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July 26, 2008

The IV project:  Zero

Denizens, today is the day.  The IV project is now complete, and ready for deployment.

As you know, ever since Spatula City BBS! left the orbit of Planet Bogshplat, we've run on a platform of Movable Type 3.15.  And it's served us well here, for the most part.

But, as Geddy Lee once said, "changes aren't permanent - but change is".  The time has come to part ways with Movable Type, and rebuild this fine blog upon another platform.

Therefore, later on today Spatula City BBS! will come down for a short period and convert from Movable Type 3.15 to Wordpress 2.6.  With any luck, the changeover will be (other than the cosmetic appearance) relatively seamless.

There are three reasons for the conversion to Wordpress:

1) This current version of MT doesn't handle spam terribly well.  The filter, MT-Blacklist, is pretty much a reactive filter - you have to tell it what to block, and even then it's not terribly efficient.  Our filter here is chock full, and still we continue to get spam-bombed.  I'm tired of having to deal with it all.

By contrast, Wordpress is outfitted with a filter called Akismet.  It's working extremely well on the Rott, and that hasn't escaped my notice.

2) Ever since Mykki Chickenshit's dick-sucking sycophant pussified minions decided to come in here and try shitting on my carpet, I've had to moderate comments.  That's also tiresome.  Besides, I'm sure that The Six Or Seven Of You Who Still Read Me™ would prefer (as would I) to see your comments hit the blog in realtime.  Wordpress will allow us to do that here.

3) MT's "shareware" version (which is what this is) only allows for one author to a blog.  (The full version that allows multiple authors cost $69 two years ago, I can only guess it's gone up since then, and I'm not independently wealthy.)

I have, for a long time now, wanted this blog to have multiple authors.  More authors means more posts, and potentially more traffic.

MERLIN:  Not to mention less work for you.

LSIK&T:  Shut up, conehead.


The plan is to build a Four Right Wing Wackos/Rott-style blog here, with multiple authors writing multiple posts per day.  More of My Eternal...


uh, Our Eternal Wisdom™ for you, the masses.

The conversion will begin here in a bit.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at July 26, 2008 11:08 AM

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