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{{Infobox project
 
| title = Parodius Networking
 
| logo = Parodius.gif
 
| image = Parodius-snap.png
 
| description = Website host with focus on classic videogame platforms
 
| URL = http://parodius.com
 
| project_status = {{closing}}
 
| archiving_status = {{nosavedyet}}
 
}}
 
  
''The original contents of this article (with the discussions from [[User:Tepples|Tepples]] and [[User:Aggroskater|Aggroskater]]) are now on the [[Talk:Parodius Networking|discussion]] page. --[[User:Aggroskater|Aggroskater]] 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)''
 
 
The owner of Parodius has [http://www.parodius.com/#post_20120421T0205 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:
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Site Section
 
! Archiving Notes
 
! Archiving Status
 
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| [http://blargg.parodius.com/gme_java/ blargg gme_java]
 
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| [http://chojin.parodius.com chojin]
 
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| [http://blargg.parodius.com blargg]
 
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| [http://demiforce.parodius.com demiforce]
 
| access forbidden
 
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| [http://donut.parodius.com donut]
 
| requires authorization
 
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| [http://dowd.parodius.com dowd]
 
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| [http://ffxiquest.parodius.com ffxiquest]
 
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| [http://gaijin.parodius.com gaijin]
 
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| [http://haven.parodius.com haven]
 
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| [http://hd.parodius.com hd]
 
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| [http://jdc.parodius.com jdc]
 
| redirects to jdc.koitsu.org
 
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| [http://mv.parodius.com mv]
 
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| [http://nesdev.parodius.com nesdev]
 
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|  covered by [[User:Tepples|Tepples]]
 
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| [http://ps2pc.parodius.com ps2pc]
 
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| [http://pt.parodius.com pt]
 
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| already has plans for migration
 
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| [http://sdlmame.parodius.com sdlmame]
 
|  redirects to sdlmame.lngn.net
 
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| [http://sl1me.parodius.com sl1me]
 
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| [http://soulstream.parodius.com soulstream]
 
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| [http://spliceworld.parodius.com spliceworld]
 
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| [http://transcorp.parodius.com transcorp]
 
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| [http://vice.parodius.com vice]
 
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| [http://zatos.parodius.com zatos]
 
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and a few dedicated environments for the larger community sites:
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Site Section
 
! Archiving Notes
 
! Archiving Status
 
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| http://foxhack.net
 
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| already has plans for migration
 
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| http://joyelectric.com
 
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| already has plans for migration
 
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| http://kinox.org
 
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| http://nesdev.com
 
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| covered by [[User:Tepples|Tepples]]
 
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| http://nesworld.com
 
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| already has plans for migration
 
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| http://rocknes.net
 
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|}
 
 
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 [http://nesdev.parodius.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=8837 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 [http://www.parodius.com/ 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. --[[User:Aggroskater|Aggroskater]] 21:35, 27 April 2012 (EDT)
 

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