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cleverdevil
cleverdevil

For Micro.blog users using micromemories to create an "On This Day" page, I've added some clarification to the README for users with custom themes – https://github.com/cleverdevil/micromemories#requirements.

Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@cleverdevil new to micro.blog...trying to find my way around so im not sure if there is a direct way to message you? Using the microgram script in my "photos" page it only pulls one picture out of a post (usually the last picture) if I include several pics in a post. Am I doing something wrong...im not tech savy enough to file a bug in github where I got it from. If you have time could you help explain.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@Chrisleeladd hello, Chris, and welcome to Micro.blog! You’re going to enjoy it here 😀 So, the “only one photo per post” thing is a current limitation of the photos feed in Micro.blog that microgram uses to generate your photos page. I’ve discussed this limitation with @Manton before and he is aware of it. I think he’d eventually like to make it handle all photos.

Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@cleverdevil ahh I see. Makes sense. I’m loving the platform. I jumped ship on social media a long time ago and was really happy when I found this. I’m looking forward to using it more and getting a better understanding of how it works. Thanks for the reply.

Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@cleverdevil One last question...because I’m a new born baby when it comes to some of this stuff. If you update or fix one of your scripts such as microgram...does that mean I have to delete what I have (the code pasted into my photos page) and re-copy and paste a new code? Or does the update self correct kind of like an app? I’m sorry for the dumb questions. Ive just left main stream social media and I’ve just discovered the Indy web. Trying to learn fast and catch up.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@Chrisleeladd with both microgram and micromemories, you will automatically get improvements without any changes on your end, generally speaking. That said, I may eventually add features that could require that users make updates, but I won’t ever make breaking changes if I can avoid it 😀

Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@cleverdevil thanks for the clarity. Im just trying to understand how all this works. ha! Looking at your github page was the first time I've ever seen anything like that. It's fun to learn though. I think once I understand the mechanics of how it all works in principal I will be able to teach and learn more. Ive been listening to the Monday.micro.blog podcast over the last couple of days to get up to speed when I can. I also found the TIL page and a couple of other help pages. It would be nice if the platform has more of a walk through in it to onboard people like me!

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@Chrisleeladd no problem! If you're intersted in learning more about the broader Indieweb, I also highly recommend joining IndieWeb chat.

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Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@cleverdevil great! Another good resource for me to look into. Thanks!

smokey
smokey

@Chrisleeladd The need for more/better walkthroughs and other onboarding here has come up several times, and we make small steps each time, but agreed there is still lots more that could/should be done.

The help is really helpful, and it’s now actually organized in a way that can be used to help you discover more about the platform. And we’ve got some stuff in the wiki, too, although it’s more “I know about X now and want to learn more/find more tools around it.”

Chrisleeladd
Chrisleeladd

@smokey I think it’s good for the platform to present the tools and resources needed for people at any tech level to jump in and use the product. However, having said that.... I also think every user should take some personal responsibility and be a “learner”. I have enjoyed the process which to me is quite a process but to others already on the platform it may be more second nature or even a simplified second nature. I did struggle to find some of the resources though... I found the help page easily but it took me some time to find the Monday micro cast and the TIL page. Those have been incredibly helpful! I look forward to growing with the ever growing platform. I think this is the coolest thing in the world.

Also just to give a little context about me. I just learned how to use markdown two months ago. That was an interesting Saturday!! Ha!

smokey
smokey

@Chrisleeladd

I also think every user should take some personal responsibility and be a “learner”

This is a very good point (and one I agree with fully); sadly, it seems like many people today aren’t willing to do that when they run into something unfamiliar.

I just learned how to use markdown two months ago. That was an interesting Saturday!! Ha!

I had for years successfully avoided learning Markdown just as I had successfully avoided learning Textile for years before that (I had learned BBCode and MediaWiki syntax so it wasn’t an opposition to learning a pseudo-HTML markup syntax, just something I never encountered enough to need to learn), but Micro.blog finally ended that!

At any rate, welcome, and when you do have questions, just shout and people will be happy to help (and to listen to suggestions, too) 👍