Migration Was Broken

Someone wrote to me somewhere, but I can’t find the message now so I apologise for not having responded directly.

However, the message indicated that the migration system was broken, because users were being told that their username already existed on the new system when in fact it did not. This was due to a bug in the username checking routines which are used to ensure people can’t grab your username on the new system if you already exist on the original deardiary software.

I believe I have now fixed this and apologise again!


Posting New Entries Is Bugged

I’m aware that when you post a new entry (and possibly modify an existing one?) the screen that comes up afterwards merely contains a seemingly random number…

This isn’t happening on my test system and I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that my codebases were exactly the same on both systems… But clearly something is different.

So I’m chasing it down to see if I can find out what the heck is happening.

In the meantime, if you simply click your browsers back button you’ll be able to continue using the site AND your post will have been saved. Apologies for the inconvenience!

New DearDiary Software

Those of you who’ve been here a while will notice that the site has changed considerably… Those people who’ve been involved in the Facebook group ‘Future of DearDiary.Net’ will not be overly surprised at this, but other people may be…

If you wish to continue using the old site, please go to www.deardiary.org instead – your original diary and all its settings remain there.

You can migrate your diary to this new site if you desire, using the Migrate Diary menu at the top. If you choose to do this, your diary will STILL EXIST at www.deardiary.org. Updates you make on the original site will NOT be reflected here once you’ve migrated. We advise that once you’ve migrated you no longer use the www.deardiary.org archive site (and in fact, in future the ability to do so will be disabled).

If you have any questions please visit the Future Of DearDiary group on Facebook or the DearDiary.Net fan page on Facebook and ask away.