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Old 06-01-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
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has Roseville/carl shut down Bill B,s 32 v/8 site? I tried a couple of times to get on, all I got is site is not available, a couple of days ago he said he was going to shut it down, I guess he did
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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Looks like it's gone. There was some drama about the lack of activity about the new block, and the last time I was on there, it seemed that some tempers were on the edge. I personally tried to contribute ax much as I could until about a year ago when it seemed to slow down a lot and I never seemed to get back there. Too bad
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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Fortunately the Techno Site seems to still be up: http://www.btc-bci.com/~billben/flathead.htm
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:38 AM   #4
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Heck we never want to loose all that valuable info on the techno site. I for one refer to it often.
Gone but certainly not forgotten.
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Perhaps if those who liked the site would have posted there, it would still be there.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:54 AM   #6
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Perhaps if those who liked the site would have posted there, it would still be there.
Easier said than done. It's a self-perpetuating thing. I tried consciously to go there and contribute what and when I could, but after seeming weeks of no activity, I found I hadn't been there in weeks (or months) myself. It's a lose, that's for sure.

To those who have been around longer and may be in the know : Should anything be done to save the information on the "Tech Site", or is it in good hands?
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:04 AM   #7
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Do you have the full web address saved? Have you looked for it here? - http://archive.org/web/
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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I also hate to see the site shut down, as friend Bill Bentley put a lot of time and effort keeping it going for many years, and as did Carl the last few. Activity has been on the decline for some time, but slowed considerably the last year or so, and like tubman, found myself loosing interest for days/weeks at a time.

I do hope the valuable Techno Source site stays up and available, but I have no idea what's involved to accomplish that.
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:27 PM   #9
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russ/40,you seem to know carl pretty well, any chance you could ask him to give the site one more go around?
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:46 PM   #10
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russ/40,you seem to know carl pretty well, any chance you could ask him to give the site one more go around?
I'm in agreement with Carl, it was time to close the site. There was not enough activity to justify the expense or the time to administer it. You folks had the opportunity, but there is no reason to believe there would be anything different if it remained open. It is sad, but it is what it is. The popularity of Fordbarn did not help. It is understandable, as Fordbarn is a great site, well run and worthy of its prominence.

The future of the techno-site, well, time will tell.

here it is:
www.btc-bci.com/~billben/flathead.htm
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From what little I remember from my "Running Internet Sites" days, the "~billben" is a reference to an individual's personal storage area on some computer someplace. As such, I am lead to believe that that information is at some level of peril. We should do what we can to make sure it is not lost. Hopefully Carl will see that it is retained somehow for now, but what about later? I'm not close enough to the situation to start anything, but I would offer any help I can give.
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There are utilities like HTTrack that will download an entire website to your hard drive. If a couple people here do that, in the event that the site is abandoned it could be uploaded to a new server or appended to another existing site.

In the meantime the archive.org site will keep it available publicly.
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