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  • Hello Swifty

    I wanted to start this thread inviting Swifty to join us here at our new home.
    If it wasn't for Sean and Swifty's Garage, I think many collectors may have lost interest in collecting diecast.
    I have learned a lot about diecast and real automobiles from being a member of diecast sites and Swifty's Garage in particular.
    So if anyone reading this is in direct communication with Sean, please ask him to join us.
    We miss him.

    Cheers. Cobra

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    For what it's worth, I have extended the offer through a couple of routes for Sean to join us here, in any capacity he wishes. I've been told he is busy with real life, and I respect that. He is still welcome any time he is ready.
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      I'm really grateful to Swifty's Garage for being able to follow the news in the fast moving diecast world. I do hope he joins. Until I read this, I assumed he was running this site under a new name. I'm very glad, indeed grateful, that his legacy carries forward.

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      • #4
        I can tell you all that Swifty will probably not be joining here, or anywhere else online, for the foreseeable future. He has closed his DeviantArt photography page in addition to Swifty's Garage and is, in his own words, "retiring from the internet."

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        • #5
          I respect his decision. The offer still stands whenever he is ready.
          The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            The Swiftys Garage website is still up ... I check in there everyday just in case he surfaces.

            Eric

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 69ch View Post
              The Swiftys Garage website is still up ... I check in there everyday just in case he surfaces.

              Eric
              I just use it to come here!

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              • #8
                The Swifty’s Garage site is still online, much like his DeviantArt page, but are essentially dead and only kept up for archival purposes.

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                • #9
                  It's sad that he would just drop the ball and run away like that, hopefully he will come around soon. I'm sure he is aware of everything going on and is lurking around out there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Steele Husky View Post
                    I'm sure he is aware of everything going on and is lurking around out there.
                    Like me, Sean does not have a cell phone.
                    Having met him in person several times ... I highly doubt he is lurking around anywhere online.

                    Eric


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