Omar Amer

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i updated to 11.04 from 11.03 and i have a blank site now.  i have been runnung the abq tool box  -- can i roll back?

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more detail:  i just launched a group callled cannabis heals me.

i also am going to give una a proper smoke test and will deploy it at

Alex T⚜️ . But.. I am worried, that my previous issues will inhibit this scaling, but mostly- from anyone understanding how to use it.
We will see what happens, this will be good for both of us, but it is very tempting to just use something with a proven user geometry, more like elgg, but i really really want una to succeed.
right now, as i see it, you have an excellent product, written by alexey. the messenger. Alexey .
and a very basic display framework written in php, and mysql, with little else to show.
what is ultimately the direction of una anyhow? sorry for being candid, this has been bothering me for literally 6 months. cc: Mark Purser ? are you guys just hoping to scrape royalties off of an app ecosystem? or are you looking to create a world leading publishing platform? because if its the latter, we have a lot of work to do. if its the former, continue on and respectfully i both understand and will not attempt to push your team to new creative heights. :)
The smoke test, deploying una for a site that could possibly be as high traffic as -  does make me legitimately nervous,  because its an important thing- its a huge potential for human connection, and i can utilize this to literally fund and or give light to a LOT of other really important things im working for humanity on- like, or :) so, the point is i need una to be amazing, or know it will be , or start investing my time elsewhere, and begin writing my own code.
can i get some rare and deep over sight into where you guys see this thing in 5-10 years and what you think it's accomplishing now? (it being una) and accomplishing in the world. as a global additive or causal change agent in improving everyones lives, globally. because if it's just short sighted commerce, i picked the wrong project to align with, and with all due respect- i mean no disprespect with my last comment there. Making money is fine, that is not an issue.
I am looking for a social networking platform I can grow with, contribute code to, and ultimately shares the same vision that I do- that software should be simple, and should first and foremost be a tool that a human being can use, to improve their lives, not complicate it. thanks guys.
copied here because im going to copy and paste this to one of the twenty or so blogs im running as a distinct socio-demographic initiative for getting eyeballs looking at my projects as a common "lead in psychographic fabric thread."

can we make it default so a site admin inherits membership to a group?
(as a toggle?)
this is useful as most people have no concept of direction, and need to have training wheels for a group until they take off.
so i have to join every group and help until they learn.
becoming an admin and a member of a group as a default setting seems weird, but it would be easier than flipping the switch profile, join, flip, accept, flip post, etc etc- dynamic- which is ridiculous but i know why it's there, but
addressing a complicated data relationship is hard, and this isnt quite perfect yet, or natural even. Alex T⚜️ LeonidS what do you two think? was I clear in my suggestion? I'd like to be able to join a group as an admin automatically. More specifically the problem is that if I have a secret group, people un-familiar with una won't know how to find it.
-asking someone to learn a new UI
-and to remember the search function is the ONLY way to pull up a private group

is literally too much
to ask of most human beings. theyre not engineers, and dont even remember what they ate an hour ago.
can we work on fixing this and brainstorm something easy and relatable ?  and if we like it, consider formulating it into something we can push into a git commit on the groups.acl/etc module?

thanks and respectfully always,


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is this cause by what?  thanks hehe :)

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roll call.  how's your site doing?  post your basic dash display as shown - this is not up for interpretation or you will ruin the assay- or just give site age and verified account # alternatively , please.
post the exact same from your site as in this screen.  imgur is fine if you're not have a premium.  :)    i started april 30th i think on the new site.  
not doing aything with this but pondering my strategy and looking for a suitable baseline metric.  makes no sense to compare vs diff software in my definition of scope here- but yes, how has your run been so far?  dont tell me about dolphin.  i dont care as its not within the contextual scope of my question, so it is irrelevant.  i want to model only unas adoption curve in the webbernets.  not dolphin, so :)

thanks for playing if you do !

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Who wants to perhaps coach me in modifying an RSS plugin or just writing my own from the existing code (if its open source),  ?
It does not attribute the content owners or add proper simple meta data to the posts its plugging into una. this is a legal risk for plagarism and proported content theft, and thats why i want the guy to fix it, he hasnt even answered me that he understands the problem, and while i am not in any way faulting him, or blaming him- for anything actually-
I find the current performance of the plugin extremely unsatisfactory and need to fix it. or delete it from my site and politely warn my friends not to use it. we all care very much about having the author of the work, the title of the content, and the originating post url aggregated into the una rss feed or any rss feed. this has been standard on the web since they invented rss and first noticed it was an issue. i shouldnt have to fix this, or it even be an issue.
okay cool, so theres an api for which is where most of the content comes from, i aggregte the rest from slashdot, and then my own blogs- and have other plans for the plugin, so this is actually very important. if i explained it, the guys head would pop off and he'd have coded it like this from the beginning because the value would be understood of the rss software itself, in the utility of wat it gives a web user. its a custom newspaper or whateverr. etc this is very powerful. ok bye! :D and the plugin is the modzz rss plugin.
humbly thank you all, and please halp, i can understand the code when its written, and i read it but i dont know what to do haha otherwise just yet. to modify this thing so it pulls down the "title" and so on from the appropriate api areas over at - :)

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okay so ive got it installed, hi jerome!  Jerome Mingo :)  and what i am having an issue with is getting it to populate the selected categories in posts. since i dont have news or articles installed.   its got a valid category and feed address and of course a title, but the spyglass for "audit" does nothing and shows a db name as tooltip.    also, there are no articles in the feeds, (ive got two test feeds set up) and there are definitely articles in them..

halp?  thanks :)   site:

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^ the ad throwing the database error

make the script suppress errors on not null floats (why is the thing not calculating a non zero amount of cents on an ad listing anyway)   ?    


"Ads module: Changing database: There are errors in the following MySQL queries:
Error: Column 'price' cannot be part of FULLTEXT index

ALTER TABLE `bx_ads_entries` CHANGE `price` `price` float NOT NULL;"


and I dont know enough to fix it myself yet, but this is clearly not something I would be alone in, all I did was make an ad for 40 $, and change two ad category names :)  it should be working !  why is it show 40 dollars 00 cents on the ad but then i get this error? well the db isnt keeping track of cents, it seems.  i dont know why.  but ..... nothing else makes any sorry drumroll please.............CENTS!  LOL..

see screenshots -  it should not throw that error, tracking cents on an ad listing...


^ the error from cron, in mah email. 


^ mysql entry in "easy view" (php-myadmin), of the database entry for the ad causing error.  Note this is my initial test ad, no other ads have been placed, as one error is enough to begin eliminating.

okay,, so in the last screenshot, you can see the databse entry there is 40 only, but in the page display it says $40.00, this along with the error I'm getting, and the following line out of the IBM db2 SQL manual :

Decimal floating-point to VARCHAR

lead me to believe that there is no database field defined in bx_ads_entries, for cents, and or where else it goes in mysql db for una.  .  (im out of steam for this problem right now).

but isnt the solution just to define a table in the database to hold the cents?  


....and finally to make matters more interesting ( LeonidS probably will hate this addition because it means a lot more thinking...

but look at this,

the price wasn't even listed at 40.00.....  now.. ,take a deep breath and  drink some coffee, LOL there are puzzles to solve :D

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tiny suggestion
on login, i get this- whats the source EXACTLY?
vitalis ~ roll call pegboard - im curious about una adoption numbers
who else here cares about RSS content attribution? I need some assistance or a code snippet, or help
modzzz rss module