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marco
    I always responded to publisher opt-outs within 12 hours. Let’s see how long it takes Pocket. “[we...] will do our best to answer it as soon as we can. However, due to the recent spike in support requests, we may not get to your question right away.”
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    joel
      @marco Did Pocket launch something new that I'm not aware of?
      eridius
        @marco Why are you so hostile towards Pocket? I get that they’re a competitor to Instapaper, but you seem to treat Pocket like it’s a personal insult.
        joel
          @marco Cool. Can go on ignoring it then. Carry on.
          marco
            @eridius I don’t mind competitors in general. I mind them, specifically, because of things their people have said and done over the years.
            minton
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                minton
                  @marco Did you opt out on principle? Or because you don’t want people to share full articles from The Magazine?
                  opaquescythe
                    @marco funny story I was trying out Pocket today, and scrolling lags. I'll stick with your app
                    matze
                      @minton good point. If it is the latter it makes sence.
                      powerllama
                        @marco are you asking to opt-out with your blog? Because that’s hilarious.
                        minton
                          @marco I don’t blame you, considering some of the things the guys behind Pocket have done.
                          marco
                            @minton It just irks me whenever I see someone coming from a pocket.co link, knowing that my site contributes toward their app, behavior database, and overall success.
                            powerllama
                              @marco I cackled at that. I’m also a bit surprised you didn’t do it earlier, just to see what the competitors did.
                              marco
                                @powerllama I actually opted out of Readability a few times. It never really stuck.
                                minton
                                  @marco I actively refuse to click on pocket.co or readability.com links. I don’t feel comfortable with the fact that I can’t see where I’m going, and people associated with both companies have trolled you pretty hard.
                                  jriga
                                    @marco @minton I gotta say the move from Streza the other day was pretty tasteless. Even as a 3rd party on Twitter I thought ,“seriously?” Just... wow. How about a little respect, you know?
                                    scottaw
                                      @jriga that is exactly how it struck me too, and I don't have a dog in the fight except as a product user. @marco @minton
                                      kellen
                                        @opaquescythe If you can’t make Instapaper lag, you aren’t trying hard enough.
                                        tt
                                          @marco I treat @instapaper and similar services as a special breed of browsers (and I don’t think it makes sense to opt out of a browser). If your request is granted, it’s your own readers you’re excluding.
                                          julien
                                            @marco Marco, I asked you by email a couple weeks ago, but you may have been very busy so I'm asking again: what do you think of https://www.subtome.com/ ? Would you put it on your blog?
                                            opaquescythe
                                              @kellen never lagged for me. Not sure how to make it lag. Scrolling fast does not lag
                                              mikethefifth
                                                @marco so, why follow through with an opt-out? Seems like an unnecessary restriction to place on your readers.
                                                mattbanks
                                                  @marco Did you opt out of Pocket from marco.org? Understand they're a competitor to Instapaper, but curious why you might opt out from a user's perspective?
                                                  pew_pew
                                                    @marco but you do not respond to subscription cancellation requests for over a week
                                                    otaviocc
                                                      @minton @marco but when you click on a Readability link, it shows the original page instead of its "mobilized" version at least. But I agree with you that the original link should have be the one shared on social networks.
                                                      ideali
                                                        @minton could you tip right search query to understand what is this story about? or @marco wrote down that somewhere? thanks in advance.
                                                        antijingoist
                                                          @marco Like running around screaming "Don't use Instapaper! Don't use Instapaper!"?
                                                          martinsteiger
                                                            @marco I hope Instapaper won't become another Pocket.
                                                            yeefom
                                                              @jriga Just curious, what did he do the other day?
                                                              jriga
                                                                @yeefom As @marco announced that Instapaper had been acquired, he posted the link to Pocket's Instapaper import feature with a snarky comment. Twitter [twitter.com] Could have just said "congrats" or "thanks for helping create a whole new category." :-/
                                                                yeefom
                                                                  @jriga Huh, this is not very cool. @marco