It Finally Happened

They’ve anonymized the rebellious kinja sites.

Here’s a discord to keep in the loop:

Find a way to back up anything you really want. Everyone has the ability to write here, most don’t even need their posts approved.


    • Well, what do you expect from someone taking perverse pleasure in killing something that isn’t worshiping the ground he walks upon. He leveraged the crap out of the purchase and is just letting the short-term return pad his pockets. As 45’s proven, there’s always someone willing to give you money after you’ve burnt through any reasonable source of credit – and the strings don’t matter so long as you get what you want in the moment.

    • I’ve said it elsewhere already, but… there’s a bad argument for refocusing Deadspin, but I don’t see ANY upside in just openly going to war with your company’s most dedicated readers.

      • It doesn’t even make sense in the “the point is to bankrupt the sites” sense, because they’re driving down traffic before they even get to the “load this place up with debt and cut expenses” part of it.

  1. Well… This sucks. It’s gonna be hard not visiting what was essentially my homepage for quite a few years. But I’m sure several thousand people feel the same way. Let’s lock our wounds together. Well, not literally… Unless you’re into that kinda thing

  2. What’s happened to us has been noticed; a verified acct on Twitter who shall remain nameless made a suggestion, he has a number of reporters that follow him, but nobody’s taken the bait. We’re having discussions about how to approach the situation. We may very well have to talk to actual reporters about this.

  3. An FYI on backups, you can use and paste in any URL for them to backup. I did it with a few long-form articles I have bookmarked to read later myself. It can take quite a while for it to fully backup each page, and it doesn’t always get all the images, but it’s very good at getting the text, including formatting.

    You can also search what they’ve already archived in the lower box bounded in blue/black (whatever color that is). For example ** will find everything that’s been archives from Deadspin. It will work the same for Splinter’s posts.

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