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Post by Slarge »

A truly sad day, David. K. Smith's original 1:450 blog has been removed. Gone are his posts knowledge wisdom and instructions. :cry:
RIP http://1-450.blogspot.com

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A very sad loss indeed.

Knowing more that I ought to about why David stepped away from the internet, I know he did the right thing....for the right reasons.
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dkightley wrote:A very sad loss indeed.

Knowing more that I ought to about why David stepped away from the internet, I know he did the right thing....for the right reasons.
Now that is a shame, just a further piece of his great work in the scale, gone. :(

I read on the blog which explained things, like how it all started, and how it escalated. If there was more than that, I could truly see why he decided to put an end to it by going offline. Still at a loss on how things could have gotten that bad. :(

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I dont agree too much with the behaviour of David K.Smith. If you drive a forum, you have a responsability (and I drive actually a forum with +- 600 menbers). This means you will have to do with spam and not happy people. Everything very normal. But me, as webmaster I have to protect the postings of the members, what is my first role as admin. If they gone by my fault I steal their time and their engagement. So, if I make no maintenance and no backups, I am not able to drive my forum anymore and I will need to give over to somebody else. Worser, if I feeled pissed off, I have not the right to blow up everything. Anyway every provider keeps records of own server backups and can (if you dont have) , recuperate your former datas.

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Cleantex wrote:I dont agree too much with the behaviour of David K.Smith. If you drive a forum, you have a responsability (and I drive actually a forum with +- 600 menbers). This means you will have to do with spam and not happy people. Everything very normal. But me, as webmaster I have to protect the postings of the members, what is my first role as admin. If they gone by my fault I steal their time and their engagement. So, if I make no maintenance and no backups, I am not able to drive my forum anymore and I will need to give over to somebody else. Worser, if I feeled pissed off, I have not the right to blow up everything. Anyway every provider keeps records of own server backups and can (if you dont have) , recuperate your former datas.
Well, you have to keep in mind that David was not in the best of health when he pulled the plug on all of his online activities, and that the person who did help cause the problem to go bad kept personally harassing him at almost all avenues he could. I'm sorta boggled by how it all went down, as I remember the person who lost his mind was actually quite a decent and polite person when I posted there more frequently. But hey, I see that stuff come up on diecast airplane forums all the time.

Of course, he could have handled it differently too I suppose, like hand the forum over to someone he knew better on there. In the end of the day, he at least kept the T-Gauge page up and running, which is great. Hopefully someone can convince him to put up a link to the new talking T-Gauge forum soon.

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