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03 December 2009 @ 10:54 pm
Dark Side of the Net Closed Until 2010, but I have a new blog..  

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,

-Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net links:

http://darklinks.ning.com/

Darklinks.com on Facebook

Dark Side of the Net News on Livejournal

Darklinks.com on Twitter

Goth Almanac

GothAlmanac on Twitter

-Carrie

 
 
 
profbarnhouseprofbarnhouse on December 21st, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Darkside of the net is one of my favorite websites, I hope it comes back soon. I'm heavily into Halloween, I build animatronics and special effects, among other things. I found your site about seven years ago and it's led me to some of the coolest stuff I've ever seen. Thanks! And don't let some content stealing idiots stop you. A friend of mine once said his computer was a box full of nasty people, but there are some good ones in here too.