Trainwrecks.net: Blog suicide?
Once upon a time there was a blog, called Trainwrecks.net managed by Beth Campbell aka xeney. This site wrote about—train wrecks--human train wrecks. Any story you could imagine as long as it was a train wreck.
Some of Trainwreck's readers, or perhaps I should say victims, came over to this blog and weren't too happy about what Trainwrecks wrote about. Warfare between Trainwrecks and many other blogs ensued. People were taking this quite seriously. They thought the Trainwrecks people were cold and stone-hearted.
And then, suddenly, this weekend, Trainwrecks.net is no more.
If you click on the link above, you get the solemn message: "See You Space Cowboy... "
Heaven Nose takes credit for the demise of Trainwrecks.net, but no one knows.
Somehow, they've managed to clean out Google caches, everything. They've supposedly done this by inserting a robots.txt file into the trainwreck site's root file. This text erases all traces of the old site from the Internet.
They could've been bored, sued, anything. But the clean-up was professional. And not a word of goodbye, not even a Google cache to look at.
Or . . . could it be a great publicity stunt, the attention grabbing rebirth of Trainwrecks II? No one knows.
It sure looks like a real blog suicide, with a cryptic goodbye notice. Considering the tumultuous life Trainwrecks lived, the mystery is rather riveting.