2. Original MTS Archive site restored by Google

posted Dec 17, 2010, 5:59 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Dec 20, 2010, 2:42 PM ]
As of this morning, 20 December 2010, this Google sites web site is once again the main site for the MTS Archive and the two domain names both resolve to this site:

        http://archive.michigan-terminal-system.org
        http://www.michigan-terminal-system.org

The MobileMe based alternative site is in hiatus and is not being updated or maintained. You can still reach the MobileMe site at:

        http://web.me.com/mtsarchive

[the following item was posted on the interim web site that was used while the original MTS Archive site was suspended]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, by Jeff Ogden

Earlier this evening, Wednesday, 15 December, the original MTS Archive site was restored. In all the original site was suspended for roughly 68 hours, from early Sunday morning until sometime Wednesday evening.

I’m glad that this is resolved.

You can reach the original site using the following URL:
         https://sites.google.com/site/michiganterminalsystem/

So far no communication from Google about why the original archive was suspended, if there was in fact some sort of Terms of Service violation, if it is likely to be suspended again in the future, and what, if anything, can be done to avoid similar situations in the future.

We’ll need to figure out if we want to go back to using the original archive on Google sites or if we should move to another hosting service such as Apple’s MobileMe. There are of course pros and cons to either approach.

Suggestions welcome. Leave a comment here or send them via e-mail to jeff.ogden@umich.edu.
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