Pipe 2VD SoylentNews held to ransom

SoylentNews held to ransom

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According to an article on its front page, SoylentNews is being held to ransom by one of its founders who is demanding $2000 before he will hand the site over to his successor.
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Drama (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 14:34 (#CE)

Let's hold off on this for a bit. I'm not sure adding to the drama pool is the best approach atm.

Re: Drama (Score: 1)

by skarjak@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 21:42 (#DP)

You have to admit, this situation is thorougly entertaining. They are absolutely recreating the scenario of animal farm. You can match up each animal to a staff member or a group of users.

Re: Drama (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-03-10 22:42 (#DX)

Is it possible to add to the level of drama? This is currently beating most day time soaps

As it is the SoylentNews domain has apparently been sold to an unknown buyer

That's a one-sided summary... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-03-10 22:16 (#DW)

I don't think it should go up like that. The new leader had agreed to reimburse the departing founder for startup expenses. Then he (the new guy) tried to renege.

Re: That's a one-sided summary... (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 13:44 (#EG)

Ya, I'd say wait until the SN staff post a formal response to the whole thing.

Offline (Score: 1)

by dotdotdot@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 16:08 (#EJ)

The site (including li694-22.members.linode.com) is offline now:

Error 503 Service Unavailable
Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:
XID: 1060599780
Varnish cache server

Resolved (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-03-13 17:59 (#HN)

Matt Angels' post seems to have answered most of the dangling questions.