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Please Update this article with these new figures[edit]

Hi, I'm the Director of Partnerships at IA. I noticed there are a lot of old facts and figures in this article. Here's a source with up-to-date information: https://archive.org/about/

For instance in 2017 we now have 30 petabytes of data.

Some good secondary sources (that were requested) include: Medium: "Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library's Job": https://medium.com/message/never-trust-a-corporation-to-do-a-librarys-job-f58db4673351

The New Yorker--Jill Lepore's "The Cobweb: Can the Web be Archived?" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb

Thanks for helping to make this more accurate.

best, Wendy Hanamura — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whanamura (talkcontribs) 21:39, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Robots.txt to be ignored[edit]

It's unclear at this time exactly when this will apply to sites other than government ones, but archive.org have announced in their blog that they are "looking to do this more broadly" https://blog.archive.org/2017/04/17/robots-txt-meant-for-search-engines-dont-work-well-for-web-archives/

It may be worth mentioning this where the article currently gives a false sense of privacy in saying that robots.txt is obeyed. 51.6.114.17 (talk) 19:09, 24 April 2017 (UTC) >

> Just read this, I'm not sure. Neilc314 (talk) 05:34, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Gifcities[edit]

Is Gifcities notable enough to make a section about it? --Nutshinou (talk) 12:13, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

As much as I love it, probably not. Isn't it enough to describe it as part of the Geocities archival (which is perhaps most relevant for ArchiveTeam in a way)? --Nemo 18:38, 3 September 2018 (UTC)