If youre reading this on my old blog site, go to my new blog site.
If youre reading this on my new blog site, welcome to my new blog site! (And before long, the old site will simply redirect here.)
My blogs former host, Yahoo, was a disaster; Id been increasingly plagued by hidden spam ads, RSS failures, and so forth, and Yahoos customer service was the absolutely least helpful Ive ever encountered.
So brand new server, brand new day. All the old posts, comments, etc. have been moved here. And thanks very much to Brandon Snider for assisting this transition!
Congratulations. Will everything else remain at praxeology.net?
Yes, it’s only the Yahoo/Wordpress interface that I had trouble with.
the new one ago always to like.
also for an Italian left-libertarian.
Change is good. We’ll see how good as time goes on.
Okay, the comment numbers for some old posts are largely wrong. Other than that a pretty good transition.
Can you give me an example of what you mean? The comment counts will have changed on many posts because i had to blow away several thousand spam comments that had been approved. When I first took a look at the database there were just shy of 9200 approved comments. Now, after cleaning the database up, there are 4169, including this one. So that’s why the comment counts have changed, and I guess that’s what you’re referring to.
I assumed that it was related to spam busting. What I did was visit the earliest entries in the blog (September 2006) and then look through some of the comments.
I started with “The Rule of Names” http://aaeblog.com/2006/09/05/the-rule-of-names/ which was reported to have 9 comments, but in fact only has 7.
I went into “Heywood and de Cleyre Texts Online” http://aaeblog.com/2006/09/06/heywood-and-de-cleyre-texts-online/ which is reported to have no comments at all, but really has 6 comments.
Then I went to “Overpowered” http://aaeblog.com/2006/09/11/overpowered/ reported to have 11 comments but in reality has 8.
I stopped looking through old posts at about that point.
You’re correct. Some of the posts have the wrong comment count. I’m not too concerned about it because everything else seems to be working.
When I upgraded the database to 2.7, I experienced some errors, but nothing too significant. I believe the erroneous comment counts are a reflection of that.
I think the hacked scripts caused the database errors. If there were more problems, I’d be more concerned about it. The old site is a test case in why it’s important to patch security holes when they’re found — and how Yahoo doesn’t give a damn about their customers.
Congrats Roderick! Looking great and working even better. 🙂
Don’t fix what ain’t broken!
Well, I’ve been following the blog since the days when it was done manually without blogging software, so it’s not that big a change in the scheme of things. The various glitches with the old Yahoo hosting were really bad, one that you didn’t mention was that at one point, due to all the spam, Google deleted all praxeology.net pages from its search results. And the default theme is nicer than the old one, with a nicer color scheme and a cleaner look and without tiny font sizes. Plus, I’m still on the blogroll 😉
The only downside that comes to mind is that, since the root URL is different, it’s not possible to search both the blog and Roderick’s other webpages with a single “site:praxeology.net + search terms” query.
I’m glad you like the theme. To tell the truth, I did think some of the less important areas had small fonts, and was considering embiggening them.
Another good thing for those of us that care is that the site is 100% standards compliant now. Before any bad code that might go into the posts or comments that is.
Roderick will just have to change the link from his praxeology home page, and then from his comment icon, and I think the transition will basically be complete.
I notice from some more recent posts that you have upgraded your username from Administrator to Roderick. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought that would be a good idea…