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Still reading?[edit]

Is it still reading pages? Seems not. 82.163.24.100 (talk) 14:40, 8 June 2010 (

Did you see the part of the article that reads: "Snapshots become available 6 to 18 months after they are archived." ? -- Quiddity (talk) 18:11, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Where in Europe?[edit]

Later in the article it talks about how copyright law in 'Europe' could cause certain effects but it doesn't mention where in Europe! The Continent? If so, where on the continent? Is it the UK? There is no single copyright law within the region... Just curios!

Presumably this refers to the European Union (not all the countries of the European Peninsula/so-called continent), which has a very important governing role. --Eleanor1944 (talk) 02:55, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Wayback Machine is Amazingly Slow[edit]

What surprises me time and time again is how incredibly slow the WayBackMachine is. Check Google for 'waybackmachine slow' and you'll see other people agree; even called "notoriously slow" by some folks.[1] I wonder if there's a reliable source somewhere so we could mention the service's speed in the article. --82.171.70.54 (talk) 06:07, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Still collecting pages?[edit]

I was able to see the www.defenselink.mil page from October 22, 2009 http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20091022164418/http://www.defenselink.mil/

171.64.66.13 (talk) 15:31, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

All of Wayback Machine's archived links are shut down![edit]

Why aren't all those archived links in the Wayback Machine working anymore?! Can't someone please fix the Wayback Machine?! --Angeldeb82 (talk) 20:30, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Would you kindly explain to those of us who are not familiar with the term, what are "archived links"? Thanks in advance Ottawahitech (talk) 15:55, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
I took "archived links" to mean links to its old, archived pages, it's main function.
      As of June 30 it's still down. ERR: "The New Wayback Machine is having problems. Please try again later." Seeking help in forums etc, I could find no activity in recent months. I hope this historical treasure of history comes back, as I see evidence that Winston Smith's memory hole is gaining power —and coincidentally the historical treasure of Google's Usenet archive no longer seems cut in stone.
--68.127.94.194 (talk) 17:53, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Doug Bashford
UPDATE my above: I've since used it, it's seemingly working fine.
--68.127.90.135 (talk) 16:15, 27 July 2012 (UTC) Doug Bashford

Yahoo! Search provides links to Waybackmachine?[edit]

See: Talk:Yahoo!_Search#Waybackmachine Ottawahitech (talk) 16:00, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Netbula v. Chordiant Software ? ...Jargon?[edit]

That section makes no sense. The first paragraph, I assume accurate, is meaningless. Probable jargon and/or insider-know presumptions. Suggest repair or deletion.
--68.127.94.194 (talk) 16:56, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Doug Bashford

Not reliable anymore[edit]

A matter of location of the IP? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.10.57.86 (talk) 02:05, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Reliability in retrieving archived material[edit]

It would probably be miraculous if the WM could archive everything on the internet, but as an experienced user I know only too well that pages and images are often unavailable not because of robots.txt or legal reasons, but simply because WM failed to retrieve them properly. There is absolutely no mention of this in the article and there should be. Lee M (talk) 02:42, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Not well[edit]

Section Search engine links:

... began to provide links to other versions of pages archived on the Wayback Machine.

What does that even mean? That they use the Wayback Machine as a caching service? That it is possible to see not only the latest version of a page, but olders versions as well? Whatever it is, it ought to be described.

--Mortense (talk) 14:18, 15 February 2014 (UTC)