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Offline Pieter_Inpijn

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Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« on: March 05, 2023, 08:33:19 AM »
The Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG, run by Micke Asklander,  is taken off the internet due to health problems.
The website contained very detailed information on and photos of passenger ships, ferries, cruise ships and ro/ro's worldwide and Swedish merchant vessels.
Once by the former webmaster Ken Smith declared as "the best reference in the business".
Although in the Swedish language, google-translate did give all the information needed.
Thank you, Micke for all the work and information given!
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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 10:12:01 AM »
Really a pity the closure of the site. Very interesting and full of information. Thanks to the person in charge of the site for the job he did. Baldizza.

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 07:40:40 AM »
Another blow to the world of ship lovers and I fear there are more to come, where the site owner/operator has not found like-minded person(s) to continue the work. A pity that the site has been taken off-line, perhaps there was no option to freeze the site, as happened with Miramar.

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2023, 03:34:25 PM »
very sad indeed that FoF has finally closed. It was such a treasure trove! I learned about so many ferries and passenger ships through Micke's site. Fair play to him, he kept it up (with some short interruptions) for 26 years!

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2023, 08:45:31 AM »
The Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG, run by Micke Asklander,  is taken off the internet due to health problems.
The website contained very detailed information on and photos of passenger ships, ferries, terraria cruise ships and ro/ro's worldwide and Swedish merchant vessels.
Once by the former webmaster Ken Smith declared as "the best reference in the business".
Although in the Swedish language, google-translate did give all the information needed.
Thank you, Micke for all the work and information given!
What a shame for a site that provides detailed information. :'(

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2023, 09:29:47 AM »
Why don't you people read ALL comments???

The site is still available:

It's still available via
https://web.archive.org/web/20230228050955/https://faktaomfartyg.se/
'Wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then'

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2023, 11:44:08 AM »
Why don't you people read ALL comments???

The site is still available:

It's still available via
https://web.archive.org/web/20230228050955/https://faktaomfartyg.se/

But, how long time will be? It's possible to save it "for ages"? There is a huge amount of knowledge about European shipping, with lots of unique information, not available on other sources.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 11:48:28 AM by Adawo »

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2023, 01:17:12 PM »
I hope we can get the sites photos to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons to be saved.
Angelgreat was here. :)

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2023, 01:40:26 PM »
I hope we can get the sites photos to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons to be saved.

Might be a bit of a challenge given the photographs came from multiple photographers. Old photographs already in public domain could of course be uploaded to Commons by anyone.

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2023, 09:38:24 AM »
Hello together!
It looks like Faktaomfartyg will be continued by M

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Re: Swedish website FAKTAOMFARTYG closed
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2023, 02:53:30 PM »
I does be following that site from time to time. Sad that it had to close down.

 

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