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On the evening (U.S. Eastern time) of Wednesday, February 28, will be moving to a new server. Visitors may experience brief interruptions in service, but we'll be back online as quickly as possible. Read on for details... publishes five thousandth story

The story you are now reading is the five thousandth article published on since its founding on August 2, 2002. upgraded to new software version has been upgraded to a new version of Drupal, the software that manages all content on the site. adds anti-spambot measure to user registration

Gaaaaak! Since some spammer has decided to use a robot to create bogus user accounts on, we've added a new security feature to our account creation page. Spammers would make pretty good trebuchet ammunition, wouldn't they?

Happy New Year from!

The creators of wish you and yours a Happy New Year, and we thank our contributors, staff, and readers for a great 2005!

Newswire scheduling during Hurricane Katrina emergency

We are receiving a lot of news and updates related to the hurricane crisis affecting Meridies, Gleann Abhann, and surrounding areas. In response, is altering our normal editorial schedule.

Happy Birthday! turns three -- Want to be part of the fourth year?

Three years ago this very minute, went online with our first story. Take a look at where we've been, and learn how you can be part of's future!

"I registered at and all I got was...nothing!"

So, you tried to register for a personal account at, and you never got your emailed confirmation and password? Here's what went wrong, and what to do.

Technical Difficulties -- Please Stand By

Our ISP experienced a major hardware failure this evening, and we are still digging out from the mess. Please excuse the extra error messages you may see here tonight. feed available from LiveJournal

Someone has created a user account on LiveJournal™ to syndicate the newsfeed. If you have a personal blog on LiveJournal, you can add this user to your "friends" list to show's news on your LiveJournal page. moves to new server (including the web site plus all email lists in this domain) has just moved to a new web server, which should be quite a bit faster than our old server. Please excuse any bumps along the way. recovers from unscheduled outage

Due to technical problems on our server, went offline at approximately 16:23 US Eastern time on Saturday. The senior staff were at an event and didn't know about the problem until almost midnight, but were able to restart the server easily. We apologize for the inconvenience. (Techies can click "read more" for details.)

Hall of Fame page showcases active contributors, popular stories

A new feature added today, the "Hall of Fame" page gives you "by the numbers," with listings of the most active registered contributors and the most popular stories, plus some general statistics about the site as a whole. Technical Notice, 2005-01-12 is moving its domain name server (DNS) during the evening (US Eastern time) of 12 January 2005. No outages are expected, but we wanted to let you know "just in case". Click the "read more" link if you are interested in the details. Windows users, please also click for a special notice.

Had trouble creating an account?

If you have had trouble creating a personal profile account on, it is probably because you mistyped your email address, and the system couldn't send out your new password. All is not lost, though...

"Aoife's Links" moving to new e-mail list on

Dame Aoife, publisher of the weekly "Aoife's Links" collection of interesting web resources for the Current Middle Ages, will be publishing the links on a list server provided by registered users can now submit events

The web site has been enhanced so that any registered user can submit event notices directly, rather than having to email them to our editors. Announces Changes in Editorial Roles

Effective today, is re-titling two of our senior staff members to better reflect their evolving roles in managing the site. Offers Forums for Employment Available, Employment Sought is pleased to announce two new forum areas, both of which are intended to unite those seeking employment with those whose companies have positions available.

An Update on the Updates to

The first day was a little rocky, but hopefully things are better now. This article explains a little about the upgrade, why we did it, and what's planned for the future.

Major Upgrade to Site

We've upgraded the content management system (CMS) software on in a major way, to bring you new features and functions.

Newswire Celebrates Two-Thousandth Story

This article marks a milestone for, as it is the 2000th story published since the site went online in 2002.

IMPORTANT Administrative Notice for Registered Users

Registered users (that is, those with personal accounts), please read this very important notice to help us migrate your account to our new upgraded software. It only takes a minute (literally!).

Email List Offered to SCA Technical Community

Isn't it amazing how many computers are used to re-create the Middle Ages? The SCA-Geeks list is for general discussion about technical topics related to the SCA.

Change in Policy for Story Comments

For legal reasons, is changing its policy on anonymous comments about news articles.

Talkback Message Forums Temporarily Delayed

Moderation of the "talkback" forums, where readers can post comments about stories on, will be temporarily delayed for the first few days of Pennsic.

Thousandth Story Posted

Almost exactly one year after its founding, passes a major milestone: the 1000th news article has been published.

Notes on Story Comment Forums

Want to post your comments to an story? Here are some tips that will help you make the most of this feature.

Newswire Celebrates 500th Article, online since August 3, 2002, marks another milestone with the publication of the 500th article on the newswire.

Newswire Celebrates Ten Thousandth Story Read's newswire reached a statistical milestone today, with our ten thousandth read of a news story.