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Old 05-05-2013, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://fuelsaving.info/index.htm shut down

A great site that debunks a bunch of "fuel saving" shenaigens has closed it's doors.

Tony's Guide to Fuel saving

Shows how often I go there, as it was in November of 2012 but it was nice to know that info was just right there.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bummer!

This is a loss. I know I've linked to Tony's site dozens and dozens of times.

Issues seem to be: declining traffic, ongoing hosting costs and threats of lawsuits... with that last point being a big one.

I can identify. I've been threatened with legal action a few times as a result of this site or metrompg.com. Fortunately, nothing has ever come of the threats (which were baseless anyway).

But as Tony points out, lots of people/companies file baseless lawsuits all the time. (Hello, USA!) The potential for enormous inconvenience, cost and stress of being brought into court - even when you know you're in the right - can be enough to make you want to fold up your tent and go away.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe he'd be amenable to selling the content or donating it for hosting elsewhere.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, bummer! Tony is a voice of reason and intelligence in a sea of misinformation and just plain ignorance. I'm glad I had the chance to read everything his site once had.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For people like us, who know what to look for, it's easy.

It's the uninformed and un-tech-savvy who really need the info, and having it as a domain name rather than something to be searched for in the archives really, really helps.

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