Thursday, October 8, 2015

Correction: Left in Alabama's "Migration to a New Blog Platform" is trying to erase THEIR history

Ann Richards make waves:

Never let it be said EYE won't admit when EYE am wrong, or refuse to correct factually incorrect information EYE impart.  Previously EYE reported Left in Alabama's Blog Migration was an attempt  to erase me from their history, but actually they are trying to erase THEIR history, specifically their support of  Artur Davis before they didn't support Artur Davis.

Here's the rub...when you click on the link above to find out more about me and what EYE stand for from a historical perspective you get the following message:
Not found, error 404
The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site's homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it by using the search form below.
Just so you know, links from RedEyes Front Page to Left in Alabama will direct you to the sites homepage where "perhaps you can find what you're looking for". Snark 
Brian explains it best:
"What appears to have happens is the new blog handles comments differently and does not support direct links to comments and the broken links on your blog are links directly to a comment."
The way around this is to put the key words in the search engine and perhaps you can find what you are looking for.  EYE am in the process of repairing the broken links, but it's a long tedious process so bare with me.

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat It.~Edmund Burke


Brian said...

I was wrong in my assumption that Wordpress did not allow for direct linking to comments. They do, they just use a different syntax.

Soapblox's comment link:

Wordpress's comment link:

Blogger/Blogspot's comment link:

SoapBlox is being shut down at the end of the year. LiA had two options, 1) move to a new blog platform, or 2) disappear when SoapBlox shut down. Irregardless of which blog site they moved to, any links to a comment was going to break due to the difference in syntax.

Now if they were truly trying to erase their history, why even put the articles back up? I would think it wouldn't be that hard to erase if they really wanted to. Keep the old site active while you clean the new site of what you don't want there. Or even put up a placeholder page letting people know that you are in transition.

My biggest gripe with the new site is that it is ugly compared to the old site. Might be cleaner looking, but it is ugly.

Redeye said...

"Now if they were truly trying to erase their history, why even put the articles back up?" This move makes it harder for me to links to comments. And that's fine. They have the right to do whatever they want to do. EYE am over it.