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Offline barbie

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Archiving of my posts at Susans
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:21:28 am »
I am curious whether it is possible to download all of my posts as an archive file here at susans.

When I click "Profile" --> "Summary" --> "Show posts", I see my first post here in 2007, and the total number of page is 232, which means I should click 232 times to retrieve my past posts. Is there any simpler way to retrieve all of my posts within a few clicks?

I desperately need a diary as I forgot most of my past memories.

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Re: Archiving of my posts at Susans
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 04:09:59 am »
Barbie did just this few years back (2008?) couldn't find auto software so wind up doing a manual copy of over 2,000 posts that I subsequently deleted . . . How good is your understanding of HTML?

After clicking on your "Show Posts" (or anybody else's) you "View Page Source", "select all / copy / paste" into a searchable editor (I use Ultra-Edit32), strip out all Susan's Place header information based on search keywords then paste what's remaining, just your posts and links, into a local HTML processor. Skip to "Show Posts (pg 2) and repeat . . .

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Re: Archiving of my posts at Susans
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 04:15:39 pm »
Barbie did just this few years back (2008?) couldn't find auto software so wind up doing a manual copy of over 2,000 posts that I subsequently deleted . . . How good is your understanding of HTML?

After clicking on your "Show Posts" (or anybody else's) you "View Page Source", "select all / copy / paste" into a searchable editor (I use Ultra-Edit32), strip out all Susan's Place header information based on search keywords then paste what's remaining, just your posts and links, into a local HTML processor. Skip to "Show Posts (pg 2) and repeat . . .

Well cool, I wasn't sure such a thing could be possible but not cool, I have no idea what you just said XD
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Re: Archiving of my posts at Susans
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 12:11:09 am »
Barbie did just this few years back (2008?) couldn't find auto software so wind up doing a manual copy of over 2,000 posts that I subsequently deleted . . . How good is your understanding of HTML?

After clicking on your "Show Posts" (or anybody else's) you "View Page Source", "select all / copy / paste" into a searchable editor (I use Ultra-Edit32), strip out all Susan's Place header information based on search keywords then paste what's remaining, just your posts and links, into a local HTML processor. Skip to "Show Posts (pg 2) and repeat . . .

Thanks Kiera for your suggestion. But still I need to click, copy, and paste 232 times, and it is too much. I hope to find another method.

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Re: Archiving of my posts at Susans
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 03:57:39 am »
I hope to find another method.

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         Too lazy? Feeling brave? Can try this startpage -> ""HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility."" It supposedly strips php scripted MySQL database information to plain linked HTML (same as I said above only automatically) but appears to have issues . . .
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It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure.

Wish I had found this years ago when many of my fav web piracy forums were taken OFFLINE due to lawsuits . . .  ???  >:( 
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Re: Archiving of my posts at Susans
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 12:45:47 pm »
         Too lazy? Feeling brave? Can try this startpage -> ""HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility."" It supposedly strips php scripted MySQL database information to plain linked HTML (same as I said above only automatically) but appears to have issues . . .
Wish I had found this years ago when many of my fav web piracy forums were taken OFFLINE due to lawsuits . . .  ???  >:(

Thanks, Kiera.

Yes. I am trying HTTrack. There are some options which I am now trying to figure out. BTW, what is the total size of all files at susans.org approximately. If it is < 2 TeraByte, then I may try to download all.

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