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Wednesday, September 8th 2004
The Daily Flip
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Phew, we got at least 4 IOTD submissions the first day back. You guys rock! Keep 'em coming. Today I'm finishing up the account converter I mentioned yesterday, and will be fine tuning the new forums. The forums are such a critical feature for the new site (since they integrate with a lot of other features directly) that they have the priority right now. Its possible they'll be ready to roll before the week(end) is out, but no promises just yet. Its been a bit of a troublesome task to manage all of the older forum and comment data because they were spread out across completely unrelated features in different formats, but I think its mostly in order now.

As for the other 'of the days' like TOTD and COTD, they'll be back soon, but not in the same format. It became a point of confusion among readers (and myself) at some point whether a mini-article submission fit better as a TOTD or COTD. Instead they'll be merged together into some kind of 'tech bits'-like section, which will hopefully still update frequently. Any suggestions on the section name? 'Tech bits' sounds a little generic. Anyway, the other annoying thing about those previous sections was that there was no organization, just a listing of unrelated topics. This time around they'll each be categorized and added to the knowledge base for easy retrieval.

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