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What are some of the oldest sites you know of?

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Sgt Ender said:

Is that aliweb thing still active? Their last thing updated was on 9/11.


that's just a 9/11 rememberance page; judging by the copyright at the bottom, looks like its last update was in 2009.

you really can't search much up, sadly. it barely has any results, and most of the links are completely dead. still, it's interesting to visit it.

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As far as Doom related sites go:

http://www.parkerinfo.com/ PIR has been around since 1997-1998 (iirc)
http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/yadex/ has been around since 1997
http://linux.sh/ has been around since 2000
http://doom2.net/ has been around since 2000
http://toastytech.com/ has been around since 2001 1998
http://www.teamhellspawn.com/ has been around since 2002

There's loads of Doom related sites out there from the stone age that are, surprisingly, still live. I've archived loads of dead ones here for historic interest. A little glimpse into the past.

As far as big-name sites, Yahoo.com turns 21 soon and was the "Google before Google" until ~2000. Google has existed for 17 years now, on that note. I'm sure there's stuff way older than this out there that's been live since the early 90's that others may be able to dig up.

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Doomkid said:

As far as Doom related sites go:

http://www.parkerinfo.com/ PIR has been around since 1997-1998 (iirc)
http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/yadex/ has been around since 1997
http://linux.sh/ has been around since 2000
http://doom2.net/ has been around since 2000
http://toastytech.com/ has been around since 2001
http://www.teamhellspawn.com/ has been around since 2002

There's loads of Doom related sites out there from the stone age that are, surprisingly, still live. I've archived loads of dead ones here for historic interest. A little glimpse into the past.

As far as big-name sites, Yahoo.com turns 21 soon and was the "Google before Google" until ~2000. Google has existed for 17 years now, on that note. I'm sure there's stuff way older than this out there that's been live since the early 90's that others may be able to dig up.


is the teamtnt website still up? or is it down

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Doomkid said:

Sadly, teamtnt.com is no longer live. It would be nice if we could somehow get access to that domain but that seems impossible at this point. Thankfully several community members have mirrored it in it's final state, more info here: https://www.doomworld.com/vb/doom-general/86948-teamtnt/


shiiiiiiit
god damn web providers, destroying history. they shut down one of my favorite petz 5 related site ):

well, at least there's places like gamers.org that are still up. kind of a blast to the past, and fun if you wanna play random WADs without review bias.
you should actually add that to your list, it's been around since '94.

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Related: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53792/17-ancient-abandoned-websites-still-work

ToastyTech made it onto that list! Turns out the site has been up since 1998 - I had no idea it was that old. That was the first place I got the old Doom Alphas from way back when. I vividly remember that it was the only Doom related site my old school didn't have blocked. I guess that would have been pre-2001 after all.

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rotten.com exists since '96.

my-symbian.com (pretty much the first smartphone forum ever) exists, according to the main admin, since 1999, but he has lost data from '99-'01 in some sort of domain change. Still somewhat active, btw.

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bzzrak said:

rotten.com exists since '96.

I once visited this site. I regreted it immediately, lol.

my-symbian.com (pretty much the first smartphone forum ever) exists, according to the main admin, since 1999, but he has lost data from '99-'01 in some sort of domain change. Still somewhat active, btw.

I wonder if people still use Symbian phones..

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ChekaAgent said:

I wonder if people still use Symbian phones..


I do. A lot of other people do.

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Doomkid said:

http://www.teamhellspawn.com/ has been around since 2002


It's got at least one more year of life, just been renewed again, heh.

Also, http://www.teamhellspawn.com/doomheaven/ claims "Page Running Since 1996", but I recall it shifted URLs a few times over the years. Definitely a golden oldie.

Doomkid said:

There's loads of Doom related sites out there from the stone age that are, surprisingly, still live. I've archived loads of dead ones here for historic interest. A little glimpse into the past.

Just so you know, you've got a link on there using archive.org for https://megasphere.wordpress.com/ but that one's still live at that address. Pretty sure that one's been going since at least 2001 in website form (possibly earlier), or even 1997 if you count BBS, heh.

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DooMAD said:

Just so you know, you've got a link on there using archive.org for https://megasphere.wordpress.com/ but that one's still live at that address. Pretty sure that one's been going since at least 2001 in website form (possibly earlier), or even 1997 if you count BBS, heh.

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll get that fixed up shortly.

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Doomkid said:

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll get that fixed up shortly.


Although I should hasten to add I'm in no position to judge, what with my links page being an omnishambles clusterfuck of dead links. :D

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Most websites i used to visit back then are sadly no more, however there are a few that are still around, amazingly.

http://homeoftheunderdogs.net - Used to visit frequently back in 2001. It's an "abandonware" site that used to host all kinds of games. It has since relinquished this status somewhat and upholds a more legal standing.

http://transfusion-game.com - Blood related mod for Quake. Used to lurk the forums just over a decade ago. The project has since lost all momentum.

http://newgrounds.com - As said by others already. Had some great flash content back in the day. It may even still do, perhaps more so but i haven't returned in years.

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http://www.straightdope.com
http://www.fark.com
https://www.bluesnews.com
https://www.somethingawful.com

AltaVista was still around a year or two ago iirc. Now it redirects to yahoo.

Additionally, these funtime sites are even older. All three have been around more than 20 years.

http://www.drudgereport.com
http://www.freerepublic.com
http://www.stormfront.org

I am certain there are a few other I'm forgetting at the moment.

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doomwadstation.net]Doom Wad Station has been around since '98 and is still maintained by its creator, brad_tilf, though I have been slacking on my responsibilities. Still, I encourage everyone to check it regularly as more reviews and "This Week in Doom" articles are written.

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Used to play on a website called Coffee Break Arcade occasionally. The site has been around for fifteen years at least. Still looks exactly the same as I remember: http://www.coffeebreakarcade.com/

I found Area Flat 2 and 3 from this place. Under "shooting games." Simple but was kinda fun at the time:

Spoiler

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Fonze said:

Still, I encourage everyone to check it regularly as more reviews and "This Week in Doom" articles are written.


Umm, the last "This week in Doom" article is 2,5 months old. Or am I missing something?

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Fonze said:

... I have been slacking on my responsibilities...


Lol. But speaking of that (horrible on my part, I know), give it 2 or 3 days and the articles will begin flowing in regularly once again. The reviews have never stopped, though.

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