Back Talk is moving, Thursday edition

Frankly, I’m a little concerned. Not enough of you have changed your RSS and email subscriptions yet. If you don’t do it this week, your subscription will end when the old site goes dark on Monday. It’s easy, really — just click a link or two and some basic typing. If you click the RSS link and get some code and not the form, close the page and click the link again. It should work the second time. We know about this, and we’re trying to fix it.

After the jump, everything you need to know to re-subscribe and use the new site.
• Change any bookmarks for the blog. Starting Monday, we won’t be using the current site for new posts. All new posts will be at http://www.advocatemag.com/oak-cliff/blog. (And, in a show of great devotion, we have been double posting for the past several weeks to prepare for the switch.)

• If you have an email or RSS subscription to the blog, you’ll need to subscribe again on the new site. There is a box on the right hand side of the page that explains how to do this. Effective Monday, we have to turn off the old email and RSS subscription services. We know that this is a huge inconvenience, and we had many long meetings about how to handle the subscription dilemma. This is the best we could come up with; the alternatives were even worse.

• Be patient with us. So far, everything is working the way it’s supposed to work, but the one thing we have learned throughout this process is that past performance is no indication of future performance. If you run into a bug, let us know.

• The blog archives will continue to exist on the current site, and there is a link to the archives on the new site on the lower right hand corner of the page. You could have trouble finding older posts and comments on the new site, but this is another of those problems that there was no easy way around. We’re trying to meld two incompatible blog platforms, and we weren’t aware that they were incompatible when we started this effort.

• If you have any web- or cyber-related skills that can help us with any of these problems, let us know. Or, if you have ideas about improving the site, tell us, too. This is a work in progress, and we’re going to be working on it for the foreseeable future.


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