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Reminder: RTH Cutover This Weekend

By Ryan McGreal
Published December 11, 2009

Just a reminder: this site will be cut over to a new webserver this weekend. You can read the details here.

Tonight I'm going to turn off the comments, comment voting, events posting and user registration functions on the old site and then port all the data over to the new database server.

Then I'll update the DNS for the raisethehammer.org domain so it points to the new server address. The DNS servers across the internet should all be updated by the end of the weekend. In the meantime, you may experience some access disruption.

If you experience any major failures or the new website throws any errors, please either email me with the details or else post them to our issue tracker.

Thanks for your patience during this transition. The end result should be a more stable website running on an open platform that we can more easily improve with new features.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted December 11, 2009 at 20:24:52

Test comment

  • this is a list item

  • this is also a list item

    • this is a nested list item

This is a paragraph with a link in it. The next paragraph will be a standalone link with no markdown.

http://google.com

This paragraph has a plaintext link inside it here http://google.com and also a link in markdown syntax.

this is a block quotation. Wowee zowee.

This is another paragraph.

This is preformatted text.     A     B     C     D     E
                               1     2     3     4     5

This is a level 4 heading

  1. This is a numbered list item.

  2. This is another numbered list item.

    1. This is a nested list item.

    2. This is another nested list item.

  3. This is a last numbered list item

    • it has a couple of bullet points.

    • this is the second one.

This is a word with_underscores_inside_it_in_various_places to see.

[Comment edited by Ryan on 2009-12-11 19:42:38]

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By z jones (registered) | Posted December 12, 2009 at 07:22:37

Hey, it seems to be working! Great stuff, RTH!

Oh, yeah. Edited just 'cause I can.

[Comment edited by z jones on 2009-12-12 06:22:54]

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By jason (registered) | Posted December 12, 2009 at 22:31:46

sweet stuff!!

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted December 13, 2009 at 12:16:53

testing

Hey, it seems to be working! Great stuff, RTH!

Oh, yeah. Edited just 'cause I can.

looks:

-good -great -fun!

[Comment edited by seancb on 2009-12-13 11:17:40]

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By jason (registered) | Posted December 13, 2009 at 14:07:14

couple things:

  1. it's not keeping me logged into the site anymore.
  2. How do I quote someone else's comments like the posters above?

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted December 13, 2009 at 16:22:00

Hi Seancb,

The way to format list items is with either an asterisk * or a hyphen -, followed by a space, followed by the text of the list item. E.g. this:

* list item
- another list item

Will be formatted as:

  • list item
  • another list item

Hi jason,

I'll be posting some updates tomorrow with instructions on how to format comments. (This weekend I'm just putting out the various small fires associated with the cutover.)

The way to format a block quotation is to prepend it with a greater-than symbol. E.g.

> This will be a block quotation.

Will be formatted like this:

This will be a block quotation.

Otherwise, I'm not sure why your login state isn't retaining. I'll look into it.

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By jason (registered) | Posted December 13, 2009 at 16:58:37

Will be formatted like this:

This will be a block quotation.

Otherwise, I'm not sure why your login state isn't retaining. I'll look into it. - ok, well part of the quote showed up in that format.

I'll figure it out eventually. LOL. I'm staying logged in no probs now. Thanks.

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By race_to_the_bottom (anonymous) | Posted December 14, 2009 at 09:33:19

Looking good, guys! Congrats on the cutover.

Hey, have you thought about a mobile edition? The site looks a bit cramped on my iphone. Just a suggestion!

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By highwater (registered) | Posted December 14, 2009 at 09:54:17

Hey! Just thought of a great marketing slogan for RTH!

"Raise the Hammer: Never Happy"

(just kidding rttb. ;))

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By zookeeper (registered) | Posted December 14, 2009 at 11:21:24

^Change it to "never satisfied" and I'm in!

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:19:01

looks:

  • good
  • great
  • fun!

I swear I tried several times and it just rearranged my list into a line every time - whether i put spaces, no spaces, blank lines before etc.. but whatever was going on it's working now!

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By jason (registered) | Posted December 14, 2009 at 18:53:13

I'm not a techie at all so I have no clue how easy it is, but a mobile site would be awesome.

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