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  • I've been speaking about Microcosm to a few people (and have shown them TABS site). Was wondering if it's appropriate at this stage to push it. And if people are interested in using it for their group what can I tell them? When will they be able to get it and under what terms?

  • We've been talking to skydancer separately, but in case anyone else is wondering, Microcosm now at a stage where anyone can sign up: http://microco.sm/.

  • Just seen the new site, looks great. But when I look at any forum the top-left image is unavailable.

  • Can we see any of the forums using microcosm? Are there any active ones?

  • Islington Cycle Club is using one, it's here http://forum.islington.cc/

    And as you can see, it's busy.

  • TABS https://tabs.microco.sm/ is less busy but we only have just over 100 members at the moment. It is pretty intuitive to use.

    Many of our members would struggle to use lfgss

    Great to see the lunch site...

  • Really impressed with the new site, great work.

  • You both look pale http://microco.sm/about/ like you've been holed up for months. Go and have a ride in the sun now that it's launched ;)

  • I see its now a flat rate of £5/month.

    What is the thinking behind that? Do you think that will hinder take up, or is it a pragmatic decision that anyone not willing to pay £5/m is unlikely to make you much money anyway?

    (feel free to tell me to stop being so nosey, just interested)

    About page looks really nice, like an actual real professional site

  • You both look pale http://microco.sm/about/ like you've been holed up for months. Go and have a ride in the sun now that it's launched ;)

    That's because we have. Also, office lighting :)

  • Can we see any of the forums using microcosm? Are there any active ones?

    http://forum.espruino.com/ is pretty active too.

  • Just seen the new site, looks great. But when I look at any forum the top-left image is unavailable.

    Logo not appearing? Is it the same on http://sandbox.microco.sm/ (default logo)?

  • Ceiling cat is watching you program in the dark

    D:

  • program in the dark

    Oh is that what *its called now?*

  • Logo not appearing? Is it the same on http://sandbox.microco.sm/ (default logo)?

    I see the traditional "image not here" icon that you used to get on webpages in ye olden times. Unless that's your default logo? In which case, it should probably be changed...

  • I see the traditional "image not here" icon that you used to get on webpages in ye olden times. Unless that's your default logo? In which case, it should probably be changed...

    No, the page should look like

    (Or the default logo: https://meta.microco.sm/api/v1/files/103­ec33ff04618c8da82d1361fbecd277148dccf)

    Just to check, you have Ctrl+F5'd? What about browser/OS?

    It may be that it can't load PNGs, or we haven't identified it in a way that all browsers like. At the moment they're always https (ideally it should match whatever the page was loaded as).

  • Google Chrome. Not seeing that image.

  • That's really odd - could you try in incognito mode? And is this on windows/mac?

    Just a guess, maybe amazon web services are blocked on your network. Let me know if any of these don't load (3 different sources):

    https://meta.microco.sm/api/v1/files/103­ec33ff04618c8da82d1361fbecd277148dccf
    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mcdn-­bucket/islington-480.png
    https://meta.microco.sm/static/themes/1/­logo.png

  • That's really odd - could you try in incognito mode? And is this on windows/mac?

    Just a guess, maybe amazon web services are blocked on your network. Let me know if any of these don't load (3 different sources):

    https://meta.microco.sm/api/v1/files/103­ec33ff04618c8da82d1361fbecd277148dccf
    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mcdn-­bucket/islington-480.png
    https://meta.microco.sm/static/themes/1/­logo.png

    Was at work. Sorry, home now.

  • Started my dream forum http://porridge.microco.sm/
    However got error 500

    Sorry, something bad happened when we tried to process your request. The error has been recorded and we'll look into it.

    Click to go back to the homepage.

    (Should it be https?)

  • I much prefer the design of microcosm than the forum generated by it.

    I find microcosm well styled and cutting edge while the forums a bit too simple...

  • It appeal is its simplicity.
    Many people who manage to access it and post would be completely lost on a v.bullitin forum (It too many of us on here a while to figure stuff out)

  • I much prefer the design of microcosm than the forum generated by it.

    I find microcosm well styled and cutting edge while the forums a bit too simple...

    Agreed

  • Started my dream forum http://porridge.microco.sm/
    However got error 500
    (Should it be https?)

    Found the problem, fixed now.

  • Sweet
    Oaty discussions with myself back on track thanks.

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