Hey, /b/. I just finished making a new 4chan archive called 4archive.org, and I was looking at making board banners that would be random on every page visit for when you view an archived thread.
Instead of making them myself, I thought I would bring /b/ into it.
If you could, /b/, make a 300x100 image and include the text "4archive.org" or "4archive" in that image using whatever font.
I'll include a handful of them on the website.
>pic related, current 4chan banner that showed up as im writing this. use this as an example.
Also, I put the website in maintenance mode so whoever gets put on the website doesn't get spoiled. I'll probably archive this thread afterwards.
Here's a picture of the homepage when it's not in offline mode. I was archiving /b/ threads a while ago to make sure it all worked.
To maybe answer some questions that could be asked in the future, here are some things about the site:
A thread requires at least 10 replies to be archived. That's to keep standalone threads or threads with 1 reply from being archived.
The site takes the thread "as is". It won't seek further updates unless the user attempts to archive it again.
You can search through archived threads by looking at the board's section. I'll probably implement some sort of search feature later on.
I came to the decision to blacklist a small amount of boards from being archived because of the high possibility of really high quality (meaning really large) images being archived as well. The server can only hold so much.
While blacklisting boards, I blacklisted /mlp/. The reason that would be given to the user if they tried to archive something from there would say "beacuse this board doesn't deserve to be archived". I've since removed the blacklist from /mlp/
I'll probably put the site online 100% tomorrow. Hope it could be of use to you guys.
That was stupid. I contradicted myself.
>You can search through archived threads by looking at the board's section. I'll probably implement some sort of search feature later on.
By that, I meant each board has a section that shows each archived thread's ID number and when it was archived. There's not definite way to find something you want. Only an index, basically.
this thread is already sweet as hell.
I'm turning the website on for public use. I'll see what shenanigans you guys put up in the morning.
Someone do me a favor and archive this thread every once in a while so it's updated in the database. I want to see all the banner pictures people make, if any. I'll try to put a good amount on the site in the morning.