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#1 thompsonteenager

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:58 PM

I've been trying to get to his website so maybe I.could buy stuff but when I click on the link it never loads also I heard his site is down does anyone know what is going on? Thanks, Luke
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:43 AM

Anybody know if Doug Richardsons Malibu property survived the fire?
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Anybody know if Doug Richardsons Malibu property survived the fire?


Oh crap he lives there!?
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#4 Ron Mills

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:44 PM

Anybody know if Doug Richardsons Malibu property survived the fire?


Oh crap he lives there!?

He's in Belize now I think, and has been lately. His 310 area code phone works down there I'm pretty sure.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:52 PM

What would it take to get him to make up to 10 barrel wrench tool sets?
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:44 PM

I'm wondering what happened to his website
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:48 PM

Something to do with the format being out of date... not sure what that actually means
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:56 PM

Frontpage is longer supported.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

Can you get on any other part of it
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:06 AM

"Frontpage" in this case does not mean the front page of his web site.  Frontpage was a Microsoft website admin tool.  MS in its desperate need on more millions to go with the billions that it has already accrued has stopped supporting it and forced its users to buy MS Expression Web as a replacement.  Websites that were constructed using it will eventually run afoul of other software and crash.  Welcome to the wonderful world of planned obsolescence.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

"Frontpage" in this case does not mean the front page of his web site.  Frontpage was a Microsoft website admin tool.  MS in its desperate need on more millions to go with the billions that it has already accrued has stopped supporting it and forced its users to buy MS Expression Web as a replacement.  Websites that were constructed using it will eventually run afoul of other software and crash.  Welcome to the wonderful world of planned obsolescence.


Will it ever return
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:43 AM

Not sure how easy it is to convert the files to a supported format, but he needs a computer wiz teenager who can do it. This is assuming the frontpage files still exist.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:20 AM

Files still exist
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:46 PM

Questions that need to be answered
Why is it down? Was it because the host took it down because the hosting period needs to be renewed, or the domain expired.
Who are the hosts?
Actual domain name, www.thompsonsmg.com correct?
I am told that the files can still be used and can still be on the web, but frontpage is just not supported itself. So I am thinking it can be reworked to a supported program or whatever is needed to keep them updated.
So has the domain or host fees been overlooked somehow. Or am I just internet ignorant?
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:51 PM

This is some information on Dougs web sight. posted by reconbob.

 

                http://www.machinegu...ardson +website


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:01 AM

Doesn't he make 80% receivers for all thompsons
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

Here is my question. Has anyone tried to call Doug???

Here is his number,---310-457-6400.

If Doug is still alive, I'm sure he can answer all of these questions. If he is not alive then all of these questions are irrelevant.

Jim C


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:45 PM

Jim C nailed it. Doug really enjoys talking to folks about the Thompson. Knowing he is talking with a young person with the Thompson passion would make him very happy. I have called and chatted several times, then I had an opportunity to visit him in CA once to pick up parts etc. The visit and chats are priceless. Do as Jim says, remember he is in Pacific time zone, and ring him up!


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

Jim, you beat me to it.  I was just about to post that number.  Just call him.  Reminds me of a sign I saw in a drinking/eating establishment:  "No internet here.  Have a drink and talk to each other". 

Off topic I know, but... 


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Posted 19 November 2018 - 06:09 PM

Jim, you beat me to it.  I was just about to post that number.  Just call him.  Reminds me of a sign I saw in a drinking/eating establishment:  "No internet here.  Have a drink and talk to each other". 
Off topic I know, but... 

Cool bar for when I turn 21! Hopefully by then the law will be change (I pray very hard) so I can make Thompson!!!
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