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Offline mikecho

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lostwackys.com still not functioning
« on: April 22, 2021, 04:05:35 PM »
Can someone please contact Rusty (if he's still even on this forum) and ask him what happened to lostwackys.com, why it hasn't been updated to modern times and most important of all, why isn't it functioning properly? Every time I try to look up things, say on the Lost Wackys page, for example, most of the time I end up getting a blank white page with a short note in the upper left hand corner basically telling me that what I want to look at is, for some reason or other, unavailable.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2021, 07:02:45 PM by mikecho »

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 11:08:35 AM »
I came across this account of Rustyís medical problems when I was looking for wacky info. I assume this is the reason he hasnít tended to the site and probably will not. Iím not sure if anyone in the hobby was aware of all this, I was not, but I sure hope he is making progress in recovering from these serious issues.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rusty-erpenbeck-and-familys-brain-injury-journey?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 11:36:13 AM »
I came across this account of Rustyís medical problems when I was looking for wacky info. I assume this is the reason he hasnít tended to the site and probably will not. Iím not sure if anyone in the hobby was aware of all this, I was not, but I sure hope he is making progress in recovering from these serious issues.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rusty-erpenbeck-and-familys-brain-injury-journey?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer
Wow, I didn't know about this. Please give him my best and tell him I really loved his website.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 11:46:22 AM »
Wow, I didn't know about this. Please give him my best and tell him I really loved his website.

I am not in touch with him, I actually have never even spoken to him. But I do feel his situation deserves some hobby acknowledgement given all his contributions.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 11:58:10 AM »
I came across this account of Rustyís medical problems when I was looking for wacky info. I assume this is the reason he hasnít tended to the site and probably will not. Iím not sure if anyone in the hobby was aware of all this, I was not, but I sure hope he is making progress in recovering from these serious issues.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rusty-erpenbeck-and-familys-brain-injury-journey?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer
I posted about this months ago, it just wasn't in a thread highlighting the issue. 
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Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 12:35:17 PM »
I posted about this months ago, it just wasn't in a thread highlighting the issue.

Never saw it, but I probably never look at the majority of threads here.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 08:54:26 AM »
I came across this account of Rustyís medical problems when I was looking for wacky info. I assume this is the reason he hasnít tended to the site and probably will not. Iím not sure if anyone in the hobby was aware of all this, I was not, but I sure hope he is making progress in recovering from these serious issues.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rusty-erpenbeck-and-familys-brain-injury-journey?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer
Oh my goodness. I had no idea. His website is one of my favorites to look through.
We will pray for Rusty and his family for sure.
Thank you for letting us know.

Offline The Collector

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 10:56:04 AM »
Try Google Chrome. Seems to be working for me.

Offline g.u.e.s.t.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2021, 08:55:40 AM »
I came across this account of Rustyís medical problems when I was looking for wacky info. I assume this is the reason he hasnít tended to the site and probably will not. Iím not sure if anyone in the hobby was aware of all this, I was not, but I sure hope he is making progress in recovering from these serious issues.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rusty-erpenbeck-and-familys-brain-injury-journey?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer

I had no idea. Thanks for sharing. It looks like the last update was Feb 2020. Does anyone know how he's doing now? He has been a huge contributor to our hobby. I wish him and his family the best.

Offline mikecho

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2021, 10:18:02 AM »
Is there any way we can ask Rusty's family about possibly reactivating the currently unavailable pages in lostwackys.com without sounding too presumptuous?
« Last Edit: September 04, 2021, 11:51:35 AM by mikecho »

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2021, 02:26:58 PM »
Is there any way we can ask Rusty's family about possibly reactivating the currently unavailable pages in lostwackys.com without sounding too presumptuous?

No.

Offline mikecho

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2021, 06:50:19 PM »
Look up lostwackys.com on the Wayback Machine Internet archive: https://archive.org/web/.  Then choose an older date of the site and see if the pages that aren't working existed at that time.  I'll bet that with a little work, you can find them all.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2021, 05:22:51 PM »
Site seems to work pretty well with some dead end links, what specifically is missing?  He was in the middle of moving content to other domains so it seems stuff is scattered all over the place.
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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2021, 05:44:57 PM »
Is this page linked to anywhere on lostwackys?  Looks like Rusty has content out there that wasn't pieced together

http://www.lostwackys.com/CHRISTMAS/JAY-christmas-5.htm
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Offline mikecho

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2021, 08:03:08 PM »
Is this page linked to anywhere on lostwackys?  Looks like Rusty has content out there that wasn't pieced together

http://www.lostwackys.com/CHRISTMAS/JAY-christmas-5.htm
You found it! Thanks!

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2021, 08:16:12 PM »
You found it! Thanks!
Had no idea you were looking for that there seems to be several of them
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Offline mikecho

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2021, 08:18:13 PM »
Had no idea you were looking for that there seems to be several of them
Yes, a lot of pages doing it the other way were completely unavailable.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2021, 09:01:14 PM »
Yes, a lot of pages doing it the other way were completely unavailable.
I don't know what you mean by the other way but most of the links on the page are good now
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Offline mikecho

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2021, 06:59:21 PM »
I don't know what you mean by the other way but most of the links on the page are good now
What I meant was looking up lostwackys.com normally.

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Re: lostwackys.com still not functioning
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2021, 05:49:49 AM »
What I meant was looking up lostwackys.com normally.
Most of the links on lostwackys are good now but not all content is refernced by lost wackys likevthese lynch xmas cards.
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