Is Poserworld site gone?

launoklaunok Posts: 644
edited February 22 in Poser Discussion

I was looking for a tutorial on 'Making realistic neon sign' by Allen Harkleroad at poserworld.com but the link doesn't exist.  Not even wayback machine brings up anything.  I only see some screenshots online but that's it.  I went to the Facebook page of Poserworld and saw posts were made in January this year but even clicking on it's site page from there do not work.  Do anyone know how one can get hold of this tutorial?  Allen Harkleroad's site (http://allenharkleroad.com) and this site seems not working either: http://designertoday.com/Tutorials/Cinema.4D/6868/Creating.a.Realistic.3D.Neon.Sign.Model.Tutorial.aspx

https://poserworld.com/ ;         - none of links seems active on my side

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Seems live to me  -you link, though, is malformed https://poserworld.com/

     

  • edited April 12

    Seems live to me  -you link, though, is malformed https://poserworld.com/

    Nope, it seems dead now, all the way.  So much for leaving the archive open for lifetime members...  And the store is gone, too.

    Post edited by Richard Haseltine on
  • NathNath Posts: 1,161
    edited April 12

    Seems live to me  -you link, though, is malformed https://poserworld.com/

    Nope, it seems dead now, all the way.  So much for leaving the archive open for lifetime members...  And the store is gone, too.

    It looks live to me right now.

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  • WandWWandW Posts: 1,990
    edited April 12

    I can log onto the main site, but I can't log into the lifetime member's archive...

    EDIT: looking at my inbox, I haven't gotten any promo emails from them since before CHristmas...

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  • launoklaunok Posts: 644
    edited April 12

    It's now a long time since I have posted this, and I still can't log in both these links:

    https://poserworld.com/

    This site can’t be reached

    poserworld.com’s server IP address could not be found.

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

    http://designertoday.com/Tutorials/Cinema.4D/6868/Creating.a.Realistic.3D.Neon.Sign.Model.Tutorial.aspx

    This site can’t be reached

    designertoday.com’s server IP address could not be found.

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

     

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  • WandWWandW Posts: 1,990
    edited April 12
    launok said:

    It's now a long time since I have posted this, and I still can't log in both these links:

    https://poserworld.com/

    This site can’t be reached

    poserworld.com’s server IP address could not be found.

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

    http://designertoday.com/Tutorials/Cinema.4D/6868/Creating.a.Realistic.3D.Neon.Sign.Model.Tutorial.aspx

    This site can’t be reached

    designertoday.com’s server IP address could not be found.

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

     

    Both links work for me....

     

    EDIT; try pasting this Ip address into your browser...
    24.54.107.117

    This is allegedly the IP address for Designertoday.com, but it doesn't work,. 

    24.54.107.116

    As I said, It works by name for me, but I can't connect to it by name through a UK proxy server (although Poserworld.com does), which leads me to believe it's some sort of DNS issue...

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  • launoklaunok Posts: 644
    edited April 12
    I will try that tomorrow when on my pc, now on cell. I am actually interested in neon tut but don't use cinema 4D. Will search for more tutorials regarding this. Strange that this is so far the only sites giving this enter problem. Well, this is how technology sometimes work, lol. :)
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  • MGCJerryMGCJerry Posts: 28
    I havent been able to get there in quite a long time. I've already accepted the fact that the site is gone and our "lifetime" memberships are null and void. Lifetime subscriptions are never continually sustainable. Then again I havent been Poser/DS/Carrara active since the original ArtZone.
  • ByrdieByrdie Posts: 1,369

    Don't know about memberships as it's been ages since I had one there but right now I am logged in and able to download stuff from my previous orders, as well as update my account info so that part of the site is working.

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12

    I get Server Not Found too.

    Even if I try those IP addresses.

  • LlynaraLlynara Posts: 4,620

    It has to be a DNS issue. I can get to the site and look at models. I had wanted to get a lifetime membership or buy one of their archive CDs when I first got into 3D, but kept forgetting. Looks like they don't offer that any longer but their models are still for sale.

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12
    edited May 5

    I asked over on the Smith Micro forum, but it didn't seem like anyone over there was getting this issue. So now down to the process of elimiantation. Why can most still get to the site but some of us can't. I even used my iPhone while not connected to my network and still couldn't access it.

    So a question, is anyone outside of the USA able to access the site?
    Is this an Australian issue, do @launok, @garibaldiscat_92601f60b2, or @MGCJerry happen to live in Australia too?

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  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 111

    I tried several times since the beginning of this discussion. Never could access Poserworld. I live in France.

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,794

    I cannot and in Australia too

  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 111

    Tried to connect through a VPN and now it worked. Used Betternet. But didn't try to buy something.

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 46,201

    Still works for me, in the UK.

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12

    France, so that means it's not limited to just Australia. The fact you could access the site using a VPN further suggests that we are somehow blocked from viewing the site normally due to our locations. Is anyone outside of the US and not using a VPN still able to get to the site?

  • ByrdieByrdie Posts: 1,369

    Had no problem & I'm in Canada.

  • HenryhorHenryhor Posts: 111

    If I remember well, Launok, who started the discussion, lives in South Africa.

  • LeanaLeana Posts: 3,276

    France, so that means it's not limited to just Australia. The fact you could access the site using a VPN further suggests that we are somehow blocked from viewing the site normally due to our locations. Is anyone outside of the US and not using a VPN still able to get to the site?

    I'm in France and have no problem accessing the site.

  • Cris PalominoCris Palomino Posts: 4,238

    I'm having no problem with the link here in California.

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12
    Leana said:

    France, so that means it's not limited to just Australia. The fact you could access the site using a VPN further suggests that we are somehow blocked from viewing the site normally due to our locations. Is anyone outside of the US and not using a VPN still able to get to the site?

    I'm in France and have no problem accessing the site.

    Strange, so it can't be due purley to what country you try to access the site from. Can anyone who can still acess the site contact support and let them know about this issue? I've tried letting them know on Facebook, but never heard back.

  • I am in Germany and nothing goes.

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12

    Not promising... I checked Facebook today to see if I got any response yet... and it looks like they have killed off their Facebook page. So then I checked Twitter and saw this message.

    Last Poser World 3D model discount EVER. 75% off your total on all Poser World 3D Models, Scenes, Clothes, Etc.

    Use discount code: 75OFF

    Good through Sunday April 13th

    https://poserworld.com/

    DISCOUNT NOT GOOD FOR CUSTOM 3D MODEL PROJECTS

    Last discount ever? That doesn't sound good. Anyone who can still access the site might want to jump on this one. 

  • WandWWandW Posts: 1,990

    Thier FB page is still up...

    https://www.facebook.com/PoserWorld

    However, in a comment to the above sale notice (which should be MAY 13th)
    "Well we aren't going to update the store any further and only focus on making custom 3D models for clients. The 3D model store business model has gone downhill for a few years now. It's time to move on to other 3D niches."

  • Cobra BladeCobra Blade Posts: 12
    WandW said:

    Thier FB page is still up...

    https://www.facebook.com/PoserWorld

    However, in a comment to the above sale notice (which should be MAY 13th)
    "Well we aren't going to update the store any further and only focus on making custom 3D models for clients. The 3D model store business model has gone downhill for a few years now. It's time to move on to other 3D niches."

    For real? This is what I get if I click that link.

    Since I can't get to it I can't copy 'n' paste it here, but all I did was post a link to this thread and ask them if they could forward this issue onto their tech support. I wasn't rude or anything, nothing to warrent this.

  • WandWWandW Posts: 1,990

    Looks like you were blocked...frown

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,794

    nah need to be signed into Facebook and possibly a friend of Alan Harkleroad to see it, I cannot on Safari either

  • QuietrobQuietrob Posts: 340

    The site still has poser models and appears to be functioning.  My user name and password still allowed me access.

    Pity, though.  In it's heydey it was great to have access to so many models.  Still, the prices are pretty low for what they are selling.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 28,688
    th3Digit said:

    nah need to be signed into Facebook and possibly a friend of Alan Harkleroad to see it, I cannot on Safari either

    and spell his name right.  He gets quite upset if you don't.

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