16 votes

RIP SpaceJam.com, 1996-2021

8 comments

  1. [8]
    Loire
    Link
    How is the site dead if it's specifically accessable at https://www.spacejam.com/1996/jam.htm ?

    How is the site dead if it's specifically accessable at https://www.spacejam.com/1996/jam.htm ?

    13 votes
    1. [5]
      AugustusFerdinand
      Link Parent
      It's not, it's just Vice being low effort for clicks.

      It's not, it's just Vice being low effort for clicks.

      12 votes
      1. [3]
        raze2012
        Link Parent
        I thought it was just a hasty oversight, but they acknowledge it in the article itself.

        Thankfully, Warner Brothers have archived the original website at "SpaceJam.com/1996," where you can still download a trailer for the original movie.

        I thought it was just a hasty oversight, but they acknowledge it in the article itself.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          AugustusFerdinand
          Link Parent
          I know it's in the article. I didn't see it as a possible oversight, but more of a burying the lede to garner clicks. SpaceJam, and internet randomness, fans are aware that the 1996 site has been...

          I know it's in the article. I didn't see it as a possible oversight, but more of a burying the lede to garner clicks. SpaceJam, and internet randomness, fans are aware that the 1996 site has been a time capsule for 25 years and the headline reads like the old site is completely gone. The article keeps up the charade, by not mentioning that the old site was archived, until the second to last sentence.

          3 votes
          1. bloup
            Link Parent
            Personally I did not get the impression that the title was suggesting there was no way to access the original 1996 site. If it wasn’t being hosted on Warner Bros. dime you could of course easily...

            Personally I did not get the impression that the title was suggesting there was no way to access the original 1996 site. If it wasn’t being hosted on Warner Bros. dime you could of course easily view it at archive.org instead. It’s obvious someone would archive the site, who it is doesn’t really seem super important when the sad fact is that you can’t just go to spacejam.com anymore to see it.

            2 votes
    2. tomf
      Link Parent
      good on them for archiving the site.

      good on them for archiving the site.

      9 votes
    3. mrbig
      Link Parent
      The article mentions that.

      The article mentions that.

      4 votes