After a bit of wrangling I’ve managed to get a blogging system called Ghost up and running, which I plan to launch on MEW this coming week.
(The tricky/new bit for me was getting SSL/TLS from Let’s Encrypt working using a series of Docker containers, for technical types.)
This means there will have to be a changes in the URL structure of the site, which I haven’t quite decided on, so if you have an opinion, please weigh in.
Right now the forum is on the root domain (community.mostepic.win). My inclination is to change it so that the forum and blog both sit on subdomains, e.g. for the forum:
And for the publishing system:
(To be clear: I will only be using one subdomain each for the forum and blog.)
Let me know what you think. It would be really cool to come up with something off beat and/or funny for the subdomains, but it needs to be a timeless joke — something we’re not going to get bored of or will get old. I haven’t been able to come up with something classic, so if you have ideas let me have them.
Firstly, I don’t think this is a good idea. You may switch software.
And then, IMO, the best subdomain is the one most people would expect, even if it is boring. I don’t really bookmark sites - when I want to go somewhere I start trying “forum.xxx” (xxx being placeholder :P) and then hit enter when it suggests the wrong one. Having “community” or whatever instead of “forum” would mean that I would have to remember a specific thing just for this site.
But, I may be the only one that cares about that.
But it is (mostly) done, I think. One last challenge involving Discourse’s ServiceWorker that needs a day to flush itself out, and then I can implement the last redirect.
The forum will be at community.mostepic.win, but a redirect from forum.mostepic.win will also bring you here.
The publishing system will be at ink.mostepic.win (play on writing, and the three Pac-Man ghosts whose names all contain “ink” — it’ll have outside meaning and be an inside joke) with redirects from the bare domain, blog.mostepic.win, and www.mostepic.win.
It scared me. I panicked and didn’t know where to click to get the familiar dark background…also I had to login again. and took me a little while since MEW has a weird like 9 character minimum or something so it was a mutation of my usual forum password
Everyone who wanted to work in the blog this morning, please make sure you are accessing it from https://ink.mostepic.win. I’m going to be working on the last redirect from the bare domain to the subdomain.