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    Posted by CachesAdmin on June 23, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Hi everyone, welcome to Caches. This post will be constantly updated with the latest information on Caches. Including updates, information and new features being added. Check back often for the latest.

    09/30/2022

    I spent the morning tweaking the object caching server on the backend today and I managed to squeeze out some more performance! About a 35% performance improvement. Go ahead, try it out. Click on the Groups link, or The Rostrum … it just feels snappier doesn’t it?

    09/27/2022

    Some minor updates today. We’re still here working to make things better. In an effort to add more to our community moderation feature set, members now have the ability to report other members. If you feel a member provides nothing constructive or is a destructive member of the community you can report that member now. This is a small improvement over only being able to report a users posts, uploads and activities in the past. The ability for you to block members has not been changed. Reporting members helps the community stay a nice place to visit and share. You can report any member by visiting their profile page, clicking the 3 dots on the right and clicking Report Member. Please enter a detailed reason and any supporting evidence you may have to back up your accusation. An admin will be notified. Thank you!

    09/21/2022

    Alright, team Caches is still hard at work after the merge festivities. We’ve finally shaken off our hangovers and we’re back at work! The end-to-end private encrypted messaging is getting close to completed with some little bugs that are driving me crazy. I will figure it out soon. In the meantime our good friend @Zombie Ducklings has been working on getting reactions integrated into activity and group posts. So we finally have it! It’s still a bit of a work in progress but you can see it in action in any of the groups like ETH Addicts Anonymous or Travellers Inn.

    Now this is Caches and we do things a little different. Which means the reaction icon is on the right instead of the left. Why? Because I hope you choose to comment first. Also, if you notice the default reaction isn’t a “Like” it’s a “Dap” or also known as a Fist bump…. but that’s not all! You can hover over the Dap button and you’ll be given a multitude of choices! I will be adding other custom reactions in the future so I’d love to hear your comments. We aren’t just limited to the emoji keyboard either. The sky is the limit!

    09/15/2022

    The Merge went off with very little trouble! Hurray! Due to the celebration we have just one minor update right now. We have added the EI Panda contract to our authentication system! Now EIPanda holders will get a special badge next to their username like EVM’s. Right now EIPanda NFT holders don’t get any special privileges, but that may change in the future. For now, if you have a Panda in the wallet you use to sign onto Caches with, log out, then log back in to get your badge!

    HAPPY MERGING DAY HOMIES!

    09/14/2022

    Thought I was dead huh? Hahah! What is dead may never die. Also we have some more minor updates in preparation for the end-to-end encrypted messaging feature. On merge day! Oh man! So without further ado, here are the updates

    Upstream Updates

    • Forums – Handled forum discussion and reply right click and paste action issue, adds duplicate copies from the clipboard
    • Activity – Handled activity comment not showing attachment issue when read more is clicked
    • Activity – Handled broken preview issue when adding a new line with the link
    • Activity – Handled preview issues for URL shortener sites
    • Profiles – Handled course tab not working issue for non-English language slug
    • Profiles – Handled profile type and social link profile fields value not showing issue in the profile
    • Core – Icon Pack updated with latest icons
    • Core – Code refactoring by using transients to optimize the check updates logic for the plugin
    • API – Handled invalid API response for report content categories with special characters

    JBM Updates

    • Fix: Handled zoom meeting count-down translation problem

    Zombie’s Duckdates

    • Fix: Handled font not getting applied to sub-menus

    • Fix: Groups styling issue for group invites members pagination

    • Fix: Check updates logic for the theme

    • Fix: 404 page SVG image not compatible with all browsers issue

    • Update: Icon Pack updated with latest icons

    09/02/2022

    Alright, we got some minor platform updates from the upstream developers yesterday. Everything looked great on the staging server so we went ahead and rolled it out here. As usual there are some UI fixes from @Zombie Ducklings as well.

    Upstream Updates

    • Notifications – Handled notification content backslash issue for specific special characters
    • Notifications – Handled notification count issue after marking notifications read
    • Core – Small improvement in @mention logic when searching for members
    • API – Handled group organizer permission issue
    • API – Handled group members endpoint missing

    Zombie’s Duckdates (hah!)

    • Fix: Group directory minor heading UI issue in the responsive view
    • Fix: Small improvement to tab structure to allow switching between fields in a meaningful order
    • Fix: Forum discussion reply notification issue not taking to correct page
    • Fix: Forum discussion link issue not scrolling to the reply
    • Update: Updated with latest icons

    09/01/2022

    You may have noticed you were logged out. Yay! That means my automatic monthly (on the 2nd) session key rotation script worked! This will be a monthly occurrence to help prevent session hijacking.

    In other news I have decided to roll back the end-to-end private messaging upgrade for now. It introduced a few bugs in other parts of the site that I wasn’t prepared for. That’s what beta tests are for though. Don’t worry! I will get back to the lab and introduce this feature in a new reduced bug formula soon, I promise. Thank you to everyone for the feedback and bug reports on this big upgrade, it’s been a huge help. I have also submitted the code to the upstream developers for direct integration into the platform.

    08/29/2022

    Alright! Encryption is a fantastic thing but end-to-end encryption is a beautiful thing! I am proud to announce that private messaging between members on Caches is now encrypted end-to-end utilizing Pusher channels. This little upgrade not only provides encryption for your private conversations, but adds some nice features like live updating message box, typing … notification and live online status! Sweet! Now this is beta so there are a few little bugs. Primarily you can no longer just open up a new message box and start typing a name to search for a member. I will get that fixed. In the meantime, check out the members directory and start connecting and following other members. Then on your profile page you can click the connections tab, and hit the button to send a private message. It’s also a great way to keep track of updates from just the people you want to. In an effort to decentralize my backend infrastructure a bit I chose the EU Ireland cluster for my pusher API connection point. Unfortunately that means my server here in the US has to reach out to Ireland each time you start a new conversation which means some latency before the chat starts. I’ll work to shave some more milliseconds off. After the connection is made between two members all messaging and features should be under 10ms.

    To use this feature: You must log out, refresh the page, and log back in again. That will generate your private end-to-end encryption key and tie it to your anonymized username in our db. Our database does not store private keys! No one does! It’s End-to-end like iMessage or Whatsapp or Slack. I’ve tested this on mobile and it seems to be working there ok too. Please report any bugs you have! Thank you!

    08/29/2022

    Hello everyone, JBM is back in the saddle. Big thanks to @Zombie Ducklings for watching over everything for me while I was gone. I’m going to take a few days to catch up, and settle back in. Development at this point will likely move a little slower as we approach the merge. I will of course keep you posted.

    08/23/2022

    Good morning everyone. This is @Zombie Ducklings . JBM has entrusted me with this project while he mourns the loss of his friend. I just wanted to introduce myself and let everyone know I am taking this as serious as JBM does. I know this means a lot to him and I will not let him or you down. I am not JBM, but I promise I will do my best to fill in his shoes while he’s gone. I do have a way to reach him if there is an emergency but I would prefer not to disturb him if at all possible. Additionally, I will stay out of the Admin account unless it’s absolutely necessary. I hope he returns soon in good health and spirits. JBM, if you’re reading this, my heart goes out to you love. ❤️

    JBM gave me a basic linux validator security guide to post in the Vampire Hunters forum before he left. I posted that today. I ran a few security updates on the sever today and they all went smoothly and it appears so far that they didn’t break anything. There isn’t a lot more to mention today, but I wanted to introduce myself, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

    08/18/2022

    Woo! Lots of updates today from the upstream developer. Everything looked solid on the staging server so we loaded it up here today! Now on the surface you probably won’t notice a lot … but trust me, it’s there. Full change log below. Oh and JBM posted a Zoom Meeting for the merge in the ETH Addicts Anonymous group, btw.

    Upstream developer updates

    • Forums – Small improvement to allow creating tags with spaces at the time of adding discussion

    • Forums – Small improvement to change discussion dropdown format when moving reply to a specific discussion

    • Activity – Handled embed preview issue for forum discussion auto-generated activity

    • Media – Handled group video not playing issue when members are not allowed to upload

    • Core – Handled draft issue for activity, forum discussion, and replies when uploaded media removed

    • API – Handled auto-generated forum discussion activity embed iframe issue

    UI / Frontend updates from @Zombie Ducklings

    • Fixed: [ld-profile] expand/collapse not working issue in forums

    • Fixed: ‘View discussion’ button UI issue in forums

    • Fixed: Minor UI fixes to match platform updates

    • Update: Improved link preview and embeds styling in activity posts

    08/17/2022

    Alright, so I’ve been working on this one a while now, and it’s not ready for release but I’m too excited to not say something. I have been working hard on improving the private messaging. Currently those messages are encrypted and stored in the Caches database. While this is moderately secure from the outside world, it doesn’t ensure that Administrators can’t read them if they really wanted to. That’s a huge liability for us here at Caches. Also the messaging feature currently doesn’t live update. You have to refresh the screen. So it’s more like email and less like a messaging app. Well I plan to change that! I have been working on Pusher integration for the messaging system here at Caches. What that means for you is true end-to-end encrypted, live updating, nothing stored locally, private messaging!

    This is in beta on the Caches development server currently and me and my small but dedicated team are putting it through its paces. Release should be Soon™ barring any complications.

    08/16/2022

    Well some bad news, and some good news. The bad news is in my effort to integrate the Plus/Minus voting system into forum posts and replies rather than in the message body I wiped out all the votes. Bummer. My mission was a success though and the buttons aren’t part of the content anymore! That’s not the good news though.

    I am happy to announce that usernames are completely random now! Check out the screenshot below! The username on the top is a brand new wallet I signed in with. Notice the username isn’t a wallet address like the one below it? Sweet huh!? There you have it, totally anonymous … even to me. We also have a new popup modal upon account creation. You’re given two fields, your “Handle” which is your display name, it’s a required field. The next field is your email address. This field is totally optional.

    If anyone signed in with a wallet address previously that wants to be anonymous now, please send me a message anywhere and I will delete your account so you can sign in under the new system. Your wallet address is still hidden from the front end and other users, just not me.

    08/15/2022

    We’re in the final testing for the update to the web3 authentication. On the plus side it should bring tighter integration, better ability to style, and be more reliable. Of course all of that’s on top of anonymizing wallet addresses, so you’re totally anonymous … even to me. I’ve also decided to disable the learning modules for now. Reception and feedback was less than I had hoped from EVMs. They were never public facing anyway so it should go unnoticed. If some interest develops some how I can easily re-enable it. I will move on to monetization plan B for now. Stay tuned on that front.

    08/14/2022

    I believe I have sorted out the issue where users that are logged in are shown as not logged in when visiting certain pages. This was due to a page caching issue when you visited that page prior to logging in. I believe I have it fixed now. You will either need to clear your browser cache or visit each page that shows you logged out and hit refresh in your browser. I believe from that point forward you shouldn’t have to manually refresh any pages after logging in. Please report if you still encounter this problem. Thank you to everyone that reported this!

    08/12/2022

    Just a quick note right now. I have instituted a policy of rotating session keys which means you’ve been automatically logged out. From this point forward we’ll rotate them monthly. So at least once a month you’ll have to re-authenticate. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but it was done in an effort to help secure the community, and help protect your account from session jacking attacks.

    08/11/2022

    Alright. Not a lot to show anyone on the front end today, but big news on the back end! Quick update on the username anonymization: I’m still waiting on the web3 developer, so Soon™

    On the backend I got the points transfer system finished up, I just need my homie to make a front end for it. It’s close. I’ve also completed the community moderation integration! Woohoo! What does that mean exactly? On the following objects, you have the ability to “report” that object. If that object gets enough reports it will automatically be suspended, held an administrator to review.

    Here’s things you can report, and if enough people also report it for a similar reason, it will be moderated! Community moderation!

    • Individual members profiles
    • Groups
    • Individual Posts In Groups
    • Forum posts
    • Member blog posts
    • User to user Private messages

    Basically any interaction you can view on the website, you can report it! Reporting content you feel is harmful actually works! Lets say for example someone creates an account here and decides to start spamming every member that hasn’t changed their default settings… if enough of those users report it as “spam” that user will be automatically suspended until an Administrator overrides it. Power to the people! ✊🏻

    08/11/2022

    I have gotten a few reports that people are not showing as logged in on some pages, even if they are logged in. Let me apologize for the trouble. Because of the rapid growth Caches has gone through over the last few months, the pages change often. Your browser will cache any pages you visit to save us both some bandwidth, so it’s likely you’re getting the old cached page if you visited it prior to logging in. So if you run into that problem for some reason, do a full refresh.

    Firefox/Chrome & Chrome derivatives:

    CTRL (CMD for Mac) + SHIFT + R to clear that pages cache and refresh the page. You should find you are logged in now. If you aren’t please let me know here or Reddit or Discord or at the email address on my profile page.

    Safari:

    Just refresh. Sometimes you have to clear your cache … I’m not sure why. I’m working on figuring that out because who wants to clear their cache!?

    08/10/2022

    Added a new page today so you can see all the public activity on the site. Consider it a master feed. This will show every public post on every subscribers timeline, any posts made to public groups, forum replies … everything marked public! Of course it’s sortable so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. So check out what’s up on caches rn? to see all the public activity on the site! Of course you have to be signed in to view that page, so if you haven’t … do that!

    On another note, I have finished up some hooks that allow users to transfer points and awards between each other as well as allow users to exchange points types at a conversion rate, buy awards with money, and more. I hope that with some time I can make this into a system where you can award those points to a post, with the poster as the benefactor. Much like a reddit “gilding.” More gamification enhancements coming soon.

    08/09/2022

    Still waiting on the web3 dev to complete the total anonymity package. Should be any day now. In the meantime waffles has been busy working the UI over. We decided to get rid of the side bar on the left as it seemed redundant. All of the options there can be access by clicking your username at the top right to access the drop down menu. Less clutter, faster access to the information you want.

    08/05/2022

    Development marches on! BIG NEWS TODAY!

    First, phase 1 of anonymizing usernames is now up and running! All username links on the site have been replaced by a random 16 character string! Check it out, hover over my username, or click it to view my profile. Look at the URL … cool huh? We are still shooting for next week for Phase 2 to be complete. Phase 1 anonymizes usernames on the front end, Phase 2 will anonymize them on the backend too… so you’ll be totally anonymous … even to me!

    Next, and this is exciting! Group pages also got reformatted slightly so that the Project Manager isn’t squished into a small space. It also makes groups easier to
    visually differentiate from user profiles. That’s not all! Regular, non EVM subscribers can now create one group! EVMs can create unlimited groups but now we’ve extended the ability for everyone to create one group! So go ahead and get your friends, or your web3 project, or whatever and get in here!

    Last, in our never ending effort to give you, the subscriber, control over your content here at Caches, we added a new feature today. You can now close/open comments on your activity posts! That includes posts to your profile timeline and group posts. Just check out any post you’ve made on your Timeline or in a group. Next to the comment button will be a “close” button. You can close and open them at your own discretion!

    08/04/2022

    Received some more updates from the upstream platform developer. Fixes listed below. @legendarywaffles has also been busy with some minor UI changes and an icon pack update … awhhh … that one is just for me. Web3 dev said she needed an extra week, so I’m now shooting for the 12th-14th for installing that update on the production server.

    • Notifications – Handled Activity comment auto-generated notification incorrect text issue
    • Forums – Handled small Forums widget issue shows wrong discussion count
    • Activity – Handled activity comment @mention issue gets converted into HTML markup on post
    • Media – Handled document upload double extension issue on document directory screen
    • Media – Handled option gets enabled issue when activity settings updated
    • Media – Small improvement to fix console JS error when video popup is closed
    • Messages – Handled private messages right click and paste action issue, adds duplicate copies from the clipboard
    • API – Handled get activity videos API endpoint issue

    08/02/2022

    Not a lot new to report. The web3 authentication update was delayed. I’m waiting on a new ETA. In the meantime, I’m looking at adding some new features based on feedback.

    07/29/2022

    Replaced CoinmarketCap API for Open Exchange API for all crypto pricing widgets. Pricing should be more up to date as well as quicker to load since we’re not waiting on CMC to respond.

    07/29/2022

    Upvote/downvote mechanism has now been converted to a plus/minus system. It’s now at the top of every forum post, and every blog post on The Rostrum. So you can upvote and downvote to your hearts content! What’s cool too is this integrates with the rewards system here at Caches. So users can be awarded Duquets or just about anything else based on upvotes and downvotes. The same can be done for users that upvote and downvote as well. Pretty cool!

    One last thing, uhm, so during some cleaning everyone’s display name got changed to all lowercase … heh … sorry about that. Of course you can change that back if you’d like. My bad!

    07/29/2022

    Removed upvote/downvote mechanism for now. Needs a lot of work to integrate properly. Moved it to the “maybe later” stack.

    07/28/2022

    Alright, we’re testing out something new here at the Caches forums. Upvotes and downvotes ala Reddit! Now you can upvote and downvote forum post replies. Coming in the future I’m going to try to integrate sorting posts & replies by the upvotes/downvotes. Please leave me feedback on whether you think this is a good idea or not! Thank you!

    07/26/2022

    Boom! Log files encrypted. Temp files encrypted. Keys rotating daily. DB secured 100%!

    07/26/2022

    Been a minute since my last update. Were you worried? Well some exciting news today! The database is finally encrypted! Well at least the important tables. The only thing left unencrypted was configuration tables for back end management scripts that don’t contain or access sensitive information. That means even if some leet hackers manage to breach my defenses, and root the server … they still won’t get your stuff. Backed by AES256 encryption, salted, hashed, smothered and covered! Even the keys themselves are encrypted!

    There’s still more work to do there though, so tally forth I shall go. I still need to encrypt the log files, mysql temp files directory to ensure nothing leaks out anywhere. I also need to enable key rotation automatically instead of leaving up to each script to decide if they want to or not. Getting safer by the minute over here at Caches.

    07/22/2022

    Busy busy busy! Before encrypting the DB next week I’ve decided to roll out the next … basically point release for Caches. Lets call it v0.02. This involves some great updates, fixes and optimizations from the upstream developer, and some front end fixes from @LegendaryWaffles to make it all look right. The list is … well, huge. So I’m just going to touch on the big parts here.

    Platform Updates from upstream developers

    • Forums – Handled forum reply notification wrong pagination URL issue
    • Profiles – Handled other member’s profile sub-tabs taking to logged-in members profile tabs issue
    • Profiles – Small improvement to show ‘See all’ for the ‘Recently Active Members’ widget
    • Groups – Handled HTML tags not working issue for group description
    • Groups – Handled Group videos not showing issues for non-logged-in members
    • Groups – Handled ‘Enable Album in groups’ option not working issue
    • Media – Handled issue for moving photos into album action and not creating separate activity
    • Media – Handled upload/delete photos action not updating count issue in profile and directory page
    • Media – Handled edit privacy dropdown issue on documents directory screen
    • Messages – Handled messages thread UI issue when switching between multiple threads quickly
    • Network Search – Handled search results not showing issue even when search string exists in repeater fieldsets value
    • Network Search – Handled search results pagination issue for blog posts and pages
    • Core – Small improvement to not close modal on discard draft for Activity, Forum discussion, and Forum replies

    Platform updates from JBM

    • Fixed: Zoom API add meeting/webinar performance issue by processing notifications in the background (still not fixed upstream!)

    Front end/UI updates from LegendaryWaffles

    • Fixed: A bunch of styling issues for platform updates
    • Fixed: Cover block not showing full-width option issue
    • Fixed: Mobile view dropdown issue for active menu items
    • Fixed: Learning plugin quiz results not showing correct answers issue for incorrect input
    • Fixed: Learning module issue where the incorrect labels and count may be shown
    • Improvement: Reduce accidentally creating multiple discussions on double click
    • Update: Updated styling for toolbars and pickers across all content types editor

    Next round of version updates already in the works. Have a great weekend everyone.

    07/21/2022

    Oh the joys of development. So my web3 auth updates won’t be finished in the next few days like I had originally thought. It’s for a good reason though! We’re adding some new features on the backend for me, like more granular NFT permissioning, and I can finally make that “Display Name” field a required one, and remove the email field. ETA now, end of month.

    07/20/2022

    We’re working on getting database encryption going, so there may be some hiccups occasionally. I apologize for the bumpy ride but it’s for your health and safety. Next, even more goodies coming soon on the web3 front. After some back and forth with the web3 developer we decided that letting users choose their username from 3 options on first login:

    1. Use wallet address.
    2. Use randomly generated string.
    3. Enter your own username (as long as it’s not already taken)

    So there you go. Fury, now all the power is yours friend! Once again Caches is giving you the power to choose what you want to publicly display, or not display. Go ahead, having a cheery public facing account for your project or business and another that says what you really feel. Don’t worry, even I won’t know who you are. 🙈

    07/19/2022

    Caches now has full server level backup. Hourly, daily and weekly snapshots in rotation. This is replicated across a disk array stored in multiple datacenters across the US.

    07/18/2022

    A few new additions today. First, I added a page called The Arena that shows all your favorite up to date cryptocurrency market info. All info is pulled from coinmarket cap. I don’t believe the information auto-updates so you will need to refresh to get the latest.

    Next, Caches is now mobile friendly! You can log in using the built-in browser in the Metamask app for iPhone or Android! Finally, our mobile only fam can join us here on Caches. Most of the pages I tested rendered ok on mobile. If you have a problem or notice something out of wack, PM @CachesAdmin.

    Last, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the learning module I installed, check it out! I have created a single course, with 2 simple lessons, 1 quiz and you get a certificate at the end if you pass. Keep in mind I threw together this course in less than 20 minutes as a demonstration. I hope EVM’s and others will create much more elaborate courses.

    For @captain I’ve heard you loud and clear. I got with the web3 developer and they believe they have a solution to hide your wallet address as your username. More info to come soon.

    07/15/2022

    Not much to report today. Hoping for some feedback from EVM’s about the learning stuff. I added a really cool ETH price widget to the homepage/dashboard you see when you log in. If you don’t see it, refresh the page. Also, tomorrow is Caches 1 month birthday! 🥳 Have a great weekend everyone.

    07/14/2022

    RL is getting in the way of further development today. I hope to have some more time this afternoon. If I don’t, I should have a little time in the morning. My weekend is packed as well, so more than likely I will pick this up Monday again. The learning plugin is looking good on the development server but unfortunately I don’t have any content/courses/example lessons to show off. I’ve never taught anyone anything in a structured format so it’s mostly greek to me. I’m working through the help docs but it’s a lot for one person to try and learn how to integrate the software, learn how to create lesson plans, and then create ones that show off all the features. I was hoping EVMs would help here but it’s been mostly silent on that front. Maybe they’re scared of me now? I suppose the JBM brand is unstable. Either way, once I get this installed I will pitch it to them, if there isn’t much interest after that, I’ll rebrand and remarket. Either way, I learned a lot about Web3 wallet authentication and some new server/coding/database stuff that I can use in my own business. Exciting times ahead!

    07/13/2022

    Zoom integration now added! You will need an API key, which you can get for free at the Zoom developer website. When asked, you want to create a JWT app. Groups can also create and schedule Zoom meetings from their group page. To configure it, group organizers just need to click the “Manage” tab on their group page. Then click the Zoom tab at the top of that page. There you can enter your API key. If you don’t want to get one, or don’t want to bother, send @CachesAdmin a message and I will enter the one I created for Caches. Of course, to keep me out of it, you can use your own API key as well. P2P baby, no middle men, no masters, that’s what Caches is about. Zoom meetings match the group privacy setting. So if your group is public, so will be your zoom meetings.

    07/13/2022

    I knew this day would come. Unfortunately to properly market and optimize, I needed to add Google Analytics to the site. Don’t fret however! We have full GDRP compliance & IP address obfuscation enabled. Also … logged in users don’t get tracked at all! That’s right, once you’re logged in we stop tracking you. I think this is an acceptable balance as I do need metrics so I can properly market and optimize pages, but I don’t necessarily need to keep track of what users are doing. I hope everyone can understand the compromise.

    07/12/2022

    BIG TIME privacy & security feature updates today. Everyone should pay attention here.

    First, we have some new profile privacy options available in your account now, courtesy of @LegendaryWaffles . Click your username at the top right corner, then hover “Account” to reveal the menu, then click on “Privacy.” In there you should see a tab on the left hand side that says “Profile Visibility” where you can set the default options for all your items! Currently the default is set to “members only” meaning only people who have signed up with a web3 wallet. You can adjust each one individually. That reminds me. Did you know there’s a members directory here? I currently have that set so that only logged in users can view it, but you have full control in those account settings.

    More infrastructure security upgrades courtesy of my in RL server wizard! HTTP/3(QUIC) is now available for those of you who want the ultimate in transportation layer speed & security between you and Caches!

    07/11/2022

    Now that the blog is open to everyone, I made a KB How To guide for making your first blog post to The Rostrum. Be sure to read over that, and the rules below, then make your first post to The Rostrum! Totally anonymously, even to me!

    07/10/2022

    After a conversation with an unnamed person on reddit, I believe the “evm blog” might be more effective if I let any subscriber post to it. So I’ve renamed it to “The Rostrum” and it is now open to all subscribers! Photos at the bottom of this post. There are some rules, and caveats however, so keep reading. First the rules. You all know I don’t like rules, so I will keep these to a minimum. All blog posts are held in moderation until I approve them. Now look, I don’t want to be a censor. Truly, so please help me out here and just follow these simple rules. You do that and I will allow you to pontificate on anything you want.

    Blog Post Rules

    1. Keep it loosely tied in with web3 or Ethereum
    2. No hate speech, period. The end.
    3. No violence or inciting of violence, period. The end.
    4. No political speech, period. The end.
    5. No religious speech, period. The end.
    6. No spam. Obviously.
    7. Advertising your web3 projects is OK. Please keep the linking to a tasteful amount.

    Next, I also plan to write a “SEO Best Practices” guide, which will be available in the Knowledgebase in the future, to help you get the most from the blog and maximize the traffic to your blog posts. Finally, please be sure your article is correct, and exactly how you want it before you hit the publish button. I will add tags your content and correct any obvious typos but I am not your editor. If you have very specific tags you are targeting then please PM me, @CachesAdmin after publishing and I will do my best to oblige within reason.

    07/08/2022

    Man, you gotta love the helping hand of people you love. My dear friend @LegendaryWaffles re-did our entire front end. It basically looks the same but upon closer inspection you’ll find it’s more … better everywhere! Go ahead, check out your profile page by clicking on your username in the top right corner and selecting “profile.” Clean no? And what’s that … sortability for your timeline so you can find exactly the content from exactly the people you want with just a little click! Amazing! LegendaryWaffles your waffles aren’t the only thing that’s Legendary! Thank you! You are amazing and I don’t deserve you! ❤️

    So everyone tell me what you think. Do you like it better? Is anyone actually reading any of this at all or am I just talking to myself in here?

    07/07/2022

    I’m hitting a writers block today, just can’t seem to focus on help docs or news articles for whatever reason. I think instead I’m going to start plugging the translation code in on the test server and tinker a bit with that today. If it’s as easy as I anticipate I will probably start looking at the learning modules. I poked around a little to settle on one and it looks really great. A whole point and click, drag and drop front end for Instructors to create courses, lesson plans, tests, quizzes … you know all that stuff students hate. They can be written courses with images or video courses. You can even sell private one on one tutoring for whatever price you want! What really got me though was the integration with the gamification plugin. We can encourage and entice members to keep learning by awarding them with ranks, badges, awards, etc. Maybe those could even be redeemable for a free lesson or course? What’s cool is I can make this multi-instructor and each instructor can choose what they want to charge for their courses. ALL of these learning modules integrate with the platform as a whole so all the badges, awards, ranks, usernames, etc… transfer throughout the whole site. Course creators can even create a public forum for their course if they choose. You can even do “classroom” style lessons. Lots of options for members to make money here, just tie it into my very liberal interpretation of “related to web3.”

    07/07/2022

    Ok, I think I’ve optimized as much as I possibly can right now without digging hard into code or putting images on a CDN. I did lay the ground work for CDN’ing later so it should be a few flips of a switch when it’s time (famous last words). I was able to get Page caching and OpCache integrated in to help reduce the load on the SQL server. I also tweaked some more SQL server settings which will should show some minor improvements.

    I added another permission for uploads to user profiles. You can now have 4 privacy choices for photos, videos and documents.

    1. Public = these are visible to anyone, logged in or out. There is also a good chance these will be indexed by search engines and widely distributed across the internet. So you know … for real, PUBLIC.
    2. Only Members = only people signed up for and logged into Caches. So like … sorta public. Not visible to search engines/crawlers.
    3. Only Connections = Connections are basically your friends. The ones you accepted a connection request from. Stuff like that is just for the homies. Not visible to search engines.
    4. Only me = well basically what it sounds like. Just you can see it. Great for semi personal stuff that you want to reference, but don’t want anyone else to know you have, like that text file you saved with all of JBM’s raps.

    I ran into a bug in the platform on the back end. It’s telling me that the server doesn’t have the video decoder installed to create and display video thumbnails. I uploaded a video to my @JBM profile and the thumbnail shows. In fact I can choose the thumbnail from several. No errors in the logs. Hmm, weird. I will have to get with the platform developer and see what that’s all about. I’m glad it defaulted to working instead of broken though.

    07/06/2022

    Well I finished up my blog post on the NIST competition to create Quantum resistant encryption schemes. It’s not an overly long article but there are some great links and a little summary on the whole thing. I also created a How To in the Knowledgebase to help newbies install Metamask and create their first wallet to log in to Caches as well. I think I’m done for the day so I will update more tomorrow.

    07/06/2022

    Ok, it looks like some more folks have jumped on board! Hey everyone! I decided to remove the classifieds and the job board. This is to focus the site’s mission per other peoples suggestions. I can always add them back in. I’m going to add the translation code on the back end as soon as I get some more content written. Speaking of which, I wrote a blog article today and started a how to.

    In true one-man-army fashion I spent the evening optimizing & tweaking the server. We’re now running NGINX + Apache for maximum speed! I also tweaked the MySQL settings to keep more of the big work in RAM as well. Overall this should make for a snappier experience for everyone, especially those on slower connections like mobile networks. I also losslessly compressed all the images on site, and all your images will also be compressed automatically on upload! No worries artists! I’ve got your back, it’s lossless compression so you don’t lose any of those valuable little pixels. I also minified and combined all the css/js I could without breaking things. To throw the cherry on the top of this optimization I also got an OpCache up and running, server side gzip compression, and a page cache to reduce server calls. Things should be smoother overall now but I will continue to tweak as usage increases.

    07/02/2022

    Ok, I decided to post this in the subreddit to see if I can get some more people to jump on board and just try it out and tell me what they think. There are a ton of odds, ends, testing, optimization and more to do but I need more folks poking around, clicking on stuff, telling me what’s not working right. I’m also considering letting non-EVM’s create groups. I didn’t want it to get too cluttered or have a lot of duplicate groups, but there are a lot of useful tools in groups. I’m thinking that earning that ability through contributions to caches may be the better solution. Opinions? I’ve also begun work on the public facing side which I think at this point is just going to be everything except the groups. Of course you have to log in to comment/react or post. That means for you users out there … pay special attention to your profile privacy settings as they will be visible to any passer by unless you change the permissions to “all members,” “only me” or “connections”

    07/02/2022

    Alright! Got a lot more testers, some good feedback and some EVM’s to log in. Some people even found a few bugs. First, when you log in with a new wallet a popup appears asking for first name, last name, and display name. They’re all optional of course. The one field I would like, display name, doesn’t map properly to the “nickname” on the site. I will have to get with the web3 dev about this one, so it’ll probably be a few days. Just click on past it and set your “nickname” on your profile.

    Next, thanks to some EVM’s logging in I discovered they weren’t getting assigned the proper EVM rank. The correct permissions were being applied but they didn’t get the cool badge. The problem was I failed to understand how the ranks work here and one has to be completed before the next one can be attained. No rank jumping soldier! SO! After some thought, EVM or not, everyone starts out as a bot. EVM’s will get to keep their special privileges and they get a little crown badge next to their name. Just here at caches, everyone starts out as a bot.

    06/30/2022

    Browser push notifications enabled! It’s optional. If you block them, notifications will still appear in the browser window itself. I also got giphy animated gif support enabled as well! You can use animated gifs in profile posts, group posts and forum posts now.

    06/30/2022

    Alright, got a few more people to try out the site and got some feedback, mostly positive, so that’s good! The web3 code seems to be working well and gating is also working well. I’m going to work on the login page and see if I can remove the email/pwd/signup thing and just have a big ass green button for web3 login. Also, check out the feature thread that I posted from my JBM EVM wallet account over here:

    https://caches.xyz/forums/discussion/caches-feature-list-vision-and-general-what-im-thinking-with-this/

    Other than site announcements and this thread I will be interacting with the community as plain ol’ JBM, EVM Lion #374.

    06/29/2022

    I am going to freak out rn! The web3 authentication code is done, EVM’s get increased privileges automatically on login now! You can log in with any crypto wallet but if you log in with your EVM wallet you’re automatically upgraded so you can create forums, groups, knowledgebase articles and blog posts! Permissions may be a little wonky while I fine tune them but this is exciting news! I will be testing content gating soon. The functionality is there, just need to find the time to try it out.

    06/27/2022

    Initial detection of ERC-721 token based on token contract was successful. Now its just a matter of mapping specific user types with different NFTs. Theoretically, caches could look completely different depending on what NFT you have in your login wallet. Different groups, different forums, different blog posts, a different website with different information! Each of those people may not even be aware the other caches even exists! Spooky eh? Multi-dimensional web3 development. That’s what we’re bringing here at caches.

    06/24/2022

    Removed several awards and points. I don’t believe they are necessary at this point. Instead we have 1 point system called “duquets” for now. You will be awarded duquets for certain actions on site. Still working out a plan as to what duquets will be worth.

    06/24/2022

    Web3 Authentication developer hit a speed bump so we’ve been delayed slightly. No worries. Today I made the “cacheboard” a little prettier for everyone. If there is more data you’d like to see there let me know.

    06/23/2022

    Caches is ready for public consumption. Waiting on Web3 Authentication plugin developer to complete before public launch.

    06/20/2022

    Project manager added to groups. Group organizers and moderators can create projects for their teams.

    Features include:

    • Create unlimited projects
    • Create unlimited tasks
    • Create automated recurring tasks
    • Set milestones, due dates, etc
    • Create Kanban Boards
    • Create Gannt Charts
    • Attach files to project/project file repository
    • Assign tasks to specific members
    • Invoice creation
    • Invoice payment through Paypal API hook

    06/19/2022

    Front end blog editing for EVM’s complete. EVM’s can now create blog posts from their profile. Select the EVM Blog tab on your profile page to manage your posts and create new posts. Currently these will be set as a draft when you publish. I will manually approve them just to ensure my front end editor code is working correctly. Once I’m sure its working right I will set it to publish immediately without oversight.

    06/19/2022

    Initial web3 wallet login code installed! Wallet login works with metamask. Developer is working on setting permissions based on NFT contracts. This will allow me to automatically give EVM holders (or any token really) certain privileges or access automatically. Theoretically, and I hope I can make this happen, I could give Administrative privileges based on a users token, essentially creating Caches DAO and giving the community back to the community. Way off anyway. Exciting!

    06/19/2022

    Gamification plugin installed. Created ranks 1-10 for non-EVM users, and ranks 1-3 for EVM’s. Currently the plugin provides for Awards as well as “points” like the “duqets, jewels and gilds” here. I haven’t quite decided what to do with those points, how to award them or anything yet. It does allow for me to create QR coupon codes to give away as well as some other options. This is something I will work on because its fun and I like fun stuff. I believe for now I will focus on the ranking system to allow non-EVM members the ability to get EVM level privileges like creating groups and forums. Ideally I would like “duquets” to have some ratio to ETH/wETH that users can “cash in” their duqets for. I’m open to all suggestions here.

    06/19/2022

    Classifieds system installed. Beware this is totally P2P. I have no control over these listings or transactions. So for now, only EVM’s can post new classifieds ads. Eventually I may use the gamification plugin’s ranking system [above] to give privileges to other users. This also allows for quite a bit of expansion including adding a tab to manage your listings and purchases on your profile page.

    06/18/2022

    Group and personal document storage and photo storage is now complete. Photos or videos that are attached to members posts are automatically saved under the documents tab, with proper permissions applied (same as post). You can create photo or video albums using their respective tabs. You can set individual file permissions to public or private. Currently there is no space limitation, but please be gentle until we get to cruising altitude. Don’t start backing up your movie collection here. Uploads are limited to a maximum of 512mb and 10 at a time.

    06/18/2022

    Job manager installed. Create job listings from the front end. This may morph into “find team members” as well. Because some jobs don’t pay right now, but you do them because you love the work. If this is used more frequently I will expand it further with indeed integration, jobs tab in profiles for job seekers and recruiters to manage it.

    06/18/2022

    Theme is installed and configured mostly to my liking now. The defaults were for the most part acceptable. I did change the left “quick access” bar to black. I may change it back to white, haven’t decided.

    06/17/2022

    CMS installed & secured.

    06/16/2022

    Platform and host research completed. So begins caches.

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  • deleted_user

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    June 28, 2022 at 4:56 pm
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    Fury here.

    First thing I noticed after logging in is that there was too much information and I didn’t know where to go and where to start. For example, what is the difference between forums and groups? At least some info under them would be nice to have. Tooltips are not intuitive, neither in their design (I didn’t know I had to hover to get more info) nor in their description (I understand they’re just placeholders?). Also, this looked like a dashboard to me, but there were both “last community activity” and links for groups and forums. I would delete the big buttons for groups and forums and just leave them at the top in the navigation. There, it’s more intuitive to hover over to see more info.

    And yet after clicking on both groups and forums, I still don’t see the difference. There’s a group for digital artists, a group for web3 devs and then… a forum for web3 devs? Why? What’s the difference?

    I love the blog & knowledge base. The blog is how lenster should have looked… or any of the apps on lens, to be honest. I’d definitely use it if there were many people using this site. Speaking of which… I think the website in itself is good, but it’s largest hurdle is going to be getting people to use it. I think there needs to be a really compelling reason for anyone to use it over anything, because websites have a hard time getting a share of the pie when there’s “everything in one place” with websites like reddit, twitter, discord, etc. This is the reason web3 apps incite interest with tokens and reputation farming. Doubt there’s other ways of getting eyes on this.

    Additionally, it would be hard to make anyone put hours into writing anything in forums/blogs on this website, as for anyone who knows your antics it would seem a risky affair. What if one day you just decide to nuke it like you nuked wiki & your reddit account? I think this might also be a reason why EVMs are hesitant to check out your website and give feedback, because it might not turn into anything in the end…

    On a lighter note, I don’t know if it’s planned, but there should be a better landing page since even after opening the website and logging in I still had a hard time figuring what it is and what it’s for. Is there a one-sentence pitch/mission that separates this website from all the others? If so, make it clear on the landing page

    I also went to check out the extended navigation and there’s photos, videos, documents? What is this, are you trying to make a new facebook, a jack of all trades? Is this social media or a website for work/work groups? Because if it’s the former, then it’s too much stuff (why do I need a blog with a documents list?), and if it’s the latter then there should be more focus on it, such that if I were to do EVM-related stuff, I would find no purpose in having forums and blogs if all I am doing is coordinating projects with others. At the very least, there should be 2 accounts or a simple switch between them, like on linkedin — whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter. Same here, whether you’re here for the forums or do to work coordination, your view shouldn’t be riddled with stuff you don’t need.

    That’s my honest feedback from spending 20 min on the website, hope it helps <3

    P.S. I don’t know if it’s just me but page loading times are about 1s

    P.P.S. I love that my comment didn’t disappear after I accidentally closed it, I hate when sites lose it (looking at you, reddit)

    • CachesAdmin

      Administrator
      June 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
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      Fury here.

      Hey! Thanks for taking time to check it out!

      First thing I noticed after logging in is that there was too much 
      information and I didn’t know where to go and where to start. For 
      example, what is the difference between forums and groups? At least some
      info under them would be nice to have. Tooltips are not intuitive, 
      neither in their design (I didn’t know I had to hover to get more info) 
      nor in their description (I understand they’re just placeholders?). 
      Also, this looked like a dashboard to me, but there were both “last 
      community activity” and links for groups and forums. I would delete the 
      big buttons for groups and forums and just leave them at the top in the 
      navigation. There, it’s more intuitive to hover over to see more info.

      Admittedly the dashboard on login is a work in progress. It’s pretty but not very functional ATM. The Groups and Forums are just links to the main groups and forums listings. It does need work and that is great feedback on that front.

      And yet after clicking on both groups and forums, I still don’t see the difference. There’s a group for digital artists, a group for web3 devs and then… a forum for web3 devs? Why? What’s the difference?

      I suppose some explanation is in order regarding the groups/forums. Groups are more like a Facebook group, however you can create private ones or even hidden ones. Forums are the traditional old text forums everyone is used to. The software does allow for me to basically “mirror” them so that when a group is created a corresponding forum is created and the content is the same in just a different format. I didn’t like that option however.

      Quite honestly the public groups I have shown there will probably go away and I’ll just use forums as that seems to be the most requested format I have seen (17 comments I’ve noticed just in the daily). I did want to provide some groups as examples though, so that’s mostly the reasoning there. Of course users will be able to create their own groups even if I delete the ones I made. Inside groups are some great collaboration tools for projects as well.

      I love the blog & knowledge base. The blog is how lenster should have looked… or any of the apps on lens, to be honest. I’d definitely use it if there were many people using this site. Speaking of which… I think the website in itself is good, but it’s largest hurdle is going to be getting people to use it. I think there needs to be a really compelling reason for anyone to use it over anything, because websites have a hard time getting a share of the pie when there’s “everything in one place” with websites like reddit, twitter, discord, etc. This is the reason web3 apps incite interest with tokens and reputation farming. Doubt there’s other ways of getting eyes on this.

      Thank you, I spent some time on the blog section. For EVM’s you can actually create a post from your profile page on the EVM Blog tab. I understand what you’re staying about a compelling reason. I believe that a lot of people still like to communicate in a forum format with the ability to create private groups as well. While I’m a fan of distribution I see the community is scattered across many platforms, and I think that’s great but I also believe there needs to be a place to collate or aggregate that information to share with each other and the world in a simple, familiar, searchable format. To start I am going to make the more compelling features like group/forum/blog post creation open to EVM’s only until I can get a firmer grasp on management/permissioning.

      Additionally, it would be hard to make anyone put hours into writing anything in forums/blogs on this website, as for anyone who knows your antics it would seem a risky affair. What if one day you just decide to nuke it like you nuked wiki & your reddit account? I think this might also be a reason why EVMs are hesitant to check out your website and give feedback, because it might not turn into anything in the end…

      I get this, I really do. I don’t really expect anyone to trust me. I’ve gone to great lengths to make this as anonymous as possible, complete with web3 login, optional profile fields, etc… fortunately my antics only exist within this community and believe it or not I am quite respected in the other ones I frequent. I also have a pretty good tract record for building successful websites. I have invested a not so insignificant amount of money into this as well so EVM’s or not I will continue with it. If the EVM’s aren’t interested in it, no worries, I’ll pivot. I did put it together with them in mind though so I think they should give it, and me a chance.

      On a lighter note, I don’t know if it’s planned, but there should be a better landing page since even after opening the website and logging in I still had a hard time figuring what it is and what it’s for. Is there a one-sentence pitch/mission that separates this website from all the others? If so, make it clear on the landing page

      Currently the website is set to private so it requires a login to access. Eventually when I open it to the public I will have a much nicer landing page.

      I also went to check out the extended navigation and there’s photos, videos, documents? What is this, are you trying to make a new facebook, a jack of all trades? Is this social media or a website for work/work groups? Because if it’s the former, then it’s too much stuff (why do I need a blog with a documents list?), and if it’s the latter then there should be more focus on it, such that if I were to do EVM-related stuff, I would find no purpose in having forums and blogs if all I am doing is coordinating projects with others. At the very least, there should be 2 accounts or a simple switch between them, like on linkedin — whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter. Same here, whether you’re here for the forums or do to work coordination, your view shouldn’t be riddled with stuff you don’t need.

      Groups have a lot of options as well as your own profile. True, groups and profiles look a lot like Facebook’s. That’s just part of the plugin I’m using, it was chosen because its a recognizable familiar format. Groups can be for whatever you want really. If you want to create a private/hidden group for your web3 project with project management tools, file, image and video storage you can. If you want to create a public group to talk about Advanced Theoretical Economics, you can do that too. Everything shown here is just an example really.

      That’s my honest feedback from spending 20 min on the website, hope it helps <3
      P.S. I don’t know if it’s just me but page loading times are about 1s
      P.P.S. I love that my comment didn’t disappear after I accidentally closed it, I hate when sites lose it (looking at you, reddit)

      Thank you, thank you thank you! ❤️ This helps a lot! Yeah load times stink right now, I still haven’t optimized anything yet. This is also on a shared CPU VPS, but I will move it when needed. This software has a ton of cool features and plugins! I’ve hired a dev team to work on DAO powered site management! I know I suck! But I’m serious about this! With our without the EVM’s/Redditors! I want someone else to have the keys too for that reason! I just want something like this built so I built it because no one else would! That’s it!

      • deleted_user

        Member
        June 29, 2022 at 11:08 am
        Rank Strata Level 1 Icon L1: Probably A Bot

        > Quite honestly the public groups I have shown there will probably go away and I’ll just use forums as that seems to be the most requested format I have seen (17 comments I’ve noticed just in the daily). I did want to provide some groups as examples though, so that’s mostly the reasoning there. Of course users will be able to create their own groups even if I delete the ones I made. Inside groups are some great collaboration tools for projects as well.

        I agree that groups could be great for collaboration, but they really have to stand out from forums somehow. Maybe they could be invite-only? So when you first log in, you only see forums, but then you talk on the forums (let’s say you’re nixorokish) and somebody notices you for your inputs (gitpoap) and invites to their group for more collaboration/tips/brainstorming/possible job offer/so on. Then it would be making more sense having a job board, though again it would have to be pretty popular to actually work.

        > I understand what you’re staying about a compelling reason. I believe that a lot of people still like to communicate in a forum format with the ability to create private groups as well. While I’m a fan of distribution I see the community is scattered across many platforms, and I think that’s great but I also believe there needs to be a place to collate or aggregate that information to share with each other and the world in a simple, familiar, searchable format. To start I am going to make the more compelling features like group/forum/blog post creation open to EVM’s only until I can get a firmer grasp on management/permissioning.

        Don’t know about that, haha. Maybe it’s me and you who think this way (despite me being young, I was molded by forums since I was 10), but the “younger” folks have other ideas about the “perfect” way to communicate? There’s a reason everything seems to have been centralized lately and forums have largely all died down. And I agree that having a knowledge base and any other things you’d need to have at your fingerstips would be great if they were at the place you’re already using so you don’t have to google it once again (like pinned messages on discord, but they’re abhorrent)

        > I get this, I really do. I don’t really expect anyone to trust me. I’ve gone to great lengths to make this as anonymous as possible, complete with web3 login, optional profile fields, etc… fortunately my antics only exist within this community and believe it or not I am quite respected in the other ones I frequent. I also have a pretty good tract record for building successful websites. I have invested a not so insignificant amount of money into this as well so EVM’s or not I will continue with it. If the EVM’s aren’t interested in it, no worries, I’ll pivot. I did put it together with them in mind though so I think they should give it, and me a chance.

        “good tract record” 😀 yeah I believe you, but I also think that banking on EVMs might not be the best idea right now for the aforementioned reasons. They’re pretty scattered and there’s not that many active members in Discord already, then you’d need people that are twice as active to actually get them to use this website too. And with that you’d get minimal amount of interaction, like a few active people at most, so I think there really needs to be another incentive and not just for EVMs, but for other communities, too

        > Groups have a lot of options as well as your own profile. True, groups and profiles look a lot like Facebook’s. That’s just part of the plugin I’m using, it was chosen because its a recognizable familiar format. Groups can be for whatever you want really. If you want to create a private/hidden group for your web3 project with project management tools, file, image and video storage you can. If you want to create a public group to talk about Advanced Theoretical Economics, you can do that too. Everything shown here is just an example really.

        Okay, then coming back to the idea of separating things, I would have images and videos and stuff only be available in group settings, or only after a person has already been invited to a group, otherwise it looks a bit too much. Or, at least, have a single link called “my attachments”, so there’s less burden on the eyes when trying to find something in the menu

        > I know I suck! But I’m serious about this! With our without the EVM’s/Redditors! I want someone else to have the keys too for that reason! I just want something like this built so I built it because no one else would! That’s it!

        No you don’t suck, this is a great initiative and I really hope it sees the light of day, but if it fails somehow it’s not going to be your fault. Imo there really has to be a big budget and a team of PR people to get such a project off the ground, I doubt epic games would have been as successful if they didn’t throw lots of money on exclusives and PR initially. (or you yourself have to already have an established following elsewhere, like Elon Musk, lol) The hardest part is not to make a well functioning website, it’s to take it off the ground. I have my fair share of failed projects which I poured my heart and soul to but which were only ever seen by family and friends. It sucks but there’s nothing to do 🙁

        • CachesAdmin

          Administrator
          June 29, 2022 at 1:08 pm
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          I agree that groups could be great for collaboration, but they really have to stand out from forums somehow. Maybe they could be invite-only? So when you first log in, you only see forums, but then you talk on the forums (let’s say you’re nixorokish) and somebody notices you for your inputs (gitpoap) and invites to their group for more collaboration/tips/brainstorming/possible job offer/so on. Then it would be making more sense having a job board, though again it would have to be pretty popular to actually work.

          You just described groups perfectly! Nixorokish could create a private group, or even a hidden group and invite users to their private group. In there they can share files/documents/photos/videos for whatever that group is dedicated to. My groups shown there are just examples really so everyone can get a feel for groups, what’s in them, etc. Projects may also want to have a public group for customers so they can post updates or share things with the public and a private group for their own internal planning. Users can join groups and get status updates on their favorite projects. If they went on vacation for a week there’s no need try and scroll back through Discord chatter to find the important bits.

          Don’t know about that, haha. Maybe it’s me and you who think this way (despite me being young, I was molded by forums since I was 10), but the “younger” folks have other ideas about the “perfect” way to communicate? There’s a reason everything seems to have been centralized lately and forums have largely all died down. And I agree that having a knowledge base and any other things you’d need to have at your fingerstips would be great if they were at the place you’re already using so you don’t have to google it once again (like pinned messages on discord, but they’re abhorrent)

          I agree forums have died down, however I still regularly frequent lots of very popular and active forums. Gamespot, IGN Boards, Stack Overflow, Craigslist forums … they all do 50+ million active users per year. Forums are how most people communicate and share not just words but documents, files, how to’s, links, etc..it’s by no means a replacement for Discord. There is no “realtime” communication here. Maybe if you consider the private messaging feature, but it’s no Discord by any means. Perhaps its a bit of a replacement for Reddit as I believe we need our own home now. Reddit served its purpose but something as simple as a Reddit policy change on crypto or NFT’s could dismantle it and scatter us, overnight. Youtube could ban all crypto channels tomorrow with no appeal process. I believe the community needs its own place that it can control. Or atleast another place we can all meet up at if the shit gets heavy. Forums provide the content that pull in new users. We need new users for a litany of reasons.

          “good tract record”  yeah I believe you, but I also think that banking on EVMs might not be the best idea right now for the aforementioned reasons. They’re pretty scattered and there’s not that many active members in Discord already, then you’d need people that are twice as active to actually get them to use this website too. And with that you’d get minimal amount of interaction, like a few active people at most, so I think there really needs to be another incentive and not just for EVMs, but for other communities, too

          I’m not really the type to flaunt my accolades but I have some, regardless of who I am on Reddit. I do understand it’s difficult for people to separate the person from the character though. I’m not banking on EVM’s. As soon as I got my EVM NFT this idea brewed. Obviously I am madly in love with the EVMavericks, all of them, so I wanted to offer this up to them first. Mostly because I think they NEED something like this if they are to grow and spread their influence, but also because there is a tremendous money making opportunity here and the DAO needs money coming in. Lest we get more scattered in search of food. I want to provide a fertile hunting ground for them. If for some reason they don’t like it, or don’t trust me or whatever, I will totally understand. I will pivot and keep all the money myself. I have much bigger ideas for this site, with or without them. I did want to show this idea to the community though, like really show them, not just talk about it. This is literally v0.01. If even a small portion of the EVM’s see some value here I will continue to build it around their needs and suggestions.

          Okay, then coming back to the idea of separating things, I would have images and videos and stuff only be available in group settings, or only after a person has already been invited to a group, otherwise it looks a bit too much. Or, at least, have a single link called “my attachments”, so there’s less burden on the eyes when trying to find something in the menu

          Yes the profile bar is crowded. I had considered removing the photos option as they can be stored under “documents” but it provides a gallery and ability to sort into albums like “Holdercon 2022 photos” so they can be referenced later, or used in marketing materials, or whatever. I wanted to provide the feature to see if anyone would use it. I can tidy up those profile bars quite easily. I have hidden several already. I can also remove features if most people find them useless or annoying.

          No you don’t suck, this is a great initiative and I really hope it sees the light of day, but if it fails somehow it’s not going to be your fault. Imo there really has to be a big budget and a team of PR people to get such a project off the ground, I doubt epic games would have been as successful if they didn’t throw lots of money on exclusives and PR initially. (or you yourself have to already have an established following elsewhere, like Elon Musk, lol) The hardest part is not to make a well functioning website, it’s to take it off the ground. I have my fair share of failed projects which I poured my heart and soul to but which were only ever seen by family and friends. It sucks but there’s nothing to do

          I appreciate that. I am actually quite a normal human here. I do love drama though, and some people seem to enjoy my theatrics, so JBM on reddit will continue to be JBM. I hope however that doesn’t stop people from giving this a try, because this is genuine from the guy behind JBM. While I did rage quit the wiki project it was at least 25% because I REALLY would rather be making this and I didn’t think anyone was listening. One of my many skill sets is internet marketing and I have become quite effective at marketing with a shoestring budget. I’m well versed in SEO, SEM and social media marketing tactics, and I have a laundry list of great business connections I can tap into as well. I would love for this site to grow slowly and organically through EVM contacts but if not, I will go full JBM business mode on this one because I enjoy it. I have one other community I frequent that may be interested as well, I just have to mint them a NFT. Would be nice if the community helped, but I’m resourceful so I will work it out either way.

          Believe me I understand, there is a graveyard of JBM’s failed projects. As I’ve gotten older, I realize the difference between my successful businesses and my failed ones is how much my heart was in it, how much I wanted to do it. This I want to do because I love fostering community, free speech and ethereum. This is all of those in 1 package. Thank you for all your feedback!

          • deleted_user

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            Okay, you sold it for me. I think I’m beginning to get your vision, though I might be slightly off. The way I see it (or the way I’d rather it be) is that there would be forums to hang out in for general public, and then there would be gated communities (groups), and you could see in peoples’ profiles what groups they belong to. And these groups would have one subforum for announcements that’s accessible to everyone and can be followed. And then if I subscribed to one of these groups’ announcements, I would get them in my feed. That’s one of those things that would actually make me excited because I fucking despise having to be in 30 discord channels simply to be in the know about what’s happening in different projects, and I hate twitter, too. If it was something like the feed in Steam library for the games you own, but for web3 projects, hell yeah, give me more of that.

            P.S. I agree that it’s a bummer that web3 is using web2 for communications.

            Let me know when you need some other feedback or help for anything!

            • CachesAdmin

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              You got it! Think of it as a social network of sorts but Web3/ETH focused. You can keep track of all your favorite projects and people in one spot. Guarded by EVM’s and their legendary reputation for keeping spammers and frauds out. We can have public forums or even groups if we choose to engage the public, give some free lessons, have them laugh at our epic comedy and artistic content for free. On the back end, each EVM could monetize their fans and followers by selling courses, services through the classifieds, if they chose! Caches is just the platform to let EVM’s do what they do best. I think with my points and award system here I can also allow big contributors to earn EVM like privileges here. Look I have so many ways I can allow the community to make money here and educate the public on web3 and be a beacon of light in the crypto world outside of Reddit and Discord. Out here on the real world wide web.

              • deleted_user

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                I’d want it to be more than EVMs though, I already spend more time with these guys than I do with my wife, the great advantage over reddit/discord for me would be if there were other communities present here too 🙂

                • CachesAdmin

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                  That’s why we need the public! We need new blood’s money, they need to learn about this web3 stuff and how they can profit from it. We do all of this stuff already, its just all over the place and not easy to find and free. I can’t count the number of times I want to go back and find an old reddit post in the daily thread I remembered from 2 months ago. Sometimes it was a link to a download that is now dead. It would be cool to create a group just to store files/links/downloads/meme’s/JT’s video’s, whatever we want. Keep up with just the crypto stuff we want without the endless stream of garbage at twitter. A platform that the damn man doesn’t own! ✊🏻

                  I also believe Ethereum is going to touch a lot more parts of peoples lives in the future from identity to voting to money to governmental structure … well you know. So I think the brilliance in the daily needs a podium from which to speak that is fluid, easy to follow, and categorized on a variety of topics from Economics to voting to Game Theory to OpSec. There are literally SOO many like real genius on any scale people in the EVM’s. I want them to be able to talk about whatever it is they’re an expert on and others can learn or talk about it too, because I think in some way Ethereum will touch it all one day. And hey, we can give them a platform that they can sell that content from too so they can eat, maybe we can help them gain some fame or influence in the real world to keep the EVM/ETH ethos grinding through the machine. Anyway, I’m rambling.

                  • BinaryBones

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                    Hell yeah JBM!

                    • CachesAdmin

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                      Ser. 👊🏻

      • deleted_user

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        how do you make quotes?!

        • CachesAdmin

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          You just have to use the formatting toolbar. Check out the images. I use the “preformatted text” button for quotes. There is a “quotes” option that is very styled but I felt it was a bit too much.

          • deleted_user

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            Right, but so, then, when you were replying to me, were you copying everything to a notepad and then pasting into the reply window? Because when I click reply, there’s no way to copy parts of your message without closing it

            • CachesAdmin

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              I just copied your whole message, hit reply, pasted it in there. Then I put a space where my replies would go then clicked on each section of your comment and clicked the preformat button for each one. Then went back and put my reply between each section.

              • deleted_user

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                Alright, can’t say that’s the most elegant solution 🙂

                • CachesAdmin

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                  LOL, yep thats good feedback. I’m going to see if there’s a more robust editor for the forums. It’s not perfect, no doubt, I slapped it together in like 2 weeks. I needs fine tuning, but I’m only one man and I can only talk to myself in here so much to test it before I go crazy. So that’s why I’d love to get the pride in on it.

  • deleted_user

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    @CachesAdmin Hey JB! I decided to pop back in a week later and see how its going! Looks like your friend Fury is giving you some great advice. Just wanted to say hi and check on the progress. So hi!

    • CachesAdmin

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      Hey! Thanks for stopping back in! Yes, my homie Fury is helping a ton! Hey I’m gonna call you later, I have something on my mind I wanna run by you.. not about this of course.

  • deleted_user

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    All right, here goes with some of my initial thoughts – I’ll read the other replies and add some more stuff as I go:

    1. Overall, I don’t understand the mission/vision of the site- what is it’s purpose? What is it’s target audience? What do you want to achieve with it? It looks mainly like a blog/discussion forum for the same gang who hangs out at EVM Discord or Ethfinance, which is great – it’s a fantastic group but is there more?

    2. I think I read EVMs automatically get higher posting rights etc? But I am still showing as a bot account even though there is an EVM in my wallet? Does it matter that I bought it and didn’t mint it? I bought a second EVM for this account because I minted my original whitelist EVM to my main DeFi wallet and didn’t want to dox it?

    Great effort though – login with wallet was super smooth and fast and the forum has potential and a lot of work clearly went in to it.

    • CachesAdmin

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      Well the purpose I suppose is a home for the Reddit/Discord crew to interface with the public. All of the discussions are scattered, which is fine, but it doesn’t really help with collaboration. There are people on Reddit that aren’t on Discord and so on. There are millions of humans on the web that don’t even know what Reddit or Discord is. We don’t own Reddit or Discord but our whole community is based on them? We should own our home!

      The team spends countless hours cross posting across so many channels to reach their entire audience. This could be a hub for that and everything everyone has going on. It can still disseminate through Reddit, Discord, Twitter, all the channels. It can also help people make money if my monetization strategies are as successful as I believe they will be. It can also help the DAO foster projects by giving them the tools, help and guidance they need. Allowing us to shape a little part of the Ethereum ecosystem to our mission statement.

      It’s just private right now, some parts of the site will be public, but EVM’s and possibly others later can create private groups with tools and file storage and everything you need for a group to collaborate and converse with the general public. Its a backend collaboration suite with a front end interface for the public all in one.

      I will check into the EVM/wallet thing. Thank you for trying it out! You’re the first EVM wallet other than my own to log in here.

      EDIT: Ok so it looks like your actual permissions did get upgraded with your EVM but your rank displayed did not. So thanks for finding a bug for me! I’ll get it sorted out. In the meantime, I upgraded your rank manually.

      • deleted_user

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        I saw your big post on ethfinance in the Daily setting out the features and vision etc and I think you’ve hit on a lot of the key points (which have also been covered in the discussion above here). I’m just going to pull together some of those thoughts into one summary.

        I don’t think there’s any doubt you’ve created something of value here – it’s a cool site with utility that a community can benefit from. But what community? Who are the people who will come here use all the features and enjoy them? As noted in the discussion above, the challenge is drawing users here and building a community – I’ve been in online communities since I was a teenager in the 1990s and dialed in to BBSes, and all the good ones had a thriving core community supplemented by a steady (but not overwhelming) flow of newbies to avoid stagnation.

        You just need a few dozen active members. If half or even a quarter of the ethfinance Daily regulars, or the regulars in the EVM Discord used this space regularly, that would be plenty.

        But getting to that point won’t be easy – it’s a lot of “build it and work very hard to try and entice people to come, but a lot of the time they just won’t, because network effects are hard to generate” – but of course that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try – it’ll be hard and it may not work but this was still something worth doing.

        So all you can do is build it out and market it (“market” in a low key way of course – “raise awareness” more like) and generate content to draw people here. I’m thinking here of how Eric Conner and others built the EthHub site during the 2018-19 bear market and just kept it going and slowly growing over time – it won’t be overnight. And it’s still going now as a valuable information source, even though there are many other options now that didn’t exist in 2018.

        But the first thing to think about is the overarching vision and purpose of the site – what do you want its goal to be?

        Clearly the link to EVMs and the ManeNet DAO is the way to go. The ManeNet DAO is solely on Discord (and ethfinance to some extent, but not really – more like there’s an overlap in users and values but it doesn’t really operate on Reddit) and could really use a website and base of operations – like our version of boredapeyachtclub.com (lol) – complete with special privileges for EVMs.

        It’s a small DAO and we’re in a bear market now plus most of the chat is on Discord but it’s a good place to start by making this the official home of the ManeNet DAO on the web and building up slowly from there. IMHO a clear identity and purpose like that, gives the site a focus that is more valuable than trying to be “all things to all people”. Plus there’s a lot of overlap in values etc.

        Anyway if that’s the kind of thing you want to do, then it’s probably a good idea to talk about it a lot on Discord and get a feel for what the other EVMs think (you might have done this already – I’ve been too busy to look at the EVM Discord for a couple of weeks now), and then actually agree some terms and move ahead with a ManeNet DAO proposal and vote to formalize it, which will probably include rebranding the site and design etc. Assuming the EVMs in Discord want to do this – but hey, who wouldn’t want a free website donated to the DAO?

        Of course, if you do want to donate the site to the ManeNet DAO, you’ll probably need to hand over control of it to the DAO, like etheraider did with the EVM NFTs. This isn’t a bad thing – it means you’ll no longer be solely responsible and the site won’t live or die solely by your efforts. And there’s no need for it to happen overnight – you could easily stay as one of the admins/lead admin and slowly phase yourself out over time

        What do you think? Where do you want this site to go?

        • CachesAdmin

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          First, thanks for taking the time to give me your thoughts, I really appreciate that. ❤️ I have no doubt I have a long road ahead of me.

          I saw your big post on ethfinance in the Daily setting out the features and vision etc and I think you’ve hit on a lot of the key points (which have also been covered in the discussion above here). I’m just going to pull together some of those thoughts into one summary.
          I don’t think there’s any doubt you’ve created something of value here – it’s a cool site with utility that a community can benefit from. But what community? Who are the people who will come here use all the features and enjoy them? As noted in the discussion above, the challenge is drawing users here and building a community – I’ve been in online communities since I was a teenager in the 1990s and dialed in to BBSes, and all the good ones had a thriving core community supplemented by a steady (but not overwhelming) flow of newbies to avoid stagnation.

          Well I believe I outlayed that in the post in the subreddit. Really this site applies to anyone that is into web3 and wants to discuss and collaborate on things that are outside our current scope. There are a lot of people that doesn’t even know what reddit is. They also have to sign up to reddit to involve themselves. Reddit has no ETH “basics” or knowledge guides or really anything. It’s just for discussion. It’s not made for anything other than talking and agreeing or disagreeing. The web is where regular people operate. It’s where they search for stuff. When I search Google for Web3 or ETH stuff it’s just a bunch of crap and misinformation. We need to change that. We need to infiltrate the old web.
          I have run BBS’s in my past as well as set up and operated a few communities on different subjects. I’ve also taken communities that were stagnate and brought them back to life. I’m not an expert but it is something I’ve done before and learned from so I’m not totally new at this either.

          You just need a few dozen active members. If half or even a quarter of the ethfinance Daily regulars, or the regulars in the EVM Discord used this space regularly, that would be plenty.
          But getting to that point won’t be easy – it’s a lot of “build it and work very hard to try and entice people to come, but a lot of the time they just won’t, because network effects are hard to generate” – but of course that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try – it’ll be hard and it may not work but this was still something worth doing.

          Exactly, and so far at least 18 people have signed up! Woohoo! Now if I can make some compelling content my self that drives engagement then hopefully a percent of those will come back to check it out. I don’t think I’m alone on this thought. I mean you know me, I read the daily, daily. I see so many missed opportunities, requests that go unanswered, and lots of “does anyone remember that XXX that was posted a month ago” that people upvote but don’t take the time to find and help because it’s difficult. The daily’s and reddit in general is hard to search. This would be a laser focused site on just what we want with good tools, search capability and easy methods to reference and store things.

          So all you can do is build it out and market it (“market” in a low key way of course – “raise awareness” more like) and generate content to draw people here. I’m thinking here of how Eric Conner and others built the EthHub site during the 2018-19 bear market and just kept it going and slowly growing over time – it won’t be overnight. And it’s still going now as a valuable information source, even though there are many other options now that didn’t exist in 2018.

          Eric did a great job and it’s a textbook example of how to do it. This isn’t my first community either and I have seeded others just by myself as the only member. I’m good at this. I promise. I really want the EVM’s in on this one though because it’s a big idea and they’re smart people. If they don’t I will allocate some of my business budget to this, hire a virtual assistant and advertise. Honestly, it doesn’t have to be this, I’ll scrap it tomorrow if someone has something better.

          But the first thing to think about is the overarching vision and purpose of the site – what do you want its goal to be? Clearly the link to EVMs and the ManeNet DAO is the way to go. The ManeNet DAO is solely on Discord (and ethfinance to some extent, but not really – more like there’s an overlap in users and values but it doesn’t really operate on Reddit) and could really use a website and base of operations – like our version of boredapeyachtclub.com (lol) – complete with special privileges for EVMs.

          Overlap is normal. Consider this a different format. My vision is for the DAO and all the 80,000 people that frequent the sub to have a hub for all the information they spread across all their channels. Twitter, Reddit, Discord, and all of those are great, but we don’t own it. We can’t control it. We can only expand it within their walls as well. It can only grow and change as much as the platform allows. We have limited data on user interactions so it’s difficult to gauge people’s contributions. There’s no way to reward them for those contributions because recording them isn’t part of the design of those platforms. Not to mention at any point someone could, if they chose, silence us on those platforms. We need a good old fashioned website to be the hub that everything spokes off of. This is in no way intended to replace Reddit or Discord. Just make it easier for people to collaborate, share, converse and organize information to disseminate on all the channels. That’s the back end. On the front end we have a totally normal website, in a totally regular forum and group format that 95% of the world can access and understand.

          It’s a small DAO and we’re in a bear market now plus most of the chat is on Discord but it’s a good place to start by making this the official home of the ManeNet DAO on the web and building up slowly from there. IMHO a clear identity and purpose like that, gives the site a focus that is more valuable than trying to be “all things to all people”. Plus there’s a lot of overlap in values etc.

          Value overlap is normal I think. Discord is valuable, no doubt, it’s grown on me quite a bit, but it’s just missing something that I think we need. First, most of it is private. Second most people over 30 probably don’t know what discord is. Everyone knows what a website is. Last it’s ever scrolling nature makes it difficult to keep up with if you leave for a few days. I think Discord should still be used for planning and collaborating and everything it does now for us. It’s great. But when you’re ready to interact with the public, and show the world what you’ve been working on…. You need a community that’s bigger than the 1324 EVM’s. When you need the public’s opinion or help or input, Discord and Reddit won’t cut it. I have had a lot of people message me saying they want to help, but they aren’t EVM’s. They want to be, they want to contribute, we just don’t let them. I think this is a way to expand that. We also need to start branding ourselves, selling ourselves, pushing our mission out there. Outside our sphere. We need to go public with this thing.

          Anyway if that’s the kind of thing you want to do, then it’s probably a good idea to talk about it a lot on Discord and get a feel for what the other EVMs think (you might have done this already – I’ve been too busy to look at the EVM Discord for a couple of weeks now), and then actually agree some terms and move ahead with a ManeNet DAO proposal and vote to formalize it, which will probably include rebranding the site and design etc. Assuming the EVMs in Discord want to do this – but hey, who wouldn’t want a free website donated to the DAO? Of course, if you do want to donate the site to the ManeNet DAO, you’ll probably need to hand over control of it to the DAO, like etheraider did with the EVM NFTs. This isn’t a bad thing – it means you’ll no longer be solely responsible and the site won’t live or die solely by your efforts. And there’s no need for it to happen overnight – you could easily stay as one of the admins/lead admin and slowly phase yourself out over time
          What do you think? Where do you want this site to go?

          I will turn it over if I can be sure it’ll be used for what I want, with a fair power distribution. I have no problem with that honestly. In the meantime I have had a few people that aren’t EVMs that have told me they want to get involved in this ecosystem in some way, and the EVM thing is too “clubby” or “too expensive” for them, and they think this is a fantastic idea and initiative. So EVM’s or not, just based on private messages on all the different platforms, I’m going to pursue this because a lot of people are telling me they can see value in this and that they prefer this method of communication over all the other channels. If I have to, I’ll mint a Caches NFT for my staff and use that instead of the EVM contract. I really, really, really want EVM’s here though so I will continue to campaign for that until it’s blatantly obvious none of them are interested. At that point, I pivot, and I’ll stop trying to sell it to the EVM’s and do my own thing with it. Maybe I will take in the cubs the EVM didn’t include and rebrand, so no one will pre-judge it because I made it and not someone else in the community. I will totally understand if the DAO and EVM’s don’t see any value or future here. No hard feelings. I just think this is a great idea and opportunity so I wanted to offer it to my friends first. I appreciate the input and you did give me some more food for thought. Thanks homie. 👊🏻

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    Good luck with it man – I think it has great potential if you can get it off the ground and build some traction and I for one certainly prefer the forum/BBS style of discussion to any kind of Telegram/Discord/whatever.

    I also see your point about wanting to serve a wider Web3 community and not limit it to EVMs – my point is only that there is a trade off between a narrow focus on an existing community (where the value proposition is clear like “A Home For the ManeNet DAO”) and a more diffuse focus on a wider Web3 where it is open to more people but it is harder to explain a unique value proposition. Perhaps you can thread that needle and find a good balance between those two things – like with the extra privileges for EVMs etc.

    I’ll keep it on my list to pop in and take a look regularly especially if there’s enough new content and discussion (and keep updating everyone in ethfinance and the EVM Discord as well – I know plenty of people including me will be interested).

    • CachesAdmin

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      Well I had hoped it could be a public facing site for the EVM’s to educate the public on Web3/ETH. Obviously I can’t write all the blog posts and talk to myself in the forums here and so on. I also understand if some EVM’s don’t see value in that since educating noobs may not be on their agenda. I haven’t even plugged in the learning stuff yet. I have barely talked about how to monetize it for everyone.

      I just think we always complain about all the misinformation, and out of date “facts” and everything else that is publicized. This could be a way to counter that with actual intelligent conversation. I see so many great posts in the daily that could easily be blog posts that would reach such a wider audience than Reddit. Anyway…I really do appreciate your feedback and I do hope you come back at some point again, because I’m going to keep plugging away and taking help where I can get it. I appreciate your feedback though, I am taking it to heart.

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    July 8, 2022 at 10:59 am
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    Man, you gotta love the helping hand of people you love. My dear friend @LegendaryWaffles re-did our entire front end. It basically looks the same but upon closer inspect you’ll find it’s more … better everywhere! Go ahead, check out your profile page by clicking on your username in the top right corner and selecting “profile.” Clean no? And what’s that … sortability for your timeline so you can find exactly the content from exactly the people you want with just a little click! Amazing! LegendaryWaffles your waffles aren’t the only thing that’s Legendary! Thank you! You are amazing and I don’t deserve you! 

    LOL! You are too kind. Really it was no problem. I didn’t re-do the entire thing. I just took what you had and made it a little more modern. I hope it helps and it’s the least I can do for you. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

    • CachesAdmin

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      July 8, 2022 at 11:39 am
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      ❤️

  • BinaryBones

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 3:11 pm
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    Amazing work JBM! You are an animal bro!

    • CachesAdmin

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      August 10, 2022 at 3:18 pm
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      😂 Thank you!