Do delicious understand there audience?

I heard that Delicious was relaunching so I thought I’d check it out.

I tried to login and it said there was a problem with my login and password. So after  a series of 404’s and 502’s over 2 days, I finally got my password changed (still don’t know what was wrong with my previous one, as I know it was correct) and was able to finally export my updated bookmarks (I had a older version).

I’ve not really looked back as I’m now with Diigo… Good reddens seriously and I’m not the only one…

Here’s one commenter, Suman, explaining what went wrong via Thomas Vander Wal:

I had a fairly bad experience with the new Delicious today. Just last week I had spent a few hours curating my saved bookmarks and organizing tags. The new Delicious doesn’t seem to know anything about it. All my effort is lost. There is no longer a bulk-edit function to redo my changes. I can no longer manage my tags – could find no option for deleting old tags. Some of my tags with special characters are now broken, I get a 404 when I try to access them. I am done. Goodbye Delicious.

Yes, goodbye delicious, we had fun times in the past but I have no idea what your new owners are up to and to be honest I don’t like it, I’m done!

Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.