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TOQ v2.0

Posted By Yggdrasil On November 6, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In Featured | 28 Comments

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 a “hard copy” mailed anywhere in North America.
  • $80 a “hard copy” mailed outside of North America.

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 [1]
  • Email Subscriptions – Receive updates when we post something new to the blog sent right to your inbox. Just enter your email address in the form located in our sidebar.
  • Online Donations – We now offer our faithful supporters the ability to make easy, secure online donations on a one-time or recurring basis. All the information entered in our new donation form is transmitted securely via a 256-bit, encrypted connection. If you’re feeling generous right now or perhaps even curious, please head over to our secure donation page [2].
  • New Bookstore – Our fancy, new bookstore [3] 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.


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28 Comments To "TOQ v2.0"

#1 Comment By F. Roger Devlin On November 7, 2010 @ 12:21 am

Congratulations to us!

#2 Comment By Kirk P. On November 7, 2010 @ 8:40 am

This looks so much better. Nice job guys!

#3 Comment By James On November 7, 2010 @ 10:29 am

Very well done!

#4 Comment By Robert On November 7, 2010 @ 11:20 am

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 Comment By John Connell On November 7, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

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

#6 Comment By James On November 7, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

Yes! Amren and Vdare do need an overhaul…

#7 Comment By Erik Nordman On November 7, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

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.

#8 Comment By Yggdrasil On November 7, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

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. ;-)

#9 Comment By Hunter Wallace On November 8, 2010 @ 5:16 am

I like the redesign. Now you need writers. :)

#10 Comment By Mica Galleb On November 8, 2010 @ 8:44 am

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!

#11 Comment By fellist On November 8, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

Site looks great. Great to see Ygg here.

I’m unsure what is meant by ‘“download” subscription’ … will we have to pay for PDFs of future issues? I am happy to pay for a journal of TOQ’s quality, but it’s unfortunate that some may be priced out.

#12 Comment By fellist On November 8, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

My apologies, the notice is very clear. Download subscribers will have acess to new PDF issues that will only become available to everyone else one year after publication. It offers a nice reason to make a small donation to the cause while receiving something useful back.

#13 Comment By Yggdrasil On November 8, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

“I’m unsure what is meant by ‘“download” subscription’ … will we have to pay for PDFs of future issues?”

The whole world will be able to download PDFs of all TOQ articles that are a year old or older for free. A download subscription means that you can download each issue immediately as soon as it is printer ready (a month before it is mailed) and you get the color covers. I understand that there are print shops that can take the PDF file and print and bind a hard copy for you. That alternative might be much cheaper for our overseas subscribers than paying for U.S. printing, handling, and the $8 to $10 postage to mail a copy outside of North America.

Like all other subscriptions, a download subscription will give you access to the download area that is not visible to the public. We have had many subscribers say they would like to get together and meet with other subscribers that live in their area (within driving distance). We will be using this private access area to organize those gatherings. Any current subscriber who would like to host a small gathering (no more than 8 to 10 people) at his or her home should send a note to that effect to [4].

As you may know, The Charles Martel Society is a “confidential” society, one to which nobody is considered for admission unless he or she is personally well known by one or more active members. The identity of most of our members is kept secret. If demand exists, we will create a secure member area where members may correspond with each other, and we may allow approved subscribers (those who we have met face to face at one of our regional meetings) to browse and post in that area as well. This web site will be a key component in any future evolution and growth of the organization as it gives us the ability to extend the confidential policies and practices of the Society to much larger groups of individuals in North America, and perhaps, Europe and the rest of the World.

The Society has no intention of phasing out the hardbound copy of TOQ. The “download only” subscription is an experiment. We will see how it goes. We have kept the price of the hardbound subscription constant for the past 9 years, and the increase to $60 per annum reflects our actual costs of authoring, editing, printing and mailing. The $60 rate will not produce revenue for other projects.

I should note that inquiries or complaints about subscriptions should be sent to [4] (they come to me). We do not want Kevin’s time taken up with those sorts of matters. Comments about content of TOQ and ideas, suggestions and article submissions, should be directed to [5] (Kevin MacDonald).

In the future, we will try to round up more articles for submission dealing with strategy, tactics, data and data sources, all directed at those who would like to see more articles about practical activism appear in TOQ (remembering that there are limits to what a 501(c)(3) organization can do in this area). But the content and direction of TOQ is entirely up to Kevin MacDonald, so comments and suggestions along that line ought to be directed to him.

#14 Comment By Yggdrasil On November 8, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

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

#15 Comment By Steven E. Romer On November 8, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

Great looking website! I like the subscriber access and bookstore and the new PDF subscriptions. One thing I would like to see is maybe a “forthcoming issues” feature? Anyway, glad to see Yggdrasil on the site! Read lots of his stuff over the years on SF, loved the library and movie lists on his site, etc. I am even more proud to be a supporter, sometimes writer, and part of the Occidental family!

#16 Comment By Yggdrasil On November 8, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

Subscription prices above are for one year – four issues, beginning with the current issue at the time the subscription is logged in. We will watch the subscription patterns and then assess whether to offer multi-year subscriptions.

#17 Comment By LouieLouie On November 10, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

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.

#18 Comment By Gregor On November 10, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

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.

Thanks!

#19 Comment By Head Unit On November 11, 2010 @ 1:58 am

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

#20 Comment By KevinISlaughter On November 23, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

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.

#21 Comment By TV aerial installation On November 24, 2010 @ 11:31 am

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!

#22 Comment By Robert Campbell On November 24, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

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.

#23 Comment By Hugin On November 27, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

hey yggdrasil,

old cop-out, come on!

Hugin

#24 Comment By Heat Pumps On December 3, 2010 @ 6:07 am

Hey yggrasil! When is the next new post? Its been a long time, I hope its coming very soon. Thanks!

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