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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:53 pm 
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I guess the post title pretty much says it all. What ever happened to uilleannforum.com? All the pages are broken now, except for the forum menu page. That was such a wealth of information, especially the section on reeds and pipemaking. Just wondering if someone on here knows anything about it, or whether there's a plan to get it up and running again.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:40 am 
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Probably caught " the Rona" and breathe its last.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:38 am 
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Dronavirus?

just sayin...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:17 pm 
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Shame! A lot of great information etc. was also lost along with it's closing. Even as a beginner, it looked like the site wasn't long for this world. I did learn from it. Rest in peace! Hope this one is able to hang in there.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:26 pm 
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It's a bit of a pain, but for now you can still try to browse by using this google search: "topic of interest site:uilleannforum.com"

Then instead of clicking the links in the search results, click the down-arrow and request the cached page. The formatting is all screwy, but the content is there!


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:12 pm 
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The piper's review from 2007 to 2013 is available via Na Pióbaire Uilleann' s site, together with The Uilleann Piper from 1974/75.
https://pipers.ie/resources/the-pipers-review/


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:14 pm 
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I own Uilleannforum.com, about 2 months ago my webhost upgraded the version of PHP on it's servers, this was a non-passive upgrade that brought the site down. I'm not sure if I have the energy to go and do the forum upgrades again. It didn't get much traffic anymore and it is a constant battle against the effin' spambots. It's just me running the site and it looks like NPU at some point downloaded all the back issues of the Pipers Review I scanned and hosted back in the day (or maybe the Pipers Review folks did that) and now host them over there... so there's no need for that part of the site anymore. I'll bring it back if enough folks ask, but for now....

Truth is folks always just liked the conversation over here better.... vhs v betamax.... apple v windows I guess.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:14 pm 
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I think there's a lot of great info on that site, Jeff. I, for one, would love to see it back, even if it's just the old posts.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:41 pm 
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I've gotta agree with Nate; even if the forum was no longer active, just to have the material to read is a treasure trove.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:03 pm 
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I'll third - the number of times I google something and the exact question was asked/answered on Uilleann Forum is pretty high.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:01 pm 
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WE WANT UILLEANNFORUM BACK!!!!!!!!! :D :)

Good info there.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 2:11 pm 
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Jeff,

Is there any possibility for your uilleannforum site to be archived here at Chiff and Fipple?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:15 am 
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I also found it to be a great resource for all sorts of info and questions to be answered. I think it's a good suggestion to team up with another existing site and have it hosted somewhere else if it is not viable to keep it running independently.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:39 pm 
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I miss pipeshow.net with all those lovely Froment and Williams sets to drool over. Anyone know what happened to it?


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Hi Jeff,

I’d love to see the site (the discussion bits, at least) restored and made read-only. That would address at least some of the bot and hacking issues. It’s a shame to lose that information and archival conversation, some of which isn’t duplicated elsewhere.

No offence intended to the Chiffers, but at times when this board was getting troll-ful, some of the most insightful conversations were happening over there, especially where pipemaking was concerned.

- B

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I own Uilleannforum.com, about 2 months ago my webhost upgraded the version of PHP on it's servers, this was a non-passive upgrade that brought the site down. I'm not sure if I have the energy to go and do the forum upgrades again. It didn't get much traffic anymore and it is a constant battle against the effin' spambots. It's just me running the site and it looks like NPU at some point downloaded all the back issues of the Pipers Review I scanned and hosted back in the day (or maybe the Pipers Review folks did that) and now host them over there... so there's no need for that part of the site anymore. I'll bring it back if enough folks ask, but for now....

Truth is folks always just liked the conversation over here better.... vhs v betamax.... apple v windows I guess.

Jeff


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