I didn’t want to have to do this. I actually appreciate Archive.org and the service they do making a little archive of the internet over time. It has helped me document a lot of things, in particular, my research on James von Brunn. I didn’t think I would ever have to do this, but a internet news site decided to source some of my work, yet linked to it via archive.org.
I don’t appreciate this. The amount of time I spent on this site, doing my own research, it’s just exceptionally rude. It’s not like my content is offline or this website is dead. It’s up and working. The content in its original form is still here to view.
If you’re not already aware, when someone links to you, it’s like telling search engines like Google you vote for the site. The better the sites that link to you, the bigger the vote counts. There’s a lot more to it than that, but that is a simple way of thinking about it.
I basically got a thumbs up for my content, but didn’t get any vote. It’s a dick thing to do. Archive.org is blocked and no longer cache’s my page.