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|Current owner(s): Matt the Yak|
|Type of site: Hoaxes and Sprites|
|Created on: 2000|
| Current status: Online|
Sonic Vegemite was founded by Matt the Yak AKA Estel in 2000, evolving from his own personal site, Yakpage. It is mostly a humor site with a massive hoaxes section as well as the site's trademark "What Cheeses Me Off!" section, where users can submit an article about things that they despise and Matt will personally answer them and put them online. The site also boasts a large MIDI section.
Named after the popular Australian food condiment vegemite, the name is meant to be a pun of the Sega Saturn compilation disc Sonic Jam. It is one of the few Sonic sites that has little to no information on the Sonic game series, hence the site's slogan, "Because you already know what the games are called." As Matt put it, "If I was to put a game info section on this page, what would I do? Copy-paste from GHZ?".
Also responsible for the fangame When Tails Gets Bored.
The site closed, co-incidentally, on September 11th 2008 due to lack of interest on Matt's part, too many hoaxes being submitted, problems with the host, and disorganization.
On Friday, September 21st, 2018, Matt announced the revival on Sonic Vegemite under a brand new website. It is unclear whether the website will still be a hoaxing/sprite website.