Last year, on October 9th, the first post went live on Political Orphans. Attempting to port an entire web community from one platform to another was challenging, but we seem to have pulled it off. Thanks for your patience, participation and your remarkable contributions this year.
The site was thrown together in a hurry and I’ve been reluctant to make major changes. It’s time to start working out the kinks. I’ve gotten some feedback on likes and dislikes and I’m happy to hear more. Over the course of this holiday weekend you may experience interruptions as I make minor changes.
You may have noticed that we’ve welcomed relatively few new visitors this year. After a wave of successful bot and spam signups after the election I closed security down to a nearly impenetrable lock. I want to find ways to loosen that back up without losing control of the dozens of Russian accounts that try to log in every day. I’m proud to sponsor the best comments section on the Internet. Whatever changes occur on the backend of the site, I’m committed to preserving that distinction.
I’d also like to welcome some other contributors to the main page. Nothing in the works yet, but I’m beginning to give it more thought.
Many thanks to all of you for what you’ve invested in this place. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.