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ScienceBlogs is now running on Movable Type 4. For now, everything should work just as it did prior to the upgrade (and hopefully more smoothly). In the next few weeks you’ll start to see some updates to the design of the site, and, as we figure out how best to make use of the new features that MT 4 offers, we’ll start to build those into the site over time.

You may run across some entries for which the comments haven’t been turned back on yet ? those are currently being processed. In the meantime, feel free to let us know if you find any broken links or missing pages, and thanks for your patience!

? The ScienceBlogs Team


  1. #1 David
    January 11, 2009


  2. #2 Distingué Traces
    January 11, 2009

    All the articles in the list on the main page have the same title: “Magpies recognize themselves.”

  3. #3 PRADEEP
    January 11, 2009


  4. #4 Distingue Traces
    January 11, 2009

    And in fact all the links go to the magpie article, even though the summaries below the title are from various different articles.

  5. #5 John
    January 11, 2009

    It’s all a vast Magpie conspiracy. They really are that smart!

  6. #6 Chris Hughes
    January 11, 2009

    While you are changing the site, please do something to get rid of the need for the horizontal scroll bar…

  7. #7 wildcardjack
    January 11, 2009

    Oh what fun. On the main page it’s all about magpies, but the excerpts are all from that “musical morphine” article.

    Keep at it kids.

  8. #8 John Whitfield
    January 11, 2009

    I’m trying to get to the admin page to set up a post, but I’m getting a 404 not found message. Can anybody help?

  9. #9 eddie
    January 11, 2009

    I can post comments to some blogs but not others and can see new comments coming in (even to blogs where I cannot see the comment form). Tested this with both IExplore 6 and FireFox.

    What am I doing wrong? Is it a geography thing? I’m in europe.

  10. #10 chat
    January 11, 2009

    was it a print subscription? how many copies per year?

  11. #11 stare gry
    January 11, 2009

    I’m your fan

  12. #12 chat
    January 11, 2009

    was it a print subscription? how many copies per year?

  13. #13 Juniper Shoemaker
    January 11, 2009

    Some readers trying to post to On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess receive a Movable Type “Invalid request: corrupt character data for character set UTF-8” error message, even if they can post to other blogs.

  14. #14 William Wallace
    January 11, 2009

    Announcing success when comments haven’t been turned back on yet for some entries is premature.

    When will all recent entries have comments turned back on?

  15. #15 reechard
    January 12, 2009

    Thoughts on support for commenting systems like Disqus or IntenseDebate??

  16. #16 chat
    January 12, 2009

    very good sites mcx

  17. #17 Pyre
    January 12, 2009

    Posting on Greg Laden’s blog since the reboot, I and other commenters get occasional spurious “post failed” messages, and an article refresh confirms the comment wasn’t added. Retries get the same result, until finally an attempt succeeds — and bam, ALL the attempts show up in the comment thread, making us look like comment-spammers. I don’t know if this affects other SB blogs, but it’s not pretty.

  18. #18 Lassi Hippelainen
    January 13, 2009

    I get the UTF-8 error (“Invalid request: corrupt character data for character set UTF-8 “), when I use the umlaut in my name. And I’m running my Firefox 3 with UTF-8 as default coding…

  19. #19 sesli chat
    January 22, 2009


  20. #20 Mihai Bocsaru
    January 23, 2009

    Congratulations guys and welcome on board! Glad you made the switch and you’ve also updated the encoding to fix the issue reported above by Lassi.

    You may like to clean up a bit the source code. For instance, you are currently declaring some meta tags twice, such as the utf-8 encoding…