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Post by Lots42 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:24 am

Ben McClellan II wrote:We are still back, but Lots42 curiously hasn't written anything yet.

He can't tear himself away from that Fallout video game, evidently...
This is true. When you can wear a bulletproof bathrobe and roam the wasteland, stealing things and shooting monsters and romancing fine women and flinging corpses off of skyscrapers...well, hell. It's practically Horsehockey The Video Game.
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:27 pm

By the way...

There's still no news, and Reaibn still hasn't answered any messages from me. Curiously, I posted a Facebook status unrelated to Horsehockey that he liked, so he's still alive.

So, until he says for certain that he's not interested or able in keeping the site going, assume that he's just really busy and will get around to it eventually.
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Post by JH » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:58 pm

Thanks, Ben. It's good to know that at least he's alive, but I'm unimpressed by his total failure to communicate with us to let us know what is going on.
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:40 am

Ironically, today, he liked my link about Twitter closing down Vine.
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Post by JH » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:12 pm

I've just found that the Internet Wayback Machine does have Reaibn's forum archived, must recently from almost 12 months ago. Infuriatingly, if you try to read anything it wants you to login and, unsurprisingly, it doesn't recognise one's old username and password. I wanted to take copies of the various Horsehockey and Never Ending Quest story guides that were posted there. I already have any that I posted myself, but not the ones that Reaibn posted.

The horsehockey.org home page is also on the IWM, but since none of the PHP files have been archived that's not much use.
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:00 am

Checking whois, the domain horsehockey.org is still taken, presumably by Reaibn, so he hasn't let it die completely.

But it would be nice if he actually was answering messages about whether or not the site is coming back, or if he's given up on it.
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Post by JH » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:01 am

Ben McClellan II wrote:Checking whois, the domain horsehockey.org is still taken, presumably by Reaibn, so he hasn't let it die completely.

But it would be nice if he actually was answering messages about whether or not the site is coming back, or if he's given up on it.
I tried emailing him yesterday on an old gmail address that I have for him (the one based on his real name rather than as Reaibn). I don't know if he still monitors that address, but at least gmail didn't bounce the email back to me so the account still exists.
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Post by JH » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:39 pm

Good news! Reaibn has responded to a comment that I left on a Facebook post of his. He says: "ah yes, well i had some stuff come up, ill be in touch with you guys very soon."
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:27 am

I saw that. Hopefully when he contacts us, it'll be some good news.
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:34 am

There is a minor update on my Facebook profile.
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Post by JH » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 am

Thanks for the heads up. That's encouraging news, though it's a pity that it will be necessary to go back to an old back-up, presumably meaning that the most recent additions to both the addventure and the forum will have been lost.
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Post by Ben McClellan II » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:10 am

At this point, unless Reaibn saved everything we posted, I'm more interested in starting over with a clean slate. I know I haven't contributed too much here lately, but I have had an idea or two kicking around for Horsehockey v5.0 over the past week.

Don't worry, it won't be another epic length episode like last time. I still wonder if that was a big catalyst in scaring people off.
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Post by JH » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:00 am

There are a handful of stories that I'd hate to see lost. With some of them, I might have enough saved that it would be possible for me to reconstruct them, but it would be quite a lot of work.
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Post by JH » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 am

I've just discovered, to my surprise, that http://otlforum.blogspot.co.uk/ still exists. Admittedly there hasn't been a post to it since 2012.
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