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What's Happened to FarRiders?
« on: August 04, 2022, 07:03:06 AM »
There's some discussion on the IBA Australia Forum about the disappearance of FarRiders, which was raised by Langers elsewhere on our Forum.

https://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/farriders-website-unavailable.5614/
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Re: What's Happened to FarRiders?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 10:59:47 AM »
There's some discussion on the IBA Australia Forum about the disappearance of FarRiders, which was raised by Langers elsewhere on our Forum.

Yeah, but we're in the dark as much as everyone else.  The Frenchman obviously isn't making getting his new acquisition restored a priority!
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Re: What's Happened to FarRiders?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 12:28:01 PM »
It's all a dreadful and sorry shame.   Davo would be spinning in his grave....  :fp
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Re: What's Happened to FarRiders?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 08:02:15 PM »
Looks to me like they have allowed the domain registration to expire.
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Re: What's Happened to FarRiders?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 11:54:14 AM »
Looks to me like they have allowed the domain registration to expire.

Doesn't augur well for any sort of continuation of the tradition.  Once you start changing the basics, like the URL link then it starts to look like a relaunch with different assumptions.  A deliberate break from the past.    :'(
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