The changing blog.
There has been a bit of work going on on our blog this morning. Regular readers will know that I am to things technical what John Wayne was to knitting. So I'm pleased to say that a grown-up - Aaron Scullion, the Product manager of BBC Blogs no less, has kindly sent this by way of explanation.
"As you know, after many months of technical problems on this blog, we moved PM (and iPM) to a new comments system in January this year, which meant that you had to register with us. That was a trial, which was considered a success, so we moved all the other BBC blogs over to it as well. (At that point, we changed the design a little, made it so comments were displayed in the order they were received (like they used to be here), and added a few bells and whistles. And so this morning we upgraded PM (and iPM) again, to bring them in line with the rest of the blogs. Sorry for any disruption - I think we lost about a dozen comments in the process, which was obviously not planned - but I hope you're happy with the new look. If you've got any feedback, please do leave a comment."