The site has been successfully upgraded to the newest version of our content management platform (ExpressionEngine, if anyone's interested). Additionally, the following changes have been made:
Sidebar links now link to the comments page of the entry, not the old (and defunct) "permalink" page without comments.
Since the "permalink" page is defunct across the whole site, links to it have been removed from posts and such. Old links will still work; those pages still exist. We're just not going to show them anymore, because the comments page is the permalink.
Contact links in the left column now actually work! The proprietors' email addresses are obfuscated to prevent spam, but humans should be able to use them as ordinary mailto: links.
I've cleaned up yet another largish batch of spam members. (If you can't log in to comment, I might have caught you by mistake; please use the email address below to let me know and I'll get you reinstated ASAP!)
The ability to comment on entries now expires after 30 days. This keeps spam from piling up on entries from 2007, while still providing a long window of time for people to have a conversation.
The comment form now has a set of buttons for formatting! It's fairly rudimentary, not WYSIWYG, but it should help with some of the blockquote-fails and italics-fails that people run into. (Note that the underscore button outputs <ins> tags, which isn't strictly speaking semantically correct. However, it's a system limitation, until I come up with a better workaround.)
If you run into any issues with the site, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time (another obfuscated-to-prevent-spam-but-readable-by-humans address!)
Again, more changes are coming, so don't be alarmed if things get a little wonky occasionally (especially late at night, which is when I tend to handle technical stuff!)