If you are reading this, you most likely followed a link from the legacy Hoax-Slayer website (www.hoax-slayer.com).
Here’s a quick rundown on what’s happening.
In 2015, work began on a new implementation of Hoax-Slayer that uses a modern content management system (CMS) supplied by WordPress. The CMS makes it much easier to publish and update material and perform site maintenance tasks. As a result, we can spend much more of our time writing articles and much less time performing mundane site maintenance tasks. So, we can offer even more content to our regular followers and visitors. The new CMS implementation has the web address hoax-slayer.net while the legacy site still lives at hoax-slayer.com. However, both versions are tightly integrated and function as one entity.
The original Hoax-Slayer is a very large site with thousands of separate web pages. Converting all of the existing content to the new CMS is not an easy or trivial matter and is an ongoing project. Nevertheless, in due course, all older pages will be moved to the new format. However, this will be done in such a way that people clicking older links will be automatically redirected to the new versions.
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Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!