Johnnyguru.com its a sad day

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I havent been able to connect to his website or forum today. Im hoping its just a glitch and not the site going down. I like to keep an eye on the forum from time to time to see if anything psu related comes up but i havent been able to connect to it today. Has anyone else had any issues today?
 

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I havent been able to connect to his website or forum today. Im hoping its just a glitch and not the site going down. I like to keep an eye on the forum from time to time to see if anything psu related comes up but i havent been able to connect to it today. Has anyone else had any issues today?
No, it is not a glitch. The last person involved in that site's power supply reviews retired. Instead of replacing reviewers, the site's host left the site in situ until its domain certificate expired.

In other words, the site is dead, and the host never had the opportunity to archive the pages or reviews.
 

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Real shame... Just the other day I was looking up information about a particular PSU. Dozens of links on google pointed to the Jonnyguru site, and none of them worked...

It doesn't bother me at all when people decide to retire. I just don't understand why so many people feel the need to take their site and/or forums with them. Even if they had no plans for new content, what about the years and years of older content, from both the site itself as well as the forums, that could still be valuable for many more years to come? Books would not be removed from a library just because the author retired - yet this is exactly what happens on the internet - entire sites wiped off the internet. Gone. I doubt renewing a domain would disrupt anyone's retirement...

People ask about older PSUs often, in many cases because they've been using it already for many years and want to know if it's safe to continue using it. Well the biggest factor when it comes to using an older PSU isn't so much it's age, but rather, was it even a good PSU to begin with? It's hard for people to answer those questions when all the older reviews vanish from the internet like a fart in the wind.
 
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Real shame... Just the other day I was looking up information about a particular PSU. Dozens of links on google pointed to the Jonnyguru site, and none of them worked...

It doesn't bother me at all when people decide to retire. I just don't understand why so many people feel the need to take their site and/or forums with them. Even if they had no plans for new content, what about the years and years of older content, from both the site itself as well as the forums, that could still be valuable for many more years to come? Books would not be removed from a library just because the author retired - yet this is exactly what happens on the internet - entire sites wiped off the internet. Gone. I doubt renewing a domain would disrupt anyone's retirement...

People ask about older PSUs often, in many cases because they've been using it already for many years and want to know if it's safe to continue using it. Well the biggest factor when it comes to using an older PSU isn't so much it's age, but rather, was it even a good PSU to begin with? It's hard for people to answer those questions when all the older reviews vanish from the internet like a fart in the wind.
You can still grab the google cached pages in the google results, it should give you the relevant information at least for now.
 

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Where does one go for power supply reviews now days?
 

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GotNoRice Then offer to pay for the hosting to keep that data up. There are costs involved, as well as maintaining a site from security exploits and such, so now you need to keep your forum software up to date, which takes time, also modding a forum so not anyone can sign up and spam around...Unless they put the forums into a read only mode. But again hosting....costs money..
 

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GotNoRice Then offer to pay for the hosting to keep that data up. There are costs involved, as well as maintaining a site from security exploits and such, so now you need to keep your forum software up to date, which takes time, also modding a forum so not anyone can sign up and spam around...Unless they put the forums into a read only mode. But again hosting....costs money..
do you have a contact there? I'd be interested.
 

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Real shame... Just the other day I was looking up information about a particular PSU. Dozens of links on google pointed to the Jonnyguru site, and none of them worked...

It doesn't bother me at all when people decide to retire. I just don't understand why so many people feel the need to take their site and/or forums with them. Even if they had no plans for new content, what about the years and years of older content, from both the site itself as well as the forums, that could still be valuable for many more years to come? Books would not be removed from a library just because the author retired - yet this is exactly what happens on the internet - entire sites wiped off the internet. Gone. I doubt renewing a domain would disrupt anyone's retirement...

People ask about older PSUs often, in many cases because they've been using it already for many years and want to know if it's safe to continue using it. Well the biggest factor when it comes to using an older PSU isn't so much it's age, but rather, was it even a good PSU to begin with? It's hard for people to answer those questions when all the older reviews vanish from the internet like a fart in the wind.
I’m guessing you’ve never been involved in web development or web hosting. There is a cost associated with keeping archived content alive on the internet. I could go on about requirements, cost and security. It still takes time and money to maintain a site even when it’s decaying. Not the sort of thing I’d do if I was retiring from it. Also no one chips in. People barely support living eventful forums and websites, let alone a defunct site existing for archival purposes.

The site owner could have tried selling it or giving to someone in the trusted community to maintain it, but even then your name is still associated with it. So there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes.
 

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I’m guessing you’ve never been involved in web development or web hosting. There is a cost associated with keeping archived content alive on the internet. I could go on about requirements, cost and security. It still takes time and money to maintain a site even when it’s decaying. Not the sort of thing I’d do if I was retiring from it. Also no one chips in. People barely support living eventful forums and websites, let alone a defunct site existing for archival purposes.

The site owner could have tried selling it or giving to someone in the trusted community to maintain it, but even then your name is still associated with it. So there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes.
I'd consider buying and maintaining the site/archives. If anyone has info about the owner and a way to contact, please pm me. Thanks in advance.
 
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if im not mistaken he works for corsairs psu division now? ive no idea how to reach him unfortunately.
 

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thread needs a title update with a RIP...
i think my suggestions have already been covered though.

Not yet. I am going to call Jon tomorrow and see what is up. He no longer works at JG.com but he does stay in touch with Tazz. I'd email Tazz directly but my JG email account is not working and I don't have Tazzs info in another account.
 

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You can go to thefpsreview.com several of the reviewers that used to be here at [H] are there doing reviews again, and they are doing psu reviews along with the motherboard, cpu, gpu reviews, etc.

The table of contents that was added semi-recently in the reviews are a game changer vs. expanding it like in the past. I still think the site needs a little more graphical design work starting with that bright white font on that black background which kinda hurts my eyes but of course the content is always top-notch.
 
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You can go to thefpsreview.com several of the reviewers that used to be here at [H] are there doing reviews again, and they are doing psu reviews along with the motherboard, cpu, gpu reviews, etc.
I must be missing something. The reviews overall seem kinda sparse here? Almost 6 mo for a CPU review, month or more in between MoBo, PSU, storage reviews etc?
 

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I must be missing something. The reviews overall seem kinda sparse here? Almost 6 mo for a CPU review, month or more in between MoBo, PSU, storage reviews etc?

Well, we weren't sampled Ryzen 5000 CPUs. We've been trying to buy them but have come up short on that. There are more two of us doing motherboards so those will come up more often. It's a part time job for most all of us.
 

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Well, we weren't sampled Ryzen 5000 CPUs. We've been trying to buy them but have come up short on that. There are more two of us doing motherboards so those will come up more often. It's a part time job for most all of us.
Oooh gotcha! Thanks for the info. I'll start visiting there more often :)
 

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How are those ad blockers working out for you?
Me? I haven't run one on [H] in awhile now... at least a year or more (probably more like 2yr), and have also chipped in for the paid membership here (a few years ago, if I recall). I just set exclusion on thefpsreview after I skimmed it earlier. I'm heavy handed with it, though.
 

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Me? I haven't run one on [H] in awhile now... at least a year or more (probably more like 2yr), and have also chipped in for the paid membership here (a few years ago, if I recall). I just set exclusion on thefpsreview after I skimmed it earlier. I'm heavy handed with it, though.
HardOCP has been gone for about 2 years, and HardForum runs no ads. What is your point?
 

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HardOCP has been gone for about 2 years, and HardForum runs no ads. What is your point?
What was yours? I wasn't sure who you were attempting to call out about running an ad-blocker, so I responded with how I use mine. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Geeze, two years already? My sense of time is totally F'd.
 

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Sad news. That was my most trusted place for power supply reviews. I hope there's some way they can get back online!

I'd chip in to help - they've helped me make very informed $300-$500 PSU purchases (that I'm still using). Keep us posted.
 

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Jon Gerow (owner of Johnnyguru.com) quit doing PSU reviews years ago and is now the Director of R&D at Corsair...I think he turned over everything but ownership of the site to Jeremy Schrag (Oklahomawolf) and he retired in 2018
 
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