We’re Back!

Jim Burroway

May 15th, 2016

You may not notice it at first glance, but this web site has undergone some major changes over the last month. The type is larger, the space for our posts is wider, the Briefs are no longer with us, and the individual components of the Daily Agenda are now separately sharable.

This is the first significant update in ten years — since before Facebook became a thing. Which is why sharing on Facebook didn’t work. Unlike Twitter or Redit, for example, where I can clue those networks in on exactly what it is that needs sharing, Facebook says no thanks, it’ll figure it out itself. Which, of course, it couldn’t unless this web site was completely re-coded from the ground up.

So now, after a month’s effort, Facebook sharing finally works. There’s still more work to do to bring other aspects of social network integration up to snuff, but that’ll have to wait for an upcoming weekend. I also have some more tasks to complete to get some of the plugins working again and to help with some of the performance issues. But the worst is over, and now I can get back to doing all I ever wanted to do in the first place: blogging non-stop about North Carolina and Donald Trump. The serious bogging will resume tomorrow. Meanwhile there’s this from Freedom For All Americans, which began airing on TV stations in Raleigh and Charlotte:


May 15th, 2016

Glad you’re back. Now to adjust to the new format. . . .

Eric Payne

May 15th, 2016

Wow. Welcome back, guys. You’ve been missed.

Just a quick question concerning Facebook: Are commenters going to be required to “watch their language” so as not to run afoul of their editors/censors?

Just curious.


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May 15th, 2016

Welcome back – you were missed. BTB is my homepage and a familiar part of each day. Thanks for all the hard work!

Richard Rush

May 15th, 2016

From a visual standpoint it’s nice to see BTB tweaked for some actual improvement, as opposed to what I see all too often: major redesigns which seem like nothing more than change merely for the sake of change. A recent example of the latter, in my opinion, is Religion News Service where the only worthwhile change was moving to the Disqus commenting system, but otherwise the site is now organizationally chaotic and confusing.


May 15th, 2016

Welcome back! You were missed.


May 16th, 2016

Cool, you have a new format in which you can endlessly repost the same historical items and rarely blog anything new and insightful. Like you used to.

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