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PostPosted: Sat October 13th, 2018, 17:55 GMT 

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Can anyone tell me the status of the Lossless Bob site?
I am unable to access Lossless Bob today, and I am realizing how dependent I have become on that incredibly useful site.


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PostPosted: Sat October 13th, 2018, 18:10 GMT 
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angry crow puking wrote:
Can anyone tell me the status of the Lossless Bob site?
I am unable to access Lossless Bob today, and I am realizing how dependent I have become on that incredibly useful site.



You've lost a lossless site? How the heck..nm


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 00:45 GMT 

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dylanswife wrote:
You've lost a lossless site? How the heck..nm


I know, right? You'd like to think you could count on the permanence of a site called "Lossless Bob."

But seriously, I visit Lossless Bob frequently, primarily to figure out which recordings I do or do not have.

Does anyone else here use the Lossless Bob site on a regular basis?

I suppose it's most useful as a resource for completeist collectors or for collectors who wish to identify the best recording(s) of a particular Dylan show.
It obviously takes a great deal of time and dedication to maintain and update the Lossless Bob catalogue of recordings, and I am amazed at how quickly and how well Jeff does it. Needless to say, I am hoping for its speedy return.

We've just begun a 42-show tour, for chrissake. Whatever will we do without our LB numbers?


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 00:49 GMT 
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Doesn't work for me either. ... Hopefully it's back soon enough.

Would be a bummer to lose access to that list. .... Also think that too much hard work has gone into that list for it to just disappear forever. .... At worst case it won't be updated. .... Much like bobsboots that I for one still actually use.

Shall see


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 19:40 GMT 
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Archived:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180410172 ... -year.html


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 20:23 GMT 
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The site has occasional hiccups. I wouldn't worry this is a permanent loss at this point.


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 20:26 GMT 

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I have hosting and space doing nothing.


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 20:51 GMT 
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Maybe someone should start a community Dylan project, so that these things are kept accessible for as long as someone cares. There's been a few sites that I used to use that were never replaced. Probably in way back or archive. Several were .edu sites that disappeared after the person graduated.


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 21:12 GMT 
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I'll ask Mr LB if he is still interested in it, but I think he's kinda getting on with normal real life.


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 21:18 GMT 
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angry crow puking wrote:
Can anyone tell me the status of the Lossless Bob site?
I am unable to access Lossless Bob today, and I am realizing how dependent I have become on that incredibly useful site.


aye up fella!
send 'justlikeaman' a pm
that's jim
he'll tell ya anything you want to know about the site.


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PostPosted: Sun October 14th, 2018, 23:34 GMT 

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Thanks to everyone.


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 03:01 GMT 
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I loss too


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PostPosted: Mon October 15th, 2018, 13:58 GMT 
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dag wrote:


Thanks for this ^.



A lot of thanks & appreciation to whomever or whomevers put all the work into that site throughout the years as well.

Newer recordings have been far more consistent with quality and I for one find the site invaluable for all the older recordings. ... Knowing which recording is the best available has kept me from wasting time & space and shall continue to use it as a guide along with many, many others I'm sure. Thanks yet again & can only imagine the work put forth. ... Best of everything


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PostPosted: Tue October 16th, 2018, 16:44 GMT 

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Update: It appears that the domain name for Lossless Bob expired on October 8. They will have the site back up and running as soon as possible, although that may take a small while.

I agree that the amount of work required to maintain the Lossless Bob catalog of recordings is extraordinary. At a minimum, Lossless Bob needs to monitor all available torrents, download any recording that might be a new version, and then check that version against existing versions. It's a full-time job, and they do it very well. I'd also like to note that Jeff is incredibly gracious whenever someone has a correction or a request.

The Lossless Bob website has changed the landscape for collecting Bob Dylan recordings, and has made collecting much easier and more organized. It is a godsend for neurotic completeists such as myself.


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PostPosted: Tue October 16th, 2018, 18:03 GMT 
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^Nice!! .... Very happy to know that & thanks a ton for the update.

:)


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 Post subject: Jokerman.org.uk
PostPosted: Mon October 22nd, 2018, 06:35 GMT 
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Hi guys

I wasn't sure where to place this post, I've been trying to access the LosslessBob site
jokerman.org.uk and it's timing out or saying the page doesn't exist, would anyone
know if this is a problem with the site or just my browser (I've tried on all 3 browsers though)


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 Post subject: Re: Jokerman.org.uk
PostPosted: Mon October 22nd, 2018, 15:23 GMT 

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Yes, having the same issues here (tried in Chrome & Firefox). Hopefully it is back up shortly!


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 Post subject: Re: Jokerman.org.uk
PostPosted: Mon October 22nd, 2018, 17:29 GMT 
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You can access it here until it comes back up, although the last snapshot taken of the site was in August.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180810104147/http://jokerman.org.uk/

Check out this post as well:

https://www.expectingrain.com/discussions/viewtopic.php?p=1840087#p1840087


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PostPosted: Mon October 22nd, 2018, 21:22 GMT 

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songanddanceman wrote:
angry crow puking wrote:
Can anyone tell me the status of the Lossless Bob site?
I am unable to access Lossless Bob today, and I am realizing how dependent I have become on that incredibly useful site.


aye up fella!
send 'justlikeaman' a pm
that's jim
he'll tell ya anything you want to know about the site.


I'm all ears.... :D

Pint soon Mark?


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 Post subject: Re: Jokerman.org.uk
PostPosted: Mon October 22nd, 2018, 21:30 GMT 

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Sorry for down time.

The domain has automatically renewed for the last 15 years or so. For some reason I now need to provide a security answer to something I was asked back when i first set up the account. I've tried all the obvious answers, eg "Empireburlesque85" but it's no good.

I'm now a week or so into emails with customer support. It's a boring story and even more tiresome trying to resolve it. It's easier getting a mortgage.

All you need to know is I'm working on it and it'll be back soon and Jeff is still doing his sterling work behind the scenes to keep latest recordings catalogued.

keep on keeping on!

Jim J


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 Post subject: Re: Jokerman.org.uk
PostPosted: Tue October 23rd, 2018, 00:06 GMT 
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justlikeaman wrote:
Sorry for down time.

The domain has automatically renewed for the last 15 years or so. For some reason I now need to provide a security answer to something I was asked back when i first set up the account. I've tried all the obvious answers, eg "Empireburlesque85" but it's no good.

I'm now a week or so into emails with customer support. It's a boring story and even more tiresome trying to resolve it. It's easier getting a mortgage.

All you need to know is I'm working on it and it'll be back soon and Jeff is still doing his sterling work behind the scenes to keep latest recordings catalogued.

keep on keeping on!

Jim J


A big thank you for an indispensable source of information 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon October 29th, 2018, 14:50 GMT 

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Thank you so much *Jim J* for giving back hope to us!
Carry on - I cross my fingers for success!


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PostPosted: Mon October 29th, 2018, 15:08 GMT 
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William Sadcollector will be very sad until this is resolved, Mr Johnson.


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PostPosted: Tue November 20th, 2018, 11:47 GMT 

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Thanks a lot to everyone for all your comments. As most have said, I relied on this helpful site for it's utility and handiness and when it went down I realized how much I would miss it if it were gone for good/bad. I start to see how much work these folks have been doing and how much I have taken for granted, without a word of thanks for the most part. :idea:

At this season especially would feel good to contribute a little bit if I knew where??

Thanks also for the archive quotes to be going on with. much appreciated.

Rod.


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PostPosted: Fri December 21st, 2018, 10:39 GMT 

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Any update on the status of Lossless Bob (Jokerman site)?
- really missing this as 'new' recordings from previous years pop up. Be great if they can get it sorted.
- apologies if I've missed an update elsewhere.


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