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A full site back-up with graphics was unfortunately not possible. All the information is unformatted text in html files.

I posted these links in a related forum, but figured a dedicated forum would be best. These archives captured "everything" that isn't a graphics file. Every user profile, every debate, every forum post and every poll (if anyone even cares about polls).
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Nice

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How large are the file sizes, and can the files be used to view the old content as it was, or at least well enough to gather data from?

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it's unformatted text, but easy enough to read. I think the largest files is 106 MB.
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So the entire thing will look like lines of text?

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Yes. It’s just text. 

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Hi, thank you so much for posting that.

Did you download and upload all those files from debate.org ?

How did you manage to do that?

Anyway, seems like there's some missing debates, like this one: https://www.debate.org/opinions/should-women-be-allowed-to-vote


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Yes. I used software that scans the server and then attempts to copy every file.
Since it’s a 200+ hour process, I focused only on the raw text.