Nov 6, 2010

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TOQ v2.0

TOQ v2.0

Welcome faithful readers, subscribers, and fellow thought criminals to the revamped, redesigned, and tastefully refined online home of The Occidental Quarterly. We have implemented an array of improvements to the site’s overall design, data infrastructure, subscription processes, and security protocols.

Our top priority with this redesign was to provide an easier, more streamlined method for readers to purchase and manage their subscriptions to our journal—which I will give a summary of below. As I’m sure you have already noticed, our other priority was to greatly improve the overall aesthetic allure of the site. We wanted the design to be sleek and modernized, yet have a powerful, rugged, and charmingly dangerous appeal. It is our sincere hope that what you see and experience on the new site is not only a welcome change to the same—if I may—lifeless, soporific websites you visit everyday, but also an encouraging vestige of the unrelenting ascension of our movement.

TOQ Subscription Changes

The Society has adopted a new pricing structure for The Occidental Quarterly:

  • $30 for a “download” subscription worldwide.
  • $60 “hard copy” mailed anywhere in the U.S.
  • $80 “hard copy” mailed to Canada.
  • $100 “hard copy” mailed Outside the U.S. or Canada

What You Get

When you purchase a download subscription, you will be able to log into our new subscriber access area where you can download all issues less than one year old in high-definition PDF format (including the full-color cover). Currently, new subscribers will be able to download three issues.

The next issue of TOQ will be made available for download as soon as it is sent to the printer (typically one month before the hard copy would land in your mailbox).

Both the domestic and international hard copy subscriptions include access to the PDF downloads as well.

Members of the Society will soon receive an email with their login credentials for accessing the PDF downloads in addition to their hard copy subscription.

Why We Changed the Subscription Prices

  1. Escalating costs of postage and printing, especially outside of North America.
  2. The increasing preference for reading documents online.

We hope that the download subscription will create a compelling value proposition for students, for those living outside of North America, and for those who prefer to read online.

Another important overhaul we undertook was a complete redesign of our data and communications infrastructure. It has been expertly engineered so that all communications with us are made through a secure, 256 bit, SSL-encrypted connection on a dedicated server that we control. Your secrecy and privacy are extremely important to us and we have taken great measures to ensure your information is protected. We will never reveal your identity or contact information to anyone.

In addition to the online security protections we have set up, from this point forward all hard copies of The Occidental Quarterly will be mailed first class; the only form of mail that cannot be searched or have addresses on the outside of the envelope copied without a warrant.

We take the utmost precautions to protect you, your job and your business from ideologically motivated reprisals. We have done our homework, and the new website reflects best practices in security and privacy.

And now, with Kevin MacDonald as editor, we think The Occidental Quarterly offers a compelling content value coupled with a delivery system and a community of like-minded souls that you can join with complete confidence.

New Site Features

Our developer has implemented hundreds of new features and improvements on the site, so I’ll leave it up to you to discover most of them. Here are a few of the biggest and best changes we hope you’ll like:

  • Subscriber Access Area – This new panel allows TOQ subscribers to manage their subscription level, access downloadable issues of the journal, update contact/shipping/billing information, and we’ll even be adding a community/chat area in the near future. Click here subscribe
  • New Bookstore – Our fancy, new bookstore is definitely something you’ll want to check out. It offers the full functionality of an online e-commerce shop and makes purchasing our books online fast and easy.
  • All-Purpose Contact Form – Now, instead of listing bunch of email addresses, we have a single contact form that will handle article submissions, subscription inquiries, and any other comments or questions you have. Depending on the selections you make, the form will automatically send your message directly to the appropriate person/department here at TOQ.
  • Mobile TOQ – TOQ Online now has special version of the site specifically optimized for mobile devices! It looks great on any iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, or Android phone as well as many other devices. Just visit our website from any smartphone and it will automatically display the optimized version (there is an option to view the normal version as well).

We certainly hope you’ll enjoy the new site and of course, we would love to hear your comments and feedback.

[edited: 5/27/2015]


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  1. F. Roger Devlin said:

    Congratulations to us!

  2. This looks so much better. Nice job guys!

  3. Very well done!

  4. This is quite impressive. Between this site and AlternativeRight, I think WN’s are actually starting to understand that we really need to work on our aesthetic appeal if we’re going to build our base. Now if we could just get Amren, Vdare & co. to do the same, I think we’ll have a great set of core websites that we can be proud to be seen reading and suggest to others who might be on the fence.

  5. John Connell said:

    Just delighted that YGG is back!!! Wonderful!! We certainly value and need the mighty YGG!!

  6. Erik Nordman said:

    Ygg! I have missed you online. I loved the structure and writing style of your personal website, but didn’t think it was updated often enough. Happy to see you here.

    • My personal website has become a relic of the early days – 1995 to 2000. I stopped updating when I felt that further writing would be repetitious and did not want to keep writing just to entertain readers. But now the environment has changed and I have much more to say. Also, the new technology that we are implementing gives this site the potential to be a major institution building force. It can drive down costs, increase our reach and vastly simplify the task of data administration and private communication in a very secure environment, thereby allowing the Society to become the nerve center for a much larger organization as it coordinates the activities and talents of widely dispersed members and subscribers.

      And because I now have responsibility for building that institution, I will be very active indeed. I will be writing, and those writings will appear here and in The Occidental Quarterly, assuming they meet Kevin’s standards. 😉

  7. Bravo for awesome work on the redesign.I think this is ultimately the signal for me to start working on my own website as well. I’m studying closely on the features and I like the way it looks, it looks very formal and awesome, compared to my website that is. The features Yggdrasil posted is quite interesting and is very detailed about the new changes. I wish I could do something like this on my website. Any of you guys willing to help me out? Again, nice work!

  8. Love the new look. Now I know why nothing new was posted for more than 1.5 months.

    I look forward to having my essay on “secession and racial nationalism” — the one that Kevin said got lost in the shuffle — finally see the light of day here.

  9. GREAT JOB! And fantastic to see Yggdrasil joining the TOQ community.

    I’ve followed Ygg’s movie recommendations for several years on his “home site”, and it will be good to have reviews which will help us recommend “healthy” movies to people. These days, so many young people ONLY know reality through video, and don’t read. They might as well get good ones which will inspire them to become what they are inside … even if they don’t know it yet.


  10. Awesome work on the redesign! Congratulations! Its been a while since new posts were made, I’m looking forward to more great posts! Thanks!

  11. Great work Yggdrasil! When is the next post coming up? TOQ’s perspectives really interest me alot and I would love to read more. Looking forward to the subscriptions too! Thanks!

  12. Robert Campbell said:

    This site looks great but we need to get writers plugging away at things if this is to become a regular resource for ‘net denizens.

  13. Daybreaker said:

    “We hope that the download subscription will create a compelling value proposition for students, for those living outside of North America, and for those who prefer to read online.”

    It did.

  14. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it is really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  15. Yggdrasil said:

    So?? What are you waiting for?? :-)

  16. KevinISlaughter said:

    I’m a new subscriber, I bit just before the rate hike. I’m hesitant to subscribe to magazines, with the wealth of content online. A PDF subscription is interesting, but unless you’ve got a large screen tablet, I find I don’t really read them, and I’d rather not print them out on my own printer either.
    I would be more inclined to have a digital only subscription, once I’ve run through my print version, if there was a Kindle formatted version – one designed with that screen size in mind. I don’t know if there’s enough demand for an ereader version or not, but it would be the most comfortable way to read it.
    The site looks great, I’m happy to be subscribing and see where you’re going.

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