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.
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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
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
Mokum financial report, September 2015 - August 2016: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UAgJW3D6pdai1Ogyt5nCk... (scroll down for the black arrow). TLDR: €2135 donated, €1800 spent so far. We're burning through €163/month on average. Technically there are still two months left, but it is time to prepare for The Second Fundraising. So, 1) tomorrow morning I'll publish budget proposal for September 2016 - September 2017. 2) Later on I have Jimmy Wales-style photo shoot scheduled to increase user engagement. 3) Paypal donation button. I'm still not decided on which day should we do that to increase the fun factor. Any suggestions? Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
Your license to use React.js can be revoked if you compete with Facebook - As far as I know Mokum uses React for its user interface :) @squadette did you read this? Are you planning a switch or you simple don't care until it's time? - http://react-etc.net/entry/your-license-to-use-react-js-can-b...
Did something change in the way Mokum cross-posts to your own feed and to Groups? It seems to me that, before, all I had to do to cross-post was click on the Groups checkbox. But now, if I do that, it unchecks Your Feed. I was looking for things I knew/thought I had cross-posted but they're not in my feed and, since they don't show up in "My discussions," I have no way to find them.
Seems relevant for Mokum: The Rise of Micro-Communities in 2016 - Social Media Week "The days of massive communication are no longer as appealing as they once were." http://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2016/06/rise-micro-communitie...
I've just fixed a medium-level security bug in Mokum. It could NOT be used for unauthorized access to private posts. The scenario was as following: a) other user sees your post as usual (because your feed is public or user is subscribed to your private feed); b) other user favs or hides that post; c) you either go private or you unsubscribe that user from your feed, so that this post should not be visible to them any more); d) other user could still see your post on their "my favs" or "hidden entries" page. They could see post text and up to five comments (or first and the last comment if there were more than five comments). Post was not accessible from the post page or from any other page. Many thanks to @inque for reporting this error. I want to sincerely express my apologies for this error.
I've added experimental "most faved" pages (10+ favs): https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved (your languages, which could be set in settings). There are also per-language pages: https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/en (English), https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/ru (Russian), https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/it (Italian), https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/tr (Turkish), https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/fa (Farsi). There is also https://mokum.place/filter/most_faved/all, which is "all languages, including undetected". #mokum-releases