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Parodius Networking
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Website host with focus on classic videogame platforms
Website host with focus on classic videogame platforms
URL http://parodius.com
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The original contents of this article (with the discussions from Tepples and Aggroskater) are now on the discussion page. --Aggroskater 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)

The owner of Parodius has made the decision to stop providing free hosting services for nonprofit web sites about classic video gaming. What follows is a brief analysis of the content of the community.

Assessment

A preliminary assessment of the Parodius Network details what appears to various shared sites hosted under subdomains of parodius.com:

Site Section Archiving Notes Archiving Status
blargg gme_java moved to [1]
chojin Closed as of 2012-08-21
blargg moved to slack.net/~ant/old no index
demiforce access forbidden
donut requires authorization
dowd Closed as of 2012-08-29
ffxiquest Closed as of 2012-08-14
gaijin Closed as of 2012-08-09
haven Closed as of 2012-08-14
hd Closed as of 2012-08-09
jdc redirects to jdc.koitsu.org
mv Closed as of 2012-08-29
nesdev moved to nesdev.com covered by Tepples
ps2pc Closed as of 2012-08-14
pt Closed as of 2012-08-09 already has plans for migration
sdlmame moved to sdlmame.lngn.net
sl1me moved to parodius.suraimu.org
soulstream Closed as of 2012-08-21
spliceworld Closed as of 2012-08-21
transcorp moved to transcorp.romhacking.net
vice closed in 2008
zatos Closed as of 2012-08-14

and a few dedicated environments for the larger community sites:

Site Section Archiving Notes Archiving Status
http://foxhack.net already moved already has plans for migration
http://joyelectric.com already moved already has plans for migration
http://kinox.org Closed 2012-08-12 "I will see what I do with it sooner or later."
http://nesdev.com already moved covered by Tepples
http://nesworld.com already moved already has plans for migration
http://rocknes.net moved to rocknes.web.fc2.com

There are also some personal sites:

Site Section Archiving Notes Archiving Status
bpoint Closed in 2010
Chris Hickman Closed as of 2012-08-10
memblers Closed as of 2012-08-14
roni Moved to lngn.net

Some of the sites appear more or less inactive, while others have continuous and sustained involvement. As per the discussion page, some of these communities already have comprehensive plans in the works for migrations.

Migrations and Scraping

This community is not in any danger of sudden, irreversible disappearance. The operator has given ample time and advice for migrations. He has also provided detailed information about how long URL and email redirects will be in place to minimize link rot and lost mail, and given a wonderfully detailed FAQ of all the types of questions users would be bound to have. He even makes recommendations for other hosts that I know --from having been a former employee of one of them-- are strong and solid recommendations. There is even an offer for the operator to back up a user's content and mail it to them --free of charge-- should the user's bandwidth not be sufficient to back up all of the data. All of this is wonderful to see. It is a breath of fresh air and a wonderful example that we all wish the big players --Yahoo, etc-- would strive to.

If any member of the ArchiveTeam is currently scraping content, it is advised to cease for the moment, seeing as much of the community already has plans in place to migrate and isn't going anywhere any time soon. And of course, any content already scraped is not to be publicly mirrored or otherwise available at this point. --Aggroskater 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)


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