C'Mon Fwank (partially found 1980s-1990s nostalgia website; 2000s-2014)

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An old screenshot of the main page.

Status: Partially Found

C'Mon Fwank was a nostalgia-themed website that started in an unknown year (possibly the early 2000s). Its content focused on 1980s and 1990s toys, video games and children's TV shows (such as Double Dare). Its slogan was "It's Good to Live in the Past!".[1] It has a YouTube channel, but all of its videos have disappeared. Some of its videos survive on other sites with a cmonfwank.com watermark.

Remains

Two existing archived pages from the site were collected by LMW user RSTVideo.

One is an article from 2008 about Braum's, an ice cream parlor, and the other is a "Personal Tribute" to Nickelodeon Studios (only the first page subsisting).[2][3]

Loss

The site's domain name expired in 2014. The website was once archived on archive.org, but has since been excluded from it. This could imply that the original creator of the site no longer wants it to be around in any form.

The website was later purchased and converted into a blog to support a guy named "Fwank" whose career is largely built on style and travel, until the domain expired once again in 2017.[4]

Reason of Loss

A user by the name of chalk5oda2oy has reached out to website designer and former contributor Chase Irwin, messaging him on his Twitter about C'mon Fwank. Irwin explained that the reason for the website's disappearance was because the owner of the site, Josh Yawn, decided not to renew the domain name; he had decided to focus on his other career since he didn't have as much free time to create any new content for C'mon Fwank.

It is still unknown why the website's content is blacklisted from Archive.org.

Gallery

Video of Nickelodeon Studios images from C'Mon Fwank.

References