January 29, 2004

LiveJournal no longer live, move to Movable Type?

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at January 29, 2004 12:02 PM The following will be of little interest to most of you: I am considering switching the site's software from LiveJournal to Movable Type (during my copious free time, of course). Effects of this change:
  • Site look and feel would be consistent over all pages (comments, etc.). This is doable but annoying under LJ at the moment.

  • I get the Trackback feature, which means that when I link to other Trackback-capable blogs in a post they automatically link back to me. This potentially expands my readership, though I can't imagine why anyone who doesn't know me personally would want to read any of this.

  • LJ has a number of features (friends lists, etc.) designed for a large community of journalers, which simply aren't used here. These would vanish.

  • Similarly, user accounts as we know them would cease to exist. MT's user accounts aren't used for commenting, so they won't be necessary for most of you. If you would like to maintain (or continue to maintain) a journal on inverse, I could give you a new account for this purpose.

  • Past entries are probably importable into MT. This is something I need to look into in more detail. If not, I will probably add an archive section to the site to keep them around.

I'm not completely sure I'm going to do this, since it's a non-trivial amount of work. I am strongly leaning toward making the change, though. Your thoughts are welcome!

As an example of a site using most of the Movable Type features, check out the excellent Pandagon. Tags:

I really like Pandagon site -- looks good to me!

Posted by: Tracy Manford | January 29, 2004 1:34 PM
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