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July 26, 2003

For Our Fifth Anniversary, We're Closing for Renovations

Five years ago today, on July 26, 1998, the Skeptic News went online. Happy birthday to us! (You can read the earliest stuff by selecting Early Archives from the left-side navbar.) I've enjoyed providing this service for the last five years, and I've seen many interesting stories come my way during that time.

However, I think it's time to take things in a different direction. I've had some ideas about what I'd like to do with the site, but it will take some time to implement them -- and to "recharge my batteries". So I'm going to be shutting things down for an extended period while I prepare something new. The existing stuff will remain online for a time, and I'll probably maintain an archive of older articles when the site comes back in a new form.

It will be several months before the site returns. If you'd like to receive an email notification of when that happens, you can join the Skeptic News Announcements email list. This is an extremely low-volume read-only email list hosted at Topica.com.

Until then, thanks very much for everyone's support over the last five years! I've enjoyed it and hope that you'll find the new Skeptic News to be more useful than ever.

Wally Hartshorn

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Sniff, sniff... I do hope Skeptic News return soon. It's the internet's most
rational news source. :)

Posted by: DannyBhoy | Jul 26, 2003 7:20:00 PM

Happy B-day

Posted by: Mysterious Stranger | Aug 2, 2003 1:49:00 AM

Me too man -- here's a CNN story I bet I would have heard about here:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Midwest/08/24/autistic.boy.death/index.html

Posted by: Mysterious Stranger | Aug 25, 2003 7:31:00 AM

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