phlip wrote:No, it's still being updated sometimes, it's just that that's where he's caught up to... he's still got a lot of backlog to work through, and people who keep posting more comics are only making it worse...
Is there any way we could help? Are we able to post our own comics up there so we don't contribute to the backlog?
You are not. For two reasons: the archive is intended to be chronological by ID and posting date, and having current comics uploaded into the middle of that would kinda throw that a little. Also, it's an archive of this thread, as opposed to an archive of the SW concept in general.
The backlog can be worked through at a reasonable rate, posting automatically once a day, as long as I get around to filling the queue before it runs out. For a few weeks now, that hasn't happened. I've plugged about 15 comics into the backlog now, and I'm only seven pages behind you guys. Still in August though..."Do you just not check the queue?"
I do automatically receive an email when the queue runs out and a "new post" fails. The next scheduled failure is after Easter, so hopefully I'll get some time over the long weekend to plug the queue some more."What can I do?"
The queue is comprised of a CSV file, built manually. You can, if you really want, build portions of the CSV starting here, on page 160
. The CSV format is:
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For example, the last 'sw on page 159 is in the queue like this:
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3444,"http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=30829&mode=view","Empirical","GenericAnimeBoy",1314344366,"By the third trimester, you will be forming hundreds of babbys...",943
So page 160 starts at #3445. Just post any CSVs you feel like doing here, and I'll try to pick 'em up; just be warned that it's data entry, and I do enough of that in my day job to get bored of it real quick. You may become afflicted with the same issue.TL;DR: There aren't enough hours in the day. Thank you for perservering.