Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
I am pleased to announce another feature on the Recycling Group Finder, Page-view stats!
This is basically shows a visitor or moderator the level of interest the group has achieved over the last 30 days from the web including both users visiting from search engines and those visiting the page through a direct link. Check it out on all group pages, for example on the San Francisco Freecycle page. Let me know what you think!
Monday, 4 August 2008
I realised that there was no way for me to communicate all the new things that were happening on the Recycling Group Finder site so I have created this blog to fix that, and I am going to kick off with news of a bug-fix and a couple of new features.
'Remember Me' works again for moderator login
It was broken for a while, but now it's fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused, hopefully should make peoples lives easier.
An optional list of areas a group covers can be entered in the admin section for a group. This won't affect the search results on the site, that will remain strictly based on a geographical proximity, but it may have an affect on what page people land on from search engines, and the information will be of course be displayed to visitors.
Moderators, you can now add a free-form text note to your group, should you feel the need.
Any changes to the group made from the admin page will show up on the group page (URLs starting with /group) immediately as I made cache expiry work properly. Previously changes would take up to 24 hours to become visible on the site.
Location pages (ie. those beginning with /location) will still take up to 24 hours to update.
New domain name
I bought a shiny new domain name for the site, recyclinggroupfinder.com, and will be shifting the site to that from it's current home at finder.overcycle.com. Don't worry, all links to the old finder.overcycle.com domain name will still work and will forward onto the correct location on the new domain.
That's all for now!