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Geocities DEAD???

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I had the best pokemon website.
    I had pictures of 9 japanese pokemon cards.
    So ahead of the game...

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    KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh man. This is sad. Honestly, it should have happened long ago, but the pain is still there.

    http://www.geocities.com/krisnelson86/

    *SALUTE*

    I will miss you, old friend.

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    ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    Man, what was up with the internet 10 years ago that compelled so many 10-15 year old kids to make shitty websites? Do they still do that today and we just don't talk about it as much? Or are Myspace and Facebook the new Geoshitties? This is why I only like Twitter.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    TK-42-1 wrote: »
    did anyone else stick <blink> into their pages strictly to annoy netscape users?

    Fuck you netscape was the shit back then.

    What the hell did you use, IE 3.0? God awful.

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    GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My first website was on Homestead.

    Shortly after, I discovered Geocities.

    I still used it to this day to host images and link them. Just habit, I guess.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Obs wrote: »
    Man, what was up with the internet 10 years ago that compelled so many 10-15 year old kids to make shitty websites? Do they still do that today and we just don't talk about it as much? Or are Myspace and Facebook the new Geoshitties? This is why I only like Twitter.

    Myspace has definitely taken Geocitie's place. I'm not sure which is worse relatively few people making Dragon Ball Z/Metallica/*Random pet* pages or almost everyone blogging about what they ate for lunch. Myspace has more people producing shit, but it has a social aspect that allows them to pretend that others actually read their shit.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jackal wrote: »
    Obs wrote: »
    Man, what was up with the internet 10 years ago that compelled so many 10-15 year old kids to make shitty websites? Do they still do that today and we just don't talk about it as much? Or are Myspace and Facebook the new Geoshitties? This is why I only like Twitter.

    Myspace has definitely taken Geocitie's place. I'm not sure which is worse relatively few people making Dragon Ball Z/Metallica/*Random pet* pages or almost everyone blogging about what they ate for lunch. Myspace has more people producing shit, but it has a social aspect that allows them to pretend that others actually read their shit.

    The old (current?) MySpace where everyone and their sibling created their pages using copy/paste third party code to make things blinky, shiny, sparkly, dark, useless, annoying, different like everyone else has definitely beaten out the horror that was the late 90s "create a webpage" culture. At least most of them actually had to learn how to code to do it. MySpace just made it easier to everyone to include auto-playing music that I don't care to listen to on their pages.. It is the direct cause of why my computer is on mute 99% of the time unless I'm listening to music on it. Also why I don't go to MySpace anymore.

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Myspace is to everyone what Black Planet/Migente/Asian Avenue was to everyone that fit those races. Now EVERYONE has a place to throw up pages with 321MB background images, dancing javescript craplets, 432143218432 Youtube videos all running at once, and half a dozen mp3's fighting to be heard and 98321441943 people believing that all those people are really their "friends".


    ugh.


    Maybe our crappy little Geocities pages weren't really so bad...

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    KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Obs wrote: »
    Man, what was up with the internet 10 years ago that compelled so many 10-15 year old kids to make shitty websites? Do they still do that today and we just don't talk about it as much? Or are Myspace and Facebook the new Geoshitties? This is why I only like Twitter.

    It's cause the internet was fuckin' brand-spanking new (relatively) which excited kids, coupled with the fact that HTML was ridiculously easy to learn/use, and most Jr. High computer classes taught an introductory HTML section. It was the perfect storm. :P

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    BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember when the only real way you could show how badass of a web designer you were was to figure out how to do as much shit to your headers as humanly possible. Weird font, emboss, give it a glow border, glitter... italics and bold that shit too, man. It's the little touches.

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    HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So long, 10 year old Dragonball Z fan site! You and your hilarious list of dozens of exploited anime topsites will be missed!

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    TK-42-1TK-42-1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    man imagine what geocites would have looked like if blingy existed back then

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    imagine what it would have looked like in 97 if Flash was available.

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    in all honesty though, there was a shitload of good info on a lot of those crappy sites. I relived a lot of my youth through a lot of that info, ESPECIALLY the anime info. I learned that what I knew to be Battle of the Planets was really Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, I learned about the three anime series that Harmony Gold glued together to make Robotech, Same for Voltron. All the lil fan sites and whatnot were great for it's purpose: To share info.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I just looked at my old, angsty, young adult (late teens/early 20's) poetry site....yeesh, what the fuck was I thinking? I don't know what's worse: the lack of site design skills, the embedded Final Fantasy .wav files that automatically play, or that the majority of my poems ripped off various song lyrics. o_O

    Wow...I'm happy that chapter of my life will soon be erased.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    even I have an awful website/comic! this cannot beeeeeeeeeeee!

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    even I have an awful website/comic! this cannot beeeeeeeeeeee!

    ... dude...


    DUDE!!!


    You have " KTHXBAI!!!111one " on your site...


    1000 lashes by Mike Tyson on meth for you.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Maybe it's not actually my site. Who said it was mine? It's not mine.
    god damnit it's like 6 years old

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Maybe it's not actually my site. Who said it was mine? It's not mine.
    god damnit it's like 6 years old

    Uh huh, thats so convincing

    "Website made by Kaseius."

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    *sigh* all this nostalgia for people's Geocities sites makes me wish Xoom still existed so I could showcase my crappy Star Trek media web site.

    I even made my own desktop theme for Win98. It was loved by many.

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    AJAlkaline40AJAlkaline40 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    You know, there is a little bit to be mournful about.

    Think about it; these crappy free hosting sites are a staple of what created us. The kind of people who grew up to hang out on internet forums for gaming comics spent their youth making crappy anime and novelty websites on angelfire. It's a part of us, who we are, and if it weren't for the state of the mid-to-late 90s internet we probably wouldn't be the people we are today.

    Sure, it's all crap-tastic and embarrassing, but so is everyone's childhood. The thing is, geocities is a part of what made the social landscape we all shared, the culture in which we developed. With its death brings the realization that the next generation has started. Kids these days won't understand what it was like, burrowing through crappy sites and rummaging through little bits of HTML to decorate our shabby little shrines to the things we loved; exploring the vast corners of the internet and navigating it's untamed wilds. They will only know the world of myspace and facebook.

    We are unique, and we will not happen again. It's really the end of an era.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Eh, Apparently I cannot find my old geocities site, but I did find my old keenspace comic. I am afraid to link it for I will forever be shamed.

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    http://www.geocities.com/labwerx/design

    ^^ that was originally suppoesd to be a showcase for my graphic design skills... except I never got around to finishing up the code so it looks more than a little shitty.

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    RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh no, it's all coming back. I didn't have a page on geocities but I made a crappy website that might well have been hosted there.

    Remember... webrings?

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    Oh no, it's all coming back. I didn't have a page on geocities but I made a crappy website that might well have been hosted there.

    Remember... webrings?

    WOW. Yes, yes I do. I remember being part of quite a few of them..

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    Cold FusionCold Fusion Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    Haha, this thread made me go back and look at my old, old, OLD site back when I played Dark Age of Camelot

    http://www.angelfire.com/games4/saiyans/

    Angelfire is next I'm sure.


    Haha oh man, those screen shots bring back fond memories. Fuck that game was great!

    I guess it's a good thing my David Silveria fan site from back in the day was hosted on Angelfire.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Maybe it's not actually my site. Who said it was mine? It's not mine.
    god damnit it's like 6 years old

    Uh huh, thats so convincing

    "Website made by Kaseius."

    As if I hadn't made it obvious enough.. damnit, viscountalpha! :(

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    ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    What was up with all those "______ ATE MY BALLS!!!" sites? Some stupid as fuck meme?

    SUPER MARIO BROTHERS ATE MY BALLS!
    YODA ATE MY BALLS!
    DIGIMON ATE MY BALLS!

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Obs wrote: »
    What was up with all those "______ ATE MY BALLS!!!" sites? Some stupid as fuck meme?

    SUPER MARIO BROTHERS ATE MY BALLS!
    YODA ATE MY BALLS!
    DIGIMON ATE MY BALLS!

    It's tied with "_____ VS MR. T" for the oldest meme I can remember. I don't know which is oldest, but I'm press sure "Mr. T ate my balls" was the original "ate my balls" page, so Mr. T got around a lot back them.

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    ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember when the only real way you could show how badass of a web designer you were was to figure out how to do as much shit to your headers as humanly possible. Weird font, emboss, give it a glow border, glitter... italics and bold that shit too, man. It's the little touches.

    To be honest I don't think Geocities is dead. I think it was reborn into Myspace. Most myspace pages I've seen look like what most of the Geocities pages used to look like. Or worse.

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    I hear PC gaming is huge off the coast of Somalia right now.

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    KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jackal wrote: »
    Obs wrote: »
    What was up with all those "______ ATE MY BALLS!!!" sites? Some stupid as fuck meme?

    SUPER MARIO BROTHERS ATE MY BALLS!
    YODA ATE MY BALLS!
    DIGIMON ATE MY BALLS!

    It's tied with "_____ VS MR. T" for the oldest meme I can remember. I don't know which is oldest, but I'm press sure "Mr. T ate my balls" was the original "ate my balls" page, so Mr. T got around a lot back them.

    Oh god, I was addicted to ___ VS MR. T in grade 8. I even made a few of my own, but they were total crap in comparison to some of the ones which were just pure gold.

    Good times.

    Remember "Bert Is Evil"?

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Kris wrote: »
    jackal wrote: »
    Obs wrote: »
    What was up with all those "______ ATE MY BALLS!!!" sites? Some stupid as fuck meme?

    SUPER MARIO BROTHERS ATE MY BALLS!
    YODA ATE MY BALLS!
    DIGIMON ATE MY BALLS!

    It's tied with "_____ VS MR. T" for the oldest meme I can remember. I don't know which is oldest, but I'm press sure "Mr. T ate my balls" was the original "ate my balls" page, so Mr. T got around a lot back them.

    Oh god, I was addicted to ___ VS MR. T in grade 8. I even made a few of my own, but they were total crap in comparison to some of the ones which were just pure gold.

    Good times.

    Remember "Bert Is Evil"?

    I remember it now.

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    SeeksSeeks Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Remember when blogs were called E/N?

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Obs wrote: »
    What was up with all those "______ ATE MY BALLS!!!" sites? Some stupid as fuck meme?

    SUPER MARIO BROTHERS ATE MY BALLS!
    YODA ATE MY BALLS!
    DIGIMON ATE MY BALLS!

    Oh man, Ate my balls? Ahh, memories...

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember actual business sites using that animated gif

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    TK-42-1TK-42-1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i remember trying to buy domains for years that had nothing BUT that animated gif.

    for years

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
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    Oh man, the internet was so much better in the '90s...

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    xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
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    Oh man, the internet was so much better in the '90s...

    You could see it that way again.. can still download Netscape 1.1N if you like (runs under XP at least, not sure about Vista).

    Course that won't give you the under construction signs, but everything else will look like it used to.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ahhh boy, this reminds me of the website my oldest brother made when I was middle school. It was about how fat I was. :(

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