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More beta testers needed

Beta testing is going swimmingly at the new member site. All we need is another small round of testers to vet the new registration procedures Bill St. Clair is finalizing right about now. (Much smoother than the original sign-up.) Will five or six more people raise their hands to volunteer? Anybody who donated $20 or more to the late fundraiser is eligible for a membership (minimum three months) and therefore eligible to beta test. And once you’re in as a beta tester, you’re in and you can jump into the pool with your clothes on welcome to join the party.



The site-to-be opened for beta testing this morning. 🙂 Beta crew: check your mailboxes. Depending on the input we get from our 14 beta testers, the operation should open on schedule around mid-month. At that point, everybody who donated $20 or more to the fundraiser will receive an invitation and a code for free membership (with length of membership based on donation amount). At that point, too, the site will be open to paying members. We shall see how this goes. However it goes, I’ll keep you posted and thank you for making both that site and this one possible.…


Well, so much for JustHost

Yesterday I said we’d have to wait to move the blog from JustHost because there was so much else going on. It’s definitely true about the so much else. I was trying to post about Life, the Universe, Etc. this morning, but JH was doing its best to prevent that — just as you guys are increasingly reporting that JH is trying to prevent you from commenting or even reading the blog. It’s obvious that the occasional 502 errors are becoming persistant, obvious that the slight slowness is becoming somewhere between laughable and impossible. Whatever’s wrong at JustHost is progressive…


Apologies for error messages. This, too, shall pass.

You may have noticed two negatives about the blog: slow loading and 502 errors. I’ve also been experiencing them. Often: ERROR 502 – BAD GATEWAY Why am I seeing this page? The server that your request has reached is acting as a gateway or proxy to fulfil (sic) the request made by your client. Web Browser => Web Front-End => Web Back-End This server (Web Front-End) received an invalid response from an upstream (Web Back-End) server it accessed to fulfil the request. In most cases this will not mean that the upstream server is down, but rather that the upstream…


Help me out with a little blog “housekeeping”

We could use some relief after yesterday’s heavy (and eventually contentious to the point of closing comments) discussion. So I thought maybe you could help with a little blog “housekeeping.” Everybody seems to like the new blog (thank you). But I’m still tinkering with fine points of design. On two of those, I’d like to know your preferences. Organizing comments When Living Freedom was at BHM, comments were displayed strictly in chronological order. Here, we’ve got nesting comments. When you reply to another Commentariat member, your comment goes beneath theirs, slightly offset, instead of in the order it was posted.…