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FQDN change to hints.macworld.com
Authored by: jsnell on Aug 23, '10 06:21:20PM

Things changed when we bought the site and hired Rob.

Things changed when we changed the header and added a Macworld logo.

Things changed when Apple reduced the frequency of OS X updates.

Things changed when Rob gave his notice and went to do Many Tricks.

Things changed when we brought on Craig to manage the hints.

Things changed when we modified the domain name. (Though, I'll point out, not the name of the site.)

Life is change. If you don't think we have the site's best interests at heart, I guess there's not much I can do to change that. It is (and has been for the last five years) owned by a business, and sometimes business realities intervene. As things go, a URL shift is pretty darned mild.

I refer to Hints as Hints, and always have, because Mac Oh Ess Ten Hints (or worse, Mac Oh Ess Eks Hints) is a mouthful, and we all know what you mean when you say Hints. If you think that me calling the site Hints is a sign of the apocalypse (spoiler: it's not), go right ahead.

For those who would rather see the site have a more strict OS X focus, and even for those who wouldn't, one of my hopes is that in the future when we upgrade the site we might actually let you filter hints based on what they're about, so you can see just (wait for it) Mac OS X Hints, or iPhone Hints, or iPad Hints, or iLife Hints, or whatever. Again, that would be a change. Some people would hate it, some would love it, but I'm hoping that if we did something like that we'd be doing it for the right reasons and it would be something the community of regular users, of hints submitters, of people who come in over the transom, of people who learned about this site by reading about it every month in Macworld would end up liking.

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Jason Snell, Editor, Macworld



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