Although virtually everything you see and use on this website is based upon our own PHP code, the underlying foundation upon which it has been constructed is WordPress, a very widely used platform that provides numerous helpful third-party Plugins.
After more than four years of using the same version of WordPress, earlier today we finally upgraded to a much more recent version, which solved some of the increasing problems we had noticed with the rendering of particularly complex Tweets.
The transition has been surprisingly easy so far and during our testing, we encountered very few problems, though I’m sure additional ones will eventually be discovered. I suspect that almost none of you probably even realized anything on the website had changed at all.
One problem that we have discovered—and that several of you surely noticed—is that comments under moderation are no longer visible until they have been approved. This is unfortunate, and we are working to determine the cause and fix that problem. Meanwhile, please assume that your submitted comments are there and avoid submitting duplicate comments.
Also, please use this comment-thread to alert us to any other problems you have noticed in the last six hours or so.
UPDATE: Opinion-Comments are apparently broken, and have therefore been temporarily disabled.
SECOND UPDATE: Opinion-Commenting has now been fixed, and the feature reactivated.
THIRD UPDATE: Comment moderation problem now fixed. Comments under moderation should now be visible and also initially available for editing.