Ha, true about the avatar. I guess I just don't know what I'd put up. My pinball tastes change about every day as I find something new, so it's hard for me
The copyright legitimacy of pinrepair.com is very much in dispute over at RGP. However, I think it's 100% okay to archive public web sites and re-distribute as long as it's not for profit. Otherwise, Google would be in violation just for having a link to cached sites and I'm sure they wouldn't make themselves liable.
Just today I was talking to someone looking to get into pins, and the first thing I typically talk about is pinrepair, it makes new comers feel good knowing the help and guides are out there. I can't do that anymore, it's sad.
I will personally feel better when I at least get my CD. Nothing wrong with the 2009 info, but it never hurts to have the most complete set available.
I can understand the Clay has been shit on to the point where he might not want to maintain the site. But instead of locking it down, it should have been opened up to the public via wiki or handed off to someone that would have taken his place.
Forget being locked down and sold, I'm more concerned about future updates, revisions etc. Wiki software is free and hosting is very cheap, I would have preferred to seen the site passed down.
Thanks for the newer archive jalpert .. while I (and this site) don't promote sharing copyrighted or proprietary information this was out there for years and was promoted as free to share until now by the other site. It is why there are these copies that were allowed and not challenged.
P.S. BTW are you ever gonna add an Avatar or can we just pick one for you jalpert ? .. hehe
P.S.S. Where is Robin chiming in on this one ? C'mon dude or you are not getting that iPhone 5 pre-release