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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 pm 

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I found that a lot of the photos are still visible if you use the Internet Archive "Wayback Machine" (https://web.archive.org) to find the articles.
One Example: https://web.archive.org/web/20031121022044/http://www.rypn.org/briefs/september2003/030916.html
Maybe this would help with photos that can't be found from other sources? Some of the images in the "Wayback Machine" don't have the best resolution, but may be better than nothing?...

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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:04 am 
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Once the site is up running and can be edited again, those who have articles on the site might want to take a look at the possibility of correcting any details that have been changed by the passing of time. For example, I mentioned back around 2007 that RSI was the EMD parts distributor for museums and preservation organizations, that has all changed now. Progress Rail took parts distribution back from RSI, and their parent KirbyCorp subsequently phased out RSI, the company no longer exists. I suspect there are some other small details that have been changed by events the last 10 years.

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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:13 pm 

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A quick and easy to implement option that I've seen used on other website is to tag the older articles as "Archived Information". It appears to be based on date, and may even be automated. Typically a warning message is posted noting that the article is out of date and the information may no longer be current or accurate, however the article is being maintained for reference purposes.


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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Any further reports on the progress with restoring the RYPN Articles section and the possibility of a new format?

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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:46 pm 

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Working on it... I sure hope that I'll be able to update and correct my articles, but at least they won't just fizzle out completely.

I'm also looking forward to hearing more from Preston Cook, Dave Lathrop, and the many others with something worthwhile to say.

Thanks to the authors, webmasters, and moderators for getting this part of RyPN going again.

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 Post subject: Re: The RYPN Articles Section
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:44 am 

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Thanks Sammy - you are probably in the minority with that, but unfortunately pretty much everything I had vanished in some hard drive problems with my old computers since they were published. Since I don't do anything interesting any more, there's nothing much to write about now.

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