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Authored by: crarko on Aug 20, '10 11:04:59AM
Thanks for that, Jason. And to all those who provided thoughtful comments, thanks as well. I'll probably unstick this thread on Monday.

The timing of the change came as a bit of a surprise to me, too. But since I want the site to continue to provide a useful service, and understand something needs to pay for that, I can cope. I'm confident you all can too.

I'd also like to pass on a personal favorite hint of mine, for everyone's future consideration when posting comments, on this and the other Hints published here. Yeah, I do take notice.

Craig A.

P.S. If I thought this was going to turn out like CNet/MacFixIt, I'd have never taken the position. I have friends who were screwed over in that debacle.

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Thank You for Reasonable Explanations
Authored by: petersconsult on Aug 21, '10 07:11:06AM

I'd also like to join the few users here who accept what Jason and Craig said at face value; and i'll take this opportunity to thank them for really communicating with us on this.
What happened to MacFixIt when Cnet took over was a sham; i had no particular vested interest (except my subscription), but i was really bummed to have lost a daily ritual out all the same (in fact, i'm still bummed out!).
I think it's understandable for us to have the knee-jerk reaction of thinking that these are the first signs of the same thing happening.
But I also understand the reasons and, when it comes down to it, as long as my bookmark called MacOSXHints bears some resemblance to this site's name (and that it takes me to it!), i think you should do what you think is right.
One thing though: isn't there a thing called ghost redirect or something like that so that you can have urlA redirect to urlB but while retaining the name urlA in the browser?
You can still count on this avid reader (and sometimes poster) to keep coming around with the same regularity!
Thank you,

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