Link Index - Find and share Good™ sites Google doesn't want you to see

Is the curation method described in the OP fine?

  • Yes

    Votes: 23 88.5%
  • No (and I will post why)

    Votes: 3 11.5%

  • Total voters
    26

Kosher Dill

Potato Chips
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
A few more:
Computer:
Open Standards - Documents for a number of ISO standards, most notably the C and C++ programming languages
W3C Standards - Standards for HTML, CSS, etc. God help you if you need this.
Wallet Explorer - Online viewer for Bitcoin wallets and transactions
Etherscan - Online viewer for Ethereum wallets and transactions
Shodan - Search engine for internet-connected devices

Commentary:
Five Geek Social Fallacies - Classic essay from 2003.

Literature:
The Canterbury Tales - the excellent 1993 translation by Ecker and Crook which is now impossible to find.

Research:
Chronicling America - Searchable newspapers from 1777-1963,

And here's one I want to break out for special attention: LibGuides (https://guides.library.cmu.edu/)
This has subject-specific indexes for research tools, databases, recommended books, etc. The quality seems to vary, but some are quite good indeed.
 

Xarpho

You crack me up, clown.
kiwifarms.net
Food & Drink
McBurgers: Old Geocities site with the "McDonald's PDF" of copycat old recipe preparations. Mirrored several places now.

I wish I had more to share, but I really haven't gone anywhere in the Internet recently beyond my own hobbies, KF, and Wikipedia.

Also a meta suggestion: non-Amazon (or big retailers) Internet storefronts with useful products
 

buymygame

Please finance my addiction.
kiwifarms.net
Spyware Watchdog spyware.neocities.org - "Has a useful article ranking all web-browsers in terms of privacy if you're into such things." Extends beyond browsers, useful for finding software and scarequote "services" unscarequote that are spying on you.
Putting a lot a trust into some list that doesn't prove anything it claims.

No links to patches/commits that remove said spyware.
Some forks of browsers are rated higher/lower than other forks for vague reasons.
Plus you'd think spyware would be a yes/no option, not high/medium/low, and of course it doesn't explain how it gets the rating and what it technically means.
 

Never Scored

True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Putting a lot a trust into some list that doesn't prove anything it claims.

No links to patches/commits that remove said spyware.
Some forks of browsers are rated higher/lower than other forks for vague reasons.
Plus you'd think spyware would be a yes/no option, not high/medium/low, and of course it doesn't explain how it gets the rating and what it technically means.
You can use a program like wire shark to watch what the browser is doing. It's not rocket science.
 

Dick Justice

If you say "normie" you are that which you condemn
True & Honest Fan
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malt ipecac

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These sites usually inject either malicious http or js (TLN: maybe that link's worth adding?). I don't feel like standing up a sandbox to test but if anyone wants to roll the dice and enable js I'll add it if you can vouch for its sanitation.
What's the intended use for this site? If it does what it claims with no chicanery, it offers no advantage over a non-browser-based VPN or Tor.

I guess it lets you access certain websites from, say, school computers where you can't install anything and certain domains are blocked at the network level. But when the admin of such a network sees users visiting a domain that you can clearly identify as a proxy service before you even visit the page, they'll probably block it. In the long term, you should expect it'll be blocked.

The short-term nature of such sites implies that even if it's useful today, it may not be useful a year from now. The owner will likely let the domain expire, some spammer will take it over, and future visitors to our excellent link page will have to wonder which other erstwhile excellent links have transmogrified to shit.
 

Pissmaster

True & Honest Fan
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http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/ - I swear this used to have direct downloads years ago but now seems to just have links to google searches so less useful than the other two.

It did, I got some of my first ScummVM games there a long time ago. Nowadays its only value seems to be how it looks like a gaming website from 2002 perfectly mixed with modern services, like having a giant zero-effort Patreon banner on the right side.

homeoftheunderdogs screenshot 5-17-21.PNG
 

tehpope

My Face Everyday | Archivist
True & Honest Fan
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>Games
https://osgameclones.com - This site tries to gather open-source remakes of great old games in one place.
https://vsrecommendedgames.fandom.com/wiki/V/'s_Recommended_Games_Wiki - a wikia ran by those /v/irgins with a lot of game suggestions. A few pages are outdated, but still has some great suggestions.
https://mobygames.com - DB of vidya. Images, Descriptions, Reviews.

>Anime
https://anidb.net - db of anime shows and scene releases. Has reviews and forums. Good resource to find anime to watch and manga to read.
https://myanimelist.net - similar to the above. missing scene group releases info. Another good resource to find anime to watch.

>Movies and Music
http://www.dvdbeaver.com - Movie releases review site. Has a lot of great technical info on various releases. They usually include pics to compare releases.
https://caps-a-holic.com - movie release comparison site. Includes technical info and hq screenshots.
https://www.discogs.com - DB of music releases. Eveything from Vinyl to DVD-A. Includes user reviews and a marketplace to buy releases. Extremely helpful for Music nerds and audiophiles.
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Main_Page - Audiophile Wiki with a lot of technical shit.
https://rateyourmusic.com - music / movie site with user reviews and user currated lists. Been around since the mid-00s. Great source to find new music. They also have offshoots about vidya in beta. Not VPN friendly.

>Tech
https://vogons.org - forums dedicated to old pc stuff (think DOS/Win9x). Lots of helpful topics and posts.
https://winworldpc.com - Archive site with downloads to old software and operating systems. "online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release software" Most recent OS available is Windows 2000.
https://downdetector.com - offers real-time status and outage information for all kinds of services that users consider vital to their everyday lives and work.
https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm - generates a unique random string of characters (numeric, alphabetical, ascii) for use with passwords. single page.

https://flagsexpress.com/flags-half-staff/ - Explains why flags are at half-staff on a paticular day in the USA. single page.
 
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Dick Justice

If you say "normie" you are that which you condemn
True & Honest Fan
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https://vsrecommendedgames.fandom.com/wiki/V/'s_Recommended_Games_Wiki - a wikia ran by those /v/irgins with a lot of game suggestions. A few pages are outdated, but still has some great suggestions.

https://myanimelist.net - similar to the above. missing scene group releases info. Another good resource to find anime to watch.

https://vogons.com - forums dedicated to old pc stuff (think DOS/Win9x). Lots of helpful topics and posts.
Lotsa good stuff, and thanks for formatting it for me. Added all except the quoted.
  • /v/'s recommended has in my experience been perpetually out of date and peddled a lot of bad info, but if enough people can vouch for it I'll relent.
  • I've hardly used MAL but its community is pretty lolcow, isn't it? I've seen a lot of MAL posts here and elsewhere and I could have sworn we had a Community Watch thread on it (I almost nixed RYM for the same reason). Is it worth adding anyway?
  • vogons server seems down and its last wayback machine archive is 2015. Is vogons kill?
Unrelated but I've also added namazso.eu to the list. To all, please post similar domains you know that provide civic service instances that are otherwise a chore or in some way prohibitive to setup. Invidious, nitter, matrix, text/image/file sharing, etc. instances.

Also proposing to add sputnikmusic.com. The entire site is community driven but they've somehow managed to turn that into a force for good and good™ taste in music.
 

args

anthropomorphic racing
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Internet & Net Culture - Retro
https://lolwut.info
Nostalgic ramblings over random topics that are still being updated. The Links page also has a collection of interesting sites.

Tech - Software & Services
anonfiles.com
Free file hosting for files up to 20GB in size that doesn't require an account, has has an api and respects your privacy.

Maybe you should mention the Doomworld Community Watch on the OP as well?

Are imageboards and chan lists allowed? If yes, Creamy's List comes to mind.
 

Dick Justice

If you say "normie" you are that which you condemn
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Internet & Net Culture - Retro
https://lolwut.info
Nostalgic ramblings over random topics that are still being updated. The Links page also has a collection of interesting sites.

Tech - Software & Services
anonfiles.com
Free file hosting for files up to 20GB in size that doesn't require an account, has has an api and respects your privacy.

Maybe you should mention the Doomworld Community Watch on the OP as well?

Are imageboards and chan lists allowed? If yes, Creamy's List comes to mind.
I'm a little skeptical about anonfiles, say my common sense is tingling but maybe I'm too sensitive. Added both.
I don't see why a disclaimer would need to be added to doomworld's entry when the link very specifically only points to the good subsection which exists in its own little vaccuum. Indeed, there isn't even a link to the doomworld proper in that section!

I'm of two minds on including imageboards. On the one hand, as cuckchan bores an increasingly deeper hole in what was eons ago the bottom of the barrel and actually good bunkers are slowly wasting away in obscurity the imperative of attracting new blood is obvious, and even beyond that KF is probably the closest thing to a "mainstream" site to actually prime people for shitposting and not being a huge faggot on the fun parts of the net. On the other hand, in a terrifying parallel to 4chan itself circa 2011 pedditors (with the added current year bonus of magapede stormfront niggers!) have been invading KF and gradually ruining it in exactly the same way. You may or may not have been here for it but when the tranny jannies at peddit implemented the rule change that "you cannot be racist/sexist/etc. except straight white males are fair game" last year we had to shut down registration to contain the REDDIT-20 plague. Right now there are kiwis unironically admitting to and even bragging about posting there. Obviously it's not just about peddit (only mostly), but they're a great weathervane for exactly the sort of riff raff the gate was made to keep out. If I start adding bunkers to the index that's a lot of potentially superfluous info crowding up the index just to allow the cancer a ladder over the gate. I need a compelling reason first. Oh yeah, and
>jewgle docs
 

args

anthropomorphic racing
kiwifarms.net
a lot of sperging bout whether or not to index imageboards
Because I'm a newfag I can't really say anything smart if KF is building up a reddit-tier userbase but I did notice a lot of users signing up only for off-topic and Autistic Thunderdome and don't put much effort into contributing to the site's culture.

But I can definetly say that because of byuu KF is going to grow and attract a lot of users from reddit and twitter who didn't even know this place existed and now want to be part of this cool secret club "without rules". Maybe I am too pessimistic, but KF might be too big for it's own good.

Admittedly, I am quite a newfag to imageboards as well but it's quite obvious that that smaller chans that aren't 4chan need new people to build a community or at least gain enough users to justify keeping the site online.
And because everyone is creating and shilling their own jschan instance that does literally nothing new it's hard for actually interesting chans to compete for an audience who is willing to actively use new sites.

To get to the fucking point, I would welcome new users who want to lurk or participate in chans (I would be really happy to see the site I frequent with more than 3 posts per day :))
But I can also understand your point that linking to chans may result in them being shitted up. I posted Creamy's list instead of chans I care about only because it's relatively well known and I am confident woever sifts through an old list with a lot of dead sites will appreciate every board's culture well enough.

Also an unrelated edit to add:
Anonfiles definetly glows, there is nothing free on the internet but at least you don't need an account unlike 🇮🇱drive or mega if I rember correctly.
 
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