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If you’re having some sort of issue registering or logging in could you e-mail me at my GMail address over there in the sidebar? That way I can communicate directly with you and get it resolved specifically.

We’re trying real hard to keep up with stuff and finding the issues mentioned randomly in comments is making it a little more difficult than it needs to be. I can probably fix it easily if you all work with me here.

The Emir and a few others ( THANK YOU!!! ) have been working diligently on this for over two months. By starting over from scratch we not only know from start to finish how this blog operates, we’ll be able to fix and maintain it without too much trouble. Ourselves. I’ve put my gracious host through far far too much grief for all he has gifted me.

I know it’s a pain in the ass but we had no other option. For the last two or three years we have been frantically keeping the old site chugging along but it finally started falling apart and eating itself and we’ve been at the point where we have to close a post in order to post something new because we maxed out the stupid software.

I’d like to get everyone settled in as soon as possible so we can just shut up and blog. Ultimately this is going to be the best thing that ever happened to this blog besides all of you.

87 Comments!

  1. mech
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 3:57 am |

    It’s a wunnerful.

    I’ll try to minimize my kibbutzing (the chair is too comfortable, I don’t have the same view of the mud wrestling space as before, my root beer mug isn’t frosted enough ’cause of the extra steps to walk on the bigger, more spacious porch. . .)

    (BTW, I twitched when I read “The Emir”– that’s the name of one of the baddies in Tom Clancy’s new book “Dead or Alive”)

  2. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:31 am |

    Everything went quickly and smoothly for me.
    No worries here.

    A tip of the hat to the boss lady and her hubby.

  3. rickn8or
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:51 am |

    Don’t think for a minute that us Porch Minkees don’t appreciate the hard work; the Thong Rollover and the Kibosh Lady made the transition, so I’m pretty happy.
    Now if you’d just fix Melissa’s legs…

  4. Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:48 am |

    I’m confused. Did something change?

    :)

  5. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:48 am |

    OK, just so you know…the column of stuff on the right of the page is overlapping on the main body of posts on the left. It covers some of the words of the posts and makes it hard to read in some places.

  6. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:50 am |

    Hmmmm, the comment box is also to small to display the comments and I have to scroll to the side for each line. Is it just me? Should I switch browsers?

  7. Fat Baxter
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:18 am |

    When I hit the link on the right to log in, it kicks me to my profile page, where WordPress appears to keep prompting me to change/update my password. Also, I don’t see an obvious way to get back to the porch from that page other than clicking the header at the top.

    And I don’t see anyone’s avatar. (I’m using Firefox 3.6.15)

  8. Claire, Ideologically Stubborn Heatist Ruralite
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    It *IS* wonderful!

    Take your time — you’re doing Swell!

    [does this mean I don't hafta work on my new avatar? I did find them useful when reading comments.... If that's a 'get back to it later' -- no worries!][otherwise -- no worries!]

  9. Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:38 am |

    It wekrd fer mi ovur heer…

    The Watcher, proud gradumate of Wizkonsyn skulez.

  10. MCPO
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:48 am |

    Once I re-registered, it’s all good for me.

    Free cherry popsicles for everyone’s hard work!

  11. TimO
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:11 am |

    No problemo registering, but in Chrome the entire right sidebar overlaps the post text boxes.

  12. Metronil
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:24 am |

    Radio Check, Over.

  13. Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:27 am |

    No problems for me!

    Actually, no problems for Raj. Butt it was so easy, even I could have done it!

    Love the new site!

  14. Metronil
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:28 am |

    Things are different, im scared, someone hoooold meeeee….

  15. Metronil
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:39 am |

    86 yr old vet sniper is honored.

    http://www.wimp.com/veteransniper/

  16. DougM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:53 am |

    Attagirl, Missy & crew!

    *locker-room pat*

  17. geezerette
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:55 am |

    Mech I’m reading Dead or Alive now— talk about just the names have been changed— wonder if Iwon has his readers reading it for him? I also now have the too small slide back and forth problem with the comment place — it wasn’t that way at first—and no avatar–but — I fully understand change kinks–

  18. DougM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:56 am |

    metronil,
    *krkrkrkrrkrkrkrshsshshsh*
    five by
    *screeeeeeeee*krkrkrkrrkrkrkrshsshshsh*

  19. MikeG
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:13 am |

    I gots the same problem MitchM has. Right column creep and a teeny comment box. Can I fix that? Or is that on your end, Headmissy?

  20. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:24 am |

    This is really cool. Every time I come back here something is new. :D
    Happy to see Ms. Kibosh at the top of the comments again. :)

  21. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:37 am |

    I have the overlap too, using FF. Thought it was just me, cuz I am a ‘tard :)

  22. Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    Everything is progressing… I’ve changed my avatar several times, no issues.
    MiT needs to re-up her avatar herself so we can see those awesome gams.

    Still hate the mobile site, but could live with it if it would let me see and make comments

  23. Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:46 am |

    oh, and I don’t have the overlap on my computer, using explorer, that was only on my smart phone… which will now only give me the mobile site.

  24. logdogsmith
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:52 am |

    I made it. Everything looks OK so far. Kinda like the layout.

  25. Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:57 am |

    so far as I can tell, the regular site is perfect on my laptop. no overlap, comments are the right size. The only thing missing are MiT’s legs.
    I have a 17″ widescreen and I’m using explorer… if that helps.

  26. DoubleU
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:14 am |

    I have a wide screen but if I shrink the width I also get the over lap.

    Image test:

  27. DoubleU
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:18 am |

    Woo-hoo!

  28. geezerette
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:20 am |

    No more slid back and forth problem–thank you it’s much better!!!

  29. apotheosis
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:40 am |

    O_o

  30. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    hmm…. y’all still tweaking?
    I logged on from my lappy, which has a smaller screen than my desktop (which is running in XP), but the lappy, running Windows 7 does not have the overlap issue.

  31. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:31 am |

    Most of the overlap issues are your own browser settings……you’ll all have to fiddle with that and we’ll fiddle on our end to get things as milti-compatible as possible.

    But today is the Lord’s day and JR is going to take the day off and let some of the dust settle a bit. He’s got monitor burn :)

  32. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:33 am |

    Y’all rest up… we’ll hold down the fort!

  33. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    testing..

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  34. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:36 am |

    hmmm… I am awaiting moderation for a piccy?
    Oy! That might be a good thing given I did not quite crop enough :)

  35. Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm |

    Good lord Melissa… You know how to make a man regret, dontcha?

  36. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm |

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    It worked!

  37. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm |

    sorry… I was ‘sperimenting.
    Good thing it doesn’t show up in the sidebar LOL!

  38. blindshooter
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm |

    MiT, your legs look way better than my old springer dog.

    Not that I was staring or anything….

  39. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

    Good thing it doesn’t show up in the sidebar LOL!

    Not because of this but yea, when it was set up I was glad for a multitude of OTHER reasons:)

  40. mech
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm |

    Melissa,

    I just forgot what I was supposed to do the rest of the day.

    Worse images have been etched in my brain, few better.

  41. Mike W
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm |

    Overlap issue can be resolved by clicking View and then on Page Style click No Style.

  42. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm |

    ^ I. Love. You.

  43. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |

    *stares in stunned silence and appreciation*

  44. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm |

    sorry y’all… there is no delete comment option. I didn’t mean to shock anyone :)

  45. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm |

    Please, can we be shocked some more?

    *hides*

  46. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm |

    does it put you in moderation every time you post a pic?
    testing:

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  47. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

    Does anyone else get put in moderation for pics or linkies, or am I just short bus special?

  48. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm |

    Testing moderation stuff:
    test pic

    test link (google.com)

  49. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm |

    Nope. no moderation here.

    Sorry about the image size, but you just can’t contain that much cute in a small space. :)

  50. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm |

    Oooooooooo!
    Look at the kitties
    :)
    The one in the forefront looks like my Crickette kitty!
    Adorable!

  51. Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm |

    Woo-hoo! Image posting works again!

  52. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm |

    Melissa: The one in front is Money Penny. And yes, the one in the tuxuedo is James Bond. :)

  53. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm |

    Maybe it does not like imageshack?

  54. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm |

    Oh my stars, CI… that is just too darned cute!
    I used to have dogs named Preacher and Reverend.
    I did not name them.
    Sadly, Rev is no longer around.
    I did have cockatiels named Lucy and Ricky though.

  55. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm |

    They are our children. :)

    almost 10months old. But they are Maine Coons.
    James is about 13lbs or so. So far.

  56. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm |

    Maine Coons!
    Love ‘em. They are such gentle giants.
    My Maine Coon, Weeman topped out at 23 lbs, he was fixed right at 6 weeks by the shelter before I got him, darn it.

  57. boarshide
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm |

    Test Test…..Melissa……. wowee!

  58. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm |

    I can’t find a view button. I’m using IE.

  59. Thomas M.
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

    Just opened in Opera. Lookin good there too.

  60. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

    Found it!

    Lissa, OMG! That’s even better than the pic with the bikini and rifle!

  61. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm |

    Mitch, the embossed one?

  62. Paul the Canuck
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm |

    Thanks for all the hard work Sondra,I feel quite settled in.

  63. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm |

    Lissa, the one done in sepia tones. There are more!?! :D

  64. Jimmy
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm |

    This blog has gotten hot. I blame Bush the blog owner.

  65. Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    If I failed to mention this earlier, thank you!! For all you do in keeping this site up and running, and for allowing me the opportunity to comment now and again. It is always a pleasure to pop in and see what the latest post has to say, and the comments are always fun, interesting, and often times provocative (not that there is anything wrong with that)!

  66. rickn8or
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm |

    THANK YOU Melissa!

    And it’s not even anybody’s birthday or anything.

  67. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm |

    LOL @ rick!
    I figured since everyone was kinda experimenting….

  68. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm |

    Just testing

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  69. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    Hmmmm, last test dissapeared…

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  70. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm |

    Imageshack pics not making it. Moderated like Lissa? The first 2 were kinda big so
    I’ll try a smaller one…

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  71. MitchM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm |

    ?

  72. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm |

    Yannow, this NEW blog won’t shut off comments at 99 either…
    Just sayin’.

  73. DougM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm |

    ^Sounds as though a challenge has been levied.
    What does the 100th commenter win?

  74. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm |

    Probably a bloody nose I when I kick box him for making 26 rapid comments in a row :)

  75. mech
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm |

    Whew, just as I was about to hit the say it key again and again. . .

    I’ll go to bed instead.

  76. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm |

    I was gonna go have a smoke and let someone else do all the work while I swoop in….

    (*I* can delete comments if I miss it;)

  77. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm |

    So anywho…….

  78. LLoyd
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm |

    Mike, the page view thing chnages the view in the comments but the side bar creep is still there. I’m sending Sondra someting I jsut stoppeed back here real quick.

  79. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm |

    79th!

  80. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:04 am |

    Sondra, Mitch and I were trying to see if different image hosting, or perhaps the size triggered the moderation.

    No offense or post hogging intended :)

  81. geezerette
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:14 am |

    Darn Melissa you beat me– I wanted to be 80– O.K. I’ll be 81 isn’t that a record?

  82. Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:15 am |

    Um… Not to harp, but I still can’t veiw comments or actually comment from the mobile site, which is the only one my phone will recognize anymore… And I use my phone WAY more than my computer these days, not being chained to a desk anymore.
    anybody else have this problem? or care?

  83. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:19 am |

    K-Nine, I was not able to view comments on the old site from my phone. I will try it today and see what happens, but I am not holding my breath.
    At least I can access the replies from my email which I check regularly. I cannot tell you how many times I have glanced down at a reply on my phone and all but busted a gut laughing and then I have to try to explain it :)

  84. Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:31 am |

    I had no trouble on the old site… but it wasn’t a mobile version… in fact, I had no trouble on this site until it was a mobile version…
    I’d rather time checking responses myself rather than email… I’m restoring a house, don’t want to fall off a ladder laughing… again.

  85. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 8:46 am |

    K-Nine….we’ll look into it after the major issues are addressed. O’ll let The Emir know what you said about it working BEFORE he added the mobile plug-in…….

    I’ll have him remove the thingy tonight and then you guys let me know………

  86. Posted March 7, 2011 at 9:14 am |

    I couldn’t find the link for registration in Firefox, so I had to go to IE. Seems to work now.

    The blog still looks funny in Firefox, though.

  87. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 10:15 am |

    Looks perfect from Firefox for me….