Dear friends, today is two years since Mokum went live. Thank you for your support! :)
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"Mentions" page was reimplemented as a standard list of posts: https://mokum.place/filter/mentions. It contains posts that a) mention you by username; b) link to your posts; c) link to your k-texts. I'm not sure that selection criteria are completely right, e.g. it looks like your direct messages should not be there, but that could be fixed.
💶💵 Mokum financial report, August 2016-March 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nu... TLDR: €1254 out of €2225 spent so far on servers and backup storage 💻. We spend €156/month on average, so we have enough money till October 🎉, so the next fundraising will happen around September 🍂☔. Thank you for your support! 😍 #mokum-budget
Dear friends, let me introduce to you https://movdut.0xd8.org/, which is a kind of Mokum-based social app that facilitates whatever between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to whatever. It was developed by @vadikas as a reimplementation of well-known "Vduting" application which was quite popular in Russian Friendfeed (including its wildly successful "Vuzhing" offshoot). Here we go again.
Dear friends, we've released new images engine. Main features are: a) thumbnails are delivered in optimal size, perfectly resized for your screen width (and fully Retina- and similar technologies ready). This is especially useful for mobile phones because it conserves bandwidth. Additionally, if your Android device is in "data savings" mode then thumbnail images are compressed even further; b) Uploaded images are post-processed, e.g. removing EXIF tags for privacy. c) There will be no more issues with half-broken animated GIF files, because we no longer transcode GIF files. d) issue with some photos being too dark is finally resolved; f) additionally, several bugs with image layout engine were fixed, so that screen is better used, especially on smaller devices. There are several more things that need to be implemented, both user-visible and under-the-hood, but this could be declared v1.
Dear friends, https://VK.com recently permanently disallowed playing audio tracks uploaded to your user accounts on third-party sites (including Mokum). This was done quite abruptly. There were 514 tracks from vk.com shared by 68 users on Mokum. VK.com was the first music sharing service we've implemented, and it was done almost exactly a year ago. I've removed audio player (because it now always plays small jingle suggesting you to go to VK.com), and only the link to the site search page is left (e.g.: https://mokum.place/squadette/122248). Mokum continues supporting https://bandcamp.com (they seem to be doing quite well, which is really great), http://soundcloud.com, https://www.mixcloud.com/, and direct mp3 URLs, including Dropbox links. Sorry for the inconvenience,
Mokum financial report, August 2016-November 2016: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nu... TLDR: €2225.6 (€1890 + €335.6 left from previous fundraising), €602 spent so far. We spend €150/month on average. (NB: I made a mistake in budget proposal and included only one server. Sorry about that!) Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
Dear friends, we have a new design for Mokum, courtesy of @ayoshi. Please keep calm and report issues to @changelog (not to @mokum). New design is optimized for mobile devices, but desktop browsers need to be handled correctly. Due to the nature of change, we need to see the screenshot and information on device and browser you're using. This is very large change, it is not final, and mistakes are inevitable. Due to the nature of this change the only way to test this is with your help. Thank you! Please comment with positive feedback. Negative feedback goes here: https://mokum.place/support/878344
Dear friends, I've just released beta-version of comment likes. I'm not sure how confusing the UI is, but let's try it out and see how it works. You need to refresh the page to see new controls.
Mokum public roadmap, Q4 2016-Q1 2017 and beyond: https://trello.com/b/KCM5x1Xc/mokum-place-roadmap-2016-q4-201... This list is heavily influenced by https://mokum.place/v/top.
Mokum donations report: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WhQ7UkPyjYcn3sTgfIakR... 92 donations in 12 hours. €2,007 total, €112 in Paypal fees (5.59%), €1,895 available for use. Average donation €21.82, median €10, minimum €3, maximum €239. Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget (sorry for the delay). Updated financial report will be published at the end of September.
Dear friends, we have raised €1890 in about 11 hours. Thank you all! I'll prepare donations report later this week. If you missed today's fun, I hope you will have another chance in September 2017, or earlier if we would have to expand our operations due to increased number of Mokum users.
Dear friends, we need to raise €1659 for twelve months of Mokum maintenance (September 2016-September 2017). Here is the donation page: https://mokum.place/about/donate Thank you for your support! Update: €310. Update: €1167. Update: €1767.
Dear friends, it is now possible to download everything you've posted to Mokum as a single Zip archive. Archive contains machine-readable JSON files in a simple format, containing entries from your feed, your private subfeed, direct messages, image attachments, list of faved posts and your text pages. https://mokum.place/takeout This archive could be used as your own backup copy; to create a version of your feed for offline reading; to allow migrating to a different platform or just leaving the service without losing your content.
Mokum budget proposal, September 2016 - September 2017. TLDR: we need to raise 1580 EUR. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PjZjfJ6XkCa2a9nAUO_1Z... The Paypal Button will be announced a bit later. Thank you, #mokum-budget