“I Want to Get Involved”
Back up top by request. — Erick. I’ve been inundated with emails from people across the country who say they want to get involved. They are asking how to become a part of army of activists that the right will need to reorganize and re-engage against the left. In lieu of individual responses, I thought I’d write a post here at RedState that I can | Read More »
A Response to E Pluribus Unum
[This] (http://www.redstate.com/diaries/epluribusunum/2008/nov/07/dear-redstate-about-that-recommended-list/) is an awesome diary. It is quite well said. I appreciate it and the contributors appreciate it. Here is where we stand: A number of users have started posting throw away diaries that could best be comments. The result is that the good stuff scrolls off the front page too fast. I am going to begin deleting the garbage so the quality stuff | Read More »
Effective immediately, Skanderbeg and bs are our new front page contributors. Also, a number of our readers have been given expanded access to use RedHot in the site to foster a more livelier conversation there. Use your new access wisely and congratulations.
A Note On RedState Posting Privileges and a Change of Policy
In the last few days we have seen an influx in trolls harassing readers, spamming people, etc. We see this every election cycle. And it escalates right before and just after election day. We don’t want our present readers to be harassed by newcomers who are just here to make trouble, or pestered by spambots. Nor do we want sincere new readers being unintentionally lumped in | Read More »
Happy Birthday Academic Elephant
It’s her real birthday and her site joining birthday. Consider this an open thread. I’ll have more on the convention later.
Let’s have a live blog for latest developments.
This has been fun, so let’s do it again. Note by Jeff: And “Delegate” wins the dumkopf of the night award, for his accusation that Sarah Palin probably “can’t name the leaders of our top European allies”….”like New Zealand, Japan, [and] Australia.” Well, done, Delegate! Your prize is eternal scorn and ridicule. Thanks again for playing, all. Have a good night!
I Can’t Quit You People (except Moe. I’m banning Moe)
Jonlester pees in the pool and flees the scene. EPU bails because the whole VRWC thing (or, as a local guy on the radio called it, the “VRWC Conspiracy”) gave him the creeps (yeah, yeah, I know he’s joking). But I can’t quit you people. This is the most fun I’ve ever had as both a hobby and a job. Day in and day out, | Read More »
The RedState Challenge, Issue 1
For the first two weeks on the new site, we did really good about blogging on state and local politics. Let’s keep it up. Here’s my challenge: next post you write, write about your state representative or state senator. Let’s keep the initiative. Be sure to put the name of your state in the tags. JUST TO BE CLEAR: Write about the people representing you | Read More »
So where are we with RS 3.0?
We’re moving slow. We know. I’ve read the diaries. There are things we (read: Neil) are working on as fast as we can to get the server response time improved. Right now, the way the front page is set up, a lot of repeated inquiries are being made to the server that can be consolidated. When we were in beta, we had such low traffic, | Read More »
Put down the keyboard. Pick up the phone.
I’ve had a lot of requests to post my speech from the Americans for Prosperity conference in Austin, TX. The speech ran as my RedState Under The Radar column at Human Events yesterday. You can view it here. The text is also below. There are people in this world who are morally and ideologically opposed to us. We call them the left. They are a | Read More »
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Monday Afternoon Diary Review
We’re having an issue with diary promotion that should be resolved later today. In the meantime, I wanted to highlight some good work by the diarists: Oklahoma races: This is a great round up of what’s going on in Oklahoma elections. NY Times & Jews: Are any of us surprised? No, not really. Still, it is rather pitiful. SEIU Screws Its Own: This one just | Read More »
Mid-Morning Update on Site Status
For those of you joining in, we have a caching problem still this morning and we’re awaiting an IT fix. If you log in, the front page shows no content after about 6am. If you actually go into any posts or comments, you can the see all the up to date content. LIkewise, logging out of the site shows you current content. We’re working on | Read More »
Here’s where we stand this morning
We’re having strain on the server still, which is slowly being worked out. Caching on the front page is pretty darn aggressive right now, so it’s going to take some time to see changes reflected on the front page. They’ll get there though. Just be patient and remember what the 2.0 launch was like. Heh.
I’m putting this up again. We had it up at the old site for a while. In lieu of the added feature set here to get people involved at their local and state level, I want to put this back and say again: if you feel you can’t get excited about POTUS ’08, focus on your local area and your state. IF YOU ARE NEW | Read More »
Note to all the users [updated and bumped]
We suspected that the server would strain on the first couple of days. There’s nothing like real world testing. For those of you who have been around a few years, you’ll remember the 2.0 launch and the issues we had the first week. Nothing new, but we appreciate your patience. Now, for the important stuff: Tagging Names Every user can freely tag their posts. (1) | Read More »
This week is our 4th birthday week. It is also the launch of RedState 3.0. In the next week we’ll have lots of guest posters coming to the site. We’ll be highlighting some of our best content on the front page. We’ll also be working hard to build up our state and local sites. Welcome to RedState 3.0. We’re live.