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Monday, June 09, 2003


SquawkBox comments

posted by Aziz P. at Monday, June 09, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
As you may have noticed, Haloscan has had many outages and problems in the past few months. Given the Dean Blog's massive growth, I think we have outgrown such an unreliable service. I've added Squawk Box as an alternative comment system which I encourage everyone to use, and if it works out well, we will dump the Haloscan comments. I'll upgrade the Squawk account to Pro if it looks like people prefer it and it works smoothly. For now we will still have the Haloscan link available as well. If anyone knows how to extract archived comments from Haloscan en masse, please let me know (in the SQ comments :)


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.