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What the heck happened to celestiamotherlode.net?

Post #1by rl90599 » 28.08.2020, 06:27

When I go there, it redirects me to a website dedicated into "digital archiving" and North Carolina stuff. I really don't know what happened to it recently, but let's hope it comes up again. I kinda think that the website was hacked by someone, or the domain was expired so its website hoster decided to archive or delete it forever; no more addons, everything gone. If you manage to go to the pages of celestiamotherlode.net, it will redirect you to missing page error. If someone says that it was very old and its domain expired, then I'm saddened that the website is not here anymore, in which I can't download addons, scripts, utilites, Lua edu tools, or even Celestia-ED! In ibiblio.org, the website the redirected me to it, has it's own page about it: here. Farewell for now, Celestia Motherlode :(.

Sorry if this isn't in the right category, I just need to know why it redirects me to this and why it was shut down.
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Post #2by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 28.08.2020, 09:46

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Post #3by ArchitPasayat2008 » 28.08.2020, 14:48

RIP motherlode

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Post #4by rl90599 » 28.08.2020, 17:02

Update on why it was down:
Hello - and welcome. Thanks for your interest in and support of one of our collections. Software powering that collection was unmaintained, and the sites associated with the collection were disabled yesterday as part of recovering from an outage affecting many of our collections. The future of the collection depends on the collection maintainers, and we hope to see that collection flourish again soon.
Let's hope it goes back on again.
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Post #5by jujuapapa » 29.08.2020, 05:26

Like I said: R.I.P. :eek:
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Post #6by rl90599 » 29.08.2020, 10:26

Like I said: R.I.P. :eek:
R.I.P. for now, they claimed they will enable it again, but probably after a week or few. I don't know if the person who made the website is still active.
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Post #7by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 29.08.2020, 10:55

The person who runs it is barely active here.
Anthony B. Russo, I like Pluto. Mod of the Celestia subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Celestiasoftware/
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Post #8by rl90599 » 29.08.2020, 20:56

Update: celestiamotherlode.net's server isn't responding, so we gotta wait until those ibiblio.org guys put it back on.
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Post #9by Adirondack » 07.09.2020, 11:20

Please be patient!
After the outage a breakage has accured.
Ibiblio is working on it...

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Post #10by Adirondack » 16.10.2020, 14:06

FYI: The Motherlode is not yet lost (and all add-ons are still there).

After the failure we can access it again in the background. But we still have to do some maintenance work and clean up after the breakdown. Then we have to check if the website still works as it should.

Unfortunately this will not be possible until November at the earliest. So you have to be patient for a few more weeks.
I ask for your understanding for the delay, we are all just volunteers.

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