Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, redirector

D’oh. Silly me… I unpublished this reblog post and replaced it with another due to the fact that WordPress’s reblog facility is currently broken (you need not go far for proof of that; there’s far too much white space between paragraphs here, and there’s nothing I can do about it).

In the replacement post I had a mini-side-rant on the concept of linkrot. I awoke this morning with an epiphany: “Why not republish the post with a redirection link to the new one, dummy?”§ So here ’tis. And for good measure, here ’tis again :)

It’s true that this here is an ugly post. But the fault lies with WordPress, not me, and perhaps its existence will serve to shame WordPress into fixing the flaws in the reblog feature sooner, rather than later.

Of course, the purpose of the original post was, being a reblog, to add visibility to Bear’s post on Scribblans, so here’s a link to that:

Please click me!

§ Postscript, FAO WordPress: Here’s another bug in the reblog function: the <em> element, while it is rendered in the editor, is not honoured in the published post (my ‘epiphany’ text above should be in italics, and it’s not).


Visitors to this blog yesterday would have seen the site using a new look. It’s something I had been playing with for a week or so, on and off, and I had finally decided that this was my preferred style.

In the end, I went for this Premium theme ‘Opti’, which cost £71.00. Plus points for me were that it had a clean but ‘newspaper’ type feel and gave me the opportunity to show some extra featured content on the home page without it being too overwhelmed in huge irrelevant pictures.

After all, this site is about the nonsense that I write, I have another one that is about the images I take.

So far, so good.

The theme cost me the money to purchase because I had only chosen to use the ‘Personal’ plan for my blog. That allows me to remove the adverts and use the scribblans,com domain…

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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3 Responses to Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, redirector

  1. Anita Bowden says:

    Hope you get to feeling better soon! On the up side, at least Trump is no longer in office to add more misery to the pain you are already experiencing! :-) Take good care……..

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    • pendantry says:

      Thanks, Anita! Good point about T****. I’m still hoping for a good result in the lawsuits heading his way, perhaps they will succeed in taking him out of the running for his future political ambitions even though the spineless Republicans have chosen to ‘exonerate’ him for his blatant crimes. Stay safe! :)

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      • Anita Bowden says:

        Yes, very disappointed in the Republicans, but it was not unexpected from them. DT now has lots of legal challenges moving forward, so I can’t imagine him pursuing future political ambitions. Stay safe, and feel better soon! :-)

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