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On this morning’s downtime and our plans moving forward

Sunday night we lost access to a couple of our secondary domains, after we started to move off hardware owned by Knology and onto hardware owned by Mediaphormedia, our software development company. This was related to The World Company's sale of Sunflower Broadband late last year. The domains, ...

OMG! What did you do with my LJWorld.com?

Well, we've done it again. We've taken your LJWorld.com and shaken things up a bit. While we've been busying redoing KUsports.com, re-redoing lawrence.com, building and rebuilding WellCommons, venerable LJWorld.com has continued with almost no major changes in several years. Today, ...

Take a trip around Lawrence to see the Christmas Lights

My wife and I took a trip around Lawrence on Saturday to check out the homes in Lawrence that had listed themselves on [our 2010 Holiday Lights Map][1]. It took us about two hours, but we looked at all the lights and, I can safely say, there are people in this town who go all out for ...

Yes, we have a spam filter and yes, sometimes it catches your non-spam comments

A few months ago, you may have noticed a rash of spam being posted to our comments. It looked something like this: ===== http://domainexample.com ===== Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Handbags(Coach l v f e n d i d&g) $35 Tshirts (ed hardy,lacoste) $16 Jean(True Religion,ed ...

Here’s a chance to win a Pachamama’s gift card — just for checking our work

I love to give stuff away. Books, shirts, coffee mugs and concert tickets. You name it, if we get it, I want to give it to you, our loyal users. Today, I'm announcing a new giveaway. I'm calling it the [lawrence.com Restaurant Database Check Up.][1] The prize is one of two $20 gift cards ...

Easy steps to control your notification settings

With the new blog technology we introduced last week, you now have the ability to get notifications whenever anyone comments on your blog entries. This can be both helpful and insanely annoying, so I'm sure you want to know how to control this setting. It's easy, with the advent of the ...

COMPLETED: Some site maintenance coming about 12:45

1 p.m. update: We've now completed this maintenance. We'll be doing some maintenance on all of our sites at 12:45 this afternoon, meaning our sites may go down for as much as 10 minutes at that time. Since midnight, we've been getting sporadic site overload errors that last a minute or ...

Announcing a change at LJWorld.com

Two years. I've been wrangling comments and commenters and breaking news and other things online for two full years now. I finally feel like I've developed a rhythm. That's twice as long as I've held any specific job — so that means, of course, it's time for a change. Over the next ...

Threaded comments now enabled on our Web sites

A while back, we asked you about some changes we were considering to our comments. We listened, developed, tested and Wednesday we rolled out threaded comments on all of our sites. What does this mean? Well, in short, that's up to you. You could still comment the way you have been, with ...

Cold hard facts: KUsports.com brackets edition

President Barack Obama wasn't the only one whose bracket took a beating Saturday night. Out of 3,369 brackets entered into the KUsports.com Bracket Competition, 3101 picked Kansas. Those 3,101 people all saw their brackets catch fire Saturday night. In addition, nine people who picked ...

Gearing up for some fun during the Big 12 Tournament

Our plans are taking shape for what we're going to do during the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City at the Sprint Center. We'll have a full compliment of reporters, photographers and videographers in Kansas City to cover the game and to cover you, the fans. Let's start with the game: Tom ...

KUsports.com has prizes for you, and so many ways to win

Earlier this week I told you we were bringing KUsports.com to the fans at Power and Light District. Today, I get to tell — and show — you some of the prizes we'll be giving away for various contests we're going to have on KUsports.com, for fans of our Facebook page, for those who follow ...

Introducing you to WellCommons.com

By now you've probably noticed the new, beige box in the middle of the LJWorld.com homepage. Some of you have probably seen or heard us talking about the new health project we've been working on for the past six months. Well, today, we take a giant step forward with that project by ...

Some Web site downtime coming tonight

UPDATE: We're running a few minutes behind, but we still expect this to go through tonight. Thanks for your patience. As you may have noticed, our Web sites have been running a little bit slowly lately. There's two reasons for that and hopefully both will be resolved with a little ...

A little bit of Web site maintenance planned for tonight

Some back-end upgrades we need to make before we launch our new health Web site — it's called Welcommons, look for more info in the next two weeks — will require us to suspend all of the interactive features of our Web site for about an hour tonight. Reading and watching videos on our ...

Putting the pieces of our Web site puzzle back together

Some of you may be noticing this morning that some normally reliable pieces of our site are in a bit of disarray. The correct videos aren't where they should be, the correct blog entries aren't where they should be. Not a good way to start the morning. We're working as quickly as we ...

And now, the winners of the Recreate the Shot contest

The interest in our Recreate the Shot contest has been off the charts, at least if you're looking at the number of votes received in our Recreate the Shot fan vote. Something tells me, though, that all those votes weren't perfectly legitimate. In this case, though, that's not a problem ...

Fan voting now open in Recreate The Shot contest

We gave you a challenge and you came through. Some of you, anyway. Five of KUsports.com's best fans created videos re-enacting that famous shot from April 2008. Some took the idea literally, others went for something abstract. All five contestants, though, put their own stamp on what was one ...

Build a snowman, take a picture, win a prize

It's an easy formula. Snowman + picture + e-mail = sled LJWorld.com, the Lawrence Journal-World and Sunflower Broadband's 6News will give a sled to the person who sends us the best picture of a local snowman. With all the snow from this weekend, there's bound to be snowmen on area lawns. ...