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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:29   #1
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Yahoo deletes GeoCities today

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...cities-today/1

Yahoo is today permanently deleting all content on the mid-nineties web publishing service GeoCities, with the loss of around 10 terabytes of data.

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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:32   #2
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Anyone seen xkcd today? A perfect example.

Part of me thinks it should be preserved, just for posterity. What's 10TB today? Set up a cheap web portal to browse through it, leave it as a marker on the history of the interwebs.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:37   #3
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:45   #4
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Part of me thinks it should be preserved, just for posterity. What's 10TB today? Set up a cheap web portal to browse through it, leave it as a marker on the history of the interwebs.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:48   #5
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thats just 5 x 2TB harddrives :P
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:53   #6
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 12:07   #7
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My first webshite was a geocities, complete with animated gifs and background music!

Just had a browse for it, but it's disappeared off the face of t'internet which is probably for the best...
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 12:14   #8
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It's a real shame. Can't something be done to save it all?
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 12:19   #9
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I have to agree with some of the comments. It's only 10TB?!
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 12:27   #10
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My first webshite was a geocities, complete with animated gifs and background music!

Just had a browse for it, but it's disappeared off the face of t'internet which is probably for the best...
Indeed, I remember the days of setting up crappy websites on Geoshitties... IIRC, we posted our first school website on Geocities and coded all the HTML by hand in notepad... Those were the days...

I think it should be preserved for posterity; many people (myself included) have hard drives in their home machines that are at least 1TB, so it's not exactly that hard, or expensive, to find ample storage space these days...
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Yeah, if it's only 10TB (hard to see how it could be more, given how space-restrictive they were) I don't see the point in deleting it all. I still remember uploading my site by command-line FTP, after hand-writing the HTML.
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lol, brilliant.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 13:41   #13
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Surprised Geocities has lasted this long tbh, it's sad to see a big part of internet history just wiped out like this, although really what's being lost? Does anyone actually use Geocities for anything important?
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The Internet Archive has been working to store it:

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crap, mine has disappeared !

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I created my first website ever on geocities in 1998 hosting unreal maps, prefabs and tutorials for mapping.
unfortunately I lost track of it and never found it again, didn't know if they deleted it before or not.
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I thought they got rid of it years ago, guess not. RIP geocities.com/plehmeh
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