Welcome to the new OffG. After such a major reboot and transfer there will inevitably be some minor glitches. You may encounter some missing content and some brief downtimes for a week or two, but overall we are hoping your experience of the site will not be seriously impeded during the teething time.
Our site now has its own theme – generously donated to us by Wild-Reality.net. In developing it we’ve tried to combine the best of the design and interface you all liked in our old home with a few wholesale improvements and developments.
Our frontpage is divided into three major sections:
LATEST: Right at the top, lists our latest posts.
IN THE HEADLINES: articles dealing with current or breaking news.
BELOW THE LINE: OffG was founded by a group of Guardian readers who were sick of being censored BTL, and our comment section has always been dear to our hearts and an important part of what we are. So we decided to honor this by giving our contributors below the line a place on our front page.
Two other major structural changes are:
The COMMENTS. Our old comment system has been a major headache for us and our readers for some time. We think you’ll find the new one a huge improvement. It uses the WPDiscuz system and provides greatly increased functionality, including (yes!) allowing people to edit their own comments and to easily format their posts.
The “OFFG SECTIONS”. These subpages take some of the strain off our erstwhile chaotic front page, while allowing readers to more easily dig into our archives and categories to find what they are looking for.
Media Watch contains our ‘On Guardian’, ‘Censored on CiF’ and general media analysis.
Politics & Geopolitics contains our old ‘Empire Watch’ and expands on it.
Brave New World unsurprisingly looks at the increasingly dystopian levels of social control we are subject to. Censorship, surveillance, Big Pharma, Big Ag and more.
Outside the Overton Window takes the discussion beyond the current comfort zones of mainstream discourse. From 9/11 as an inside job to allegations of media and government fakery.
Arts and Culture is where you’ll find book and movie reviews, essays, fiction – anything that grabs our interest.
Historical Perspectives is probably as self-explanatory as it gets. Lessons from the historical record.
Multimedia is where you’ll find full-length documentaries, short videos, audio interviews and podcasts.
We hope you find the transition smooth and un-traumatic, and the new design to be in every way an improvement, but if any major problems or issues do arise for you, or you want to make suggestions or ask questions email [email protected], subject line “new site”.