Memelords and legitimately interested Nintendo fans everywhere were likely a tad disappointed when Nintendo announced that the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS social media platform Miiverse would be closing down on November 8th. Most people assumed that—unless they backed up their own posts—lots of the Miiverse content would be lost to the ether a couple months from now.
But it looks like all of those posts may not be lost forever after all, at least if one person has their way. Web developer Drastic Actions has created the Miiverse Archive, which is fittingly named considering the goal of the program is to archive the entirety of Miiverse before its shutdown.
Drastic Actions wants to save all posts, discussions, threads, art—you name it. There are obviously hundreds of thousands of posts to comb through and collect, and as of September 3rd, lots of the content for the Japanese Miiverse page for Splatoon has been archived. Not much else has been, however, and there is a lot of content that remains to be archived in the next two months.
"The goal of this project is to crawl each area of the Nintendo Miiverse Website, including discussion boards, drawings, and other areas." — Drastic Actions
Others can also do their part in helping save Miiverse so that people can look back on its memorable and funny posts for (hopefully) all time. You can check out the MiiWorse portal to help out and learn how the efforts of these Miiverse saviors are going.
What are your thoughts on this campaign? Do you think it's worth archiving all of Miiverse, or is this just a silly endeavor? Let us know what you're thinking in the comments below!