AWTeen History Archive
The AWTeen History Archive is a collection of media related to the world AWTeen, collected beginning in 1999. Currently, the archive includes 229 webpages, chat logs, images, and other documents. The archive was created by Brant and was announced to the Activeworlds community in a press release on May 3, 2007.
History of the Archive
Brant had been following AWTeen forum posts in 2006 and early 2007 when he noticed that many posters were referring to inaccurate or incorrect information about AWTeen's past. In other cases, posters suggested ideas which had failed before without any knowledge of how second failures could be avoided. The archive was created to provide information in the hope that future leaders could avoid the mistakes of the past.
Brant accessed files from the time when he was Caretaker of AWTeen and uploaded them to a website. Writing captions and properly describing the documents required about one month of effort before the archive was released to the public.
The archive contains 28 distinct categories of items, ranging from a collection of bots and source code to information relating to Generations Day. Some of the most significant contributions to the archive include:
- Propdumps and maps of AWTeen at 3-month intervals for a period of several years
- Full-length chat logs from Generations Day and Inauguration Day
- Objects and avatar update listings
- The Inauguration Day slideshow, restored in Powerpoint 2003 format
- Letters to Rick Noll from the AWTeen Core in response to the Price hike of 2002 and the tourist lockout
- Pictures of major events while they occurred, such as the initial testing of Demeter
- Population graphs from various times in the world's development
- Internal Core discussions and responses to hacking and vandalism incidents
All of the information is free to download.