893 A Generous Spirit.
I’m not sure how many of you have noticed, but the website has been redirecting to betweenfailures.net for some time now. It’s not because I wanted to rebrand or anything like that. No, it’s because we here at Between Failures made the mistake of updating wordpress. For those of you who don’t run a website, or use wordpress, or any of it’s offshoots, I will explain. Every so often Worpress updates various things for security, or what have you, and then you break your website by installing them. It… it’s all- ha ha- good fun really.
Anyway, the .com has been down since we tried the update. Which is why the site looked all fucked up. The .net is sort of an imperfect copy of the .com. Some of the errors that are woven into the main site don’t exist here, and vice versa. For reasons unknown the .net wouldn’t allow us to format the collumns the way we wanted. That problem was fixed only today. Unfortunately it took long enough that our ad revenues have been badly damaged. That was the most unfortunate part of the whole affair. The last few times the site was broken it was able to limp along while not losing much value. Ad placement is very important though. Hopefully things will trend upwards again before long.
As near as I can tell the site itself is loading properly, and as quickly as it can. It’s hard for me to test accurately as my service is so dismal. If nothing else no one has been contacting me to complain. Of course it’s possible that they couldn’t mail me because the link was broken for ages beofe i figured out how to fix it… Although I’m available on practically every site on the internet, and do nothing to hide my instant messenger accounts. If people wanted to talk to me I’m ridiculously easy to reach. Unless they wanted to call me. I have no phone.
At this point I’m not sure what version of the site will continue to be the main one. For now .net is stable and functioning properly. If I can get .com going again maybe I’ll change the redirect. At this point all I really need is to make it so the RSS feed isn’t dependant on either of the sites to be working so people don’t have to keep updating their links. I’m not real sure how many peple use the RSS though. I’ve only had two complaints, but honestly that’s two more than I would have expected. I’ve never been one to use RSS so I often forget about it. Not maliciously, it just doesn’t register since I’m not constantly looking at it.
Now that the ads are properly aligned again I’m not nearly as stressed about the whole affair. The rest of it can be repaired slowly, as time allows. I just have to refrain from fiddling with anything on the .net. As long as it stays sound everything is fine. Knock on wood.
Carol is adorable in that second panel
Carol is adorable. Period. End of discussion.
Whoever said ribs were sexy was a fat guy anyway. Rock on, big girls!
*Runs away squee-ing like a kindergartener*
I noticed the breakage of the RSS about two weeks ago. I naturally assumed I screwed something up, so I went to the Web site and noticed the .net redirect, so I fixed my reader accordingly and thought nothing further of it. Sorry about that.
What URL are you using for the feed? I’m using feed://betweenfailures.net/feed/ and it has not updated since #888
Correction: second- AND third-panel Carol is adorable!
Ooh boy. Are they gonna start arguing over who loves who more next? ;)
Panel 2 is so cute. :) I hope you keep Thomas’s hair like that. I’m loving that look.
Gosh I’d like to have Carols figure (and her boy too)
Man Thomas is smooth…
Dat second frame Carol. And no, I didn’t notice the switch… I have a “bookmark” that redirects to the newest page. I click, I read, I laugh. I move on to the next one.
Same here, on both counts.
I have noticed a difference. The site’s been loading about 2 to 3 times as fast as the dot com, I just didn’t notice I was on net until you pointed it out.
Site is working now, thankfully! Was unable to check on things last time I came by the site. I like this couple a lot and can’t wait to see how/where the develop in the comic!
The best part is, we all know she’s still a stone-cold bitch at work.
I love multi-layered characters. They’re what real people act like!
I noticed the problem too. After about a week of the .com site not working I changed my bookmark to the .net site, and haven’t really looked back.
If you’re going to discontinue one of them, I’d say drop the .com site and keep the .net. I don’t know what the difference is for you guys in building or maintaining it, but on the viewing end like others I’ve always found the .com to load very slowly, whereas the .net loads at net normal speed.
Only issue I have with the .net site is that the comments aren’t present on the main URL page like they were on the .com site. If I want to read or add comments to the latest comic/blog, I have to click “previous page” then “next page” to get the numbered page for that comic. The “latest comment” button works in Chrome, but not in Firefox (at least for me), so since Firefox is my default browser it def-facto doesn’t exist for me. Even if it did work though, the .net site puts extra links between the main page and the comments, while the .com site didn’t.
Okay, I just retried it, the “latest commend” button does work in Firefox. there was a time when it didn’t, and that’s how I got started doing the last/next page thing, but I guess it was one of those bugs that got fixed.
Still, IMO it’d be better to have the comments right there on the main page instead of “hidden” behind a link.
Also: “def-facto”/de-facto *headdesk*.
Haven’t been able to get in through the .com site for a while. Or at least it doesn’t show any updates from back at “Put your name on it”. Would’ve given up on a less important site.
I really like Carol in panel 2, very cute. I also prefer the dress without the shawl, less bulky looking.
Also wanted to let you know a few weeks ago I finished reading through your archive. Keep up the good work.
The shawl is for getting to and from fancy places. Once you get there it comes of for fancy times. XD
Thank you for reading. I will do this thing you ask of me.
So, yeah… My wife has a fairly similar body-shape to Carol, and I would love to get her a dress just like that. Did you have something you were modeling that one off of? A pattern, or an actual dress?
Nope, it’s just an amalgam of vague memories. There almost has to be a dress like it out there somewhere. The hat and shawl not so much. I think the magnetic clasp is a good idea though.
I can’t remember if I was one of the two who enquired about the RSS feed – I follow a LOT of webcomics, and a few of them have had RSS problems lately – but thanks anyway for fixing it, and yeah, Carol looks incredible in that outfit <3
It’s fixed? Mine still shows #876. And the page that takes one to doesn’t have a NEXT button.
Carol in Panel 2 looks a lot like Tai from QC. Intentional?
No, and I’m not seeing it myself.
Not a perfect example of what I mean, but close.
I can see how you could make that jump. I never thought about what a high forehead Tai has before.
yeah, xkcd and CAD were my gateway comics, but my first hardcore addiction was to QC. I’ve been with Marten and the gang for over 500 strips now.
Wait, so Carol’s mom is probably a lot like Carol?
Is this the comic of hot mothers and nobody told me? I thought I was here for great art, good writing, amusing characters, and a relatable tale about working in retail, I wasn’t aware the feast for the eyes and the imaginations extended beyond excellent drawings.