Ben Kinney -
Focused On AR Blogging - Keeping His Word About Fixes
On September 1, 2020, Ben Kinney joined the Tuesday 2:00 pm Zoom MeetUp.
Ben listened to AR members on the call express frustrations with the Blogging Editor. Among the concerns mentioned were slow speeds, the dreaded "504" message and the times when the bottom part of the post would be truncated and disappear from the screen.
Just to mention - those three are ALREADY CORRECTED !!!!!!!!!
Plus one in the works*...
EDIT: One more "big step for AR-kind" - 9/24/2020
June's MISSING POSTS and COMMENTS HAVE RETURNED TO THE AR NEST!!!
Ben expressed his desire to bring SEO back to AR posts. He's doing just that by working on the site. He explained that he now has a developer dedicated to ActiveRain concerns. The developer's working on solving issues due to age of the code as well as correcting revisions made under other owners between the Founders and when Ben took the reins.
First - the slow speeds...
The developer cleared up the issues slowing down the pages.
He said, "Connections should be much quicker."
Mine definitely are.
Second - the "504" errors...
Remember - a 504 error is outside the control of the Blogger and must be investigated to see if it is a server issue.
"You should not be getting any more of those."
Short reply and to the point!
Third - truncated Blog Editor page on Chrome...
In dealing with the issue of the truncated page, the developer stated that he had found "an incompatible set of CSS for Chrome. [Since] the issue was not present on FireFox browser, I simply added some CSS to make Chrome behave as FireFox was behaving."
Thanks to Ben Kinney for his focus on getting AR back headed upwards!!!
*Oh, yes -- the one in the works now. Another strong concern voiced during the call was getting rid of the spam. That is the "fix" in progress mentioned.
However, an unintended consequence surfaced from the battle against spam. You may have encountered this as well. I know that my friend living out in California, Endre Barath, Jr., experienced it.
When I tried to correct a spelling error, highlighted in yellow, and then clicked 'post' to send up the corrected comment -- error message!
Apparently, this will take a little more time to track down. I guess we will just have to be patient with each other's spelling until then!
All the best - Lynn