In May news came that Yahoo! has going to close their Geocities webhosting service somewhere in 2009. After hearing I tried to archive the sites that had a large influence in the forming of the fandom over the last decade. I tried to get in contact with their owners but never heard back so I took the liberty to start archiving. I managed to gather some smaller sites see my May post for the links.
Over the last two months I downloaded bits and pieces of Animated Movies and Realm of the Black Sand. Their quite heavy sites containing sever mp3’s and large screenshot galleries and with the stupid bandwidth limit it’s taking a long time.
If you still have a Geocities site somewhere and what to keep it please download the files to your local computer. Yahoo! provided simple instructions on how to gather your HTML and image files.
“1.Right-click on any page and choose Save Page As… from the menu that appears. (If you’re using a Mac, hold down the Ctrl key and click the page.)
2.Choose a location on your computer to save your files.
3.Click OK or Save to save the code and images associated with your page to your computer.
4.Repeat these steps on each page of your site.”