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Old 12 Jan 2020, 18:01   #1
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Default rockman forums gone?

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Old 12 Jan 2020, 22:31   #2
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(edit - it just came back it seems. But still no SSL in 2020 - ouch.)

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Old 12 Jan 2020, 23:54   #3
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Well, that's what happens when your website's design is mildly updated, but still somehow looks like the most sophisticated the Internet had to offer circa 1997. I wouldn't doubt there's a lot of that under the hood too.
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Old 13 Jan 2020, 00:55   #4
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Well, that's what happens when your website's design is mildly updated, but still somehow looks like the most sophisticated the Internet had to offer circa 1997. I wouldn't doubt there's a lot of that under the hood too.
It's probably made to look like a website from the same year when Steinman and Meat were physically in a studio together for the last time.
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Old 13 Jan 2020, 22:57   #5
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Definitely some type of issue as it is randomly down. Either moving servers or an unreliable DNS or so.
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Old 14 Jan 2020, 15:07   #6
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Spoke last night with someone on their web team (for that group actually exists) and was told: "The forum is some custom thing Jim liked, a million years ago. He got that same guy in to build him a forum. I am really not a fan of his code. It's the kind of code that looks like it's a bomb made entirely out of tripwires. And the server admin was supposed to secure the site with SSL months ago, and I'm still waiting for that."

When I asked if there was any chance of an upgrade, I got: "There are so many different good solutions for forums these days. So many! But no, the site is sticking with the one it has. [...] the brief I got was that the site needs to retain its basic look and structure. The idea is still that of the site being a building of many different rooms to explore."
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Old 14 Jan 2020, 15:18   #7
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Lords of excess and broken down crappy old webs(h)ites.

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Old 14 Jan 2020, 20:51   #8
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I'll never understand why Meat Loaf never had a better website. He could have done so much with it.
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Old 15 Jan 2020, 11:56   #9
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I'll never understand why Meat Loaf never had a better website. He could have done so much with it.
It's always been used by record companies as a marketing tool for each album it seems rather than it being a website about Meat. Even when they had sign up / memberships these only seemed to last as long as an album / tour cycle. Really annoying.

Bruce Springsteen used to have a good site but it seems even album song listing and lyrics have been removed. Bizarre when that was complete for ages. It is still a better example though.

It's probably too late to do anything with Meat's site now.
Shame.
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