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  • #233148
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

     It’s coming up on the time to send in our contributions to keep the site up and running. Last I heard Frankie D was no longer at the address in Ill. I notice he has not deleted the scammers in some time.I know that we do not want the site to dissappear,but does anyone know how to contact him or is there some other way to keep the site going ? It would be great if we really did have 3150 ”real” members but it’s obvious that most of the names are not TD Replica owners or fans of the cars , but are just using the site to promote their somewhat less than honorable interests. What are our options?

    #242425
    Rob Baker
    Participant

    @robbaker

    I’ve contributed to other sites so let me know where to go with some cash and what is generally considered an acceptable amount.

    #242426
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Thanks for the update on Frankie, Larry. I’ll chip in again, but I wonder if Frankie is ready to pass the reins to someone more active on the forum. 

    #242427
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Yeah…What RobBaker said. Count me in too.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #242428
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I have written to FrankieD many times in recent months. I have yet to receive a reply.

    He gave Mark (pinkmg) and me access to edit and delete posts. But Frank has said all along that only he can manage content or delete members.

    I recall the annual hosting fees are around $100 to $150. The best way to donate used to be via PayPal. But the donate button in in the left pane leads to a dead PayPal page now.

    I would not send checks to the Belleville IL address. I believe Frank moved. I will send Frank a snail mail to the  Belleville address and see what I get back. 

    There is no recommended contribution. Let your conscience be your guide.

    As Larry pointed out, our registration page has been hit by hundreds of automated user registrations. Thankfully, we have had very few spam posts. And Mark or I delete them pretty quickly; so quickly many of you may never see them.

    I will let everyone know if I “find” Frank

    PMOSSBERG40452.6097453704

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #242429
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

     Thanks Paul, I’m glad you are working on it. I did not intend to imply any slackness concerning how anyone is fulfulling their duties here. Hope you can get in touch with FrankieD  in time to keep the site up and running. A LARGE amount of information is assembled in the posts ,it would be a great loss if it got gone or was no longer accessable.

    #242430
    Mel Zeiger
    Participant

    @luvmytd

    guys:

    Count me in for $$ to keep the site alive.

    Keep us updated.

    Mel

    #242431
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thanks all.

    I sent a snail mail to his old IL address. Hopefully it will get forwarded.

    Will update ya’ll as soon as I can

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #242432
    Jim Dudley
    Participant

    @jddwew

    I will definitely contribute to keep the site open.  This is one of the reasons I bought my MG replica. The help from everyone is invaluable.

    #242433
    charlie
    Participant

    @kschas

    I will be very happy to do my part. I would be lost with out this site. Just let me know were to send it.

    #242434
    Mark Hendrickson
    Participant

    @pink-mg

    Last I heard, Frank was in Texas and unemployed. He is retired from the Army, so maybe he at least has an income from that.

    I too have sent him several e-mails and get no repsonses. I wish we could find out who hosts the website to determine if we could pay them directly and also find out how to delete the thousands of spammers.

    I guess Paul’s method will produce a result…keep your fingers crossed

    Pink MG40458.5894328704

    #242435
    William J Collins
    Participant

    @bill-collins

    I also tried Emails and see that the Paypal is not working.. GEEZ and just when I was going to post some of my left over stuff from angelica. And list for sale some Manuals that are collecting dust here,

    I’ll never at my age get another MGTD (Can’t fit in them anyhow any more )  And will hate to have to eat the rest of the Badges if the site goes down..

    #242436
    Mark Hendrickson
    Participant

    @pink-mg

    Bill…we’re going to save the site somehow. Have Faith

    #242437
    James Cochran
    Participant

    @jascochran

    My son is a brilliant computer programmer and has a way to find out all sorts of info. I’ll see what he can find out..

    #242438
    James Cochran
    Participant

    @jascochran

    Server Type:

    Microsoft-IIS/6.0

    IP Location:

    United States – Massachusetts – Andover – Successful Hosting

    Response Code:

    200

    Domain Status:

    Registered And Active Website

    as reported by whois.sc
    Here’s the scoop…

    Registration Service Provided By: WebLaunching, Inc.
    Contact: support@weblaunching.net
    Visit: http://www.WebLaunching.net
       
    Domain name: tdreplica.com

    Registrant Contact:
       PCS, Inc
       Jeff Devine ()
      
       Fax:
       642 Jerrells Ave
       Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
       US

    Administrative Contact:
       PCS, Inc
       Jeff Devine (support@thepcsweb.com)
       +1.7196387502
       Fax:
       642 Jerrells Ave
       Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
       US

    Technical Contact:
       PCS, Inc
       Jeff Devine (support@thepcsweb.com)
       +1.7196387502
       Fax:
       642 Jerrells Ave
       Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
       US

    Status: Locked

    Name Servers:
       ns1.secureserverdot.com
       ns2.secureserverdot.com
      
    Creation date: 31 Oct 2004 14:04:32
    Expiration date: 31 Oct 2010 14:04:32

    Jeff Devine is in Colorado. Perhaps Frank’s son? 

     

     

    JasCochran40459.5216666667

    #242439
    James Cochran
    Participant

    @jascochran

    Houston, we have a problem.
    This site is run by Monkeytechsolutions in Fort Walton. They have vanished off the radar or have changed names. The trail has gone cold for now. We don’t really know at this point. It is not hosted by Monkeytechsolutions, but somehow run thru or by them.
    Paul or Bill, do you know Jeff Devine?

    JasCochran40458.9271990741

    #242440
    Richard Wobby
    Participant

    @richard-wobby

    I’ve been through this a few times with a couple busines ventures, a good webmaster will guide you all through it. If you want my 2 cents some of you have my number. I’m on the side and if you need any help let me know.

    #242441
    James Cochran
    Participant

    @jascochran

    Jeff Devine may be the webmaster or the contact.

    #242442
    Will Burge
    Participant

    @washington-will

    Any one have any idea how much space or traffic the site requires. I have alot of web space I pay for every year and use very little of it. If I have enough I would be happy to donate. We may need some expert help with the migration though as I am not a web master. Other wise I would be happy to kick in to keep her going .

    Just a thought
     Will

    #242443
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Guys,

    The bottom line is that NONE of us has the rights to the site, it’s content or the hosting service. Nor do we have admin rights to modify said content.

    Frank Devine handled all of that.

    I have written to him and his last known address. We’ll see what happens with that.

    I will also write to Jeff Devine (one might assume he is a relative  ) and see if he can help us out.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #242444
    James Cochran
    Participant

    @jascochran

    Paul is right. We can offer to host, but it belongs to others. We do have the Yahoo group that is related to this site in the event we have an interruption of this one. Since Jeff is on the ownership paperwork he would have been notified that it is due for renewal and would or will do something. I administer our company website, and they notify and notify up to the last minute.

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