Moving home

Nuala’s at the controls today as I’m spending the day with the department who looks after the World Service’s website. After a couple of years with WordPress, we’re coming back within the BBC fold. This is our new blog. We’re still tinkering with it, but from tomorrow we’ll start posting here as well as on this blog. Then if all goes to plan, we’ll move over next Monday. We’re quite restricted by the BBC blog template, but do let us know if there are featrures you’d like us to add.

8 Responses to “Moving home”

  1. 1 T
    March 22, 2010 at 23:31

    Here’s an idea. Any way you could do a radio/TV simulcast? Done the right way, it could add a nice dimension to your programme.

  2. 2 claudine
    March 23, 2010 at 02:41

    This is a message for all you posted there, Ros, but nothing really to discuss on WHYS

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    March 23, 2010 at 05:05

    Good news, that the BBC *WHYS* on the return to the BBC Blogs…

    (Dennis Junior)

  4. 4 Subhash C Mehta
    March 23, 2010 at 06:28

    Good Luck; I’ll be glad to add further after you make the start.

  5. March 23, 2010 at 11:26

    Actually the last post on WHYS blog from BBC website was on Wednesday, 28 November 2007 after many crashes. So WHYS team and posters have so far spent about 2 years and four months on wordpress.com

    If there are any advantages to cite concerning wordpress is that it allowed the memorable blank page to which regular contributors were invited to moderate and to moderate any comment sent to the blog. Something which could have never been possible with the WHYS blog from BBC website. It was a unique experience for many.

    In short, it is possible to replace “moving home” with “home sweet home” as an alternative title to this post!

  6. 6 Ibrahim in UK
    March 23, 2010 at 12:22

    Welcome (back) home. The BBC’s own site is still the top result in a search for BBC WHYS.

    – Will there be an edit facility (e.g. you read your post after submitting it and realise a few typos). Although it could be tricky if someone’s already responded to a post, and then someone goes back and edits the original post.

    – Some kind of feedback for why posts are rejected (too long, too aggressive, off topic, posting closed etc). For instance, after we submit a post, I see a red line saying that it’s awaiting moderation. If it fails moderation, the whole comment disappears. Maybe we could instead have another line (orange) with the reason code for the failure.

    – Will we still have our pretty little designs next to our names?

  7. 7 Roy, Washington DC
    March 23, 2010 at 13:25

    One feature the BBC blog seems to be missing is a mobile version. WordPress has this, and when it detects that I’m visiting the blog from my mobile phone (which is almost always the case), it formats itself for the phone’s browser. This makes it quite a bit easier to read.

    March 23, 2010 at 14:48

    For me it will be new experience – wordpress blog is still inspiring to me. Will see the telling difference once there.

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