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#301846 - 06/27/23 12:14 PM What happened to edcforums.com?
chaosmagnet Offline
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I know there’s at least a little crossover between here and there — does anyone know what’s going on? The site’s been down for several days now.

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#301847 - 06/27/23 02:18 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
pforeman Offline
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It was discussed a while back that the dot com version was going away but the dot org version will still be up.

http://www.equipped.org/

Hope that helps... Then again I may be "off base" and didn't really get your question. I think the com to org thing was/is for all the sites.


Edited by pforeman (06/27/23 02:19 PM)

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#301848 - 06/27/23 02:25 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: pforeman]
pforeman Offline
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Ok... I'm an idiot and did not really read properly. Yup, the EDC forums site seems to be gone.

I've noticed several sites over the last few months have either shutdown or simply disappeared. There have also been a few sites that have been "de-platformed" which have turned up in new places on different service provider sites. The odd thing I find is that there are also sites that "signed off" several years ago, are never updated but are still on-line... it's just odd.

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#301849 - 06/28/23 01:52 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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What a shame! I was there for many years and liked the forum but it was always unstable for me, lots of outages and downtime. Sadly a lot of great info will be lost if it's truly gone forever.
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#301850 - 06/28/23 03:52 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Yeah, ouch. There are hard cash costs to keeping a legacy website up and running. Server costs, domain costs, security worries -- it's a bottomless pit.

The internet can remember it for you, wholesale. Woo! If you pay.

And so much can be lost. The internet can forget it for you, wholesale. Click, click, click, and it's gone forever.

Tip o' the hat to Doug Ritter for keeping this forum alive, even if only for the evergreen knowledge it contains.

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#301859 - 06/29/23 02:01 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Looks like it's back up. No word yet on what happened.

Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Tip o' the hat to Doug Ritter for keeping this forum alive, even if only for the evergreen knowledge it contains.


Well said sir!

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#301861 - 06/30/23 12:21 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Phaedrus Offline
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I'll have to check it out!
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#301949 - 08/20/23 07:02 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
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Another tip of the hat to Doug

In addition to the knowledge this forum contains, there is something psychological about it. It is one of the few things remaining intact thru the years and waves of change.

Thanks Doug, and everyone who helps keep this place and its warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks, from the other side of the planet

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#301957 - 08/20/23 02:54 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
pforeman Offline
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Thanks to Doug and the rest for keeping the forum up and running. Also - it looks like the EDC Forum is 'down' again. I don't check it often but like to get some ideas now and again.

Hopefully it will be resolved and the site will be up soon.

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#301977 - 08/23/23 09:31 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Looks to me like edcforums is pining for the fjords. I'll miss the forum -- it led me first to Doug's RSK Mk1 and in turn led me here.

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