May 18, 2004
How I use MT

SixApart is requesting feedback from MT users about how they use the product. In particular, they're looking for data from people like Ginger who run multiple and multi-author non-commercial blogs. If that describes you, speak up!

My situation is easy - I'm a sole author of a single blog. I do now participate in two group blogs, but I have no authority over the former, and the latter is unlikely to need an MT upgrade any time soon. All that said, I can foresee a day where I might want a second blog or a second author - I've been trying to persuade Tiffany that blogging software will make posting baby pictures for family and friends to see much easier than a commercial package plus FTP would. So, while I've got no problem with the concept of paying for a new version of MT, I'd just as soon not have to worry about per-seat licensing. One non-commercial-use install should mean one license, in my opinion.

Regardless, I'm not the one who's going to be greatly affected by all this. I may never be more than a one-blog shop. I do appreciate SixApart's efforts to hear their customers out (which, let's face it, they should have done first). Make sure your voice is heard, too.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 18, 2004 to Blog stuff | TrackBack

OT - just wondering what you use to get your monthly stats. I've looked through the tools my webhost offers, but most referrers are parts of my own site. I'm trying to find the best way to get this data. Thanks.

Posted by: sean on May 18, 2004 2:17 PM

It's a canned script provided by Dreamhost, my web host. 'Fraid that's not much help to you unless you're also on Dreamhost.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on May 18, 2004 3:15 PM

Just to let you know, your right sidebar is blank(grey), but shows at the bottom on the left side. I use IE 6.

Posted by: NewMorphy on May 18, 2004 6:36 PM

Morphy, it's probably the width of your screen. It seems to be endemic to certain kinds of stylesheets, including ones derived from the MT default, that they have a de facto minimum width at which both columns can appear as they're supposed to; below that width, the second column gets kicked to the bottom.

Try pulling your window wider.

Posted by: Greg Morrow on May 19, 2004 10:07 AM

Hmmmm, I have my window maximized at 800 x 640 on a 19" monitor. Not a problem, just wondered if the right sidebar was blank for most people. This is the only blog that this happens on.

Posted by: NewMorphy on May 19, 2004 1:53 PM

Speaking of non-sequiturs (and yes, I do like pizza), What, exactly, gets searched if you exclude "Off The Kuff"?

Posted by: Michael on May 21, 2004 9:22 PM