UPDATE 12am pt Tuesday: It’s a thrilled to be officially launched and ‘seeable’ but as my note below indicates, there are a few glitches. First, the “Members” subpage has an issue that will be addressed first thing in the morning. This affects podcasts and the TAM chatroom. I believe I can set up a TAM Chat post here on the main page for tomorrow as they work on the fix for that page. So yes, you can be signed in and still appear to be ‘locked out’ of the Members page.

Also, for Newbies who sign up starting now: After you go through the Paypal process you will then see a ‘404’ error page, but everything’s ok. You will get an email from the system acknowledging your membership and with your temporary password. That issue, too, will be addressed first thing tomorrow.

Re the podcasts from the past few days–the Palin Report and today’s live hour they were posted on the old site and not immediately carried over. I also have tonight’s 3rd Hour, so I’m going to see if TAMs will be able to see a protected post here on the front page until we get the members section figured out.

More soon!

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As you can see we have finally launched the new Tammy Blog! Yes, the look is new and different, but there are also new elements on the site and I want to explain those to everyone.

First, I want to thank the team responsible for getting this launched–Rachael, Sean and Kenton. They’ve spent countless hours pulling this off. My heartfelt thank to each of them.

First, please consider this a ‘beta’ edition of the site. So keep in mind there will be bugs which we can only address by making the site live. You may find missing pictures, or a link may not work, things like that. If you do have trouble or something is out of sorts, or you can’t get through to something please report in Comments in this post with details. While Kenton and Sean will be actively looking for any trouble, your experiences will help us stomp bugs when they appear.

I like everything about the new site, but I know we still need to add things, like a blog roll, we’ll have a music connection for you regarding music from the show, gear, etc. Please feel free to use this thread to comment on the new design and what you like to see added. This isn’t final, it’s just the beginning ๐Ÿ™‚

Now to some new elements–you now have a daily briefing, the box in the middle of the page. Link will be added through the day, with the most recent 8 on the front page. You can click ‘more’ to see the entire list, including older links.

Just below that is a new perk for TAMs called the “TAMWire.” This is a section which will display for readers links to stories submitted exclusively by TAMs. This is your space for things that interest you and that you want to share with the entire LiveWire community. Only TAMs can submit and the submission are moderated–not every submission will be posted. It’s nothing personal, it’s just a matter of balance in stories and what we think is most interesting. Only 8 at a time will appear so be clever in your choices, and think about what readers might not be seeing elsewhere. There is also a limit to how many you can post within a certain amount of time, so please don’t jam up the TAMWire with tons of submissions, submit just a few. This feature works only for TAMs, you must be signed in and simply click the ‘Submit to the TAMwire” element in that section.

My goal for the new blog is to make it bigger and more interactive. You will also notice a new addition to our blogging team–longtime TAM Artgal. As an Arizonan and the increasing importance of her state on so many national issues, her major focus will be the immigration issue and and stories that arise out of Arizona, but you’ll see her blog on some other issues as well. Myself, Pat S., and Maynard will also tackle those issues a well, but now we have someone bringing you news and opinion directly from that front line.

Please click around and get comfortable. Like all of what we do, this is a work in progress. Thank you all for your support and patience. It means the world to me, and my one goal is to make sure we have a home base that can help us make the biggest difference possible for ourselves and our great nation as we launch into the future.

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  1. aardvark says:

    Snifffff…can’t access podcast for today – shoulda downloaded (from old site a while ago) to save for later. When I mouse over the members banner here, a menu dutifully drops down — but as soon as I get down to “podcast” it disappears. One time I did “catch it” and clicked FAST – error 404 page ๐Ÿ™

    • Tammy says:

      Yes, the Members page and podcasts in that element are redirected to the homepage for now. This as you might imagine is at the top of our To Do list for the morning.

  2. kbartram says:

    Congratulations! I love it! =)

  3. Whitney_pip says:

    Looks fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kudos to Tammy, Kenton, Sean, and Rachael for all of their hard work!

  4. RuBegonia says:

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  5. Crueladev says:

    AWESOME! Worth the wait! Love the “bolt”!!
    You pulled off a new and exciting site!

  6. xoanon says:

    I managed to get to the podcasts page – but it acts like I’m not a paying member (I am)…on the right it does say I’m logged in.

    • aardvark says:

      Ditto – can access podcast page now…but it says “members only” despite the site otherwise recognizing me (says logged in as aardvark…” Maybe these are just stages in getting pages up progressively — YIKES – BAAAD word! OK…we’re waiting some more ๐Ÿ™‚ And YES, it looks gorgeous!

    • yates009 says:

      Me too. I thought it might be related to the length of time since my last login. I’ve been away for many months.

      • spammie1 says:

        it shows I’m a member but won’t let me load the podcasts. Is there a way around this?

        • Tammy says:

          spammie, I’ve answered this many times, but please do read my welcome to the new blog post, and you can see my comments here and the top post now is the podcast. There is an issue with the Members page, so the normal podcast page is not accessible. Please access the podcasts that are current on the front page, including in the “more headline” at the bottom of the page you’ll find podcasts from yesterday and the weekend. As soon as the podcast page itself is good, I’ll let everyone know. Obviously I’m going to have make a separate post about this.

  7. katieh09 says:

    Home page looks very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Member Podcast page doesn’t seem to think I’m logged in, even though I am. ๐Ÿ™

  8. niner says:

    Where is the Palin report? Cant get podcasts get error 404. Liked the old web better.

    • Tammy says:

      I know, it is very different, this is our first few hours and I think when you get used to it you will really like it. We’ll get the kinks out in the morning, and in the meantime, you have the podcasts, including Sunday’s Palin Report right on the front page for TAMs. Thanks for your patience niner.

  9. jeaneeinabottle says:

    Bravo clap clap clap Bravo!!!! This is pretty darn cool!! Thanks to all who put it together you did yourself proud, thank you.

  10. larrygeary says:

    Firefox 4, looking good! Congratulations. All TAMs should tweet about it to their followers.

  11. TeaWilly says:

    The new site looks wonderful. Great work y’all.

    I tried the podcast page and I have the same problem as the other folks. I use iTunes for the podcast so it won’t really bother me.

  12. Tammy says:

    Hi everyone! Yes there is a general problem with the whole “Members” page, and that includes podcasts, it’s a bug we will address first thing in the morning. I will be updating this post as well with what we know. With the Members page problem (which includes the chat room) my plan also is to post a *post* to act as the chat room tomorrow, will be experimenting with that tonight.

    So look for the update in this post.

  13. RuthTamarra says:

    I logged on but can’t access the podcasts. I just get a padlock that says for members only. I’m a member so could you please let me in.

    • Tammy says:

      As I note in my main post, there is an issue with the podcast page which will be resolved in the morning. Thanks for your patience ๐Ÿ™‚ (I have a feeling this is going to need to be its own post).

  14. MaryVal says:

    Fabulous! I love it!

  15. ShArKy666 says:

    WOOHOOOO…congrats tammy!!…glad ur finally up

  16. blogchick says:

    Ooooweeeee…it’s gorgeous Tammy! Can’t wait to participate with the other TAMS.

  17. tamcat says:

    Ah, the anticipation is over. I couldn’t imagine what your new site would look like. I was wowed.
    Love the Red, White, & Blue Bolt! Looking forward to interacting on the blog. Awesome!

  18. fast1 says:

    TamWorld, TamExciting and TamThankful
    TamWorld where the Light and Warmth of Truth Shines Through,
    TamWorld a place to Gather, Learn, Share and Love,
    Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work … Lets Roll โ€ฆ

  19. oualdeaux says:

    woot-woot-woot! Fabulous. ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. GiMiller says:

    It was worth the wait! Looks fantastic! Thank You Rachael,Sean,and Kenton!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. jamesrmckenna says:

    new site is looking good…great to be part of the Tammy Army

  22. elleb says:

    Anything worth having is worth waiting for !

    This, of course, should require the theme song “I am Cow” for the show today.

    The new site is very nice !

  23. ffigtree says:

    I love what you did to the place! It is everything I dreamed! LOL

  24. MainelyRight says:

    S-U-W-E-E-T. Congratulations on the new site, Tammy. It is worth waiting for. I’m bald from pulling my hair out yesterday, but it’ll grow back. Thanks so much. It’s a proud day for Tams. MainelyRight.

  25. dingohead says:

    Love the new look. Very nice Tammy. Worth the wait!

  26. bluegrassriver says:

    It’s faster for sure. I’m not crazy about the dark/light text contrasts as the top of the page but maybe I’ll get used to it. Hope the page does it’s job in bringing more Tammy to the wider world.

  27. imacat says:

    Looks great, Tammy! Many thanks to your tech team!

  28. dennisl59 says:

    KUHL.

    I volunteer to report from Deep in the Heart of Texas, Austin(aka San Francisco with cowboy hats!)

    Congratulations Tammy and Team!!!

  29. LJZumpano says:

    WOO HOO!!!!

  30. candace52 says:

    Great site Tammy! I agree with Cru -worth the wait.

  31. ckreider says:

    WOW Tammy The Site is Wonderful… Good Job To All!

  32. JuanitaDugas says:

    LIVE WIRE suits you and your new blog to a “T”. Congratulations Tammy and the whole TAMteam!! I like the direct link to TalkStreamLive in the top banner, and love the RED look. Should be fun getting acquainted with new features, kicking the tires, and watching the TAM Army member ranks grow.

  33. rickh says:

    Now THIS is more like it, Tammy! Great job!

  34. AndreaB says:

    Woo Hoo!! Thanks for the new site TeamSMARTYPANTS. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Krista says:

    Speaking of podcasts… I was wondering why I cannot get the podcasts to my iPod. I can get it to iTunes but not to my iPod. Are they formatted that way or am I doing something wrong?

    • Tammy says:

      Hmm, I’m not sure about that. Can a TAM help her out with this question? Plus the TAM Chat will be up today, if you can join them I’ll have that post on the front protected for TAMs as well starting at 1045am PT.

  36. AD1776 says:

    What a fantastic redesign!! well worth the wait the only thing missing is the drop down for the TAM store where we can buy our TAM gear.

  37. Krista says:

    It does look really good. I cannot wait to get to the podcasts. I am currently locked out. I spose that will be fixed soon.

    • Tammy says:

      Yes, we are now working on the main podcast/members page issue, but there are 3 podcasts on the front page just for TAMs, and today’s live show podcast will also be available on the front page if necessary.

  38. 1ntbtn says:

    Tammy, This is great! Congratulations to everyone involved for putting this together.

  39. Marni says:

    Wonderful job, TAM team! Eye-catching and very attractive. My only bit of constructive criticism is related to your picture on top right, Tammy. Couldn’t we get a new one? Plus, as a firearms enthusiast who has taken many safety classes, you should NOT have your finger on the trigger. Huge no-no unless you’re ready to fire. Otherwise, love the layout and the colors!

  40. jimbo says:

    Add me to the list of TAMs who can’t access the podcasts (it says “members only”). Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

  41. HughM says:

    Wow! Great!

  42. El Gordo says:

    I like the new coffee table and the new curtains are Boss! But I cannot access the “Members” drop-down menu past the second item (TAM Chat). The “Recommended” and “Twitter” icons bleed through and the menu disappears.

    • El Gordo says:

      Never mind…My bad; but the new look is very professional looking and it will take a while to get use the the new “access” procedures. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. naga5 says:

    tammy and the TAM IT team,
    bravo!
    rick

  44. chris1058 says:

    Looks GRRRrrrrEAT! kept my sign in from the old site! and zzzzzzzoooommmmy FAST! Love it!

  45. Palin2012 says:

    New site is really nice – like it very much and I hate change! Looking forward to getting back to the book/reading club and other new stuff. Great job.

  46. yayii says:

    “And on the seventh day he rested”
    Congrats on the new site Tammy, love it!

  47. LOVE the new look! Congrats Tammy and all, looks great, and I know that you’ll get all the kinks worked out. Thanks!

  48. Krista says:

    How do you get a profile picture. I like the quilt pattern but a personal pic would be cool.

  49. pochitatwo says:

    Live wire! was one of the impatient ones, but now understand “patience is a virtue”
    know it will onky get better from here.
    NO WONDER TAMMY IS SO HOT NOW

  50. careless says:

    No more head esplosions for Tam over her website woes. As the dumb bastard would say, “Praise Allah.” Great site. Love you Tam.

  51. KatieSilverSpring says:

    Wow, I am impressed. How professional looking.

  52. otlset says:

    Nice and roomy! Now let’s see, I think my stereo could go over there, my mini-fridge over there, desk by the window…

    Later I think I’ll take a stroll outside in the LiveWire TAMplex commons area, check out the rec-room, shooting range, the Sarah Palin Reference Library, and of course the LiveWire TAMplex cafeteria and coffee bar!

    What? Really? You don’t say.

  53. pochitatwo says:

    can’t wait for the chat room

  54. MaryVal says:

    Suggestions okay? It’s not like the web design and go-live team has nothing to do or anything :^) How about a time/date stamp on comments?

  55. mindidawn says:

    Looks wonderful so far. Will explore later today as I have to go to work. Great job everyone!

  56. Ginger says:

    Tammy, it’s beautiful!

  57. jnarcus says:

    Stunned. I like it but it will still take getting used to……I hate change. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  58. ancientwrrior says:

    Still cannot access podcasts as of 11:30 am even though logged in.

    • Tammy says:

      ancient, until we get the Members page up older podcasts will not be accessible, *but* podcasts for the past few days are now available on the front page in the meantime, including today’s show. Access from there until the bug is worked out. Thanks.

  59. Kimj7157 says:

    Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. hatter83 says:

    OOOOOOH Shiny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. ancientwrrior says:

    Okay, podcasts worked from the front page. Thank you Tammy. Great looking site too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. RandFan says:

    Absolutely…FANTASTIC! Love the new site! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  63. ffigtree says:

    Help! I’m stuck on this website and I can’t get off! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So much more info running so smoothly!

  64. TheGreenHornet says:

    I’ve been working a lot of screwy hours, so I haven’t been able to keep up with the show as much. The new page looks great!

  65. chipster1999 says:

    Finally got home to see the new web design. Looks great. I might even have to get off the couch and move to the chair in front of the Mac more often… LOL

  66. NAC says:

    Excellent. And congratulations to Rachel, Kenton and others behind the scene !I am sure you will have your work cut out for you to fine tune everything.

  67. Txsleuth says:

    I love the new decor, Tammy!

  68. FreedomsWings says:

    Oooohhhh, me likey the new website!! Looks very cool, colors POP! I use iTunes so probably won’t have podcast issues, but I am tempted to ask Tammy about it just to see her head explode. Hehehe! Yeah, I’m unruly that way like most of you TAMs. Guess I’ll go take the nail polish off Lindsay Grahamnesty’s toenails instead and watch his head explode. I’ll tell him head explosions are great ideas just like freedom of speech.

  69. sohali99 says:

    Now I got it. M Bachmann is Karl Rove’s stalking horse. She is a personal friend of his-his words exactly.

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