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Looks Like AO3 Is Once Again Blocked From The WayBack Machine
Last time this happened, it was because one person has set a "do not index" on their story and it blocked the entire website




I used the AO3 support link to let them know. 

Their response

"
Thank you for contacting us regarding the Wayback Machine archiving being blocked. Unfortunately, the issue is not a simple one to resolve. Individual Archive of Our Own users have the right to request that their own works be removed from the Internet Archive. It is likely that the Internet Archive receives enough requests to do so that they have blocked the robots.txt for archiveofourown.org as a whole rather than allow or disallow specific page links. While we are discussing possible approaches to this issue internally, it is not a simple fix, and will require input from our Legal team volunteers as well as our systems and coding volunteers to come up with a solution. Even then, if the Internet Archive chooses to block our site as a whole rather than distinguish between individual work page requests, there may be nothing we can do to change their policy.
 
We note that on your linked Dreamwidth page you encourage other users to send us Support requests regarding this issue because it would "help". Please understand that additional reports about this issue will do nothing to hasten a solution and are not helpful. Additional reports will only create more work for our very small and understaffed volunteer Support team, and for that reason we'd request that you not encourage a wave of reports for this already-known issue."

 I suggested that they post this as part of their FAQ or somewhere prominently so that this doesn't get repeatedly reported by other people. Is there a known  issue section? 
 

But it would help if other people checked it out and let them know? Last time it took them months to get the Wayback Machine to restore AO3 to the Internet Archive.
 
 
2. Grab a URL from a non adult/explicit story and run it through the "Save Page Now"
 
Save Page Now
Capture a web page as it appears now for use as a trusted citation in the future.
Only available for sites that allow crawlers.
 
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