Ok guys .. the current Oasis is running .. and people are finally getting sed to it .. In the meantime however .. phase 2
Now the purpose of this discussion is what you would like to see. What about the current oasis you don't like .. etc.
I have a lot of plans for oasis in the coming months.. and from a purely 'features' point of view... oasis is going to be a pretty gifted little community site , but I am one person alone.. and i feel an open discussion would allow us to add or modify things to a level where it is the least confusing for new users, and the most optimized for us old-timers..
Also .. if there is something specifically done on some other blog system (live journal , blogger etc) does that you want to see in oasis.. don't hesitate to mention , describe and link to it so we can get an idea of the features of the other systems vs us.
*update* Ok guys.. I have been working on oasis on and off tonight .. having lots of fun.. learning some new things etc. (so dont feel too sorry for me) .. i just wanted to give you some timeframe for user sites and the next relaunch.
Basically , some of the stuff that I need for the relaunch is not being done by me, and as such I dont have much control over when they get done... As near as I can estimate.. user sites should be ready (or atleast quite far in beta testing) by the end of April at the very latest. I know you guys have been waiting for this for a while , and I can understand you miss the old sites (i know I do) .. but I do have more than a few tricks up my sleave .. and some things do take time. I am going to try and keep you guys a bit more updated in the next few weeks in regards to progress , but I cant promise anything (a lot of the development is hush hush top secret stuff for now *evil grin*)
*more important news* Regarding the consistent 'emails not being sent' issue .. i have found the issue , but I require some help with testing the fix. So if you were one of those people.. and you see me online on aim (details on my profile) .. please volunteer to help sort this out. Almost all the people I have come across with this issue were using @aol.com mail accounts... and the problem can basically be summed up in "aol (and other mail hosts) are busy filtering out the confirmation mails because it gets picked up as spam." this is kinda a good thing(for your sanity), but is very annoying right at this moment (and will hopefully go away soon)