Changes are afoot at Hoaxtead Research! After nearly four years of daily posts, 1.9 million page views, and a whole lot of really pissed off hoax promoters, we’ve decided that it’s time to shake things up just a bit.
But don’t panic, we think you’ll like the results (unless you’re a hoax promoter, in which case tough tiddlywinks.)
Changes to our reporting schedule
One issue we’ve begun to notice is that while a daily reporting schedule was important when hoax promoters were committing news at a good clip, things have slowed down, Hampstead hoax-wise, to the point where it can feel like a struggle to find newsworthy material on a daily basis.
The other problem, of course, is that if we report on material which we would have considered relatively trivial a year or two ago, we run the risk of devolving into pettiness, and elevating the unimportant more than it deserves.
So the first change in the works is that we’re reducing the frequency of our posts from seven per week to four. Of course exceptions will be made if anything truly extraordinary happens on an “off” day, and should certain criminal charges come to pass in Ireland, for example, you can bet that EC will be there at the court, delivering comprehensive summaries of the trial.
Hoaxtead Research on YouTube
The second change is that we now have a YouTube channel, where we plan to deliver a refreshingly factual series of videos about the Hampstead SRA hoax and its fallout.
EC has already done a brief introductory video:
And more will follow. We plan to start with a series of videos about how the hoax began, how it evolved over time, who was involved, and why they did it—in a bite-sized, accessible format.
We hope you’ll join us, and as always we’re open to suggestions from our readers. If there’s anything you’re just dying to see us tackle, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.