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Old 25th March 2011
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Default OpenBSD101.com is offline now

for some reason the webmaster of openbsd101.com

my last email with him we were talking about Updating the site.
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Would he be open to allowing someone else to host the information?

It's a shame to lose all that good work he did.
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It was mostly the FAQ repeated with several mistakes, such sites do more harm than good.

Use the official documentation.
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It was mostly the FAQ repeated with several mistakes, such sites do more harm than good.

Use the official documentation.
Agreed. Once you fork the docs off, you have to keep them up-to-date, which most third party sites fail to do (honestly, nothing is as up-to-date as the man pages and official FAQ).
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It's a shame to lose all that good work he did.
Congratulations, Nat_RH on your first post! I see you have been a member since 2008.

The thread you responded to began in March. Generally speaking, discussions which are more than a week old are most likely done. Yet, the point you are making is in line with that of the thread's originator.

Adding to what others have already said, openbsd101.com attempted to explain commonly used commands used in installation & simple system administration. The value openbsd101.com provided was that its presentation did display information in a less intimidating manner, but it didn't go very far, nor was its discussion particularly complete. As BSDfan666 eludes, openbsd101.com was launched in the OpenBSD 3.x era, & unfortunately much of its information was out of date. On these forums, we have had to correct newbies' confusion & mistakes more than once because of blindly typed in (incorrect) commands originating from that site.

The problem most third-party sites make is underestimating how much work is required to maintain correctness & obviously openbsd101.com's owner finally lost interest. Other than providing newbies a more palatable presentation, openbsd101.com didn't provide any information not already found in the OpenBSD project's FAQ. I'm sure the site owner eventually saw this, & the time & work needed to truly differentiate the site was deemed insurmountable.

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