Hi. You might have seen this topic
I have found many times valuable information on these forums, and it’s really sad that a lot of it will be gone forever once the Discourse transition is over. It’s like deleting a part of Blender’s history.
There are many useful topics that could get deleted.
So…let’s think of a plan to save this website. I guess there are softwares that could crawl the whole website, consisting of tens of terabytes of data. If some members have servers with enough storage to host it, it would be nice to create a backup. They could even start a crowdfunding campaign, if costs are a problem.
I don’t know what are the monthly fees to sustain this website, nor the daily users average number, but for an archive, I guess that costs would be greatly reduced.
We don’t know when the transition will start, but the sooner the crawling starts, the better will be, since we’ll be able to save more.
What do you think ? How could such a plan be achieved ?