Sep. 28th, 2011

tahariel: (Underwater love)
Oh delicious

You are not so delicious

Now.



My carefully crafted castle

Of bookmarked fic

Crumbles like a sandcastle

Your new overlord has peed on.



Network, I hardly knew ye.

But I knew what kind of porn you liked.



(Come find me on Pinboard)
tahariel: (Fandom Fucks Back)
(I know my icon shows LJ in it, but it seemed appropriate)


So we all know that Delicious' new owners, in their infinite wisdom, decided to revamp the site entirely when they bought it and strip out all that useless old stuff that actually worked and replace it with shiny new stuff that nobody likes. As a... semi power user?... and having been using delicious obsessively and with adulation and adoration for five years, you might say that having my rug pulled out from under me has left me somewhat bereft. SO. What are we going to do about it?


  • There are various alternatives being mooted around fandom, and to which people are exporting their bookmarks. The one most people seem to be going for is Pinboard, a paid site (it's about $10, or roughly £6 to sign up) which has most of the functions of delicious but also has a really friendly, helpful developer who is actively asking fandom what we want. It doesn't have subscriptions, and it doesn't have tag bundles, but there's a lot of hope that it might do in the future.

  • Other alternatives include diigo, which has a questionable history with censorship and randomly deciding fannish accounts are full of spam and poor customer service. It works, though.

  • You can also - very easily, and as a first step - use Google Bookmarks to export your bookmarks to for free, so you can at least get at your own data. It's not terribly functional compared to delicious, but it's a good back-up and way to get stuff out of Delicious. ETA: Exporting from Delicious is now working again, which is good, because doing the Delicious --> Google Bookmarks --> Pinboard transfer alphabetised all of my tags on every post, and I have a particular order I use them in. So deleted all my bookmarks - again - and reuploading from delicious to see if this makes a difference.



  • A spreadsheet is being created of people's usernames on various services so you can find the people you used to follow, which you can find here: The Fandom Spreadsheet. As well as this, someone has set up a webpage where you can not only list yourself but it will see if any of your Delicious network has listed themselves too, which is here: Delicious → Pinboard username mapper.

  • The Pinboard creator is actively responding LIVE to a fannish document being made collaboratively RIGHT NOW, so we can all go and add our comments and ask for specific features and discuss them. You can find this document here.


  • ETA: AVOS is backtracking and saying they'll be fixing their fuck-up, so let's see what they do. I'll be honest, if they fix it back then I will probably crawl back to them like an abusive boyfriend, because I am emotionally involved with delicious in an unhealthy way.



  • I am now on Pinboard and will be spending a lot of time obsessively editing my tags to reorganise them and make them easier to search again. My username over there is also tahariel and you can follow me if you sign up or add me as an RSS feed! ADD ME, WE WILL NETWORK AND HAVE DRINKS AND SHARE PORN.

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