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Ben Halpern

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

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Webmaster at Forem

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re: Keyboard shortcuts
This is great. One shortcut that "went missing" when we updat...
re: Removing articles
Yep, you can also alter seeds.db to change what comes out in ...
re: How to send mail through mailgun
We would likely need to build a generalized gateway from the ...
re: Github logo broken on Forem.dev
cc: @maestromac
re: Let's close the loop on @ mention autocomplete in comments
I 1000% agree.... My thoughts here are mostly that we've disc...
re: Google captcha is not configured on forem.dev
Fixed ✅
re: Welcome thread v0
Hello!
re: Support for digest emails for smaller communities
Makes sense for sure
re: Aftermath on Clicking, "Open in Gitpod"
Open your .env and change APP_DOMAIN to "your own Gitpod For...
re: Should all forems share an authentication system?
Yup, I've definitely had this thought. Each Forem itself alre...
re: What's the benefit of us maintaining our Progressive Web Apps (PWA) of DEV?
In my view the qualities that make something "eligible" as a ...
re: Cool forem
true
re: Request: optional "database" feature
Yup, any kind of extensibility of functionality is definitely...
re: Request: optional "database" feature
I think the technical term may be "thing". 😄 Forem needs "thi...
re: How not to grow
Yup, we should make this more clear... No forem needs more th...
re: Welcome thread v0
Great to have you!!
re: Green button in forem.dev !!
Yup! .... I didn't even realize this would apply to all link...
re: A gallery for campaigns, announcements and article footers
10000% agree. I think the raw DIY thing should be pretty rare...
re: New "starter state" coming soon
This is live now for new forems.... Not yet the end state, bu...
re: New "starter state" coming soon
Yeah exactly. Ideally we don't want to be going into console ...
re: Hello World
Hey hey!
re: Test comment liquid tag
One more time testing
re: Test comment liquid tag
Another test
re: Test comment liquid tag
dsddsdsdsdsdsds
re: Test comment liquid tag
test test test
re: Ideas for supporting podcasts on Forem?
We have something pretty similar with liquid tags, e.g. {% y...
re: Polls inside posts
Yeah, I really cover-complicated some things by wanting to en...
re: Polls inside posts
Yup, these are just missing a bit of functionality, but they'...
re: Declutter The Sidebar
100%. We've not wanted to jump into this because of technica...
re: Using the #growth tag
Boom. Added it as supported.
re: Declutter The Sidebar
Yup, I think this is the big question.... Also, I feel like ...
re: Pin a message
This is a great call! I'm going to approve the linked issue ...
re: Explore Poxa as an open Pusher implementation?
The good thing is that if we run into problems we could alway...
re: How to properly enable multiple call-to-action buttons in nav bar...
Yeah, I think the primary action can be first, and then other...
re: Should 'write a post' be more visible on mobile view?
Yeah, I think this makes sense. For a while we were thinking ...
re: Installing Forem on Ubuntu 18.04 (Part 2 - NVM, Node & Yarn)
Great guide
re: local Forem Instance to Production level Instance in Heroku or VPS
We're definitely lacking the docs to give good guidance here....
re: Installing Forem on Ubuntu 18.04 (Part 1 - Ruby on Rails)
Thanks for the writeup!
re: Welcome thread v0
Great to have you! We'll have plenty of updates soon about ho...
re: Proactive Ways to Prevent Spammers
I think what we most need is some clarity over certain if thi...
re: Implementing Video Feature
This is really great. More thorough than anything we even hav...
re: Welcome thread v0
Great to have you Melissa!
re: Would / Should Forem get a HELM chart?
I'll punt this to @jdoss for most relevant opinion. :)
re: Configurable digest
Love this idea
re: How to get Forem to run on ARM
I have a couple of these sitting in my office and I want to g...
re: How to get Forem to run on ARM
Hell yeah! This is sooooo in the spirit of Forem! I love it s...
re: Flexible Profile Content via Markdown
Have you considered making profile pages similar to github p...
re: Publicly Displaying Suspensions. Thoughts?
Maybe this is something we should be able to display on a cas...
re: My customization problem
Our online conference CodeLand was entirely done through cust...
re: Test comment liquid tag
Tada! test test test test
re: Is Forem planning to become something like WordPress?
Yup, and the "Forem Cloud" version will be a quick install wi...
re: Allowing Nav Links to be Defined by SiteConfig 🤔
🎉
re: Collaborative Annotations with Highlights?
I'm definitely in favor of annotations! I think they should ...
re: Will Forem be getting badges like Dev?
Yup! Every forem can reward their own badges. forem.dev adopt...
re: Should all forems share an authentication system?
Yup, I think it's important that people can genuinely be diff...
re: Should all forems share an authentication system?
This comes into the topic of pseudo-centralization, where we ...
re: Let's do this
test
re: Migrating to Forem
How much will it cost to handle the hosting once Forem comes...
re: Is the browser extension working for anyone?
It should load automatically, but unsure why it would and wou...
re: Is the browser extension working for anyone?
Then suddenly it appeared on all my sites And is that all ...
re: Is the browser extension working for anyone?
So it took you visiting that endpoint manually before it work...
re: Is the browser extension working for anyone?
Any error messages?
re: Has anyone used the browser extension?
Have you tried in Chrome and Brave? I wonder if Brave has dif...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey!
re: Settling on language around suspending users
I feel like expunge isn't really part of my normal vocabulary...
re: Hello Forem World!!
Hey!
re: Settling on language around suspending users
I feel like we've talked enough about this to go with "suspen...
re: Forem Page Use Cases
I am aware that I can do this with pages as they let me incl...
re: We can run Forem without the Lambda dependency
This PR is merged. Not 100% sure it's the full solution yet t...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey
re: "I'm stuck" — should this be a forem.dev #help thread or a GitHub issue?
For me Forem is a less intimidating place to post. I always ...
re: What's the state of ApplicationConfig and ENVied, etc?
Okay great, so when this is done, no more required env vars?
re: What's the state of ApplicationConfig and ENVied, etc?
@molly_struve can you point me in the right direction?
re: My customization problem
🙂 We are currently working to get all of these fields 100% c...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey Francisco!
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey
re: The path from DEV to Forem
Should DEV receive any special treatment at all? IMO yes, ...
re: print("Hello Forem")
Hey hey
re: Hello Forum
Hey Amy!
re: Help: Docker Install Login
Hmmmm It's definitely the 422 on the PATCH that is causing th...
re: Has anyone used the browser extension?
github.com/forem/forem-browser-ext... I'll edit it into the ...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey
re: #wiki tag
Wiki tag is a good idea. ... This is a good topic in genera...
re: Wrong Sloan in footer
Good call. This is one of those things that isn't open source...
re: Hello Forem, a designer here
Great to have you!
re: Welcome thread v0
Yes!
re: Are you planning on building a community with Forem?
I think being open source is going to be the key differentiat...
re: Hello world
Hey hey
re: Hello World, Forem
Hello 🙂
re: Has anyone used the browser extension?
Yeah, I'm concerned that the "boot up" logic is a little inco...
re: Forem : A place to meet around the fire
Yup! We’d just want to do it in a way that respects the indep...
re: Hello, World!
Any aspect of Forem you're most looking forward to getting in...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey!
re: Welcome thread v0
:)
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey!
re: Resources Required for Forem?
I think we're running about .5GB of RAM per instance on PUMA,...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hello!
re: Has anyone used the browser extension?
Great
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey!
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey Andrew!
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey!
re: What should Forem use for documentation?
Videos tend to be best for getting started as opposed to deep...
re: Do we require social registration to prevent abuse?
Yup, we're definitely expanding beyond GitHub and Twitter. G...
re: What Forem search features are you craving?
+1
re: HELLO FOREM
Hey hey!
re: Welcome thread v0
Hello!
re: What sort of "Easter eggs" would you like to see in Forem?
I think clicking the footer mascot should do something— possi...
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey Greg!
re: Welcome thread v0
Woohoo!
re: Welcome thread v0
Hey hey
re: Welcome thread v0
Welcome!
re: Welcome thread v0
🌱
re: Renaming things and broken links
Lol at https://docs.forem.com/*
re: Should we prevent accounts with no emails associated with them?
I think we need a better flow of accounting for this in onboa...
re: How should Forem do versioning?
Good call. Especially because of how human-centric the produc...
re: What internationalization features should we support?
Moving an internal comment here, which might lack some contex...
re: What Forem search features are you craving?
Filter by tags (AND as well as OR) Filter by date Filter by ...
re: How should Forem do versioning?
Are we good with supporting older versions for months or yea...
re: Is the approach to privacy within the forem browser extension valid?
From the Content scripts link Content scripts can access Ch...
re: Hello World!
Hey!
re: I'll be adding some "language" docs
The reason it is inconsistent is because I felt early on like...
re: I'll be adding some "language" docs
Add initial language doc page ...
re: Let's do this
Oh hey!!
re: Hello World!
Hello
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