maique
maique

@maique @help There are now three posts in my “Posts”, that failed to be added to my blog, and timeline, and crossposted.

Can we please, please, get back to those simpler times when everything worked?

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maique
maique

@maique @help Of course all of them went out to the blog as soon as I posted my complaint, but not to Mastodon. Appreciate it.

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gr36
gr36

@maique agree with this, I've had a lot issues just recently but radio silence from help.

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AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@gr36 @maique the last time I signed back up to m.b everything was broken. I asked Help for … help and emailed and had zero acknowledgment so I cancelled again.

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maique
maique

@gr36 Things are not great, no.

All three posts went out, at the same time, out of order. Of course these are not life-altering issues, but what is the point of all this? Micro updates throughout the day, so people can see them pop up at dinner time?

It used to work perfectly. Reliability is way down. I get the whole small team thing, but stuff still needs to work, right?

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gr36
gr36

@maique agreed. Otherwise what’s the point.

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maique
maique

@AndyNicolaides It would be a huge hassle to move everything out for me. Workflow is great now, except the part that will not work reliably. That’s a shame. @gr36

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muhh@social.lol
muhh@social.lol

@maique @greg micro.blog seriously needs a "Snow leapord year". New features are fun and great, but the overall experience suffered a lot last year.

TBH I gave up on this. I loved it that it just worked for years. But without this I'm getting frustrated and angry. So much so that I started my own CMS which I **never** wanted to do.

power_rangers_shrug

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maique
maique

@muhh Not ready to give up just yet, but I’ve been looking at alternatives. Some are really nice.

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@maique bring @manton in!

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pimoore
pimoore

@maique @muhh Which platforms have been catching your interest/on the short list?

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maique
maique

@pimoore Still too many, I’m afraid. Ghost, blot, write.as, weblog.lol,…

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AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@maique @pimoore @muhh gotta throw Pika in there as a contender! :)

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bryan
bryan

@maique relatable.

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maique
maique

@AndyNicolaides It’s in there. I’m not sure I could live with so little tweakability, but it’s in there.

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maique
maique

@bryan Maybe things will get back on track 🙂 That would be awesome.

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AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@maique yeah that’s fair. Horses for courses I suppose. The lack of tweaking is actually the main appeal to me 😝

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maique
maique

@AndyNicolaides I believe Micro.blog has hit the perfect balance, in so many things. Shame about the lack of reliability, and the iffy support, with so many hiccups. Other than that, everything is great. I love it.

Then again, it might be just me, things could be awesome for everyone else 🙂

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bjhess
bjhess

@maique We’ll have custom CSS available soon (paid feature). But that’s going to be about the extent of it. Might be tough for a photo-heavy blog/site in that case. Use the best tool for the job!

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maique
maique

@bjhess Thank you for the info. I still believe Micro.blog is the best tool, hard to replicate it all elsewhere.

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z428
z428

@maique Can't really complain, both reliability and support are good most of the time on my end. Crossposting seems stuck once in a while but that never seems to persist for long and usually can be overcome by manually triggering these events. Still pretty pleased. 🙂

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maique
maique

@z428 I'm still pretty pleased myself, can't stress that enough, even with the issues.

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pimoore
pimoore

@AndyNicolaides @maique @muhh Pika is super impressive already, they need to get custom domains happening for… reasons. Other contenders for me are still Bearblog and Weblog, along with 11ty (despite my misgivings with SSGs).

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pimoore
pimoore

@maique @AndyNicolaides I can see the queues from Bearblog in Pika’s design and current/planned feature set, and that’s definitely a great one to emulate. @bjhess

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bjhess
bjhess

@pimoore @AndyNicolaides @muhh Custom domains are coming soon. Testing now!

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bjhess
bjhess

@maique Makes sense!!

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AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@bjhess @pimoore @muhh 💪

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muhh
muhh

@pimoore I've started building my own little ruby app that's going to do what I want. I've started building it on muhh.lol and will let it grow and prune and throw stuff away as it evolves. Next thing I need to integrate is an "under construction" sign...

my blog will coexist on micro.blog as long as it takes. Which might be years 😁

I've discovered posthaven.com yesterday which looks extremely like posterous back in the days (no suprise since it's the same people. Posterous I loved very very much, since it was usable completely by email. Which was the perfect interface for my blind and visually impaired students who mastered Outlook but struggled with clunky webinterfaces. Just like today.

So this has a special place in my heart and it reads quite well what they describe there.

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pimoore
pimoore

@muhh Yeah I’ve been toying around with 11ty, but just not sure I want the friction and software overhead. I’m sure I could learn it enough to not break everything, but if I do then I get to keep the pieces. Even for technically inclined individuals, SSGs present a lot of extra layers and fiddling. Any underpinnings from Jekyll, since you’re using Ruby?

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