The Miiverse archive is live, allowing you to browse the weirdest lost social network.
Not everything, but if you want to see a lot of wacky stuff, then check it out Vgcharters!
Those are some hefty numbers, but take note: It's not a complete archive. The archiver in charge of the preservation, "Drastic Actions," simply couldn't grab everything.
"While we attempted to download and store as much as possible, given the amount of time to do the archive and the crawling we had to do to get what we ended up with, there is no way to know precisely how much we missed," writes Drastic Actions. "From Miiverse administrators deleting users and posts, users who hid their profiles, new communities created after the shutdown notice went out, to stability issues with Miiverse itself, many things would stop a complete archive of the site."
They add, "Nintendo themselves did have the complete databases and assets available. If they still do, they could donate them to make this genuinely complete. As it stands, this is the best we could do."
Despite its admitted shortcomings, Archiverse still managed to preserve a not-small chunk of the Miiverse. I found some of my old posts and looked upon them again for the first time in—well, quite a long time. Looking back, all I can say is "Clearly, I thought I was very clever."
Unfortunately, some content is indeed missing. I can't find the exchange between former USgamer EiC Jeremy Parish and myself that involved communicating through sketches of Pink Floyd lyrics.