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[–]cqtz 10 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Usually when it says that a URL is excluded from the Wayback Machine, it means that the site owner wanted to exclude the site or there was a takedown request. I'm not sure what happened for this particular site though.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Someone said it had so'm to do with the robots meta tag, but I checked the source code and didn't find one, and neither could I find a robots.txt file. So the only viable, non-conspiratorial answer I can think of is that they issued a take-down.

[–]bobbobbybob[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

others can issue a takedown. So a site can be taken off due to others not liking it, a bit like reddit downvoting

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, yeah, like they do on YouTube.