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Salon weblogs

Looks like Salon is going to start doing weblogs at, either for Salon writers or for their readers (or both). (via rogers)

Update: Has their server been hacked already?

Reader comments

verbosusJul 15, 2002 at 10:29AM

That's not the only good news: they also appear to run Apache 2, which quite a thing in an environment as Salon.

m.kelleyJul 15, 2002 at 12:04PM

Dave kinda hints at a project with, "A famous publication" in yestday's

GregJul 15, 2002 at 12:16PM

Whats the advantage to using Radio? Why not use something like Movabletype?

The One True b!XJul 15, 2002 at 1:47PM

Oh sure, heh. Mention where you got the info, but don't mention that they got it from me, who managed to get to this scoop first. ;)

Phillip PJul 15, 2002 at 3:39PM

Oops - did that look like a hack?

Sorry - that's not the intention. Just wanted to be the first non-Userland user on the server ;-)

(After all, it is a community server: like my own PyCS, it's configured to give a bit of webspace out to anyone who asks. Anyone who points a copy of Radio at can start a blog there right now. The static server seems to password protected at the moment, although this will presumably come off once somebody makes an official announcement.)

Phillip PJul 15, 2002 at 3:41PM

Apologies for any inconvenience caused to the UserLand crew.

jkottkeJul 15, 2002 at 4:09PM

Oops - did that look like a hack?

A little bit, yeah. I don't exactly know how the community server works, but I can't imagine that Salon will want just anyone with a copy of Radio making weblogs willy nilly. Or maybe they will, who knows?

jkottkeJul 15, 2002 at 4:21PM

And yes, has been locked down with a password...which is probably what they should have done in the first place.

No word yet from Salon or Userland about this, apart from a tease yesterday from Dave on Scripting News. Dave must be chomping at the bit to post about it on Scripting but can't because of the lack of an official announcement.

Phillip PJul 15, 2002 at 5:04PM

Looking forward to hearing more ;-)

If they do intend to have some sort of access control on posting, I wonder how they're planning on doing it.

I guess they could put a web interface on the signup process for accounts on Currently you can use the xmlStorageSystem API (the way Radio talks to RCS) to create accounts there.

RivardJul 22, 2002 at 2:42PM

This page has been avalible on and off throughout the weekend. Apparently this is going to be another service from Salon.

It is unclear however whether this will be for Premium users or just anyone. Though I am willing to bet that this is going to be for paid-users only, because Salon is struggling to stay alive as it is.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.