Aine Chambers retires – [this space left intentionally blank]

Jett releases the sad sad news that Sligo Dame Aine Chambers has retired. She was the best thing to happen to the boring Irish Internet in ages. She’s been looking after Sligozone for ten years. That’s dedication. Ten years like! I think Jett is right about a lifetime award of some sort. Will the Netvisonaries give her a nod or the Golden Spiders? Come to think of it, I seem to recall I nominated her for the Netvisionary awards and I think others did too. What happened with that?

Aine, I wish you the best and I encourage you to at least keep taking some of the wonderful photos of Sligo which, might not be known by many but were used in some books. I wish the site was left stay there. It’d be nice for all those that Google for Sligo to find something that contains genuine Sligo content and not some damned spam trap for cheap hotels or whatever.

10 Responses to “Aine Chambers retires – [this space left intentionally blank]”

  1. Jett Loe says:

    An LTA listener, Aorund Par, has found Sligozone on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine!*/

  2. Gamma Goblin says:

    I dont know about that, she has a habit of changing her mind. I noticed a months ago that sligozone was offline for a few weeks. Same thing as now, all the files removed and nothing to greet the user but a tmp folder. I felt very proud of myself because it happened just after I sent her an email about her site 🙂

  3. Damien says:

    The last time it was taken down was meant to be the endpoint but she was convinced to keep going until she reached her 10th year running the site. This sounds like the end alright.

  4. Gamma Goblin says:

    Oh well, looks like the dream is over. Maybe you could fill the void with Ever fancy seeing yourself on the internet wearing speedos? 🙂

  5. Damien says:

    You first! 🙂

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  7. Carabius says:

    She actually has her own myspace and webshots sites now, good to see she’s still doing her ‘ahem’ ‘tourism’ pictures.

  8. Carabius says:

    She actually has her own myspace and webshots sites now, good to see she’s still doing her ‘ahem’ ‘tourism’ pictures.

  9. booboobaby says:

    yea well shes gone completely now, anyone know how to contact her, i really liked looking at her pictures, i found her bebo page but it looked like it hadnt been used for years

  10. Mick says:

    Looks like she might be making her 2009 comeback both sligozone and her own site ar back on line, watch those spaces…