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www.dropped-the-ball.com

Website linking to popular sites whose owners have dropped the ball
 
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I hate it when a great site is neglected by its owner, never to be updated any more.

An example is www.kissthisguy.com which has not been updated in over a year. Another is the Carlos Redneck Neighbor site which is now nothing but a lame farewell message and recycle bin logo.

What a waste of popular URL's.

www.dropped-the-ball.com would collect links to great but neglected sites and somehow be a platform to encourage the site owners to press onward.

If they refuse to see the light, the URL's would be transferred to others who will.

richardsfault, Sep 16 2003

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       Yes, the cold cruel reality of capitalism
richardsfault, Sep 16 2003
  

       Um, what would happen when www.dropped-the-ball.com stopped being updated...?
DrCurry, Sep 16 2003
  

       To eliminate cybersquatters there should be a use-it-or-loose-it rule. If a site has not been updated for 12 months anyone could take the domaine name away from the current owner for a set fee($5,000?). This will also help people who started a site with enthusiams and only later found out about the cost of bandwidth.
kbecker, Sep 16 2003
  

       Hey, you want any of my unused domains, you're welcome to them at $5,000 per!
DrCurry, Sep 17 2003
  
      
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