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* '''[[Codecademy]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.codecademy.com/}}) has a large amount of valuable coding lessons.
* '''[[Codecademy]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.codecademy.com/}}) has a large amount of valuable coding lessons.
* '''[[DatasheetArchive]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.datasheetarchive.com/}}) hosts over 350 million PDF datasheets for integrated circuits, some of which are very old and hard to track down otherwise. The site is slow from time to time and uses a convoluted IFRAME-based online viewer, presumably to make scraping the site harder. Nevertheless, multiple other similar sites exist, with large parts of their PDFs non-overlapping, so that at some point, all should be saved. Similar sites include http://doc.chipfind.<!-- -->ru/ (1.6m datasheets), http://www.alldatasheet.com/ (20m datasheets), http://www.datasheets.com/ (250m datasheets), http://www.datasheetcatalog.com/, http://freedatasheets.com/ and several others
* '''[[DatasheetArchive]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.datasheetarchive.com/}}) hosts over 350 million PDF datasheets for integrated circuits, some of which are very old and hard to track down otherwise. The site is slow from time to time and uses a convoluted IFRAME-based online viewer, presumably to make scraping the site harder. Nevertheless, multiple other similar sites exist, with large parts of their PDFs non-overlapping, so that at some point, all should be saved. Similar sites include http://doc.chipfind.<!-- -->ru/ (1.6m datasheets), http://www.alldatasheet.com/ (20m datasheets), http://www.datasheets.com/ (250m datasheets), http://www.datasheetcatalog.com/, http://freedatasheets.com/ and several others
* '''[[Dayviews]]''' ({{url|1=http://dayviews.com/}}), the Swedish photo diary community contains quite a bit of 00s Swedish "youth culture", but is at risk of being shutdown when you least suspect it due to its sinking user rate.
* '''[[Delicious]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.delicious.com/}}) loves to change their API, which has a side effect of making it difficult to back up.
* '''[[Delicious]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.delicious.com/}}) loves to change their API, which has a side effect of making it difficult to back up.
* '''[[Encyclopedia Dramatica]]''' ({{url|1=http://encyclopediadramatica.online/}}) is frequently up, down, and changing domains due to general Internet drama.
* '''[[Facebook]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.facebook.com/}}) seems stable at the moment.
* '''[[Facebook]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.facebook.com/}}) seems stable at the moment.
* '''[[Fandom]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.fandom.com/}}), the for-pay arm of Wikipedia (just kidding, it's a different company, but shares a lot of people) is a repository of directed, unsubject-to-wikipolitics wikis, many of them intense and completist. It'd be bad for them to go away.
* '''[[Fandom]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.fandom.com/}}), the for-pay arm of Wikipedia (just kidding, it's a different company, but shares a lot of people) is a repository of directed, unsubject-to-wikipolitics wikis, many of them intense and completist. It'd be bad for them to go away.
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* '''[[Google]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.google.com/}}) wants you to think they will be here forever.
* '''[[Google]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.google.com/}}) wants you to think they will be here forever.
* '''[[h2g2]]''' ({{url|1=https://www.h2g2.com}}) was (among?) the first [https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A550955 online, collaborative encyclopaedia(s)].
* '''[[h2g2]]''' ({{url|1=https://www.h2g2.com}}) was (among?) the first [https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A550955 online, collaborative encyclopaedia(s)].
* '''[http://identifyyourbreyer.com/ Identify Your Breyer]''' - As of August 31st, 2022, "three curators" have come in to save the website. They're currently working on moving site hosts, but as of September 11th, 2022, they needed to push it back "a few weeks". While the fate of the site is still somewhat uncertain, it's no longer in danger of expiring within the next few months.
* '''[[IFTTT]]''' ({{url|1=http://ifttt.com/}}) is still growing.
* '''[[IFTTT]]''' ({{url|1=http://ifttt.com/}}) is still growing.
* '''[[Internet Archive]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.archive.org/}}) seems stable at the moment, but its [https://archive.org/~tracey/mrtg/du.html 45 petabytes] of data (as of October 2018) aren't mirrored anywhere else. The code for their system isn't open source, and generally they're a single point of failure for a large amount of the web's history. Why should there be only 1 internet archive?
* '''[[Internet Archive]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.archive.org/}}) seems stable at the moment, but its [https://archive.org/~tracey/mrtg/du.html 45 petabytes] of data (as of October 2018) aren't mirrored anywhere else. The code for their system isn't open source, and generally they're a single point of failure for a large amount of the web's history. Why should there be only 1 internet archive?
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* '''[[JanusVR]]''' is a company that aims to re-imagine the web as "rooms" interconnected with portals. These "rooms" can be hosted anywhere. Though the company and its technology are still fairly new, there are already cases of rooms with missing assets or even entire links broken, and [[ArchiveBot]]'s ability to grab these rooms is somewhat limited.
* '''[[JanusVR]]''' is a company that aims to re-imagine the web as "rooms" interconnected with portals. These "rooms" can be hosted anywhere. Though the company and its technology are still fairly new, there are already cases of rooms with missing assets or even entire links broken, and [[ArchiveBot]]'s ability to grab these rooms is somewhat limited.
*'''[[JSFiddle]]''' ({{url|1=http://jsfiddle.net/}}) is referenced in many StackOverflow answers, as well as other forums, etc. It shows no signs of going away, but should we archive it just in case?
*'''[[JSFiddle]]''' ({{url|1=http://jsfiddle.net/}}) is referenced in many StackOverflow answers, as well as other forums, etc. It shows no signs of going away, but should we archive it just in case?
* '''[[Kiwi Farms]]''' ({{url|http://kiwifarms.net/}}, {{url|http://kiwifar.ms/|former alternate .ms domain}}) is a notorious forum where users mock [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lolcow "lolcows"], or people who have attracted ridicule because of their behavior or their beliefs. On January 20, 2017, the forum was shut down without a warning by its owner, but was restored three weeks later.
*'''[[Know Your Meme]]''' ({{url|1=http://knowyourmeme.com/}}) is at this point the de facto central repository for information on internet memes and culture. It is as popular as ever at the moment, but even with this popularity, former owners Rocketboom had trouble financing it. In the spring of 2011 was sold to Cheezburger Networks, a site which has been known to "reorganize" its properties, sometimes with a detrimental effect on content. Though it was quite a different story, I might remind people what happened to [[Encyclopedia Dramatica]].
*'''[[Know Your Meme]]''' ({{url|1=http://knowyourmeme.com/}}) is at this point the de facto central repository for information on internet memes and culture. It is as popular as ever at the moment, but even with this popularity, former owners Rocketboom had trouble financing it. In the spring of 2011 was sold to Cheezburger Networks, a site which has been known to "reorganize" its properties, sometimes with a detrimental effect on content. Though it was quite a different story, I might remind people what happened to [[Encyclopedia Dramatica]].
* '''[[Last.fm]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.last.fm/}}) is being cloned by free software developers in the form of [http://libre.fm Libre.fm] -- they have a tool, [http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/*checkout*/trunk/lastscrape/lastscrape.py?root=librefm Lastscrape] which can get all your listening data out into a tab delimited text file.
* '''[[Last.fm]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.last.fm/}}) is being cloned by free software developers in the form of [http://libre.fm Libre.fm] -- they have a tool, [http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/*checkout*/trunk/lastscrape/lastscrape.py?root=librefm Lastscrape] which can get all your listening data out into a tab delimited text file.
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* '''[[SourceForge]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.sourceforge.net/}}) is a critical repository of open source code, information, and webpages. It is mirrored and maintained, but there are sure to be parts that are neither.
* '''[[SourceForge]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.sourceforge.net/}}) is a critical repository of open source code, information, and webpages. It is mirrored and maintained, but there are sure to be parts that are neither.
* '''[[The Pirate Bay]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.thepiratebay.org/}}) is one of the largest and most popular torrent search engines. It's still having persistent legal problems. The tracker went down in November 2012, but the site still serves torrents and magnet links. If a torrent is lost, it becomes impossible to connect to other computers distributing the shared files. Considering that there are links to TPB ''all over this wiki'', this site is pretty dang important. After they were raided in December 2014, a project known as [http://openbay.isohunt.to/ The Open Bay] was launched, which lets anybody host a mirror of TPB with automatic database updates, so even if TPB goes down again, temporarily or not, its database is still available.
* '''[[The Pirate Bay]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.thepiratebay.org/}}) is one of the largest and most popular torrent search engines. It's still having persistent legal problems. The tracker went down in November 2012, but the site still serves torrents and magnet links. If a torrent is lost, it becomes impossible to connect to other computers distributing the shared files. Considering that there are links to TPB ''all over this wiki'', this site is pretty dang important. After they were raided in December 2014, a project known as [http://openbay.isohunt.to/ The Open Bay] was launched, which lets anybody host a mirror of TPB with automatic database updates, so even if TPB goes down again, temporarily or not, its database is still available.
*'''Supercard''' {{url|1=http://supercard.sc/}}) is the website of a manufacturer of Nintendo DS flashcarts (notably the DSTWO). The website is fine but it has not been updated in years and some section of it are broken. Archiving the [http://down.supercard.sc/download/ download section] should be a priority as some flashcarts rely on software hosted there.
* '''[[Tribe]]''' ({{url|1=http://tribe.net}}) hosts large amount of user-generated data, and has been having consistent uptime issues.
* '''[[Tribe]]''' ({{url|1=http://tribe.net}}) hosts large amount of user-generated data, and has been having consistent uptime issues.
* '''[[Tumblr]]''' ({{url|1=http://tumblr.com}}) is a highly popular blogging platform which was bought by [[Yahoo]]! in May, 2013.  
* '''[[Tumblr]]''' ({{url|1=http://tumblr.com}}) is a highly popular blogging platform which was bought by [[Yahoo]]! in May, 2013.  
* '''[[TVTropes]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage}}) is a popular wiki dedicated to finding recurring patterns in fiction, and discussing fiction in general. No word on whether there are backups. The administrators have a tendency to delete things indiscriminately, usually to save on disk space: article edit histories are frequently purged, and old forum threads have been known to get deleted mercilessly. A [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-tvtropes-2012-09 backup] and [https://allthetropes.org/wiki/Main_Page an alternate website] with imported content from July 2012 are available.  
* '''[[TVTropes]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage}}) is a popular wiki dedicated to finding recurring patterns in fiction, and discussing fiction in general. No word on whether there are backups. The administrators have a tendency to delete things indiscriminately, usually to save on disk space: article edit histories are frequently purged, and old forum threads have been known to get deleted mercilessly. A [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-tvtropes-2012-09 backup] and [https://allthetropes.org/wiki/Main_Page an alternate website] with imported content from July 2012 are available.  
* '''[[Twitter]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.twitter.com/}}) is tweaking away, with a dire financial situation and [http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/06/twitter-in-meltdown-as-entire-userbase-revolts/ controversial decisions].
* '''[[Urban Dictionary]]''' ({{URL|https://www.urbandictionary.com/}}) is "a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases"<ref>{{URL|https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Urban_Dictionary&oldid=926230888|Wikipedia}}</ref>. It's financed by ads and a web store, and there are no signs of serious trouble as of late 2019.
* '''[[Urban Dictionary]]''' ({{URL|https://www.urbandictionary.com/}}) is "a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases"<ref>{{URL|https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Urban_Dictionary&oldid=926230888|Wikipedia}}</ref>. It's financed by ads and a web store, and there are no signs of serious trouble as of late 2019.
* '''[[WebCite]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.webcitation.org/}}) itself seems to be having trouble with funding, and is facing "possible discontinuation." As this site serves as a stable reference for fleeting Web references, it would be pretty disastrous if it went away.
* '''[[WebCite]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.webcitation.org/}}) itself seems to be having trouble with funding, and is facing "possible discontinuation." As this site serves as a stable reference for fleeting Web references, it would be pretty disastrous if it went away.
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* '''[[Wikipedia]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.wikipedia.org/}}) will surely be here forever and ever! Fortunately, we don't have to take their word for it as they offer dumps of the data minus the photos. However, no-one has verified that Wikipedia can actually be restored from these dumps. If disaster strikes then we could discover a serious problem.
* '''[[Wikipedia]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.wikipedia.org/}}) will surely be here forever and ever! Fortunately, we don't have to take their word for it as they offer dumps of the data minus the photos. However, no-one has verified that Wikipedia can actually be restored from these dumps. If disaster strikes then we could discover a serious problem.
* '''[[Writing]]''' ({{url|1=http://Writing.com/}}) A website for writing that was big in the 2000's. More and more restricted to guests and free users, as they are in need of money to keep the site running. Less and less popular for that reason
* '''[[Writing]]''' ({{url|1=http://Writing.com/}}) A website for writing that was big in the 2000's. More and more restricted to guests and free users, as they are in need of money to keep the site running. Less and less popular for that reason
* [[YTMND]] - Resurrected on March 31st, 2020 with an archive being made in June 2018. Still on the Watchlist because of its past, but mostly safe for the time being.


== Endangered ==
== Endangered ==
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Did someone leave the oven on?
Did someone leave the oven on?


* '''[http://forums.bigfishgames.com/ Big Fish Games Forums]''' - the forum was made read-only on April 30, 2018. While Big Fish Games claimed at the time that the forums will remain viewable, the site is likely to vanish in the future.
* '''[[Kiwi Farms]]''' ({{url|http://kiwifarms.net/}}, {{url|http://kiwifar.ms/|former alternate .ms domain}}) is a notorious forum where users mock [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lolcow "lolcows"], or people who have attracted ridicule because of their behavior or their beliefs. On January 20, 2017, the forum was shut down without a warning by its owner, but was restored three weeks later. As of September 2022, the website has been excluded from the Wayback Machine and the owner is struggling to find a new host due to a [https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/us/citing-imminent-danger-cloudflare-drops-hate-site-kiwi-farms/ar-AA11t2U9 dispute with Cloudflare].
 
* '''[http://identifyyourbreyer.com/ Identify Your Breyer]''' Janice, the administrator and curator of this archive passed away very recently (between 8-12 June 2021), leaving the site in a state of limbo.  She'd been ill for several months and was in the ICU at the time of her passing.  Nobody else seems to know how to log into the web server (hosted at websitewelcome.com) so it's unknown where the backups are (if there are any) or if it's possible to download the entire site from the back-end.  Thus, we don't know how long the site will be up (hosting bills are now in an indeterminent state) and the domain registration (through Tucows) will expire on 2021-10-03T23:28:16Z.  Identify Your Breyer is a popular and busy community for Breyer horse collectors and modders with a great deal of information of use to the collector's community.


* '''[http://www.ning.com/ Ning]''' in 2010 has laid off 40% of staff and seems to be running out of money [http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/nings-bubble-bursts-no-more-free-networks-cuts-40-of-staff/]. There is certainly some networks worth archiving among the 2 million networks[http://blog.ning.com/2010/01/2-million-ning-networks.html] they host. Grouply[http://blog.grouply.com/grouply-welcomes-ning-networks/] and Posterous[http://blog.posterous.com/posterous-commits-to-building-a-ning-blog-imp] say they are going to offer migration tools.
* '''[http://www.ning.com/ Ning]''' in 2010 has laid off 40% of staff and seems to be running out of money [http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/nings-bubble-bursts-no-more-free-networks-cuts-40-of-staff/]. There is certainly some networks worth archiving among the 2 million networks[http://blog.ning.com/2010/01/2-million-ning-networks.html] they host. Grouply[http://blog.grouply.com/grouply-welcomes-ning-networks/] and Posterous[http://blog.posterous.com/posterous-commits-to-building-a-ning-blog-imp] say they are going to offer migration tools.
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* '''[http://debates.oireachtas.ie/ debates.oireachtas.ie]''' on September 18th, 2012 the Houses of Oireachtas website [http://www.kildarestreet.com/statement2012/ announced] that it would no longer be updating its XML data for Irish parliamentary debates (1919-2012). Access to pre-existing data is still available, but is likely to disappear, if the current trend continues. It would be useful to at least capture the XML data that is there, while it is still available. Here's a [https://archive.org/details/debatesoireachtasie-XML WARC archive] of the XML only.
* '''[http://debates.oireachtas.ie/ debates.oireachtas.ie]''' on September 18th, 2012 the Houses of Oireachtas website [http://www.kildarestreet.com/statement2012/ announced] that it would no longer be updating its XML data for Irish parliamentary debates (1919-2012). Access to pre-existing data is still available, but is likely to disappear, if the current trend continues. It would be useful to at least capture the XML data that is there, while it is still available. Here's a [https://archive.org/details/debatesoireachtasie-XML WARC archive] of the XML only.


* '''[[Ownlog|ownlog.com]]''' - once one of the most popular and oldest blog platform in Poland seems to be dying slowly - no development and actualizations except most critical maintenance.
* '''[http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130818120421175 Groklaw]''' will no longer be posting new articles, "due to government monitoring of the internet, particularly e-mail." Whether or not its archives will remain online is unclear, although it does seem rather unlikely it will 100% disappear. OTOH, better safe than sorry. Still up as of October 11th, 2022.
 
* '''[http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130818120421175 Groklaw]''' will no longer be posting new articles, "due to government monitoring of the internet, particularly e-mail." Whether or not its archives will remain online is unclear, although it does seem rather unlikely it will 100% disappear. OTOH, better safe than sorry.
 
* '''[[Seene]]''' ({{url|1=https://seene.co/u/docpop/}}) "lets you capture and share a new kind of 3D photo that brings together image, depth and movement to create a richer, more interactive experience, all on your iPhone." Unique content, but recently acquired by SnapChat - no new product updates since 2015. Likely to shut soon, unique and cool content.


* Strawpoll.me
* Strawpoll.me


* '''[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ World of Spectrum]''''s current administrator announced that [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52892/had-enough he's ceasing to support the website and forum within 8 weeks] (as of July 3). The future of the website is uncertain.  
* '''[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ World of Spectrum]''''s current administrator announced that [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52892/had-enough he's ceasing to support the website and forum within 8 weeks] (as of July 3). The future of the website is uncertain. Still up as of October 11th, 2022.


* The '''Centralstation Community''' [http://community.thisiscentralstation.com/_Central-Station-v2-Q38As/blog/5449967/126249.html has closed]. The site is a UK-based social network for artists and creatives that provides hosting for content and portfolio. Users are being advised to back up their work as the new version of their platform will rely on existing media hosting sites like Flickr, Vimeo, and Soundcloud.
* The '''Centralstation Community''' [http://community.thisiscentralstation.com/_Central-Station-v2-Q38As/blog/5449967/126249.html has closed]. The site is a UK-based social network for artists and creatives that provides hosting for content and portfolio. Users are being advised to back up their work as the new version of their platform will rely on existing media hosting sites like Flickr, Vimeo, and Soundcloud. Still up as of October 11th, 2022.


* Most of the paid staff at '''The Escapist''' [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/171005-Open-Letter-to-The-Escapist-Community has been "relieved of their duties"] as of October 20, 2017, and the future and longevity of the site is uncertain; it's currently run mostly through volunteer efforts.
* Most of the paid staff at '''The Escapist''' [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/171005-Open-Letter-to-The-Escapist-Community has been "relieved of their duties"] as of October 20, 2017, and the future and longevity of the site is uncertain; it's currently run mostly through volunteer efforts.


* [[Yelp, Inc.]] lost 30% of its advertisers and people don't seem too happy about it.
* [[Yelp, Inc.]] lost 30% of its advertisers and people don't seem too happy about it.
* '''[[Cheezburger]]''' {{url|https://www.cheezburger.com/}}, once a “network” of meme blogs but now one single centralized site, has barely been maintained by its parent company (Cracked.com) for years, with the account creation system being broken since at least 2019. A lot of old meme images (of the Impact-font/rage-face/advice-animal variety) can be found here, dating back to 2007, and it would be a loss to the unique culture of the Internet if all these were to disappear. A lot of its contemporaries (such as [[Lolcats.com]]) have been lost to domain expiries and the ensuing cyber-squatters. There are still some dedicated users posting brand-new meme material here, but some people held on to GeoCities till the bitter end as well.
* '''[[Twitter]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.twitter.com/}}) is tweaking away, with a dire financial situation and [http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/06/twitter-in-meltdown-as-entire-userbase-revolts/ controversial decisions]. [https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/10/23452196/elon-musk-twitter-employee-meeting-q-and-a Now faces potential bankruptcy after being purchased by Elon Musk].


== Alarm ==
== Alarm ==
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* CtoSims Has been infected with a Javascript that redirects to different pages, and the owner seems to have not been active for a long time. The entire site now redirects to a placeholder page that says "Coming Soon!". As of December 2016, All Downloads have been taken down as well.
* CtoSims Has been infected with a Javascript that redirects to different pages, and the owner seems to have not been active for a long time. The entire site now redirects to a placeholder page that says "Coming Soon!". As of December 2016, All Downloads have been taken down as well.


* [[YTMND]] - supposed to be "closing down soon" in [https://gizmodo.com/who-killed-ytmnd-1785765611 2016], but still up 2 years later.
* [[Giphy]]: Bought by Facebook, to be "integrated" (assimilated) into Instagram https://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/facebook-to-buy-giphy


* [[Giphy]]: Bought by Facebook, to be "integrated" (assimilated) into Instagram https://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/facebook-to-buy-giphy
* '''[[Dayviews]]''' ({{url|1=http://dayviews.com/}}), the Swedish photo diary community contains quite a bit of 00s Swedish "youth culture". It's had "technical problems" for months now and has said that "many old photos were lost".


*[[CodePlex]]: Read-only archive shutdown has been announced to happen in July.
* [[Surrender at 20]], a popular [[League of Legends]] news and teardown site, has suddenly ceased activity on November 14th, 2022. Site owner moobeat posted a tweet [https://twitter.com/moobeat/status/1592230197729837059 saying "life sucks major shit right now"] and alluded to some personal woes he's been going through. moobeat's wife, Aznbeat, posted a comment on November 25th on the site's latest post [https://www.surrenderat20.net/2022/11/winter-skin-splash-preview.html#comment-6050163346 stating that while she helped with running the site to pay their bills after moobeat was hospitalized for a while, she otherwise "had no interest in League, nor will I"] and that "unless by some miracle he ever decides to take some responsibility for it, then don't expect any more coverage from us".


== See Also ==
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 01:57, 29 November 2022

Like many sites before them, these places indicate a sunny outlook, a clean bill of health and a total sense of "all systems go". But as we've found out from those many sites before them, fortunes can change overnight.

Archive Team considers these sites specifically of interest because they solicit so much content, contain so many works and projects by a wide group of people, or have the internet particularly dependent on them. Consider this a fire drill.. know what you can do to get your data off these sites and back them off for later.

Still Alive

Owned by Yahoo! Imminent Demise!

  • Yahoo and AOL properties are being sold by Verizon to hedge fund Apollo in 2021. The news comes immediately after the closure of Yahoo! Answers and will presumably be swiftly followed by radical disruption for the sake of short-term cash milking.[1]
  • Flickr contains billions of files, hundreds millions of which are under a Creative Commons license or stored there by many museums and other cultural institutions. The site was tumblr-ised in 2013 and has been poorly functional ever since; pro users were removed, so it doesn't yet have a business model. Additionally, it's owned by Yahoo!, need to say more?!
    • Flickr was sold to SmugMug in 2018, purged the biggest non-paying and non-freely licensed accounts and switched to a more predictable subscription-based model.

Watchlist

Endangered

Did someone leave the oven on?

  • Ning in 2010 has laid off 40% of staff and seems to be running out of money [1]. There is certainly some networks worth archiving among the 2 million networks[2] they host. Grouply[3] and Posterous[4] say they are going to offer migration tools.
  • As of 2014, ScraperWiki Classic is now read-only. But don’t worry! You can transfer this scraper to Morph.io if you want to continue editing it.
  • debates.oireachtas.ie on September 18th, 2012 the Houses of Oireachtas website announced that it would no longer be updating its XML data for Irish parliamentary debates (1919-2012). Access to pre-existing data is still available, but is likely to disappear, if the current trend continues. It would be useful to at least capture the XML data that is there, while it is still available. Here's a WARC archive of the XML only.
  • Groklaw will no longer be posting new articles, "due to government monitoring of the internet, particularly e-mail." Whether or not its archives will remain online is unclear, although it does seem rather unlikely it will 100% disappear. OTOH, better safe than sorry. Still up as of October 11th, 2022.
  • Strawpoll.me
  • The Centralstation Community has closed. The site is a UK-based social network for artists and creatives that provides hosting for content and portfolio. Users are being advised to back up their work as the new version of their platform will rely on existing media hosting sites like Flickr, Vimeo, and Soundcloud. Still up as of October 11th, 2022.
  • Most of the paid staff at The Escapist has been "relieved of their duties" as of October 20, 2017, and the future and longevity of the site is uncertain; it's currently run mostly through volunteer efforts.
  • Yelp, Inc. lost 30% of its advertisers and people don't seem too happy about it.
  • Cheezburger https://www.cheezburger.com/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb], once a “network” of meme blogs but now one single centralized site, has barely been maintained by its parent company (Cracked.com) for years, with the account creation system being broken since at least 2019. A lot of old meme images (of the Impact-font/rage-face/advice-animal variety) can be found here, dating back to 2007, and it would be a loss to the unique culture of the Internet if all these were to disappear. A lot of its contemporaries (such as Lolcats.com) have been lost to domain expiries and the ensuing cyber-squatters. There are still some dedicated users posting brand-new meme material here, but some people held on to GeoCities till the bitter end as well.

Alarm

I smell smoke.

  • The Correspondent, From 30 Sep 19 to 1 Jan 21 The Correspondent published member-funded journalism about the forces that shape our world. The organization has shut down[5] and has put up a read-only archive of all publications that were previously only accessible to paying members. As keeping such an archive running will probably cost someone money it might not stay online for many more years.
  • CtoSims Has been infected with a Javascript that redirects to different pages, and the owner seems to have not been active for a long time. The entire site now redirects to a placeholder page that says "Coming Soon!". As of December 2016, All Downloads have been taken down as well.
  • Dayviews (http://dayviews.com/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]), the Swedish photo diary community contains quite a bit of 00s Swedish "youth culture". It's had "technical problems" for months now and has said that "many old photos were lost".

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Blogging

Blog.pl · Blogger · Blogster · Blogter.hu · Freeblog.hu · Fuelmyblog · Jux · LiveJournal · My Opera · Nolblog.hu · Open Diary · ownlog.com · Posterous · Powerblogs · Proust · Roon · Splinder · Tumblr · Vox · Weblog.nl · Windows Live Spaces · Wordpress.com · Xanga · Yahoo! Blog · Zapd

Cloud hosting/file sharing

aDrive · AnyHub · Box · Dropbox · Docstoc · Fast.io · Google Drive · Google Groups Files · iCloud · Fileplanet · LayerVault · MediaCrush · MediaFire · Mega · MegaUpload · MobileMe · OneDrive · Pomf.se · RapidShare · Ubuntu One · Yahoo! Briefcase

Corporations

Apple · IBM · Google · Loblaw · Lycos Europe · Microsoft · Yahoo!

Events

Arab Spring · Great Ape-Snake War · Spanish Revolution

Font Repos

DaFont · Google Web Fonts · GNU FreeFont · Fontspace

Forums/Message boards

4chan · Captain Luffy Forums · College Confidential · Discourse · DSLReports · ESPN Forums · Facepunch Forums · forums.starwars.com · HeavenGames · JamiiForums · Invisionfree · NeoGAF · Textream · The Classic Horror Film Board · Yahoo! Messages · Yahoo! Neighbors · Yuku.com · Zetaboards

Gaming

Atomicgamer · Bazaar.tf · City of Heroes · Club Nintendo · Clutch · Counter-Strike: Global Offensive · CS:GO Lounge · Desura · Dota 2 · Dota 2 Lounge · Emulation Zone · ESEA · GameBanana · GameMaker Sandbox · GameTrailers · Halo · Heroes of Newerth · HLTV.org · HQ Trivia · Infinite Crisis · joinDOTA · League of Legends · Liquipedia · Minecraft.net · Player.me · Playfire · Raptr · SingStar · Steam · SteamDB · SteamGridDB · Team Fortress 2 · TF2 Outpost · Warhammer · Xfire

Image hosting

500px · AOL Pictures · Blipfoto · Blingee · Canv.as · Camera+ · Cameroid · DailyBooth · Degree Confluence Project · DeviantART · Demotivalo.net · Flickr · Fotoalbum.hu · Fotolog.com · Fotopedia · Frontback · Geograph Britain and Ireland · Giphy · GTF Képhost · ImageShack · Imgh.us · Imgur · Inkblazers · Instagram · Kepfeltoltes.hu · Kephost.com · Kephost.hu · Kepkezelo.com · Keptarad.hu · Madden GIFERATOR · MLKSHK · Microsoft Clip Art · Microsoft Photosynth · Nokia Memories · noob.hu · Odysee · Panoramio · Photobucket · Picasa · Picplz · Pixiv · Portalgraphics.net · PSharing · Ptch · puu.sh · Rawporter · Relay.im · ScreenshotsDatabase.com · Sketch · Smack Jeeves · Snapjoy · Streetfiles · Tabblo · Tinypic · Trovebox · TwitPic · Wallbase · Wallhaven · Webshots · Wikimedia Commons

Knowledge/Wikis

arXiv · Citizendium · Clipboard.com · Deletionpedia · EditThis · Encyclopedia Dramatica · Etherpad · Everything2 · infoAnarchy · GeoNames · GNUPedia · Google Books (Google Books Ngram· Horror Movie Database · Insurgency Wiki · Knol · Lost Media Wiki · Neoseeker.com · Notepad.cc · Nupedia · OpenCourseWare · OpenStreetMap · Orain · Pastebin · Patch.com · Project Gutenberg · Puella Magi · Referata · Resedagboken · SongMeanings · ShoutWiki · The Internet Movie Database · TropicalWikis · Uncyclopedia · Urban Dictionary · Urban Exploration Resource · Webmonkey · Wikia · Wikidot · WikiHow · Wikkii · WikiLeaks · Wikipedia (Simple English Wikipedia· Wikispaces · Wikispot · Wik.is · Wiki-Site · WikiTravel · Word Count Journal

Magazines/Blogs/News

Cyberpunkreview.com · Game Developer Magazine · Gigaom · Hardware Canucks · Helium · JPG Magazine · Make Magazine · The Escapist · Polygamia.pl · San Fransisco Bay Guardian · Scoop · Regretsy · Yahoo! Voices

Microblogging

Heello · Identi.ca · Jaiku · Mommo.hu · Plurk · Sina Weibo · Tencent Weibo · Twitter · TwitLonger

Music/Audio

8tracks · AOL Music · Audimated.com · Cinch · digCCmixter · Dogmazic.net · Earbits · exfm · Free Music Archive · Gogoyoko · Indaba Music · Instacast · Instaudio · Jamendo · Last.fm · Music Unlimited · MOG · PureVolume · Reverbnation · ShareTheMusic · SoundCloud · Soundpedia · Spotify · This Is My Jam · TuneWiki · Twaud.io · WinAmp

People

Aaron Swartz · Michael S. Hart · Steve Jobs · Mark Pilgrim · Dennis Ritchie · Len Sassaman Project

Protocols/Infrastructure

FTP · Gopher · IRC · Usenet · World Wide Web
BitTorrent DHT

Q&A

Askville · Answerbag · Answers.com · Ask.com · Askalo · Baidu Knows · Blurtit · ChaCha · Experts Exchange · Formspring · GirlsAskGuys · Google Answers · Google Baraza · JustAnswer · MetaFilter · Quora · Retrospring · StackExchange · The AnswerBank · The Internet Oracle · Uclue · WikiAnswers · Yahoo! Answers

Recipes/Food

Allrecipes · Epicurious · Food.com · Foodily · Food Network · Punchfork · ZipList

Social bookmarking

Addinto · Backflip · Balatarin · BibSonomy · Bkmrx · Blinklist · BlogMarks · BookmarkSync · CiteULike · Connotea · Delicious · Designer News · Digg · Diigo · Dir.eccion.es · Evernote · Excite Bookmark · Faves · Favilous · folkd · Freelish · Getboo · GiveALink.org · Gnolia · Google Bookmarks · Hacker News · HeyStaks · IndianPad · Kippt · Knowledge Plaza · Licorize · Linkwad · Menéame · Microsoft Developer Network · myVIP · Mister Wong · My Web · Mylink Vault · Newsvine · Oneview · Pearltrees · Pinboard · Pocket · Propeller.com · Reddit · sabros.us · Scloog · Scuttle · Simpy · SiteBar · Slashdot · Squidoo · StumbleUpon · Twine · Voat · Vizited · Yummymarks · Xmarks · Yahoo! Buzz · Zootool · Zotero

Social networks

Bebo · BlackPlanet · Classmates.com · Cyworld · Dogster · Dopplr · douban · Ello · Facebook · Flixster · FriendFeed · Friendster · Friends Reunited · Gaia Online · Google+ · Habbo · hi5 · Hyves · iWiW · LinkedIn · Miiverse · mixi · MyHeritage · MyLife · Myspace · myVIP · Netlog · Odnoklassniki · Orkut · Plaxo · Qzone · Renren · Skyrock · Sonico.com · Storylane · Tagged · tvtag · Upcoming · Viadeo · Vine · VK · WeeWorld · Weibo · Wretch · Yahoo! Groups · Yahoo! Stars India · Yahoo! Upcoming · more sites...

Shopping/Retail

Alibaba · AliExpress · Amazon · Apple Store · Barnes & Noble · DirectCanada · eBay · Kmart · NCIX · Printfection · RadioShack · Sears · Sears Canada · Target · The Book Depository · ThinkGeek · Toys "R" Us · Walmart

Software/code hosting

Android Development · Alioth · Assembla · BerliOS · Betavine · Bitbucket · BountySource · Codecademy · CodePlex · Freepository · Free Software Foundation · GNU Savannah · GitHost  · GitHub · GitHub Downloads · Gitorious · Gna! · Google Code · ibiblio · java.net · JavaForge · KnowledgeForge · Launchpad · LuaForge · Maemo · mozdev · OSOR.eu · OW2 Consortium · Openmoko · OpenSolaris · Ourproject.org · Ovi Store · Project Kenai · RubyForge · SEUL.org · SourceForge · Stypi · TestFlight · tigris.org · Transifex · TuxFamily · Yahoo! Downloads

Television/Radio

ABC · Austin City Limits · BBC · CBC · CBS · Computer Chronicles · CTV · Fox · G4 · Global TV · Jeopardy! · NBC · NHK · PBS · Penn & Teller: Bullshit! · The Howard Stern Show · TV News Archive (Understanding 9/11)

Torrenting/Piracy

ExtraTorrent · EZTV · isoHunt · KickassTorrents · The Pirate Bay · Torrentz · Library Genesis

Video hosting

Academic Earth · Bambuser · Blip.tv · Epic · Freshlive · Google Video · Justin.tv · Mixer · Niconico · Nokia Trailers · Oddshot.tv · Periscope · Plays.tv · Qwiki · Skillfeed · Stickam · TED Talks · Ticker.tv · Twitch.tv · Ustream · Videoplayer.hu · Viddler · Viddy · Vidme · Vimeo · Vine · Vstreamers · Yahoo! Video · YouTube · Famous Internet videos (Me at the zoo)

Web hosting

Angelfire · Brace.io · BT Internet · CableAmerica Personal Web Space · Claranet Netherlands Personal Web Pages · Comcast Personal Web Pages · Extra.hu · FortuneCity · Free ProHosting · GeoCities (patch· Google Business Sitebuilder · Google Sites · Internet Centrum · MBinternet · MSN TV · Nifty · Nwnyet · Parodius Networking · Prodigy.net · Saunalahti Iso G · Swipnet · Telenor · Tripod · University of Michigan personal webpages · Verizon Mysite · Verizon Personal Web Space · Webs · Webzdarma · Virgin Media

Web applications

Mailman · MediaWiki · phpBB · Simple Machines Forum · vBulletin

Information

A Million Ways to Die on the Web · Backup Tips · Cheap storage · Collecting items randomly · Data compression algorithms and tools · Dev · Discovery Data · DOS Floppies · Fortress of Solitude · Keywords · Naughty List · Nightmare Projects · Rescuing floppy disks · Rescuing optical media · Site exploration · The WARC Ecosystem · Working with ARCHIVE.ORG

Projects

ArchiveCorps · Audit2014 · Emularity · Faceoff · FlickrFckr · Froogle · INTERNETARCHIVE.BAK (Internet Archive Census· IRC Quotes · JSMESS · JSVLC · Just Solve the Problem · NewsGrabber · Project Newsletter · Valhalla · Web Roasting (ISP Hosting · University Web Hosting· Woohoo

Tools

ArchiveBot · ArchiveTeam Warrior (Tracker· Google Takeout · HTTrack · Video downloaders · Wget (Lua · WARC)

Teams

Bibliotheca Anonoma · LibreTeam · URLTeam · Yahoo Video Warroom · WikiTeam

Other

800notes · AOL · Akoha · Ancestry.com · April Fools' Day · Amplicate · AutoAdmit · Bre.ad · Circavie · Cobook · Co.mments · Countdown · Discourse · Distill · Dmoz · Easel · Eircode · Electronic Frontier Foundation · FanFiction.Net · Feedly · Ficlets · Forrst · FunnyExam.com · FurAffinity · Google Helpouts · Google Moderator · Google Poly · Google Reader · ICQmail · IFTTT · Jajah · JuniorNet · Lulu Poetry · Mobile Phone Applications · Mochi Media · Mozilla Firefox · MyBlogLog · NBII · Newgrounds · Neopets · Quantcast · Quizilla · Salon Table Talk · Shutdownify · Slidecast · Stack Overflow · SOPA blackout pages · starwars.yahoo.com · TechNet · Toshiba Support · USA-Gov · Volán · Widgetbox · Windows Technical Preview · Wunderlist · YTMND · Zoocasa

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