Hi People at Archive . com
I used to have a couple of web sites on Geocities, and didn't get a chance to save them because at the time of the closure, and all thru last summer, I lost my internet connection due to lack of funds. The cable internet provider in my region (Shaw Cable) charges too much for basic connection (129/ month) . I am on too low an income to afford their rates.
Please, please, please can you help me recover my web pages?
this was my transcribed journals: www.geocities.com/mutebrownmouse/index
this was my art portfolio: www.geocities.com/artbyconstance/index
and these were scanned images from my old sketchbooks, which are also lost. www.geocities.com/sketchbook89-90 www.geocities.com/sketchbook86-88 www.geocities.com/sketchbook91-92
I am greatly sadenned by this loss, and the timing of the Geocities closure when I had no internet connection.
Please Please Please Can someone help me recover the pages I lost.
Marie Constance Levert Box 93 Slocan, BC V0G 2C0
1 250 551 2367 (cell) 1 250 355 2923 (home)
About Windows Live Spaces
Hello, I write this post because I recently learned that Microsoft will closing Windows Live Spaces (are blogs basically starting with http://[name of the blog selected by the user].spaces.live.com) in March 16 to use the WordPress platform instead of the currently used. In this email I get more details on the subject (in Spanish). Not know if there are any active project to rescue some of these blogs but in my case as I can I'm saving some sites that will cease to exist because the author does not post anything in a long time (although in fact there are not many blogs because I never went to visit a lot of these blogs). --Swicher 03:39, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Update: I'm keeping some blogs with wikipedia:Scrapbook (having an open user session in Windows Live) and LSSaver (are two copies for each site with the respective applications as the LSServer save articles, images and blog comments but I'll just piled everything in a plain HTML file, plus you lose the original name of the embedded images and the Scrapbook more or less maintained the structure of the blog but sometimes I have problems with internal links so that after I will have to decide which backups I keep, if the Scrapbook or LSSaver). If anyone refuses, I will soon make a small tutorial on how to save Windows Live Spaces blog with both applications. Finally, I have not even tried this with WinHTTrack (windows version of wikipedia:HTTrack) or similar programs as the only way to see any blog is having an active session on Windows Live.--Swicher 10:40, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
- Hi Switcher. Sorry we missed you in IRC earlier. I thought that Windows Live Spaces was being automatically migrated to Wordpress.com without user interaction, or is it entirely a manual process? If they're all going to be deleted, we don't have much time left to do something about it. Hang out in IRC and see what everyone else thinks. You'll get more visibility there. --Auguste 14:27, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
- I forgot to clarify that I only save blogs that have not yet been moved to WordPress (because if they have not moved yet, so I doubt that they will do these days) who are at risk of permanently disappear when Windows Live Spaces close. And about the transfer of sites, this is not automatic but from what I've seen, the user is who decides what to do with your blog until March 16 when it receive this email from Windows Live (blog can be moved to Wordpress delete or save in a local copy similar to what is obtained by LSSaver) and when you enter a Space's blog that it was relocated, then I am automatically redirected to the corresponding page in WordPress.--Swicher 21:57, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
- Another update: With WinHTTrack I could capture a Space of Windows Live, the only thing that changed was the user agent that uses the program which I change it for Googlebot/2.1 (+ http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html) (although I have some more that have not yet tested) and in my preliminary tests capture everything without too much difficulty (it still has problems with some links.) I keep working and then will tell how it goes.--Swicher 23:53, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
- Third Update: sorry for the delay, but I wrote a tutorial to download Windows Live Spaces sites here.--Swicher 08:38, 14 March 2011 (UTC)