I’m taking SUPERBUG offline while the Pepsi mess plays out.
I dislike and resent having to do this: I was flattered to join Sb and I have great respect for my Sciblings.
I acknowledge that Sb’s management, Seed Media Group, made some concessions today, but I am dissatisfied that those changes came only after community protests, when they addressed issues that should — could — have been foreseen.
I’m also not convinced they go far enough, since the central issue of a corporate-sponsored blog that appears (still, functionally) indistinguishable from the independent blogs here has not been addressed. I don’t want, by remaining, to appear to support the decision to publish that blog in its current form, when I don’t support it.
I need to think these things through. So, publication is temporarily suspended.