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Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:48 pm
by dazedandconfused
Yesterday, 1 August I visited (or tried to visit) the Packetnews website only to it unavailable. I tried again today to no avail.

Does anyone have any news on the current status of Packetnews.com?


Thanks ...

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:01 pm
by MrFredPFL
works fine here, and http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com says: It's just you. packetnews.com is up. ;)

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:15 pm
by dazedandconfused
Agreed. After trying off-and-on for 36 hours it just came back up.

Thanks ...

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:27 pm
by Rezo
If you want to use packetnews.com without popups, use firefox and adjust these options:

Tools : Options : Content

Uncheck these boxes:

Enable Javascript

Enable Java

Click "OK"

Now surf packetnews.com without ads!

(Remember to re-click them once you're done)

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:17 am
by HEAT84
MrFredPFL wrote:works fine here, and http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com says: It's just you. packetnews.com is up. ;)

That site is misleading. Up and working are 2 different things. Packetnews is dead :( , but that site sees it as working because its domain owner is advertising for somebody to use it.

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:44 am
by ejonesss
1 this article is old

2. packetnews.com and www. packetnews.com both lead to a generic search page looks like they did not work out or was small enough that copyright lawsuits was able to take them down.

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:29 am
by MrFredPFL
lol heat. it worked fine a year and a half ago, i'm sure. the fact that the OP stated he was able to access the site again, 14 minutes after i made the post which bothered you so much you had to question it nearly 18 months later, would tend to confirm this :P

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:03 pm
by HEAT84
But what I said is happening now. PacketNews is actually gone but that site says its working. That site only considers if the domain resolves, which PacketNews does but only shows a web hosting search engine now. But you're right about the 18 month part. The site was still working then.

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:56 am
by Sfl0w
it was really sad to see this index go...Packetnews we love you and you will be missed

Re: Packetnews ... where did it go?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:41 pm
by HEAT84
A few other IRC search sites are gone too. And apparently IRC filesharing is just an IRC geek thing again. Its been years since I've downloaded something via IRC. I get just about everything via Bit Torrent now.

ejonesss wrote:2. packetnews.com and www. packetnews.com both lead to a generic search page looks like they did not work out or was small enough that copyright lawsuits was able to take them down.
I don't remember the AA's going after IRC filesharing. :shock: Or maybe its been so long I just forgot.