Exhibit D: Graveyard

Exhibit D Home

This is a site graveyard. We are here to pay our respects to those sites that have been permanently closed, put on hiatus for years, cleared due to a frozen account, or abandoned.

Petpages suffer from a special, accelerated form of link rot. People can abandon their sites or leave Neopets for any number of reasons, often without warning. I'm fascinated with what's left behind.

Perhaps I'm interested because I like buttons so much. These tiny works of art were made with such care, and now they are not likely to be used again. What better to use as a gravestone?

         

How to use

You can hover over a button to see the name of the site, in case the text on the button itself is too difficult to read.

If I was unable to find a button for a site, you will see this button instead:
Placeholder Button

Contact

I have gathered these sites by hand without contacting their creators. If your site is here and you would like for it to be removed, feel free to neomail me using the link below.

Updates for Exhibit D

  • 30 December 2016
    • Updated layout to match the hub
  • 26 December 2016
    • Moved 4 button request sites here from Exhibit B
  • 20 December 2016
    • Added the first memorial (under Graveyards)
  • 10 December 2016
    • Moved a handful of button request sites from B: Graphics into the graveyard
    • Added a description to each graveyard
    • Added placeholder buttons for sites that didn't have buttons
    • +10 review sites
    • Added adoption agency section with 40 sites
  • 8 December 2016
    • Links are completely removed from the hub site
    • Added first batch of review sites (25 of them)
    • Added flower pixels and brief "about" section to home page
    • +12 button request sites, bringing the total to 100
  • 5 December 2016
    • Started working on the template for Exhibit D

Memorials

Here I will be talking at length about some notable pages that are no longer active. The text here is entirely my own opinion. If I have failed to accurately give credit where it's due, or if you have information to add, please contact me.


Soroptimist Directory

   

Divisions:
Soroptimist Supplement
Sensationalist (closed, content removed)
 

Soroptimist was a very large and active directory located at /~Soroptimist. That page has now been cleared, though the "divisions" remain (see above).

I was not active on Neopets when Soroptimist was around, so I don't know why it closed. The user lookup of the owner, Cass, was left in a state that looks like it was active when she left the site. Perhaps she left in a hurry. If anyone has more information about this, please let me know.

What I do know is how big and well-loved it was, because it's been mentioned in so many places. The more petpages I find, the more I hear about it.

  • In How to write great reviews, when talking about reviewing link directories, Turnip says, One last thing to keep in mind is if they are properly crediting (many of link directories use things originally found at Soroptimist Directory, such as the idea of using grey links to signify inactive sites). She also mentions that One of the reasons why I still visit Soroptimist Directory is the sheer amount of petpages listed (even if the site is no longer being updated).
  • The City Lights closing speech has this to say: I miss the days of directories like Soroptimist. I really hope someone comes along and has as much dedication as Cass did for a directory. She really helped unite us site makers.
  • In the Atlas section of The Faerie Compass, Adzs gives advice to various types of site owners, and also records some advice from other site owners. There is a paragraph from Cass about link directories, which goes as follows.
    Owning Soroptimist is much more than just running any old directory. I've run it so long, it's practically running in my blood. xD I don't just focus on the day-to-day aspects of a directory, though they are my favorite part. I try to expand Soroptimist to be a full-on site community experience, drawing the visitor in and hoping they stay entranced for a while. Every visitor, gift, piece of fanmail, recommendation, comment, neomail, and thumbs-up warms my heart, and after two and a half years I'm still not immune. People always tell me "Oh, you do so much work for Soroptimist and you deserve recognition!" when, really, the recognition for my work goes out to all of my visitors and supporters. Without them, well, I wouldn't work quite as hard to try to develop something that was less my creation than all of ours. Every visitor contributes a little something of themselves to the overall makeup of Soroptimist, officially cementing it in Neopia is a true communal venture. I may be the one hosting Soroptimist and keeping it going, but anyone who's ever sent in a neomail about it and participated in it is the real "ringmaster." And I'm eternally grateful to all of them.

It's clear that this directory will be missed by many Neopians, and that's why I find it worthy of my first memorial.

Button request graveyard

While these sites were active, you could request that the site owners make buttons for your own site.
Sites listed here may have had other types of requests and premade graphics.

There are 110 sites in this graveyard.

AmityB'questBBK (Buttons by Kellie)BababooBelly ButtonsBlackbird Fly
Blue AppleBoxBunny's ButtonsBurst of ColorButtercupButton Burst
Button UpButton'edButtoneerButtonessButtonflyButtons Galore
Buttons by DesignCariadCherieChinensis DesignsClarityCnaipe
CosmosCotton IslandCraftCrownCrystal SkyDaebak
Delicieux (Graphics by Aiobhan)DelusionsDesiresEclipseEfflorescenceElegance
Elevator ButtonsEmblazonedEmpyreanEvenstarExquisiteFairydust
FairytaleFiascoFleurescenceFloretFluffy ButtonsFruit Wonder
GlowGlowGoGoHappyHorror ShowIdentity
InfinityJamba ButtonsJust JulieKatie RockLandscapeLegend
Lovely's Button RequestLucidLuckyMeow ButtonsMirjetaMissing L!nk
Name TagNantesNoirOnce Upon a TimeOneOpen Eyes
PaisileyPandoraPaprikaPeacefulPeonyPerfect Symmetry
PhantasmPlarning's Craft RoomQueenRosillyRoyal Java CafeSIrens
Sapphire SparklesSaranghaeSave the MagicSensationShroomSilver's Corner
Snow StormSolireSomeday in EcstasySoraStardustStarry Sparkles
Sugar CoatedSweet CharmTastieThe CreperieThe GlobeThe Joker
The MeadowThe WorkshopTruly YouUltimaUnder the Sea GraphicsVibra
ViridescentWhirligig

Reviews graveyard

When these sites were active, you could request that the site owners review your site and give you their feedback.

There are 35 sites in this graveyard.

AkielosAlaiaBit & BridleCalifornia DayCloud InfinityDeeppink
Director's CutEnvisionEsteemExternal InputFinal TouchImperfect Perfection
JuniperLa CasaLasting ImpressionsLushMiso's SoupOur Town
Out of this WorldPetticoatPickky Guild ReviewsPlushie ReviewsPoisePolished Glass
ScreenshotSiren's IsleSoarStrike of MidnightThe LodgeThe Marchen
The Music BookThe Sixth StationThirdImpressionThose ThoughtsTouch of Charm

Adoption agency graveyard

There are 40 sites in this graveyard.

5 AM AdoptionsAdopt TodayAlways HopeAndy's NursingDark StarDream Day
ExpressFind Your HomeGood Omen AdoptionsHF AdoptionsHestiaHissi HQ
HopeImaginary FriendsLadybug'sLost and AdoptedMagical MenagerieMagma For You
Make a WishPainted PalaceParadise IslePet PenPound ZapperRay of Light
Spring ValleyStrandedSweet DreamsThe Faerie ShelterThe Witch's BrewTramp
VG AdoptionsVanilla SkyVelvet Spacetime and Diamond MeadowsVelvety AdoptionsXoria'sZap
Zap by ZapZapportunitiesZara'sZi's



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