July 2, 2012 in Housekeeping
I think it is way to early to ring the alarm bells and run for the hills!
Yes, Sport24 changing blog platforms was not managed in the most effective way possible. Yes, the guys at Sport24 could have done tons of things to ensure a smoother move. Yes, there is loads of spam filtering through. Yes, it seems as though there was nothing wrong with the old system so why fix what ain’t broke? Yes, there is a bunch of confusing shit to figure out. Yes, we wait patiently for email updates again … and so the list goes on!
There are clearly a few problems with this platform right now but I for one have no problem with any organisation changing for the better (or perceived better) before what they currently have ends up broken. Why wait for it to break?
I reckon folks who move exclusively to the pure WordPress platform do not quite understand what they will be missing out on here as soon as all the bugs move aside. Anyone remember all the bitching and moaning (and all related ‘issues’) when moving to the Letterdash system?
What you will eventually get here is all the benefits of WordPress that Powa has been promoting, together with the benefit of remaining a community. Moving away from this platform might enable us all to huddle in a small group and have our say from time to time, whilst perhaps building a greater following of unknowns. Remember that this is also WordPress so once all is well (AND IT WILL BE) all will come crawling back because you can achieve the greater audience (if that’s what you’re after) as well as retain that wonderful sense of community.
For all you naysayers out there remember the wise words of General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army:
“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less!”