an old soapbox out of the homestead's closet and stands up on it*
As time passes and things get older, things change. A few
years ago, when Geocities offered a simple 2 mb of webspace, life was good.
Even when it went through its growing pains, and provided us with 6 mb
of space, then growing to 10 mb, it was still tolerable. Any bugs they
seemed to fix quickly, and you could easily find an e-mail address to send
any complaints to.
Since the merge with Yahoo!, Geocities hasn't been the wholesome place
many have made it out to be. I myself have held this account (EnchantedForest/7353/)
since January of 1997. A long time to have a single page in my opinion,
especially one with a title such as this. (I mean, who, after three years,
would want to keep a title such as ANASMP? *shrugs*)
Through the years I have put up with the introduction of the pop-ups, the
short-lived watermarks, and the 'wonderful' Geoguide. In the beginning
the provider was great. I was just starting out and the file manager Geocities
offered was simple to navigate and use. I've never been unfortunate enough
to endure an accidental file deletion, nor have I been encumbered by any
login problems or other unwelcome things. At least, until the merge with
Firstly, the fact that I had to 're-register' with Geocities after the
merge didn't bother me. Sure, I took part in the Boycott. I still have
the drawing I made for my badge. Hey, I still have the badge. Since
the merge though, I have had one large problem. For over a month I couldn't
log in. I sent multiple messages through the Help Centre, until I figured
out that it was automated and nothing sent through it would reach the light
of day, and one message to the e-mail address supplied when I tried FTP
a final time. I have received no replies, and I don't believe I will get
any now. Finally I figured out that my login wasn't 'kirichiquita.geo,'
as the re-registration process led me to believe, but 'sankuri,' my old
Yahoo! Pager login/handle. After logging in, I again came to an impasse;
I was presented with a new registration page to get a homepage account.
But, I already had this one! Nothing said that you had to register a second
time to be able to log into your own account! Soon I figured that I'd just
go ahead and fill it out. I was then given my 'new homepage address' ...
EnchantedForest/7353. I immediately thought of the stupidity the new Yahoo!
Geocities had shown in the past month. Ignored e-mails, the lack of a contact
e-mail on any of the company's pages, the trouble with the ToS that had
to be solved through Boycott. Can you say 'inconsiderate'? I knew you could!
Anyway, on to ANASMP. Where is it? Deleted oblivion? Moved? Try the latter.
ANASMP is now located on faerydust.com, a domain bought with hard-earned
Canadian cash, with some hard-earned American cash thrown in for good measure.
Good riddance, Geocities!
To find the new location
of ANASMP, click here.
To e-mail me about
my bashing attitude, click here.
*steps off the creaking soapbox
and puts it away*