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 Post subject: Dr. Barbara Smigel is missing!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:11 pm 
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As y'all know, I've been linking to Dr. Smigels "Introduction to Gemology Site" for years.
Suddenly it's disappeared.
Let me know if you think the FBI should be informed.


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Barbara Smigel is missing!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Oh dear, that's been an excellent resource for a very long time. I wonder what's up?

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The "Wayback machine" got it's last scan in May, but does have it:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190509112112/http://www.bwsmigel.info/


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Thanks Al.
Curious though, isn't it?


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Certainly is. Her retail website is apparently now being run by someone named Barry. The "Ask Barbara" column is now "Ask Barry". I have to wonder if she's deceased.


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AlBalmer wrote:
Certainly is. Her retail website is apparently now being run by someone named Barry. The "Ask Barbara" column is now "Ask Barry". I have to wonder if she's deceased.


Barry has been running ACS for over a decade, so I wouldn't take that to imply anything. Hopefully, she is well and good. Perhaps she simply stopped wanting to pay the fees to maintain the URL and website?

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Barbara Smigel is missing!
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This topic is well timed for me, as I had really wanted to take the course but all links for it seemed to be inactive. Good to know about the wayback machine!

Hoping she’s well <3


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