read.cash roadmap

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We are a very young project (started Oct 18th, 2019), so we lack quite a few features. Read more about the project at our About page.
We'll publish and update our plans here.

Things listed here are not in any particular order.

  • Make sections move according to reading preferences

  • Separate affiliate fees notifications from other?

  • Fix the way the new homepage works with languages

  • A way to set "all/new"/"all/hot" as a homepage (and back)

  • Change your email (@DarthRoison)

  • Make one-time QR codes remember private key and re-attempt broadcasting

  • Ability to translate articles (possibly with revenue sharing)

  • Ability to send private (preferably e2e encrypted) messages

  • Mentions autocomplete

  • Feed of new comments

  • Notifications about new affiliates (@Cain)

  • Ability to see who I follow and who follows me (@Telesfor)

  • "Sticky" footer/left thingy with link to comments and shares?

  • Mentions notifications (in comment or in article)

  • Links to to-do items

  • (?) Clickable explanations (mark)

  • Wide code block

  • Promote your own post (opt-in to users)

  • Consider BIP70 instead of ephemeral QR codes

  • IPFS videos (source)

  • A personal About Me page for each user profile, where you can also tip to that user (elrikpiro)

  • Reminder about unapproved sponsors

  • Bug: deleting image

  • Bug: copying images

  • Bug: italics in code blocks

  • Bug: pasting into images's caption

  • Bug: links in images caption

  • CashID using QR codes and asking for nickname first on registration

  • Minor: Links hotkey Ctrl+K, Cmd+K (select)

  • Real-time balance updates

  • More / cut tag

  • Twitter embeds / incl. video

  • Sponsorship minor additions: editing of monthly amount, request to change the logo

  • Premium parts of article visible for sponsors

  • Promote your articles via reddit/memo/etc.. (maybe: bounties for promotion)

  • Description, snippet editor

  • Better comment editor

  • Best article contest

  • Dark theme

  • Table of contents (in separate editor?) "next", "previous" link, for books, etc...

  • Add overview of all site functions to onboarding (onboarding v2/v3)

  • Footnotes and sidenotes

  • RSS feeds (main page, topic, author)

  • (!) Warning blocks

  • Multiple languages for the article(? )

  • 2/3 columns block (wide / narrow / 1-3 / 3-1 split)

  • Polls / straw polls

  • Better explanation of upvotes for non-registered users

  • Ability to close "one-time" QR code (sorry, obvious, but not that easy)

  • Personalized page (homepage?) based on subscriptions

  • minor: Save previous H1,2,3 "links" so that change of the text doesn't break old links

  • Stats page

  • Change e-mail, change password

  • Alter egos / pseudonyms switching

  • New address for each article? Though it's still analyzable

  • From @imkeshav: Ability to tip from home/main page instead of having to open the article and do it

  • From @imkeshav: From profile, I can access my articles, also nice to have link to my comments

  • If we develop a subscription feed - we need to make an option to turn off notifications

  • Edit history

  • Footer signature ( box) for additional promo links or banners (@aschatria)

  • Crypto tickers/ market price though out the posts when mentioned (@aschatria)

  • Media snippets ( cards) for Twitter and MemoCash (@aschatria)

  • Auto-post sharing (or/and scheduling) to social media (@aschatria)

  • Separate tab for drafted or unpublished posts (@aschatria)

  • Reactions (@aleenajoe)

  • Add boosts to the new homepage

  • Minor: forum post links (here)

  • Notifications filters? (@molecular) (Dont: 5 February 2020)

  • From imkeshav: Give a "Feedback" link on the top right corner, so ppl like me can give quick feedback (Done: 1 February 2020)

  • Search my own comments (btcfork) (Done: 1 February 2020)

  • Forum (Done: 31 January 2020)

  • Send text of notifications to email (Done: 24 January 2020)

  • Support Greek (here) (Done: 18 January 2020)

  • Check the website in Tor Browser (here)

  • Embed SoundCloud (Done: 17 January 2020)

  • Fix the upper dropdown on mobile phones (seems to work? iPhones?)

  • Search the site or author posts (ideally with nice dropdown) (Done: 13 January 2020)

  • Communities (main page has too many topics) (Unfinished) (Mostly done: 13 January 2020)

  • Block users, Ability to mute certain posters from the feed (from reading/commenting/appearing in feed) (Done: 10 January 2020)

  • Automatic addition of sponsors block to the end of each article (opt-in) (Done: January 2020)

  • Languages preferences (Done: 2 January 2020)

  • Language filters (main feed has too many languages that not everyone understands) (Done: 28 December 2019)

  • Sponsors embedding (SVG/iframe) (Rosco Kalis)
    + better "Become a sponsor" button (Done: 24 December 2019)

  • Reminders about ending sponsorship (Done: 21 December 2019)

  • Select a language for the article (Done: 20 December 2019)

  • Lead image (Done: 10 December 2019)

  • Save article / saved articles (@GeukensMathieu) (Done: 10 December 2019)

  • Better main page (Done: 6 December 2019, but will improve in future)

  • Export all your articles at any time with possibility to self-host them (include IPFS hosting in discussion) (Done: 1 December 2019)

  • Reply to the comment from notifications page (btcfork) (Done: 1 December 2019)

  • Profile links to Twitter, Reddit, etc... (Done: 1 December 2019)

  • Monthly/Weekly Sponsorships (Done: 26 November 2019)

  • Notifications to email (if opted-in) (Done: 24 November 2019)

  • PeerTube embeds (requested here)

  • Auto-expand comment entry field

  • In comments, please show user icon, its hard to distinguish between readers in the thread below.

  • Delete your comment (Done: 14 November 2019)

  • Hot, new, top (day, week, month, year) sorting of the main/topics/author pages (Done: 17 November 2019)

  • Make QR code payments more resilient (Loss of funds due to race conditions on upstream server availability)

  • Do something about rest.bitcoin.com connectivity (often down) (Done: 14 November 2019) (in case of repeat: gRPC research)

  • Affiliate program (Done: 13 November 2019)

  • Mobile payments links (Done: 11 November 2019)

  • Incognito mode creates a new wallet, should warn about existing
    Related: ability to import seed into another browser (Done: 10 November 2019)

  • Detect links in comments (Done: 10 November 2019)

  • Image popup (zoom) (Done: 9 November 2019)

  • Wide images (Done: 9 November 2019)

  • Image links (Done: 9 November 2019)

  • Links to H1, H2, H3 in the article (Done: 7 November 2019)

  • Better interface for embeds (Done: 7 November 2019)

  • Show number of subscribers (Done: 7 November 2019)

  • List contributors (on article) (Done: 7 November 2019)

  • Article last updated (Done: 5 November 2019)

  • Auto-avatars / upload (Done: 5 November 2019)

  • Upload image interface + unsplash (Done: 5 November 2019)

  • Ability to edit comments (Done: 4 November 2019)

  • Follow author (Done: 4 November 2019)

  • Follow topic (Done: 4 November 2019)

  • Add topics to articles (Done: 3 November 2019)

  • Topic pages (Done: 3 November 2019)

  • In-site notifications (suggested by @JonathanSilverblood) + archive (comment, upvote, reply) (Done: 2 November 2019)

  • Shouldn't be possible to open two tabs with same article in editing mode (Done: 2 November 2019)

  • CashID (suggested by @JonathanSilverblood) (Done: 1 November 2019)

  • Deposit US Dollars (Done: 26 October 2019)

  • Embeds (YouTube, etc..) (Done: 26 October 2019)

  • Comment upvoting

  • Comments system (done: 25 October 2019)

  • Images uploading and storage (done: 24 October 2019)

Possible ideas (under consideration)

  • Spoiler tags

  • Theme for your blog

  • ToDo upvotes

  • Paywall, premium content for sponsors

  • manual rel="canonical" (maybe?)

  • Better code editor (not that easy to implement)

  • Article analytics / stats (is it even useful?)

  • SLP tokens support? (probably not)

  • Bounties for posting

  • Custom domains (wallet problem)

  • Sideproject: projects like KAIN1 are hard to pull of even in 2019

  • Upvote your own comments (George Donnelly)

  • ToDo items, like this list (maybe?) (done: 24 October 2019)

Want a specific feature?

Post a request to https://read.cash/forum/readcash

How can I donate to further the development?

Upvote this article or write another article (about anything) and upvote it yourself. 100% of such upvote goes to us.

How do I contact you directly?

Send an email to hello@read.cash or use https://read.cash/forum/readcash

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Finally i got good site for bloggers... Thank you for making site for small bloggers❤️❤️

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1 month ago

👍 Glad you like it! Welcome!

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1 month ago

TWO UPVOTING METHOD : haha reacts,love reacts,sad reacts,angry react (people upvote articles with reaction . ... hope you like my idea

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1 month ago

Thanks! Noted.

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1 month ago

delete comments option please ........

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2 months ago
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2 months ago

new request : access this article only in 0.05$ or 0.01$... user access easily with upvoating ...(monthly sponsors for access content is not a good idea )

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2 months ago

https://satoshiwall.cash/ does this really well

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2 months ago

Nice! :0) Updated frequently.

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2 months ago

Hello! I am trying to start a blog in Greek on your platform and everything has been fine so far except the font. Apparently, the "Merriweather" font lacks some Greek glyphs, and the text is not rendered properly. Is it possible to add a font that contains all (modern) Greek glyphs? Thank you very much for your attention, and good luck with your project.

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2 months ago

Oh, that's a pity! Can you type here the letters that are missing, so that we can better check? Thanks!

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2 months ago

Αυτό είναι ένα κείμενο στα Ελληνικά που δεν εμφανίζεται σωστά. Τα γράμματα "μ" και "π" φαίνονται μεγαλύτερα από τα υπόλοιπα.

Translation: 'This is a text in Greek that does not appear properly. Letters "mu" and "pi" appear larger than the rest.' [You have to put the text in the body of an article to see it.]

The "Montserrat" sans-serif font used for the title is also slightly problematic, but to a much lesser degree. Maybe you should use some font family from 'Google Fonts'? Or, even better, (making a wish here :D ) use the Computer Modern font family?

https://www.checkmyworking.com/cm-web-fonts/

Edit: A related problem is that when I mix Greek and Latin letters in my text (e.g. by placing some English words), the Latin letters appear bigger than the Greek ones. This implies that some glyphs are pulled from a different font; maybe one font is used for all Latin and a couple Greek letters, and a different fallback font is used for the rest.

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2 months ago

Ok, some preliminary testing shows that it's not an easy problem to solve, as everybody loves Merriweather and don't want to see it go, but it implements letters μ and π as symbols, so that's why they appear bigger. It seems that the only solution we could do is to use another font completely for articles where Greek letters (not mu and pi) appear, so even if we add a closest font as a backup - it still looks weird. But it'll take some time, sorry :( I'll add it to the Roadmap and we'll try to do it whenever possible.

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2 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to look into that! I understand I am a somewhat niche user and it will take some time. A quick fix for most of my problems would be:

  1. Either providing a new CSS for a user that has [only] "Greek" enabled as language; the CSS should use only 'serif' as font-family

  2. or, doing some typeface engineering and removing the problematic "μ" and "π" glyphs from the font that is loaded. See here: http://zarniwhoop.uk/files/PDF-contents/Merriweather-contents.pdf

I'm patient. :)

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2 months ago

Should mostly be fixed: https://i.imgur.com/JX1WYhu.png

To see the proper font in the editor - select the language to be Greek.

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2 months ago

Yes, it works beautifully! Thank you very much, that was super quick! Good luck with your project, and thanks for providing the platform for my blog. <3

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2 months ago

Yeah, I think we'll just use another typeface if the article has Greek as a language or maybe if it has Greek letters in it. Still need to think about it both options.

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2 months ago

Yeah, I can see the problem. Merriweather is one of the fonts from Google Fonts. It just doesn't have any Greek letters it seems, so it falls back to some other system font. We'll see what we can do.

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2 months ago

New feature request:

Suggestion: allow us to block people that we don't want interacting with our content and delete option for unwanted comments. You have a user supporting rape and pedophilia on page and I don't want that jealous garbage of a person leaving his spam and insanity under my posts.

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2 months ago

✓ Already in the list

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2 months ago

Hey guys, this site is getting cooler by the day

Is there a way to access my comments like I can access my articles from my profile?

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3 months ago

Thanks! yeah, we need to do that. It's still not done and still on the roadmap. Sorry, not enough time for everything :)

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3 months ago

suggestion: let me add my https://nfogix.com/ key to track visitor stats. it's more privacy friendly and encrypted!

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3 months ago

We won't be adding any trackers to the site, sorry.This is a slippery slope towards the modern web where you have hundreds of corporations tracking your every move.

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3 months ago

nfogix is not a corp, and has no access to individual stats.

how do you show value to potential sponsors?

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3 months ago

The problem isn't with that. We(users of read.cash) have an internal wallet on read.cash, which is accessible to anything that can execute JavaScript on the site. If we allow this tracker - that means they can decide at some point that it's much easier to steal everyone's Bitcoin Cash and be done with it, rather than building a company. It's a security risk we can't accept.

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3 months ago

mh i see... that's an actual problem. thanks for the explanation.

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3 months ago

Search the site or author posts (ideally with nice dropdown)

this is the feature i look most forward to!

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3 months ago

Yeah, it's coming. We feel this pain ourselves too.

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3 months ago

Resolved

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3 months ago

BTW are you doing anything to get btcfork Reddit acct unsuspended? Maybe it would help if we vouched for you somehow?

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3 months ago

We've added the usernames.

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3 months ago

:-)

I wasn't being precise enough I think, but what you did also helps.

What I was after is to see who I am "Sponsoring". Right now in that table I see only my logos and the amount, until when etc. (and it seems new: "by btcfork" but I know that because I'm looking at my own sponsorship page :)

I'd like to see which username I am sponsoring.

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3 months ago

Yeah... that was a case of "pure stupid" on our part :) Should be fixed now.

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3 months ago

The only thing I see in the database by you is sponsoring us (https://read.cash/@Read.Cash/what-is-readcash-7b0bfcfc the logo is still there) Is that it?

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3 months ago

Resolved

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3 months ago

Oh, ok. Got it. We'll check it out.

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3 months ago

Don't spend time on it now. Only if you get other reports like this, as I may be misremembering.

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3 months ago

Well, there doesn't seem to be anything to look at. There are only 2 sponsorships by you, both at $1, both in the database and in logs.

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3 months ago

You can always email us at hello@read.cash Yep, the username makes sense. We'll add it. As for the situation with sponsorship - I'll look it up.

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3 months ago

General low-priority question / suggestion, not sure if at all feasible based on your implementation:

Sometimes it would be great to see the Edit history of an article.

I suppose you might not store updates in a version control format though, but if you did, that would be a nice feature to quickly see what an author has modified, whether some corrections have been suitably applied etc.

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3 months ago

Yeah, we thought about it, but it's not quite easy to implement (because you need to store everything, preferably effectively) and also need some kind of diff'ing interface.. I'll add it to the Roadmap, but yes, it's not quite easy :)

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3 months ago

Thanks, this could be a longer-term goal. Another thought - if there was a kind of "markup source view" of posts, then a reader could already do the diff oneself without needing much more from the site - provided he had stored an earlier version of the article's "source" himself.

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3 months ago

Yeah, we're not quite storing the markup, it's more of a structured JSON that isn't that easy to diff with eyes.

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3 months ago

Honestly, I use diff tools, but yes, my eyes are involved ;-)

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3 months ago

I'm torn about getting notifications from people I subscribe to. At the moment I only follow very few accounts so it's not a big deal, but I think I prefer to have the notifications only be for upvotes or comments. Eventually I'm hoping you have the option to see only articles posted by those you subscribe to, which might eliminate the need for the notification for articles published by those accounts.

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3 months ago

That wouldn't make any sense now, since that's the only thing subscription does (sends notifications). But if we develop something like a feed of subscriptions - then an option to turn off notifications for subscriptions might make sense.

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3 months ago

your link in the bip70 line to twitter is a 404

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3 months ago

Thanks! Removed it.

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3 months ago

After setting the lead image on an article which didn't have on before (used a stock image):

  • it shows up correctly when I view my posts
  • it shows up with the correct new image on the main page
  • when tweeting the link, the old stock image is still used, which defeats my purpose :(

in case it helps, the article in question is https://read.cash/@btcfork/incentivizing-the-debunking-of-myths-introducing-mythbuster-slp-token-84dbae6e

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3 months ago

Sorry, missed this somehow. I think it might be a Twitter bug. The article has a twitter:image set to the gold coins image. This one is correct, right?

<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://rcimg.net/images/84dbae6e/L3QkY0r9NhUKhFDt8THfykGO6n0Fa0s79ed7vcBH.jpeg">
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3 months ago

Yes, that's the correct image. Could be a Twitter bug. I'll try retweeting it. Thanks for having a look!

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3 months ago

bug report:

filling profile links, put a Memo address, it displays https://reddit.com/1... link afterwards instead of linking to memo.cash site.

Should be a quick fix :)

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3 months ago

Should be fixed now.

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3 months ago

Thanks ;)

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3 months ago

Oh wow :) thanks for reporting! We'll fix it.

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3 months ago

Is it possible to create anchors within articles in some way? That would be useful, as sometimes I'd like to point people at subsections of a particular myth post.

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3 months ago

Yes, use the headings, like #, ##, ###. Then you can get the anchor link from preview page.

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3 months ago

Maybe a personal About Me page for each user profile, where you can also tip to that user, that could be used to spread the site as you promote yourself.

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4 months ago

Good idea, will add in a minute! Thanks!

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4 months ago

Long term suggestion:

Allow author to"Export to PDF" or "Export to <some kind of markup> for an article (obv. only those w/o paywall features if those are implemented in future).

I'd really like to be able to backup stuff onto local storage or IPFS.

Of course direct site-to-IPFS article export would be even better. Save the need for some kind of archiving sites like Wayback machine.

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4 months ago

Export all your articles at any time with possibility to self-host them

Do you mean like this: "Export all your articles at any time with possibility to self-host them"? Because this is definitely planned. Not quite sure about "Export to IPFS" - what's the use case? Like making sure author doesn't change the article or that read.cash doesn't go offline?

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4 months ago

Export all your articles at any time with possibility to self-host them

Of course I overlooked that while scanning the list! :-/ Should have Ctrl-F'd...

My aim here is just to have the full content in case read.cash's servers are stolen or confiscated.

IPFS came to mind as a nice distributed backup where I can simply help to serve my content (in whatever form - PDF seemed nice) as a last resort.

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4 months ago

Cool! I think we'll add IPFS to that bullet point and see how it works and what can be done. Thanks!

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4 months ago

Ability to mute certain posters from the feed.

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4 months ago

Good point. Though the curation of the feed is a generally a problem of its own. Definitely on our minds. But currently more or less people trying all kinds of spam just get bored and leave.

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4 months ago

Testing the comment system

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5 months ago

Seems to be working

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5 months ago

Do threads work?

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5 months ago

Seems so.

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5 months ago

Commenting works!

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5 months ago

And now we can delete our own comments!!

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4 months ago

Great!

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5 months ago

I Suggest to add a "Mark all as read" button in the notifications menu.

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4 months ago

It won't do anything :) By default as soon as you open the notification screen - all of the notifications are marked as "read". Just hit refresh.

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4 months ago
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