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What happened to HP Lexicon?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kota_dawndragon, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. kota_dawndragon

    kota_dawndragon Second Year

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    I was trying to look up some info on HP Lexicon a little bit ago and found that no images would load on the home page and following links would just send me to a search site. Have you guys heard anything about the site going down or being hacked?
     
  2. Militis

    Militis Supreme Mugwump

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    If you take all of the links that end it .info and change it to .org, it still works.

    My (techie) guess is that the info domain is going away. I doubt he'll suddenly just take everything down like that. Even JKR uses the site!!!11

    Also, the images were more than likely hosted on the .info site, and linked using the full path instead of a relative path. Thus, info site goes down : images fail.
     
  3. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    It seems the former owner Steve Ark sold the domain.

    hp-lexicon.org is owned by Melissa Anelli (The Leaky Cauldron)
    hp-lexicon.info is owned by a domain-dealer in London (sedoparking.com)

    EDIT:

    Nope. Doesn't work. All I tested returned a 404 Error.
     
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  4. Militis

    Militis Supreme Mugwump

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    It worked the last time I tried it, just as I was posting...>.> Sure the images were fucked, but the information still worked.
     
  5. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Your provider? Do you use a cache?

    Militis: Click this: http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/wizards_list.html
    and once it's loaded press F5 twice.
     
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  6. Lorelei of the Sea

    Lorelei of the Sea Unspeakable

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    Is there supposed to be anything there? I'm getting 404s no matter how many times I click F5.
     
  7. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    That was directed at Militis, just to prove the lexicon is gone.
    But as the domain hp-lexicon.org now is part of The Leaky Cauldron, I expect it will return soon.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    How much was it sold for?
     
  9. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    "Sold the domain" was a metaphorical phrase.

    A whois search revealed he doesn't own the domains anymore. So I assume it was "sold" or in other ways "handed over".
     
  10. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    ... eh. I noticed that as well; was using the google-cache for the last (five?) days to get my info.

    Now, I don't have a particular opinion about that Vanderark guy and his fight with Rowling, but he knew how to make a lexicon. If Anelli fucks it all up (starting with removing or adding things because Rowling says so) I'll be very, very displeased.
     
  11. Lorelei of the Sea

    Lorelei of the Sea Unspeakable

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    Just use the Wayback Machine until it's back up (or if the Leaky Cauldron fucks it up). I bet it captured most, if not all of the lexicon.
     
  12. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Persona 4 Admin

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    Must of got tired of HP after all that shit about the book.
     
  13. Breed

    Breed Third Year

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    Indeed. The court case is still going on, is it not? Might have been temporarily closed.

    Or, they might be getting a new URL for the book. (If it's ever released)
     
  14. Memory King

    Memory King Order Member DLP Supporter

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    I hope we can make all this info available to DLPers and PC authors, if the Lexicon gets totally removed or if Leaky or someone else fucks it up.

    No matter what else what we might think, this was a pretty good resource for all lazy fanfic writers.
     
  15. Breed

    Breed Third Year

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    Perhaps if it is permanently removed, we can make a DLP one; with the Ginny page showing a 404 Error.
     
  16. Tehan

    Tehan Avatar of Khorne DLP Supporter

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    Didn't that court case against it have the entire Lexicon in text format entered as evidence? Just download that and you're good to go.

    Two secs...

    Found it, from Taure's post back when this was today's news.

    A-E

    F-K

    L-Q

    R-Z
     
  17. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    They even provide pdf-files. Wow. That's probably the best way to hinder someone to publish the lexicon - it's legally available for free.

    But the links above aren't complete, some articles are missing. So for a complete lexicon, you need (all?) other attachments, too.



    EDIT: Danjam, I think you missed my point. It's a court case dealing with copyright infringement. And what happens? The whole thing is published online as e-book for free, before the case is even closed.
     
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  18. Danjam

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    ... It was before too, considering it was a website and all.
     
  19. Narf

    Narf Administrator Admin DLP Supporter

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    I'm guessing something happened in the trial between JKR and the guy who owned the site? I didn't think she'd go so far as to force him to remove the site though... that's just faggish.
     
  20. Iztiak

    Iztiak Heir

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    JKR does have a propensity for that, does she not?

    Y'see, being faggish doesn't bother her. It certainly didn't stop her from ruining Dumbledore...

    Anyway, I hope that this'll be up again soon. I might have started a HP story soon, and searching though the books is not something I'd like to do...