09/02/2022 at 17:34 #168195RadarParticipant
Don’t panic! Not a comment on any of the associated shenanigans that goes on there.
Okay the site is on its last legs, but there is some really good info in the sculpting boards. Problem is it won’t load for me, times out every time. (I’ve cleared out my caches, tried on my phone and my PC).
Has the site finally given in? Or is it just me?
www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk09/02/2022 at 17:48 #168197MikeKeymaster09/02/2022 at 18:25 #168199RadarParticipant
www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk09/02/2022 at 18:50 #168200
Disappeared sometime Monday I think.
Passing no comment on the general state of the place:
Someone was seriously trolling one of them for couple of weeks – trying to get a show he was involved with cancelled.
I suspect some idiot (maybe even the same one) tried to up the ante by the look of things –You Gotta Laugh
If that was on Frothers perhaps someone decided to tidy it up? Maybe even pulled the plug before it got even more stupid? Or maybe it’s just Frothers and the hamsters stopped for a fag.
(Or maybe the money eventually ran out?)
Be a shame if it’s gone – still good stuff in some of the boards.09/02/2022 at 22:27 #168204EtrangerParticipant
Like a bad penny it will turn up again. Probably needs a new hamster.10/02/2022 at 00:15 #168206Aethelflaeda was framedParticipant
I always thought Frother’s sole purpose was to offer vicarious rebuttals to the petty tinpot squabbles and political nutjobbery on TMP. You mean they actually had some real content related to the hobby !?! I found the site good for a laugh, and hope it comes back.
Much happier to come here for real content. Just wish there was a bit more American adverts…the British companies are often just a tad out of reach.
Mick10/02/2022 at 01:36 #168208
Is it really gone??10/02/2022 at 02:41 #168209
Who knows? If it is, there’s always The Miniatures Gadfly on Facebook to step in as a substitute for commentary on TMP.
If it HAS gone down, a certain someone had better worry: Frothers was probably responsible for a good third of his page’s web traffic. 😀
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!10/02/2022 at 06:56 #168210
Hey oh. It was on borrowed time anyway…
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.10/02/2022 at 12:15 #168235Andrew BeasleyParticipant
Looks like all the sites on that IP address are down – https://dnslytics.com/reverse-ip
This includes the ‘Nick Ashton’ site who I think was ‘The Prof’ who ran the site.
IP address is reported to be static so I guess the server is down or DOS blocked.
Sadly and gladly missed at the same time.10/02/2022 at 12:45 #168239fairoaks024Participant
That’s a sort of shame if it’s gone.
enjoyed seeing the other side of all the goings on with a certain other forum owner.
it looked like it was staggering on unloved for quite a while though.10/02/2022 at 13:19 #168241Dan KennedyParticipant
It’s probably for the best.
Most of the sculpting/painting vibes had moved on, and that one part which focused on that one topic wasn’t telling anyone anything they didn’t already know.
There are those who will claim it as a moral victory, which says more about them than anyone else.
I feel the whole thing is an example of diminishing returns, but each to their own.10/02/2022 at 16:18 #168248deephorseParticipant
It’s done this before, and come back after a few days. But if it has gone forever it is of no consequence. It was no longer telling us something we didn’t already know.
Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen12/02/2022 at 02:25 #168349
still dead.12/02/2022 at 03:17 #168352lovetopainthistoryParticipant
It was on a life support machine.13/02/2022 at 08:38 #168412MartinRParticipant
It has disappeared for days at a time before, then reappeared. I haven’t been there for years as there was very little of gaming interest latterly.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke13/02/2022 at 10:28 #168428
Latterly, its sole reason for existing was to shine a light on the antics of Another Site. I think everyone knows by now.
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.13/02/2022 at 11:27 #168432KitfoxParticipant
It was a good site in it’s day and I enjoyed the discussions I had there, but it’s probably best to let it go now. I’d suggest that towards the end it did as much damage to the reputations of the more vocal critics as it did to their target.
Death to all fanatics!21/02/2022 at 11:17 #168894
Ladies and gentlemen, the hamsters have sputtered back to life!
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!21/02/2022 at 12:31 #168902Jim WebsterParticipant
Ladies and gentlemen, the hamsters have sputtered back to life![/quote
“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/21/02/2022 at 12:37 #168904
What a nice surprise.
Lang may its lum reek (in a entirely sustainable non-climate-change/crisis manner of course).21/02/2022 at 14:32 #168909Dan KennedyParticipant
Well, to each their own…21/02/2022 at 14:48 #168910
Indeed; chacun à son goût!21/02/2022 at 21:10 #168932Tony HughesParticipant
I wouldn’t mention goats on Frothers if I were you, you’ll get them all exited again.21/02/2022 at 22:11 #168934
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!24/02/2022 at 15:48 #169076
Yeah, it’s back. I am no longer going to patronise it though.24/02/2022 at 16:21 #169077
Yeah, it’s back. I am no longer going to patronise it though.
You’re no fun. 🙁
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.24/02/2022 at 16:30 #169078
🙂 It’s not a topic we can freely discuss here without causing unnecessary aggro, basically just Bored with Frothers.24/02/2022 at 18:23 #169086
A man who is bored with Frothers is bored with
shouting obscenities into the void?
Shame really, I like a good shout.08/05/2023 at 10:40 #185936
Just checked the domain as it was the anniversary of when someone ‘on another site’ said it was going to die – just been renewed for another year. Full of juvenile spam bot crap. No sign of admin or mods. Odd way to spend cash.08/05/2023 at 12:21 #185941
How very odd.08/05/2023 at 17:23 #185960Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
Considering I was savaged on it, it’s existence or not is of no importance to me.08/05/2023 at 19:52 #185963Who Asked This JokerParticipant
Never actually used Frothers, not that I can remember anyway. I left the other site for all the BS that normally goes on. I could care less if either site lives or dies. Lets get back to some actual gaming content!
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
--Abraham Lincoln08/05/2023 at 20:07 #185965
It is the Jason Voorhees of websites.08/05/2023 at 20:19 #185966
Everyone was savaged on it, you’re not special 🙂08/05/2023 at 23:52 #185970PatriceParticipant
At first I liked Frothers many years ago because it was a place where I could learn more and very interesting English vocabulary! 😉
Then I posted, too often, personal ideas on it, probably perhaps because it was a new experience to do it in English.
More recently I’ve been only using it as a draft sandbox: posting AARs to correct them more easily at first than here on TWW or on LAF, where I posted them later.
I’m not even doing this any more, because of what anyone following a link to one of my AARs would see …um …too many silly pictures.
https://www.anargader.net/09/05/2023 at 09:54 #185976
I simply found it peculiar anyone would renew the domain name when the owner and all the mods have long ago rowed off to Hispaniola with their doubloons and left the hulk to the spam rats. Odd one.09/05/2023 at 12:28 #185978EtrangerParticipant
I’d bet that it’s continued existence in some sort of electronic Purgatory pisses Bill right off though…09/05/2023 at 15:14 #185988
I’d bet that it’s continued existence in some sort of electronic Purgatory pisses someone right off though…
But it doesn’t exist, does it? It’s just Wall ‘o’ Spam.10/05/2023 at 00:03 #186009
The word on the street is that its continued existence is due to a paid up account into which monies from various Frothers events was placed. So a zombie account is paying for a zombie site.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!
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