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#26 2014-01-04 9:41am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Thanks Mark,

My childhood buddy and I researched his 1980 Senior Pro with your help.  You helped bring back some smiles.


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#27 2014-01-04 10:46am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

I am the owl... wrote:

In time all these sites, museum included will die, as places like facebook eat up information and people.

yea.. they said the same thing back when myspace was on top.

Xlr8n wrote:

Cut and paste willy-nilly? Nobody is asking for your bank statements or tax records Sparky. It's pics, specs, and copies of literature of kids bicycles. You just put it together in a nice organized fashion that should  continued to be shared. cool

you mean ... like....a.... website kinda thing ?
haha.



his sites information could of been infused into this place but who is going to do the work ?

os-db helped me many times. a great source of db info.

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#28 2014-01-04 1:09pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Thanks Mark,
If the bmxmuseum can help in anyway, just let us know..
We could create a special area etc.
I hear you about people sometimes being rude on forums..

Do you have a sticker surplus archive? Very interested in that.
Your hard work is appreciated!  Cheers, GAry


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#29 2014-01-04 1:13pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

GAry wrote:

If the bmxmuseum can help in anyway, just let us know..
We could create a special area etc

very generous offer GAry cool


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#30 2014-01-04 2:13pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

GAry wrote:

Thanks Mark,
If the bmxmuseum can help in anyway, just let us know..
We could create a special area etc.
I hear you about people sometimes being rude on forums..

Do you have a sticker surplus archive? Very interested in that.
Your hard work is appreciated!  Cheers, GAry

cool

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#31 2014-01-04 2:23pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Draw wrote:

I am the owl... wrote:

In time all these sites, museum included will die, as places like facebook eat up information and people.

yea.. they said the same thing back when myspace was on top.

Two totally different beasts. I dont care if you think im wrong, just go to facebook and type in bmx, you'll see what im saying.


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#32 2014-01-17 4:49pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

It think the catalyst was when somebody else started a DB Facebook page and Harry Leary posted on it rather than OS-DB.......which was seen as a massive slap in the face to Mark.

Personally, I think it's a very selfish decision. Mark may have started the site - and I used to visit it daily - but it's all the contribution for others that helped make it what it was.

There was countless hours spent by members posting research and magazine scans, personal memories and other very useful info that is currently no longer available.

Sure Mark spent considerable time and posted up research he had uncovered, but if you wanted to keep it all secret, a public forum probably wasn't the best place to post such material.

Anyway, these are just my thoughts

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#33 2014-01-17 5:38pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

He doesn't want to continue running the website he created.  What is so hard to understand about that?  It is completely disrespectful to Mark for someone to say he is selfish...it was apparent by just looking at his website he had been selfless for so long.

Mark, thanks for running OS-DB.  After I picked up the 83 Silver Streak, I was able to find so much information about it and learned about the other bikes Diamond Back developed.  That information was most appreciated.  Greatest of luck in the future.


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#34 2014-01-17 5:52pm

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cmb wrote:

He doesn't want to continue running the website he created.  What is so hard to understand about that?  It is completely disrespectful to Mark for someone to say he is selfish...

Like I said, they were my thoughts and these are yours....I have no problem with that.

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#35 2014-01-18 12:20pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

KD- I agree 100%. The body of research information included on OS DB definitely was not compiled by Mark alone, yet he has single-handedly decided to shut that information off from everybody, including those who helped to gather it which I feel is a huge disrespect to those people as well, imho.

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#36 2014-01-18 4:01pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

The site belongs to him and he can do with it as he pleases.

There's only one part of that statement that anyone can influence at this point, someone with the passion should offer to BUY the website from him, lock, stock and barrel.

Just spitballing here, but maybe the museum would be interested in buying it from him, if we all stepped up and chipped in. I have parts I'd be willing to donate for a fundraiser.


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#37 2014-01-18 11:09pm

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Great site, great info, shame..... Good luck Mark in what ever you choose to do.


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#38 2014-05-12 11:26am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Looks like Sparky put the site back up  - smile

  http://www.os-db.net/forum.php

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#39 2014-05-12 11:41am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Thank heavens!!!   I forgot my password.. hmm   waiting on Mark to respond back to my new email.  Thanks!

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#40 2014-05-12 11:57am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

cool


"Why is the hatred of Assange so intense, crossing party, and ideological lines? Perhaps it's because he showed America for what it actually is, rather than how it likes to be perceived."

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#41 2014-05-12 12:22pm

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Awesome! cool


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#42 2019-02-07 12:51pm

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

BritUS wrote:

Looks like Sparky put the site back up  - smile

  http://www.os-db.net/forum.php

Sorry to resurrect an old DB thread -- but I've been having a ton of Diamond Back questions lately, and it looks like the OS-DB.net site has been offline for a while.  "OS-DB.net is off-line"

I'm relatively new to the forum (but have known BMX since the early 80's.)  I've been reading a lot on here lately.  I read the OP's reason for taking the DB offline, and all of the responses.  I empathize with the OP.  I can also understand some of the reactions. 

The thread was last touched in 2014.  Any updates in 2019 as to where this old information has gone?  My search on this site hasn't yielded a location for a new repository yet.  I'm trying to research the 87 Strike Zone Mike Dominguez, the 80-83 Silver Streak / II / Pacer / Formula 1 models, and other early-80 racers. Also interested in a more comprehensive serials search than what I found so far.  Without having ever seen OS-DB, I can't imagine the wealth of information I'm missing. 

With respect to the OP, I understand if OS-DB remains offline forever; yet at the same time, I'm wondering if any of the content was replicated elsewhere.  Any updated info would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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#43 2019-02-11 8:56am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

phi11yphan wrote:

BritUS wrote:

Looks like Sparky put the site back up  - smile

  http://www.os-db.net/forum.php

Sorry to resurrect an old DB thread -- but I've been having a ton of Diamond Back questions lately, and it looks like the OS-DB.net site has been offline for a while.  "OS-DB.net is off-line"

I'm relatively new to the forum (but have known BMX since the early 80's.)  I've been reading a lot on here lately.  I read the OP's reason for taking the DB offline, and all of the responses.  I empathize with the OP.  I can also understand some of the reactions. 

The thread was last touched in 2014.  Any updates in 2019 as to where this old information has gone?  My search on this site hasn't yielded a location for a new repository yet.  I'm trying to research the 87 Strike Zone Mike Dominguez, the 80-83 Silver Streak / II / Pacer / Formula 1 models, and other early-80 racers. Also interested in a more comprehensive serials search than what I found so far.  Without having ever seen OS-DB, I can't imagine the wealth of information I'm missing. 

With respect to the OP, I understand if OS-DB remains offline forever; yet at the same time, I'm wondering if any of the content was replicated elsewhere.  Any updated info would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Bump... anybody know where the OS-DB.net info might be nowadays?

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#44 2019-02-24 10:34am

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Re: The future of OS-DB.net

Who here has access to OS-DB.net?

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