TOP  2:05 am May 28, 2008

Your Wonkette Is Moving, Tonight!

by Ken Layne

Hello Peoples! Remember that whole thing about your Wonkette getting a new home, and all that? Well, it is still true — and tonight, Wonkette will suffer the miracle of transmigration. What will this mean? How will you, the Wonkette Community, be affected? Will it hurt “down there”? Find out, after the jump.

1. The site itself should look basically the same, and should function in basically the same way, only better.

2. But it’s a website, on the Internet, which is a computer-based system, so of course some stuff is going to be way fucked up. If you see something weird, do us a favor and check again in an hour. If it’s still weird/broken, please sends us a note to the tips@ address with the subject line WONKETTE ES BROKED REPORT. (And please include your browser, browser version and operating system.)

3. YOU MAY HAVE TO RE-REGISTER TO COMMENT. We don’t know, for sure. But we warned you, long ago, last month (?), that we would require a new comment system, as the old comment system is actually just our little corner of the massive, billion-user Gawker Media commenting system, and it was impossible to take that with us, plus it does not belong to us. It is Gawker’s. (So you will still have your Gawker commenter logins/post pages/etc.) We are trying to move over as many of the old comments as possible. Hopefully they’ll be there tomorrow. If you have a God, pray to it.

4. That’s about it. Moving a five-year-old politics site with tens of thousands of individual posts going back to when Howard Dean was running for president, that is no easy task. The very good people at Pressflex and BlogAds are making this happen, with the very nice help of the fine peoples at Gawker. Thank you Henry, Miklos, Gaby, Nick, Gabriela, Tom, Levente, Scott, Zoltan, Erin, Zsolt, Jory, Christopher ….

5. And thank you nice people for reading, and commenting, and forwarding, and tipping, and for your Patience during the move, the end.

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kile May 29, 2008 at 6:50 am

Hoo Ray! The site actually works in camino again.

jfruh May 29, 2008 at 9:13 am

THe move appears to have worked? But are all our brilliant comments gone, forever? Alas!

TJBeck May 29, 2008 at 9:38 am

Well, I registered “Tony the Tiger” and had all kinds of things planned, but it won’t let me log in with that name for some reason.

TGY May 29, 2008 at 9:46 am

I live! Virtually speakin’, of course.

Rosalindavenue May 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

I’m having trouble posti

JewdishoowarySquare May 29, 2008 at 11:01 am

I’m back, and apparently not much worse for the wear. Formatting’s still a bit screwy, though…all the comments are shoved over to the left, where they mingle uncomfortably with the sidebar. Should we make obeisance to the HTML gods?

regisgoat May 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

Hate the new format. But I guess this was all necessary for continued excellent service.

metropolitan May 29, 2008 at 11:46 am

hi, just testing.
nick denton sucks balls.

JewdishoowarySquare May 29, 2008 at 11:58 am

@jfruh: Since they were made through the Gawker commenting system, the old comments are still reachable through any of the Gawker sites. Sadly, they are now orphaned from the Wonkette mothership, left, like ET, to survive on their own in a brutal and alien world.

JewdishoowarySquare May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

@Jfruh: Since they were made through the Gawker commenting system, they’re still reachable through any of the Gawker sites. Sadly, they are now orphaned from the Wonkette mothership, left, like ET, to survive on their own in a harsh and alien landscape.

JewdishoowarySquare May 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

…I see the new system still has some of the old charm. And by that, I mean it is a slow-updating piece of trash that makes me look stupid for double-posting.

Meaux May 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I was surprised to learn, via the commenter sign-up defaults, that I am a 45-year-old man. I will accept this information only if that red-haired girl from Kids in the Hall comes running up to me and proclaims “It’s a fact!”

Paradise May 30, 2008 at 8:35 pm

I’d consider volunteering my time to unfuck the layout and typography in the comments section. Let me know, you’ve got my email and my mother’s maiden for some strange reason.

dcgrrl June 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

thanks ken for fixing my account. why do so many people want change? change sucks!

graceless* June 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I’m so confused! I thought we already moved. Oh well, please leave a nice trail of breadcrumbs for me.

stankfest June 6, 2008 at 9:38 am

When will Wonkette start charging us ($) to comment so the staff members can get paid?

Ray Wert June 6, 2008 at 10:24 am

Hey, look at that. I can comment. Who knew?

shortsshortsshorts November 10, 2008 at 2:33 am

This is completely strange. It is November 8, 2008. Anyone? Anyone?

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