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elantragt
post May 3 2016, 10:47 PM
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I was restless last night and I decided to go to EC Affiliate Mall to check out Amazon. To my dismay, I was redirected to a page that said the domain no longer is active. WTF? Long story short, I've tried to contact, Lycos Tripod for support. Their phones have been disconnected and all I could do was chat online and all I got was a runaround. This is not a money issue. My account and the domain is paid in full. Lycos simply screwed this over and is ignoring my requests for help. I contacted PayPal but they said for now the issue is between me and Lycos. Problem is Lycos basically deleted the website and won't tell me why.

There goes the DIYs, the Car and Member of the Month pages too. The Affiliate Mall is gone. At least the links here at the forum still give me credit if anyone buys through links here and in the hot deals forum.

I do have most of the code for the old site saved but the problem is that it was designed through Tripods editor and it is formatted only for Tripod. Everything would need to be recoded. A near impossible task. Over 6000 photos are gone though, many of which will make parts of this board have dead links as I used Tripod to host many photos.

The thing that really sucks is I have nowhere to turn. My host for the gtclub site turned into an incompetent piece of shit and I didn't know what was happening. 14 years of hard work down the drain.

At least our forum host has been very good unlike Tripod. Now, if this would have happened before March 6 2015 (the day my wife Tammy passed away) I would have gone mental on Tripod. Now, I'm so numb this hasn't hit me as hard as it would have. Even so this is so ridiculous. I've been paying for the services at Tripod for 14 years and didn't miss a payment yet someone deleted my domain. Pure bullshit.

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post May 4 2016, 12:22 AM
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Jesus, that's a tragedy! So... all we can do is cross our fingers and hope?

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post May 4 2016, 12:27 AM
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Yeah. I've emailed them 10 times and have got nothing back.

I'm going to slowly try to add the DIY's back that I can in our DIY project forum here. I'm uploading them as screen shots at this point. Not the best workaround but that's what I'm slowly going to do. Same with the Member Showcases and Car of the Month pages. This will take a long time. And I probably will use up all our allotted disk space in short order.

angry-bangheadonwall.gif angry-cursing2.gif Tripod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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post May 4 2016, 02:42 PM
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Dude, that's awful! Hopefully you can get a hold of someone and get it all straightened out.


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post May 4 2016, 03:03 PM
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I've tried for almost two days straight and nothing. That company clearly is in bad shape with no customer service.


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post May 4 2016, 06:08 PM
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Ok. I've figured a workaround at least for now. Lycos/Tripod still has not gotten back to me to help at all.

I've had to reconfigure the link addresses of everything at the old main Tripod site (like the Affiliate Mall). Meaning any old bookmarks you have will not work. The updated links here at the forum do work, so re-bookmark the links to the old site and EC Affiliate Mall in your browser. Thanks.

New address links to use:

http://elantragtclub.tripod.com/elantra/ (EC's Tripod Main Site)
http://elantragtclub.tripod.com/elantra/id607.html (EC Affiliate Mall)

Not sure how long this will work for but at least the old site is working


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post May 5 2016, 11:12 AM
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Merde!

I went through some of the DIYs at random and most of the ones I clicked on went to the DIY, I got one white unauthorized page and then I got this:

http://ww2.elantragtclub.com/?folio=9POKY2D1E


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post May 5 2016, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, it's still a mess ... Tripod is totally useless at this point. Not sure what will happen.


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post May 5 2016, 11:37 AM
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Yeah what a shame, that resource is a valuable aspect to not just the club, but to Elantra owners as well as DIYers of any stripe.


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post May 6 2016, 12:10 PM
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It gets worse. I now received a letter from Tripod saying "we're sorry you've canceled your membership".

That company is insane. I've done nothing of the kind.

It appears the idiots at Lycos have told their cousins at Tripod misinformation. I've tried every way to fix this problem to no avail.


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post May 6 2016, 11:06 PM
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Well, kudos to you for finding a workaround and getting the content back out there!

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post May 7 2016, 07:35 AM
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Wow that's insane. Thinking Tripod may be going down?

Great job with your restoration efforts. I understand how stressful that sort of thing can be!


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