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Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:58 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:50 pm 

Lately I've been noticing bands with defunct web sites having this web archive site in their link section.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Pyr ... ated_links

Clicking on that band's only link gets you to a web archive site. Clicking on the only date with a "snapshot" gets you to some seemingly irrelevant stuff in Japanese, even though the band is from Spain.

Should those links be 1) removed, 2) moved from official to unofficial or 3) left as they are?

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:15 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:06 pm 

To find something from the original band's website, you have to go back to 2001:

http://web.archive.org/web/200112290510 ... /histo.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/200111050325 ... letras.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/200111050251 ... nciert.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/200112190743 ... botons.htm

That's the problem with adding a link with only a search for the url in the Internet Archive, such as in the band's page you pointed: often, the most recently archived pages — those we are going to see when clicking on the link — are either pages full of ads (I found some of those in the archives) or, in this case, are mostly pages about something else entirely, because at some point someone else took the domain. My suggestion as an interested user (since I use those links a lot for defunct bands, to see what their website looked like back then) is to have a link that points to the most recently archived page from the band if it has something interesting in there, not a generic search as it is now.

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