Fontomas shuts down temporarily
September 12, 2001 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Fontomas shuts down temporarily in response to yesterday's ugliness. Have any other sites also done this? If you care, please send Dirk, and any of the others a note.
posted by Su (23 comments total)
Don't know about sites, but while looking for a diversion, I did notice that The Food Network cancelled all programming yesterday.

Also this from

In remembrance to those lost, this domain is no longer for sale and is offered as a memorial.

We appreciate any photos, stories, designs or other contributions towards the development of the site. Currently we desire to allow those who wish, a vehicle for sending condolences and other forms of support.

posted by Sinner at 7:49 AM on September 12, 2001

Lance has put up a black page at glassdog.
posted by corpse at 7:52 AM on September 12, 2001

Thats nice, I thought they were just evil bastards...

Has been messed up a while? Or is it just now?

one of s co founders was on one of those flights..
posted by Mossy at 7:54 AM on September 12, 2001 has also put up a black page and closed down for a while.
posted by skinjob at 7:57 AM on September 12, 2001

No laughing matter.
posted by geronimo_rex at 7:57 AM on September 12, 2001

I blacked out my page yesterday.
posted by glenwood at 8:02 AM on September 12, 2001

megatokyo is down as well. all shenanigans that were going on at my site were ceased temporarily, as well.
posted by lotsofno at 8:06 AM on September 12, 2001

noah grey with his beautiful photography and the words that endlessly repeat in my mind.
posted by winterdrm at 8:09 AM on September 12, 2001

Yeah I agree, Noah Grey sums it up well, such powerful imagery in such simplicity.
posted by Yardsale at 8:22 AM on September 12, 2001

Mossy: according to info in some other thread I don't feel like hunting, Plastic actually went down sometime before the buildings were hit. But it seems that they were hosted somewhere in New York, which might explain things. There were also some allusions to them being shut down by the host for non-payment, etc, but no real support for it.
posted by Su at 8:23 AM on September 12, 2001

>one of s co founders
>was on one of those flights..

it was the CTO Daniel Lewin. More here.
posted by webchick at 8:38 AM on September 12, 2001

Here is a more permanent link.
posted by webchick at 8:42 AM on September 12, 2001

i put up a black page on my site yesterday as well.

hell, even the disgusting and infamous is in on the act.
posted by deepdisco at 8:46 AM on September 12, 2001

Adult site network pulled their services as well.
posted by ao4047 at 8:47 AM on September 12, 2001

I worked at 2 Rector St in 98. 1 block south from the WTC. Used to go there at lunchtime for cd's and to walk around. My first visit to the towers was so long ago in the early 70's. I was born in 67 so I was pretty young. My grandfather worked for the United Seamen Service (not in the bldg at the time of this tragedy) and he took me up to the top. I remember thinking how cool it was to be so far up, the I got a bit scared by the thought. But he reassured me. I cannot get over the thought that my next visit to NYC will be to a city with no WTC, no twin towers in the skyline. I still am having trouble dealing with that realization. I was so happy when I finally got my friend Mike on the phone last night. He works for Bank of NY, in a building in the front row. He was pretty upset at what he saw yesterday. It will take him some time to come to terms with this. Go easy friends
posted by a3matrix at 8:50 AM on September 12, 2001

Flip Flop Flyin'.
posted by timothompson at 9:09 AM on September 12, 2001

I noticed that stileproject had a tasteful (for him) and somber front page yesterday.

When the first plane crashed, I posted some commentary on the events, but when the second, third, and fourth went down, my site went with them.
posted by jragon at 9:37 AM on September 12, 2001

Official Def Leppard site has a black page with a note saying "DEFLEPPARD.COM will be silent for 24 hours to remember the victims of the recent terrorist actions in the USA." and a quote from one of the songs.. "The darkness screams its icy breath As daylight dies a thousand deaths... "
posted by riffola at 9:47 AM on September 12, 2001

Catscape is in mourning, and linked to the Greater NY Red Cross donation page
posted by catscape at 11:48 AM on September 12, 2001

I didn't black out my site, but I pulled the content from my front page to replace it with a message about the WTC attacks.

I also run a message board for my highschool alumni, and I set up a special section for posts relating to yesterday's events. I've opened up those forums, so anyone is welcome to post.
posted by phichens at 1:04 PM on September 12, 2001

I considered closing World New York down. But then I noticed that the traffic was through the roof. And I was trapped at the University until the subways re-opened. And I thought, By God or whoever's in charge of this chaos we call life, these people are looking for information, news, stories, images. I've got this fat Internet pipe and my laptop right here... So I spent nine hours yesterday online, collating and collecting, quoting and linking, trying to find those special voices on the web. Another six hours today. I'm not sure I succeeded, but there is nothing quite like being within eyesight of a tragedy and being incapable of doing anything, anything at all, about it. I can't even give blood because of my asthma medication, and I found out, as Mayor Giuliani said last night, that there were actually too many volunteers at the moment.

So, my small contribution was information. I'm glad I didn't shut down yesterday.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:46 PM on September 12, 2001

I'm still stunned. I only visited NYC a few months ago from the UK. It was one of the most welcoming, friendly places I have ever visited.

I've Changed my frontpage as a mark of respect.
posted by MintSauce at 2:34 PM on September 12, 2001

Even Something Awful has paid their respect.
posted by badstone at 4:36 PM on September 12, 2001

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