Hey, You Can Comment Again
Posted on October 10, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 39 Comments
Yes, The Switch has happened. It should be largely unnoticable, give or take a broken link or two, which we’ll deal with when we find them. I’ll have more to say about it later. But in the meantime: Look! You can comment again! Use your power responsibly.
I think this is the first time “blog comments” and “responsibly” have been used in the same sentence.
I thought it would be a refreshing change.
As long as you don’t say your blog’s a maverick.
*blinks* wow, so this is what the other side looks like. I thought there would at least be spotlights… an all-harp orchestra… a can-can dancer or two…
Wait – this isn’t trannydominatrixwithgoatscheese.com! What the hell happenned?
WOW! That was fast! way cool! :)
DG snuck a “first” in there. *glowery/jealous*
First BACON comment? :\
I see a new URL as well. Congrats on the budding of your new subdomain.
Welcome to WordPress.com!
It may just be because it is currently late at night, but when I clicked on the link to come to the comments section, it appeared immediately. In recent times there has often been a delay of several seconds before the comments section appeared. There is a very noticeable difference in performance at this time.
However, the button below this dialog box to allow a preview of one’s deathless prose before it is submitted seems to be missing. I would not expect that to be related to the server change. Did you install a version change of WordPress at the same time?
With best wishes,
– Tom –
When the folks at WordPress ported over the site, they also stripped out the widgets that are not compatible with their site, for various reasons. The “preview” widget was apparently one of them. I’ll look around later to see if there’s a similar approved widget.
Woohoo! Congrats on what appeared to be a fast and smooth move!
Wow. It comes up a lot faster! I do hope you can find a WordPress approved Preview widget, though.
AGH! Ickfeckshite. John, can you use your ScalzSkillz(tm) to get the frak rid of the SnapShots auto-link-preview hideousness that blights this page? It offers no useful information, whilst sprawling all over that which we’re trying to read.
It is hateful, and smells of wee.
Hey, welcome to your new digs. I hope you enjoy the swank new backend.
Oooh, a shiny new share button… now I can spread the wonderfulness of Whatever with my family without the long process of copy-pasting to Facebook… I think.
So it took you exactly 2 hours to swap the servers? ;)
No more 500 Errors? Suh-WEEEEET!
The Whatever just crossed over into another universe.
I feel sad about the limited plugins, but then again, this new place is very fast and sweet, and easier than managing a dedicated server(s).
Glad the change over went well, I would hate to not be able to get on one of the few interesting sites work hasn’t banned.
Well, I’m sceptic and I hold fingers crossed. But new functionality and speed of transition are impressive.
I’ll have to agree with MarkHB about the irritation factor of the SnapShots link preview thingy.
Hey, the RSS feed on LiveJournal has a comments counter!
I don’t recall seeing that before.
Did you call out : “It’s alive, IT’S ALLLLIIIIVVVVEE!!!”
You did didn’t you? common, admit it…. ;)
It’s… it’s… FAST!
One minor nitpick: whatever.scalzi.com has the default WordPress favicon instead of the old scalzi.com/whatever icon.
I agree, it loaded fast. Which is good. Because I want my cat pix NOW.
Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. And everything is in technicolor!
Man – you’re giving up a lot of page rank and well-established permalinks sir!
This is a comment. It has eight words.
As a side effect, I can now see how many comments you have on the LJ RSS feed. That didn’t show up before on that feed.
Eh. The page rank will come back eventually. And most of the permalinks will still work. And ultimately, I’m more concerned about people being able to access the site.
I just got an internal error!!!!!
Oh wait, I was just passing gas. Never mind.
Oddly, all the comment threads that I had subscribed to are reappearing in my rss feeds. Otherwise, it looks like a smooth switch.
I’ve been trying to decide where to share this little tidbit of information, but since you say to comment here, responsibly, here goes nothing:
Pornography and science fiction are similar is some very interesting ways!
(This is from an essay by Susan Sontag written in 1967 called “The Pornographic Imagination.” Had to read it for “Banned Books and Novel Ideas” English class. There was also at least one unfortunate incident of the author using “science fiction” and “fantasy” interchangeably, but I chalk that up to her idea of fantasy being “That which is not real.” Also, the essay expounds on the previous paragraph, which made me happy, because the first mention was a parenthetical and I thought it would be the last mention of it.)
Testing. Nothing to see here, please go about your business.
Hmmm… a while ago there was going to be comment editting. Will that ever happen again?
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