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Randy_G
02-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It pains me to have to do this but I am closing Automotive History Online and the Studebaker Dealers List. I was just looking over the original thread, it's a massive amount of truely great information. I have gotten to much hate mail and with a series of what some would call just bad luck I've decided it will be easier to just pull it down now while I can still think of it in a positive way.

I appreciate all the great pictures everyone shared and the endless names that are still stuffing my mail box. I thank you all. I will link the Studebaker section for any that might want to copy any or all of the pictures I have left up. Some pages are already gone as well as the home page so navigating will be a little tough. My e-mail is still open so If you can't find something I'll do what I can to help you out.

Regards,
Randy_G

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studebaker.htm

UPDATE: It seems I made it appear that the hate mail was directed towards the dealer listing, it was not. It was directed at other sections of the site. I hope this clears it up a bit and thanks for all the kind words.

Andy R.
02-09-2010, 04:16 PM
Thank you, Randy, for sharing your endeavor with us as long as you did.

I can't, for the life of me, imagine why anyone would be so bothered with your own project to send hate mail instead of logging on somewhere else or doing their own research.

Your site has provided me with hours of enjoyment and I wish you well.

Andy
62 GT

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Bob Hutchins
02-09-2010, 04:24 PM
Andy,

It's been a great site, and I have really enjoyed it. It will be missed.

Bob

Robert L. Hutchins

stude62
02-09-2010, 04:30 PM
Randy,

I will miss your site - its been wonderfully infomative. Thanks for the effort. Have thought seeing if there is someone else willing to take it on?



Stu K

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'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

PlainBrownR2
02-09-2010, 04:33 PM
Regarding the dealer's list, I think we did ourselves a huge favor by adding to the list, in particular on the other thread over the past few years :D. It was a very commendable achievement no doubt. The only thing I'm wondering is, will the list continue to be added to, because it would be wonderful recordkeeping to hang onto this now massive directory of Studebaker dealers, and it'd be a shame if the dealer's list just stopped :).

I think we did a great service, not just on the forum but the website, hopefully we can repost the dealer's list on a public webpage again in the future :D.

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JGK 940
02-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Amazing, isn't it, how no good deed goes unpunished?

I've always enjoyed AHO and am sad to see it go. Thank you for all the effort; sorry it had to end this way.

Best of luck.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
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COMMANDERPINK1
02-09-2010, 05:03 PM
I for one enjoyed your site. Thank You :(

Tom

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jimmijim8
02-09-2010, 05:09 PM
My first time there. Sorry I was not aware. I thought I knew everything. jimmijim

Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.

Maine Hawk
02-09-2010, 05:14 PM
Oh Nooooo! Please don't go!!! The hell with the Hate Mail!!!! Your site is very valuable to us!!! The more "Stuff" that keeps the "History" alive the better!! We thank and apporeciate you for your efforts--- Don't give in to those few "Crazys", Those kind of people gloat at takeing down some one or something nice---- Keep at it!!! You've got our support here in Maine/ Land of the Frozen Fins!! As Always,Frankie

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raprice
02-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Randy,
I can't believe that you've gotten hate mail for the dealer's list and automotive history.
It's a strange world we live in.
Anyway, thank you for all your work on the site. I know that it's a difficult endeavor to run any kind of site on the web.

Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY
Long Island Studebaker Club

zoegrant
02-09-2010, 05:37 PM
Randy...what is the hate mail about ?...

Chris_Dresbach
02-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Just remove the dealer list[?] Or something[?] This is a vaulable web site and I just flat out hate to see it go.

Chris Dresbach
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Gary1953
02-09-2010, 10:19 PM
I visited the site often. I can't image getting hate mail about a dealers list.
Thank you so much for doing the job you did with the list.


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bridgegaurd
02-09-2010, 11:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It pains me to have to do this but I am closing Automotive History Online and the Studebaker Dealers List. I was just looking over the original thread, it's a massive amount of truely great information. I have gotten to much hate mail and with a series of what some would call just bad luck I've decided it will be easier to just pull it down now while I can still think of it in a positive way.

I appreciate all the great pictures everyone shared and the endless names that are still stuffing my mail box. I thank you all. I will link the Studebaker section for any that might want to copy any or all of the pictures I have left up. Some pages are already gone as well as the home page so navigating will be a little tough. My e-mail is still open so If you can't find something I'll do what I can to help you out.

Regards,
Randy_G

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studebaker.htm
I loved the site, and hate to see something this good, go away because of the willfully stupid. But sometimes the hate babble just gets to be more than one needs in life. I hope you change your mind. If not be assured that your hard work was much appreciated and enjoyed by the majority.

HawkGT
02-10-2010, 01:00 AM
I too have loved the site. did you end up with some kind of a hacking problem or black listing because of some hacker?

A lot of us involved with Studebakers are very much into the history. It seems as though something could be done to preserve the data in some reasonably permanent form, though I guess a lot will stay on the main thread here in the forum. It's one of the most long-lived and interesting threads of all.

MANY THANKS Randy for all the labor of love you put into this.

Gene Nagle
1963 Hawk R1

JRoberts
02-10-2010, 06:34 AM
Geeze, I too hate to see your site disappear. I don't why anyone could be so bothered by it to send hate mail, but you never know about some folks. I will miss it.

Is there any way to archive this information? I would certainly hope all this hard work just go up in smoke. I don't know how ths coule be done, but would certainly like to see the information on your site saved some way.

Thanks for all of the hard work you put into your site and the informaiton in provided to us.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Deaf Mute
02-10-2010, 09:49 AM
Randy,
I'm sorry to see the site shut down. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO THIS! I wish there was some one with time to completely update and catogorize those files (dealerships) so that it so your work would be there forever, for future researchers!

duane miller

Desert Explorer
02-10-2010, 02:14 PM
I just found you website from this thread.
Is is really awesome, in spite of a large part of it seeming nonfunctional already (as you pointed out it would be).

I am not sure what the Hate mauil was.... but PLEASE dont close your website. In talking to toher forum members it seems as though I have missed something of great value, and many other new foks, and other like Jim who didnk know will now never get the chance. Is it possible to have the content as you last had it transferred to a new hosting to keep it alive? Seemd lie the dealer list would be a great thing to have on the SDC site somewhere.

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