WEEKEND ALERT: WSB will be in temp quarters for a while

If you’re one of the many readers who come here late at night to catch up – we want to let you know that you’ll find us someplace else, temporarily, tomorrow night, and for at least part of the weekend. We’ve had a sorely needed overhaul in the works for a very long time, and our tech team tells us it’s finally ready to go live. So around 6 pm Friday night, we’ll be putting up a “Pardon Our Dust” type sign here, and providing news coverage from a temporary site while our decade of data is moved. The direct link to that temp site will be in a longer note we’ll publish here around midday tomorrow, and you’ll find it pinned in our social-media channels, so if you don’t already frequent them, please bookmark those now (particularly Twitter at twitter.com/westseattleblog and Facebook at facebook.com/westseattleblog), because we’ll also directly link our temp-site-published stories there until we’re back here live with the overhaul. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

P.S. We will also post lost/found pets on the temp site while it’s in use, because that’s one of the most valued services we provide. We will not have a temporary event calendar but we WILL publish daily highlights on the temp site on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as comprehensive as we can make them.

9 Replies to "WEEKEND ALERT: WSB will be in temp quarters for a while"

  • Steph January 7, 2016 (10:14 pm)

    I predict an earthquake tomorrow at 6:01.

    • WSB January 7, 2016 (10:26 pm)

      Steph – whatever happens, we’ll cover it! And people who come here will see a page with the temp URL. We did have a clause to call the changeover off if it looked like a snowstorm in the forecast. But the weather looks pretty tame, so on we plunge … http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/city_report.html

  • Cainipoo January 7, 2016 (10:17 pm)

    Thanks for the heads up. Good luck! I hope things go smoothly.

  • pelicans January 7, 2016 (11:01 pm)

    Best of luck, TR and company! Steph, I was thinking the same thing, but I know they’ll handle whatever comes along.

  • Homedk January 7, 2016 (11:04 pm)

    Am looking forward to seeing and exploring the new site. Congratulations!!!

  • Westseattledood January 7, 2016 (11:20 pm)

    I know this has been a really looong time coming with a few aborted attempts so mazeltov! This feels like we are watching the first ship linkup in deep space to transfer precious life-sustaining cargo…or something. Right stuff heroic efforts and all that!

  • Joe Szilagyi January 8, 2016 (8:02 am)

    Hurray! We can’t wait to see the new version. Will the holding page have links to the social media sites?
    And remember, in IT, no matter how hard you plan, something is going to go cross-eyed at the end or the last moment. Don’t sweat it, and it’ll work out. Maybe it just takes a little extra work.
    Bon voyage!

    • WSB January 8, 2016 (8:05 am)

      Joe – I’m not sure how much it can link to but we’ll do our best to have it point to as many spots as possible. – TR

  • miws January 8, 2016 (9:15 am)

    *Sitting here excitedly rubbing hand together* ;-)



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