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PostSubject: RIP PUTC   March 25th 2014, 5:45 pm


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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 25th 2014, 6:44 pm

They never had any intention of keeping them. Goddamned sorry lying assholes.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 25th 2014, 10:19 pm

Ol' Mike must be livid with what they've done to his site.  Mad 

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 25th 2014, 11:24 pm

Ulmus wrote:
Ol' Mike must be livid with what they've done to his site.   Mad 

I don't doubt,  PUTC was his baby ... iirc he started it. A big tip of the hat to you and everyone else involved in getting this place started and up and running. 
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 9:10 am

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it's official 

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/03/pickuptruckscom-forums-to-close.html


It was inevitable! Cars.com didn't give a shit about it!
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 9:38 am

It is amazing how some can think a blog format is better at getting technical questions answered than the old forums were.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 10:22 am

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It is amazing how some can think a blog format is better at getting technical questions answered than the old forums were.


The RIFF-RAFF like it because they can post under a bazillion different names, say basically anything they want, and go back to their homework and chores at the end of the day. Those blogs almost always end up in a bunch of childish school-yard banter. Not my cup of tea.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 11:33 am

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It is amazing how some can think a blog format is better at getting technical questions answered than the old forums were.

It's because most people now can't form a thought or a coherent sentence past 140 characters. They simply lack communication skills, and it shows. Moreover they don't even try. Too bad as just like PUTC there was a good core group of members that knew how to conduct themselves and participate in a constructive manor.

I just bailed from another forum because every post could have been a twitter message. Scrolling through pages of threads digging out two or three relevant, informational, well thought out posts wasn't worth it. The people who run the site didn't have a concern in the world, as long as the revenue was flowing in.

One sponsor in particular would jump into threads and off the wall from left field would declare they're product would solve, cancer, world hunger, and provide never ending peace for humanity.

They didn't respond or even try to reign in the shenanigans. Bye bye.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 12:00 pm

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Diesel Dan wrote:
It is amazing how some can think a blog format is better at getting technical questions answered than the old forums were.


The RIFF-RAFF like it because they can post under a bazillion different names, say basically anything they want, and go back to their homework and chores at the end of the day. Those blogs almost always end up in a bunch of childish school-yard banter. Not my cup of tea.

exactly,

there is no accountability there

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 26th 2014, 1:26 pm

For people that run a website, they seem awful burdened by running a website.

It's what they do, but at the same time, they have no wish to actually do it.

For Mike, it was his passion, for the tools there now, it's just something they do until they can draw Social Security.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 27th 2014, 12:15 pm

That announcement should have read something like this.


As some have noted we have let the forums go to shit and have been doing so for a long time. We are in the process of moving our website and will not include forums because if we did, we would let them go to shit. We appreciate the vast knowledge our members bring, which is why a we let a great resource die. The comment section will remain and we will halfassed moderate it the way we have been doing. We appreciate your continued participation, but please participate in the train wreck under each story.




There, I think that's a bit more accurate.  Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 27th 2014, 9:49 pm

I think you nailed it, Scout.   

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 28th 2014, 9:54 am

Hopefully they continue to fail.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   March 28th 2014, 10:22 am

Good luck to them getting $3 billion for a non-tangible product or asset. Something that could be valued 100% one day and 10% the next, no thanks. How bout that twitter stock off 37% in the last 90 days.

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 1:28 pm

it's gone along with all our hard work and post for over 10 years

what a joke

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 1:48 pm

AssDouchery runs deep and wide with that bunch
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 2:44 pm

Breathing Borla wrote:
it's gone along with all our hard work and post for over 10 years

what a joke

Regardless of what the bloggers think we all offered technical advice and real world experiences to many, many people over the years.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 4:38 pm

most of the guys in the blogs have no idea what they fuck they are talking about, I bet the ave age is 16 with no truck ownership, hauling, towing, off-roading, etc

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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 4:49 pm

Basement dwelling bloglidites.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 5:22 pm

There are a few people in that blog that seem to be good posters. It's unfortunate for them that they don't move on to better places to chat.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 9th 2014, 10:10 pm

Any way to search the old (web archive?) forums? There's A LOT of info there.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 10th 2014, 10:55 am

I had the forum home page bookmarked but when I tried to pull it up I didn't get anything. I'm guessing if you can't get to the homepage the info within is also unavailable.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 10th 2014, 12:19 pm

Most of it seems to be on web-archive.org...but I'm not sure how I can search that.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 12:27 pm

It's been a week, possibly more since I tried to go to the PUTC site. A minute ago I tried to check the news section and all I get is "unknown domain: news.pickuptrucks.com". Anyone know how long the news section has been down? Is this a temporary thing or is the site slowly getting dismantled?
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 12:51 pm

I'm getting the same message. Maybe the site is imploding or something? Not that Cars.com gives a damn!
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 1:13 pm

News section no go for me as well.
Even current articles along the bottom fault out when trying to access.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 4:38 pm

[root@macheen ~]# nslookup
> pickuptruck.com
Server: 192.168.1.2
Address: 192.168.1.2#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: pickuptruck.com
Address: 74.119.98.141

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: pickuptrucks.com
Address: 74.119.98.141
> news.pickuptrucks.com
Server: 192.168.1.2
Address: 192.168.1.2#53

Non-authoritative answer:
news.pickuptrucks.com canonical name = cars.typepad.com.
cars.typepad.com canonical name = typepad.saymedia.com.global.prod.fastly.net.
typepad.saymedia.com.global.prod.fastly.net canonical name = global-ssl.fastly.net.
global-ssl.fastly.net canonical name = fallback.global-ssl.fastly.net.
Name: fallback.global-ssl.fastly.net
Address: 199.27.73.184
Name: fallback.global-ssl.fastly.net
Address: 199.27.73.185

http://who.is/whois-ip/ip-address/199.27.73.185

Calling up Vladimar now to see what's going on. Wink

Strange stuff going on with DNS and the C Name records. Substituting the ip 74.119.98.141 for news.pickuptrucks.com gets nothing either.

Maybe a website, hosting transfer, or DNS migration gone south. Who knows, don't really care honestly. I'm sure the crack crew at PUTC is on top of it.

Possibly didn't have the domain locked, someone got in and started making DNS changes. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 4:43 pm

Who knows with those cheap bastards. Probably didn't keep their hosting fees paid and the BLM has confiscated it.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP PUTC   April 21st 2014, 4:46 pm

pup wrote:
Probably didn't keep their hosting fees paid and the BLM has confiscated it.

  
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