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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #230153 by gauntjoh
Tony (Deebo) introduced me to this website (www.webarchive.org) that takes "snapshots" of websites at different points in time and I found it interesting to see how our website has evolved over time.
First version from around Feb 1998.


Apart from the main picture moving to the centre and changing from time to time this version lasted until early 2007 when it was replaced by the one below.


Seeing the words "NEW FORUM" makes me smile.  I remember years ago when I worked on (food) product development and we had just agreed an improved recipe for a product with the marketing manager who then said "we will re-launch it with a "New improved"  flash across the corner". "Like this one?" I said showing him the current pack that had just such a flash from the last time it was relaunched! 
The moral is make sure to remove the word "NEW" otherwise it becomes "OLD". 
The next version appeared early 2009 and lasted until Aug 2020 when it was replaced by the current version.



Enjoy !
 

John Gaunt, ACMOC Director, UK
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1 month 2 weeks ago #230157 by trainzkid88
the club has had a web site back that far. shit the website is older than me. i turn 33 this year. there must have been some forward thinking members back then. maybe we're not as obsessed with the past as some people think we are.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #230185 by D4Jim
That website design looks a little much for 1988!! In the states the internet was not public until 1991 and at that point the web pages were very basic because most access was over phone lines with very low baud rates. Here in the Midwest to get on the internet in the early 90's one had to dial up a server, often long distance telephone rates, and the pages were very simple with very few pictures. Our main page says our club was founded in 1991????? Someone got the jump on the internet. :) :)

I could not access the archive site.

ACMOC Member 22 years
D47U 1950
Cat 112 1949
Cat 40 Scraper

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1 month 2 weeks ago #230188 by trainzkid88
i thought it was a typo. 1998 would be more like it

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1 month 2 weeks ago #230189 by gauntjoh
Yes you are correct, 1998 was the first one. My typo - will correct.

John Gaunt, ACMOC Director, UK

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