Here at the mighty DWDOTCOM site we’re reorganizing the site and gathering posts, articles, humor pieces, music and movie reviews, some of which were ‘front-paged’ and never included in their respective category sections, reposting some of the ones that got the most reaction and views, categorizing those which were never organized, attributing to the correct authors those which were originally just posted under “docweasel” in the system even though they were signed by Vile or Sunny.
So while doing this we noticed a lot of them had email addresses appended to the various authors. Almost every single one is either dead now (.yahoo, .hotmail, .usa etc) or belongs to a domain which is now defunct (bittydont@domedry, les@lesliecam, firstname.lastname@example.org) and there are also a lot of links to sites which are no longer around. 10 years can cause a lot of attrition on the net and even those domains not dead are now owned by someone else and part of link farms or whatever.
So, to make a long story, shorter, we’re cleaning them all up. All the old email addresses are being converted to just “@docweasel.com” to help sort them and we’ll either link the author to that account (if we are still in contact with them) or maintain the mails for them if they are no longer around and answer questions and queries where we can.
We’re also cleaning up the broken links and removing not only many of the authors’ dead sites but other links, using the web.archive emulation where we can or just changing the link to docweasel.com (the easiest way to do it, rather than remove the link completely).
Anyway, be warned that many of the authors are no longer around and can’t be reached. You can crowdsource your inquiries by using our docweaselforum (dwf).
Cheers and happy 2012!