Technical Difficulties in Outer Blogness!

As you may have noticed, the service that was hosting the Outer Blogness sidebar widget has vanished in a puff of smoke. Mojoey’s Atheist Blogroll was using the same service, and has plans for something new. We’ll probably use whatever service he finds (or founds), but that solution isn’t coming any time soon.

In the meantime, if you have the Blogrolling code for Outer Blogness on your blog somewhere, please remove it and just link to Main Street Plaza instead — since the whole “Outer Blogness” blogroll is here. I’d kind of like to offer a button graphic that people (who are kind enough to link to us) can put in their sidebars like Mojoey did, but I’d like to get some feedback from the community here about what it should look like… šŸ˜€

chanson

C. L. Hanson is the friendly American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! See "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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15 Responses

  1. Chino Blanco says:

    Here are some badges for your consideration.

    120 x 60:

    Outer Blogness bloggers can either right click and “Save as…” and place the images themselves, or they are welcome to simply use the images that are already hosted here (just use the below code as your img src):

    White: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-WW-120-web.jpg
    Light Blue: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-White-120-web.jpg
    Original Blue: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-Blue-120-web.jpg
    Black: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-Black-120-web.jpg

    100 x 100:

    White: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-WW-100-web.jpg
    Light Blue: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-White-100-web.jpg
    Original Blue: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-Blue-100-web.jpg
    Black: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Chino_Blanco/Brig-Black-100-web.jpg

    If anyone needs custom badge sizes, just let me know, and I’ll generate on my side (or send you the PSD file with layers and you can DIY). Cheers!

  2. chanson says:

    Wow, kewl! I knew I could count on you! šŸ˜€

  3. Ren says:

    As someone living in the twin cities, I find MSP to be a confusing acronym when related to anything besides, well, besides the twin cities – Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our airport is MSP. šŸ˜€

  4. chanson says:

    Ren — I’m from the twin cities too, so I know how you feel. Trouble is, there are only 17,576 three-letter acronyms possible (and some have too many q’s and x’s), so there are bound to be collisions. Getting our blog confused with the “Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport” isn’t nearly as bad as what happened with the acronym of the “New Order Mormons”. šŸ˜‰

  5. Chino Blanco says:

    NOM Exposed!

    http://nomexposed.org/

    Finally, a proper takedown of that New Order Mormon crowd. šŸ˜‰

  6. Ren says:

    NOM… LMAO!

  7. Chino Blanco says:

    I’m just returning to report that r/exmormon now has an Outer Blogness badge on its sidebar that links to MSP. Thanks, Measure!

    Should the “Post-Mormon Blogroll” header be changed to “Outer Blogness”? I’m afraid folks are going to click through and wonder where to find Outer Blogness.

  8. chanson says:

    Yay, thanks, Measure!

    Chino, good point. I’ve made the update. I’m starting to figure out how the new software works. šŸ˜‰

  9. wry catcher says:

    Hey, this site loads SUPER SLOWLY for me — is it just me?

  10. chanson says:

    Wry — we were Pharyngulated. So we’re getting a lot more loads than usual. Things will be back to normal soon. šŸ˜€

  11. wry says:

    I should have clarified — this has been for more than just the past couple of days. I just haven’t said anything about it before, because my computer was having problems as well, so I had to sort out the blame before I started pointing fingers LOL. šŸ˜€

  12. Chino Blanco says:

    Chanson – The dynamic blogrolls combined with the flash in the masthead are slowing down my experience as well. If it’s not just me and Wry experiencing slow loading, we might need to talk about moving some elements off the front page.

  13. chanson says:

    For me, the masthead isn’t a problem (and the variety is so amusing!). As for the blogs, they take a while for me, but the other stuff loads first, so it’s not that big a problem.

    That said, we can definitely discuss moving the blogrolls to a separate page if they’re slowing the day-to-day discussion down for everyone.

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