Is Pinboard still supported?

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Dan Dascalescu

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Jan 1, 2019, 10:43:28 PM1/1/19
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https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1060219571620249607 suggests that @Pinboard no longer be on Twitter, so the "How to get help" section at https://pinboard.in/faq/ is now bogus.

I've emailed Maciej several times last year, but never got a reply.

maciej

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Jan 1, 2019, 11:05:06 PM1/1/19
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Hi Dan, everyone,

The site is up, so it's still supported! I've moved back to Pinboard work now after a two-year detour into US politics, which I hope will lead to a much less frustrating experience for my customers. It will take a little time to work through the backlog, but that is what I am doing now and into the forseeable future.

My apologies to everyone who has had a hard time getting support from me since autumn 2016.

Maciej

Dan Dascalescu

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Jan 2, 2019, 1:05:23 AM1/2/19
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Yay, this is great news and an auspicious start of 2019 for us Pinboard fans :)

Welcome back Maciej!

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Adam Gibbins

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Jan 2, 2019, 3:40:15 AM1/2/19
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The site is up, so it's still supported!

While the face of the site is up, the internals not so much - the glaring one is the archiving which has now been broken some time now.
Additionally sporadically full outages "The service is not available. Please try again later." being a not uncommon message.

I've been paying for Pinboard for all these years in the hope the site would not randomly disappear, I am very dependant on my bookmarks.
These outages combined with the radio silence have made me fear for the future of the site - so I went seeking alternatives which I am now trialing.

How can we guarantee this scenario isn't going to reoccur in the future again, I can't be bouncing my bookmarks between sites continually, its a time consuming activity.

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Dimitris Saltabassis

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Jan 3, 2019, 4:31:02 AM1/3/19
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Archiving is broken for me, too!

Apparently, Maciej Cegłowski's attempt to find 'someone to babysit Pinboard’ while he is enjoying crowd- (or is it Pinboard-) funded Russian icebreaker tourism was not altogether successful.

I have purchased a Pinboard archiving account in advance for 5 years. Hope it wasn’t the wrong decision...

Dan Dascalescu

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Apr 14, 2020, 8:42:30 PM4/14/20
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Sorry to bump this again :(

Is @pinboard on Twitter the right place to bring up issues? (e.g. search has been down today).

I see it's only posting personal/political stuff now? I'm confused.
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Håvard Pedersen

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May 31, 2020, 7:39:06 AM5/31/20
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It's more than just getting a reply. There is no working Safari extension, a lot of the app links are broken, the programming libraries are mostly abandoned, no visible development (changelog?)... According to the last blog post, pinboard have the lowest user count in 9 years. This service is a ghost town. And this is 1,5 year after Maciej moved his focus back to pinboard.

Dan Dascalescu

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May 31, 2020, 2:53:28 PM5/31/20
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Yeah, I tried to move to Raindrop.io. Much more responsive dev, but the bug I reported wasn't solved and it's been a month.

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Chris Lott

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Jun 30, 2020, 5:51:41 PM6/30/20
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I'm guessing based on no responses  here that Maciej is no longer supporting Pinboard. Which is a shame. It would only seem right to also stop accepting money for an abandoned product.

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Matthew Johnson

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Jul 1, 2020, 7:57:25 PM7/1/20
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He does have a blog post from 2017 where he mentions he had been busy with other things. 

I'm assuming this is still true. I think he was trying to get someone elected or some government thing changed or something. :-)

Matthew Johnson

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Jul 1, 2020, 8:39:26 PM7/1/20
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Dear Chris:

His twitter profile shows a phone number of +1 415 610 0231. If you want, call him let him know how you feel about the pinboard service.

I personally paid about $8 around 8 years ago which works out to about $1 per year or 0.273 cents a day (a penny every  four days) or about 0.195 cents per bookmark (I have about 4100 bookmarks).  I'm satisfied with the cost vs service ratio and think that is comes out a better then average value.  :->

By the way, his last post to twitter was yesterday, so I'm pretty sure he is still breathing. 

  -Matt Johnson

maciej

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Jul 1, 2020, 10:16:08 PM7/1/20
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This whole thread is kind of surreal. If Pinboard stops being supported, you'll know because it stops working. The site does not exactly run itself. 

I'm the first to admit that I'm not great at replying to all email, but if you have a problem, sufficient emailing to sup...@pinboard.in will get my attention.

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Sarah Mould

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Jul 7, 2020, 10:59:40 PM7/7/20
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Well hi Maciej - I'll try again to join this group and find out what happened to my subscription (paid October 2019) and my enquiry to the support email address on 11 Oct, which was:

Hi there

I very recently found Pinboard, as a replacement to Pinterest. I have a couple of questions, so I posted to the group, but my post hasn't appeared. Are you moderating it, or has something else happened?

I wanted to know a couple of things: can I import from Pinterest, or from the Pin4Ever sqlite backup? Is there any way to save and display pics with bookmarks?


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Can you make the Delicious bookmarks available again please- issue with the security certificate.


https://twitter.com/Pinboard/ status/1060219571620249607 suggests that @Pinboard no longer be on Twitter, so the "How to get help" section at https://pinboard.in/faq/ is now bogus.

I've emailed Maciej several times last year, but never got a reply.
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Jack Park

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Jul 7, 2020, 10:59:40 PM7/7/20
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I have just a few observations to offer.
First, plugin apps for Safari are pretty hard to create, but under the right conditions, it's possible to make a tiny javascript bookmarklet which allows any browser to call a system like pinboard.

Last, if pinboard is going the way of lost projects owing to family matters or who knows what else, it's possible to craft such a service from open source components and mount a replacement service. If pinboard allows to export your documents, perhaps those can be imported.

An issue with doing that remains one of financial sustainability of the business which takes it on. I'm happy to talk about that, but it's my hope that pinboard survives.

Cheers,
Jack

Greg Kendall

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Jul 7, 2020, 10:59:40 PM7/7/20
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Let us know before you shut it down, if you ever do, so we can somehow export out pins !!!!   Thanks for all your efforts ... I love Pinboard so much.  If you do ever get tired of supporting it ... sell it to someone so it can keep going! - Greg



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Conrad Heiney

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It's weird to say he isn't on twitter when he's been updating up until 4 hours ago. 

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 7:43 PM Dan Dascalescu <ddasc...@gmail.com> wrote:
https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1060219571620249607 suggests that @Pinboard no longer be on Twitter, so the "How to get help" section at https://pinboard.in/faq/ is now bogus.

I've emailed Maciej several times last year, but never got a reply.

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Jul 7, 2020, 11:08:57 PM7/7/20
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Delicious will be back online later in the summer. The site was costing me a few hundred bucks a month to run due to high spam traffic (still! after all these years), and I want to slim it down before I put it back up, so that I can save that money.
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Matthew Johnson

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Jul 8, 2020, 6:21:19 PM7/8/20
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Hi  maciej: We you for your work.🙃.  I think pinboard has some really cool features, more than I use.

Matthew Johnson

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Jul 8, 2020, 6:26:14 PM7/8/20
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Hi Greg:  Export now my friend, export now.   https://pinboard.in/export  I export as often as I think about it.   -Matt

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Thanks


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Håvard Pedersen

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Jul 10, 2020, 6:14:53 AM7/10/20
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To be fair, the Pinboard service doesn't seem to be on Twitter. @pinboard on Twitter seems to be a personal account mostly occupied with politics.


onsdag 8. juli 2020 04.59.40 UTC+2 skrev substitute følgende:
It's weird to say he isn't on twitter when he's been updating up until 4 hours ago. 

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 7:43 PM Dan Dascalescu <ddasc...@gmail.com> wrote:
https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1060219571620249607 suggests that @Pinboard no longer be on Twitter, so the "How to get help" section at https://pinboard.in/faq/ is now bogus.

I've emailed Maciej several times last year, but never got a reply.

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Matthew Johnson

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Jul 10, 2020, 7:44:47 PM7/10/20
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AFAIK, Pinboard is a solo business, one person only. When one has a twitter account with many followers, it's sometimes best to use that one to make the biggest impact.   Starting over with zero followers is tough.,  
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Liz

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Jul 12, 2020, 6:50:33 AM7/12/20
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Despite the appearance of a "personal/political" account, whenever I have tweeted a Pinboard enquiry to the Pinboard Twitter account I have received a reply and resolution very promptly.

Liz


On Saturday, 11 July 2020 00:44:47 UTC+1, Matthew Johnson wrote:
AFAIK, Pinboard is a solo business, one person only. When one has a twitter account with many followers, it's sometimes best to use that one to make the biggest impact.   Starting over with zero followers is tough.,  

On Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:14 -05:00, Håvard Pedersen <haavard...@gmail.com> wrote:
To be fair, the Pinboard service doesn't seem to be on Twitter. @pinboard on Twitter seems to be a personal account mostly occupied with politics.

onsdag 8. juli 2020 04.59.40 UTC+2 skrev substitute følgende:
It's weird to say he isn't on twitter when he's been updating up until 4 hours ago. 

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 7:43 PM Dan Dascalescu <ddasc...@gmail.com> wrote:
https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1060219571620249607 suggests that @Pinboard no longer be on Twitter, so the "How to get help" section at https://pinboard.in/faq/ is now bogus.

I've emailed Maciej several times last year, but never got a reply.


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Hi,
Is there any news on the Delicious site?

Thanks,
Neil

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Can you make the Delicious site accessible please?

Dan Dascalescu

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Feb 12, 2021, 7:13:16 AM2/12/21
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On Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:50:33 AM UTC-10 Liz wrote:
Despite the appearance of a "personal/political" account, whenever I have tweeted a Pinboard enquiry to the Pinboard Twitter account I have received a reply and resolution very promptly.

That hasn't been my experience, unfortunately.


Right now it's almost impossible to add searching among your pins to Firefox.

Firefox sucks at search engine management, granted that, but for Pinbpoard to add an OpenSearch XML file would be trivial. Really trivial.
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