htbackdrops down... forever?

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    Hi,

    As you may have seen, and read in other recent threads, htbackdrop site is down, and I would say that it won't return, as it redirects to:



    http://htbackdrops.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

    @cul8er, do you have any alternative in mind?

    Thanks a lot... I've had to reinstall all, and now I find I've lost all my erased artist backdrops already scrapped... :(

    bye!
     
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    oh noes! I recently formatted and haven't bothered to do a full scrape :( :([DOUBLEPOST=1371041143][/DOUBLEPOST]

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=35471

    [DOUBLEPOST=1371041429][/DOUBLEPOST]If it's about money then maybe we can try and scrape together some cash for their site. If they had a donation page, then a single post on facebook and MP homepage blog entry might be able to drum up enough $5 donations, especially if XBMC & Meedios and anyone else using the scraper did the same.

    As far altenatives
    theaudiodb.com
    fanart.tv
     
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    Hope it's not dead as it's been great for music fanart. I've uploaded artist fanart there too.

    Kinda interesting: http://urlm.co/www.htbackdrops.com says the site has an estimated worth of $32,131.85, add salt to taste.
     
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    htbackdrop scrapers don't read or click on advertising :)
     
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    You're right... :(... It's kinda difficult to sort that out, though.
     
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    I somebody working on integrating the replacement options?
    theaudiodb.com
    fanart.tv
     
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    No point, it might come back have to wait and see.
     
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    It's getting worse... Error 500 now... Site is just dying...
     
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    Or maybe they are in the process of restoring it. ;)
     
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    I've already messaged the owner of htbackdrops.com via his xbmc profile (last logged in May 2013), so hopefully he can give us some information on what might be happening.
     
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