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Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Vahn » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:08 pm

So many gems in that little place it been years figured I'll make the rounds again.
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby PCHeintz72 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:27 pm

Vahn wrote:So many gems in that little place it been years figured I'll make the rounds again.

Blinks... it has been gone for years...
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Vahn » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:33 pm

Really?
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby PCHeintz72 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Vahn wrote:Really?

From the Ranma Wiki:

Ranchan & Co. Crossing Bridges, also known as Ranchan Totally Crossed Out! and Ranmafics.com, was an archive for Ranma ½ crossover fan fiction. It was created by Tannim Murphy and was last maintained by Gai Daigoji. It was launched in ????. It was last updated in 2010 and closed in 2012.


That matches my own memory.

In 2010 or so it converted to a full forum and site, the pages looked just slightly different and the links made a bit more consistent, but practically all functionality was the same.

It went into a long period of no updates, it went down briefly, then back up, then down permanently. I do not remember the exact reasons why though, and I was never a member of that forum.
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:19 pm

You can still read most of the stories there from the archive, if you're worried about the stories being gone.
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Vahn » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:28 pm

Whew! Thanks! I was worried, some of the stories on there are classic!
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Dumbledork » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:12 am

Is some links don't work and you need a fic you can ask me. I made a complete backup of all the stories years ago.
And that's the bottom line 'cause Dumbledork said so.

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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby Vahn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:32 pm

Whow, that's smart thinking! How big was the entire archive?
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Re: Is Ranchan totally crossed out archive gone?

Postby PCHeintz72 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:49 pm

Dumbledork wrote:Is some links don't work and you need a fic you can ask me. I made a complete backup of all the stories years ago.

In my own experience.... Most internet archive links work, though in many cases you need to try both versions of the link.

Meaning the old site linking without the www in the address, and the newer version of the site with the www.

I have not tried every last link, nor do I have a download of the site, but I do link to a good number of stories from it. the two types combined, I currently have some 34 links, most are with the www portion.

So, if say for example the below in internet archive did not work:
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http://www.ranmafics.com/Stories/Sailor_Moon/A_Call_To_Action/index.html
try instead:
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http://ranmafics.com/Stories/Sailor_Moon/A_Call_To_Action/index.html

You can also attempt it without the "/index.html" portion
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