the_other_sandy: Gray computer floppy diskette (Computers)
Heads up to anyone who still has a Delicious account.

I haven't used mine in a year, but I never got around to deleting it. Tonight I was doing a bookmark clean-up in my browser and decided to pop over and see if at any point in the past year Delicious had become functional again, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but my real name in full display under my user icon for anyone to see.

I have never used my real name in conjunction with that account ever, so I don't know how they got it. It was not there when I bailed to Pinboard last year. I don't know how long it's been there.

That was the last bit of failly icing on the fail cake. My Delicious account, which I once deeply loved, has now been deleted.

More importantly, if you have a Delicious account under your fannish name and haven't checked it in awhile, you might want to pop over and make sure your real name isn't showing.
the_other_sandy: Gray computer floppy diskette (Computers)
I paid another visit to my Delicious page. Not only have the new owners not made any forward progress on all the useful things they broke when they took over, they've now made it impossible for me to fix them either. Plus, the new layout and colors are ugly.

This is all by way of saying that if you ever popped by my Delicious page to troll for fic, I will not be updating it anymore. My bookmarks can now be found on Pinboard. All the stories from my Delicious account are there, plus a few new ones, since adding and tagging bookmarks has become hassle-free again.
the_other_sandy: Gray computer floppy diskette (Computers)
I just got a look at the newly revamped Delicious. I'm stunned. The site went from the most useful tool for managing fic ever to a useless waste of bandwidth overnight. I can't tell you how many times I've used tag combinations to dig up fics for storyfinder comms. Now my tag bundles are gone, only about 1/5 of my tags are usable, and my Firefox add-on no longer works.

I'm thanking my lucky stars that I had the foresight to import all my Delicious bookmarks into Firefox when I first heard Delicious was going to be sold. I even have them tagged, and I can use either my bookmarks menu or the awesome bar to search for them. It's not the same though.

I've looked at some other social bookmarking sites, but until somebody gives me my tag bundles back, I think I'll stick with Firefox. I'm not deleting my Delicious account yet in case the new owners see the error of their ways, but I don't think I'll be adding to it anymore. Why would anyone take a uniquely useful site like that and shoot it in the foot?


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