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May 25, 2020 - 10:25:04 AM
12970 posts since 10/30/2008

I can no longer access the old Banjophiles website. I get a 501 not found error message.

Although I knew it wasn't perfect, it did have a lot of usable information, and I will miss it.

Or has it just changed web address?

Anybody know?

May 25, 2020 - 10:28:09 AM
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RioStat

USA

5208 posts since 10/12/2009

I get a "503 sevice unavailable" 

May 25, 2020 - 10:43:06 AM

2165 posts since 9/25/2006

Oh no.

May 25, 2020 - 11:03:08 AM

1172 posts since 2/4/2013

I think that's more a server error than a website error. I imagine it will reappear once the server is fixed.

May 26, 2020 - 7:53:05 AM

1172 posts since 2/4/2013

I could be wrong about this. I did a whois check and the registration has expired (on the 22nd). The owner may have overlooked this or decided not to bother.

Edited by - GrahamHawker on 05/26/2020 07:53:21

May 26, 2020 - 8:13:48 AM

BTuno

USA

886 posts since 3/3/2007

Well, there have been some pretty uncalledfor comments on BHO recently about the site. It IS a valuable asset. Like everything else, some aspects aren't perfect. But the bashing was unnecessary. I wouldn't blame the owner of banjophiles if he takes it down.

May 26, 2020 - 10:46:57 AM

1148 posts since 8/7/2017

The pandemic has affected everybody. We are all dealing with more stress than "normal". Load-shedding is a technique used by many (all?) to deal with overwhelming stress. So if the site was stressful for the owner, maybe he's just taking a break. Hopefully when things calm down he will reactivate it. If you have an email address for him, perhaps a friendly word would help him recover.

May 26, 2020 - 10:51:38 AM
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1864 posts since 1/4/2009

Its a little outdated but the internet archive has this site indexed from 2019:

 

https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/banjophiles.com

May 30, 2020 - 8:57:08 AM
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1172 posts since 2/4/2013

Banjophiles is back working

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