Defunct Websites You Used to Spend a LOT of Time On?

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    May 08, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    While RJ was out of commission, I wondered about sites that no longer exist that used to capture a lot of your attention back during the Golden Age of HTML.

    Straight Acting dot com was one for me. It was like a "Am I Hot or Not" for gay guys, they had one of the best galleries going for awhile. The other "quizzes" (testing your knowledge of allegedly straight-acting "guy stuff," pet dog pics, etc.) were mildly entertaining, too.


    According to the current site holders, here's what happened to them.

    StraightActing dot comThis site started in 2000 and went strong for several years as our (quizzes) became very popular worldwide. Straightacting.com was featuerd in many newspapers, on radio stations and in other print publications throughout the years. In 2004 the server suffered a severe crash and the bulk of the site went offline. Since we don't make any money on the site, the only portion that was resurrected was our active "Butch Board" bulletin board system. This feature has been going for nearly 10 years!

    In April of 2009, we decided to re-launch the quizzes with the help of Facebook and made possible financially by some some loyal Butch Board members. You'll find our first and original Guy Quiz now available online for Facebook members right now. Coming soon look for the rest of our quizzes and a straightacting group as well.
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    May 08, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    yahoo
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    May 08, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    guys4men.com


    such an amazing place.
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    May 08, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidyahoo


    Although it's still there, I used to live for Yahoo! Groups! icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2013 12:27 PM GMT
    What was the gay "Hot or Not" website... "MuscleArena" or something like that, where members would vote 1-10 on guys' submitted photos and the profiles would be categorized by average score (The 10s, The 9s, The 8s)?

    I wanna say the site was free access until around 2001-2002 when it went membership-only, then reached its death throes around 2007.

    I'm pretty sure this was a snapshot of it. "Roger" over there on the right became a regular obsession of mine.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060108000838/http://www.musclearena.com/

    And oh yeah, the Muscle Service Station, another Ace Bannon special. "Caesar" became my husband on there. I can't believe that site still (barely) exists.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 09, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    "Manline" was the first gay site I ever visited. It was canadian based and was a mix of "friendship, dating and sex" interests. I actually made some friends and had a great time with my first social exposure to a group of gay guys!
    It was a site that charged and faded after being bought by another dating
    social site.
  • iHavok

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    May 09, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    gay.com used to be my go to social networking site.

    In the midwest it was a huge socializing center for the small isolated communities...
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    May 09, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    Youtube
  • JockNerd

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    May 09, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    Connexion.com

    Used to love that site and met a lot of people on there. I even saw a grindr profile that said,"I miss connexion."
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    May 09, 2013 2:38 PM GMT
    b3ta.com

    ahhh, the memories
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    May 09, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    JockNerd saidConnexion.com

    Used to love that site and met a lot of people on there. I even saw a grindr profile that said,"I miss connexion."


    +1 was sorry to see it go
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    May 09, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    JockNerd saidConnexion.com


    +1 a shame it went belly up

    I fondly remember the original MySpace, Friendster, PlanetOut, epinions (a review site, not an opinion site), "old" digg
  • iHavok

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    May 09, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    I loved Connexion.
    sigh
  • O5vx

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    May 09, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Jennifer's government
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    May 09, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidyahoo


    I'm just now forgetting Yahoo 360, their MySpace knockoff. I was so sad to see that go, loved blogging on that thing.