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FQDN change to hints.macworld.com
Authored by: crarko on Aug 20, '10 07:42:10PM

I'm OK with that.

The implication of some of the other posts that people are being lied to is beginning to really tick me off, though.



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FQDN change to hints.macworld.com
Authored by: hamarkus on Aug 21, '10 05:40:21AM

If you refer to my post, it is simply that posting on 'hints.macworld' feels I am supporting 'macworld', that I am adding value to the brand 'macworld' (which is absolutely the case, both generally and in the narrow sense advertisers see it).
An extreme example, assume Google would be supporting Wikipedia and then changed the URL to wiki.google.com. How well would that work?
Why do people prefer the macosxhints forums to discussions.apple? Because they have a sense of ownership, they feel pride about it.

There is the money and there is the credit. Macworld might make money out of macosxhints (or it might not) and people mostly do not object as it isn't any money that is taken away from them or not given to them. But the more credit Macworld gets, somewhat less credit goes to the contributors.

That is why people feel bad about this change, much much more so then when macosxhints went under the Macworld umbrella the first time (I just checked the comments on this announcement, they were unanimously positive).



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