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* '''[[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?!
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* '''[[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?!
  
 
=== Watchlist ===
 
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* '''[[Academic Earth]]''' ({{url|1=http://academicearth.org/}}) has been worryingly unloved for a while, and holds a mountain of free education that's invaluable to the world.
 
* '''[[Academic Earth]]''' ({{url|1=http://academicearth.org/}}) has been worryingly unloved for a while, and holds a mountain of free education that's invaluable to the world.
* '''[http://www.astronautix.com Encyclopedia Astronautica]''' is the most comprehensive collection of the history of space travel.  '''Period.'''  Seriously, the official NASA history folks will refer you this website if they can't answer your questions.  However, Mark Wade (the sole creator/maintainer) abandoned his blog at the end of 2007, and the Encyclopedia has not been updated since May of 2008, despite much happening in the space exploration world since then.
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* '''[[Encyclopedia Astronautica]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.astronautix.com/}}) is the most comprehensive collection of the history of space travel.  '''Period.'''  Seriously, the official NASA history folks will refer you this website if they can't answer your questions.  However, Mark Wade (the sole creator/maintainer) abandoned his blog at the end of 2007, and the Encyclopedia has not been updated since May 2008, despite much happening in the space exploration world since then. A [https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaAstronautica backup] was made of the site as of 28/01/2017.
 
* '''[[Angelfire]]''' has been in constant decline for many years now.
 
* '''[[Angelfire]]''' has been in constant decline for many years now.
 
* '''[[AnimeMusicVideos.org]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.animemusicvideos.org/}}) is fine right now, but they rely on donations and host vast amounts of user-edited music videos on their server (presumably without mirrors). Hard to download as you have to be a member to get all the download links, and after downloading a handful you have to vode before you can d/l again (or you can donate which presumably gives you 1 year of free d/l access). Also, this site might be a grey area, copyright-wise, as the videos are all cut together from copyrighted material.
 
* '''[[AnimeMusicVideos.org]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.animemusicvideos.org/}}) is fine right now, but they rely on donations and host vast amounts of user-edited music videos on their server (presumably without mirrors). Hard to download as you have to be a member to get all the download links, and after downloading a handful you have to vode before you can d/l again (or you can donate which presumably gives you 1 year of free d/l access). Also, this site might be a grey area, copyright-wise, as the videos are all cut together from copyrighted material.
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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 it's sinking user rate.
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* '''[[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.
* '''[[e-shuushuu]]''' ({{url|1=http://e-shuushuu.net/}}) is an anime image board with useful metadata and a handful of images that are hard to find elsewhere. The community is fairly lively, new images are added daily and the site is often reskinned to commemorate holidays and special occasions, but at the same time, [http://e-shuushuu.net/donations.php its donation page] has not been updated since early 2013 and there seems to have been no recorded activity from the site's creator since 2014
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* '''[[Elfwood]]''' has been home to tons of fantasy and sci-fi art and fiction since the late 90's, though since June 2016, plans for a "new Elfwood" have been put on hold, and as of Arpil 2017, the website is in an odd state where pages will return a status code of 504, while images will load just fine. It was last seen functioning normally in early December 2016.
 
* '''[[Facebook]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.facebook.com/}}) seems stable at the moment.
 
* '''[[Facebook]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.facebook.com/}}) seems stable at the moment.
 
* '''[[FanFiction]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.fanfiction.net/}}) represents many thousands of user-generated stories, essays and huge amounts of work.
 
* '''[[FanFiction]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.fanfiction.net/}}) represents many thousands of user-generated stories, essays and huge amounts of work.
 
* '''[[Forrst]]''' ({{url|1=http://zurb.com/forrst}}) was shut down on April 14th, 2014, but all posts were archived by Forrst.
 
* '''[[Forrst]]''' ({{url|1=http://zurb.com/forrst}}) was shut down on April 14th, 2014, but all posts were archived by Forrst.
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* '''[[FreewareFiles]]''' ({{url|1=http://freewarefiles.net/}}) is a treasure trove of free and open source completed softwares. It's been around for 20 years, but hasn't had its look updated in a long while.
 
* '''[[FurAffinity]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.furaffinity.net/}})
 
* '''[[FurAffinity]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.furaffinity.net/}})
 
* '''[[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.
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* '''[[h2g2]]''' ({{url|1=https://www.h2g2.com}}) was (among?) the first [https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A550955 online, collaborative encyclopaedia(s)].
 
* '''[[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 28 petabytes] of data 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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* '''[[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?
** There seems to be a second instance at [http://www.bibalex.org/isis/frontend/archive/archive_web.aspx Bibliotheca Alexandrina] although it's currently broken and out of date.
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** There is a second instance of the Wayback Machine at [http://www.bibalex.org/isis/frontend/archive/archive_web.aspx Bibliotheca Alexandrina], but it appears to have been broken since several years as of October 2018 ("The Resource you have requested is temporarily unavailable" when trying to access a snapshot as of 2018-10-03). It also hasn't been updated since 2007, i.e. all crawl data since 2008 is only available at the Internet Archive.
 
** More discussion at [[INTERNETARCHIVE.BAK]]
 
** More discussion at [[INTERNETARCHIVE.BAK]]
 
* '''[[Invisionfree]]''' ({{url|1=http://invisionfree.com/}}) is as far as I can tell not used by as many people nowadays as before, probably because other free forum hosts use better forum software like phpBB that has better layout and looks better. The copyright notice on [http://www.zifboards.com/ zIFBoards.com], which [http://invisionfree.com/ Invisionfree.com] redirects to, has not been updated since 2014.
 
* '''[[Invisionfree]]''' ({{url|1=http://invisionfree.com/}}) is as far as I can tell not used by as many people nowadays as before, probably because other free forum hosts use better forum software like phpBB that has better layout and looks better. The copyright notice on [http://www.zifboards.com/ zIFBoards.com], which [http://invisionfree.com/ Invisionfree.com] redirects to, has not been updated since 2014.
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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.
 
*'''[[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?
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* '''[[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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*'''[[The Mod Archive]]''' ({{url|1=http://modarchive.org/}}) One of the largest collection of music modules.
 
*'''[[The Mod Archive]]''' ({{url|1=http://modarchive.org/}}) One of the largest collection of music modules.
 
*'''[[Mod DB]]''' ({{url|1=http://moddb.com/}}) is the largest website dedicated to user generated game content, including mods (12,000) and addons (14,000) with a combined size of 4,5 TB of user-generated downloadable content.
 
*'''[[Mod DB]]''' ({{url|1=http://moddb.com/}}) is the largest website dedicated to user generated game content, including mods (12,000) and addons (14,000) with a combined size of 4,5 TB of user-generated downloadable content.
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*'''[[Moegirlpedia]]''' ({{url|https://zh.moegirl.org}}) is the biggest Chinese-language encyclopedia for popular culture.
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*'''[[MUGEN Archive]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.mugenarchive.com/}}) Holds 1000's of user created addon content for the custom fighting game MUGEN. Much of the stuff uploaded here was thought lost forever. However, thanks to all the copyright infringing content and uploading a lot of content without the creators permission, the future of the site is questionable.
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*'''[[nyaa]]''' ({{url|https://nyaa.si/}}) - Biggest torrent site of Japanese popular culture.
 
* '''[[Pastebin]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pastebin.com/}}) is still getting filled with text.
 
* '''[[Pastebin]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pastebin.com/}}) is still getting filled with text.
* '''[[Pixiv]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pixiv.net/}}) and '''[[deviantArt]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.deviantart.com/}}) are the largest Japanese and American (respectively) fanart (and valuable art in general) collections on the internet.
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* '''[[Pixiv]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pixiv.net/}}) and '''[[deviantArt]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.deviantart.com/}}) are the largest Japanese and American (respectively) fanart (and valuable art in general) collections on the internet. Most of works are possibly included in [https://saucenao.com/status.html many boorus]. Someone also mentioned [http://www.minitokyo.net/ Minitokyo] around here somewhere. [[Internet Archive|IA]] has a 2008 [https://archive.org/details/mt-walls-2008-01-01 wallpaper dump] from there.
* '''[[Pouet]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pouet.net/}}) is an important site of the demoscene. It indexes and ranks demoscene productions ('prods') and also includes a free-for-all BBS-style forum.
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* '''[[Pouet]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.pouet.net/}}) is an important site of the demoscene. It indexes and ranks demoscene productions ('prods') and also includes a free-for-all BBS-style forum. [https://demozoo.org/ Demozoo] is a site in the same vein with a slightly different focus. They both use the same ISP iirc so if that goes down a lot of user created content is lost.
 
* '''[[Reddit]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.reddit.com/}}) is a content aggregator where [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digg#Issues_relating_to_former_Digg_website many Digg users migrated in 2010]. Attracted controversy in July 2015, with accusations of [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/amageddon censorship] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_banning shadowbanning]. Stable for now, but team is small.
 
* '''[[Reddit]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.reddit.com/}}) is a content aggregator where [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digg#Issues_relating_to_former_Digg_website many Digg users migrated in 2010]. Attracted controversy in July 2015, with accusations of [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/amageddon censorship] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_banning shadowbanning]. Stable for now, but team is small.
 
* '''[[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.
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* '''[[Voat]]''' ({{url|1=https://voat.co/}}) is a content aggegator that gained a niche fanbase in June 2015 after a controversy on [[Reddit]]. A "Days Remaining" countdown appeared on the front page in February 2016 and [https://voat.co/v/whatever/comments/943274 has been confirmed] to be the number of startup credit days remaining, which were depleted in June 15, 2016. Voat relies on donations to run.
 
* '''[[Voat]]''' ({{url|1=https://voat.co/}}) is a content aggegator that gained a niche fanbase in June 2015 after a controversy on [[Reddit]]. A "Days Remaining" countdown appeared on the front page in February 2016 and [https://voat.co/v/whatever/comments/943274 has been confirmed] to be the number of startup credit days remaining, which were depleted in June 15, 2016. Voat relies on donations to run.
 
* '''[[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.
* '''[[whitehouse.gov]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.whitehouse.gov/}}) is up and running for #44, <s>but we've lost all info for #43. (See also: [http://www.kottke.org/09/01/old-whitehousegov-down-the-memory-hole kottke] and [http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/whitehousegov_president_web_presence.php Read Write Web].)</s> and #43 is available at http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ thanks to the [http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/ephemera_vs_the_law/ Presidential Records Act]. We also want to watch out for site changes / disappeared pages that were embarassing or whatnot.
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* '''[[whitehouse.gov]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.whitehouse.gov/}}) is up and running for #44, <s>but we've lost all info for #43. (See also: [http://www.kottke.org/09/01/old-whitehousegov-down-the-memory-hole kottke] and [http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/whitehousegov_president_web_presence.php Read Write Web].)</s> and #43 is available at http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ thanks to the [http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/ephemera_vs_the_law/ Presidential Records Act]. We also want to watch out for site changes / disappeared pages that were embarrassing or whatnot.
 
* '''[[Wikia]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.wikia.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.
 
* '''[[Wikia]]''' ({{url|1=http://www.wikia.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.
 
* '''[[WikiLeaks]]''' ({{url|1=http://wikileaks.org/}}) contains several thousand leaked documents from sources such as the Iraq War and the cables famously known under the label 'Cablegate'. Due to the content on the website, and that PayPal and Amazon (very) quickly dropped their hosting for them during Cablegate's opening days, it should be considered a potential target for any number of government committees for quick shutdown. They have an uncertain financial situation, and the site was inaccessible for some time in 2010.
 
* '''[[WikiLeaks]]''' ({{url|1=http://wikileaks.org/}}) contains several thousand leaked documents from sources such as the Iraq War and the cables famously known under the label 'Cablegate'. Due to the content on the website, and that PayPal and Amazon (very) quickly dropped their hosting for them during Cablegate's opening days, it should be considered a potential target for any number of government committees for quick shutdown. They have an uncertain financial situation, and the site was inaccessible for some time in 2010.
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* '''[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.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
 
* [http://convozine.com Convozine] hasn't been active lately. Their last reply to a support question was in 2012, their last update in the "News" section was December 2011, and their last blog post was in January 2013. (See [http://convozine.com/zine_forum/discussions/512] and [http://convozine.com/zine_forum/discussions/494].)
 
  
 
* '''[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.
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* 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.
  
* CtoSims Has been infected with a Javascript that redirects to different pages, and the owner seems to have not been active for at least a month. Very little changes have been made to the site for a while. More information here: http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/ctosims.com/ and at virustotal and https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/ by typing the website in.
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* 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.
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* [[Yelp, Inc.]] lost 30% of its advertisers and people don't seem too happy about it.
  
 
== Alarm ==
 
== Alarm ==
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* [[Yahoo!]] [http://www.yqlblog.net/blog/2013/11/11/y-ahoo-it-url-shortener-end-of-life-announcement/ retired] the y.ahoo.it [[URLTeam|URL shortener]] November 20th 2013 but the shortener is still active.
 
* [[Yahoo!]] [http://www.yqlblog.net/blog/2013/11/11/y-ahoo-it-url-shortener-end-of-life-announcement/ retired] the y.ahoo.it [[URLTeam|URL shortener]] November 20th 2013 but the shortener is still active.
  
* Doomworld, the biggest Doom fan website, seems to be in trouble - their host, AtomicGamer, apparently [http://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/73690-serious-time-doomworlds-host-is-shutting-down/ "is going to discontinue services in the near future."] Note that AtomicGamer also hosts [http://www.atomicgamer.com/network.php a number of other gaming websites]; however, oddly enough, there are no shutdown notices at AtomicGamer, or at any other of these hosted sites.
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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.
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* [[YTMND]] - supposed to be "closing down soon" in [https://gizmodo.com/who-killed-ytmnd-1785765611 2016], but still up 2 years later.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

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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!

  • 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?!

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (https://seene.co/u/docpop/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]) "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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Alarm

I smell smoke.

  • 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 2016, but still up 2 years later.

See Also

References


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Current events

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Archiving projects

APKMirror · Archive.is · BetaArchive · Government Backup (#datarefuge · ftp-gov· Gmane · Internet Archive · It Died · Megalodon.jp · OldApps.com · OldVersion.com · OSBetaArchive · TEXTFILES.COM · The Dead, the Dying & The Damned · The Mail Archive · UK Web Archive · WebCite · Vaporwave.me

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 · 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 · DSLReports · ESPN Forums · forums.starwars.com · HeavenGames · Invisionfree · NeoGAF · The Classic Horror Film Board · Yahoo! Messages · Yahoo! Neighbors · Yuku.com

Gaming

Atomicgamer · Bazaar.tf · City of Heroes · Club Nintendo · Counter-Strike: Global Offensive · CS:GO Lounge · Desura · Dota 2 · Dota 2 Lounge · Emulation Zone · ESEA · GameBanana · GameMaker Sandbox · GameTrailers · Halo · HLTV.org · Infinite Crisis · joinDOTA · League of Legends · Liquipedia · Minecraft.net · Player.me · Playfire · Raptr · Steam · SteamDB · 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 · 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 · 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 · Polygamia.pl · San Fransisco Bay Guardian · Scoop · Regretsy · Yahoo! Voices

Microblogging

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

Music/Audio

AOL Music · Audimated.com · Cinch · digCCmixter · Dogmazic.net · Earbits · exfm · Free Music Archive · Gogoyoko · Indaba Music · Instacast · Jamendo · Last.fm · Music Unlimited · MOG · PureVolume · Reverbnation · ShareTheMusic · SoundCloud · Soundpedia · 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 · 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 · Vkontakte · 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 · Google Video · Justin.tv · Niconico · Nokia Trailers · Oddshot.tv · 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 · 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 · Distill · Dmoz · Easel · Eircode · Electronic Frontier Foundation · FanFiction.Net · Feedly · Ficlets · Forrst · FunnyExam.com · FurAffinity · Google Helpouts · Google Moderator · Google Reader · ICQmail · IFTTT · Jajah · JuniorNet · Lulu Poetry · Mobile Phone Applications · Mochi Media · Mozilla Firefox · MyBlogLog · NBII · Neopets · Quantcast · Quizilla · Salon Table Talk · Shutdownify · Slidecast · SOPA blackout pages · starwars.yahoo.com · TechNet · Toshiba Support · USA-Gov · Volán · Widgetbox · Windows Technical Preview · Wunderlist · YTMND · Zoocasa

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