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manton
manton

Updated the web version of Micro.blog today with support for editing the date on a post, and fixed the date when publishing a draft.

DrOct
DrOct

@manton Awesome!

Verso
Verso

@manton What's the official channel (or channels) for feedback?

manton
manton

@Verso Whatever's convenient for you. Email is good (help@micro.blog) but here or in Slack is also fine.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Verso a lot happening in the slack channel.

matpacker
matpacker

@manton awesome, thank you!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton oh - nice - Id noticed that date appear at the top earlier - and hadnt quite dawned on me what you were doing.

This is the PUBLISHED date you are changing ... right?

manton
manton

@JohnPhilpin Right, the published date.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton very cool ... particularly now with the edit date working in mars edit ... incredibly useful. Add a wrong date and the thing disappears - and up it pops at the top in Mars Edit (sort by edited date).

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin @manton If you edit yesterday’s post’s date/time to one for today, will it reappear in the timeline?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik yes - yes it does - the link takes you to a post that I orginally dropped in yesterday ... and now it is in today’s stream.

I specifically chose a post with no comments - not sure what would happen there - since comments would then be dated PRIOR to the post being ‘published' - but I am sure there is an answer…..

Also - on the way through - I accidentally put the wrong date in - and it saved - and was not showing on the timeline - because it was dated TOMORROW - so that is also possible - and I assume that means we can schedule posts?

Finally - we seem to have a 24 hour clock in how we at least set the time ... if not display it ... should please a few people that have been raising this recently!

// @manton

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin scheduled posts. That was my follow-up question. I’m sure @manton must have thought about this.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik yeah - just tried creating a new post but no control on entering a date - not even if you save as a draft first.

BUT - i guess you could write one and publish and immediately edit and save date to the future as a quick kluge before @manton opens the spigot on proper scheduling 😊

I will let you break the internet by editing an existing post with comments to see how that works!

manton
manton

@pratik @JohnPhilpin You can edit the date of a recent post, but if it's older than 24 hours, Micro.blog doesn't update the timeline with any of the changes. It will always update on your blog. (There's no scheduling... I think drafts are the best solution for now.)

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smokey
smokey

@manton @pratik @JohnPhilpin For scheduling, there is a solution: Futurepub from @cleverdevil (but you’d need to use something other than the Micro.blog apps to write the post/send it to Futurepub—and, of course, you’d need to generate a token for futurepub to use to publish to your micro.blog).

cm
cm

@manton thank you, Manton. I’ve got some posts to port over now that I can match their original publication date. I care more about matching the date that the url for some reason.

Cheri
Cheri

@manton Excellent. Thank you!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@smokey thanks for the heads up .... it is beyond my pay grade .. and I am not interested in enough in scheduling to learn :-) ... ‘living in the moment baby’ !

// @pratik

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin Yup. Not interested in scheduling as well. For longer posts, I use Blot where you can schedule. M.B. is meant for thoughts at the moment. @smokey

smokey
smokey

@pratik @JohnPhilpin Yeah, I agree that scheduling is not useful for a lot of cases, which is probably why Manton is right not to focus on it and let Jonathan fill in the missing piece.

However, there are some cases, e.g. for people who are using M.b as their blog-blog and have a book/product/etc. release, it would be useful to write the announcement beforehand and schedule it, as one less thing to have to do manually at the time-of-release (vs. saving a draft and pulling it out of drafts to publish).

Also if you wanted to write your Micro Monday recommendation on Saturday and have it go out on Monday without forgetting about it ;-)