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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

SnowflakeNow we’re officially in December, I’ve added the usual Christmassy touches around the place. It’s snowflakes galore for the next month and a bit!

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been some more permanent changes I’ve neglected to tell you about, too.

Firstly, there’s a new ‘Share This’ function. Clicking the Share This link will make a whole raft of options appear, which will allow you to share a particular post via Email or using a Social Web like Digg. You can find the link below each post, which brings me to the next change…

The post footer has been tidied up. On pages with several posts, it’s just been made a bit clearer and neater. On the individual post pages, it’s been reinstated, with an ‘Interact with this post’ section appearing below the post. The ‘More about this post’ section in the sidebar now provides ‘Quicklinks’ to commenting facilities.

Which brings me neatly to the third change. Comments are now closed for all posts, once they reach one year of age. This helps to curb spam, and also to keep discussions to the most recent posts on each topic. To this end, a notice will appear by the ‘Leave a comment’ form pointing out the fact if a post is a little on the old side, but not yet a year old, and hence still open for comments.

And finally, you’ll notice that on multiple post pages, the post titles are now clickable. It’s a small change, but stops having to faff around finding the ‘Permalink’ link.

I hope these changes meet with your approval. Thank you, as ever, for your support for the site. November was the best month ever in terms of hits on the site, with well over double the traffic for the same period last year. So thank you!

This 1,008th post was filed under: Site Updates.

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Diary for 4th October 2008 (published 4th October 2008)

Wishing you peace and prosperity for 2008 (published 1st January 2008)

Photo-a-day 96: It’s the Ouseburn! (published 29th April 2014)

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