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Post by Eugen »

First, I want to thank all of you who joined, and also are active. The forum software is decently usable now, and I will continue to look into improvements.

The site has been registered for google indexing, and the bot has visited us already.

I am not one to sabotage other sites, so will not go around and post our existence there; in any case I'd get banned. I mentioned the existence of the site on the Facebook group Colt, Case & Ingersoll Garden Tractor and they deleted the post very quickly, although a forum is a very different experience than a Facebook group, with history and archive more easily categorized.

I believe that content here will grow, and we already have a bunch of people here who are experienced in various technical aspects, so we can be useful to the potential new users.

Word of mouth can certainly help too.
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And, at Tim's suggestion, a subforum of Shop Talk has been created: Welding
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I think it's all going to come together. A little time to get "out there" will help. Once it starts coming up in goggle searches it will come.🤞
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I found us on Google by searching "Case Colt Ingersoll Garden Tractors Spike188" . Looks like the googlebot is not only visiting, it's keeping score.

Also found out that I am not the only person that uses Spike188.

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I don't know how that can be, but to us there is only one Spike188, and that is you!

Yes, you did notice google started indexing us. I had to actually put some manual labour into creating a sitemap.xml, just handhold the google bot a little. But it worked.

Found out tonight that the new ownership of the old site apparently has lost the server hosting all the manuals. Out of respect for and to help the community of Colt Case and Ingersoll garden tractors I published all those manuals on our site at:

https://manuals.ccigt.com
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Does anyone know the legal - copyright ins and out of scanning the manuals? I've got a 1/2 dozen paper manuals and a scanner so I could make copies, but are the manual's 'public domain' since CCI - ingersoll company no longer exists? Or?

I've got a but load of the watermarked CCI manuals on my computer, but I'm not going to pass those around since they belong to that site.

Eugen wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:31 pm Found out tonight that the new ownership of casecoltingersoll.com apparently has lost the server hosting all the manuals. Out of respect for and to help the community of casecoltingersoll.com, I published all those manuals, temporarily, on our site at:
http://ccigt.com/manuals

When they get their server up I will stop publishing these manuals.
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Hi Scott,

My feeling about the copyright is that I really don't think that the other site has or is paying for the right to publish the manuals on pdf. There is another site with lots and lots of manuals for Case garden tractors:

http://www.casegardentractorsinfo.com/

There are quite a few manuals on mytractorforum.com as well.

Therefore, I think we would be safe to host pdf manuals here. But it's just an opinion, of course. This does not mean I'm asking you to do all that scanning work :)
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sdunt wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:20 am Does anyone know the legal - copyright ins and out of scanning the manuals? I've got a 1/2 dozen paper manuals and a scanner so I could make copies, but are the manual's 'public domain' since CCI - ingersoll company no longer exists? Or?

I've got a but load of the watermarked CCI manuals on my computer, but I'm not going to pass those around since they belong to that site.

Eugen wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:31 pm Found out tonight that the new ownership of casecoltingersoll.com apparently has lost the server hosting all the manuals. Out of respect for and to help the community of casecoltingersoll.com, I published all those manuals, temporarily, on our site at:
http://manuals.ccigt.com

When they get their server up I will stop publishing these manuals.

Just noticed someone uploaded a watermarked manual to the files section of the colt case ingersoll group on Facebook.
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Continuing work on the site:
  • Resolved an issue with the TLS certificate.
  • Tightened up security.
  • Off-site backups are being performed nightly.
  • Added a whole bunch of much nicer smilies, and more to come. Wish I could find those smilies used on the old site, if they were public domain. :132: :4:
  • Looking into creating some sort of menu entry on the main page, to point to https://manuals.ccigt.com for instance.
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A link to manuals added. :130:
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