Update on new website

I know, it has been quite a long time since I have posted anything on this site. As I explained before, the future of this movement will not be on wordpress. While busy with other things, I have been working on the new site.

To be concrete, I have made the following decisions:

  • to use Django CMS as the platform of choice
  • to use the Bootstrap 5 toolkit to build a theme, which I am still working on
  • the new site will be hosted on my own VPS
  • I have already registered a domain – the whole “Lagrangian Republic” brand will be dropped

The new domain name will be announced when the new site will be finished and officially launched.

A few other issues need to be addressed as wel:

  • I might drop the pen name “Mordanicus” as well, what my new pen name – if any – might be, is yet to be decided.
  • My other “blog” Fascinating Future will also moved away from wordpress. But that site will also get a complete rebranding, the details are also yet to be decided.

Stay tuned for further up-dates!

Updates

On August 6th, our domain name republicoflagrangia.org will expire. We have decided not to renew this domain. Our decision is based on the following reasons:

  1. We no longer want to financially support WordPress, due to their commitment to downgrading user experience;
  2. The name “Republic of Lagrangia” has already been obsolete for years but still people do not get it;
  3. We have registered a brand new domain name –  which we will reveal later – and hence the whole “Republic of Lagrangia” / “Lagrangian Republican Association” brands will be retired.

Also we are still intending to leave WordPress(.com) all together. However, the move to new site will be part of a larger rethinking of our strategy and our rebranding. After 8.5 years we have to conclude that mere blogging is not the way forward in creating a movement.

This “blog” will remain online until August 1st, 2022, though no new content will be published. Only updates like this one will appear here. A few thing about our new site can be stated at this moment:

  • The new site will be hosted in the EU and more precisely in the Netherlands, so it will comply with both EU and Dutch law;
  • There will be no more ability to post comments. Our experience is that comment forms are often abused by spammers and also we have to deal with a lot of low quality comments as well the occasional trolls and cranks.

We wish you all a nice day and be safe!

For the establishment of secular, liberal, humanist and republican orbital space settlements