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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => Loungin at da club => Topic started by: kenmasters on Sep 17, 2012, 10:20:20

Title: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: kenmasters on Sep 17, 2012, 10:20:20
Somebody didn't pay their hosting fees....  !!

http://www.2strokeworld.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: cafematty on Sep 17, 2012, 11:04:21
It happens... Granted I don't host 2strokeworld, but my hosting account isn't setup to direct bill, so I forget sometimes...
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Redbird on Sep 17, 2012, 18:58:17
Seems to be up and running now.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: 4eyes on Sep 17, 2012, 23:49:02
They ran it lean, and it seized-up......but after it cooled down, it started again.  :P :P
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: bradj on Sep 18, 2012, 02:54:41
hahaha bing bing bing.....bing.....pow...............kick kick push
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: malloy on May 20, 2018, 10:12:42
site is down again.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Sav0r on May 22, 2018, 10:48:07
It's been down going on a week now. Just a white page, which is odd. My guess is there's an issue with the forum table, but it could be just about anything.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: teazer on May 22, 2018, 12:10:10
I have been seeing a "suspended" page for days now.  Probably the site owner is out of town or sick and the hosting package expired.

I reached out to M in SC who has contacted the site owner and to John at Economy Cycle to see if he knows anything.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Sav0r on May 22, 2018, 14:10:49
Hopefully it goes back up soon, I'm getting too much work done.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: teazer on May 22, 2018, 15:03:59
You and me both.  I managed to port a set of GT550 cylinders since the site went down - they have been in the shop for almost a year.  What a PIA to port intakes and transfers.  Exhausts were easy.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Sav0r on May 22, 2018, 15:07:27
Transfers always suck in my opinion. Reminds me why I never wanted to be dentist.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: 2_strokin on May 27, 2018, 09:41:07
Just made an account here as a backup since 2strokeworld is down... anyone have any info on when it'll be back up and running?
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: BigAl8295 on Jun 02, 2018, 16:52:18
It's back up.  I was on it today.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Chuck78 on Jun 13, 2018, 10:38:59
More importantly, what happened to www.MotorcycleRoads.us? Aside from the maps and more extensive database of roads on bestbikingroads.com, www.MotorcycleRoads.us was the other most useful tool for finding twisty roads to ride our modified sporty vintage machines on due to the user feedback comments available... I'm really bummed about this. It's really useful to look at the comments over several years to monitor the pavement conditions and other issues, as well as general feedback from riders, for instance if a sport bike rider says it's twisty versus a Harley rider saying it's twisty... Lots of info that was highly useful was contained in those reviews.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: irk miller on Jun 13, 2018, 10:50:51
More importantly, what happened to www.MotorcycleRoads.us? Aside from the maps and more extensive database of roads on bestbikingroads.com, www.MotorcycleRoads.us was the other most useful tool for finding twisty roads to ride our modified sporty vintage machines on due to the user feedback comments available... I'm really bummed about this. It's really useful to look at the comments over several years to monitor the pavement conditions and other issues, as well as general feedback from riders, for instance if a sport bike rider says it's twisty versus a Harley rider saying it's twisty... Lots of info that was highly useful was contained in those reviews.

http://www.motorcycleroads.com/
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 13, 2018, 15:41:05
This is becoming more of a glaring problem across the internet.  Many active user forum sites are full of good information but they are running on an outdated, unsupported software ( that was fine 10 + years ago...)   You have admins that are struggling to keep up and keep things patched and working on a site that people depend on.  Then, what about migrating to a new, better supported platform?  Is the admin good enough to keep all that info from being lost when moving the site?  Do they really make the best choices or the easiest ones?   Drives me nuts to see good sites fall down because of their admins.    This forum is running on good software but so many others are not.   

Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: J-Rod10 on Jun 13, 2018, 16:28:55
I'd assume some of that has to do with cost.

There has to be a lot of data flowing through a forum such as this one.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 13, 2018, 16:54:58
I'd assume some of that has to do with cost.
There has to be a lot of data flowing through a forum such as this one.

There are paid software setups for hosting forums but some of the very best forum software options are still free and still well supported.   Simple Machines Forum, like DoTheTon runs on (and SOHC4 for instance)  is free.  Hosting it somewhere costs money and that's why Tim has setup member donation options to cover his costs.    Web hosting has gotten very competitive and the costs have come down substantially from what they were several years ago but it still costs real money to keep a high traffic site online.    Tim deserves kudos that he has figured out how to do this without blanketing the site with external advertising networks and clickbait page footers.    The sites that do so are ugly, slow, very frustrating to view, generally low content value so I tend to avoid them whenever possible.   I believe you can tell alot about the quality and commitment to the site by the quality and type advertising they use. 
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: SONIC. on Jun 13, 2018, 17:22:17
I think a lot of it has to do with the aging forum base as well.

Admins are less and less inclined to keep up with the new software as it changes, and what I'm finding is a lot of the younger folks don't even bother with forums anymore they just do facebook.
Hell I even see it here, a lot of our long time members are not active anymore, instead they just post their bike photos and questions on facebook.

As much as I hate to say it I think forums are dying, and with that we're going to lose immeasurable knowledge and content.
And facebook is so poorly setup as a replacement that it's never going to take it's place.

On the GMC motorhome forum I frequent there are less and less users every day as the GMC motorhome facebook group gets bigger and bigger. The problem is the facebook group is not setup in a way so that you can learn anything, it's just a bunch of photos and comments with no real structure.

Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Sav0r on Jun 13, 2018, 18:25:59
With 2sworld the owners card got stolen and it took him a while to sort it out.

I agree though that there is lots of old software and that to an extent forums are dying. Facebook was a net loss for the internet. Reddit on the other hand, if they donít mess it up (they are trying), is a gold mine as itís basically a forum.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 13, 2018, 19:23:32
All good points. 

I wholeheartedly agree Facebook is not a replacement for forums, it's a different thing entirely.   It's also working hard to replace every other classified ad site with it's marketplace.  I'm not a fan of that either.

I don't know if aging out is a thing but a site/forum does have to keep up to survive.

Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: J-Rod10 on Jun 13, 2018, 19:52:39
All good points. 

I wholeheartedly agree Facebook is not a replacement for forums, it's a different thing entirely.   It's also working hard to replace every other classified ad site with it's marketplace.  I'm not a fan of that either.

I don't know if aging out is a thing but a site/forum does have to keep up to survive.

I am a fan of the Marketplace. I buy a lot off of there. I like that I can see the person I am dealing with prior, unlike CL.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: Sav0r on Jun 14, 2018, 15:44:10
I am a fan of the Marketplace. I buy a lot off of there. I like that I can see the person I am dealing with prior, unlike CL.

That's what makes CL so great. It's an adventure and a purchase/sale.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: J-Rod10 on Jun 14, 2018, 16:29:59
That's what makes CL so great. It's an adventure and a purchase/sale.

Maybe get something great, maybe get murdered.

Had someone selling a motorcycle here a while back on there. Showed up to the meeting, got murdered, and they stole the bike/trailer.
Title: Re: What happened to 2strokeworld??
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 14, 2018, 17:47:30
Lol, it's about the adventure on CL.  Be prepared.