I always used the term depreciated, but according to Wikipedia it’s deprecated. It’s not trying to say it’s lost it’s value; it’s trying to say you’re discouraged from using it.
In computer terms it generally means something that has been replaced by something better/newer, but it’s still kept around for backwards compatibility.
I officially launched toxiccustard.com on 2nd December 1996. It followed on from the Toxic Custard email list that was started back at uni in 1990, about four web sites hosted in various places by some kind mailing list readers who offered space on their servers. Actually from time to time I still encounter people who read the Toxic Custard list back in the 90s, and have found themselves scarred by the experience.
I’m not even sure at exactly what point “blog”-type posts were appearing on the web site — I think it would have been late-1996, but certainly archive.org has one from July 1997. Back then nobody called them blogs of course. (My diary posts from 1994 to 1996 were dug out from the email list archives.)
But my blog has taken over most of my online content creation time, and in March 2005 I moved the blog over to danielbowen.com. I’ve tried to find the time to keep updating toxiccustard.com, but other things have occupied me.
I’m arguably less attached to some of the content there too… as I get older, some of it seems increasingly… well, immature.
So as of now, toxiccustard.com is deprecated. I’m going to leave it running, but I’m steadily putting banners up on all the pages to say I’ve stopped updating it. (And Google ads, so hopefully it can pay for its own hosting.)