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    Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Hi all,
    As I reported here, the best wetplate forum ever, was closed last winter. I had moderated it for years, Quinn was tired of paying for it, and let it close. Many people learned wetplating from Quinn and the site, it was vibrant and active. Then Facebook became the place for "driveby" questions from beginners, answered by "unknowns", and everyone migrated to that.

    I got all the source files from Quinn, but have been too busy with work to try to find a new hosting site. The good news is he contacted me last week. There is another guy he's going to give the files to, who wants to really get Collodion.com back up somewhere.

    Same root cause determines it's success as before: everyone wants everything free on the Internet. But sites cost money and time. There are lessons there for this forum too.
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    The first website launched 25 years ago here's what the web looked like then

    Now 30 years

    I have sat on my 2 URL for 20 years and been online for 23 years

    I wish we could buy 20 years now but don't know of a reliable Host that offers that
    sin eater

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    You're still wet behind the ears! I was using the internet in college (worked as a technician) in 1990! No browsers, pre Mozilla days, you had to FTP or Ping or go to listserves with arcane languages. Was more fun then really. Only hackers knew what to do, not housewives.

    A few years later I was working for the Air Force as a contractor. Everyone used Alta Vista or Lycos? for searching. I heard about a new search engine, and started using it, but no one else did yet. It was called Google.

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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Thank you for your efforts. Not sure if you are saying that you or this new person needs some help or financial support to see it through?
    There are mechanisms available such as patreon and others to gather funding from a small crowd, if needed. Id certainly be willing to contribute to a larger pool to bring this invaluable resource back up again.

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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7475 View Post
    Thank you for your efforts. Not sure if you are saying that you or this new person needs some help or financial support to see it through?
    There are mechanisms available such as patreon and others to gather funding from a small crowd, if needed. I’d certainly be willing to contribute to a larger pool to bring this invaluable resource back up again.
    I'll second that emotion.

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    It's your ball, Garrett

    Over and out
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    No, it was Quinns, but he's moving on. I captured it because I hated all those years of good wetplate discussions to be lost. But didn't know if I would start a site, make a book out of it, what. Quinn is getting someone else that has more time. Just wanted people to think about joining it if/when it returns. And if it takes a small fee, pay up.

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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    It’s up and available again, same url:

    http://collodion.com/default.asp

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    Wonderful!

    My Login name and password still works, but back then I was not serious
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    nice! You last visited 30 July 2017 at 12:35
    thanks to the unknown (yet) guy!

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