On 11-8-2018 10:02, 'River~~' river14ap...@gmail.com [firebird-support] 
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> How much does that archive matter?

It can be helpful to look up an old discussion or solution. I 
occasionally do that if I recall something was discussed before but I 
can't recall the solution.

In the case that Yahoo Groups goes belly up or otherwise collapse, 18 
years of discussions are suddenly relegated to the distributed archives 
of people subscribed the mailing list who have held on to all those 
emails ;)

> In my opinion if the archive matters at all needs to be kept in a backup 
> held offline by the owners or a designated mod.

I'm actually thinking about an accessible archive so they old post 
remain available in some form. But creating a 'just-in-case' backup is 
good idea.

I'm going to play at that

> As the archive is visible without logging in (e.g. visible by the 
> Googlebot) it would be straightforward to wget everything as a zillion 
> html files, and then to top up every so often, preferably automatically.

Not quite that easy: Yahoo applies rate limiting on their rest endpoints.

Mark
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