View Full Version : Is the Tbricks mailing list dead?
05-04-2004, 09:46 AM
Title says it all.
05-04-2004, 10:02 AM
Dead as in not working? no it should be up and working... Dead as in theres not much on it anymore? yeah, its a little outdated as far as how people prefer to communicate over the internet.
05-04-2004, 04:23 PM
Nope. It's dead. The folks who own the server took it down. If I find the message I got on Friday I'll post it.
05-04-2004, 04:52 PM
Due to a variety of factors, the gnttype.org site is being shut indefinitely down at midnight tonight Pacific time.
The cost of maintaining the bandwidth with little or no source of income has become a burden. We intend to migrate to a new server in a short time, but there are no guarantees.
I do not know what the TurboBricks group intends to do. We have been hosting this group on our server basically as a favor to Tony Wagner of bytes.net, our provider. At this time we plan to leave the hardware at bytes.net. If you wish to continue the list at bytes.net, you are welcome to. The gnttype.org name will be moved to our new site as things migrate. If you'd like to run it off our new site, we can discuss. It may be some time before the new site will be up.
Thats the email
05-04-2004, 07:46 PM
Yep...same email i received last week. It is a shame that there weren't alot of people doing it anymore. Kind of like badbricks, its pretty much dead too...
05-04-2004, 10:18 PM
nice of them to send the person who runs this boat a heads up :roll:
05-04-2004, 10:38 PM
I sent an email over to the admin to see what they've got saved. If its not something simple to move (to their server if they want, or to ours if its not too big), I'll send out an email to the members and let them know if we'll be continuing a mailing list.
05-05-2004, 01:47 AM
For the info. My sub message was bouncing. All the links and instructions on how to sub to it are still linked to on the front page of this site, which I'm sure is not news.
Anyway - buy my car! It's over on the for sale pages:
85 245Ti FS (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=17393)
jeff in seattle
n xntrx volvo
05-05-2004, 02:00 AM
stupid question, whats a mailing list? sorry, still a noob to the whole forums thing.
05-05-2004, 08:21 AM
its where people put their email addresses into a list... you email the list much like you now post to the messageboard... except everyone gets your email
06-28-2004, 12:59 AM
Hmmmm. Good thing I started a message board, huh? It's funny. I think back about how I dreaded joining anything that put more email in my box. I thought everybody preferred a message board to a mailing list too, but those guys wanted no part of it. They said that they had no time or interest for a message board, but that I was welcome to start one. I don't think they really thought I would do it. The fact that they "dared" me is probably the only reason they linked to my board. I think I had to email them three times to get the link. I guess I can admit now that I always thought of it as a competition. For a long time, people only used one or the other--like we had two separate clubs. The mailing list had its devotees, but new members gravitated toward the message board format, making it just a matter of time before the mailing list had too few people to keep it afloat. Glad to see that you're keeping my baby alive. Even better is that the website gets updated more than once a year. Poor Philip. Now he's stuck with us. That reminds me...didn't a couple of you guys buy PB t-shirts when I had them in the store? Those are collector items now. Oh! New shirt idea..."Ding, dong, the wicked list is dead."
Three Fat Tigers
06-28-2004, 02:09 AM
Ha, I recently came across a link somewhere here that showed a list of the moderators, saw that garrettkjr name and wondered who is that? This is the first time I can recall seeing you post.
Huh, now I can't find that link anywhere.
06-28-2004, 10:05 AM
I think that was a previous version of the board. I think were on version five now, counting my two. I'm pretty much just a guest moderator these days. I just stop by, delete a few posts, then disappear for six months.
06-28-2004, 12:51 PM
It's funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here's a snap shot of a common t-bricks list trouble spots back in the day, for those that missed it, and even for those of us trying hard to forget ;-)
email@example.com would say: "dude, I'm runing 24 psi (on the stock garrett charger) and i wanna run a garden hose from my fuel tank to power 5 extra CIS injectors. i gonna make well over 350hp with this setup -- i know cause i beat my cousins camaro already with only enough boost to get the gauge thingy to turn almost all the way around -- when i get that guage pegged, i'll be rocking vettes!"
firstname.lastname@example.org would say "Chevettes maybe. Go ahead and try, but don't count on it running well, staying together for long, making 350hp, etc"
Philip or Greg H or Bill W or one of the many accomplished other bricksters would spend an hour writing down a plan for reliable inexpensive power.
email@example.com "I don't have to take this negative crap, you all are old and don't want to try new stuff. I'm an innovator! just wait until I run a 13 flat with my $5 (K-jet or LH 2.2) motor!"
firstname.lastname@example.org would say "you think you're creating new ideas and ways of doing things? buy some damned books and get yourself some motor learning before you post inane crap. others here have been blowing motors and learning from their mistakes since you were in diapers, try learning from them. PS, you'll need at least a different turbo and a PFI system to even try for 350hp"
etc etc etc..
Now, with the bulletin board setup, the drama just plays out much quicker! ;-)
Seriously, the t-bricks community is making some heady innovations at this point and has never been a better resource by a long long mile. Many many thanks to Dana for making this group more than anything Angel Morales (and the rest of the original Swedishbricks renegades) could have ever hoped for. And even a thanks to Garrett for getting it moving ;-)
06-28-2004, 04:14 PM
Times change and sometimes you have little choice but to go along with the new. Most of the kids active on Turbobricks today probably don't even know what a mailing list is. The mailing list was great, compared to writing letters and calling people. The spread of information is dramatic today and certainly makes life easier and progress come faster. With all good comes some bad, and the bad is that people get used to instantaneous gratification, which makes them lazy, and people can easily post with little thought or effort, which results in a lot of worthless posts. I'd rather have personal, real world communications any day, but I do like the rapid and global flow of information.
There was a time when people thought KJet was a great improvement and when the car magazines wrote about the smoothness and precision of the M46 transmission.
06-28-2004, 08:38 PM
This reminds me of what some of my moms friends told her once. Something along the lines of when the kids call to say hello [they are older and married, not so much kids], i tell them, if you want to talk, write me a letter! Because writing a letter by hand is pretty much an ancient art form, and i don't mean via email!
After Philips post etc, i somewhat realized it is true.
The mailing list was good. Heck, i never even knew about it until a neighbor told me to do a search for turbobricks around 1996 or 1997.
Its funny, i still have some of the old emails on my old desktop. I give them another year before i auction them off on ebay as rare pieces of turbobricks history.:cheers:
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