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31-07-2017, 05:38 PM
Snopes going down?
Snopes seems to be having legal and financial troubles, and it's future is uncertain.

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31-07-2017, 05:51 PM
RE: Snopes going down?
That's just a rumor. Big Grin
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01-08-2017, 06:30 AM
RE: Snopes going down?
That would be very sad....

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01-08-2017, 07:19 AM
RE: Snopes going down?
Trumpites and the rest of the fuckers who hate being fact checked will be rejoicing.

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01-08-2017, 07:31 AM
RE: Snopes going down?
I followed your links and see that snopes has raised over 682,000 of their 500,000 goal.

This article came from snopes itself:

https://www.savesnopes.com/

I would hate to see them leave and sure would like to know who is holding them hostage.

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01-08-2017, 07:31 AM
RE: Snopes going down?
Yeah, that really is sad- I hope they can pull out of that tailspin because it's a truly useful site and that fact checking is critical these days.
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01-08-2017, 01:47 PM
RE: Snopes going down?
(01-08-2017 07:31 AM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  I would hate to see them leave and sure would like to know who is holding them hostage.

From the Snopes FAQ:

"Q: You claim your site is essentially being “held hostage.” What does that mean? Can’t you just {insert seemingly plausible technical solution}?

After we terminated our contract with Proper Media, we sought to migrate our hosting to another service provider — and that provider is anxiously waiting to go (as are we). But migrations of sites like Snopes.com require some level of cooperation, coordination, and courtesy, which Proper Media has refused to provide. Without access to the servers, our site’s code, or our databases, we cannot migrate our site to a more favorable service provider.

To rewrite our source code and be reduced to scraping content that we have carefully curated in our databases over the course of more than twenty years is a huge task that carries a significant price tag. Furthermore, any attempt to “take back” the site will likely exacerbate our legal issues.

Proper Media says that they made an effort to turn over our site to us, but their first and only attempt was a collection of useless files, and appeared to be just for show. "

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01-08-2017, 02:52 PM
RE: Snopes going down?
(01-08-2017 01:47 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(01-08-2017 07:31 AM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  I would hate to see them leave and sure would like to know who is holding them hostage.

From the Snopes FAQ:

"Q: You claim your site is essentially being “held hostage.” What does that mean? Can’t you just {insert seemingly plausible technical solution}?

After we terminated our contract with Proper Media, we sought to migrate our hosting to another service provider — and that provider is anxiously waiting to go (as are we). But migrations of sites like Snopes.com require some level of cooperation, coordination, and courtesy, which Proper Media has refused to provide. Without access to the servers, our site’s code, or our databases, we cannot migrate our site to a more favorable service provider.

To rewrite our source code and be reduced to scraping content that we have carefully curated in our databases over the course of more than twenty years is a huge task that carries a significant price tag. Furthermore, any attempt to “take back” the site will likely exacerbate our legal issues.

Proper Media says that they made an effort to turn over our site to us, but their first and only attempt was a collection of useless files, and appeared to be just for show. "

Oh my dog, they have been screwed out of their site. It's easy to allow migration. This just sucks.

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01-08-2017, 05:17 PM
RE: Snopes going down?
As of now:

$682,657 of $500k goal
Raised by 24,494 people in 8 days

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03-08-2017, 07:20 PM
RE: Snopes going down?
(01-08-2017 05:17 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  As of now:

$682,657 of $500k goal
Raised by 24,494 people in 8 days

That is pretty phenomenal -- when I started the thread they were only up to $92K.

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