About 6 months ago, the 4Ravers.FM domain died. It died because .FM's cost $150/year to renew these days. There was no way to justify keeping 4Ravers up with near zero traffic.
But as I watched it die, fate revealed itself and showed me that I was next in line to receive 4Ravers.com the following week if nobody renewed it. I had put in a small bid of a couple hundred dollars a few years before and GoDaddy kept me up to date on the domain. The next week, I watched the countdown of the renewal period expire in my face, and the URL became mine.
4Ravers.com has not been owned by a member of the community since Victor and Darwin let it die in 2006.
Now that I had the domain again, I set out to restore 4Ravers to it's original design and functionality. I've spent months collecting old files that I've scavenged from the Internet Archive(.org), even going so far as to seek out Flash Promotions of classic parties that many of us will remember, and saving them--converting them--reuploading them to the revised website.
* All original 2005-coded HTML website with absolutely no CSS. It's a horrific mess of code and it's beautiful.
* Picture gallery with every single 4Ravers classic picture in existence. We've had them for a decade.
* 4Ravers Shop (*Still "coming soon")
* Original drawings of Victor, Darwin, and Hayk (Who?)
* The 4R Messageboard at its original /forum/ URL.
* Links section to other rave websites that are literally all dead... but the nostalgia!
* Atari and Caretaker's newer-age party pictures located on the forum galleries! (Soon to be moved to Picture Section of main site).
I did this for myself and anyone else who is as sentimental as I am. I had fun doing this and would do it again even if nobody came to this website. I once pledged that if I was in control of the 4R website and messageboard, then it would never die, and 8 years later, I'm still sticking with that. Holding on to history on various hard drives, narrowly dodging destruction of the data in more than one instance, has been fun and has allowed me to say "Fuck Facebook, I'm putting the boards back up".
I want to thank Tony Trancehed for the year and years of help he's given me through the years with IPBulletin Board. I could not have done half of what I've done in regards to this kind of portal without him.
Love you guys!