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News Yahoo deletes GeoCities today

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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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.
     
  3. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    it was still going...........???
     
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    +1
     
  5. wiak

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    thats just 5 x 2TB harddrives :p
     
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  7. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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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...
     
  8. AshT

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    It's a real shame. Can't something be done to save it all?
     
  9. mi1ez

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    I have to agree with some of the comments. It's only 10TB?!
     
  10. Byron C

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    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...
     
  11. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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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. :D
     
  12. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    lol, brilliant.
     
  13. quack

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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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  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    crap, mine has disappeared !

    oh and xkcd is the WIN of the day !
     
  16. infi

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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.
     
  17. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    Oh wow, that is solid gold win!
     
  18. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I thought they got rid of it years ago, guess not. RIP geocities.com/plehmeh
     
  19. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    in related news: the intarwebs suddenly became 42% less ugly, and java-based flash-y logos and mouse trailers went from high risk to practically extinct ...
     
  20. Comet

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    sniff. there go my teen days websites.
     
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