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Anyone want to buy eaglescripting.com? Should I let it die? [message #170008] Fri, 10 March 2017 20:37 Go to next message
Doug Wellington
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Hey guys, some of you know I was writing a book "Advanced EAGLE CAD, Scripting and File Manipulation", but with the new EAGLE ownership and the change in monetization, I'm completely out of motivation and have given up. I used to feel a strong connection to the CADSoft guys and the community, but I fear that is gone forever. I just can't imagine doing anything that would benefit this Matt dude and the giant faceless company behind him.

With that said, I'm trying to decide what to do with eaglescripting.com. Should I just let it fade away into internet dust?
Re: Anyone want to buy eagle scripting.com? Should I let it die? [message #170013 is a reply to message #170008] Sat, 11 March 2017 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
geralds
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It is hard to estimate.
But I also fear that it has disappeared behind the thick walls of Autodesk.
Nothing is more transparent, so you can still enjoy it.

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Re: Anyone want to buy eaglescripting.com? Should I let it die? [message #170133 is a reply to message #170008] Wed, 22 March 2017 17:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rickb
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If you let it die, someone will grab it and whatever content it has and fill it with porn. They will add key words to make sure it shows up on google searches for Eagle and Autodesk. This would not be good for Autodesk. Maybe they could buy it from you and use it for the purpose you intended.
Re: Anyone want to buy eaglescripting.com? Should I let it die? [message #170134 is a reply to message #170133] Wed, 22 March 2017 18:25 Go to previous message
Doug Wellington
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rickb wrote on Wed, 22 March 2017 10:15
If you let it die, someone will grab it and whatever content it has and fill it with porn. They will add key words to make sure it shows up on google searches for Eagle and Autodesk. This would not be good for Autodesk. Maybe they could buy it from you and use it for the purpose you intended.

Well, with a lead from Jorge, Matt made contact with me once, but I haven't heard back from him since. I won't hold my breath, he seems to be a busy guy.

Over the years, I've seen a lot of sites turn to porn or, for some reason, Japanese blogs. I worked on a project once where I took over a design, but didn't own the domain. Instead of letting me buy the domain from him to have continuity, the owner let it go and it ended up as one of those blog sites. Of course all the circuit boards I had made had that URL on them. Sigh...

I've got the eaglescripting domain on auto-renew and it only costs something like $9/year, so I'm going to let it sit for a while.
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