Trollpedia:Archives

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This article was made to help you find the perfect archive for usage on Trollpedia.

Web archives[edit]

There are not a lot of choices available to you, but what is there should be good enough already.

Wayback Machine/Archive.org[edit]

To most people, it is the most popular choice and the longest-lived web archive to date.

Pros Cons
Does not require an account
for web pages
Very slow loading times
The URLs show to which page
you'll be directed to
URLs are unnecessarily long
Web pages are saved quickly The website can easily break
Its DDoS protection makes
many false positives. It may
think that you're a robot
Sometimes it does not save
the web page correctly
Does not work with private
messaging or members-only
websites


Archive.is/.vn/.today, etc[edit]

It is notorious for literally hosting child pornography, however, it is a pretty good alternative to the Wayback Machine since it is much faster and much more stable.

Pros Cons
Very fast web loading Web pages can take a while
to save
URLs are shortened Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
Never requires an account Not supported on all browsers.
You could end up being redirected
to this page simply for attempting
to view an archived web page.
Does not work with private
messaging or members-only
websites


Megalodon.jp[edit]

It is a Japanese web archive.

Unlike the other web archives above, we have never used Megalodon, so we cannot tell what issues it has if it has any.

Pros Cons
Very fast web loading Not in English, if you do not
speak Japanese it might be a
hassle for you to nagivate
the website


Pagefreezer[edit]

This web archive has never been used for Trollpedia either, so we have no idea how good or bad it is, leaving the pros and cons table below mostly empty. Use at your own risks.

Pros Cons
Very fast web loading Paid archival service


WebCite[edit]

This website archive is unusable since it is reserved for studies, perhaps news. Read more here.

Additionally, the website has disabled requests for web archiving with this message above the header:

We are currently not accepting archiving requests. The archival state/snapshots of websites that have been archived with WebCite in the past can still be accessed and cited.
~ WebCite



You may still use the existing archived links on the website on Trollpedia if it is relevant.


Memento Time Travel[edit]

This web archive is completely unknown to Trollpedia and could be good or bad, we do not know. Use it at your own risks.


Right-click > Save[edit]

You can save almost all HTML pages using right-click, then hit save. You can then host the page on a web hosting service.

Pros Cons
Can be archived almost everywhere
as long as the website supports file
hosting or web hosting
Cannot be used as strong evidence
since HTML pages archived that way
can be tampered with
You can save webpages from private
messaging and private groups
It can be pretty inconvenient to
archive that way


Screenshot the entire webpage[edit]

You can save entire webpages by screenshotting it. It is the preferred method if you are on a private messaging app such as Discord, Telegram, etc or if you're on a website that requires membership to view the posts there.

Pros Cons
Can be uploaded directly onto
Trollpedia
Cannot be used as strong evidence
since screenshots can be tampered with
You can save webpages from private
messaging and private groups
Requires either Firefox or
specialized software for this to work.

Video archives[edit]

Besides the Wayback Machine, all of the services noted below are video hosting websites, not archival websites.

Wayback Machine/Archive.org[edit]

Pros Cons
The URLs show to which page
you'll be directed to (Depends)
The website may have slow downs
The videos are saved quickly You need an account in
order to archive videos
The URLs are short The website can easily break
The videos are very accessible Its DDoS protection makes
many false positives. It may
think that you're a robot


Youtube[edit]

Youtube is the most popular platform for hosting videos

Pros Cons
Videos are loaded quickly Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
The videos are very accessible Youtube's URLs are sometimes
unnecessarily long
The videos can be embedded
on Trollpedia
You need an account in
order to upload videos
Youtube has draconian guidelines
regarding hate speech, so videos
of trolls that may utter slurs or
spout hateful rhetorics are a no-go
The upload process is very slow
The website may have slow downs


Streamable[edit]

Pros Cons
Pages are loaded quickly Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
The URLs are short The videos are hidden and
hardly accessible
You do not need an account
to upload videos


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Audio archives[edit]

Wayback Machine/Archive.org[edit]

Pros Cons
The URLs show to which page
you'll be directed to
The website may have slow downs
The audio files are saved quickly You need an account in
order to archive audio
The URLs are short The website can easily break
The audio files are very accessible Its DDoS protection makes
many false positives. It may
think that you're a robot


Soundcloud[edit]

Although it is a popular website, Trollpedia has never made use of it, therefore, the table below is incomplete.

Pros Cons
The audio files are very accessible You need an account in order to archive audio
The audio files are saved quickly
The URLs are short
The audio file can play in the background


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File archives[edit]

Most online clouds like Dropbox, MEGA, Mediafire, Zippyshare and Google Drive can do the trick, there are so many choices out there with more or less similar pros and cons that we decided to not make a list. In addition to that, you may use torrents which significantly increase the number of file archives available to you.


Additional notes[edit]

Pictures and some files (PDFs and text files in particular) can be directly stored on Trollpedia and, therefore, you do not need an external archive.

If you're an anonymous user, however, you might want to upload your content to either of these websites and then link them in the article itself.

Image archives[edit]

Wayback Machine/Archive.org[edit]

Pros Cons
The URLs show to which page
you'll be directed to
The website may have slow downs
The images are saved quickly You need an account in
order to archive images
The URLs are short The website can easily break
The images are very accessible Its DDoS protection makes
many false positives. It may
think that you're a robot


Imgur[edit]

Pros Cons
Pictures and GIFs are
loaded quickly
Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
The URLs are short Pictures uploaded to Imgur must
abide by strict guidelines
The images are easily
accessible
You need an account to upload
pictures


Pinterest[edit]

Pros Cons
The URLs are short Impossible to know where the link redirects
to until you click on it
Convenient, the website has an extension
that allows you to add pictures easily from
the net
The pictures are accessible, that being said,
the website still makes it hard for you to find
them as a guest, this website begs for an
account for proper usage
You need an account to upload pictures
or "pin" them
The website may have slow downs


Catbox[edit]

Available on Catbox.moe.

Pros Cons
Pictures and GIFs are loaded quickly Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
The URLs are short The pictures are hidden and
not very accessible
You do not need an account to
upload pictures


Paste.pics[edit]

Pros Cons
Pictures and GIFs are loaded quickly Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
Very convenient, requires no upload
you can simply do alt+prnt, then ctrl+V
The pictures are hidden and
not very accessible
You do not need an account to
upload pictures
The URLs are short


Lightshot[edit]

Pros Cons
Pictures and GIFs are loaded quickly Impossible to know where the link
redirects to until you click on it
Convenient, the website is not
necessary if you download the app
The pictures are hidden and
not very accessible
You do not need an account to
upload pictures
The URLs are short


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