What happened to Macdesktops

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by velocityg4, May 12, 2005.

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Does anyone know what happened to Macdesktops.com? It has been my favorite site for desktops but I can not access it anymore. I know there are other sites but no one offered such a selection of pictures all of which were available in multiple resolutions. It would be a shame if it was gone forever:(.

    Other sites just don't have the selection of pictures greater than 1600x1200.
     
  2. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, MacDesktops.com was always asking for donations to keep it's servers up and running. I guess they couldn't keep up anymore :(
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That sucks, they were a really cool site. They had some great stuff. :(
     
  5. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Yes, this REALLY sucks. That was the first place I started getting desktops from when I got my Mac. I was starting to think something was up, because the site was really slow loading the past couple times I went to it.
     
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  7. Little King macrumors member

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    I just checked it out and it is back up. It seems they switched servers. ;)
     
  8. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Dropped off again

    Hmm, seems they've taken another trip into the twilight zone. Anyone know if it's temporary or perhaps this is the last nail so to speak.

    oh well.
     
  9. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    I could get onto the .com site. 18:35 (MST), Domingo, Octobre 23.
     
  10. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    For the past several days, I have received the following reply after attempting to access the site:

    Directory Listing Denied
    This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed.
     
  11. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I get the same thing, which is too bad. They had a great selection of desktops :(
     
  12. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    If they are gone for good (which for some reason I still doubt), those looking for desktop pictures in assorted categories should pay a visit here:

    www.bay13.net/pics/desktop/morepictures/
     
  13. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    That is a good collection of pics, thanks for the link.
     
  14. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    You are very welcome, Summer. I was sure you'd find some to your liking ... most people do. I love that one of the waterfall over the rocks in Carson Falls, IN.
     
  15. kettle macrumors 65816

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    ooh, lovely, mostly 1024x768 but some really nice stuff there.:)
     
  16. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Good news ... the site is once again available.
     
  17. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    There are two new pictures that some members might find interesting:

    1. Off Highway One
    2. Retro Apple on Embossed Coal
     
  18. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    They got screwed-over by their hosting company. Make sure you all help them out!
     
  19. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I looked at their website and there are a number of pics that may interest some, but two that I'll mention below are about as different as possible. One is a nature shot of majestic mountains and the other is much cheekier with a different set of hills showcased.

    1. The Tetons
    2. I Love Apple (with the logo in lieu of the word love)

    FWIW, the second comes with the standard disclaimer ... "Warning: risque."

    http://www.macdesktops.com/?uid=172.141.1.65.1132477374.6342
     

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