[linux-elitists] Farewell Advogato

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Thu Jun 29 05:16:18 PDT 2017

Hi all,

On Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:42:16 +0000
aicra at faqlinux.com wrote:

> Last week, the "State of the Gato Address for 2017" was posted. June 22, 2017.
> "It has been 18 years since Raph created Advogato; ten years since I  
> took over hosting and last posted a State of the Gato Address; and six  
> years since there was any development work on the mod_virgule codebase.
> The server Advogato is running on is around 15 years old and will be  
> decommissioned in a few days.
> Active users have dwindled into the single digits.
> Most have moved on to more modern social networking sites.
> It's been a good run but it's time to say goodbye.
> The trust metrics updater and blog aggregator have been turned off and  
> the site will go into read-only mode today.
> Don't worry though, the content will be preserved. I've spoken with  
> Mark Graham at the Internet Archive and the entire content of Advogato  
> is being copied into their archive where it will be permanently  
> accessible."
> http://www.advogato.org

I see. While I'll have some good memories from it, it has indeed fell out of
fashion. Farewell!

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