Posterous (@agarwal) and friends - pretty simple. We worked with your guys as best we could to do a single duplication of posterous.
Posterous (@agarwal) - the problem is, the sheer amount of accounts you're deleting are more than can be downloaded in 60 days.
Posterous (@agarwal) - Please make it 90 days - delay the shutdown one month, and we can head off our downloads, get the backup done.
Posterous (@agarwal) - The problem is, if the deadline passes, every single account we didn't back up, gets deleted forever.
Posterous (@agarwal) - So now you tell me what we're supposed to do - let 600,000 blogs get deleted, or try and get the most?
.@agarwal Sorry, I don't do e-mail "negotiations" - I like talking here, in public, using twitter. Great place, you should check it out.
Posterous (@agarwal) - So, how does a 30 day delay on the final shutdown before it goes to "download only" sound?
Posterous (@agarwal) - May 1st. Day of freedom, worldwide. We'll have long backed up Posterous by then. Twitter can move on. Sound good?
To this day, @archiveteam continues to get people saying "What? Posterous is closing?"
tracker.archiveteam.org/posterous/ is in effect. 1.3 million Posterous blogs (not banned or spam) left to download. All public access gone in 5 days.
This would be a really, really, really good time for you to start an archiveteam warrior aimed at Posterous.
Posterous has decided that they are NOT going to the prom with us and they ARE breaking up with us and they've blocked thousands of hosts.
"You see, there was this group of volunteers working hard to duplicate our data to store in a historical archive. We blocked THOSE fucks."
"P.S. The good news, though, is that in 4 weeks this problem totally goes away when we low-level format the drives we have that data on."
I will always remember @agarwal, the classic case of the silly valley deluded tin king, selling you out at the first opportunity.
Do you know why posterous is REALLY being deleted? Ask @agarwal - he knows and I do too. Hint: money and liability fears.