yummiberries Posted May 17, 2016 Report Share Posted May 17, 2016 (edited) So, for the past couple of days I've been busy taking screenshots of Karaholic's old front page layouts through the magic of Web Archive. So, old users, sit back and enjoy the nostalgic ride! Click on the spoiler below to read my ramblings lol I decided to take on this task for a couple of reasons: 1. As you all may know, Karaholic is not the busy and bustling place it once was back in the days. That and the fact that no donations have come in so far these past two months kind of worries me. Where will Karaholic go on from here? Who knows. But! These snapshots from the past might give this site a small spark from more of the OG users. 2. I came across flamestalker's post on our current layout and red4summer's comment about wishing to go back to our old layouts had me thinking about the Web Archive tool. I used it a while back on Karaholic too but I wasn't so into it. I wanted to have my own throwback moment so, through the Web Archive tool, I went back to 2011 and sadness and sorrow ensued lol. . When I first went on this site, Karaholic had the Jet Coaster Amusement Park layout. It was soooo adorable and cute. So, when I went back to 2011, all of the images (the header, thumbnails, almost everything basically) was gone. When I first used the Web Archive tool for KH I swore almost all the images were there and I assumed they were going to be there forever. I guess not So, I was like "This can't happen to all the other archived pages!" After like 3 or 4 days later, here I am writing up this post. KARA has changed a lot throughout the years and regardless of our differences, it is still safe to say that Karaholic as a whole is our home. If you all ever made a KH account and had your good amount of spazzings on here, it kind of shows how much KARA has an effect on our lives. Even if we all grow older and move on to other things, it is still nice to know that Karaholic is still up and running and we can still return to it and fondly look back on our fangirlness/fanboyness. Plus, we can also look back on KARA and Karaholic's history as well. Final notes: If you happened to click on a link on the Web Archived page to get on to a Karaholic post and Wayback Machine is not showing anything for that link, there is like a 95% chance of that post still being on Karaholic. Just separate and remove the web archive url from the KH url. Example: From this: http://web.archive.org/web/20090303172433/http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=1599To this: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=1599 You can still see old Shoutbox activity as well. Web Archive isn't perfect so you might have the current Shoutbox activity popping up on the archived page. Just reload and the old convo should show up =) I added the dates so you can physically visit the page yourself on archive (if it is available) and those dates do not reflect the time the site was immediately updated but rather the time when it is archived and captured on the web page. Index: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Good luck and have fun! My main references: Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Introducing.. New Layout: Pinkolu7ion! [Other] Kara Old LayoutPalaverist's Karaholic Memory Lane Edited May 20, 2016 by yummiberries 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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