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What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« on: November 30, 2018, 05:26:42 PM »
Okay, I'm a slacker, by not contributing regularly to forums I mine for information, BUT what happened to the HIPO 289 forums? :'(
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 06:01:14 PM »
Thatís true, I looked a few months ago and couldnít find it
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 06:18:42 PM »
You could here crickets chirping over there for years, not too many contributors, I stopped looking a long time ago there. :-\

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 07:40:13 PM »
DANG the amount of information that applied to our cars was.... ENORMOUS.  The loss of the original SAAC forum and now this... I take information on the internet too granted, to be sure.

 :'( :'( :'(
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 09:50:45 PM »
Bummer
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 04:03:48 AM »
Yeah big bummer, I hope we have good back up on this site lads
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 12:50:04 PM »
I recall, though not positive, that Charles Turner was the main guy.

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 01:09:29 PM »
That forum had a server meltdown years ago, before this one. It was rebuilt but all the incredible information was lost. It never really recovered, interest and participation became a tiny fraction of the original. Not surprised they pulled the plug.
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 08:35:42 PM »
It died because the owner quit caring, plain and simple, neglect.

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 09:04:56 PM »
I recall, though not positive, that Charles Turner was the main guy.

While Charles was one of the more frequent contributors, I do not believe he had any control over the site itself.

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 09:09:49 PM »
I recall, though not positive, that Charles Turner was the main guy.

While Charles was one of the more frequent contributors, I do not believe he had any control over the site itself.

Marv owned it. I don't recall Charles T having a presence there for many years.


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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »
I recall, though not positive, that Charles Turner was the main guy.

While Charles was one of the more frequent contributors, I do not believe he had any control over the site itself.

Marv owned it. I don't recall Charles T having a presence there for many years.


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I guess time gets away from me. I thought Charles was involved with some of the recent posting but I could be wrong.

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 10:42:15 PM »
I never had anything to do with the hi-po forum.  Jeff and I run concoursmustang.com

As far as I can tell, the hi-po forum is dead.
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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2018, 09:52:18 AM »
I used to be an active contributor there.  There was an abundance of good info and banter back before the site went down years ago.  Once they finally got it back up, it really was nothing more than a place to post ebay listings for K code parts.  It was a significant loss.  I think so far the SAAC forum here has had a much better recovery effort, but it hurts when you lose all that awesome data.

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Re: What happened to the Hipo 289 forums?!
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2018, 11:33:03 AM »
I wonder if it's worthwhile trying to integrate the information from the HiPo forum into either this one or ConcoursMustang.com?

Don't know if it's even possible, first the HiPo forum owner would have to agree to share the info. Wouldn't need to be an active subforum, just a searchable reference.

Just a thought...
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