Geocities is closing... Affecting some RT sites

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Replied by MaverickLSC on topic Re:Geocities is closing... Affecting some RT sites

Memo, I think I miss calculated...

I'm finding that 50% or more of the robotech (and other animes for that matter) fan websites are these free ones that hosting sites like geocities offer. Other ISP's that offer free webhosting will probably follow Yahoo's path of removing free website hosting altogether. Last year it was AOL's Hometown I thought that would be it, but this year its Yahoo's Geocities.

Here's what I came up with, they might be doubles of what you have;

www.geocities.com/soaresrui/
www.geocities.com/bmcafee_98/Novel.html
www.geocities.com/wyrath/
www.geocities.com/Claudia_Miriya/
www.geocities.com/Area51/7391/robotech.html
www.geocities.com/Area51/Keep/6296/
www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/8807/
www.geocities.com/robotechlisa/
www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Harbor/6827/Index.htm
www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Galaxy/2380/
www.geocities.com/robotechmecha/
www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/7856/skullsquad.html
www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Realm/7194/antikevs.htm
www.geocities.com/wardostarks/robotechPBEM.html
www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/7064/mangam.html
www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/1467/
www.geocities.com/robotechthreethousand/revolution.html
www.geocities.com/robotechthreethousand/home.html






...and there are TONS more that will disappear on October 26th, 2009...

I think the Macrossworld'ers should be notified as well. This will be a huge lost to the fandom community. Most likely that those who can afford webhosting will be able to save their pages, but for how long.

For now , get'em while you can!!!

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Replied by SIGHUP on topic Re:Geocities is closing... Affecting some RT sites

Seto Kaiba wrote:

Why bother backing them up? Most of them haven't seen an update in six years or more, and they offer nothing that can't be had a million times better by the sites that've been created using real hosting services.


While this is true, remember Robotech fans are mainly known for their nostalgic memories of the franchise. Thus, it would be fitting saving the old fan created sites, just for the nostalgic factor.

Its always fun to say "hey look at this cheesy page." That's stuff like the WayBackMachine exists: www.archive.org/web/web.php
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