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posted by mattie_p on Monday March 10 2014, @07:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the always-backup-your-website dept.

Update: The staff is in conversation with the buyer right now. More to follow, but at this point it looks to be a benevolent benefactor from the community. More to follow as we get it.

SoylentNews community:

As you know, there is not a lot of information available right now. Barrabas reports that he has sold the Soylentnews.org and associated domain names, and successfully transferred them, but neither the buyer's name nor the terms of that sale have been disclosed. As spokesperson for the staff of the site during this time, we would like everyone to know the following:

Our current backup plan is to revert to the li694-22.members.linode.com where the site is actually hosted. If we need to go there for any reason, we will try to notify the site in advance. If it has to go down or we are forced down, we'll be there. We will rebuild the database with some downtime and work from there.

We will send out a mass email to all users from the database informing them of this step should we need to do so.

We do not plan to implement this yet. We (the staff) did not advocate the buyout, but will try and work with the buyer if possible. We do not know the terms on which the domain name was sold.

We the staff will still operate the site, in its current condition on linode, until the community can vote on a new name. Depending on the buyer, we hope we can consider keeping the name the same as an option.

Until we know more information, we would like everyone to remain calm, collected, and civil, while we sort through these issues. Thank you

~mattie_p

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Daniel Dvorkin on Monday March 10 2014, @11:25PM

    by Daniel Dvorkin (1099) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:25PM (#14366) Journal

    Pronounced "Lithium 694", perhaps?

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  • (Score: 1) by kbahey on Monday March 10 2014, @11:31PM

    by kbahey (1147) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:31PM (#14372) Homepage

    Fine by me.

    I thought it is a real isotope, but when I Googled it, turns out some music band or something.

  • (Score: 1) by Taibhsear on Tuesday March 11 2014, @03:12PM

    by Taibhsear (1464) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @03:12PM (#14688)

    Pronounced "Lithium 694", perhaps?

    Or just "Lithium News: Because you can't help going among mad people."
    A la Lithium [wikipedia.org] and Lewis Carroll.

    "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat. "or you wouldn't have come here."

    • (Score: 2) by gottabeme on Wednesday March 12 2014, @10:45AM

      by gottabeme (1531) on Wednesday March 12 2014, @10:45AM (#15157)

      I actually really like this idea.

    • (Score: 2) by Daniel Dvorkin on Wednesday March 12 2014, @06:38PM

      by Daniel Dvorkin (1099) on Wednesday March 12 2014, @06:38PM (#15435) Journal

      Or just "Lithium News: Because you can't help going among mad people."

      Ha! Yes, that's excellent.

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