After the launch we have now over 150 people beta-testing www.deathkey.com
, by posting, commenting, checking links, clicking everywhere in order to get the system on its knees :). Thanks to all those nice volunteers. A couple of magazines (virus magazine and side-line being the most known ones) have also actively joined the site t(either personally or via users from their site) to enter their news on a daily basis.
One magazine decided to pull out of it, which I find very sad especially because this project has just started up. They wanted immediate and massive traffic, well, it does not work that way. We are building up a network with several sources and all will benefit from it on the long term. I also sensed some competition towards other magazines in their motivation to leave to be honest. I truly hope they will change their mind, but I fear not.
We also had to block news from one other magazine because "they had not allowed anyone to link to their news directly". So we put that magazine on block for good. They also threatened us with a lawsuit. Nice, really nice. As if this scene is big enough to have such egoes?