What's happening with Resexcellence?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003
Over the last few months there's been some strange events going on regarding the future of Resexcellence. Here is the chain of events as I understand them:

- When the original owner stepped down, the new guy in charge, Bryun Lund, didn't update the site very much and become unpopular. He also wanted to turn it into a 'wiki' style site, which some people were upset about.

- An attempt was made by several long term users to take over the site and get it back to it's original former glory. A message appeared on the homepage saying that the site had been put back into the hands of its users and that they were working to restore content.

- Scott Chitwood (no idea who he is) gained control of the site and a message on the homepage suggested he might bring resexcellence back.

- Scott Chitwood updated the message to say he would bring the site back.

- Site disappears again! We're left with the jack in the box logo.

What on earth is going on? I've been a casual fan of this site for years and years. Googling around doesn't reveal much, only some names of those involved.

Edit: More information from someone close to the community:



macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003

Resexcellence has been i've gone to for years, I can't believe it's just going to fade away like this. :(


macrumors newbie
Feb 23, 2003
To clarify a few things:
- The original owner was Michael Coyle
- When he retired from the site he passed it to Scott Chittwood
- 6 months ago due various reasons Scott could no longer continue to keep the site going and asked Bryan Lund and Chris from Radical Breeze to host the site with them and take over as editors
- Scott retained the ownership of the domain name
- After the furore over the design of the site and their general annoyance Bryan and Chris took the site down
- They then offered it to the forum users to become admins to see if they could do a better job while Bryan and Chris held the keys to the castle

- Things seemed to be going ok but Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely is probably the best way of putting it

The net result was Scott had to be called in to regain some sort of sanity

Finally, to answer your question, if you do a whois search on resexcellence.com or click this link (it's a post on someone's blog) all will be revealed about what is happening now

Things are looking up though it may take a while based on the size of the new owners


macrumors 68040
Aug 7, 2005
Up the irons
This website used to be very useful. Their website shows a post from August with 200+ replies. In these replies it's reported that there is supposedly work being done but nothing to show for it. I can't believe it's been over two years since it died. Does anyone have information on the new owner or a ballpark estimate of when this will be back up and running?


macrumors 68030
Aug 11, 2008
Zombie thread, but some of the MacThemes crew took the site over in late '06 or '07 and I don't know what's been going on behind the scenes.