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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 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 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


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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by unitron on Tuesday March 11 2014, @12:14AM

    by unitron (70) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @12:14AM (#14391) Journal

    Does this mean I have to coin "Soylentcott" as well?

    something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
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  • (Score: 1) by isaac on Tuesday March 11 2014, @08:10AM

    by isaac (500) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @08:10AM (#14521)

    Soycott, obviously.

  • (Score: 1) by MrNemesis on Tuesday March 11 2014, @10:59AM

    by MrNemesis (1582) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @10:59AM (#14577)

    coin "Soylentcott"

    Are we going to start a cryptocurrency as well? If there's one thing SN doesn't have that its predecessor did, it's endless articles about emerging cryptocurrencies! :)

    "To paraphrase Nietzsche, I have looked into the abyss and been sick in it."
    • (Score: 2) by JeanCroix on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:23PM

      by JeanCroix (573) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:23PM (#14653)
      You mean you're not already mining SoyCoyns?
    • (Score: 1) by Soruk on Tuesday March 11 2014, @05:33PM

      by Soruk (484) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @05:33PM (#14718)

      Soybeans, anyone?