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What happened to Steve Kulpa's website?


By KenLayton

57 days ago



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  • Latest reply 56 days ago by LTG
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    #1 57 days ago

    Went to look up Steve Kulpa's Gottlieb pop bumper driver board page and his website is just some sort of scammer gibberish. What happened to his website?

    https://stevekulpa.net/

    #2 57 days ago

    Someone likely changed the default language of the site to Thai.

    #3 57 days ago

    You can get to the information using the Wayback machine. The 2020 capture in June was gibberish but 2019 looks okay.

    Is this the pop-bumper information you're looking for?

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180118045707/http://stevekulpa.net/pinball/jppbdb.htm

    #4 57 days ago

    Looks like Steve lost control of it on May 17th. No guarantee the new owner is from Thailand, there are multiple ways to spoof that. Godaddy does have an option to contact the domain owner if Steve wants to try and get it back although at this point building a new site from his back-ups will probably be way cheaper.

    Domain Name: stevekulpa.net
    Registry Domain ID: 1551765612_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Updated Date: 2020-05-17T16:59:02Z
    Creation Date: 2009-04-09T16:50:08Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-04-09T16:50:08Z
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC

    Registrant State/Province: Bangkok
    Registrant Country: TH

    #5 57 days ago

    Who?

    #6 57 days ago

    Steve Kulpa
    Invoice #000001
    29 Jun 2001

    Founder of Big Daddy pinball parts
    All around nice guy

    #7 57 days ago
    Quoted from Jvspin:

    You can get to the information using the Wayback machine. The 2020 capture in June was gibberish but 2019 looks okay.
    Is this the pop-bumper information you're looking for?
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180118045707/http://stevekulpa.net/pinball/jppbdb.htm

    Yes, that's what I was looking for. My existing bookmark for Steve goes to that gibberish website. Steve had some really great information on his website.

    #8 57 days ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    Yes, that's what I was looking for. My existing bookmark for Steve goes to that gibberish website. Steve had some really great information on his website.

    Here is the link to the wayback machine capture of Steve's website. It looks like a lot of the information is there.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190817122602/https://stevekulpa.net/

    #9 57 days ago

    Yeh but some of his pictures weren't saved by the wayback machine.

    #10 57 days ago

    This is why I always try to download download download whenever I can. You never know when something that is up on the internet will disappear.

    Turns out sometime ago I did capture quite a bit of his content as pdf files. I’m not sure if it’s all of it, but a good amount. It’s all squirreled away in the zillions of bits on my server. I’m not sure about how that might be shared though, it is his copyrighted material.

    #11 57 days ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    Yeh but some of his pictures weren't saved by the wayback machine.

    Meet the folks at Rec Games Pinball is gone.

    LTG : (

    #12 56 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Meet the folks at Rec Games Pinball is gone.
    LTG : (

    Parts of it are still there, but I can't remember, when you clicked on the faces on the left did it give a biography in the center?

    Haven't seen this picture in awhile...

    rgp-rootpg (resized).jpg
    #13 56 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Haven't seen this picture in awhile...

    I still need to frame that picture.

    Royal Order of the Pinball Goose. Dedicated to helping keep pinball machines working. Even before the R.G.P.B.

    Left to right. Jim Hallock, Greg Kemnitz, Me, Greg Allgaard, Micheal Webb ( the artist )

    Micheal was worried about his height, he was smaller than the rest of us. I told him you're the artist, make yourself bigger.

    There are pinball references buried all over that picture. Some obvious, some well hidden. My LTG is a tough one. I finally found it. It was in Morse Code.

    Thank you for posting this. People come and go. Helping pinball remains.

    Quoted from EJS:

    I can't remember, when you clicked on the faces on the left did it give a biography in the center?

    I believe it was just picture and RGP handle and real name for some of them.

    LTG : )

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