You could have left those websites running, along with the other services you've been culling lately. It's not like you were really supporting them, right? You could run it like Feedburner, where you're essentially letting it rot while you ignore the complaints about the service no longer working. I don't expect you'll ever fix the HTTPS feeds problem, or even acknowledge it.
We both know that even if they were paying you, you wouldn't support them either, just like the Nexus One I bought not even two years ago only to find it's now obsolete due to what can only be a lack of interest from HTC to get the graphics chip working under the newer kernel. That's fine too, I understand, and I hope when Cyanogenmod get Ice Cream Sandwich stable, they can finally fix the problem where audio is not transmitted for the first few seconds of a call, meaning I have to say “Hello” several times until the other end responds.
I'd possibly even be fine with all of this if only it meant that you could at least remember what language I speak. Yes, I live in Belgium. No, I don't speak Dutch. I've told you in my browser settings that I speak English, which should be enough. I've told you in my account preferences for every service possible that I speak English. Why do you keep switching back to Dutch every few weeks? Years of this behaviour has worn me down. Why Dutch? Why not French or German?
I tried to avoid getting tied into your systems, and it even took years for me to ween myself from searching with Yahoo after everyone else around me had dumped them. I still don't care about Plus or even Gmail, but without moving to Google Opt-Out, I don't know how to avoid you anymore.
I'm not sure I like you anymore.
- Simon Butcher
P.S. Your engineers (like your security team), are cool, and your Data Liberation Front is a great idea, but it's time it covered all of your services now.
O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Google.
As a child of the 1980’s, born in Oceania (back when the chocorat was down at 30 grams a week), and having escaped to Eurasia after being committing facecrime, I’m still coming to terms with your oldspeak, so I’m a bit confused about what you’re talking about.