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#26 Otto

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:41 AM

'Er now, what's all this then? 

I'm very tired of clicking links of great history sites and discovering they have become dead links. I'm looking to save as many as I am able.

 

We are moving forward with another efforts to create a very valuable resource at ww2.org. Details on this soon.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

You're welcome to add anything from Hyperwar that you want,  up to and including the whole shooting match. Our original mission was to get the docs out of the dusty boxes and folders and out where people could find them. 


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 02:08 PM

Now that's fantastic news. I'll keep you updates of developements.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 02:08 PM

Don't forget WWII Resources when you go grazing. 


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 05:01 PM

The Antebellum US Navy

 

Documents relating to the USN, 1775 to 1920.

 

Have fun. 


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 04:21 PM

Somebody should make a mirror of this one, too. http://www.ibiblio.o...sh war effort. 


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

Thst link is broken, but I'll shoot you an email directly Opana, lets put some framework in place for making the info available, and we'll do what we can to get more people helping transcribe documents.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

Somebody should make a mirror of this one, too. http://www.ibiblio.o...sh war effort. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/TWI/

Linkage got out of control .

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:18 AM

http://aircrewremembrancesociety.com

 

https://web.archive....ancesociety.com

 

http://www.aircrewre...esociety.co.uk/

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:48 PM

Does anyone know what's going on over at WorldWarTwoZone.com? I'm a member there (different handle) and just visited after a long hiatus, it looks like it has been abandoned to spammers. There is a good amount of research there, and some great threads especially in the modelling area which I'm interested in.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:02 PM

I hear you OMA, their modelling sections is really quite good. That site has been on my radar the past couple weeks after a member of both sites (WW2F and the zone site) emailed me about it. I've made a couple overtures to admins, but without success. Hopefully they get things sorted. When WWII info gets lost into the ether, it frustrates me to no end.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 12:48 PM

Any luck in actually reviving any as yet?



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:25 AM

Yes.

Web-birds is still in the works. And a discussion board was folded into this one a couple years back. There was a modeling site called TRUX that is stored over at ww2talk. I'm currently trying to do what I can with another good discussion board, no success yet, but I'm very hopeful. Your question makes me realize that I do need to review our previous efforts and enumerate what we've done so far. Previous success is probably a good indicator that we can help others if they are in need.

The site rescue effort isn't a primary function here, but it will take on a greater profile once this website is migrated and upgraded. There is lot of work in the queue right now, but website rescue is a major part of what I'd like to do here.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:00 PM

Thanks.

 

BTW, I am following this topic but not getting any notifications.

Last notification received 16th February 2016. Can you help?

 

Kind Regards,

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:51 PM

Thanks.
 
BTW, I am following this topic but not getting any notifications.
Last notification received 16th February 2016. Can you help?
 
Kind Regards,
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Hi David. We are moving to a new software platform in a month or so. It's not useful to make any configuration changes here in the short term as they will all be lost in short order. The best I can suggest at this point is to revisit after the software migration.

I see this topic has you interested, are there any sites you are interested in seeing restored? This effort is as much a proactive effort as it is a standing offer to website admins who could use help. I'm always willing and able to help admins keep their data online.

Discussion forums are of particular interest to me, I am currently trying to talk to a couple admins who appear to have lost interest I their sites. With any luck we can help preserve their legacies.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 01:57 PM

Hello Otto.

 

Thanks for that. I look forward to the changes.

 

If I could see one site restored, it would be Afrikakorps.org.

 

Thanks for asking!



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:29 PM

Not sure if this qualifies, but I just tried lonesentry.com and got a "This site is temporarily unavailable" message.  The operative word is "temporarily", so hopefully this is just that.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:58 AM

Oh no. That is (was) such a good site for books, etc.


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