Hello my dark and lovely friends,
This week I took down the Dark Side of the Net database of links, for the first time in sixteen years.
It breaks my heart to have to do this, but it doesn't make sense to keep offering my thousands of hours of work since 1993, for free for people to come steal it and claim it as their own, run ads against my content I worked so hard to develop, and come back to leech more of my hard work every time I add something.
For now, you can visit the new Dark Side of the Net blog. And I will still be updating Dark Side of the News, right here on the left side of the page (scroll down).
In 2010, Dark Side of the Net will come back with a redesign, a new search engine, and thousands of new links. Hopefully the new system will make it a little harder for lazy, unscrupulous people to come steal everything - but you'd be amazed how much time thieves spend to circumvent things in order to steal data to pretend their website has the largest goth, Halloween or horror links database in the world when it doesn't. Sigh.
It has been a pleasure sharing my finds with you all these years.
Yours in pursuit of darkness,
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