Still looking for REBOL 3.0 blog/comment method
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Someone suggested using Blogger.com for the REBOL 3.0 blog and feedback pages. I just gave it a try (and announced it here), but quite unfortunately, Blogger.com is not going to work out. It only took a few posts to realize that it has some problems. Here's a quick list:
- Performance is slow. It could be a problem with my net connection, but seems to take serveral seconds to obtain the edit window to create a new blog entry, and then it can take even more time to post the new entry to the blog page. (This alone would not be enough to abandon it, but...)
- The blog editor has bugs. It's a nice little editor, but they need to get their QA (quality) people testing it a lot more. I encountered four bugs within about 20 minutes of using it. Only one was a major bug that garbled some of my text, but I expect zero bugs from a company the size of google (blogger.com owner).
- I need undo. The web browser text-area has undo by default (what I use for REBOL wiki pages and this blog), but the blogger.com undo does not work very well, so that's a problem (when you create large text entries, undo is required.)
- Quick code examples. Every time I want to create a code example (there will be many), it is tedious to click the font, the size, bold, and blockquote. It needs to be a predefined style that takes only seconds to select (like it is in MakeDoc2, all I do is indent).
So, it looks like we're back to the drawing board... again looking for a good place to put the REBOL 3.0 blog and comment channel.
PS: Someone suggested that we combine this blogger with the REBOL BBS.... it's not a bad idea.