Just a quick post to try to keep everyone abreast of what’s happening about RR’s future, if people could add updates in the comments (and email this link to anyone they can who isn’t regularly on the ‘Spill and/or Facebook that would be fantastic).
tfd coined the hashtag #SaveReadersRecommend, which we should be using if we’re posting on social media about the situation
Toffeeboy made a Facebook page
Tim wrote this rather wonderful blog post
Peter is keeping the current thread open indefinitely
We know which editors to email
I am going to write a thought piece on the situation for The Flux, and my editor there is going to talk to his web designer about the possibility of running RR on the site in the future if the community are interested in that. It can’t be immediate due to logistical issues (such as the fact that we have literally just overhauled the site and need to get it running smoothly again before we make any big changes) but he’s very interested in doing it. If you think about it, the fact that a music site wants to take on running RR is an indicator of how valuable a resource it should be to the Grauniad if they used it properly.
MH did not appreciate his reply to tfd (where he blamed the decision on a lack of resources) being circulated.
5/1/15 – MH has posted a rather vague update
6/1/15 (barely) – image at top sent to me by saneshane
7/1/15 – An unofficial RR topic will be being posted in Peter’s ‘Favourite Songs and Playlists’ thread at roughly 8pm UK time tonight. I’ll make a backup post on the ‘Spill in case comments get closed over there.