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For three weeks as I was putting out my weekly newsletter,I saw a promotion on the log-in screen at my inventory host,ListBot Gold, suggesting I could exalt from Listbot Goldto a new bCentral service being launched called ListBuilder.It would give me the opportunity to ensue supplementary demographicinfo from subscribers and provide the bent to sendHTML email to those who choose it on subscribing I’d been crave to be able to provide advertisers a betterpicture of my subscriber base to garner further advertising forthe Reading List I was rigid to try it after consideringthe idea, so the final week I saying the promotion on the log-in screen at ListBot, I took the pest and clicked the”Upgrade Free” mortise The salute properly warned me thatswitching over now could cease speech of my newsletter fora situation while exodus of the inventory took cranny Oh well, I’mon Sunday night deadline for my Monday am oratory time,so I put it off another weekNext week I checked in to ListBot a couple of days early toupgrade and allow the “migration time” of the list. I wentthrough the online set-up and was glad to see that the listhad been moved to ListBuilder in concise rule and was readyto go by mailing occasion a complete day before the successive ReadingList was due to go out. I updated the subscribe links onover 100 pages of my site to reflect the new sign-up boxesoffered by ListBuilder and had a twinge of nervousnesswhile thinking, “What if I don’t like this new serviceand the manner it works? I’ve fair cost myself some valuabletime and will obtain to stud back to ListBot links”I knew that I could “restore” my inventory after deleting itbecause I had pragmatic that dovetail at ListBot for years whilesending out my newsletter “Your inventory can always be restoredlater if you reform your mind.” So I continued, sent outthe blessing issue through ListBuilder and woke up Mondaymorning to another twinge of doubt Should I retain downloadedmy subscriber index before migrating in occasion of a problem?Damn, I should obtain impression of thatSeems there was no debate as I received my own copy ofReading List, but I didn’t receive the natural spate ofautoresponder messages telling me that folks were outof the office temporarily or that they had received mymessage. I rapidly went to the state archive for my listat ListBot and checked to find it . “DELETED!” Full reach horror congeal it and I quickly logged in toListBuilder to see that my archives had been movedsuccessfully there and managed to quiet my adrenalin rushafter a few minutes of hyperventilating I looked fora system to prospect the archive without logging in as I’d postedlinks on my site to the national archive of ListBot forthe Reading List. They’re all broken now!More changes to my site and searching for archive linksthroughout my site! Damn! After spending the succeeding full weekcopying my archive from the new ListBuilder PRIVATE listowner archive, tediously cutting and pasting to my own siteall of the previous issues and finally changing theremaining links on my site to reflect hosting of my ownarchive, I sighed relief. It was overBut, no, a new fright crystallize in to my tired mind What if theemail subscribe link that I had promoted for two complete yearsin my articles sent to supplementary lists for distribution hadstopped working as well?! I sent a evaluation email and foundto my immediate astonish that new subscribers to the ReadingList were receiving the laconic message, “List Cancelled,Sorry, mail is not rarefied for lists that are cancelled.”I imagine I wanna die now Full radius melancholy sets in andI dredge up the energy to send a message to both ListBot Goldand to ListBuilder aid teams that I’ve got a legitimate problemwith the means this finished device went, begging for some sort ofsolution from them and got two canned responses saying, “subject:RE: CST34553119ID We appreciate any ideas you may retain concerning a resolution to this issue I will be glad to shameless them to the Product party Rest spiritual that we are continually pursuit ways to transact you the first email list service there is.”I’m literally screaming, “Help! I’ve been seriously injuredand privation medical attention to reuse the life of my register beforeit bleeds to death!” They’re standing beside me scratchingtheir skulls saying, “Gee, got any ideas on what we coulddo to help? I wanna be a nurture some day” I dearth these guysto be the blessing on the landscape of any accident I’m involved in!I went back to my ListBot Gold invoice and hit that mortise thatsaid “Restore a deleted list” and found to my relief that itworked and I now had an active index in both places. I’ll justhave to import the new subscribers manually each week to theListBuilder tally for everyone that sees my articles anduses the subscribe interlock available from my resource container ofarticles avowed in the archives of dozens of largelists where my articles had been featured over the lasttwo years or soI’ll definitely look closely at any such new changes to becertain they don’t affect my assignment on that compass in thefuture This has nothing to do with the value or utilityof the service. I’m moderate outraged that I wasn’t warned ofthe problems that occurred here MSN bCentral didn’t warnme that all my subscribe links would be broken, they didn’tsay I’d dearth to revise all my subscription boxes sitewide,they didn’t chatter the ameliorate would bear my previously publicarchive homely and they didn’t acquaint of any potentialproblems the renovate might pose They were incredibly short-sighted in promoting the “upgrade” to modern payingclients without posing any hidden “issues” akin tothe change.I’d recommend that each of those items be clearly statedalong with the modern warning that “Migration may causea pause in delivery”, which caused me to halt signing upuntil it wouldn’t effect that issue If I’d foreseen theother issues myself, I’d idle keep made the move, but onlyafter reconciling the problems The warnings should havebeen posted and if they don’t do it now, I’d be surprisedif others didn’t consider acceptance recognized actionFriday June 22, ListBot Gold customers were notified thatthe service was to be “Shut Down” by August 20 and those whofail to migrate to the ListBuilder service commit elude theirdata. 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