WoB Talk

April 29, 2013

The Site Is Dead. Long Live the Site.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 6:09 pm

Okay, so here’s what happened:

1)  Apparently, the Massey site was hacked again.  This happens periodically.

2)  So the Massey IT guy, who appears to be different from the last Massey IT guy I met, moved the whole site to a different domain.

3)  The alumni site also got moved, but nobody told me because apparently, nobody realised I was running it.  For some reason.

4)  So the entirety of WoB was moved to a completely different domain, invalidating every link to it everywhere on the entire Internet.

5)  As there is absolutely nothing I can do to change this, and as the URLs of all but the index page will be different no matter what I do, I’ve moved the entire site to the westofbathurst.com domain.  That way, the next time Massey forgets I exist, I’ll only have to deal with the headache of the alumni site, not the thousands of files that make up West of Bathurst.

6)  The new site is up at www.westofbathurst.com.  The top index will not work because the comic is no longer part of the alumni site, but a friend of mine is going to help me fix that later on.  I apologise for all the confusion.  I need to go mark stuff now.

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13 Comments »

  1. For anyone not finding the comic yet (like me)… it may still take a few days for the domain transfer and whatnot to propagate everywhere, so just keep checking back and hopefully it will be fully operational for everyone in a couple of days at most.

    Comment by House — April 29, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

  2. Thanks, House. He’s right: http://www.westofbathurst.com is working for me now, but the change still has to work its way through the entire Internet. ‘Cause the Internet is a series…of tubes…

    Comment by Kari Maaren — April 29, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

  3. For me the site has arrived at my home, but not at my work… I hope this is not a deliberate attempt of my university to sabotage my procrastination!

    Comment by fan — May 1, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

  4. Stefan: it’s all very odd. It arrived at my friend House’s place in Newfoundland on Monday night, then vanished again the next day. I think it may be back now. The Internet works in mysterious ways.

    Comment by Kari Maaren — May 1, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

  5. The new domain works fine here in Europe.

    You might wish to change the link to WoB on your homepage (the one bandcamp links to).

    Comment by nobilis — May 3, 2013 @ 10:26 am

  6. Nobilis: which link is that? I’m very tired and somewhat confused. It sounds as if you’re talking about the link TO the WoB homepage FROM the WoB homepage. Or do you mean the homepage of this blog? And what does Bandcamp have to do with it? Oh, wait…is it karimaaren.com. I JUST got FTP access to that. I’ll fix it…thanks.

    Comment by Kari Maaren — May 3, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

  7. Kari: Sorry for being so imprecise.

    Comment by nobilis — May 3, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

  8. No worries. I was very tired when I read your comments. I’m still very tired. My brain isn’t processing information properly.

    Comment by Kari Maaren — May 3, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

  9. It works on my laptop but not my phone.

    Comment by Earthgirl — May 5, 2013 @ 11:05 am

  10. Congratulations on moving to your own host!

    You can submit the new links to WoB to Google[1]/ Yahoo[2] and Bing’s [3] webmaster tools. This will make them re-crawl the sites and update their links. It’ll help propagate the link faster for people who arrive by searching for the comic.
    [1] http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1352276
    [2] http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url
    [3]http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html

    Comment by nuttycat — May 6, 2013 @ 3:19 am

  11. Thanks, nuttycat. Google does seem to have found the site; it’s back at the top of the “West of Bathurst” search page. I’ve done the Bing one, but I’m so tired that I may have to save the other two for morning.

    Comment by Kari Maaren — May 6, 2013 @ 3:24 am

  12. You’ve got some more links pointing to the old site at the Comic Genesis (westofbathurst.comicgenesis.com) page. There are several links – starting with the header text “There is a better-organised WoB site; it’s here. It has an archive and everything.” and several links below it.

    Comment by nuttycat — May 10, 2013 @ 7:42 am

  13. Thanks…I’ll fix that.

    Comment by Kari Maaren — May 10, 2013 @ 11:13 am


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