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Author Topic: Bridgehunter down?  (Read 1261 times)

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Bridgehunter down?
« on: April 04, 2023, 11:55:48 AM »

Just as the subject says, is it down? and if so, is it for good?
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2023, 12:10:16 PM »

I noticed that too. Whatís up?
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2023, 12:16:33 PM »

My understanding is that they are moving things to their new website and that it will be back up when that is complete.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2023, 01:07:17 PM »

My understanding is that they are moving things to their new website and that it will be back up when that is complete.

Cool, odd that nobody posted about that.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2023, 01:26:01 PM »

Surprised that someone else didn't post this, but Bridgehunter.com developer James Baughn died in late 2020.  He was so popular that it got two (albeit short) threads that didn't get merged.

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28121.msg2553506#msg2553506
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28118.msg2553216#msg2553216

It is hard to keep a website running after the passing of someone that put so much of themselves into the development (without a corporate team willing to support it long-term). 
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2023, 01:28:58 AM »

Www.Bridgehunter.com
https://bridgehunter.com/

Itís a shame that itís not available for now. Great info.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2023, 01:25:19 PM »

The Wayback Machine have archived some parts of BridgeHunter. 
https://web.archive.org/web/20230000000000*/http://www.bridgehunter.com/ 
The more recent one is https://web.archive.org/web/20230321112348/http://www.bridgehunter.com/
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2023, 02:34:33 PM »

Www.Bridgehunter.com
https://bridgehunter.com/

Itís a shame that itís not available for now. Great info.

Resurrecting an older thread: I thogut arrangements had been made to preserve Bridgehunter and allow it to be updated? Sadly, it appears not to be.  "It's dead, Jim" :(
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2023, 02:42:41 PM »

Www.Bridgehunter.com
https://bridgehunter.com/

Itís a shame that itís not available for now. Great info.

Resurrecting an older thread: I thogut arrangements had been made to preserve Bridgehunter and allow it to be updated? Sadly, it appears not to be.  "It's dead, Jim" :(

As I stated above, I believe it will be back once the new site is ready to go.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2023, 03:06:31 PM »

Www.Bridgehunter.com
https://bridgehunter.com/

Itís a shame that itís not available for now. Great info.

Resurrecting an older thread: I thogut arrangements had been made to preserve Bridgehunter and allow it to be updated? Sadly, it appears not to be.  "It's dead, Jim" :(

As I stated above, I believe it will be back once the new site is ready to go.
I guess I missed that memo.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2023, 08:13:19 AM »

What about bridgereports.com?  Is *that* down for good?
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2023, 08:16:51 AM »

Iím not exactly encouraged by this supposed upgrade to bridgehunter if it requires taking the whole site down for an indefinite period of time like this. 
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2023, 09:56:27 PM »

There's a message today:

Down for Maintenance
Sorry for the inconvenience, but this site is temporarily down for maintenance. We are working to bring it back as soon as possible

This site is operated by the Historic Bridge Foundation.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2023, 08:44:32 PM »

Iím not exactly encouraged by this supposed upgrade to bridgehunter if it requires taking the whole site down for an indefinite period of time like this. 

The offical website for the Formerly BBC Sci-Fi Sitcom took months of being down to migrate to a new server.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2023, 01:07:58 AM »

Bridgehunter has been down for 3 weeks, I guess.
When James Baughn passed away (unexpectedly), he didn't leave any instructions as to how to keep the site up and running.
The folks who now maintain the site (Historic Bridge Foundation) knew a day would come in which the current Bridgehunter site would be unsustainable and a new site was being worked upon. I guess that crash came sooner than they expected.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2023, 01:58:36 PM »

Wonder if the culprit is PHP 8, the same upgrade that killed the chat here.

Whatever the PHP folks did with this version sure did a number on backward compatibility. (And people wonder why I prefer Perl...)
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2023, 08:56:30 PM »

Bridgehunter has been down for 3 weeks, I guess.
When James Baughn passed away (unexpectedly), he didn't leave any instructions as to how to keep the site up and running.
The folks who now maintain the site (Historic Bridge Foundation) knew a day would come in which the current Bridgehunter site would be unsustainable and a new site was being worked upon. I guess that crash came sooner than they expected.

How did he die?
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2023, 09:19:02 PM »

Bridgehunter has been down for 3 weeks, I guess.
When James Baughn passed away (unexpectedly), he didn't leave any instructions as to how to keep the site up and running.
The folks who now maintain the site (Historic Bridge Foundation) knew a day would come in which the current Bridgehunter site would be unsustainable and a new site was being worked upon. I guess that crash came sooner than they expected.

How did he die?

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28121.0

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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2023, 10:55:32 PM »

The website is back up, albeit a very bare-bones version of it.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2023, 11:01:20 PM »

Yuck, thatís a pretty subpar interface so far.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2023, 12:26:49 AM »

It's a work in progress, rather have this than nothing at all.
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Re: Bridgehunter down?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2023, 12:30:28 AM »

The search function worked reasonably well provided the name you searched is somewhat distinct. 
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