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Nice website. I love your "Internet Graveyard" page, as sad as it may be. Might I suggest for you to add Flickr and AlbinoBlackSheep under the "Technically not Dead section", since the former limited photo uploads and the latter was unable to save a lot of the games following the death of flash. I look forward to future updates. Keep up the good work!
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slimysomething 3 months ago

AlbinoBlackSheep: Do you have more info on this? Did they remove games or do you just mean inaccurate emulation? I remember visiting AlbinoBlackSheep as a kid, but not as much as other sites like Newgrounds. Stickpage is another flash site I liked that seems like it might go down soon.

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slimysomething 3 months ago

Flickr: Flickr was less obvious to me since I still see pictures there and Photobucket in comparison created tons of dead links and had scam-tier pricing. Still, it's another example of shrinking with people moving their stuff to Google Photos or iCloud, or nowhere.

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pagespages 3 months ago

AlbinoBlackSheep had a lot of games made unplayable following the shut down of flash, including the famous game Run. A copy of the game still exists on CoolMathGames, but it is uncertain whether this is legitimate or a pirated copy. Flickr imposed policies where payment was necessary to host more photos and is going to delete older photos for accounts outside of compliance.

slimysomething 3 months ago

Is the issue is one of Ruffle emulation? Newgrounds has emulation issues too even though I wouldn't consider it dead or "hollowed out". Sorry for the semantics, I wasn't familiar with AlbinoBlackSheep. I remember there were flash games that required a central server to load content or restrict which sites were hosting, they would be unplayable now. But that will happen to any game with DRM that restrictive.

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slimysomething 3 months ago

Forums are another thing I could add but they were dime a dozen so everyone has their own experiences with them.

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slimysomething 3 months ago

hah I do remember a bunch of those animations actually

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pagespages 3 months ago

No emulator is built in on AlbinoBlackSheep. The videos were saved because of MP4/MKV backups. Speaking of forums, have you ever heard of Gaia Online?

slimysomething 3 months ago

No, I posted on a few fan forums. I remember one forum that was part of the website for a single flash developer - practically the definition of obscure. I never posted there but I wonder how many interesting fan theories got lost when the Halo forums went down. If I added a section for forums maybe I could ask for submissions.

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pagespages 3 months ago

Sounds like a great idea. :)

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