If you’re reading this, you’re at the new location of Drug WarRant.com.
Our home for the past 6 years was at blogs.salon.com using radio userland software. Radio hasn’t been upgraded in ages, and they’ve announced that the blog hosting will go away in December of this year. This is a big change (and a difficult transition).
I have moved the blog to a server at DreamHost and adapted a WordPress theme to be close to the old look of Drug WarRant. All 3,500 radio posts were exported to MT and then imported into WordPress relatively intact (with some formatting errors). Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do with the old comments â€” they can’t be retrieved from the Salon server (except manually â€” over 20,000 of them).
Good news is that I’ll have full control over the future of this blog and all of its content and comments. It also means that we’ll be able to try commenting software that works best for the readers (right now we’ll start with WordPress’ built-in comment software, but we may also try Disqus or IntenseDebate). There will be other features that may be useful that I’ll add on as well.
To begin with, comments may require moderation for your first comment, but should be automatic after that.
I’ve got a lot to learn about WordPress and I’m doing this by myself, so bear with me. Please let me know about problems and give any suggestions. There still needs to be some tweaking in appearance and features, but I wanted to get the transition accomplished.
The old site will continue to exist (complete with comments, etc) until December. I’ll be adding forwarding information to specific pages over there in order to make the transition better.
Thanks for your patience. I depend so much on the readers of this site â€” you really make it possible for me!
Consider this an open thread and an opportunity to experiment with comments. Note: You can use most standard html tags including links, bold, italic, blockquote, etc. (no images).