Thought I would throw together a few thoughts to test the redesign of RedState and see how many more bugs might be around.

It’s been nearly a week since the switch-over and what a week it has been.  After about day three, I was really missing the old RedState and wondering if things would ever be the same or at least come close.  And conversely, my anger and frustration at losing access to all of the features that made RS so unique, turned into massive appreciation for just how wonderful RedState has been.

Gradually, I am starting to feel more at home and seeing that just maybe, when all the bugs are worked out, we will still have all of the features we had before.  The ongoing problems with member diaries — most of which are all truncated and contain the wrong comments in the comments section — have left members feeling disoriented and perplexed wondering if the spaghetti-like mess will ever be sorted out.  Some were so dismayed that they were actually accusing RS of dissing and demoting members and their diaries in favor of a more professional, business-like site that favored front-page writers and left the rest of us as an after-thought.

But that would be the wrong conclusion.  RS would not be RS without all of its member’s contributions.  And for that, I want to say thank you to everyone at RS.  My life has been so enriched by getting involved here and I am looking forward to many more years of the same.