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Switching Blogging Platforms and Hosting Providers:

The site might be down much of the weekend. By Monday, we should be on WordPress, hosted by Hosting Matters, with design by Sekimori. (Many thanks to Sekimori, by the way, for all her help with the conversion so far, and for her help to come!)

Jamie (mail):
Please post the RSS feed when you do, if it will be changing (as I assume it will).
9.26.2009 12:31am
GainesvilleGuest (mail):
My day won't be the same without you guys.
9.26.2009 12:46am
Cato The Elder (mail) (www):
Will our logins be preserved?
9.26.2009 1:49am
CongratsBut:
Having used Wordpress, just a friendly reminder to pay careful attention to upgrades (since you are hosting it yourself vs. using wordpress.com), as Wordpress has had a number of security patches as of late.
9.26.2009 2:18am
Jeff Walden (www):
New design? Oh, no more ~5-color boxiness? Welcome from the nineties. ;-)

I would hope the RSS feed location won't change; it looks like it should be easy to set up a redirect.

It would be great if you could keep comment preview around with Wordpress; the default install doesn't have it, as I recall, and it's quite handy when you're hand-coding up HTML as a sanity check.
9.26.2009 2:30am
neurodoc:
Gee, will it be possible to "subscribe" to threads, so we can much more readily follow the ones we are interested in? And will it be possible to edit our posts, or once they are up, no changes of any sort? How about a way to reply directly to or cite to another post?
9.26.2009 4:26am
Fub:
Knock on wood. Watch out for noseeums. And break a leg.
9.26.2009 5:53am
BT:
Hello, anybody home? I can still find you guys.
9.26.2009 8:33am
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
...standing athwart the internet yelling "STOP!!", to buzzers &whistles.
9.26.2009 8:35am
via tor:
Thanks.

I've appreciated being able to comment here in safety.

Maybe we'll be able to talk again.

Good luck!

 

 

“Always leave while the music is still playing.”
9.26.2009 8:51am
Greg mcneal:
Cool, looking forward to it
9.26.2009 10:57am
Tracy Johnson (www):
I thought with your ability, you'd have the wherewithal to host your own. On an HP3000 no less.
9.26.2009 11:27am
PeteP:
I've been using HM for years for myself and clients - highly recommended.
9.26.2009 12:26pm
Joan in Juneau (mail):
Will we need to get a WordPress acct? Prefer not to have to do that as once you get it, can not ever get rid of it. It will be around long after you are gone.

In any event, I hope the change over goes smoothly and look forward to at least reading and learning from so many from here on the new site. JJ
9.26.2009 3:37pm
Brian Garst (www):
You should look into a unified comment platform, like IntenseDebate or Disqus.
9.26.2009 4:01pm
Barbara Skolaut (mail):
I've heard nothing but good things about Hosting Matters and Sekimori - you made the right choices.

Looking forward to your "new and improved" blog (with 20% more snark?). :-D
9.26.2009 4:40pm
Jon Roland (mail) (www):
What about the archives of our past discussions? Those are worth preserving. I find them a valuable research tool. Any plans to migrate them to the new server? If not, please leave them online for a while so we can mine them.
9.26.2009 5:44pm
lucia (mail) (www):
Having used Wordpress, just a friendly reminder to pay careful attention to upgrades (since you are hosting it yourself vs. using wordpress.com), as Wordpress has had a number of security patches as of late.

This is good advice. But beyond that, it's also useful to limit access to the wpadmin directory and to the login directory using .htaccess.

If most of you guys usually access the admin panel from known IP's, you can set the .htaccess to permit access from a finite number of specific IP addresses. (As a single author blog, I limit to il.comcast.net. You could limit to 10 possible combinations. This does provide a bit of extra security, but it is a pain in the neck if you blog when on travel. I just modify .htacess when I travel. With some thought you can probably think of a useful .htaccess file.)
9.26.2009 6:40pm
troll_dc2 (mail):

What about the archives of our past discussions? Those are worth preserving. I find them a valuable research tool. Any plans to migrate them to the new server? If not, please leave them online for a while so we can mine them.


This is an important point. I have been on message boards where a change in provider or format has left the previous material inaccessible. Not good at all.
9.26.2009 6:45pm
James Moylan (mail) (www):
Hey that's cool. I hope it has a 'new blog smell' about it.
The Volokh is a great resource for furrigners like me.
I'm studying Constitutional Law et al at an Aussie Law School and you guys help me make sense of the American can of worms.

For anyone going through withdrawl here is a link to an essay regarding black letter law and the Australian Constitution
Regarding Teori Tau v Commonwealth.


thanks Eugene
thanks Volokhers
9.26.2009 9:12pm
OhioLawdog (mail):
I also really really hope that the archives will still be available when the site switches over. Past posts are a very valuable resource.
9.26.2009 9:45pm
DNL (mail):
http://disqus.com
please.


PLEASE.
9.26.2009 10:33pm
no not resuscitate:
Doesn't disqus require Javascript just to show comments? What's the point of that, longer page load times? Doesn't Wordpress have built in the same basic features that the site has now, including commenting?

Just let the site admins do this, and we can all complain about how they should have done it differently if it breaks. SOP.
9.27.2009 2:28am
J. Aldridge:
Wordpress will import this blogs database?
9.27.2009 5:19am
network insecurity:
Doesn't disqus require Javascript just to show comments? What's the point of that...?


Botnet recruitment.

Javascript opens you up to a whole medley of 0-days.

You always wanted to be pwned by a botnet.
9.27.2009 7:46am
Mr.Joe (mail):
Obama Captures Bin Laden?

Not exactly, but it will certainly be a topic you are posting on in the future!
9.27.2009 9:39am

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