I have just made a change in the configuration of extract generation when posts are displayed in what WordPress calls an “archive”. This includes posts displayed when you select:
All posts by a member
Posts from a specified month and year
Posts in a category
Posts with a given tag
Previously, these showed the full text of the selected posts, regardless of their length, unlike posts shown on the home page or in search results, where only the excerpt was shown if the post was longer than two paragraphs and you could read the balance by clicking a “Read More” link.... [Read More]
One of the principles of Ratburger.org since its inception is Radical Transparency—everything about the site, from its source code, updates, and access statistics—shall be accessible to anybody who is interested. There are a few statistics which, due to the design of WordPress, are not generally accessible, which may be of interest. Excluding administrators and accounts they use for testing various features on the site, we now have 77 members, the vast majority of whom are active and regularly visit the site, comment, and post. Since the site went live (in stealth mode) on 2017-12-10, there have been 506 posts and 5,589 comments on them. The software that runs the site, publicly disclosed on GitHub for anybody interested in setting up a competing site, or one appealing to a different audience, has had 86 publicly-posted builds since Git management began on 2017-12-18.
With today’s release of browser-pull dynamic updates of notifications, I consider the site “feature complete” as I envisioned it at the launch last December. With all of the local modifications, as documented in the Updates Group (available for anybody to read), it provides a discussion forum, interest groups, podcasts (we don’t produce them, but provide links to those to which our members regularly listen), private messages, a weekly free conference call, and on-line chat. And all of this is completely free and devoid of advertisements and other intrusive distractions.... [Read More]