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Monstropedia
« on: February 04, 2009, 11:21:54 AM »
www.Monstropedia.com

It has full descriptions of every mythological creatures origins and the folklore and legends surrounding them. For a GM, it was better than finding an actual gold piece. (Well, maybe not an ACTUAL gold piece …)

Monstropedia bills itself as the “ultimate online encyclopedia of monsters in myth, magick and legend” and has the goal of cataloging more than 5,000 creatures, legendary and imaginary, in its wiki-styled database.

As a resource for story-starved GMs — it’s unparalleled.





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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 03:43:04 AM »
Belief it or not, I actually used to be an editor for the Monstropedia database. Never did I predict that it would get that vast and extensive someday.  :)
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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 05:58:44 PM »
NOTICE: This domain name expired on 11/10/2013 and is pending renewal or deletion.

Does that mean we can steal the name at least for the upcoming Strolen's Monstropedia ebook of lifeforms?   :flydrag1:
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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 10:13:55 PM »
How could they let that go?

I wish the owners werearound to work with. If only we had a security expert that could help track them down

If it is going down, better us grabbing it than another but sometimes catching expiring names can be a chalenging.

I am game though.

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25 days it goes to an auction.
42 days itis released for general registration

« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 10:31:46 PM by Strolen »

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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 07:33:42 AM »
I'll see if I can track them down.

You'll want pictures of grandma in panties again I'll wager... ;)
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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 09:10:12 AM »
Unbelievably there is an Monstropedia.org as well...



Hmmm monstropedia.com is blacklisted in a lot of spam registries, Strolen.

blacklist.spambag.org    blacklist.spambag.org    Listed
dul.maps.vix.com    dul.maps.vix.com    Listed
dun.dnsrbl.net    dun.dnsrbl.net    Listed
fl.chickenboner.biz    fl.chickenboner.biz    Listed

etc...

Monstropedia.com has a "Very Bad" blacklist status, with 10 DNS Black list entries.

Monstropedia.org is also blacklisted... A lot of entries!

As a matter of fact, they have been registerered with the same spam sites, an identical number of entries. An identical spam profile.
Accidental? I believe not.

The .ORG site is riddled with adsense advertisements. This guy needs money, and tried the ad-route.


My gut tells me they have the same Frenchie owner, and that he has been careless with his domains.

I believe I found the owner of .org... Perhaps not the one we want, but still, here goes:

He goes by the nick "Loki" in their forums.

BTW: Monstrous.com is www.Monstropedia.org's forum site and is linked to the site.
It is still active. It is also possible to access monstropediae.org, though not .com.

http://www.monstropedia.org/Main_Page <-- This link works.

He might not be interested in the older monstropedia site, perhaps not in monstrous.com either. I dunno really, he spent a loooooot of time and effort on the site. I think he wants the best for it, even though he seems preoccupied with other stuff at the time.

Perhaps he just didn't want to pay for two identical sites? Buying .com might have seemed like a good idea back in the day, but then again, when those bills pile up...

http://www.monstrous.com/forum/index.php/topic,14096.msg139531.html?PHPSESSID=nu0nshmddkqp4j63kq10n7fl97#new

He was last active in their forums on the 2nd of december, some four days ago, so he is still around.

His Facebook profile:
facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048469551

He goes by the name of Loïc Number Six on Facebook.

Seems like he is living in Nepal and is from Paris, France. Seems to be active in the goth clubbing scene, EchoMirage style, perhaps a few steps more hard core than EchoMirage.

My guesstimate is that his roleplaying days are more or less over, and that, for now, he is more likely to enjoy meditation and serenity in Nepal, than administer a monster site on the web.

As you can see in the forums he is looking for some help, and I think you may the one, Neo, err, Strolen.

MONSTROPEDIA.ORG [195.154.168.62]
MONSTROPEDIA.COM [184.168.221.75]

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Gonna check some more on the .com IP...

Nah, the .COM IP is safely tucked away in Scottsdale, AZ, in the IP vaults of GoDaddy.
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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 12:23:40 PM »
.com is currently in auction for $12 plus an auction fee but considering it is all still up and he is still active.

I was just worried it would disappear forever, but it is alive.

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Re: Monstropedia
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 01:53:41 PM »
Yeah.

My thoughts exactly.

Anyone want to find it, the new IP is

www.monsterpedia.org
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