Walk the Dinosaur
Walk the Dinosaur was a shock site created and hosted by LOLShock, available from April 2008 until the first half of 2022. This one, alongside the complete series created by LOLShock during its existence, has been parked ending with almost 14 years of service.
The website, according to its first entry made by the organization Alexa Crawls, was registered during the fourth month of 2008 and at least existed since Monday, 21 April of that year; since that date, the Internet Archive technologies have registered 192 times the domain, being the last entry made on Friday, 21 January 2022, but the website was parked or removed a while after this previous register.
On April 21, 2008, the website consisted of two centered text boxes backed up by a bottom with repetitive patterns of a Brachiosaurus-like silhouette accompanied by two dark-colored hearts (each one on both sides of the creature), two pink-colored lightning bolts, and the onomatopoeia "rawr" (also pink-colored). With respect to the contents displayed on the text boxes, from the upper one to the downer one: We found the words Walk the Dinosaur that heads the main Macromedia Flash archive featured simply as dino.swf, a low-resolution animation of two dinosaurs having sex in the 69 positions, while the song Walk The Dinosaur by Was (Not Was) plays (which is actually played in several movies like the Yabba-Dabba-disaster film The Flintstones and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs). The text walkthedinosaur.com is displayed on the lower left side of the animation; in the second box, we found a list of another 5 shock sites created by the developer of LOLShock back then, headed by the caption "Other High Quality Sites".
Between these years, 20 snapshots were taken (omitting the first one), having some of them a slight change in the characterization of outer links. From Wednesday, June 4, 2008, to Friday, September 25, 2009, the website displayed the same contents described in the first part, with the distinctive feature of the insertion of the first announcement ("SITE NEWS: My buddy from college is a pervert and just started the YouTube of porn!" quoting directly part of the text disposed of, the site later identified as teentube4free.com) and the self-announcement of other contents created back then ("OR - YOU WANT MORE SHOCK?!? - LOLSHOCK Shock Sites! - The total list of shock sites!" quoting directly the content) on the downer text box. The caption "Other High Quality Sites" as well as the list of initial shock sites was suppressed, and the text box border has been duplicated.
Between Wednesday, November 25, 2009, and Thursday, May 27, 2010, 17 snapshots with the same integrity of contents were taken by Alexa Crawlers.
As well as the previous content revisions did during part of 2008 and 2009, walkthedinosaur.com didn't present notable changes at all, but in this time interval, another advertising space was added in the inner part of the webpage (separated from the main text boxes), publicizing the currently active dating website Fling.com. Little pop-up windows generated by the advertising contents for Fling.com were also added, simulating a notification from old messenger services.
2010 changes history
Unlike the last three parts, in 2010, a few less-important changes were made to the website, with the total conservation of the main elements (e.g. the original dino.swf archive and the referential bottom patterns shown since the first entry), the suppression of the advertising tools used for Fling.com and the short-time addition of advertising space on the downer part of the general text box (sharing space with the teentube4free.com advert), used for the currently extinct link generator HTSTI.com (quoting the heading text: "How To Answer Noob Questions (Very Lulz)"). There are 4 snapshots that registered these changes, developed between Friday, June 11, and Thursday, July 22, 2010, being the first capture that kept the website's original esthetics after 2008.
2011 changes history
Between Wednesday, February 2, and Monday, December 5, 2011, 16 snapshots with almost the same integrity of contents were taken by Alexa Crawlers.
As well as the previous content revisions have done during part of 2008 and 2009, there were changes to self-advertising announcements for LOLShock and outer contents. According to the entry made on Wednesday, February 2, walkthedinosaur.com was still using the same interface (same background patterns, same text boxes distribution, the usage of dino.swf, disposal of the advertising space and self-announcement space for other LOLShock creations), having the downer textbox (tighten up with an inner box and an outer box) a hierarchic-like structure, using an inner box to contain advertising content for the currently defunct websites babesfree.org and in.teenxxxmag.com, used in replacement of former teentube4free.com adverts (keeping the same structure) and for the quoted self-announcement text. The outer box was used to contain the HTSTI.com advert. Below the rectangular space used to dispose of the main Flash animation in the upper box, a Facebook sharing button (an unregistered outer function on Wayback Machine) and another Facebook plugin (with incomplete elements turning invisible for the browser) were inserted to diffuse the mentioned website.
During the next 15 entries done between Wednesday, June 15, and Monday, December 5, some less-important changes were made, changing the advertising contents but keeping the original inner elements of the website. The two-part general textbox was suppressed, using only one space that contains the next mentioned elements (listed from top to bottom): A box used for the currently active adult ad network JuicyAds (juicyads.com), the original dino.swf, Facebook sharing plugins (adding a Twitter plugin on the last two 2011 entries) and another self-announcement text used for LOLShock in replacement of the former one, simply featured as "Go here for more -->SHOCK SITES". On the other hand, a separate paragraph that announces the mentioned babesfree.org and in.teenxxxmag.com displays at the bottom of the site, changing the structure of the former advertising text: "HELP: My buddy from college has started a free Porn Youtube site!", quoting directly part of the text disposed of. At the top of the site, another advertising space is disposed of for JuicyAds.
2012 entries history
- Shockchan mirror: web.archive.org/web/20220131160512/shockchan.com/walk-the-dinosaur