I think he is still around..I think I have seen him post on some of the LV forums..
It doesnt bother me that a railfan page doesnt get updated..
especially a page for a "fallen flag"..
because what if someone "completes" a page, with all the info they have in their own collection, and has nothing else to add?
in that case, maybe there is simply nothing left to update..
I would rather see what that person has to share, rather than not see the webpage at all..
historic info can stand on its own..sometimes there is just nothing new to add..
I have a few webpages that fall under that catagory..
here is a perfect example:
http://gold.mylargescale.com/Scottychao ... Mpage.html
I might never add anything new to that page..ever..
simply because the DMM no longer exists and there is simply nothing left to say..
but I dont think the page should be deleted because of that..
yes, I might update if someone sends me cool new photos or something, or an old newspaper article, etc..
it *can* be updated, if the opportunity arises..but it also might not be..
as far as im concerned, the page is complete..I personally have nothing left to add to it...
if I do ever update it, it will be because someone sends me something they want to share, and they allow me to post it on the page..
thats how the DMM logo ended up on that page, a year or so after I first "finished" it..
I think of pages like that as small finished books about a railroad..
each "book" is slightly different, and has something to offer that the other "books" dont have..
but no one ever expects that a book should be continuously updated..it simply stands on its own..
its not like a sports webpage or something like that, where new stuff is always happening..
there isnt a lot to report on concerning LV activities these days!
although it did bother me when a Finger Lakes Railway "railfan page" hadnt been updated in 8 years..
thats when I went and made a new one!
but Finger Lakes is also an active railroad, there *are* actually things to update, so thats different.
Webpages can serve lots of different purposes..some should be updated often, and its "bad" if they arent..
other pages can stand alone just as pages offering information..if they arent updated, thats not really a big deal because there is really nothing that *needs* updating..
the page is complete as it is..
Personally, I have always enjoyed James Mack's page, I think its one of the better LV "railfan" pages out there..
(I have always wondered though what makes it "semi-official"? thats a bit odd..)