Neocities Districts

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Neocities Districts is/was a catalog of Neocities sites, divided by topics. Sites can be in up to 2 categories. For example, mariteaux is in Arcadia and Silver Lake, while Project2 is in only Silicon Valley.

The URL for Districts was originally owned by dotcomboom, and the very first version of Districts was for Geocities neighborhoods, which was unsuccessful. When Hyperlink 1.0 died, Districts then was envisioned as moden-day DMOZ, and for this version, there was a prototype. This was also unsuccessful. Finally, lempamo decided to help with Districts around August of 2018, and that was when Districts went live and got successful. Capy, Cheren, and later dotcomboom decided to help out as well. Around October 2018 was the time Districts became public.

Sebastian (shortened to Seb) is the Districts mascot, said to be tasked with "sorting all of the sites on Districts". He is canonically a blue-and-yellow armadillo with black square glasses. An entire section of the Districts site is dedicated to Seb fanart.

Districts has had 5 people who have ever been a part of their staff. mariteaux is the passionate project lead of Neocities Districts, "coordinating efforts and working with the site markup" (Districts about page). His site is in the Arcadia and Silver Lake districts. dotcomboom is the site manager of districts. The districts website uses his software, AutoSite, which "helps you keep all of your website's pages in the same basic template" (dotcomboom, 1). His site was in the Silicon Valley district. lempamo was the miscellaneous and backup programmer of districts. He left and was kicked out of districts, and the discord server respectively due to ideological differences. Capy was an artist for Districts. Her neocities site, gwtagacw, is located in the Arles and Petsburg section. She has since moved on to Somnolescent. Cheren was the site scouter for districts. His neocities site, bugland, is located in the Petsburg section. His other site can be found on Somnolescent.

Neocities Districts splits the sites it catalogs into 10 (originally 8) categories called "districts" based on focus and interests. These districts include:

The Oxford and Hollywood districts were added November 14, 2018. At the same time, Neocities Districts began to use AutoSite, a templating site engine created by their lead coder dotcomboom.

Neocities Districts used to have a Discord, but it was deleted December 2, 2018 due to "admin exhaustion". Districts is currently on hiatus as of December 13, 2018, with most of its staff leaving for Somnolescent hosting.

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