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Peter Motte
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:17 am    Post subject: The Dissappearing Avengers? Reply with quote

Each time I visit the links to Avengers' sites in my favourites list, something has dissappeared. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: The Dissappearing Avengers? Reply with quote

Peter Motte wrote:
Each time I visit the links to Avengers' sites in my favourites list, something has dissappeared. Sad


I would hazard a guess that the website owners are getting older and their priorities has changed and they no longer have time/or interest that they once had to keep going.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the same with some splendid Dr Who sites. Well researched and full of artwork that took years to curate - now gone forever, and not even archived by the Wayback Machine due to crawler blockers.

Historians reckon books will outlast websites and electronic media - as they demonstrably are doing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going anywhere!
I admit, I don't have any major changes in the pipeline but there are still gaps.

Does anyone have any burning issues with my site they'd like addressed? (Prepares to hold back floodgates).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My god, even I get a twitch of melancholy when I see the b/w pictures of the very early Avengers.
It's not because I have seen the series back them, and not even because I have seem the afterwards. Youth memories only start with the coloured Mrs. Peel area.
But born in that decade, I had a lot of exposure to elements of that time, because of other shows, older issues of magazines still being around, and because buildings don't get broken down that easily .
It all still looks very familiar, but has often dissappeared too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
I get the same with some splendid Dr Who sites. Well researched and full of artwork that took years to curate - now gone forever,


Deceased owners?

Frankymole wrote:
Historians reckon books will outlast websites and electronic media - as they demonstrably are doing.


Some IT buff remarked recently that there will be a problem for historians, because the records of the beginning of the infomration age start to fade away, primarily because of always changing formats. E.g. 5" 1/4 disks have become almost impossible to read, because almost nobody has the type of drives left.
I have stuff on the old Sinclair cartrigdes, and on ZIP 100 disks. The ZIP 100 are the youngest, but I can't read them anymore. Drive broken. I only keep them because throwing them away wouldn't save space.
I can still read the Sinclair cartrigdes, I guess, although I haven't tested it. So maybe they've turned blank in the meantime.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Motte wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
I get the same with some splendid Dr Who sites. Well researched and full of artwork that took years to curate - now gone forever,


Deceased owners?
I hope not - a lot of them were college age while I was in my early 40s!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly everything has a shelf life. The Avengers was screened over 50 years ago, interest is bound to wain in it, younger shows evolve with new fan bases. Fans of older shows like The Avengers die out or simply move on. Half the friends I talk to now don't even know what The Avengers is, and certainly have no interest in it. It's unfortunately a gradually dying beast Sad I was a complete addict in the 90s, I literally ate and breathed it, but I haven't watched an episode of the show in over 10 years. Of course a popular reboot could change it all over night Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm letting my kids watch them so all sorted in my household.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not dying at all - there's a fan community on Tumblr and a fan community on Facebook (the latter tends to be occupied more by the older, more conservative male fans, while Tumblr is more directed to younger, female fans). Several new websites have sprung up; fanfiction has shifted to new fanfiction communities.

Fandoms change - they spread out, they shift to new sites/mediums, but The Avengers, like many other 1960s TV programs, is still very much alive.
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