History Website / WaybackMachine

29th Jan '16 5:45:07 AM bwburke94
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Our very own Wiki/TVTropes wiki is represented in the Wayback Machine as well, so if you want to see the wiki in its earliest days, give it a spin. It also preserves articles that have been subjected to ExampleSectionectomy or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub removed outright]]. [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage This link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of the article that interests you, you can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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Our very own Wiki/TVTropes wiki is represented in the Wayback Machine as well, so if you want to see the wiki in its earliest days, give it a spin. It also preserves articles that have been subjected to ExampleSectionectomy or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub removed outright]]. [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage php/Main/HomePage This link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage homepage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of the article that interests you, you can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
18th Sep '15 7:18:05 AM Korodzik
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some rewording
The '''[[http://archive.org/web/web.php Wayback Machine]]''' is a section of the Internet Archive. What makes this website so notable is that, while the Internet Archive is, [[CaptainObvious well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an archive of the Internet]], the Wayback Machine allows people to ''actually access'' past versions of web pages. In other words, it's the browser version of a TimeMachine.
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The '''[[http://archive.org/web/web.php Wayback Machine]]''' is a section of the Internet Archive. What makes this website so notable is that, while the Internet Archive is, [[CaptainObvious well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an archive One of the Internet]], most well-known an popular features of the Wayback Machine IA, it allows people to ''actually access'' see past versions of web pages. In pages--in other words, it's the browser version of a TimeMachine.

It's not 100% reliable - very often the particular page or image you remember most fondly will turn out to be missing from the Wayback archive. The site also follows the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_exclusion_standard Robots exclusion standard,]] so if your favorite website blocks the Wayback Machine from archiving it in its robots.txt file, then it and its content can become LostForever. This site is recommended to everyone who feels [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgic]] about certain sites prior to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks unwanted changes]]. However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of Wiki/TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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It's not 100% reliable - very often sometimes the particular page or image you remember most fondly will turn out to be missing from the Wayback archive. The site also follows the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_exclusion_standard Robots exclusion standard,]] so if your favorite website blocks the Wayback Machine from archiving it in its robots.txt file, then it and its content can become LostForever. This site becomes inaccessible to the public (infuriatingly, if the domain is recommended to everyone taken over by a cybersquatter who feels [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgic]] about certain sites prior then implements a robots file, it will also block you from seeing the earlier, legitimate versions of the website). The IA also takes no chances with the law, and so all requests by the copyright owners to [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks unwanted changes]]. However, that remove data from the Wayback Machine are immediately obeyed, so it's not necessarily the best archiving service to stymie an OrwellianEditor. It's possible to use the IA to instantly archive any given webpage, too -- simply go to the address ''[=http://web.archive.org/save/[url_of_the_webpage=]'' to save the newest version in the archive. Our very same kind of feeling own Wiki/TVTropes wiki is mirrored by part of Wiki/TVTropes' community represented in the Wayback Machine as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain so if you want to see the wiki in its earliest days, give it a spin. It also preserves articles prior that have been subjected to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] ExampleSectionectomy or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], removed outright]]. [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this This link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub members, they the article that interests you, you can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
11th Aug '15 11:56:22 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Minor edits.
In other words, it's the browser version of a time machine.
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In other words, it's the browser version of a time machine. TimeMachine.

By the way, it gets its name after the WABAC from ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody's Improbable History]]''. [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle And now you know.]]
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By the way, it gets its name after the WABAC time machine from ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody's Improbable History]]''. [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle And now you know.]]
11th Aug '15 11:53:46 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Several edits.
It's not 100% reliable - very often the particular page or image you remember most fondly will turn out to be missing from the Wayback archive.
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It's not 100% reliable - very often the particular page or image you remember most fondly will turn out to be missing from the Wayback archive. archive. The site also follows the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_exclusion_standard Robots exclusion standard,]] so if your favorite website blocks the Wayback Machine from archiving it in its robots.txt file, then it and its content can become LostForever.

However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' Wiki/TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.perma-redlinked. By the way, it gets its name after the WABAC from ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody's Improbable History]]''. [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle And now you know.]]
13th Mar '14 6:50:32 PM LeeM
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Added DiffLines:
It's not 100% reliable - very often the particular page or image you remember most fondly will turn out to be missing from the Wayback archive.
27th Jun '12 11:40:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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namespace shift
However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or PermanentRedLinkClub Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
27th Jun '12 11:37:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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Namespace shift
However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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However, that very same kind of feeling is mirrored by part of TVTropes' community as well, so, for every troper who has never witnessed certain articles prior to deletion of either [[ExampleSectionectomy examples]] or [[PermanentRedLinkClub [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub whole articles themselves]], [[http://wayback.archive.org/web/20100910084226*/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MainPage this link]] leads to the results for the TV Tropes MainPage in the Wayback Machine; changing the URL posted to that of either existing articles or PermanentRedLinkClub members, they can access most of the site as it used to be. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100628221425/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoYeah It's also a good way to]] [[ShowDontTell show (and not tell)]] exactly ''why'' certain articles are now perma-redlinked.
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