Hack-A-Day goes independent

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Credit goes to Josh Smith for noticing that something fishy was going on. It’s true. We were not part of the AOL purchase deal of Weblogs, Inc. If you look around, you’ll see that the Weblogs, Inc. directory listings have been removed from the site. Hack-A-Day will continue as an independent entity

71 thoughts on “Hack-A-Day goes independent

  1. So what does this mean for things like hosting and financial support? I think this si a good thing, but will hackaday suffer problems without weblogsinc?

  2. Brian, Peter (from Engadget), and I are taking care of the cost of HAD (it ain’t much).

    So, nothing to worry about… HAD ain’t going no where!

    In fact, HAD is almost self-sustaining at this point… what with all the ugly ads and groovy Google Adsense.

  3. What is there to say aside from “aol r teh sux0rz lol”?

    Much luck, guys! I especially like the bit about turning HaD not-for-profit and donating proceeds to the EFF. Go for it! I think it’s a fantastic idea!

  4. thank fucking god

    you wouldnt have lasted with those aol clowns.

    no more ‘best of shitty blogs we dont care about’ posts!

    how about removing that annoying email verification on the comments?

  5. removing the email verification would be nice. At the very least, make a link on the “it’s not up yet, go check your email” page. for instance, if my email address ends in (at)gmail.com automagically create a link to http;//gmail.com. Seems easy to do and would be handy, especially if posting from a public terminal where your bookmarked links are not handy.

  6. wait… why does it still say “weblogs inc customer support” when i make comments? Oh and since we’ve eliminated the whole web logs inc affiliation, can we make permanent user accounts so we dont have to verify comments via email?

    And just to be clear, im not bashing weblogs inc at all, they provide THE best blogs on the web.

  7. i never post comments or anything but i support you guys 100% ya made hackaday what it is. if you setup a donation link for server fees or any other stuff i’ll be the first in line to drop some $$$.

  8. No AOL Ownage? W00T!

    Now, since HAD is nowlonger apart of WEBBlogs Inc, does this mean WE CAN FINALLY HAVE A FORUM?!?! (ME realizes that we should also turn off the instant all caps. Make it Word case caps, or sentence caps at the very least)

  9. That is a relief…I was beginning to wonder where else I was going to get such independent information…I took it as a sign of the times! Yet another example of corporate America thwarting free speech with money. And now here you are…suprising me. I should take yous to dinner. Cheers fellas.

  10. I am not sure how many of you read other blogs but the email verification keeps the advertising bots at bay. Nothing worse than 100 pages of get rich quick or big penis ads!

  11. Excellent news guys! I always wondered why A-ho-hell would go about buying up an industry that was not intended to make a huge profit anyway, but I guess we can all chalk it up to megalomania. Everything’s quoole now, though. And by the way, keep HAD in beta. Hacks never come out of beta unless some corp. buys it up and wants to make money off it. The only people who should make money off HAD is HAD!

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