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 Post subject: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Hi guys, just wanted to give you a heads-up that www.bloodbowl.org (Blood Bowl Old Skool Picture Archive) will shut down on 27 July 2017 for good. Recently my domain provider increased the yearly fees by 50% and I decided to pull the plug. The final decision was not because of money but I took this occasion to settle the issue. I kept BB.org around for many years now without updating as an artifact of a past age.

The main reason for shutting down is that I grew uncomfortable having a top-level domain with a name that is protected by GWs IP. For some odd reason GW ignored bb.org during their purge of 2009 when they killed all fan-sites that had IP protected names and afterwards I still never heard from them in any capacity (who knows maybe folks at GW use my site for reference reasons too considering how inconsistent their own archives supposedly are?). Who cares about a game that is out of print, right? When GW decided to re-release BB last year I started again thinking about the future of BB.org and came to the conclusion that it's better to shut down a dead fan page before anything legal jumps me out of the blue. Just to repeat: it's my own decision, GW has nothing to do with it, they never contacted me.

So, www.bloodbowl.org will shut down on 27 July 2017 and the domain address will be available again. If you want to save some pics from the site you have two months time now. For your convenience I compressed the whole website and its contents which you can download as a zip file here: www.bloodbowl.org/Bloodbowl.org.zip (the file size is only 130MB, it's early 2000's tech after all)

The Blood Bowl Old Skool Picture Archive (2004-2017) was a tribute to my childhood memories when Citadel Miniatures and Games Workshop was a place for whacky, loveable and inspiring creations which brought me into the gaming hobby in the 1980s. Roughly after 6 years the provider of the web page visit counter went out of business just when the page reached 100K visits, similar fate happened to the guest book provider. I always thought it's a fitting image for old stuff slowly fading into the obscure corners of our minds.

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Downloading, thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Thanks for hosting all this time, and thanks for supplying the download.

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Thank you very much - your site has provided inspiration to me for many years. The download link for your site is most appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:10 pm 
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huh. Never ran across your site before. Looks awesome. I'll enjoy it for the next couple of weeks ;)

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:03 pm 
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Sorry to hear. Your site and Lore of Nuffle are awesome.

Thanks for the download!


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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:48 am 
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Thank you for the work you put into creating that site, narkotic!
I have been visiting it regularly over the past 3 years and it has been a wealth of inspiration and information to me.

Question for the admins: Would it be possible give the BB Old Skool Pic Archive a new home here like Lore of Nuffle?

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
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We're looking into putting it on to the NAF site.

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Sad to see it go but it's fully understandable.

Thanks for the effort!

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Saebelsultan wrote:
Question for the admins: Would it be possible give the BB Old Skool Pic Archive a new home here like Lore of Nuffle?

That would something only Ian (Doubleskulls) could do, so you'd need to ask him (if you can get him) - it's beyond anything Admins have access to.

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Good of you to make the goodies available as a .zip--I was resigned to going through one by one and taking what I needed!

Sorry to see the site go, but thanks for doing the work for me!

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 Post subject: Re: BB Old Skool Pic Archive will shut down on 27 July 2017
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:40 am 
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sann0638 wrote:
We're looking into putting it on to the NAF site.

Great!

Darkson wrote:
Saebelsultan wrote:
Question for the admins: Would it be possible give the BB Old Skool Pic Archive a new home here like Lore of Nuffle?

That would something only Ian (Doubleskulls) could do, so you'd need to ask him (if you can get him) - it's beyond anything Admins have access to.

I wait what Sann can come with with. Thanks for the hint!

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