Fans, readers, and visitors to TechSideline.com:
After months of design, coding, and testing, we’re finally set to launch the new TechSideline.com tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 10th), barring any last-minute show stoppers.
We hope you’ll like and enjoy the new site.
As with any huge redo, we anticipate some difficulties, hysteria, hair-pulling, and cursing — and that’s just from us. You might run into some problems, too. We ask that you be patient with us as we turn the key, bring it to life, and deal with the results of tens of thousands of users putting something new through its paces.
We’re going to start the changeover at 5 AM Tuesday. The process of bringing over existing articles, users (that’s you) and recruits will take about 60-90 minutes, so we should be more or less ready some time around 6:30 or 7:00. Or not. Life is like a box of chocolates, you know.
One important thing you need to know (and it’s really the big purpose of this article): if you’ve been using your email address (and password) to log in, you’ll need to switch to using your username (and password) to log in, instead. Our new system won’t accept an email address for login; it has to be your password.
If you don’t know what your username is, log into the existing site (before the end of the evening), and once you’re logged in, look for the info that says, “You are logged in as …..”. That’s where you can find your username.
If the new site launches before you get this email, just take a look around the new site for some helpful links to get you logged in. The best link will be a brief update in an area labeled “TSL Voices” that has the title, “Having trouble logging into our new site?” It will tell you how to get your username emailed to you.
Lastly, we ask one more time that you be patient with us as we launch. We’re a small company, and this is a huge project, and we’ve done our best. If we run into trouble, please be patient with us as we work through it.
Thanks, and we’ll see you on the other side.
— The TechSideline.com Team