A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 21

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes
Pleased to be able to be seen smiley - applause-ing
this historic event down here at the bottom
of the very first page of what will likely be
not the last thread of self congratulatory hootoo
celebrations. WE DID IT! (Even if some us were only
able to sit back and watch with fingers crossed
or shake and rattle our worry-beads.)
smiley - winkeye
-jwf-


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 22

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Thanks Pierce! smiley - ok
smiley - laugh
Now I`m on top of page 2.
(Squats on the picnic button.)
I knew that was gonna happen.
But I`m not gonna Panic.
smiley - cheers
-jwf-


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 23

Santragenius V

Hm, you beat me to that one, Pierce - I had sort of planned to say that I was happy it wasn't Not Picnicing Ltd smiley - silly

Still, it's smiley - somersaultsmiley - cool


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 24

Titania (gone for lunch)

And what's wrong with a picnic? smiley - raisedeyebrow


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 25

Squirrel



>>In the next month, we hope to provide you with a link to the new H2G2 url<<


"HOPE"?! Am I the only one to notice?

smiley - erm

If the BBC shut down the current site in a month and the "new H2G2 url" is posted on the H2G2 site after that, how will anyone find it? It will be a, no doubt fantastic, site that is only linked to from itself!

But I'm sure that won't happen... Everyone gets left behind?

smiley - wah


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 26

Merely a number

Even if that did happen I'm sure the new site would issue an invitation. Why else would they be in receipt of the encoded email address of every researcher?


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 27

Gnomon - time to move on

The new url will almost definitely be www.h2g2.com. In the next month, we hope that this will actually bring you to somewhere worth going to.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 28

Squirrel


Well in that case, I will dry my eyes smiley - towel not panic and join the picnic... smiley - bigeyes

I've got smiley - cheesecake, smiley - choc and smiley - tea - Always smiley - tea - oh and a packet of small smiley - porkpie ...

smiley - bus


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 29

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

"we hope that this will actually bring you to somewhere worth going to."

As opposed to where it takes you now, you mean? Cause that site is rubbish and full of horrid people and poor writing. smiley - tongueincheek


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 30

Gnomon - time to move on

Yes, but that site will be gone in a month.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 31

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

*Technically* it won't though. It'll be the same site, just with a different login script and URL.

Anyway I had been aiming at humour, but apparently missed.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 32

Z

Also if you google 'h2g2' you should find h2g2 - wherever we are. smiley - zen


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 33

Icy North

Any news on the redirection of existing URLs?


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 34

8584330

Icy North, that news should show up here soon: F131941?thread=8256377

smiley - winkeye
HN


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 35

Icy North

I'll take that as a "no", then.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 36

Squirrel


So it probably won't be h2g2.com because that is owned by the BBC? Did the BBC sign to say they would give up that domain name or not? I suspect not because of the use of the word 'probably'...

smiley - tea


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 37

Mrs Zen

It's owned by Jim Lynn, who built the site before it was owned by the BBC. He's quietly maintained the registration for all these years and pointed it at the BBC's servers. He has agreed with Robbie to point it at the new site.

Ben


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 38

Squirrel


Ah, I see! That's excellent, I like it when there is a plan..

Thanks.

More smiley - tea ?


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 39

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Is there a chance that Jim Lynn will be involved in some way with the new site?


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 40

Mrs Zen

I always need more smiley - tea thank you Squirrel


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