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Warborg

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#1 9 years ago

Not sure if this is the correct thread for this,

Just a warning for anyone that has an account there

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Important notice: GeoCities is closing. Dear Yahoo! GeoCities customer,

We're writing to let you know that Yahoo! GeoCities, our free web site building service and community, is closing on October 26, 2009.

On October 26, 2009, your GeoCities site will no longer appear on the Web, and you will no longer be able to access your GeoCities account and files.

What You Need to Do If you'd like to move your web site, or save the images and other files you've posted online, you need to act now by choosing one of the following options:

• Move your site to Yahoo! Web Hosting. We know your files are important to you, and we want to make moving to Web Hosting as easy and affordable as we can. For a limited time, you can move your files automatically, take advantage of terrific features like a personalized domain name and email, even redirect your GeoCities web address to your new site — all for only $4.99 a month for a full year.

For more information and complete terms, please see our special offer now.

• Download your files to your own computer. With your pages and images saved offline, you can re-create your site with any hosting provider.

To quickly download your published files, visit your GeoCities web site, right-click on each page, and choose Save Page As... from the menu that appears. Choose a location on your computer to save your files, then click OK or Save. Learn more about downloading your files.

Don't Wait Please be aware that after October 26, your GeoCities files will be deleted from our servers, and will not be recoverable. If you'd like to save your files, you must download them now or move to Yahoo! Web Hosting. If you need assistance, please visit the help center.

We want to thank you for being a GeoCities customer, and hope you continue to enjoy our other Yahoo! services.

Best regards,

The Yahoo! GeoCities team




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

My page from 2002 is still up. Hosted a slide show about the Normandy landings on it for school since it was too large to send via email. The only problem was that I tested it to make sure it uploaded properly, and that exceeded the daily bandwidth alloted. I wasn't happy the next day at school when I could load the page.

I'll have to back it up for nostalgia's sake.




NiteStryker

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#3 9 years ago

Honestly didnt know geocities was still around. Thought it closed a few years ago already.




Commissar MercZ

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#4 9 years ago

They sent out warnings like this a few months ago and they are closing. Geocities didn't jump on the web 2.0 development and lagged in terms of bringing revenue in (not to mention bandwidth problems).




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#5 9 years ago

Does anybody even use Geocities anymore? The damn thing is so old-fashioned and cumbersome that even the amateur websites must have found greener pastures by now - WordPress is a good modern alternative. You can twist that into virtually any website you want with a minimal of fuss. It doesn't slap god-awful adverts across the finished product like Geocities does, either. Still, as one of the few remaining relics of the 90s/early 00s Internet world, it's almost a shame to think that all those multi-colored, animated .gif-abusing websites will soon be gone forever...




Biiviz

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#6 9 years ago

Is this the same site that never allowed hotlinking? I seem to recall seeing their damn logo every time somone tried to post a picture hosted by them.




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#7 9 years ago

As most others here, I didn't even know they were still around. :uhm:




KeNDaLL2000

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#8 9 years ago

I never used geocities and from what i heard it wasn't that great.




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#9 9 years ago
Biiviz;4975258Is this the same site that never allowed hotlinking? I seem to recall seeing their damn logo every time somone tried to post a picture hosted by them.

Not that I recall. Before the (popular) advent of facilities like Photobucket and Imageshack I used Geocities briefly just as a dumping ground for any images I wanted to link to elsewhere. I never had a problem linking to them from places like this forum. Though that was years ago now, they could have changed that.




Commissar MercZ

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#10 9 years ago

I think the sites that were more sticky on image linking was angelfire and tripod.




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