No “shout-out”s ” to do today as there were no contributors. We have been having a very strange winter so far this year. Today it poured buckets along with lots of thunder and lightning. We generally don’t see those kind of storms here at the end of January. Of course I had to stand out in the middle of it, waiting for a bus for a doctors appointment.
I have a lot of Pligg work I want to get done today and tonight. So my brain is spinning right now with all the things I want to get accomplish .vs the things I can get accomplish.
According to my statistics there are approximately 83 people testing the new Pligg 2 beta and the feedback really just isn’t there yet. I kind of wish people would discuss it more on it’s forum thread. Unfortunately the problem that most people are running into is that they already have a version of Pligg running on the same domain, and the browser cookie is getting confused. Causing some people to end up with a blank site after they install it. In theory you would only be having one version running on the domain and just upgrade your previous versions to 2.x.x But that’s in a perfect world.
I must admit I wasn’t fond of the idea of the $5 beta thing, but now I’m convinced it was the right way to go. It weeds out a lot of noobs that would otherwise flood the forums with questions that have already been answered or are answered right in the software it’s self had they take the time to read. It also gives the developers a look at the platform and how they can adapt previously built products to the new series.
It all comes down to the simple fact that we want to put out the best version of Pligg ever released. Something that doesn’t require constant bug fixes and upgrades. We want the Pligg 2.x.x series to grow with features, and we’ve also made it more developmentally friendly. Many people don’t realize that Pligg can be used for a lot of different functions. Some use it as a social network, some use it to gauge ideas and feedback in corporate environments. Some use it as a bookmarking engine, or as a framework to build their own search engine. That’s the beautiful thing about Pligg. It’s kind of like the Swiss Army Knife of content management.
If you would like to contribute you can do so from here. You all know by now how much I could use the help. If you can’t contribute. I understand. I would just please ask that you share my blog with others, or even better, write a blog post about me.
Tune in tomorrow