A year ago in my girlfriend's basement weblogs.us was born. Now a year later and 800 noncommercial blogs later, I'm happy to announce some changes.
#1 upgrading to WordPress.
#2 adding FTP support
#3 increasing storage space from 100MB to 1GB.
#4 adding full statistics reporting
#5 plus a few other treats...
[I]f there's anything missing, that you would like added, please let me know! This upgrade will be for all of our current users. Once everyone is upgraded and happily
blogigng [sic]blogging, we will start on the hundreds of people that signed up in our queue, and finally we will reopen signups to the world (possibly using an invitation system much like Gmail uses.)
I wonder how many of those 800 users will like having to switch from Movable Type to WordPress?
The P.S. at the end bothered me a little:
This appears to be true - Robert linked to weblogs.us with this post at the end of February, 2004, and Dave linked to them back in November of 2003. I find it somewhat disappointing that two leaders in the blogging community promoted and linked to an illegal MT hosting service. (They probably didn't know weblogs.us was an illegal MT hosting service, but they should have.)
While searching for Robert's and Dave's posts, I found the following comments to the first post (06 Nov 2003) in the weblogs.us archive (at the very bottom of the page):
How sweet. I do wonder if this is breaking any policy with SixApart though
-Rave, Ramblings, Rants, Randomized
[Does anyone know if what I'm doing here is okay with SixApart? if this is a violation of any thing, please let me know. Thank you, -J.D.]
Too bad someone didn't speak up sooner. But really, rather than expecting someone else to inform you that you're violating Movable Type's license, you could have read the license yourself, posted a question in the MT Forums, or sent an e-mail to Six Apart.
I hope the migration to WordPress goes well for weblogs.us and their users.