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Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Otto, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    Thanks Adam. All gone for me too.
     
  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Is it time to renew again ? That said, supporting forums in a world becoming dominated by arse-about-facebook is almost a political statement and we aren't allowed to make those anymore :)
     
  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Otto/Adam

    Would appreciate an updated link here in order to make my subscription.

    Many thanks !

    Ron
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Access your Profile page by clicking on Username, top right-hand of page
    Click on Account Upgrades; Click on Purchase, etc.

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  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Di

    Many thanks for the info which tells me (and others) when an update is due..
    .
    May I also presume that on the due date the system will then provide a link that will allow me/us to do this easily?

    Best regards

    Ron
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
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  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Correct Ron. Details will appear when Patron status has expired.
     
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  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Ron, 15th August springs to mind. I will be raiding my piggy bank of shrapnel :)Its better than seeing them useless advertisements that i don't want to see. The forum needs them, but i don't. Ad-blocker & all that.

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
  8. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member Patron

    Whilst looking on how to renew my patronage I read this thread with interest. A few members expressed concern regarding the future of the website, seemingly unaware of the Wayback Machine.

    Without boring you all let me tell you a little a bout this gigantic project and how to access it. The Wayback Machine is an archive of the entire Internet stored for the long term, centuries rather than decades, and to safeguard against natural disasters, stored on three continents. By 2017 it had stored 335 billion webpages and was growing at the rate of 20 terabytes each week. For more detail consult the Wayback article in Wikipedia.

    The project was made available to the public in 2001 and I submitted a number of URLs to it from 2004. Now the benign crawlers have been vastly improved and there is no need to submit websites, although this can still be done. Once a website is archived the bots return continuously giving a full history of the website, a colossal (you can't avoid superlatives) undertaking. Little known by the general public, the archive is already consulted by journalists, historians, and specialists.

    Now for World War II Talk. The Wayback machine has made 617,457 WWII Talk web page captures from 2004 to 2017 and, at a guess, well over 700,000 by now. For help in accessing the archive go to How to Use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

    The search facility is very good, no need for an exact URL, just type in Ron Goldstein to see all Ron's websites stored safely away for future generations.

    The archived WWII Talk data is here: Wayback Machine

    P.S. If you look at the links below to my websites you will see that they are in fact links to the Wayback Machine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Peter

    Amen to everything you say about Wayback Machine, it simply is the best !

    A very grateful

    Ron
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thanks Peter G. I came across it just last week researching the Avro York aircraft. Something there for all of us listed for the future to remember the past.
     

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