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Seattlebuzz died today.

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 01:45 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

The "welcome page" is dated Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:07 pm ... and still online.

That's just proof that they should have closed the site looooooooooong ago. If you can't update the welcome page on a regular basis then perhaps the people running the site aren't really dedicated in keeping the site viable.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 01:49 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

The "welcome page" is dated Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:07 pm ... and still online.


Thanks Walter. When did Abuzz go down completely?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 03:05 pm
Seattlebuzz is still allowing new posts.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 04:01 pm
@Frank Apisa,
2002, I think.

I've just searched a bit: www.abuzz.com is still 'active' and owned by the NYT
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 04:29 pm
Abuzz.com won't load.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 04:32 pm
That ownership page has not been updated since 2012.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 12 Feb, 2014 04:34 pm
That link would not load for me either.

In any case, we know it is gone.

Terrible waste of a great site.

I feel terrible that Seattlebuzz is going the same way...although I will say that I have not thought of Seattlebuzz for years.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2014 08:59 am
Seattlebuzz is fully functional, but only a very few members are posting. So, it is possibly in the last throws - ?
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hightor
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 05:17 pm
@Frank Apisa,
I thought it was in 2004 — if you look at the Abuzz Forum it seems to have happened in the late summer.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 06:44 pm
@hightor,
Abuzz stopped then, but Seattlebuzz was a separate site.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 06:48 pm
Seattlebuzz had a pretty good start, but did not start off with enough members and I didn't care for the way it was managed. I don't recall the founder's name, but he appeared to be a very nice fellow.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2017 08:15 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
interesting
followed the second link
NYT is hanging onto that domain name

Quote:
Domain Name: abuzz.com
Registry Domain ID: 483974_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
Updated Date: 2016-08-05T04:00:04-0700
Creation Date: 1996-08-12T21:00:00-0700
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-08-11T21:00:00-0700
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 03:45 am
@ossobucotemp,
Right. And then "Cobalt" started another forum called "Blue Buzz" and MagginKat started one called "Buzzard's Roost" or something.

I think what made the old Abuzz special was that it was NEW! It was the first experience I had with a well-designed message board/forum. And it had loads of subscribers
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