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A New MadOgre.com is coming
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:35:10 PM »
I'm tired of FrontPage, FTP, WYSIWYG, Notepad, and the pain in the buttocks it is to update MadOgre.com now.  The site is too large and unwieldy. 

So I'm going to blow it up.

The Old Site will remain as it is now.  All the old links will work and such.   But the new Blogging will be done on some new software system pretty much like what everyone else is using.
A part of me feels like I'm giving in... Then again, another part of me feels like "Its about dang time".

So, for good or ill... It's going to change soon.  This will be, I think, MadOgre.com 3.0 4.0.
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:48:11 PM »
finally...change we can believe in... ;D
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 09:59:05 PM »
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 11:49:47 PM »
I aint gonna lie, it would be nice to be able to link someone directly to one of your posts when you say something exceptionally profound rather than just pointing them at the site in general.
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 11:57:38 PM »
I don't know anything about blogging.  I'm not going to start a blog.  It's not that I'm not narcissistic enough to run a blog, but I'm lazy and people would quickly grow tired of my blogging.  It wouldn't be much better than my Facebook page.

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That's some profound s___ right there.

However, I read a bunch of other people's blogs, and MadOgre.com is rather dated.  It's badass that you were blogging back before it was called blogging (back, you know, before the internet had destroyed the English language).  You had a web log when most people were screwing around with Geocities.

But still, the page layout is, like, so '90s.  It's definitely time for an update to more flexible software.  You need something that works with your Facebook page, allows people to directly link to posts, allows you to easily embed hyperlinks in text, upload pictures, and put up links.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 01:04:02 AM »
That's the whole idea.
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 12:42:14 PM »
I recommend a wordpress site.  That's what I've used for ObamaisDumb.com.  I haven't touched the site in over a year.  It was too frustrating to write about Obama.
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 01:00:30 PM »
I second Wordpress. I switched my blog over there from Blogger, haven't looked back. The free version does pretty much everything you'd need, isn't really worth paying extra for the "premium" features.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 03:31:15 PM »
I've been messing with Wordpress and Tumblr.  I've been using WP longer.  They are both pretty easy to use, but WP seems to show up better in search engines.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 03:58:10 PM »
WP is in the process now.  I'll put up a link to the old site, but moving forward, everything is going to be WP for the time being or until something better comes out.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 08:45:22 PM »
I'd also say this would be a good time to dump your current webhost and get a new one.  Also, please tell me you are not using a wordpress site hosted with wordpress.  That'd be a big no-no.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 08:59:43 PM »
You mean like madogre.wordpress.com? That's what I do... is that bad? Why?
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 10:13:09 PM »
You mean like madogre.wordpress.com? That's what I do... is that bad? Why?

Yes.  It is bad.  You then lose some control.  You cannot do paid advertising on your site.  If Wordpress finds some of your info offensive or unacceptable, they can limit your use.  They could shut you down.  You're also limited on what you can do with modifications on your site.If you host your own wordpress site, you can do whatever you want.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2011, 10:28:19 AM »
Good choice in wordpress. I see that the new site is up, just waiting for content and a cool theme.


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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 12:56:32 PM »
finally...change we can believe in... ;D

I think...I think... :bash Ah! That's better.  LOL!
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 04:26:32 PM »
Wordpress is... interesting... A rather large set of tools, and each "theme" uses different selections of those tools.  This is more of a learning curve than I was anticipating.   
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 10:48:22 PM »
Yes.  It is bad.  You then lose some control.  You cannot do paid advertising on your site.  If Wordpress finds some of your info offensive or unacceptable, they can limit your use.  They could shut you down.  You're also limited on what you can do with modifications on your site.If you host your own wordpress site, you can do whatever you want.

Any good hosting services you can recommend Steve? My sister has a Blog she ended up having hosted, but I don't know who it is. Have to ask her about that. Just like you mentioned, having control of her content was a main concern.
 

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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 12:19:58 AM »
The new site looks great Ogre. I changed my blog roll to reflect the change.
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2011, 12:55:11 AM »
The new site looks great Ogre. I changed my blog roll to reflect the change.
Thanks.  It's been over a week and I'm still getting used to the new system... but I'm digging it. 
As soon as I get a new Laptop, I'll be able to make some better changes.
Photo Editing and Video Editing for more content.  Any time I post a video on YouTube, I'll be able to post it on MadOgre.com.  I could do that before, but it made for slower page loads, which isn't a problem with the new system.
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Re: A New MadOgre.com is coming
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 09:47:48 PM »
Heads up: The link associated with the internet button (a little globe) directly below your profile picture here on WTA returns a 404 error.

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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2011, 10:24:25 PM »
Fixed... Thanks.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2011, 11:58:14 AM »
Thought you might be interested in a better way to link to pages in your pages tab.

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/page-tabs-as-external-links/

You can make those page links go directly to non-internal wordpress urls.
It makes wordpress work a little better imho.
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