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BTG blog is down: Here's solution

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BTG blog is down: Here's solution

Post Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:45 pm
There seem to be a critical problem in accessing BeatTheGMAT's blog.

The url is redirecting to some other site and then some other site (beattrader.com & then to pharmacyonlineshop.com)

There's no way we can find correct blog entries on beatthegmat.blogspot.com until Google/blogger resolve this issue.
Also you must be knowing that Eric is out of office. Sad

You can still see the blog's homepage by clicking on cache site of the blog which usually appears on search engine listings (check this topic to know what I mean: http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4407 )

There are some ways to retrieve all the blog content. So dont panic Very Happy Yes I have been trying some tricks to get that blog.
We can use feed of the same site:
As soon as it opens beattrader site you have to stop the operation (before it goes to pharmacyonlineshop.com) since only then you could get access to the feed links of the beatthegmat site.

Then get the all feeds to your usual feed reader. & Enjoy Very Happy
geeky.

OK I Know the above method is bit complicated to a person who's not used to all this jazz OK lets Try simple method:

Do you use bloglines? http://www.bloglines.com/

if yes, then search for beatthegmat feed and subscribe to it.
On left pane you get the list of all sites you have subscribed.
Now click on "beat" it will show the articles The first one (the top most one would be from fake, ignore it)
if it is displaying only one item then scroll down to bottom of the article and on drop down menu select "show all items" instead of "new" or "last 72 hours" "last 36hours" etc etc

To me it gave at least ~70 articles. If you're lucky you would retrieve more.. Wink

there was no need to write all this: I could just have given you the list of my subscribed feed in bloglines.. its open for guest...
But dont know even that site is not working properly today...

OR Do you use Google reader? http://www.google.com/reader/
you dont have to sign up for this if you already have a gmail account Smile
Now add beatthegmat.blogspot.com in your feed
and click on the "show all items" (not just new ones) on the bottom of the page... it will take some time since it has more than 80 entries if I remember Laughing ( I used to read it in Nov 2005 Wink )


let me know if you find some trouble in doing this exercise ... Very Happy

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Post Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:37 pm
Good news! Google has restored the GMAT Blog, so it's back in working order again. Smile

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codebreaker000 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:08 am
Blog requires invitation now. Is that intentional?

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Post Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:01 pm
Hello Everyone:

I'm back and it kills me to see that someone hacked my blog while I was away. The bad news is that we may not be able to restore the original website, but the good news is I've found a backup of most of the posts...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060329074002/http://www.beatthegmat.com/

I will set up a new Wordpress blog in the near future and repost the study guide.

Thanks for your patience, everyone.

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Post Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:25 am
Have you tried reporting this to google? they own blogspot and their own search engine can show that you were the original owner. I'm not sure what cyber laws are out there for you but you could always try.

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Post Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:33 am
Yeah I'm still awaiting a response from Google. This really sucks. Sad

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Post Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:54 am
beatthegmat wrote:
Hello Everyone:

.... but the good news is I've found a backup of most of the posts...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060329074002/http://www.beatthegmat.com/

I will set up a new Wordpress blog in the near future and repost the study guide.

Thanks for your patience, everyone.
Oh! Captain knows better.
Forgot that ...
here's some even recent snap: http://web.archive.org/web/20060717063153/http://beatthegmat.blogspot.com/

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