Jim's been at it again
Arms, legs, the usual.
I also seem to be running the site.
I may get around to writing some actual stories at some point.
Good morning, fine Ficlateers. I hope today finds you well.
Two things today. The first is that our fantastic resident code-monkey, Jim Stitzel, has been hard at work again and has added the ability for us to "like" comments. Should be fairly self-explanatory.
The second thing is that it would be nice to have some more activity on this blog page. With me trying to hold down a full-time job, a spouse, family and run a Scout troop, you will have noticed that I am a bit quiet most of the time. If any of you beautiful people would like to contribute a Ficlatté blog post every month or so, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can set you up.
Comments (4 so far!)
Eventually, I'm going to tie a notifications system into the site, similar to what you see on Facebook, and migrate a lot of the account activity you're used to seeing up to the top of the site for a quick and easy way to pull down what's new that's been happening around the site. I may try to get that pushed out into the next big feature push I do. In the meantime, you'll have to manually check things to see who likes what comments, and you can mouseover the coffee cup to see what users have liked which comments.
And it would definitely be nice to have more contributors to the site blog. I asked ethel for permission to access it a while back with grand plans to post something every couple of weeks, but as it's turned out, I've become a bit busier than expected to keep up with it much. If you do request and receive access, send me a Note. There's a couple of little quirks about the interface I haven't fixed yet that are useful to know about before writing in the blog.
- #3183 Posted 1 year ago
Wow, I love the coffee cups! All of the tweaks to make this more user friendly and social are a big help to keeping active people around. Kudos to you Jim!
- #3184 Posted 1 year ago
I had a thought today as I passed by a coffee shop - actually, Ficlatte does feel a lot like one of those. You peer through the window and see something you like, so you pop in for a second. Sometimes you stay and write a little something, sometimes you grab a quick cup and go about your business until next time.
- #3195 Posted 1 year ago
I have come back after a while offline and did notice the coffee cups, sans lipstick, and was pleased. It definitely is appreciated and the choice of icon or image certainly fits our theme.
I like the feeling of family here...at least, that is the kind of feeling I have here. Thank you! Now that my students' finals are over, I will have a bit more time for creativity, so I'll be around more.
- #3284 Posted 1 year ago