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About.com Closed Guide Relocation Directory
and Assistance Links 

This Page Is A 
Scout Report Selection
Scout Report Selection

This page was set up as clearinghouse for displaced About.com guide sites, their editors, and web users. It is no longer updated.

A larger list can be found here.  About.com was one of the Web's most unique collections of guide sites, and each site was run by a person. Each person spent countless hours building topical content about subjects they were passionate about. They were what made About.com great. 

Several of the displaced Guides/editors are trying to create new privately owned topical web guides at new locations.  Below is a directory to the new URLs and resources to help all former About.com Guides who are trying to start up new topical sites. 

This guide is arranged alphabetically into two parts as follows:

Section 1). About.com guide relocation information
Section 2). Services available for displaced About.com guides

If you know of any new topical web guides created by former About.com 
Guides/editors, please send us the new site's URL. If you are a former About.com Guide that needs help, let me know.  Former About.com Guides may benefit from my free article written especially for you, called Find and Reclaim Links to Your Previous Guide Site

If you are seeking an in-depth link building plan or linking services, have a look at Eric Ward's services.
 
 

Section 1). About.com guides relocation information:

Former About.com Guide Site (Sites are listed alphabeticlly. Click each one for new info and links)

A-D
Anime
Arctic/Northern Culture
Austria and Switzerland for Visitors
Babylon 5 Fans
Basketry
Cartooning
Chatting Online

E-H
Entrepreneurs
Europe for Visitors
Folk Art
Gay/Lesbian Issues
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Health for Kids

I-L
Insurance Industry
Ireland for Visitors
Italian Culture
Jazz - Classic
Jazz - Contemporary
Kids' Exchange
Lansing, Michigan
Latin
Latino Cutlure
Lesbian Life

M-P
Mexican Food
Music Video
Minor League Baseball
Orlando for Visitors
Public Relations

Q-T
Radio Controlled Vehicles
Science and Nature For Kids
Stamp Collecting
Switzerland and Austria for Visitors
TV and Movies for Kids
Toys and Collectibles

U-Z
Victoria BC Canada
Weaving
Wichita

More to come as I hear of them
Site details below


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Anime - http://anime.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Glenn and Kristyn Schmall
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Anime Tourist
New Guide URL:.........http://www.anime-tourist.com/
Guide Editor Name:.....Glenn Schmall
Guide Contact Email:...animetourist(--at--)yahoo.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Arctic/Northern Culture - http://arcticculture.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Murray Lundberg
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........ExploreNorth
New Guide URL:.........http://www.explorenorth.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Murray Lundberg
Guide Contact Email:...webmaster(--at--)explorenorth.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Babylon 5 Fans - http://babylon5.about.com/
Closed Guide Editor:...Mike Helba
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Worlds of JMS
New Guide URL:.........http://worldsofjms.com/
Guide Editor Name:.....Mike Helba
Guide Contact Email:...mike(--at--)worldsofjms.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.About Basketry http://basketry.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Susi Nuss
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........BasketMakers
New Guide URL:.........http://basketmakers.com (mirrored at http://basketmakers.org)
Guide Editor Name:.....Susi Nuss
Guide Contact Email:...susibasket(--at--)basketmakers.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Chatting Online - http://chatting.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Julie Martin
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........GoodChatting.com
New Guide URL:.........http://www.goodchatting.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Julie Martin
Guide Contact Email:...julie(--at--)goodchatting.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Cartooning - http://cartooning.about.com/ 
Closed Guide Editor:...Peter Oakley 
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........Internet Cartoons Forum
New Guide URL:.........http://www.cartoonsforum.com/
Guide Editor Name:.....Peter Oakley 
Guide Contact Email:...tooner(--at--)cartoonsforum.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Entrepreneurs - http://entrepreneurs.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Judith Kautz
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Small Business Notes
New Guide URL:.........http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Judith Kautz
Guide Contact Email:...info(--at--)smallbusinessnotes.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Europe for Visitors  http://goeurope.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Durant Imboden
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Europe for Visitors
New Guide URL:.........http://europeforvisitors.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Durant Imboden
Guide Contact Email:...durant(--at--)europeforvisitors.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Folk Art - http://folkart.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Folk Art with Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder
New Guide URL:.........http://www.jantjeblokhuismulder.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder
Guide Contact Email:...jan(--at--)jantjeblokhuismulder.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Gay/Lesbian Issues - http://gaylesissues.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Deborah Levinson 
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes 
New Guide:.............Gay/Lesbian Issues
New Guide URL:.........http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues
Guide Editor name:.....Deborah Levinson
Guide Contact:.........gaylesissues(--at--)rslevinson.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.GIS (Geographic Information Systems)- http://gis.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Caitlin Dempsey
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........gislounge
New Guide URL:.........http://www.gislounge.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Caitlin Dempsey
Guide Contact Email:...editor(--at--)gislounge.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Health for Kids - http://www.kidshealth.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Kelly Rivera
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........About Children's Health
New Guide URL:.........http://www.aboutchildrenshealth.com 
Guide Editor Name:.....Kelly Rivera
Guide Contact Email:...kelly(--at--)aboutchildrenshealth.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Ireland for Visitors - http://irelandforvisitors.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Suzanne Barrett 
Did Guide Relocate.....YES
New Guide Name:........Suzanne Barrett's Ireland for Visitors
New Guide URL:.........http://www.irelandforvisitors.com/
Guide Editor Name:.....Suzanne Barrett 
Guide Contact Email:...host(--at--)irelandforvisitors.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Italian Culture - http://italianculture.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Anthony Parente
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Italiansrus.com
New Guide URL:.........http://www.italiansrus.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Anthony Parente
Guide Contact Email:...anthony(--at--)italiansrus.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Insurance Industry 
Closed Guide Editor:...James W. Moore, CIC
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Risk Industry
New Guide URL:.........http://www.riskindustry.com
Guide Editor Name:.....James W. Moore, CIC
Guide Contact Email:...riskindustry(--at--)riskindustry.com
Closed Guide Name/URL:.Jazz: Classic - http://classicjazz.about.com

Closed Guide Editor:...Marshall Bowden
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes
New Guide:.............Jazzitude
New Guide URL:.........http://www.jazzitude.com
Guide Editor name:.....Marshall Bowden
Guide Contact:.........mbowden(--at--)jazzitude.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Jazz: Contemporary
Closed Guide Editor:...Blaine Fallis
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes
New Guide:.............ModernJazz
New Guide URL:.........http://modernjazz.com
Guide Editor name:.....Blaine Fallis
Guide Contact:.........b(--at--)modernjazz.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Kids' Exchange - http://kidexchange.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Wendy Hogan
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Kids' Turn Central
New Guide URL:.........http://www.kidsturncentral.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Wendy Hogan
Guide Contact Email:...whogan(--at--)kidsturncentral.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Lansing, Michigan - http://lansing.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Lori Holuta
Is Guide Relocating?...Yes
New Guide Name:........MidMichiganders
New Guide URL:.........http://midmichigander.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Lori Holuta
Guide Contact Email:...lori(--at--)midmichigander.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Latin - http://latin.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Janet Burns
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes
New Guide:.............Latin Language at Little Venture
New Guide URL:.........http://home.houston.rr.com/mrex 
Guide Editor name:.....Janet Burns
Guide Contact:.........mrex(--at--)houston.rr.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Latino Culture
Closed Guide Editor:...Richard L Vázquez
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes
New Guide:.............Las Culturas
New Guide URL:.........http://www.LasCulturas.com
Guide Editor name:.....Richard L Vázquez
Guide Contact:.........editor(--at--)lasculturas.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Lesbian Life - http://lesbianlife.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Therese Jansen 
Is Guide Relocating:...Yes 
New Guide:.............Lesbian Worlds
New Guide URL:.........http://www.lesbianworlds.com
Guide Editor name:.....Therese Jansen
Guide Contact:.........tjansen(--at--)lesbianworlds.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.MexicanFood - URL:  http://mexicanfood.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Jessica Cuba
Is Guide Relocating?...yes
New Guide Name:........RecipeGal
New Guide URL:.........http://www.recipegal.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Jessica Cuba
Guide Contact Email:...Jessica(--at--)recipegal.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Minor League Baseball - http://minorleagueball.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Gary Reed
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Minor League Baseball Journal
New Guide URL:.........http://FloridaStateLeague.com 
Guide Editor Name:.....Gary Reed
Guide Contact Email:...gary(--at--)reedcapital.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Music Video htto://musicvideo.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Angela Thor
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........All Info About Music Videos
New Guide URL:.........http://musicvideos.allinfo-about.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Angela Thor
Guide Contact Email:...musicvideos(--at--)allinfo-about.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Orlando for Visitors - http://goorlando.about.com
Old Forum URL:.........http://forums.about.com/ab_goorlando
Closed Guide editor:...Edith Stull
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........All Info About Florida
New Guide URL:.........http://florida.allinfo-about.com
New Forum URL:.........http://forums.delphi.com/floridainfo/start
Guide Editor Name:.....Edith Stull
Guide Contact Email:...florida(--at--)allinfo-about.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Public Relations - http://publicrelations.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Steven Van Hook
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........All About Public Relations
New Guide URL:.........http://aboutpublicrelations.net
Guide Editor Name:.....Steven R. Van Hook
Guide Contact Email:...srvanhook(--at--)aboutpublicrelations.net


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Radio Controlled Vehicles - http://rcvehicles.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Hank Hagquist
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Team RCV
New Guide URL:.........http://teamrcv.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Hank Hagquist
Guide Contact Email:...hankster(--at--)hobbie.com


Closed Guide Name/URL:.Science and Nature for Kids - http://kidscience.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Gayle Olson
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........Science for Families
New Guide URL:.........http://scienceforfamilies.allinfo-about.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Gayle Olson
Guide Contact Email:...toyscollectibles(--at--)allinfo-about.com

Other sites from these editors
http://allaboutbob.150m.com
http://aloha.150m.com
http://anywhere.150m.com
http://vancouverfolkfest.150m.com
http://emporiumetc.150m.com
http://lotusland.150m.com



Closed Guide Name/URL:.Stamp Collecting http://stamps.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Michael Mills
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........Glassine Surfer
New Guide URL:.........http://www.glassinesurfer.com 
Guide Editor Name:.....Michael Mills
Guide Contact Email:...mike(--at--)glassinesurfer.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Switzerland & Austria for Visitors - http://goswitzerland.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Cheryl Imboden
Is Guide Relocating?...YES
New Guide Name:........Switzerland & Austria for Visitors
New Guide URL:.........http://switzaustriaforvisitors.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Cheryl Imboden
Guide Contact Email:...cheryl(--at--)europeforvisitors.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.TV and Movies for Kids
Closed Guide Editor:...Margaret Smith
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........All Info About the Family Screen Scene
New Guide URL:.........http://familyscreenscene.allinfoabout.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Margaret Smith
Guide Contact Email:...familyscreenscene(--at--)allinfoabout.com
Closed Guide Name/URL:.Toys and Collectibles - 

Closed Guide Editor:...Bob Olson
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........All Info About Toys and Collectibles
New Guide URL:.........http://toyscollectibles.allinfo-about.com/
Guide Editor Name:.....Bob Olson
Guide Contact Email:...toyscollectibles(--at--)allinfo-about.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Victoria BC Canada
Closed Guide Editor:...Rick Bateman
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........Victoria, British Columbia
New Guide URL:.........http://rbateman.com/victoria/victoria.htm
Guide Editor Name:.....Rick Bateman
Guide Contact Email:...See site

Closed Guide Name/URL: Weaving - http://weaving.about.com
Old Forum URL:.........http://forums.about.com/ab-weaving/
closed Guide editor:...Paivi Suomi
Is Guide Relocating?...YES 
New Guide Name:........All Fiber Arts
New Guide URL:.........http://www.allfiberarts.com
New Forum URL:.........http://www.delphi.com/fiberarts
Guide Editor Name:.....Paivi Suomi
Guide Contact Email:...paivi(--at--)allfiberarts.com

Closed Guide Name/URL:.Wichita - http://wichita.about.com
Closed Guide Editor:...Dennis & Liz Kennedy
Is Guide Relocating?...Yes
New Guide Name:........AllAboutWichita
New Guide URL:.........http://allaboutwichita.com
Guide Editor Name:.....Dennis & Liz Kennedy
Guide Contact Email:...denniskennedy(--at--)wscribe.com


Section 2). Services available for displaced About.com guides
 

Marketing help or linking assistance
ARTICLE: Find and Reclaim Links to Your Previous Guide Site

Venues where your expertise is welcome
1). Zeal Welcomes All Former About.com Guides
2). The Gimpsy community
 

Free Web hosting space
Yahoo! GeoCities
Tripod
AOL Hometown

Offer from SeaViewer Cameras Inc. - Dave Arbasak
We can possibly offer sponsored virtual domain hosting for terminated
guide(s) to set up their topics, if they are somewhat related to our
business - underwater video cameras.  This might include sub-topics
under the following general categories:
1) any marine science 
2) some water sports 
3) S.A.R. (search and rescue/recovery) 
4) swimming instruction/competition
5) some fishing/boating/diving topics 
6) photography/videography - marine or other

Offer from All Stitched Up - Carleen Fisk
I would be interested in offering space to about.com guides who are 
related to cross stitch, needlework, crafting, etc.

Offer from LLRX for legal related guides
Sabrina I. Pacifici  <llrx(--at--)cais.com>
Editor, Publisher, Web Manager LLRX.com 
I would be interested in hosting relevant guides on LLRX.com

Offer from Virtual Learning Resources Center for academic/school related guides
Send email to Michael Bell  <webmaster(--at--)lrcmail.zzn.com>
I would be interested in hosting a limited number of displaced guides 
provided that they are related to some type of academic/school 
information of interest to high school and community college stuents.

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