The Blogs have 60 days to live

Almost a year ago, the forums were closed for good. And now, the other shoe has fallen: will be no more. I, and presumably other Ex-Hyperspace subscribers, received an email to that effect this evening. The relevant portion:

We show that you maintain or have maintained an official blog on as a feature of your Hyperspace membership. As Hyperspace services officially ended as of December 31, 2011, we wanted to give you the opportunity to retrieve whatever content you have posted to your official Blog before they are completely retired in 60 days.

A last vestige of the site’s Hyperspace subscription service/fan club, the Blog area of the site was introduced in 2005, spiking with the Revenge of the Sith hype, and has been increasingly abandoned since.

It was, nonetheless, a venue that introduced many fans to blogging – and without it, would fandom have The Stooge? A terrifying concept.

I’ve saved many of my entries (including an embryonic version of the civility post that I’d half-forgotten existed.) I urge you to do the same now, if you haven’t already.

4 Replies to “The Blogs have 60 days to live”

  1. I just saw the comment Aaron Allston left in that Proto-Civility post. My stars, that man is priceless.

  2. The blogs will no longer be of any concern to us. I’ve just received word that the webmaster has dissolved the code permanently. The last remnants of the Old Hyperspace have been swept away.

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