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Old 02-17-20, 05:21 PM
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Saw this on another board and thought to post the question here: what Websites did you used to frequent but no longer do?

TMZ - nothing but no-name rappers and athletes.
Radar Online - have they ever been correct?
The Smoking Gun - worst redesign ever
IMDB forums - went way downhill
DListed - used to be vastly better than Perez but Michael;s contributions fell way off
Drudge Report - just an aggregator and not a very good one. He's up to a day late with items
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Box Office Mojo.
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fark
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theforce.net
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Old 02-17-20, 06:50 PM
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facebook
spacejam (they’ll never update it)

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Aintitcool used to be my homepage since I first got online, but it became a ghost town a few years ago. I think around the same time Harry got publicly called out for sexual harassment and a bunch of writers quit the site.
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All of them. The only ones I visit now are because I am addicted to them: FB, DVDTalk Forums, Twitter (to a lesser extent), and I'm trying to shake the habit on those that remain.

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Forgot about Fark. It went way downhill, posting stuff days old, and it went from a healthy political balance of knocking both sides to total leftism.
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Aintitcool
trekbbs (they couldn’t tolerate criticism of Discovery)
I never look at the main DVDTalk site, I come straight to the forums
The Force.net (they couldn’t stop gargling George’s sack long enough to have a decent discussion)
Old 02-17-20, 09:00 PM
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Home Theater Forum - heavy-handed moderation was the main reason, but I also largely stopped purchasing physical media and just stopped caring what was being released when.

dealmac - another forum that developed moderation issues, and they also switched from being a Mac deals site to a generic deals site, which pales in comparison to sites like SlickDeals.

Roadfood - it eventually became apparent that I was about 30+ years younger than the average poster, and have a completely different concept of what constitutes “good eats.”
Old 02-17-20, 09:31 PM
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Go Media - (Kotaku, Gizmodo, etc; ) Everything seems to be racially or politically tinged now, often with odd misleading titles. I get enough of that elsewhere.
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Yahoo is the main one I can think of. I used to be a daily user, but they did away with a lot of the their secondary fantasy sports leagues so I moved to other sites.
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adultdvdtalk - just got bored with it
evilavatar - video games news site, the owner started injected too much of his right wing bullshit into the news
Old 02-18-20, 08:30 AM
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blogs in general
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I never look at the main DVDTalk site, I come straight to the forums
You should definitely check out our reviews and interviews! Adam had a great review of Mon Mon Mon Monsters, last week.
Old 02-18-20, 12:38 PM
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There is a main dvdtalk website? Does it still have a deals section?
Old 02-18-20, 12:45 PM
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Go Media - (Kotaku, Gizmodo, etc; )
Of that ecosystem, the only one I still read is paleofuture.

I followed the author from previous paleofuture hosts, such as when it was at the smithsonianmag's server before 2013.
Old 02-19-20, 11:31 AM
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Yahoo is the main one I can think of. I used to be a daily user, but they did away with a lot of the their secondary fantasy sports leagues so I moved to other sites.
Yahoo used to be my homepage and I used their email as well. Once they moved the main page to mostly clickbait and they changed their email policy to state that they fully read all of your emails, I was gone.
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I didn't even know Yahoo was still around.

I think it's probably been fifteen or twenty years (gah!) since I've been there.
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Tvbythenumbers.com

No one cares about Nielsen ratings anymore unless you’re some weirdo OCD numbers nut.

The website announced about a month ago it was shutting down as well.
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I used to visit the big Home Theater forums (AVS Forum, HTF, and many more I can't remember or have gone by the wayside) multiple times a day and was an active member on most. Then HTs and big screen TVs in particular became affordable commodity goods and ceased being interesting as a hobby. I still visit here, duh, and it blows my mind that I've been doing that almost daily for over twenty years now. Not nearly as active as I once was but I figure I'll keep coming until they turn the lights out.
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Yahoo since every other story on their page was sucking Chrissy Teigen's ass, and I couldn't filter them out. I'm still not sure who Chrissy Teigen is, for that matter.
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Yahoo since every other story on their page was sucking Chrissy Teigen's ass, and I couldn't filter them out. I'm still not sure who Chrissy Teigen is, for that matter.
She's a model and the wife of John Legend, supposedly a famous singer.
She also has fame for being a twitter snarker.
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The only ones I really abandoned I did some time ago already. I used to go to a lot more physical media dedicated sites. The Digital Bits, TV Shows on DVD, Home Theater Forum, DVD File (defunct now anyways). I used to visit Super Hero Hype more but don’t go there as often.
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News websites in english. Including english editions of foreign news websites.

I've been going back to reading news sites in other languages which are not english.

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