Help ArchiveTeam.org Save Forums.StarWars.com

I blogged earlier this month that Lucasfilm/Lucasonline plans to shutter forums.starwars.com at the beginning of June 2011.

Today, a commenter asked for help with the Archive Team’s effort to preserve the site–something that they have already done with the Star Wars forums on Yahoo.com. The details are below:

An effort to preserve a public copy of forums.starwars.com is underway by the ArchiveTeam.org. If you are a Linux user (there’s a coordination script) w/ grep 2.6.2, bandwidth to spare and multiple GBs of free harddrive space to save thousands of 4k-12k .html files. Please stop by the irc. #archivestrikesback irc.efnet.org (or the main ArchiveTeam irc #archiveteam)
[or if you can wget, we’ll figure something out]

The ArchiveTeam.org in the past preserved starwars.yahoo.com before it’s demise, in addition to non-SW saves like Geocities and currently working on Friendster.

More details of the archiving effort are available on their mediawiki-enabled site here.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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