Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Everything related to Project Spark should go here
Brasten
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 19

Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#1 » Sat May 28, 2016 3:24 am

When the Sunset announcement came through saying the UGC was being taken offline in August, and that fate of official forums was unclear (but likely to follow) I started doing an archival backup of the message board, to preserve user Guides, FAQs, Bug reports, and other relevant information. Provided here is the archive current to 2016-05-17. I will try to update the archive when possible, to catch new posts between now and shutdown, but I can't guarantee that. The archive already covers over 60k individual HTML files massing in at about 5 GB of text. As a community we wrote a lot of text in one and a half years.

This Archive was create for academic and archival purposes, to preserve a wealth of knowledge and community effort that may otherwise be lost.

forum.projectspark.com archive (.7z, 67 MB, 5 GB uncompressed)

User avatar
Psychokiller1888
Site Admin
Posts: 359
Contact:

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#2 » Sat May 28, 2016 7:17 am

Yeah!! Nicely done! There's ton of material in there :)

Well, maybe hosting that in the future would be an idea?

Brasten
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 19

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#3 » Sat May 28, 2016 8:31 am

It's something I'm thinking about. I'm kinda waiting for the official forums to actually be taken offline. I just wanted to get a copy of it off my computer now... in that "just in case" moment of something like hard drive failure.

User avatar
Psychokiller1888
Site Admin
Posts: 359
Contact:

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#4 » Sat May 28, 2016 8:31 am

Perfect :)

User avatar
LucidStew
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 180

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#5 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:37 pm

At some point we'd probably want to go through that and slim it down a bit. :lol:
End of line.

User avatar
MindcraftMax
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 4
Contact:

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#6 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:29 am

By the way, I discovered this wonderful website a while ago which allows us to visit Project Spark (without having to download the archives): https://archive.org/web/

User avatar
LucidStew
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 180

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#7 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:17 am

Unfortunately the Wayback archiving is really spotty. The latest archive of the forums that is somewhat reliable looks like 8/9/16, but still plenty of holes. But, definitely better than nothing, and way more thorough than whats here on the forums outside of Brasten's archive.
End of line.

ScoobyWRX555
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7

Re: Project Spark (dot com) Forum Archive

Post#8 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 am

Wow its been a year since ps closed

Return to “General discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron