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Old 09-01-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
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What happened to all TMNT fansites?

During the mid and late-1990's and early-2000's, there were many TMNT fansites, most of them by young people in their mid-late teens and early-20's who had TMNT as a childhood memory.

These had fanfiction, fanart, humour and links.

Today, some of them remain (like "latest update: 27 May 2004" or something), and only a few (like Jephael) are still updated. New fans don't create many.

What happened with them? Did they die out with the private websites being replaced with blogs (later replaced with social media)?

I know there are websites for fanfiction, but you can always do a link.
Because of continuity and timeline errors, I've given up writing fanfiction about the 1987-1996 animated television series. Instead, I'm trying to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story as many other fanfiction writers do:

Hopefully, stories will later appear at
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Many sites. The Ring of Green. It's apparently still in existence...

Even Mikey's TMNT is gone.

My favorite site back in the day was Under Manhattan. Does anyone remember that?
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #3
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I'm glad I scoured them for (official) content before they were all lost to time.

That said, I can't say I miss many of them, if any. Mikey's TMNT, maybe. It was one of the cooler sites, though I can't remember if I had an account or just lurked.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:51 PM   #4
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When Geocities wiped out the personal sites a few years back, you lost a TON of great fansites...
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:08 PM   #5
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Probably not the correct location to ask the question so I apologize in advance. But what's the story with this? Is it a section of the drome I am not aware of? Who created it? I like how they started collecting various images of the turtles and the other various characters.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:02 AM   #6
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Interest in TMNT has probably diminished a lot in recent years. People mostly see it as more of a kids franchise.
That, along with the fact that the internet has changed quite a bit over the years (with places like Facebook and Reddit existing where you can discuss things more easily) have probably led to fansites being unnecessary/obsolete in this modern day and age.

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