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FQDN change to hints.macworld.com
Authored by: chyna4xena on Aug 22, '10 05:01:54PM

The sense of entitlement of some people truly astounds me.

When contributing to this community, there is NO promise made that the site's domain name will remain the same, no promise that the site's name will remain the same, no promises at all, really. You contribute because you want to, not because of any guarantees made.

So the idea that a domain name change is a snub to contributors is false.

Furthermore, the idea that this is the start of some kind of slippery slope, is laughable. It's a domain name, for Pete's sake. You'd have to be an arch-conspiracy-theorist to believe that this is some kind of underhanded grab for ... well, anything ... by Macworld.

MacOSXHints rocks. It rocked before and it will continue to rock now that its domain name has changed. It will continue to rock even if its name changes. It will continue to rock even if a few contributors are so put out that they leave!

The sky is not falling.



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FQDN change to hints.macworld.com
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 23, '10 11:02:05AM
Yeah, some people are exhibiting that American disease, aren't they? Entitlement.

My problem with the change is exactly your conclusion: the sky is not falling. Nothing has changed.

There is no relaunch. No recategorization of hints. No promise to stop publishing really useless hints like how to use the scrolling function of a trackpad with the player progress slider in iTunes. It's only getting harder to find the real gems among the cruft. No improvement to the commenting software to add rich-text capability. Nothing.

Nothing has changed. So why change the domain?

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