Websites you loved and lost - let's make a list gone but not forgotten

Even though the web still seems like a relatively new invention, it's been around for a pretty long time now. Certainly long enough for people to start feeling nostalgic about sites they used to love that aren't around any more.

We're talking about once-popular destinations like, and – well, someone must miss it –

So, which sites used to be on your favourites list until they fell sadly off the web? They may have been closed entirely, or relaunched as sites that bore no semblance to their former selves.

We're compiling an article – the article you're reading right now, in fact, called 'Websites you loved and lost', and we want your help.

All you need to do is add your favourite dead site along with a few words on why it was so great.

You can list your favourite sites of old via Twitter using the hashtag #imissthissite or in the comments at the bottom of this story.

Please take part - ask your Twitter contacts to take part, too - and we'll update this article as the suggestions come in. And, of course, you'll be able to view the ongoing discussion by searching for the #imissthissite hashtag at

It's a bit of an experiment – trendy web types would call it something like a 'crowdsourced Twarticle'. But we know what needs to happen to them.

So we'll just call it an article that we're all writing together, which will be complete when you say it is.

Here are the sites that you've named so far. How many were in your bookmarks?

@pdouglas: TV Go Home - sweary fun
@Flowdeeps: tmol for Badly Translated Ships Captain, Chairman Kaga etc
@dansus: - it was a great review site, died before it had a chance to live
@NathanDitum: Robb's Celebs
@semiknockedout: - although not technically gone, still closed, and very much missed
@stablesjames: - when it was a pointless screen of dancing hamsters, not a franchise with albums and merchandise
@SimianE: - I laughed 'til my eyes bled
@ladyrattles: Yahoo UK auctions. it used to be free to list stuff until eBay took over the market; they closed the UK one down
@dreamindemon: - well, at least it is still up even though it hasn't been updated in 7 years
@CraigGrannell: Pixelsurgeon
@jkalderash: - awesome personalized motivational flash video
@thelimopit: - a b3ta spin-off. Great community
@danoliver: Jamba Catchphrase
nicolasmerritt [from the comments]: Altavista - good search and email forwarding ("for life" - yeah right)
@karlhodge: IUMA - before Spotify, before MySpace Music and Napster there was IUMA - the Internet Underground Music Archive. Open source indie
@MsInItForDaKill: The Misanthropic Bitch, Seanbaby/Fat Chicks in Party Hats
@lumbarius: - but it's on waybackmachine pre 2002, yay
@votive: - groundbreaking and gobsmacking at the time
@alexandrathegr8: - might as well be declared dead, he hasn't updated since '08, and before that, '06 :(
@crenk: I really miss muxtape ... was a really cool startup
@liquidindian: Digiworld
@jxmitchell: Geocities

Keep adding the sites you miss via Twitter (#imissthissite), or the comments, and we'll add them to the list!

Global Editor-in-Chief

After watching War Games and Tron more times that is healthy, Paul (Twitter, Google+) took his first steps online via a BBC Micro and acoustic coupler back in 1985, and has been finding excuses to spend the day online ever since. This includes roles editing .net magazine, launching the Official Windows Magazine, and now as Global EiC of TechRadar.