Parodius Networking

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Parodius Networking
Parodius Networking logo
Website host with focus on classic videogame platforms
Website host with focus on classic videogame platforms
URL http://parodius.com
Project status Closing
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

The original contents of this article (with the discussions from Tepples and Aggroskater) are now on the discussion page. --Aggroskater 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)

The owner of Parodius has made the decision to stop providing free hosting services for nonprofit web sites about classic video gaming. What follows is a brief analysis of the content of the community.

Assessment

A preliminary assessment of the Parodius Network details what appears to various shared sites hosted under subdomains of parodius.com:

  • ffxiquest.parodius.com
  • gaijin.parodius.com
  • haven.parodius.com
  • hd.parodius.com
  • etc

and a few dedicated environments for the larger community sites:

  • nesdev.com
  • foxhack.net
  • etc

A more complete list can be found on the main page of the Parodius website. Some of the sites appear more or less inactive, while others have continuous and sustained involvement. As per the discussion page, some of these communities already have comprehensive plans in the works for migrations.

Migrations and Scraping

This community is not in any danger of sudden, irreversible disappearance. The operator has given ample time and advice for migrations. He has also provided detailed information about how long URL and email redirects will be in place to minimize link rot and lost mail, and given a wonderfully detailed FAQ of all the types of questions users would be bound to have. He even makes recommendations for other hosts that I know --from having been a former employee of one of them-- are strong and solid recommendations. There is even an offer for the operator to back up a user's content and mail it to them --free of charge-- should the user's bandwidth not be sufficient to back up all of the data. All of this is wonderful to see. It is a breath of fresh air and a wonderful example that we all wish the big players --Yahoo, etc-- would strive to.

If any member of the ArchiveTeam is currently scraping content, it is advised to cease for the moment, seeing as much of the community already has plans in place to migrate and isn't going anywhere any time soon. And of course, any content already scraped is not to be publicly mirrored or otherwise available at this point. --Aggroskater 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)