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The web site/communty Plastic has been

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 05, 2006

The web site/communty Plastic has been down for weeks now, and its status is unclear. The chat room is still operational and there’s a message about some hardware testing going on, but who knows. Do you know?

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S. ParrowJul 05, 2006 at 1:58PM

Plastic died long before the plug on the server was pulled. In its day it was a glorious thing, but the regulars who made it (I’m looking at you MayorBob) also destroyed it (still looking). The unofficial replacement is at http://www.treesandthings.com. It’s built on Scoop, and hurts my eyes.

gwintJul 05, 2006 at 2:23PM

Looks like kuro5hin is also down? Can no one compete with mathowie’s empire?

gwintJul 05, 2006 at 2:36PM

nevermind, it’s back up.

DemetriceJul 05, 2006 at 3:47PM

Plastic was one of those rare gems that allowed itself to be bogged down in egos. waitingforplastic.blogspot.com was the holding pattern for a while, but like Parrow said above treesanthings is the “replacement.”

However, it’s unfair to say MayorBob or anyone ended Plastic except the one person who could and apparently did, Carl.

mattbucherJul 05, 2006 at 5:38PM

MayorBob asked about it’s death in Sept 2003:

http://metatalk.metafilter.com/mefi/3556

jcJul 06, 2006 at 2:12PM

Carl just keeps slipping away from us. His last [b]log post was back in November. Anybody know what the guy does to put food on the table?

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.