Wayback Machine Troubles

We’ve officially been visited by the little Archive.org spider!

I don’t think they just stumbled on the site, however, I believe I had a hand in bringing them to me when I was on the Wayback Machine a few years ago.  Plus I’ve been aware that they came since the first grab came up in 2017, I just wanted to make a post about it.


Even though there are three shots of the site, there’s major problems with each.  The first one (August 30, 2017) came up with a 403 error (they did this snapshot after I had an accident with directory listing settings).  Then about a year later they came back and got two other grabs, this time missing the images, styling, and all with the majority of links not working.  Possibly problems other places too for all I know!

Looking at their 2018 sitemap for the pages they say they have, they’re still missing quite a few.

Wayback’s 2018 Visual Sitemap

While I’m not big on my mediocre web-development being “immortalized,”  I am a fan of Archive.org’s work as a whole (LCD Game Emulation for instance).

I have changed the design of the site once already since it first launched in 2016.  So I think they missed getting the first version of the site archived (I have my own backups anyway).  Which I think might be a good thing.

Either way, come back anytime Internet Archive!  I’ll try to help you get the entire site crawled as much as I can!

View the snapshots: https://web.archive.org/web/*/revealingcartoons.com