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I'm working on getting the Network54 based 385 Series Forum archived.

Network54 has multiple safeguards on the system to prevent web crawlers from harvesting the data successfully. I thought I had managed to circumvent them all, but found out today that I was foiled again. They started feeding me corrupt data on page 573 on up.

I need your help.

Please visit this link http://www.racesystems.com/385/385 Network54 Archive/385 Archive/www.racesystems.com/385/385.html

Pick a page below page number 573 at random, and browse all of the "View Entire Thread" links on that page.

If you find any "View Entire Thread" links that return a screen full of garbage, please report the page number to me in a private message on this forum. View as many pages as you have time. The goal here is to prove that the archive is intact from page 1-572. I already know it's corrupt from page 573 on up.

Once I'm sure the archive is good from page 1-572, I'll slow down the crawler and have it retrieve pages 573 on up again and overwrite the corrupt pages. Then we'll do this exercise again and call it done.

I thank you much for your help; there's too many links for one person to check.

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Nobody has said anything...

I havn't heard any negatives, so I'm moving forward with the crawl of the corrupt pages as mentioned. If anyone finds any other corrupt pages other than those mentioned, please let me know.

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Archive repaired and updated.

I updated the archive with new copies of the pages I believed to be corrupt. It's online now at the link above. This is ONLY a temporary home until Chilly finds a permanent host or decides to just serve it up on CD ROM or make it a downloadable archive. I'm leaving that to be his call.

The archive isn't perfect, but it's close. Since the time I started this project, several pages at the end of the Network54 forum were deleted. It appears they are already cleaning house; perhaps they were all along. There's nothing I can do about that stuff; it's long gone. Everything else, as of last night, is in the archive.

I still would like help browsing the archive and reporting any pages that return screens full of garbage. I spent several hours last night spot-checking, and found none. I think at this point it's complete, but you be the judge.

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