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Greg Prince and Jason Fry
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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The Hopefully Not Very Big Move

If all goes as planned, sometime next week we will be reborn on the WordPress platform.

This should mean very little is different. Those finding us through should continue to do so. Ditto for those using our blogharbor address. All our posts are being moved over. At least at first, the design will look very familiar.

The one thing you’ll notice is that existing comments* will no longer be tagged with names — they’ll all be anonymous. This is unfortunate, and in fact stopped us from moving for a long time, but we’re told there’s no way to fix it. I also suspect RSS feeds may need to be tweaked — information when I get it. On the plus side, we will debut with better commenting tools, including the long-requested ability to edit comments. As well as better tools for sharing posts, printing them and more.

Oh, and Matt Holliday promised us if we moved to WordPress he’d sign a below-market deal, including a clause requiring the Mets stop splitting hairs over “obstructed views” vs. “sightlines” vs. “bad seats that shouldn’t have existed in the first place.”

Sorry, just kidding on that last part.

Anyway, within a couple of days the move will be under way, and we’ll close up comments on any new posts, as they won’t migrate over once the move begins. And then we’ll cut the ribbon on the new, familiar place.

Thank you to all of you for reading and commenting, and for putting up with our construction dust.

*To clarify, NEW comments WILL have names; in fact, we plan on doing away with anonymity altogether under the new platform. It’s the ones from the old posts, from before the switchover, that will, because of software restrictions, be unfortunately listed as anonymous.

7 comments to The Hopefully Not Very Big Move

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jason,
    I'm sure some of us more “modest” readers, wanting you, Greg and the rest of the FAFIF faithful to know who we are. will start posting our names within our comments.
    Good luck with the move.
    – Joe D. (just getting into practice)

  • Anonymous

    That certainly is a very reasonable way of getting around the anonymous thing.

  • Anonymous

    The anonymous thing won't apply going forward. It's just the old comments that will get anonymized. Though these two comments will be forever identifiable! :-)

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jason,
    So except for the last two comments, it means five years of scholarly wit and witicism from all of us will be sadly heading toward anonimity?
    When that time comes we'll each then know how Salerie must have felt.

  • Anonymous

    I assume the exterior of the new blog will look like the front page of the Brooklyn Eagle? And that only about 85% of the text will be visible to most readers?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it sucks. But we'll all create some new scholarly wit going forward.

  • Anonymous

    Um, no. I'm happy to say it will look nothing like that.