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Same Craptastic Blog, New Craptastic Look

Posted by whforums on July 3, 2008

A few changes here in a vague attempt to reflect hopes for what this place can become as it slowly grows.

As the URL suggests, the hope is that this website becomes more of a forum than a blog (more of a place filled with the voices of many than the voices of a few — a democracy rather than a series of edicts). That said, a blog seems to fly in the face of these hopes — where I’d like to see a town green, right now the site is a (slightly-behind-the-times) town crier. By changing WordPress skins, whforums can now display links along the sides of the site. More importantly, you can now also see all recent comments via a “Recent Comments Widget” installed within the WordPress skin. This should save you from having to open each page to see if anyone has posted anything new. Hopefully, this will also encourage more conversation and interaction — not so much in response to what whforums says, but more in response to what each of you is saying.

More changes are coming this summer, some significant, as this site tries to find its own voice (the acoustics of the green) while giving voice to each member of its community (the chatter of democracy). Until such changes can be made, whforums remains open to blog posts (front page posts) from everyone — email posts or ideas to whforums@gmail.com. For now, we’ll make due with this “rough draft” of whforums — where we can bicker about budgets (bickering about “Greenspace” coming soon!) while still celebrating the place and time we share.

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