After a few weeks of internal debate, I've decided to get rid of the Nuketown-hosted forum. I don't have the time needed to keep the topics there current, it hadn't reached the sort of critical mass it needed to sustain its own conversations, and the stupid spammer accounts were wasting too much of my time.
I'm looking for a few patient, curious readers (and listeners) to help me try out the beta site for the new Nuketown. The testing is pretty straight-forward -- I need folks to login (yes -- you can have actual accounts on the new site!), surf around the site, post some comments, fiddle with the forums.
You've got to love it when a minor lunchtime update turns into an evolving disaster that plunges ever deeper into the abyss of total chaos. That pretty much sums up my Nuketown Forum update yesterday, in which I thought I'd be clever and do a quick update while I had a few minutes, and succeeded in pretty much just destroying the entire thing.
Nuketown's forums have been up since late August, and have been slowly gathering momentum. I'm still experimenting with ways to drive traffic to the forums, including linking to them from some of the articles on the main site, highlighting them in the newsletter and now this: a weekly round-up of notable conversations. I'll be doing one of these round-ups every Tuesday for the next month as an experiment; after that I'll assess how well it worked and adjust accordingly.
It's been years since Nuketown has published fiction, but with its redesign approuching, its time to ask the question: should the ol'thermonuclear start publishing short stories again?
Nuketown's much-discussed, oft-delayed online message forum has officially launched.
Nuketown is switching hosting providers, and that could result in some strange errors as the DNS servers switch over and I figure out what I forgot to move from the old site to the new one.
Like the proverbial cobbler who's kids go shoeless, I've been neglecting Nuketown's technological underpinnings for the last few months, focusing more on cool stuff like getting Radio Active out than mucking around with the lingering Cascading Style Sheet errors.
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When I launched Nuketown's latest design in June, I consciously switched it away from an "issue-based" model in which content was published on a set schedule, to a blog-like model, in which content was published when I felt like it. The goal, on my end, was to relieve some of the self-imposed stress of trying to meet a deadline, while simultaneously making the ol'thermonuclear burg more timely by posting every few days.