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Site Problems

Dear Delicious Users,

We are aware of the many difficulties that the site is currently experiencing, and we’re doing our best to resolve them. Thank you for your patience while we work through these problems. Please be assured that we will not quit — we will keep working hard to get the site working smoothly and well.

Sorry for the trouble.

Site Revisions

Dear Delicious Users,

We have deployed a revised design for our site using the old python version of Delicious that has been living at Thank you for your patience while we iron out the bugs during this transition.

Sponsored Links in RSS Feeds

Dear Delicious Users,

Today we introduced sponsored items in our RSS feeds in an effort to help pay the significant costs we are currently incurring to support them. We understand that some of you will not care for this, but the bottom line is that it is quite expensive for us to support the tremendous volume of simultaneous requests that we currently receive to our RSS and JSON feeds.

Thank you for your continued support of Delicious.

Discontinuing Delicious Premium

Dear Premium Delicious Users,

After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue the Premium service at Delicious. While we appreciate the passionate users who paid to use our service, the bottom line is that there have not been enough to support the resources required to maintain separate functionality.

We have canceled all premium subscriptions at paypal, and have also refunded all monthly payments since Dec. 13, 2015 and all yearly payments since Dec 1, 2015.

If you were a yearly subscriber who made payment before Dec, 1, 2015, and you would like a pro-rated refund, please contact

Thank you again for your support of Delicious, and your patience with us while we strive to improve functionality for all users.

Delicious Changes

Dear Delicious Users,

My name is Tony Aly, and I’m the CEO of Delicious Media, a new company formed in alliance between my company, Domainersuite, and Science, the company that has managed Delicious since 2013. Science has transitioned control of Delicious to our new entity so that my team and I can dedicate ourselves to the long-term success and stability of this wonderful, useful, trailblazing site.

As part of this transition, over the next few weeks, we will be a making a few fairly prominent changes to the site.

The first big change you’ll notice is our transition from the javascript front-end framework that has been powering the content at The engineers who crafted this version of the site are incredibly talented, and their code is amazing. It’s beautiful and powerful, but it has posed several significant challenges for us. For example, the search engines have a real problem reading our content, hindering users’ efforts to use Google or Bing to find what they’re looking for on Delicious.

Fortunately for us, the version that the javascript site replaced has been kept alive at This was built using a much more traditional framework, and it’s great! In fact, many of our longtime users have continued to prefer it over the main site, and frankly, so do we. Therefore, we are switching to this platform for our main site, and this transition will position us to quickly iterate in our ongoing efforts to keep Delicious thriving.

The next change will arguably be a bit bigger. One of the terms of the transition is that we must revert to the original URL: This will pose a few challenges, as there a lot of moving parts involved. But it’s something we have to do.

Another exciting change that many of our users have been asking for is to bring back stacks. We agree — stacks are awesome! Please keep an eye out for this very cool and exciting feature to make a comeback.

In a nutshell, we’re going back to our roots. Delicious is the original social bookmarking site, and we’re honored to be its caretakers.

Please be patient with us as we make these changes, and know that while we fully expect to break things…our team is fully dedicated to making things right.

Please email to let us know how we’re doing and how we can make the site better for you.

Tony Aly

What’s new with Delicious?

You asked, we listened! We’ve heard all your feedback after our survey 4 months ago and put our efforts forward to increase your Delicious experience.

Going ad-free

We know how annoying ads can be, but we are a business and want to keep serving you, so we’ve offered a paid delicious membership that’s ad-free!  No advertisements will appear on any page that you visit on Delicious or share from your Delicious account. Delicious daily e-mails will also be ad-free and advertisers will not have any visibility into your Delicious activity.

Our premium membership also includes quarterly voting, where users can voice opinions to help and recommend us with any upcoming features.

Fixing Feeds

We are making a change to our service offering to handle the increase in feed traffic over the last few years. Thanks to the hard work of our technical team, we’re still able to offer the feeds for free to all, but effective this week, there are a few limitations.

First, we cannot continue to serve them for free over HTTPS, but we can over plain HTTP.

Second, feed data needs to be cached, or changes to the your links will be delayed when the feed is requested.

If either of these is a problem, or you’re looking for a way to help out Delicious, we’d love to invite you to beta test the premium feed by e-mailing for the beta url.

Revocable Email

Delicious also now offers a whole new way to enhance your everyday communication through our new service, Dmail. Dmail, is a chrome extension available to all users, that allows you to send private, self destructing email from your Gmail account. Enhancing the old with something newer and better is what we’re all about. The idea for Dmail came from our own personal experience sending and trying to protect sensitive information via email. Our core belief is that the sender should own the content of their email, and more specifically, access to it. The recipient should currently be able to view the content of the email in the browser without having to install the chrome extension. The Dmail extension is only necessary if you want to send a Dmail.

We’re still early in our product process, but we built this tool out of a pain many of us have experienced and we hope it makes life easier for you as well!

Thanks again!

At Delicious, we are constantly working on bigger and better things to serve you. A few months ago we completed a migration to a faster more efficient platform. We also added a support system, AVOS, that Delicious didn’t have before. All these updates are only the beginning of all the great things we are determined to offer our users. As a business that was born out of feedback, we are always eager to hear more, so if you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact us at

Brief Site Maintenance Outage

Delicious will be experiencing a 5 minute maintenance outage taking place tonight at 8:00 p.m. PST. We are rebooting all of our databases and appreciate your patience.

Update: Some users experienced slowness until 4:00 a.m. PST.  Our provider was the cause of the outage. The whole site was up and down for the last hour. It was triggered by our scheduled DB maintenance combined with the service issue.

Update 7/21 11:31 p.m.: We have experienced brief downtime due to one of our databases. Delicious may have acted unusual for a 20 minute period between 10:30 p.m. PST and 10:50 p.m. PST. The database has now recovered.’

Update 7/23 5:16 p.m.: We will be experiencing another brief maintenance outage tonight at 9:00 p.m. PST for about 30 minutes.

If you experience any other issues or have any feedback, please contact us at

Clearing out images from previous

As a part of our ongoing effort to reduce the footprint of our servers, we’re removing site images from  There should be no change in the service if you normally go to  If you still prefer, you might notice those images are gone now, you might not care, but that little tiny pic there has represented more than 99% of the cost of continuing to run previous.  So we elected to once again keep previous, but get rid of the elephant in the room.

If you experience any unintended side-effect, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Happy bookmarking!