Friday, 24 February 2012

Moved to new premises.

Okay, no more procrastination. The new place needs some bells and whistles added, some fiddly bits adjusted and links need to be updated but that can be done while it's in use. I pretty much have the hang of it now.

I think I figured out the problem with porting the comments. Wordpress is trying to take the comments from Blogger but Disqus is in the way.  So I'll shut down Disqus on this blog (all comments should still be there in Blogger format), leave this place with moderation on so I don't have to keep coming back to delete Captain Mindless the ASH Troll, and all new posts will be at the new place.

Since the new place allows nested pages, I plan to put most stuff into pages and keep the front page as clutter-free as possible. I don't have one of these phones that reads Internet but I know they only have small screens and I know more and more people use them to access Internet these days. So all the fancy stuff must make it a nightmare to read anything on the little screens.

Font size, I don't think I can do too much about. It depends on which device you use. I've already had comments that the font is too small and too big. If you use Windows, hold 'ctrl' and wiggle the wheel on the mouse to make the font bigger or smaller. If you use something else, there's probably a way to adjust font size but I don't know what it is.

Without further ado, I hereby declare this blog moved.  Disqus will go off shortly and the comments will go to moderation. I thought about turning them off but I'll leave them on mod for a while in case of stray comments.

Spam hit the Wordpress site almost as soon as I put it up. The first-comment-approval system catches all of it, other than the bits the spam-filter takes away. Spam is platform-independent unfortunately, no matter where you go, the spammers follow. I'll keep an eye on the Wordpress spam filter in case it gets over-zealous!

There's a link at the top of the page to the new place, but just in case your browser blocks those images, here it is again. Be sure to check the link to 'the comment thing' on the new site, it's not as intimidating as it looks.

See you over there.


James Higham said...

Font looks fine from here.

Curmudgeon said...

Didn't you move from another blog service a couple of years ago?

Incidentally, I ran a poll on my blog and the overwhelming opinion is that the readers are happy to put up with the new Blogger captcha.

Leg-iron said...

I moved from Livejournal. I considered Wordpress at the time but it looked too complicated. Now, I have to log in to Sitemeter for stats, Disqus for comments, then Blogger. Wordpress has it all in one place, I can even track troll IPs with it.

It's certainly more complex to use but it does a lot more than Blogger.

It's also a bit like moving house rather than de-cluttering the one you already have ;)

farmland investment said...

You know, I have a blog as well as my regular business, and I can say from firsthand experience that Wordpress is horrible. I have been using blogger/blogspot, and so far it seems to work fine. No big spam attacks or the like, although the news on the problem with captcha does make me a bit worried. Suppose I'll wait and see.

oatcake said...

Where you gone???? Missing my fix!!!!

Leg-iron said...

Oatcake - just click on 'The new place' in the top bar. I've moved to Wordpress.

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