Hey Collector, thanks for the reply!
Oh yeah, I remember SierraForums. Definitely a cool idea. Although it’s somewhat a different concept, I like it better than the traditional webring – I think the comparison is still valid.
It would definitely be awesome to have a backup archive of the SHP site, but what you allude to was my thinking as well: I’ll be looking first to the sites that aren’t being currently updated. (By the way, I’m not considering forum content in my search to acquire fan site backups right now – just the non-forum portions of fan sites.)
I’ll definitely head over to the SHP forums and post a note there – thanks again!