This blog was formed in response to the shutting down of Phillipinefailblog.com.
As far as I can tell PFB shut down three times in it's previous incarnation.
Firstly in November 2014:
Secondly in February 2016:
|This may actually have been the result of a cyber attack and not a deliberate shut down|
And thirdly in November 2016:
Writing about the first shut down in 2014 one blogger has this to say:
I am hoping one of it’s active readers will open a new & similar site. I am hoping that FiloFail can at least open the blog so we can still enjoy the articles (w/c were submitted by the readers as well). It’s a very sad day today. I for one was helped a lot since I discovered this blog. It helped in everyday anger management & road rage (driving around the Philippines). Sad sad day.http://itsmorefuninthedark.blogspot.com/2014/11/philippine-fail-blog.html
We see in reaction to the most recent shut down a desire that the blog continue even without the Captain at the helm.
I am thinking of opening a Blogspot or WordPress Page! – God knows we need it!
It was only two months after the last shut down that Philippinefailblog opened back up for business but this time as a social network with all of its previous content "vaporised."I hope someone else takes over, preferably somebody who was a very active member of PFB
So two things:
1. People wanted Philippinefailbog to continue even without the Captain at the helm and on a blogspot or wordpress site.
2. All the content of the old site is gone and no one can read it without wading through the internet archive.
I have provided the solutions to both these problems and I did this before the third resurrection of PFB from the dead. To accomplish this I chose the most obvious name for this blog: Philippinefailblog.
This website is not intend as a either a competition or even emulation of PFB but a continuation of an idea which was abandoned. Therefore I see no reason to discontinue this site or to not post archived content from the old site in the name of preserving history and providing a place for others to go if indeed PFB ever shuts down again.