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  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Yes, I agree. GeoCites was quite diverse.

    I was particularly enamored with the "Old, Dry Paint Chip in the Corner Gathering Dust and Cobwebs" site there.

    But I've come out of my funk about that and moved on.

  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    There was some really great sites on Geocities back in the day, like Pylon Of The Month and Ukrainian Bus Shelters.

    Pylon Of The Month has it's own website now... http://www.pylonofthemonth.org/
  4. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    Help me understand why those cool sites you did not want to see go, cannot be hosted on another site. God knows, there are dozens of "free" web hosts and no shortage of places to host them.

    I had a Geocities account and I managed to move my crap to another place.
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    It's the nostalgia factor.. and the name.

    And being in on the pioneering portion of the history of this foolishness called "the internet."

    Most of us back then were blogging but didn't know it yet.
  6. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
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    Sites didn't always show up in a search depending on what you were searching for.
    Large group of Pfaff sewing and embroidery machine owners Geocities sites never turned up. You would find them via posts in a forum. Same for some astronomy.
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Yeah.. they just wanted you to be there. Searching for something there was just more hits for a longer time as the searchers kept going thinking they'd land in the right place over the hours. :D

    But that's where I was reunited with an old friend (for a very short time) who wrote a book about "mass being a field" and tried to "publish" it in GeoCities. Once I contacted him I came around to understanding why we'd lost touch with each other: he'd gone batpoop crazy early on, and was run out of a few universities and got arrested for trying to climb to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge "to draw attention to the mass is a field theory."

    Good old GeoCities.

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