Agonist: The Book

   For over a decade of ups and downs, chaos and dedication, arguments and agreements, The Agonist has earned a place in the blogging community. We have had some marvelous writing, outstanding posts and spirited (to say the least) conversations.

   We are contemplating compiling a Best Of Agonist ebook, to be made available free of charge.


Dust Has Settled

    The site changes have been in effect for a week, with minor tinkering here and there. If there are questions not addressed in Rules or FAQ, comment here or via Contact or Messages.

    Beyond that, now that we’ve all had a chance to get used to it, please feel free to suggest any additions or […]

steeleweed Alert ! Get the bacon sannies’ remark cost Heywood IT contractor dream job

Unverified image of steeleweed with pet pig.

Our fearless Agonist editor steeleweed deserves kudos for his weekly explorations of bacon – More to Life than Bacon. It carries some significant risks, as indicated below.

Manchester Evening News 15 Jun 2013 11:58

An IT contractor claims an off-the-cuff remark about a bacon butty cost […]

Agonist Going Forward

Images: WTF?    Stay Cool    We’re all in the same boat

Now that the dust has been stirred up and most of it has settled, I would like to solicit ideas from the entire Agonist community, from the top to the bottom. I am seeking thoughts on how best to administer the site, keep posts flowing and […]

News to me

I am not happy to read this on The Agonist Facebook page:

Ever since Diaries were never turned on, obviously a sign of distrust of the community, and some serious old vs new posters cock-fighting, I have felt that The Agonist had lost a great deal as a vibrant open and accepting community.


Agonist On WP Update

Responding to pressure from regular readers (o.k., from moley) here’s an update on the state of play with the ongoing upgrades at The Agonist.

We’ve decided to keep the current comments interface in place for now, until and unless we find a better plug-in. It’s a bit buggy in some browsers, especially the “reply” function […]

Agonist Members: Bug Reporting, Comments Testing etc.

Use this post for testing the comments widget, reporting bugs in the site and so forth. I’ve closed comments on the original “Welcome” post.

Regards, Steve