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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Farewell, BlitzCoder Archive :(

Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:01
Jayenkai
Hmmm... That’s annoying.. Seems that someone’s changed Blitzcoder.com’s robots.txt file, and has inadvertantly caused Archive.Org to completely destroy it’s entire archive..

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Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:01
dna
So your saying that the site has been hacked?
Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:03
Jayenkai
No.
Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:12
dna
So the Archive has been completely destroyed?

Did Mark back that stuff up somewhere?

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DNA
Mon, 06 May 2013, 19:18
Jayenkai
Go back to sleep, DNA.
Mon, 06 May 2013, 20:18
dna
I'm missing the whole point then.

A Shame it's gone

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DNA
Tue, 07 May 2013, 00:16
Dabz
Well, theres always here:-

membres.multimania.fr/blitzcoder/code.shtml

Probably the last bastion of BlitzCoder of old!

Dabz

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Tue, 07 May 2013, 05:52
JL235
I believe he still has a full backup of the site. He once said how he keeps getting questions about putting it back online, and offers of help, but when he starts to get into the technical details about how much is involved, they normally back out.

It's supposed to be gigantic ... but that was years ago. I think it was only around 10 to 20 gigabytes, which these days isn't a big deal for a VPS.
Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:33
Dabz
lol:-

membres.multimania.fr/blitzcoder/cgi-bin/code/Wc4b74872440a9.htm

What the ruddy hell did I write that for!?!

Anyway, aye... The last I heard Specis had the backups for BC, he actually reappeared on the scene not too long ago, but think he's gone again.

There's a lot of water went under the bridge since she closed, and, even though I have very fond memories of the place, I do think it's better off being shelved, too much work to get it going, people do what people do and register their nicknames, have a gander for 5 mins and bugger off.

When Qube opened syntaxbomb, I think about 400000000 people said it was a good idea, and an unofficial "Blitz" community was just ticket, yet, it ended up with a handful of members, which resulted in loads of grief for Qube... Me and Gfk opened one, again, loads registered, but, it died and I couldnt really justify keeping it open.

Still, I did have some laughs along the way, which made it worthwhile while it was going!

So yeah, BC in my opinion should be left back in the past, no remake required because I think it would just spoil it as I fondly remember it!

Dabz

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Tue, 07 May 2013, 11:23
Hotshot
Well someone can make own website and try get resource of copy and paste it therefore wouldnt be gone because it is on your website
Tue, 07 May 2013, 12:16
Dabz
Well, one of the major obstacles if I recall when it was dragged up a million times before is that the backup(s) contains private member information, and, some members have expressed their concern about this information being passed from pillar to post... So, essentially, its not a copy and paste scenario (As well as I imagine the technologies behind the site have progressed ten fold in their versions that to get it to work it would be a right royal pig anyway), it's about protecting peoples information too!

Dabz

EDIT: Aha - www.specis.me.uk/2010/06/19/blitzcoder-wonrsquot-rest

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