The sudden disappearance of the Thanet Independent Group (TIG) website, came as a shock to many readers yesterday. Had their been a catastrophic server crash at Google's Mountain View facility or had the politically-motivated, hacker group, 'Anonymous', targeted the TIGs in a denial of service attack?
Nobody appears to know the answer but like several John Worrow-controlled weblogs before it, TIG suddenly evaporated from the blogosphere and with it, the vital information that might be required to support at least one of the Standards complaints of many, now in the hands of Thanet District Council.
However, all is not lost and in particular, the valuable political resource and gems of personal wisdom, that the TIG weblog represented, its manifesto and position on vital elements of local policy; more important than ever before. You will have read that all three TIG councillors now hold the most influential positions, being given the Chairs on Thursday evening, of the Council's most important governance committees.
Now, I just happen to have the archive of all TIGs posts from the very beginning and I thought, as a gesture of cross-party cooperation at its finest, that I would rebuild their content for them. It may take a little time of course but you will see from the sidebar and here that we now have a new weblog, www.TIGabout.blogspot.com .
Readers will not only be able to remind themselves of those important policy commitments such as the 'Boy George look-alike contest' for this summer's Minnis Bay Pride weekend or the introduction of 'Diversity Blogging Wardens' but will now be able to leave (moderated) comments on each of the stories. You may recall that for some strange technical reason, TIG has had huge problems accepting comments on their blog in the past but now I've solved that particular challenge.
So read on and enjoy and don't forget there's a little bit of Tigger in all of us!