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Post by corsair on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:10 am

Hiya gang... as one or two of you may have noticed, the above forum has gone belly-up for a week or two now, and attempts by another forum member and myself to contact the site admin have fallen on deaf ears, so I'm afraid it might be the case that it has disappeared for good, which is a tragedy as the information available for all to access on that site was a major bonus.

Perhaps the fact that the traffic there had dropped to the point where it was no longer viable to keep it open has something to do with the admin not repairing it; I don't know, but it saddens me to see a top-notch site like that go down.

I know, too, the admin was quite unwell some time back so there may well be health issues to boot.

In any case, if it has indeed gone the way of the dodo, then I salute Neal, and Jon, Jorg and je for their efforts and thank them for the information and enjoyment I've had from the site since 2004!

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Clive Shakedown on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:31 am

Good news re the content, there are sites that archive websites. Got this link from one
http://matsumoku.org/guitars.html
You can see and search site as it was a few weeks ago.
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Post by Clive Shakedown on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:33 am

Edit on the above, the forums don't work! Bugger.
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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by corsair on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:56 am

The actual site is still accessible, but the forums, unfortunately, are gone.

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Barry on Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:15 pm

Very sad news indeed John if true. The server is still active so there may be hope yet.
The 404 error simply means that the Forum section is not accessible via the internet. The fact that it isn't suggests to me that someone has been doing some repair work.

Not likely that the database has been lost since the original error was an access configuration problem not a software failure.

I'm hoping that we'll see it reappear sometime soon.  Neutral

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Barry on Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:02 am

Update
I just checked the Mats site before retiring for the night and as of midnight local time we're back to displaying the original General Error (SQL) message. That tells me that someone is at least "tinkering" with it. Something positive at least.

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Iceman on Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:14 pm

Beat me to it John.  I was trying like the dickens to log in over there just to see how things were faring. When I was unsuccessful I pondered posting a "what happened" thread here, as a few of us posted with fair frequency there.

I wonder if your comment on the traffic levels affects the forums as well.  Always it seemed to me that there particularly quality far outstripped quantity as is pertained to posts.
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Post by The Chad on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:22 am

Very sad news, it was a great site.
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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Barry on Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:07 pm

I'm also seeing This Message. So sumthin's a-happenin'

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by corsair on Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:09 am

I've been getting that message on the desktop from the start; I get the 404 placard on the mobile devices....

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Post by corsair on Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:43 pm

It's back!! Issues with Godaddy....

May I be the first to say "Yay!"

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Catalyst on Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:04 pm

"Yay!"...second...  rabbit
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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:42 pm

.... aaaannnnd it's gone again!! Doesn't look good this time as it's saying that the domain name hasn't been renewed.... the info and forums both gone.

Sad, here.....

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Barry on Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:52 pm

I don't know Neal well, or at all really, but it doesn't seem like him to just up and quit without warning the membership. Only recently he renewed his dedication to the site so I think something is either very wrong (I hope not) or renewal has just slipped his mind somehow.

The fact that the domain still appears in the browser URL means that ownership has not yet been lost, only that GoDaddy has made the contents unavailable, perhaps until the arrears are paid. There is generally a grace period. Let's try not to panic...yet!

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I was thinking that if worse came to worse, and assuming it was possible to obtain the data from Neal (a big assumption!), we might consider some kind of integration with our resources?

Technically, the reference info could easily be added to our website, perhaps as a sub-domain, but I don't know how best to handle the Forum data. It's a lota stuff!! affraid

Reactions? Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:44 am

Absolutely something should be done to preserve the resource IF Neal has become unwell again or has run into other difficulties, but what form that preservation should take, I don't know.

I'm trying to get in touch with Neal or the other admins, so we'll see what's going on, hopefully....

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Post by Barry on Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:16 am

Good luck John and fingers are tightly crossed for Neal.
Meanwhile I am researching ideas should accommodating the info become a possibility. Neutral

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Post by Barry on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:03 am

John, I just checked the "whois" database at GoDaddy and it shows that the domain name is valid and up to date:
Domain Name: MATSUMOKU.ORG
Domain ID: D109192726-LROR
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2016-12-05T01:27:06Z
Creation Date: 2005-12-04T19:57:37Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-12-04T19:57:37Z
Sponsoring Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
. . .
According to this record, the domain was updated on Dec 5, 2016 with expiry on Dec 12, 2017. Assuming the Domain and hosting are renewed together Neal's site should still be viable.

It appears to me like an attempt is being made at an upgrade of some sort and something has either "broken" or the site was taken down temporarily. From here it's all speculation of course but I don't think poor health would be the issue. At least I hope not.

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:17 pm

Good work, that man!! Thumb Up

So, hopefully, this is a temporary glitch....

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Post by Barry on Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:27 pm

Let's hope! I'd hate to think all that information is lost.

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Re: Matsumoku .org

Post by Barry on Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:57 am

Just one more little bit of info concerning the downed Mats site...

I had a closer look at the code behind the blank page that you see on connecting. I was able to trace it back to GoDaddy (the website's host). This is a standard default page that GoDaddy provides for the purposes of "parking" a web site.

Again, speculation, but maybe Neal is rebuilding the site and has taken the old one down temporarily???

You can read a bit more about GoDaddy Parking HERE.

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New site...maybe?

Post by Barry on Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:05 pm

OK, I'm officially confused (like there was ever a doubt)
I was noodling around and I found Neal's Home page displaying under the URL of http://www.matsumoku.net/ !!

A check of Whois gives this info. I don't know if this came first and was abandoned, or...
It's definitely live and is paid up until 2019. But get this, it's registered to a dude in Yokahama Japan!

Whois & Quick Stats
    
RegistrarGKG.NET, INC.
Registrar StatusclientTransferProhibited
DatesCreated on 2006-12-22 - Expires on 2019-12-22 - Updated on 2015-12-29   
Name Server(s)NS1.WEBLINE-DNS.COM (has 854 domains)
NS2.WEBLINE-DNS.COM (has 854 domains)
    
IP Address162.217.144.41 - 638 other sites hosted on this server   
IP Location - New York - Nanuet - Webline Services Inc
ASN AS29757 WEBLINE19 - Webline Services Inc, US (registered Mar 30, 2012)
Domain StatusRegistered And Active Website
Whois History47 records have been archived since 2007-12-04   
IP History14 changes on 7 unique IP addresses over 10 years   
Registrar History1 registrar   
Hosting History4 changes on 4 unique name servers over 10 years   
Whois Serverwhois.gkg.net
Website
Website Title  The Guitar Gallery - Guitars of Matsumoku   
Server TypeApache/2.4.18 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips Phusion_Passenger/4.0.58 mod_bwlimited/1.4
Response Code200
SEO Score97%
Terms427 (Unique: 231, Linked: 22)
Images2 (Alt tags missing: 2)
Links16   (Internal: 3, Outbound: 0)
. . .Partial Whois Record ( last updated on 2016-12-12 )

There is only the Home page. No links to anything else. But it's definitely Neal's stuff.
I have no friggin' idea at this point what in hell is going on. Is this an old abandoned site? The start of a new one?
Don\'t Know

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Post by Frenchy on Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:44 pm

Hey !!! Were is my favorite site ??? Im a Mat addict without a home !!! Surprised
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Post by Barry on Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:40 pm

Frenchy wrote:Hey !!! Were is my favorite site ???...
"Favourite"? pale
What are we, chopped liver?
If Mats disappears this could end up being the only game in town!I\'m watching you!

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Post by Frenchy on Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:38 pm

"Favourite"?
What are we, chopped liver?

Well Barry... Since i mostly have vantage guitars and Arias cant really talk about my babies !!!

Hell ! I only have 5 or 6 Westones.... Im a novice here !!! Surprised
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Post by Barry on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:08 pm

Hey Pierre, that's why God created the Non-Westone forum!
 
You wouldn't be the first to talk about a Vantage or other Mats guitars here. Rolling Eyes
Keep us in mind when you start twitching from another acquisition!

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Post by corsair on Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:25 am

..... aaanndd, it's back!!

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IT'S BA-A-A-A-C-K!!

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:05 am

No explanation as to why it was down...but he's back in business! cheers

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