Yes, this is a temporary place for some of us to gather while we decide if we are all actually leaving HBT, or if they come to their senses and put out the flaming fucking dumpster fire that has spawned out of a site redesign.
Still with that said, when I created the blog, I did so as quickly as possible as I just wanted to get the fuck out of the comment section at HBT. I picked the first template it gave me and cranked out a post as quickly as possible to get the word out. Now that I’ve had a little time and the dust has settled, I’ve started playing around in the admin panel. Most of the themes stink. But they are designed for a blog, with commentary secondary. I came across a few themes I kind of like and started with the one we are currently using. It’s fairly minimalistic and offers a decent reading experience of the comments in a threaded environment. It’s not perfect (Comments take up way, way, way too much space), but it’s a lot better than we had and it’s probably passable for the time being. I will keep experimenting, and am open to suggestions and advice, especially from anyone who’s worked with WordPress before. And I am always open to reverting to the previous theme.
Edit: Still working on finding a good theme. You can help! Below is a link to the database.
Edit 2: Posted the wrong link. Apparently wordpress.org is different from wordpress.com.
Keep the conversation going! The entire principal we are going to be founded upon is crowd-sourcing. A site by the people for the people as it were. We may never make a unanimous decision, but I believe we can come to a consensus. As always, thank you for all your help.