Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by rocco, May 9, 2020.
What do you mean by this Rocketman? Could you elaborate please!
http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/ Last update, Feb. 2018.
I guess you can still try to buy his stuff, if he'll answer you.
Both www.backyardmetalcasting.com and www.alloyavenue.com are valid links.
The websites themselves are still running. The forum software is just b0rked for some reason.
This happened before, as you say the forum software lagged. Anon was handling updates with Lionel but he is long gone.
Good luck! Is the site content backed up anywhere? I've had search engines pop threads from AA that certainly did not show the actual website when I clicked them. If that's the case, the info is safe even if Lionel and Anon is 6feet under. I'll try to run some searches this weekend and see if I can show what I'm talking about.
Backup? I might still have a copy from 2017 when photobucket was pooching everyone.
You might have a backup of the ENTIRE site from 2017? If that's true, that's good enough in case it's current status is fatal. Dont lose it!
A lot of threads are on wayback, like this one:
Trying to do a dump of all the content is beyond me though.
I need to check backups. I scraped it at the time to get the photos back but then photobucket relented on their BS so I didn't worry about it.
Edit: looks like I only grabbed the image files (png, jpg and mp4s) and the thread references - not the entire threads. bummer
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