Anyone know what happened to the "Medium format Megasite" ?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by gphoto120, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. gphoto120

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    I've been trying to access the Kowa 6 link on the "Medium Format Megasite" ( which had great info on many other med format cameras as well) web page and I can't link to it and many other pages as well.
    Is anyone familiar with this site and have any info?
    Thanks
     
  2. ricksplace

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  3. Dan Fromm

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    ricksplace, try the using the links on the page you directed us to. Most get a 404 error.
     
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    Yap, the site is there, but the links don't seem to go anywhere....
     
  5. winger

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    the bottom 2 sections still link to their pages, but everything above the repair section doesn't work.
     
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    Sorry I never checked. I haven't visited that site in a while.
     
  7. David Henderson

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    Link works fine for me with IE6. Straight to the index page. You get a few pop-ups too though.
     
  8. Bob F.

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    Not if you use Firefox :smile: . Now has multiple pop-up/pop-unders designed to get around google's pop-up blocker, low-rent adverts and tracking cookies... Now there's a site that has gone seriously downhill since last I visited!

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Oh, that site is a mess... talk about hard to read... and that blue background? That's web design circa 1998! OUCH.
     
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    Certainly agree the site is a mess and ancient ("Table of Contents" approach).

    Don't know whether to bookmark it or not. The articles look worthwhile but the thing hurts the eyes!
     
  11. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    I get a load of 404 when I pick sections at random. The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine might be your best bet to get stuff from the site.
     
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    That site has a lot of excellent information but yes, it is very hard to read. A lot of the posts by Richard Knoppow are outstanding and valuable. I hope they aren't lost forever.
     
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    This site was down for a long time and finally returned recently in its current state. My pop-up blockers at home filters out almost all of the extraneous stuff. I don't try going there at work, due to the obnoxiousness of the ads. I don't have nearly as much problem reading it as I did with the Luminous Landscape's black background (when I used to try to read LL).

    The old site also had a huge number of dead links. It apparently had not been updated in some time. It did have a lot of valuable information and I often went there to research subjects. I always found it to be a valuable resource. I haven't spent much time at the current incarnation. Hope it's not just a shell of the former site.
     
  14. polaski

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    Evidently it's no longer hosted at MSU. Robert Monaghan still has his faculty stuff up there along with (I believe) astronomy stuff, but I would venture a guess that the traffic got to be too much for a University server. I miss it.
     
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    It looks like it's on a free Geocities-type server. I suspect the stuff is all there, but pages become inaccessible when the bandwidth limits are reached.