ConservativeChitChat Blog – Now with Translations

Translation plug-in now added to ConservativeChitChat’s #blog, so now if you want you can read it in a choice of 58 different #languages, including Latin + Welsh + Scots Gaelic.

Though the plugin uses Google Translate, so exactly how good the translations are…

In other website news, the latest update by the creators of the theme used for this wordpress blog seem to have made a mess of things with the latest update to it.

ConservativeChitChat Group on LinkedIn

A few moments ago I created a LinkedIn Group for ConservativeChitChat to extend the options for people of a Conservative persuasion to connect.

Tweaks Made To The Website

Overnight upgrades have been applied to the ConservativeChitChat website, including:

  • Attempt to fix top menu on the front of the website that was appearing black instead of the blue colour I set it to appear.
  • Refinements to fonts & font sizes
  • Change of background image on front page
  • Change of background image on search page
  • Minor alterations to display of banner adverts on main part of site
  • RSS feed enabled on new forums
  • Enhanced menu enabled on new forums instead of the basic one.
  • Social Media feed on front page fixed so Twitter posts appear in it (still no longer works with Facebook)
  • Zapped Webring banner at bottom of front page as it was failing to display anyway….
  • Changed forum link on top of front page from the old to the new forum.

Merry Christmas from ConservativeChitChat

Just a quick post to wish a Merry Christmas to all the site’s followers who are still following (bah humbug to those who unsubscribed). Continue reading “Merry Christmas from ConservativeChitChat”

UK Voting Intentions Poll

As one of a number of features I’ve sticky-taped onto this re-built WordPress blog after a slight mishap with the delete button, I thought it finally time to put the new polls widget to use with a general “UK Voting Intentions Poll” with more options than are permitted over on Twitter.

And here it is…..

UK Voting Intentions

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Going Rogue / Independent / Considering a “new home”

Some of the more observant among you may have noticed that ConservativeChitChat has been losing it’s MoJo recently, and you’d be right.

It’s not just because there isn’t any UK elections to sink my fangs into at the moment, it’s been kind of going on since the stitch-up to install May as PM after Cameron quit, and the party seems to have gravitated from positive fizz to spreading bollocks from Project Fear Mk1 and Mk2, and not really providing anything I can put much enthusiasm behind any more after the best part of many years of considering it the only sane choice before I even started seriously following politics or had any interest in paying attention to the news because I was young enough to be more interested in watching Thundercats or Rugrats. I first cast a vote for the party back in that fateful 1997 General Election some 21yrs ago when I was finally old enough, and officially started actually joining the party on-and-off probably around 2004/2005, maybe when I’ve been able to spare the membership fee.

It would appear I’m maybe not the only one been feeling this lately?

I’ll still back certain party politicians who still seem to be on my side of the argument, including (but not limited to):

  • Boris Johnson
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • John Redwood
  • Priti Patel
  • Daniel Hannan
  • David Davis
  • Owen Paterson
  • Andrea Jenkyns
  • Penny Mordaunt
  • Philip Davies
  • David C. Bannerman
  • Liz Truss
  • Lucy Allan

I’ll probably also still pitch-in the occasional policy idea when time & energy allows, and try to keep the site and blog updating on a more frequent basis.

ConservativeChitChat arrives on YouTube

While the blog was down and out of action, I decided to take the opportunity to create a ConservativeChitChat YouTube Channel.

Since opening the channel, that I’m still not 100% sure yet what I want to do with it, YouTube has made changes that make it harder to earn squat from it, but it’s still useful via the Subscriptions tab to find News + Politics/social commentary channels on the YouTube platform, as well as the Liked Video Playlist.

The blog is back

After 12-18months of gremlins caused by technical cock-ups, the blog is back at full strength.

It’s largely been fixed due to making another cock-up, deleting the whole thing, and re-installing with posts restored from a back-up.

I’m hoping to be able to get into the habit of writing on this thing more frequently, but we’ll see.

Essential Reading for UK Conservatives

I’ve just cobbled this widget together for use on the new ConservativeChitChat Website that’s a work in progress after a few “issues” that flaired up trying to install the annoying EU Cookie consent thingy.

(this widget was made because Amazon seem to have binned their aStore service that enabled webmasters to stick a miniature online store on their sites via Amazon advertising).

The blog has come home

As of 11th November 2013 we’ve moved back to the original blog after our sister-site AlltheSocialNet we’d moved to trying to use instead ran into a spot of bother with the webhosts (Arvixe) whinging at me about CPU usage of that site and freezing the bit of the site that allows log-ins, so we’re back to blogging (when I can think of something to write about) in-house at ConservativeChitChat (hosted by 1&1 UK), seeing as some improvements had been made to the blogs offered here + an upgrade to the hosting package earlier this year.

If you want to become a contributor on our blogs (one of my original intentions was to allow guest contributors on there, but so far no takers), join the blogs as normal then send me a message via the blogs or messageboard asking me to change your membership status there…. or bung a comment below this blog asking to become a contributor.