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Ben Halpern

A Canadian software developer who thinks he’s funny. He/Him.

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The *hardcoded* concept of "sponsorships" is being removed

The *hardcoded* concept of "sponsorships" is being removed

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A new community space for open source maintainers and contributors! 🚀

A new community space for open source maintainers and contributors! 🚀

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Interested in high performance programming on the LLVM? There's a new community for you.

Interested in high performance programming on the LLVM? There's a new community for you.

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This is Exciting: A New Destination for All Things DevOps

This is Exciting: A New Destination for All Things DevOps

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Interested in getting deeper into Web Components?

Interested in getting deeper into Web Components?

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Call to action for all VS Code users!

Call to action for all VS Code users!

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It is great to see what Wasm Builders is becoming

It is great to see what Wasm Builders is becoming

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Have a Community-Powered Earth Day 🌍

Have a Community-Powered Earth Day 🌍

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Interested in the social impact you can have as a developer? Read this post.

Interested in the social impact you can have as a developer? Read this post.

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Web3 Enthusiasts Have a Home: MetaPunk

Web3 Enthusiasts Have a Home: MetaPunk

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Curious about content-driven micropayments? You may want to join the Web Monetization Community

Curious about content-driven micropayments? You may want to join the Web Monetization Community

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Interested in learning more about Commercial Open Source? There’s a Forem for that.

Interested in learning more about Commercial Open Source? There’s a Forem for that.

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If you’re interested in WebAssembly, and don’t get enough depth on DEV, read this


If you’re interested in WebAssembly, and don’t get enough depth on DEV, read this


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Feed test experiment 5 results: Tag point summing leads to mixed results.

Feed test experiment 5 results: Tag point summing leads to mixed results.

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Feed test experiment 4 results: "Final ordering" helps close the loop on feed quality.

Feed test experiment 4 results: "Final ordering" helps close the loop on feed quality.

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Feed test experiment 3 results: A bit more comment weight results in better retention

Feed test experiment 3 results: A bit more comment weight results in better retention

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Feed test experiment 2 results: New query strategy has pulled even

Feed test experiment 2 results: New query strategy has pulled even

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Podcast page improvements

Podcast page improvements

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Use bin/untranslated_erb to find hardcoded text that could be moved to i18n files.

Use bin/untranslated_erb to find hardcoded text that could be moved to i18n files.

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Deprecation: Removing "Events"

Deprecation: Removing "Events"

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Forem: Open for Internationalization

Forem: Open for Internationalization

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Our pace of UI improvements is picking up... Make sure you keep your Forems regularly updated!

Our pace of UI improvements is picking up... Make sure you keep your Forems regularly updated!

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Deprecating "Connect" (chat)

Deprecating "Connect" (chat)

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DigitalOcean: forem-traefik.service: Job forem-traefik.service/start failed with result 'dependency'.

DigitalOcean: forem-traefik.service: Job forem-traefik.service/start failed with result 'dependency'.

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How Cumulative Layout Shift needs to be considered in Forem development

How Cumulative Layout Shift needs to be considered in Forem development

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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Forem Browser Extension v0.1.3 is live

Forem Browser Extension v0.1.3 is live

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Forem Progress and expectations for the rest of the year and into 2021

Forem Progress and expectations for the rest of the year and into 2021

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Results of implementing Puma's nakayoshi_fork on Forem

Results of implementing Puma's nakayoshi_fork on Forem

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Congrats to the.community.club on being the latest Forem to go live!

Congrats to the.community.club on being the latest Forem to go live!

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The Forem extension is available in the Chrome store

The Forem extension is available in the Chrome store

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Let's close the loop on @ mention autocomplete in comments

Let's close the loop on @ mention autocomplete in comments

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Community activity box?

Community activity box?

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Forem Browser Extension to allow "unlisted" or "private" Forems onto sidebar....

Forem Browser Extension to allow "unlisted" or "private" Forems onto sidebar....

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Forem "meta tags" have just shipped....

Forem "meta tags" have just shipped....

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feed_strategy: Coming soon to a forem near you.

feed_strategy: Coming soon to a forem near you.

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Forem visual customization

Forem visual customization

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New "starter state" coming soon

New "starter state" coming soon

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Explore Poxa as an open Pusher implementation?

Explore Poxa as an open Pusher implementation?

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How to properly enable multiple call-to-action buttons in nav bar...

How to properly enable multiple call-to-action buttons in nav bar...

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Moving from ENV to database-backed config

Moving from ENV to database-backed config

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One cool thing about private forems.

One cool thing about private forems.

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Changes made to forem browser extension.

Changes made to forem browser extension.

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Is the browser extension working for anyone?

Is the browser extension working for anyone?

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What's the state of ApplicationConfig and ENVied, etc?

What's the state of ApplicationConfig and ENVied, etc?

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"I'm stuck" — should this be a forem.dev #help thread or a GitHub issue?

"I'm stuck" — should this be a forem.dev #help thread or a GitHub issue?

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We can run Forem without the Lambda dependency

We can run Forem without the Lambda dependency

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Has anyone used the browser extension?

Has anyone used the browser extension?

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How should Forem do versioning?

How should Forem do versioning?

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Is the approach to privacy within the forem browser extension valid?

Is the approach to privacy within the forem browser extension valid?

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I'll be adding some "language" docs

I'll be adding some "language" docs

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Let's do this

Let's do this

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