Zooks are awesome. I gave one away to Fishfan and then a few months later he stopped being active and I guess lost interest in waterwarfare. Pretty lame. I'm just not sure about how useful they are where we play.
As for the lost images, this issue is incredible all over the web. Look up directions on google for anything, and if the topic is over 2 years old half the pictures won't be there. I've been looking at a lot of guitar advice forums and there are some really great discussions that have helpful links that end up going nowhere. A lot of times the content stays up, but the url of a page changes. For instance, I no longer have hydrowar.com anymore. This wasn't really a problem we had back in the day. Of course, we had far worse issues, and things are much better now, but it's funny to think that in yet another decade the net will be strewn with even more broken links and images than ever before.
Back when I first started Hydrowar my motto was "21st Century Warfare" to mark my site as an evolution of sorts that recognized games like 1hk and using much more advanced tactics than just "have an XP escort a CPS because CPS are vulnerable when pumping" because none of the previous websmasters (that term feels antiquated) actually knew how to fire tapshots... but it's super funny to think that because waterwarfare sites had only been around for like 4 years at that point, which is nothing these days, but back in October of 2000 that was an insane amount of time, especially if you're 12.