the Museum. Yeah, it was under a different name on Chanarchive - "Paranormal Info Pics" or something like that. Thanks again for these threads.
oh I see, I misunderstood your comment! lol, I'm tired I woke up to early, couldn't get back to sleep so I did some more searching, I forgot that particular thread might not of even been archived!.
Different file names is a bit of a problem when trying to find certain threads, I try to save them with the general info in the title I find in ops post but it's not always the 1st few words in the thread that give it any meaning, fortunately the threads that I saved from the archives had the word archive in the file names so they they were easy to find once it dawned on me to search it.
I'll be uploading tomorrow when I have access to faster internet. Does anybody have Alice part 1 or Making the Bank Think I'm Insane part 1? Probably a good idea to complete the incomplete series of threads as soon as we can. Of fucking course the parts not crawled are the first ones.
I also found the Chinese Femanon Stories 9-2-12 thread in your RAR.
This one's complete with all thumbnails and full size images, also one .wav file that was posted in the thread.
Chinese Femanon Stories - 9-2-12 (with all images).RAR
Awesome. I have to say, it's really cool that you have all this saved. When I made the first thread, I wasn't very confident that people would have anything saved at all, so it's nice that we're getting all this together, especially to the degree we have it currently at over 500 threads, which is around half (I think) of the total threads that were archived from /x/ on Chanarchive.
>currently at over 500 threads
>Awesome. I have to say, it's really cool that you have all this saved.
I'm surprised that I've found as many as I have as I only expected to find the odd one.
I tend to save anything that interests me these days (including the threads that I've taken part in) as I've found that much of it disappears over the years from the net.
I'm still searching, I've done the missing files list and I'm now searching the folder names in your RAR file.
I've done up to Christian with Particularly Strange Insights on the Bible - 11-18-11 so far.
I'm going to take a break now though as I woke up with a damn virus the morning after reading the "Are Viruses actually nanomachines engineered by ancient aliens?" thread last night.. SPOOKY!, that damn virus looks like the lunar landing module!.
Here's another one..
It's the Official Unsecured Webcam Thread, which is listed as the "Chip-Chan pt 1 - 08-06-11" thread in your RAR file.
My version is just a little cleaner than yours as it was saved from chanarchive.org rather than the waybackmachine, it's only missing one thumbnail (the same one as yours is).
Official Unsecured Webcam Thread (Chip-Chan pt 1 - 08-06-11).rar
I've just found "Reality Glitch Where You Should Have Died - 11-6-12"
but it's another incomplete thread, it only goes up to post number 11302988, it has all the thumbs and full images up to that point though.
Reality Glitch Where You Should Have Died - 11-6-12.rar
Here's another: Found Diary - 1-4-12 complete with all thumbs and full sized images.
Found Diary - 1-4-12 (complete with all images).rar
Found Diary Part 2 - 1-4-12 with all thumbs and full sized images (but the thread is missing the last 5 posts).
Found Diary Part 2 - 1-4-12 (all images) - thread is missing the last 5 posts.rar
Here's a link to the folder I'll be using to house all updates from here on. I'll continue to post links to specific rars as updates come for now, but I'll just go ahead and post this for future reference (and to bump the thread). I'll be including it in the OP of the next thread so people don't have to search through the whole thread for updates from then on.
I spent another 4 hours searching this morning and I was getting dissapointed and bored not having found anymore until I stumbled upon this one when rechecking for abandond places threads.
I didn't find this one in the lists but from reading the thread it was archived on chanarchive.org.
It's got some great pictures in this one, all thumbnails and 103 full sized images are included.
abandoned homes, buildings etc - 10-26-12 (with all images).rar
I also found a worlds thread that I saved from chanarchive.org but it's not an /x/ thread, it's from /v/ but do you want it anyway?
WORLDS: PART II OP !!Xv4xTc/ZBfX 06/06/11(Mon)17:47 No.97716687
I'm still searching.
>I'll save it and Bibanon can use it for their effort.
Ok I will go back and convert that one at some point then.
Scary Shit on the Job - 10-12-12 complete with all thumbnails and full sized images.
Scary Shit on the Job - 10-12-12 (complete with all images).rar
I can't help you with that one.
I found another thread though..
Scuba Diver Stories - 10-23-12
This one's only missing the last 3 posts, it includes all thumbnails and full sized images up to that point but yours is missing the thumbnail of the only picture that I don't have anyway.
Scuba Diver Stories - 10-23-12 (all images - last 3 posts missing).rar
You Know the Score People - Paranormal Talk - 10-7-11
This one's missing the last 39 posts but again, include it if you want to.
You Know the Score People - Paranormal Talk - 10-7-11 (thumbs but missing 39 posts).rar
*Also you have a duplicate folder in the v5 RAR
Video Game Creepypasta Myths - 04-29-10
Video Game Creepypasta-Myths - 4-29-10
They are both the same thread but one has thumbnails and the other does not.
You might want to also include a pdf version of 'Information and Known Missing Threads.docx' in you next RAR as not everyone can open .docx
Here's a link to a pdf version for anyone who couldn't open the .docx version
I'm not sure how long the link will stay active for as it's the page the online converter brought up.
If it disappears you can convert it yourself here http://s0.docspal.com/
Might be a good idea to even copy the list and post it in this thread as well, you never know someone might see something they have!.
Don't forget to remove any files you now have from the missing files list!.
>There's a small new update (few replacements) up now in the folder linked earlier in the thread.
>Here's a link to the folder I'll be using to house all updates from here on
I've tried to download it 4 times now and it's failed.
The 1st time around it kept jumping between 95 to 98 percent and back again for ages so I eventually cancelled it.
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th time it got to 99 percent and stopped.
Have you tried to download it yourself?, maybe it's corrupt?.
I tried one last time..
5th time lucky!.
I've searched all of the missing file list and folder names in the RAR file against my own saved files now and all I could find has now been uploaded.
I'm sure I had more of the network cam threads saved but I can't find them so they may have been lost, I've had a few hard drives die on me over the years and I couldn't recover all of the files.
The only thing that I haven't done yet is loaded up each saved webpage to check for different saved file names, I've stumbled across a few that way but it's going to take some time to do them all, for now though I'm having a break.
You're welcome, I'm glad to have been able to contribute and likewise thanks for the work you've been doing.
I'm looking forward to going through it all some time and having a good read!.
Is there a message system on archive.org if I sign up sometime and upload what I saved from years gone by? as like I said there may be a few more in what I have saved that may have been in the archives, I presume that you don't have a full list? and some of it might jog your memory.
So I'm not quite sure what there is to do now. Just bumping for contributors when they aren't trickling in seems a bit futile. A sticky could be made with the folder here >>15917492 but what for when we eventually DO have updates?
The Bibliotheca Anonoma archivist here. We've also collected all the links found here and put it into the Internet Archive (this will alleviate some of the issues with Mega and Zippyshare):
Uploaded the MuseumOfHistory v6 to the Internet Archive. Keep up the good work.
Also, as we are attempting to recover the Chanarchive itself, I hope you have the original links on the Internet Archive where you downloaded it from, but if not, we will just have to do it the hard way and parse some scripts.
Hey, if you're still around, we need that WORLDs /v/ thread.
We've also grabbed all of these, thanks for contributing.
>Link when done?
It's not something that's going to be done any time soon as it's going to take a long time to do it, I'm going to have to convert all of them back in to html then check all of the images are correct, but I'll drop a link in this archived thread once I get around to it if the site is still up when it's done, otherwise as I said you will find it at some point on archive.org with 4chan x in the title.
>Hey, if you're still around, we need that WORLDs /v/ thread.
Give me a while and I'll go and find it for you.
>We've also grabbed all of these, thanks for contributing.
Here's the worlds thread..
Some of the thumbs are missing from the webpage as was often the case on chanarchive.org.
The full sized images of the thumbs that were saved in the webpage (apart from one) are also included in the RAR, including one full size image that's missing it's thumbnail in the webpage.
WORLDS PART II - 06-06-11 (most thumbs and full size images).rar
Hey guys. Glad to see this project really working. I'm trying to download the files, but I keep getting error messages stating "The system cannot find the path specified" in regards to specific files in the zip. What am I fucking up?
I'm a huge fan of Lain, which is very much /x/ material. I didn't say anything in the "/x/ approved anime thread" because I don't like such things. Only Lain really has the vibe.
Did I download a different version then? It's not in mine. The one I downloaded was dated 2015-03-08
Go here >>15917492
This is a folder that I'm going to be housing all updates in from now on. Latest update was a few days ago. The Bibliotheca Anonoma page on archive.org hasn't been updated by the archiver yet.
This might be in there. I don't know for sure because I didn't read all of the threads when I was saving them. There's a two or so part series about a father whose daughter saw ghosts or an imaginary friend or something like that. Might be it.
In the meantime, share the folder link here >>15917492 to anyone you know would be interested. I'm glad to have gotten all this put together and it'd be a shame if nobody knew about it since there doesn't seem to be much interest.
It's been really stagnant. I'd rather not clog up /x/ and the thread with just bumps when there's no clear direction right now. I'm going to think about whether or not we want to work for/request a sticky, take other action to get more contributions, or find some other way for people to actively contribute and then request a sticky with a link to that. The folder's up and could easily be placed in a sticky, but we want to keep accepting contributions right? When I get the time I'm going to screw around with Google docs, but I've never used it. I'll bring the thread back at the latest in a week, maybe a week and a half, and we'll see from there. You can keep the thread alive if there's actual stuff to be discussed, but if nobody posts and the thread falls back, I'd let it die rather than just bumping.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed and helped with the collection and the thread.
Fair enough. You know, if you do make another thread later, if we can just make sure it contains enough content with properly working links and minimal discussion, it might prove worthy of a sticky. I just have no idea who to ask about it now that moot is gone.
>Would some kind anon mind putting this on something like mediafire?
I'm uploading it for you to mediafire now, it's slow though, it looks like it's going to take over 30 minutes so check back later!.
Not op, but what error message are you getting?.
Try moving the folder to C:\ drive so that you don't get any errors when the file names are to long for the operating system to open them.
You can always make a shortcut to the folder and place it on your desktop for easy access.
OP i'd be greatful if you found a post linking to a video where some guy in a luchador costume or something like that yells at a centipede that it's going to suck his dick and then cums on it all while metroid music is playing. I found it like a year or 2 ago.
It's in a weird videos thread i think. Cmon you have to eventually come across it.
If it's that recent you might try searching archive.4plebs.org
I don't remember ever seeing that video, but there's a chance it's in one of the video threads in the collection if it's older than 2 years.
Hey, please send me the latest stuff as well, so I can upload it into the Internet Archive for future anons to enjoy. I guess just post it as a batch on our temporary general thread at Vyrd's website:
As we've seen from Megaupload's collapse and constant takedowns, these downloads servers are very fragile.