So, ladies and gents, as you can see – the new site is live! A big thanks to Jen and Matt for all of their hard work…
Below is some info on the new site, how it works, and how you can get involved. There will probably still be some bugs that we have to work out over the next couple of days. If you’re having any problems please tell me in this thread. If you can’t comment, email here with the subject line “tech problem.”
Commenting/Posting to the Community Blog: Despite trying very hard and annoying the Movable Type people, it seems that there is no way for readers to post to the community blog unless they register directly with MT. For those of you with existing commenting accounts through TypeKey, that means that if you want to blog on the community page, you’re going to have to re-register (using a slightly different name) where it says “register” in the upper right hand corner of the site. I know that’s a total pain in the ass, and I’m sorry. The MT people tell us that the next upgrade they do of the software will make it possible for those with existing accounts to post, but they’re not sure when that will be. If you’re not interested in posting to the community site, or having a profile (check out mine for an example), you can simply keep your TypeKey profile and keep on commenting as you have been.
Feministing Community: We’ve been really psyched about the level of posts that have already been put up on the community site, and we’re looking forward to seeing more! For those of you who are posting, or who plan to, here’s the deal. Right now when you put a post up, it goes into moderation until we have a change to check it out and publish it. Once you put up several posts and we recognize your name (and that you’re not some anti-feminist wackadoo), we’ll make you a trusted poster – which means your stuff will automatically go up. And of course, if you’ve been posting often and we haven’t “trusted” you yet, feel free to email me to give me a heads up.
A lot of you have expressed concern about the sheer volume of content – how can you possibly keep up with all the community posts? Well, if you’d rather not read through them all, the most recommended posts will be highlighted on the front page of Feministing, as well as in the sidebar of the Community blog.
There are other ways to get involved in the Feministing community without posting. As you can see in our “Feministing As You Like It” sidebar section, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, find us on Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, or join our MeetUp Alliance.
Relaunched Newsletter: After a long hiatus, our e-newsletter will be back! For those of you who have signed up yet – we’re going to be posting what the new newsletter will look like on the blog today, so check it out. If you like it, please consider signing up!
I’m sure I’m missing something, so keep an eye on this post for updates. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the new site and that it gives you all sorts of new ways to get involved. Thanks again to everyone for their patience and support as we worked on the community site. We’re so thrilled with the way it turned out (and the response we’ve gotten so far) – we hope you love it as much as we do…
UPDATE: There’s a little rebuilding problem, so please forgive if you don’t see your comments go up right away.

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