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Thread: TPR Download Depot down?

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    December 1 2019 and site still shows up as suspended.

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    Not looking too good, normally would have heard something by now.
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    I've just PM'd robin_hoods, has anyone else attempted to contact him?

    Edit: reminder to self read first then post. D'oh!
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    I can probably host content on JATWS.org if anyone needs it.

    Cheerio John

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    Hopefully you can be able to host the content. I thought the site would've come back by now, but it still shows as "suspended."
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    John meant his site was available to host content not that he could host TPR's if it gone it's gone.

    Looks like the main page and the forum has now gone as well.

    It is archived on the wayback machine however needs the password to download which I doubt will work on a web archive and it's then doubtful the links will work due to the password requirement.
    Malc


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    Tried it the links do not work

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    TPR is safe... It's down for routine maintenance. PWeiser can explain better.

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    My gossip is the code is very old which probably means it either needs to be rewritten or patched and there aren't that many people who like working on old code they haven't written and is undocumented.

    Realistically I suspect it has reached the end of the line.

    Cheerio John

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    So did a whois, relevant bits

    Dates 5,096 days old
    Created on 2005-12-24
    Expires on 2019-12-24
    Updated on 2018-12-01
    So registration hasn't expired yet, case of watch this space!

    If it does need updating that would be down to Meridious as it's his site.
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    I wonder how much it actually costs, to pay for, and to keep such a website open, yearly ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP242 View Post
    I wonder how much it actually costs, to pay for, and to keep such a website open, yearly ?

    Roughly speaking in the order of $100 to $150 a year. Chrome etc now prefer SSL and adding that to an old web site can be easy and free or cost dollars and be a pain to do.

    Some Trainz sites are hosted on Google which is cheaper. Domain names can add to the expense.

    Cheerio John

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