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FYI - spammer account, just reported some comments on my profile as well
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Thanks Alex. It would happen on a day I am not checking the site. Oh well, it seems to be resolved now.
It would be cool to be able to follow my feed with an RSS or ATOM reader. Is that something that could be added to the wish list?
At the moment, we only have it for the global feed - https://hackaday.io/rss/globalFeed. You can also check out the Hackaday.io API https://hackaday.io/project/5602-hackaday-api, but it requires some effort.
Someone probably already knows this, but the "description" of your project crops without telling you at some character limit. So when you submit your new project or edit an old one, you write this nice long description and when you submit, everything after the character limit is lost
That's weird, it doesn't allow me to type more text past the limit. What browser and OS are you using?
BTW - the description should be relatively short. It's text only and is used as a project summary in other places like the search results. You can put loads more info in the details or project logs.
just an idea for presenting stuff, a qr code generator linking to projects would be cool.
That's a cool idea. It would be great if people could print out sticker or labels to stick on their physical projects so people can look up more info on the site.
Are you considering letting project creators decide the order in which sections are displayed? Personally, I'd love for there to be a way to, say, show build instructions above project logs, or maybe show links at the top of the page.
Hey Alpha Ninja, it's something we can consider, but section order customization is pretty far down the road. We're more likely to first improve the fixed layout/design to show off the information more clearly.
Please give us a way to filter out user additions to a project? All the "[foo] has added [bar] as a contributor to Hacker Channel" messages drown out any usefulness of the feed.
Hello Dougal. We're working on a new feed. This is one of the issues that will be addressed. Stay tuned.
Whenever I search for something in "tablet"? mode, having my chrome browser page a bit smaller than usual, I can't see what I am typing in the searchbar.
I'll let the boffins know!
is it not possible to edit a project log? I'm missing something right?
open up the log and on the top above the log title there is a link with "edit project log" and "delete project log" :)
ah thanks... (just looking for a wall to hit my head on)
I'd like to add that project log editing permissions seem to be restricted if you're a contributor, but not the owner of a project—you may not be able to edit someone else's project log.
Hello! I just signed up as a new member, and as part of the onboarding process, I was prompted to select tags of interest. I figured, "Sure, I like lots of things! Why not?" and clicked on most of them, thinking that they'd be populating some sort of random discovery feed or something. I just realized that it instead auto-followed a whole bunch of random projects. On the one hand, I can kinda see the intention here of getting projects some good exposure, but on the other, I feel like the "projects I like and follow" section of my profile is totally bogus now and not reflective of my actual likes. So now I'm going through them manually and unfollowing most of them, which feels tedious.
Hello Aaron, welcome to hackaday.io. I like your project!
We're trying to improve the onboarding process and recently changed this part so that new members would initially follow more projects. This is because personal feeds were only populated by people you follow, so it was sparse for new members. We'll see how well it works out and modify it accordingly. We're sorry that's it's been tedious for you. Hope you find a bunch of projects that you do like.
Thanks for the feedback, it's really useful.
That random follow was a really bad idea.
- First, it is not random. Out of about 3500 profiles with projects, less then 100 (maybe 50) are recommended. Always the same 100 guys/projects. This narrows very much the possible spectrum of interests.
- Since HAD decided to flood all newcomers with automatic following, there is no interest for the other thousands of users that might have interesting projects. Because newcomers were flooded, they have no bandwidth to follow projects or users other then the ones from the automatic follow.
- The newcomers are cheated at their enrollment. They are asked for their interests, but in fact they are subscribed to the same projects or users, forever. Without their will or knowledge.
- Old users that contributes to HAD io, and spend lot of effort to document their projects, are unfairly eclipsed by the automatic follow process. New people will almost never have time for anything else then their automatic follow.
In conclusion, by automatically subscribing the new users to the same project, you are unfair to everybody, both newcomers or old content providers.
Isn't it much fair to just set the default feed to "Global feed" (instead of "My Feed"), and let people do their own choices?
Thanks, Jasmine! The rationale makes sense. As a user, I think what I'd prefer to see instead as part of the on-boarding would be an interstitial step: "Based on your interests, here's a list of projects you might be interested in!" If my interest choices could spawn a populated list of suggestions with follow buttons, I could scroll through them and click "Follow" on all of the ones that look cool, without feeling forced. This is basically what I've ended up doing anyway: after purging the initial set of follows, I'm browsing through all projects by tag and hitting the ones I like.
Here's something that's annoyed me for a long time: Right now, there's no way to add sections or anything other than components to project component lists. Would it be possible to give users the possibility to add section headers?
Hey alpha_ninja. We have plans for the components list. I'll add a note about headings/sections. Thanks for letting us know.
I have some comments for the project logs:. They can get a bit too much once you get to above 10 or so. Mines are easily in the 30's.- TOC for the logs with date of log number, creation, update and may be with a comment field. Also same info for the individual project logs.- a navigation bar at bottom to skip the log pages
Hey K.C. I think the design boffins have been knocking around ideas on how to improve this. You're not the only one who'd like this. Stay tuned. Thanks!
I think it would be nice to have a button to follow project creators on their project page.
Great idea. I've made a note of it!
4 weeks ago, I placed and payed an order to the Hackaday Store: order number 5897, for one DSLOGIC and 2 HAD TShirts. 2 weeks later after I was charged, nothing. The order wasn't yet shipped.
I wrote to email@example.com, and Matt Berggren replied very fast and polite, telling me that the order might have been cancelled by export restrictions, that he will try to find out more, and that I WAS NOT CHARGED for that order, but I WAS CHARGED. Since then, 2 more weeks has passed, and still nothing.
In the last 2 weeks I wrote back twice, once to say thank you to Matt, and the second time to Hackaday Store again, this time also attaching a picture with the page stamped and signed by my bank, picture that shows that the payment was executed and the money were sent to Hackaday Pasadena on 24 August. None of my questions has been answered.
The order was payed with a $59.94 coupon (from 2 Stickvises won at sponsored HAD contests) and $70.03 from my VISA card.
1.Do you think I can still get the ordered items? If yes, please let me know what should I do.
2.If it is not possible to send a DSLOGIC to Romania, is there any way to cancel the transaction and still buy something else for the 59.94 coupon? I am mostly worried about the coupon, because for the money I can go anytime to my bank and blacklist the transaction.
3.If 2 (or 4) weeks were not enough to clarify the order, can you please tell me how long it is suppose to take? I am not familiar with US export laws.
Hey RoGeorge. The logistics of the store is going through changes and we've also stopped shipping to some countries due to US restrictions on some items. I'll take a look into this today and get back to you.
Looking forward for your findings,Thank you.
Using google chrome the tables on the instructions and anywhere else will delete data when you hover over them with the mouse, not a big issue just don't use the tables. But if you ever want to fix them they don't work.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the instructions are meant to be more step by step, so rich formatting isn't supported as well as in the details or project logs. I'll put in a ticket for this anyway. Thanks.
I'd like to be able to reorder the "things I built", projects, and project links so I can better organize things. Anyone else want this?
Sure. being able to control the ordering can be useful.
We've made a note of this. Reordering 'things I've built' & external links is more likely than being able to define the order of projects. Although I can see being able to highlight a particular project or two would be good. Thanks!
thanks for getting back!
hi, my profile project order is stuck with the least important project first. can't seam to change order? any fix for that ?
Hey Ben, there is some algorithm which decides in what they appear. It's something to do with date added/last updated/number of skulls/follows, all with a pinch of pepper for flavor. It should balance out over time.
I edited some photos in a project album (added a new photo, deleted an old one) but when I clicked "Publish" it said my (unchanged) project description was too long. Apparently the server had expanded all the reserved characters to their HTML representation (e.g. """, "&") and was trying to literally put those back into the description, making it too long. Also, at that point, I could only delete text from the description field to make it short enough, I couldn't re-enter those characters after I deleted the expanded strings (hitting a quote on the keyboard just didn't have any effect). I had to click Publish after I finished making the text short enough, and then I could go in again and edit the text properly.
Is this a known problem?
Hey Jac, we'll look into this. Thanks for letting us know.
Google Photos or some other web photo platform integration? Would be nice if I could just load up my google photos colllection and just drag them into posts.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've put it on our wishlist.
Thanks for getting back!
Hi, is there a bug with the "project follower list"? My project suddenly jumped in follower numbers. I don't ever remember having 59 followers. It wasn't more than 15... This is the project https://hackaday.io/project/5334-serialplot .
Hello Hasan, we've improved the onboarding process for new signups recently and it means they are following more hackers and projects based on the tags they've chosen. The aim is to get them exposed more quickly to projects that would interest them. Cheers!
that explains my sudden rise of followers :D
Yes, and that's how we also can see people with one project and no activity in the last 6 or more months bubbling to the first pages, just because their project happened to have a fancy search keyword into it's text.
And that's how the most valuable indicator, the number of followers, just turned into nonsense.
davedarko, looks like the latest 180-200 zombi followers were made for you by Google. It's easy to recognize a zombi follower: they are following around 50-70 profiles and have no projects. Google recommends your profile in 2 out of the 28 categories. Considering a new user will chose an average of 7 domains of interest, then half of the newcomers are subscribed to your profile.
I guess it's time for a new statistics project, "Non zombie top 100".
I am spammed again about PCB manufacturing by https://hackaday.io/Jayey (Anson Bao).
Hello RoGeorge, we've had numerous reports about this and since we've contacted them and they've not responded, their account has been deactivated.
If this happens again, you can report them by clicking the 'Report as inappropriate' link at the bottom of the left-hand column on their profile page. This is the best way to let us know as we can see all the reports about a member in one place.
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