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Topic: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies? (Read 932 times)

  • jax
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What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
A thread on what's going on with Vivaldi Technologies, the makers of the Vivaldi browser.
  • Last Edit: 2017-09-04, 14:37:02 by jax

  • jax
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Re: Keeping an eye on Vivaldi Technologies
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  • ersi
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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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I never liked the blogging platform at vivaldi.net, and evidently they at Vivaldi didn't like it either. For a while it took a day or two to get a blogpost out (because of censorship? what a silly idea), then for a while the blog dashboard was difficult to find, hidden somewhere. And right now they are apparently moving the blogs section to Wordpress, which is another thing to be avoided, as everybody knows. Anyway, I can't find my old posts (I use them for my own reference, but of course I can't use them for reference when they cannot be found) and I cannot add any new ones.

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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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(because of censorship? what a silly idea)
Probably more the porn spam.

  • ersi
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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Probably, but this makes the blog unusable. Imagine a forum where you have to wait a day for your post to appear.

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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Didn't they also do something where all blogs were "global"? As in, rather than my.opera.com/ersi/blog-post-title they'd be vivaldi.org/blog/blog-post-title-1234 because 1233 people already used the same title.

  • ersi
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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Yes, and this made it very hard to find blog posts by any particular user, including oneself. Right now the posts are frankly not there.

https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/21736/can-t-log-in-to-blog
  • Last Edit: 2017-10-24, 20:21:48 by ersi

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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Taking a quick peek around, are they at username.vivaldi.net now?

https://ersi.vivaldi.net/

  • ersi
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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Looks like they got it working now. It will be great, if this naming scheme stays put. Different from the previous convoluted way of finding one's own blog and the RSS feed for it, things are straightforward now. For the time being.

But I note that they have been quiet concerning the photo albums. I guess those were deleted.

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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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It's been 4 years already? Wow. One of the last posts I made on the Vivaldi forum was about this RSS issue (that was still an issue in 2017?):

https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/227/blog-ux/3

  • ersi
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Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
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Back then you had to add something like &user=name somewhere in the link to get to a specific blogger's RSS feed. I figured it out by trial and error, but it worked max for a year.