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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yakko, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Yakko

    Yakko New Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Yesterday I tried to access www.packing.org and got the "page cannot be displayed" error, same today. I haven't accessed it for a while so I don't know how long it has been unaccessible.

    Anyone have any insight?
  2. RNB65

    RNB65 Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    Packing.org goes down more often than <fill-in appropriate name here>. I've heard that the guy that runs it has sorta given up on it and doesn't put much effort into maintaining it. Seems like it might be more than a rumor.
  3. ilbob

    ilbob Elder

    Jun 14, 2006
    it goes down for days or weeks at a time now and then.

    at first i suspected he was using up his bandwidth allotment, now I am not so sure.

    his site did a lot to spread the CC message.

    there are a lot of pretenders out there trying to do something similar. whether they will succeed or not only time will tell. running a web site of any size is a LOT of work. you either have to get reliable help or it will become your life.
  4. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Mentor

    May 5, 2005
    Garrettsville, Oh.
    Got mentioned in a recent article in Guns & Ammo. They might well be experiencing more than normal traffic and not be prepared for it. I'd like to think that's the reason, rather than innattention. I can hope, at least.
  5. JBusch8899

    JBusch8899 member

    Apr 22, 2004

    Mark Solomon has other things on his plate. PDO is not a priority.

    A few weeks ago, Mark asked the PDO users to step up and help with the state database. To the best of my knowledge, a number of people have volunteered, but the database is still seriously outdated.

    Could PDO just be down to get the administrators on line to correct the database? Possibly.

    The majority of site is dedicated to the guntalk section of the site. However, that section's bandwidth is not used for topics of concealed carry. Instead, the foul mouthed and zero bandits have taken over the talk section after the moderation was 86'd in lieu of the current scoring system.

    To be quite honest, there are other webforums of THR's caliber which the gun talk is more civilized and at least Gary Slider's site (www.Handgunlaw.us) is up to date.

    If PDO goes away, I for one won't miss it. If Solomon decides to keep it online, then I would hope that he would change the format to rid it of the trolls permanently.

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