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    As of today (26th October 2009) Yahoo Geocities is no more. I only found out this information a little while ago, otherwise I would have posted it before.
    GeoCities is not being decommissioned — it's being deleted. That means any data not personally backed up by its owners or readers will not be recoverable, ever.

    If anyone has bookmarks/favourites in Geocities then I would urge you to copy and save the information now, it any of it is still available.

    Unfortunately I found this out the hard way, and a wonderful site on building a micrometer vernier sextant that I had bookmarked some years back - with the intention of attempting this one day - has now gone forever.
    The internet archive/wayback machine does not have a full copy either.


    Edit: More internet weirdness - this particular (sextant) site had disappeared forever this morning, and now it's back up again. At least |I can now go and grab the files I want.
    Confused Peter
    Last edited by Peter N; 10-26-2009, 10:11 AM.