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Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

sfgreenwood
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Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

I hope someone at Plusnet knows about this as it's they or the Madasafish people (if they are still separate) who should know about the server.
Back in the 90s I made web pages for some friends and hosted them on their Globalnet account. The account has long been terminated but the site is still up (it's http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~mapy) and still shows up in Google searches for the band and label despite being last updated 15 years ago. Is there any way of getting the site removed as of course the account is inaccessible as it was cancelled.
I worked at Global back in the dim dark mists of time and can remember that the users web server was moved to a HP mini system in about 1998 so I have this vision that it's still sitting in a machine room somewhere soldiering on and that no-one knows how to get into it any more...
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spraxyt
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Globalnet is now a Plusnet brand and the site is hosted on Plusnet servers. I expect someone will be along soon who can sort this out for you. Smiley
David
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Gordon Bennet! That brings back some memories. My first ever ISP was Globalnet way back when.
I joined them from CompuServe when Adam was a lad!  Wink
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Chris
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

It's been a while since I've looked at one of these! Let me see what I can do here, the biggest issue is that the account linked to it doesn't exist anywhere 😕
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sfgreenwood
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

That's what I suspected, I don't suppose getting the original account owner to send you an email would even amount to much now...
Chris
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Sorry for not responding sooner. I'm getting this sorted.
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sfgreenwood
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Great, thanks. I don't suppose you could retrieve the code and drop it somewhere before deleting could you? It's probably a pile of old HTML 0.9 that should be in a museum Wink
spraxyt
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

You can copy the page code yourself by browsing to the site then right clicking the display and selecting 'view source' (or similar). Choose 'Save page as...' on the text window file menu and save it to your own computer'.
The only internal references appear to be for images. If you right click and select 'view page information' (or similar) then the media tab you should be able to save each image to your computer.
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sfgreenwood
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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I've just seen that this site is still up or has been restored. Is there anything that can be done to take it down? Can Google be persuaded to forget about it when there's no way of accessing the code or demonstrating ownership?

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Re: Removing a site from www.users.globalnet.co.uk

I'm not too sure how you'd ask Google to change their search results. Are you wanting the website taken down completely from our servers? If so, mind PMing me the username you had when you were with us?

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