Archived.moe is close. Thumbnails only, links to other archives.>>3329
While you made that post, I was talking to one of the people who run this (not the admin). Contact them using FAQ links (I used IRC, #bibanon @ Rizon).
Donations are ok, but they really need time and volunteers. An apprentice sysadmin and a Java developer to make the scrapper more efficient are their main needs. Either of those groups has the power to save this place, otherwise it will continue to lose threads and images unless they start ignoring boards, but that is only a temporary solution. /gif/ and /wsg/ are most likely
.><antonizoon[m]> Yeah the engine is fukt><antonizoon[m]> Its at unsustainable load><antonizoon[m]> It doesn't help that 4chans cloud flare blocks scraping too. We have to use a workaround. Actually all archivers are struggling with this too
Basically due to that workaround and likely mediocre implementation, the Java scrapper is so RAM-hungry they can only scrape at a certain rate that just isn't enough. The hard drives are fine, they just can't get new data quickly enough.><antonizoon[m]> two main things: 1. hard drives don't have any problems 2. hardware doesn't have any problems 2. data is safe, but due to strains on the asagi scraper engine some of which are common to all 4chan archivers and others are an issue due to our size, we are having trouble grabbing new data><antonizoon[m]> Next thing is that I am mainly responsible for running the hardware and the other person is responsible for running the code and engine. However, this setup is essentially understaffed. There should be a third junior sysadmin watching more often but also trained to watch. Training takes time that we have to volunteer.><antonizoon[m]> Since to the best of my knowledge the total donations of the past year total $50, I haven't really been comfortable asking for donations more without clear planning about where it would go><antonizoon[m]> It's not a funding problem per se to run the archiver's, it's a time, training, and staffing problem><antonizoon[m]> Like who can quit their job to run the archives unless there are fucktons of ads? No one><antonizoon[m]> Knowledge about this sort of thing has been passed down from mentor to student for years. We are still looking for the right student sysadmin to help take the load off. I think one angle is that in exchange you will gain quite a lot of experience on system administration and running websites at scale, which is not necessarily something you can just get certifications for.
[...]><vxbinaca[m]> How many of you actually contribute money/code/resources? Curious.><antonizoon[m]> 4 people here including me