This is a message about TPMCafe, not TPM. But since there's so much overlap between the readerships of the two sites I wanted to post this message here too.
TPMCafe is almost eight months old. And this weekend we're going to relaunch the site with a new design and new tools and features many of you have been asking for for months (like those much-prized threaded commments, et al.). We're excited about the new set up and we think you'll like it too.
However, there are a few things that will happen during the switch-over and I want to cover them briefly with you now.
Finally, on behalf of myself and TPM Media Managing Editor Kate Cambor, I want to thank all of you for being regular readers of this site. We know a change-over like this can take of a bit of adjusting to, finding out where a certain button or link has moved to, and so forth. So we want to assure you that we've given a lot of time and thought to these changes and we're confident that the result will be one that is a big improvement for your experience visiting this site and the community we're working to build here.
- If you're a registered user of the site, your username will remain the same. All the posts and comments you've done will remain intact. But you will need to get a new password. Without going into all the nitty-gritty technical details, there was simply no good way of getting around this. But we've made it very easy to do. You'll be getting an email late this evening with more details. But basically when you come to the site the first time there will be an explanation and a link to click which basically says "Send me my new password." It's all very straightforward. Should take you like 30 seconds, tops. But I just want to let you know that'll be coming.
- If all goes according to schedule we'll do the switch-over overnight Saturday. So the new site should be there when you log on Sunday. But the site will be offline for several hours after midnight on Saturday night.
- The precise details of how you post and stuff like that will be straightforward. But it will be a little different. So we'll have a new FAQ prominently displayed on the front page that will walk you through anything that's not clear.
If you have comments or questions, please put them in the comments below. And we'll try to answer them in subsequent House Brew posts.
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