What happened to MacThemes.net?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Ariii, Dec 25, 2012.

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    Ariii

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    I've been trying to access it for two months, and it has been down :/. Is MacThemes.net gone?
     
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    AQUADock

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    Yes i think so :(. Even a google search of it returns nothing.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Are there any other similar sites? The modding community there was so extensive - I haven't been able to find another place like it.
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing. Their domain hasn't expired, but maybe their host vanished?
     
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    Ariii

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    Yeah, the only alternative I can find is ShapeShifter, which is okay but it costs like $20 to register and it isn't open-source :(.

    ThemePark is much nicer, but MacThemes.net seemed to be hosting most of the non-ShapeShifter themes (At least ones that are compatible with Mac OS X 10.4/5 for PowerPC.)

    I've been getting timeout responses from their server for a while now. Apparently this has happened more than once for long periods of time:

    http://modmyi.com/forums/general-media-discussion/713585-what-happened-macthemes-net.html
     
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    I followed this suggestion and I could access the site.
    This is the message I found in the forum page:
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, it didn't work for me unfortunately.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering how long that has been up there. For all we know, "within 24 hours" could have been weeks ago.
     
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    Krafty

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    That tweet was from June.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Ariii, Dec 31, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012

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    Ariii

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    YAY it's not gone :)!!! At most they're just having weird server issues.

    Entering 70.32.86.98 in the URL entering thingy in Midori worked for me :). I can access the site again :).

    I am so relieved...

    EDIT: Never mind, it renders strangely, it claims to still be under maintenance, and most of the links are broken :'(.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    June 2010. Macthemes has been up since then. What I'm saying is that we don't know how long the administrator message on Macthemes was put up.
     
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    Krafty

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    I see. Well, I sure hope they didn't go under. I mean, they spent a lot of time on that new forum look and I don't think it's been up for even a year.

    I was hoping to change things up on my current theme but seeing as its inaccessible I have no problem with what I got.
    [​IMG]
     
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    AQUADock

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    Its strange that they spent years making a new theme for the forum, and then about 5 months later to get rid of the forum. Whats with that really long image url you posted?
     
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    Krafty

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    Someone mentioned it before. I don't see it.

    http://cl.ly/image/2m2I26394738
     
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    AQUADock

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    Thats very strange, if you interested it looks like this
    Code:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/data:image/gif;base64,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    Krafty

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    Do you still see it now?
     
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    AQUADock

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    Yes still do.
     
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    Krafty

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    Hm.

    I have no idea what it could be.
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    I can't access macthemes.net either. :(

    This sucks because I use to post a photograph in the photo of the day thread on there. :(
     
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    bhtwo

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    I know Mike... I used to go there quite a lot meself... I miss it rather. :confused:
     
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    AQUADock

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    Maybe some should open a thread like that here.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    There already is. There is a photo of the day thread for each month of the year.

    Check the digital photography sub-forum here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83


    Cheers
    Mike
     
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    Noticed that too, very weird, hope they not shut down without saying a thing :(
     

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