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Infoseek is going down at the end of the month (Read 7127 times)

Started by Loona, October 29, 2010, 10:26:45 am
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Infoseek is going down at the end of the month
#1  October 29, 2010, 10:26:45 am
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According to a post at the Madman's Cafe, Infoseek is shutting down its free website service at the end of the month, so there's only a couple of days to seach and save anything from there you might be interested in - invariably, this will include a bunch of Mugen sites...
Much like with Geocities for the west, it's a bit of an end of an age, in a way...

I'm not too sure if archive.org archives japanese websites as well - I hope so, but I'm trying to test with one, but it's currently way to slow to tell...

You might want to go through the Found Releases for interesting stuff hosted there before it's too late...
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#2  October 29, 2010, 10:43:45 am
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I'm not too sure if archive.org archives japanese websites as well - I hope so, but I'm trying to test with one, but it's currently way to slow to tell...

There is some infoseek stuff on the web archive. 
But yeah, sometimes it's slow or hosted files may not be there even if the page loads.  I just downloaded something using it (Tokia's stuff from 2005). 

Thanks for the heads up.  Time to go through those sites I had marked down to visit later I guess.   ;P

One site I can think of in particular on infoseek is HSR's. 
So anyone needing his stuff (Setsuna, Hibiki, etc) should act soon. 
http://wakusei2.hp.infoseek.co.jp/
Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 11:12:30 am by I Work At Elecbyte
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#3  October 29, 2010, 03:35:21 pm
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Those are bad news. Almost all japanese creators have their websites there, I hope these guys can change their websites soon :sadgoi:
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#4  October 29, 2010, 06:20:45 pm
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MEKA, Type Wild... wasn't MMR on infoseek as well?
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#5  October 29, 2010, 06:35:15 pm
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MMR still in MGBR.net, but dunno if his creations are hosted in infoseek
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#6  October 29, 2010, 08:00:24 pm
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I saw some japanese websites change their URL recently. So that's why...
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#7  October 29, 2010, 08:12:35 pm
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Here's a partial list of creators we are about to lose.

Atusi
AzamiX
Bad Darkness
Be
Brown
Doburoku
Drowin
Gonzo
HiroHiro
HSR
Ibukah
Juke Kisaragi
Laiso 7
Meka
Muteki
Nana
Nao&M
Neat Unsou
NHK
Nobuyuki
Nyan Kiryu
Nyankoro
Nyanryo
Rin&Bat


I suggest you save anything from these guys that you want while you can.
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#8  October 29, 2010, 08:14:12 pm
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I'm sure some of them know this is going to happen, and will change website to avoid it.
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#9  October 29, 2010, 09:22:37 pm
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From the list mentioned by MC, I only know that drowin has prepared himself and made a new website on a different server

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#10  October 29, 2010, 09:54:52 pm
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I think Juke has a new website IIRC.
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#11  October 30, 2010, 06:41:45 pm
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You forgot Umihei Unicorn.
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#12  October 30, 2010, 06:50:07 pm
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<- I exercise like that regularly!
Last Edit: October 30, 2010, 06:54:34 pm by devilgenemugen
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#13  October 30, 2010, 07:37:46 pm
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Nyan Kiryu
Nyankoro
Nyanryo
The japs are surely original when it comes to nicknames.

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#14  October 30, 2010, 07:52:13 pm
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#15  October 31, 2010, 12:52:32 am
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Damn I hope sim0n makes a new website.
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#16  October 31, 2010, 02:35:46 am
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The links for Gonzo's characters are still linked to the infoseek website though.
yeah, you are right, he mention that he will fix the link as he is busy with his personal life

anyway, tin alternate website I think: http://tinshiva.ure.jp/ inside have most of his older creation like svcchunli, gunter, god rugal, victor etc but doesn't have his other creation like mukai, shishioh-nbc, dudley etc

You forgot Umihei Unicorn.
his new website: http://3rd.geocities.jp/mugen_umihei/index.html
muteki: http://page.freett.com/drinvincible/index.html
<- I exercise like that regularly!
Last Edit: October 31, 2010, 02:37:21 am by devilgenemugen
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#17  November 01, 2010, 01:55:00 am
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RIP mugen infoseek websites!
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#18  November 01, 2010, 12:11:07 pm
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Bad bad news some websites will probably never come back, such as MEKA's who has abandoned his site for 5~8 years now. He certainly doesn't care anymore so I don't see him coming back.

infoseek be cursed for not giving everyone the time to back up, it was so sudden I bet a lot of creators didn't even expect it. Hopefully for them they had a backup of their website so they don't have to restart from scratch.
SITE BANNED DUE TO ADFLY USE
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#19  November 01, 2010, 12:34:37 pm
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isn't it your job to archive them?
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#20  November 01, 2010, 04:20:19 pm
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