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An academic blogger and vlogger that I used to follow seems to have yanked down all the content they'd produced for years, and they seem to have become way more selective with who they share educational resources. :(

It's weird to kinda have a public good taken away, especially when the good seemingly required no significant added cost to continue to provide.

@bthall Why don’t you contact them and ask what happend? Expressing how important it was to you, that could not go wrong.

@MTvarana
Good point. I think I will reach out to them to let them know that I appreciated their stuff.

I found a podcast episode where the guy discusses his decision to do this, and his reasoning for it is pretty unsatisfying for me. 😂

@bthall They could have retired - I've just been informed that all my pages will be deleted when I retire. Like they can't wait to be rid of me....

@WiseWoman
Will you move them to another host? It would stink to lose them.

If you setup the other host before retirement, you could add a link to the new site to the current site that directs people there.

@bthall If all else fails, of course I'll move my material to a new server. But I am politically irritated by this, so I'll have to give it a fight.

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