I asked a question about hosted links on the last entry here as follows:
Okay, so having tried the mover I have some questions.
It asks me to set a date for when I want my files moved. Why?
My guess is all the old links to my MediaMax hosted files will die. Is that correct John Hood?
Do we have to trawl the internet changing the http://www.mediamax.com/ URL to the http://www.thelinkup.com/ URL?
If not, then why does the date matter?
The response from John Hood was:
it's just a date to schedule your transfer. that's it. your links will be fine. the exception would be imbedded links which we eventually won't support since we're discontinuing download limits.
I wasn't sure what 'imbedded links' meant, but was pleased to hear the http://www.mediamax.com/ URLs would continue to work.
Except it seems they won't.
This is from a later posting from John Hood:
Hosted Files. We will support existing MediaMax hosted links through Dec 31, 2008. For example, a file that is hosted at: [no link appears in John's comment, but I guess this means the mediamax.com URL]
If people need more time (beyond Dec 2008) to update links to the new "thelinkup.com" URL, we will consider extending this deadline near the end of the year. But please start using the new www.thelinkup.com URL as soon as possible.
So my fear is justified. Hosted mediamax links WILL DIE at the end of the year. So if, like me, you subscribed to mediamax to link to hosted mp3s then beware.
Is that right John?