Site Work in Progress

We've moved OTB to a new server. Let me know if you see anything unusual.

We’re moving OTB to a new server.  I’ve turned off comments, as they’d otherwise get eaten in the move.

UPDATE: Server move complete and commenting restored.  We’re still working some other issues, most notably the kinks in the commenting system.

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  1. James Joyner says:

    Heh. Well, I’ve been throwing lawyers, guns, and money at the issue for several months so I hope it’s fixed.

  2. BTW, thank you for letting us use the <blockquote> tag again!

  3. sam says:


    Now is the time for all good men


  4. sam says:

    Hmmm. Well, blockquote didn’t work, but linking does…here anyway.

  5. sam says:

    Now it works. Sigh.

  6. BTW, while attempting to follow the conversation on this article, I’ve noticed that it seems to be randomly switching between two sets of comments (in particular one of my comments is present in the one set, but not in the other). It’s almost like there’s two versions of the website that aren’t quite in sync with each other.

  7. sam says:

    “It’s almost like there’s two versions of the website that aren’t quite in sync with each other.”

    Well, there’s the good website, and then there’s its evil twin. That would explain a lot, no?

  8. James Joyner says:

    Truly weird. The other thing that’s happened — and has never happened during multiple previous server and host moves — is that I’ve stopped getting comments sent to my inbox. Reports are filed.

  9. King of Fools says:

    Can someone get screenshots of both pages of comments? That would really help me debug this issue.

  10. At this point it’s stopped switching. Perhaps it was some sort of DNS caching issue (e.g. somtimes I was getting the new server’s IP, sometimes I was getting the old server’s IP because it was still in the cache).