The CNET Lounge forum

Question

How to preserve a facebook/social media site post forever?

With this social media-occupied world,
there's little mechanism one can utilize to protect them self,
The problem that I usually encounter is that when people posts something of harassing/harmful nature and then deletes it, there's nothing that can be done with it (screenshots are usually not enough, especially when for use in court).
Is there any web page or tool that's able to preserve the whole page on a SOCIAL MEDIA site that requires user log-in ?

TIA

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How to preserve a facebook/social media site post forever?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How to preserve a facebook/social media site post forever?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Print it, get it notorized and

In reply to: How to preserve a facebook/social media site post forever?

Have your lawyer file it in the case.

Your question should have been dealt with in less than a minute by the lawyer. I'd worry if my lawyer took more than a minute to tell you what to do or tell you he'll take care of it.

Collapse -
Ok Perhaps I should phrase it differently

In reply to: Print it, get it notorized and

By I mean to actually PRESERVE/DOWNLOAD the web page/site from that web site's domain and have the date verified.

Is there such a tool?

Collapse -
Again the lawyer appears to not be doing their job,.

In reply to: Ok Perhaps I should phrase it differently

The lawyer would print the web page and get it notarized that this was what was there on that day. It would be added to the complaint as evidence.

Sorry but the lawyer you are using should have completed this in a few minutes.

Collapse -
The thing is

In reply to: Again the lawyer appears to not be doing their job,.

Sometimes this isn't for legal purposes, although I did have mentioned that peculiar case above.
And btw, I hope that everyone in the world has such QUICK and direct access to a lawyer that within a second or so they can get the lawyer the sign the deal, process everything to take the case before the comment/web content gets deleted by those online troublemakers.
Thanks for making your point so loud and clear, though:)

Collapse -
So use the usual methods like a lawyer does.

In reply to: The thing is

Here the access to a lawyer is same day and notarizing is under 15 minutes. But you need to chat with the lawyer about how to document the event.

I think you are thinking the content must stay in it's digital form but as that's too easy to delete or take down a web site that's why the printing and notarizing and maybe getting a few witnesses to write affidavits is how it's done.

I did bump into folk that want a digital copy but the opposition would rip that to shreds.

Collapse -
So why not just give up

In reply to: So use the usual methods like a lawyer does.

Since you don't know the answer to the problem?
I'm not a expert of technology at all but even I do know some tools that are able to capture web contents and make the data verifiable.
STOP with the lawyer talk, are you trying to elicit people to hire you, seriously?

Collapse -
Re: verifiable

In reply to: So why not just give up

In your thread starter you ask 'Is there any web page or tool that's able to preserve the whole page on a SOCIAL MEDIA site that requires user log-in ?"

Now you say: " I do know some tools that are able to capture web contents and make the data verifiable. ".

If I understand you correctly, the tools you know do what you want on sites that don't require user login. Can you tell those tools and why they don't work for what you want now?

Collapse -
Why do I need to tell

In reply to: Re: verifiable

since you've been bothering me while providing nothing?
Pretty sure you dont know the answer to that either.
STOP harassing my post or I'll report you!

Collapse -
Don't hesitate to report me, if needed.

In reply to: Why do I need to tell

But let me help you a little bit more than I already did.

File>Save Page in Firefox and File>Save As in Internet Explorer let you save (=preserve) a webpage you see in your browser to your own hard disk. It's not a webpage, but it surely is a tool to do what you asked in your thread starter.

Collapse -
I think I know the answer.

In reply to: So why not just give up

I lead with it above. Print it, get it notarized and it's ready for submission as part of your case.

Any digital save can be contested by the opposition.

BUT LET'S TAKE ANOTHER ANGLE TO THIS.

How about saving this to a PDF file? Here I use DoPDF and I can print the offending page and save it to a PDF file for safe keeping.

In parting, I got the feeling you were going to pursue them in some legal system. I can't imagine I'd want to keep bad memories around digitally but to each their own?

Collapse -
IN Firefox

In reply to: Ok Perhaps I should phrase it differently

I use the add-on called Screen Capture Elite, which captures an image of the full page, not just what's showing inside the window. I like Bob's idea best though for the PDF, but set the page size large enough using "custom page size" setting so it's one continuous image like it is on the internet. I use the firefox add-on called "Print pages to PDF".

Collapse -
Re: screen capture elite

In reply to: IN Firefox

That add-on is not compatible with the current version of Firefox (43).

Collapse -
try this one.

In reply to: Re: screen capture elite

http://glenburniemd.net/CNETscreen_capture_elite-2.0.0.23-fx.xpi

Right clk and save.
You can change the ending to zip to check it out first. Change back to xpi to install as add-on. I changed the install.rdf file to install up to version 60. See if that works on the version you have. It wasn't made for 28 either, but I changed that restriction and it works fine in 28.
Collapse -
works in 45, somewhat

In reply to: try this one.

Starting in 45 they now require signed add-ons from mozilla. There is in about:config some xpiinstall areas that can be marked "false" to turn off that requirement, but also then need to use the new "about:debugging" page to check it's once per browser opening for debugging use for it to work.

I tested on a live version of lubuntu with persistence, did update to ff45.

In version 43 there shouldn't be a problem.

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/EliteScreenSaver_FF45_debuggingMode.png

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!

Best Black Friday Deals

CNET editors are busy culling the list and highlighting what we think are the best deals out there this holiday season.