February 7th 2014 4:39 pm
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2/09/14 Edit: don't use the scan rule for photobucket files. Several furs reported that they had lots and lots of photobucket files downloaded to their puter when using it. Files that were not on the page they were trying to save. I have removed it from the scan rules listed below. Please check Abby's Dad's blog for details.
2/08/14 UPDATE - if you have an existing, old save that you did with HTTrack then don't delete it but do an update. If you delete it and start new it might take forever to do the new save. Here's how to do an update (read Abby's Dad's blog for all the info on everything HTTrack related, link is below):
"Beepers" on the Dogster forum posted a suggestion on how to speed up an update if you already have an existing download.
On the first option page, you can choose "Existing project name". Click the arrow to choose the one you want to update.
On the next page/screen, in the "Action" block, click the arrow again and choose *Update existing download.
Then click on "Set options" and the "Scan Rules" tab as usual. All your rules for the previous save will be there. Just add the new rules at the bottom and proceed as usual.
Here starts the original diary post from Feb. 7th:
Pals, things are never as easy as you think they should be. Especially catputers are furry complicated.
IF you saved your pages with HTTrack as suggested in my last diary, please be aware that the pages will NOT work after Catster goes away. Don't panic, you'll just have to re-save your pages. Please read all of this. I don't want you to end up with a garbled mess after Catster is closed!! Here is the start of Abby's Dad's blog to explain. (ALL CAPS added by me):
"Folks on the Dogster forums groups discovered that the archives would not work when they had no Internet connection. That implied that the download would stop working once Dogster/Catster shut down. I verified that this is a problem and am very sorry to say that ALL THE DOWNLOADS THAT EVERYONE HAS DONE TO THIS POINT WILL BE USELESS ONCE DOGSTER SHUTS DOWN. The web browser was doing some stuff behind the scenes that I wasn't aware of.
The Good News
I have a fix...."
If you are a dog
then please go to Abby's Dad's blog and copy the new scan rules and re-save your pages. Here is Abby's Dad's blog.
IF YOU ARE A CAT
then you already know that you are extra special. The scan rules need to be modified. Abby's Dad has also figured that out for us. This should work for cats: (take out the spaces in every line, Catster will add spaces)
UPDATE 2/08/14 I copied the below rules directly from Abby's Dad's blog (remove the spaces as always)
Copy and paste everything into a word document, also the litte -* at the beginning. REPLACE the ID 590841 with your own!!! There is three places where you have to replace the ID with your ID. You might not need the last two lines if you have no pictures or background from flickr. I left them in anyway because it doesn't hurt anything. After you replace my cat ID with your own ID, copy and paste these scan rules into HTTrack. See Abby's blog for instructions about how to use HTTrack.
Test your saved page by disconnecting from the internet. (click on your wireless connection bars and select disconnect. Don't just close your browser, disconnect. That will simulate not having Catster/Dogster there anymore and if your page works that way then it will still be there after Catster/Dogster is gone.
I needed to give you this information since I told you in my last diary entry that this is a good way to save your stuff. I still like HTTrack a lot but I don't want you to have nothing, so please re-save or ask for help. Please go to the All Paws Bulletin Group if you have questions.
hard at work saving,
And do not furget that you need to delete the several spaces or the copy/paste won't work...MOL!
We did some newer copies already. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks for the info.
Thanks so much for looking out for us all. Purrs Toby
There are some new updates posted there as of yesterday, so we tried them and it works purrfectly! YAY! Even off line they worked well...
Concats on being a DDO today, Timo!
WE ARE SAVE, WE ARE SAVE, whoo hoo the Community will NOT be shutting down!! *Timo runs around and hugs all his friends*
We did it. We saved this very special place. Maybe it won't look exactly the same. Maybe we don't have these exact same pages (that's why I'm glad I saved them) but we can still be the Community!! A special place where furs are nice and care about each other. *shedding tears of joy*