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Geocities DEAD???

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    littwentythreelittwentythree Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh Xoom, I remember you.

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    ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    Someday we'll be old men and they will say we're so old we are older than the internet.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    At least the oldest domain, www.symbolics.com is still up. Going strong since March 15, 1985

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    At least the oldest domain, www.symbolics.com is still up. Going strong since March 15, 1985

    Yup, internet is older than me.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    is aol still around?

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    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! :(

    Eh, we all have something we are ashamed of. Just be glad its about to go away.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
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    Oh man, the internet was so much better in the '90s...

    How can you say that? the porn was much worse back then.

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

    How can you say that? the porn was much worse back then.

    alt.binaries... I don't even remember the rest.

    Newsgroups FTW!

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    JustinSane07JustinSane07 Really, stupid? Brockton__BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    I will pour a 40 out for you.

    Edit: Do you guys remember the early days of Geocities? Before it was geocities.com/username, it used to be stuff like geocities.com/station/area51/xxxx with xxxx represting between 1000-9999. When you signed up, you got to pick your grouping (station in this case), your sub group (area51 in this case) and then you could pick an open number. It was pretty representative of the early internet.

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    iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Cornfield? Cornfield.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Barcardi wrote: »
    is aol still around?
    Sadly, yes. In fact the President and Vice President of my company give their AOL addresses out instead of the ones on our domain that we set up for them. We even just forward the @company.com ones to their AOL addresses and they still wont use them! :x They also both use the AOL desktop-client to access said AOL mail and to browse around websites as well.

    It drives us all absolutely nuts around here.

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    xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    I will pour a 40 out for you.

    Edit: Do you guys remember the early days of Geocities? Before it was geocities.com/username, it used to be stuff like geocities.com/station/area51/xxxx with xxxx represting between 1000-9999. When you signed up, you got to pick your grouping (station in this case), your sub group (area51 in this case) and then you could pick an open number. It was pretty representative of the early internet.

    Yeah, that's how my pages were made. They've long since been erased from the internet. I had one in area51.

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    I will pour a 40 out for you.

    Edit: Do you guys remember the early days of Geocities? Before it was geocities.com/username, it used to be stuff like geocities.com/station/area51/xxxx with xxxx represting between 1000-9999. When you signed up, you got to pick your grouping (station in this case), your sub group (area51 in this case) and then you could pick an open number. It was pretty representative of the early internet.

    Mine was geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/xxxx. Can't remember the numbers, but I do remember everyone being annoyed at how long my web address was.

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    I will pour a 40 out for you.

    Edit: Do you guys remember the early days of Geocities? Before it was geocities.com/username, it used to be stuff like geocities.com/station/area51/xxxx with xxxx represting between 1000-9999. When you signed up, you got to pick your grouping (station in this case), your sub group (area51 in this case) and then you could pick an open number. It was pretty representative of the early internet.

    I remember when it wasn't automated! You had to go through the cities one by one until you found and empty one and set up there.

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    LuqLuq Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Barcardi wrote: »
    is aol still around?
    Sadly, yes. In fact the President and Vice President of my company give their AOL addresses out instead of the ones on our domain that we set up for them. We even just forward the @company.com ones to their AOL addresses and they still wont use them! :x They also both use the AOL desktop-client to access said AOL mail and to browse around websites as well.

    It drives us all absolutely nuts around here.

    I had to tell a couple of my executives that they were embarassing themselves and the company by using an AOL address after trying to politely to get them to use their company account for awhile. Eventually I had to make a comparison to wearing a leisure suit to meet new clients or something like that. It worked.

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    ThylacineThylacine Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man...weird coincidences like this always seem to happen. Last week I clicked on a link and it took me to a geocities site and I said to my husband "Man, they're still around? Wonder when they'll shut down."

    Guess I know now.

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    SeeksSeeks Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    I will pour a 40 out for you.

    Edit: Do you guys remember the early days of Geocities? Before it was geocities.com/username, it used to be stuff like geocities.com/station/area51/xxxx with xxxx represting between 1000-9999. When you signed up, you got to pick your grouping (station in this case), your sub group (area51 in this case) and then you could pick an open number. It was pretty representative of the early internet.


    Haha, yeah. Mine was /SoHo/Square/3303. Or 3033. I can't remember, but neither exists now, so whatever. Dumbest fucking page ever. Shitty .gif drawings and blonde/cop jokes.

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    Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Luq wrote: »
    Barcardi wrote: »
    is aol still around?
    Sadly, yes. In fact the President and Vice President of my company give their AOL addresses out instead of the ones on our domain that we set up for them. We even just forward the @company.com ones to their AOL addresses and they still wont use them! :x They also both use the AOL desktop-client to access said AOL mail and to browse around websites as well.

    It drives us all absolutely nuts around here.

    I had to tell a couple of my executives that they were embarassing themselves and the company by using an AOL address after trying to politely to get them to use their company account for awhile. Eventually I had to make a comparison to wearing a leisure suit to meet new clients or something like that. It worked.

    I know plenty of people who still use AOL just for email. They've had the accounts for so long (15+ years) and all of their clients & contracts know them by it. It only costs them something like $10-$15 a month. I don't feel this is an embarasement as most businessmen don't care that much about it. I know a few peole, my father for starters, that started using their AOL accounts for business because the companies weren't providing them with email at that time.

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    ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2009
    Luq wrote: »
    Barcardi wrote: »
    is aol still around?
    Sadly, yes. In fact the President and Vice President of my company give their AOL addresses out instead of the ones on our domain that we set up for them. We even just forward the @company.com ones to their AOL addresses and they still wont use them! :x They also both use the AOL desktop-client to access said AOL mail and to browse around websites as well.

    It drives us all absolutely nuts around here.

    I had to tell a couple of my executives that they were embarassing themselves and the company by using an AOL address after trying to politely to get them to use their company account for awhile. Eventually I had to make a comparison to wearing a leisure suit to meet new clients or something like that. It worked.

    gmail however still remains hip and trendy.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    That's because gmail is a great service.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Darmak wrote: »
    That's because gmail is a great service.

    It is, and I use it, but if I had a business I'd have an e-mail address that ends in my own domain name and not someone else's.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited May 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.

    Pretty much, yeah.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
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    Oh man, the internet was so much better in the '90s...

    How can you say that? the porn was much worse back then.

    alt.binaries... I don't even remember the rest.

    Newsgroups FTW!

    No one told you? the binaries are gone now too. Most ISP's don't offer free newsgroup access anymore, which- is a shame but eh. I don't miss it.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh man, this is almost a little sad. Now where will I go to read blue floating text over a black background telling me the latest MK3 codes?

    That's not entirely joking. A lot of what kept me interested in games was the codes and cheats and whatnot. I bought a few books from Blockbuster back around '95-'96 (and then proceeded to lose them to other people). So when I started to get on the internet semi-regularly (remember WOW!?), I would print out bunches of game codes, and a lot of that was divided up between Geocities pages, before Gamefaqs was really well-known.

    There goes my dream of starting a Pamela Lee shrine on there...

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I hope FortuneCity dies soon. I can't wait for my old sites to just go away forever.
    My photo on the main site is cropped from a photo of a six-year-old me on Santa's lap.

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    FrostyFrosty Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Thanks for reading this post

    Don't forget to sign my guestbook!

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    TK-42-1TK-42-1 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    oh god guestbooks. hahahahahahah

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    logic7logic7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    guestbooks were awesome!


    "HEY This is me, I stopped by your page!"

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    MadpandaMadpanda suburbs west of chicagoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I tried every stupid nickname I was using back during geocities haydays and luckily i couldn't find anything. I am pretty sure I had one of those silly www.geocities.com/area51/392934920/29catmeowmeowboo/madpanda/index.html ones though.

    I am pretty sure my page had a) a big ass counter, so I could... win? b) The first 10 seconds of "voodoo people" by prodigy looped in the backround c) possibly a horribly tiled background consisting of the "Hackers" movie poster. d) programs for aol shenanigans and probably genesis r o m s.

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    Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Can't some of the internet just die already?

    No, those parts of the internet are the only things keeping us from being covered in /b/.

    And that stuff's worse than piss-turned ammonia.

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    Madpanda wrote: »
    I tried every stupid nickname I was using back during geocities haydays and luckily i couldn't find anything. I am pretty sure I had one of those silly www.geocities.com/area51/392934920/29catmeowmeowboo/madpanda/index.html ones though.

    I am pretty sure my page had a) a big ass counter, so I could... win? b) The first 10 seconds of "voodoo people" by prodigy looped in the backround c) possibly a horribly tiled background consisting of the "Hackers" movie poster. d) programs for aol shenanigans and probably genesis r o m s.

    SEE, SEE?

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
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    Wish I had a shirt like this I could wear for these occasions and to confuse people.

    So I finally decided to back up my site and was worried I would have enough space with 2gb free on my spare drive. So I check the size of the site in file manager and it's only 8MBs, with a 15MB limit.

    GOODBYE GEOCITIES!

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    wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The webcomic xkcd is decked out Geocities style in honor of its passing.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    wonderpug wrote: »
    The webcomic xkcd is decked out Geocities style in honor of its passing.

    hahahaahahaha oh god that is so great

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    needs background music

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    ArcticMonkeyArcticMonkey Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    That's because gmail is a great service.

    It is, and I use it, but if I had a business I'd have an e-mail address that ends in my own domain name and not someone else's.

    You can send and receive mail from other mail adresses in gmail.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I <3 xkcd.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
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    Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
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    clsCorwinclsCorwin Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    clsCorwin wrote: »

    Why does he have a picture of 2 dildos on his website?

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    Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thylacine wrote: »
    Man...weird coincidences like this always seem to happen. Last week I clicked on a link and it took me to a geocities site and I said to my husband "Man, they're still around? Wonder when they'll shut down."

    Guess I know now.

    http://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon

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