The Slash Page Database Project
|Name:||The Slash Page Database Project|
|Dates:||2000 - 2007|
|Type:||fan resource site|
|URL:||http://www.squidge.org/minotaur/5data.html (now defunct)|
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The Slash Page Database Project (or SPdb) was described by creator Minotaur as a "self-referencing, self-expanding database of slash related web sites," fully searchabe by keyword for type of site, fandom, pairings, themes, or authors. It was an attempt, in the wake of the rapid expansion of the internet that made KS Nicholas's Slash Fan Fiction on the Net obsolete, to keep track of slash sites in an organized and searchable way.
In 2007, Minotaur formally closed the page, noting that, "Now, in the far future of 2007, there are a plethora of means to this ficcish end - LiveJournal communities for just about any fandom you can think of (and a few I'd really rather not think of), del.icio.us links tagged to a fare-thee-well for every pairing under the sun, fannish wikis and other resources beyond numbering. My little project has fallen behind the curve of technology, and become the merest eddy in our slashy stream."
See also: PerpetualGayle op Twitter: "Okay! Fandom history time! I'm taking you back to the days of the Slash Page Database!", Archived version (Part 1) and PerpetualGayle op Twitter: "Go back to my tweets about needing an age statement to be on an email list where even the MENTION of a homosexual relationship is considered an R-rating and think about the world that Minotaur lived in.", Archived version (Part 2)