plecoplanet website still around?

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psionic001
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plecoplanet website still around?

Post by psionic001 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:54 pm

Does anyone know what happened to the plecoplanet website? I’ve been away from the forums for a while and the site seems to have been broken for a while.

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Re: plecoplanet website still around?

Post by TwoTankAmin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 pm

Shut down a while ago.
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Re: plecoplanet website still around?

Post by psionic001 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:02 am

I wonder why? It was such a good resource for plecos generally.

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Re: plecoplanet website still around?

Post by TwoTankAmin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm

It was an OK site, but Planetcatfish.com has even better information as should scotcat.com.

What makes any site durable is not its content but its active membership. It takes a decent number of members to keep a site afloat. This is complicated by the fact the sites above are basically not for profit, even though they might earn something if their donations exceed their contributions.

Then there is the fact that such sites can only exist because of the people who volunteer their time to moderate and administer them.

But this does not really mitigate the fact the loss of any site which supplies quality information is not a got thing in any way. Unfortunate;y, the times have changed and most of the people who used to use such sites have moved to social media which is where, as far as I can tell, information goes to die.
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