A few points:
* Some of you will have noticed the site has become a bit sluggish of late. The main culprit is overly greedy robots hitting the old site, which is resource intensive, in an irresposible way. We have bandwidth and server upgrade processes underway which should kick in over the next few weeks. We’ve also instituted a robots.txt policy for pages on the old site which might solve the problem. It may be necessary to kill off those old pages and leave them to the google cache and archive.org (which currently chew up our resources checking if there have been changes to those old pages). On top of bad robots there are just plain more of you reading the site. The google ads more than compensate for that provided we manage our cash flow and anticipate demand.
* Deletions. If your comment is offtopic it might be deleted at any time and without warning. If you want to talk about something, start a new story. If you want your hand held (metaphorically) through that process email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Personal information. If you know something about someone else who comments on the site, but do not know them personally, keep it to yourself please. See above point about deletion as that stuff is almost never on topic and is just creepy. If, as sometimes happens, the story is about the person commenting, then of course that information is on-topic.
Thanks for your time, thanks for reading, especial thanks to those who comment (on-topic). Running this site is an endlessly rewarding process (even with the cockheads, weirdies, and litigating Liberals).