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Looking for plans to the pollen trap. I have even used the trick off putting site:beesource.com in a google search but all of the links are gone or broken.
I remember seeing another post about the same thing some time back and thinking that it was still difficult to find.
I found it in this equipment thread and was able to actually get to the directory in which that link was also broken.
The non PDF version just pushed me back to a loop.
 

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Sorry to say that the links are broken. Admin is aware of the problem but has not yet undone whatever they did to mess it up in the first place. If anyone has plans from the old site saved on their computers, please upload them into the equipment section. I will move them around and make them easy to find.
 

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Thanks John. I am pretty sure that most of the plans are somewhere in various members' computers. I think we can rebuild the plans section without too much effort if everyone would look to see what they have and upload it.
Hoping to dial in on tonight's meeting.
 

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Jack, the links are there and if you click on them you get a thumbnail. Problem is when you click on the thumbnail, it takes you back to the forum page. In other words, you cannot open the .pdf and print off a copy or even read it as a full sized page.
 

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Google "wayback machine" This is an archive of past internet web pages.
I accessed Besource from 2015 and was able to download this file.
My computer skills are not the greatest and I'm working from a tablet.
Perhaps someone on a PC with more skills than I can download the lost plans.
 

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Instead of being primarily a beekeeping information web site that hosted a forum on the side, Beesource has become just another forum were the former resources are hard to find for anyone who knows its there and anyone who doesn't know it is there will never find it. Is it really so hard to have a top level landing page? Anyone who wants to go straight to the forum bookmarked the forum anyways.
 

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Rader Sidetrack and I are in constant communication with Admin about how they have screwed up a perfectly good website. They are working to fix some of the worst problems we are encountering, but we are just one of many sites they now own. I have been told (today) that the plans link problem has been bumped to high priority.
 
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The 'Plans' problem can be fixed regardless of what Admin does as there are enough members that have [local] copies of the PDFs to be able to re-upload those files. But waiting to see what [permanent] location arrangement for those files Admin sets up allows the best choice for how those 'plans' can be best made available long-term.

I'm not defending them, at best they are turkeys for not anticipating these problems before doing the upgrade. However, ya gotta work with what ya got ... :rolleyes:
 

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Google "wayback machine" This is an archive of past internet web pages.
I accessed Besource from 2015 and was able to download this file.
My computer skills are not the greatest and I'm working from a tablet.
Perhaps someone on a PC with more skills than I can download the lost plans.
Jack, after uploading what I had on my computer, I tried the wayback machine and was able to access them all. Starting to fill in the missing plans.
 

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When I logged into site for 1st time for awhile and saw the new design, there was a message that stated I could go back to old design at any time. After reading above, maybe I should have written down what it showed to return.
 
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