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      So, I've learned that Yabberz will be shutting down by June 1.

      I have a proposition for all of those contributors who would like to transition to a platform where you can continue to challenge the fascist in the White House.

      I have a platform called zoedune which is created as a response to the downward spiral we're all being dragged into.

      Not unlike a situation where you're cornered in a fight, you would be in "fight or flight" mode.

      In this case, however, the response should be the former rather than the latter.

      Facebook has screwed us all and so zoedune is powered by Ning which allows us to operate a social network much like Facebook.

      You can create groups, use internal chat and messaging and its customization is accessible for administrators.

      We can pretty much make what we want.

      Since we're now in the 21st century, I felt it was appropriate to create an online dystopia.

      You can cuss, write hit pieces and shake up the right which is what I mean to do.

      The platform is influenced by 80's and 90's science fiction films hence, The Zoe Dune Corporation.

      When you visit the site, you will see that there's an embedded radio player on the front of the page.

      The internet radio station only plays independent music that we curate and receive from music publicity firms, music labels and the artists themselves.

      I will be using the station to stream news programs and podcasts.

      Also, I've been working on getting around the dependency that many platforms have with Google Ads.

      And that's where we come to the next thing.

      While I have been building the site for over a year, I've only just started publishing content in it this year with three active writers including me.

      That means that until we get the traffic, businesses will not be interested in buying ads from us if the analytics don't show it meet their threshold. Such is the case with Google Ads too.

      So I'm looking for volunteers from this site to write no more than one article a week, until we can build up that traffic by the end of the year.

      That means that I will be able to give you pointers on SEO optimization in order to make sure you get plenty of readers. The goal will then be to pay all the writers on the site so we can become legit.

      This isn't one of those projects that will go under as we don't have any overhead to meet.

      We're in it for the long haul.

      Check out the site and the menu, stream the music, etc to get a feel for it and get in touch with me so we can keep the fight against Trump going!

      We've got a war to win!

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      Restrictions On Yabberz Really?

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          Why do we even have these restrictions? I mean the place is going belly up so remove these restrictions!

          :)

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          LIFE AFTER YABBERZ? May I Suggest....PLANET POV

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              IS THERE LIFE AFTER YABBERZ?

              YOU BET THERE IS!

              The Horton's have gamely identified a possible blog site for the Yabberz Community at Medium.

              I have spent quite a bit of time there and while it is a good site for the accomplished writer who is hoping to develop a readership it is not the interactive community we have here.

              So......I am working with the admin at PlanetPOV. The administrator, who goes by AdLib, is a member here. The website is at.....

              https://planetpov.com/2019/05/04/weekend-music-thread-i-want-to-fly-away/

              Here is a post I did there recently. https://planetpov.com/2019/04/07/in-search-of-trumps-tax-returns-the-big-stall/

              The site is being completely redone for its 10th anniversary. The Admin, with my assistance, is using Yabberz as his functionality model (the features in the blog) and Medium for its design style.

              The Planet has also been operating on fumes, as Amalek so aptly said in his post, but AdLib, the Admin at The Planet, has kept it going with a dozen or so others as contributors, including me. He is very gifted. I have been a member for eight years.

              The aim is to create a place for a community to assemble and to interact as we have done here. Right now the site is creaky but I have seen the Beta for the new site and it is a Beauty.

              IT WILL BE UP AND RUNNING BY THE END OF MAY. 60 PERCENT OF THE WORK IS DONE RIGHT NOW. THERE SHOULD BE TIME FOR FURTHER BETA TESTING BY A NUMBER OF US BEFORE IT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES AND WE SAY ADIEU TO THE GREMLIN HERE.

              I would be happy to exchange messages here about the coming opportunity. Once again, I thank the Hortons, Mike and Melissa, for providing an experience that tells me how good civil, respectful, insightful and inviting blogging can be. I hope many of us make the short trip over to PlanetPOV.

              MurphtheSurf3

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              Yabberz 2.0

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                  I am heartbroken that Yabberz is being shut down, I would hate losing the connections that I've made here. It truly keeps me sane,or as sane as possible, I should say. I am grateful, to the Horton's that I was invited to come here to post four years ago, after Huffpost went to Facebook. I held back a bit, because I wasn't sure how much we would really need another board, if we had the Medium forum. Not being as much a writer as I am a reader, and one who likes to speak up, Medium is a bit intimidating. I've yet publish there, but I'm sure that I eventually will,

                  I have built us a message board. Not a lot of effort, it is a work in progress, but it is free. You can join and post to your hearts content. I can add folders as we go, I can change the name.. (kind of a joke now) Put in backgrounds, make pretty... I have no rules, right now and I'm not much on rules as far as posting goes. Yabberz rules have always worked well for me.

                  Anyway, here is the link, you can set up an account and post if you like. Suggestions are welcome. As far as moderators go, we will need a few, just to keep an eye on the place, because I'm not always around. Nothing technical, just delete the spam and flame the trolls when necessary.

                  Comments and suggestions are welcome post them on the board, or message me. We have private messaging and chat. There is no cost to sign up and post, we are at the free level.

                  https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/lizzeeesliberallounge/

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                  Y^2, Some Pondering About The Change

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                      Mike and Melissa, et al.

                      Just some thoughts about the new place, questions, musings, and functioning. No Hurry! We know you are not busy at all... lol.

                      a.) Are there going to be separate "pages" within Yabberz^2 eventually that will highlight the stories? Similar to the front end page?

                      b.) Does this mean we are expanding the themes in Yabberz, or allowing it to actually focus more on the political and societal aspects. - That are the main premise now?

                      c.) Do we invite a more diverse commenting and writing group? Bring in more opposing views?

                      d.) Can we set up a side fund for those who may need assistance with membership costs?

                      Just a few, I am sure others have theirs to add as well. They may have been answered already, in that case... just checking.

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                      Hi Mike,

                      I am still getting used to Medium. Just wanted to let you know that I don't expect you to publish all of them and understand you have to space stuff out.

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                      Problem Posting Links

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                          Is it just me or are there times where posting a link to an article causes problems. Sometimes when I paste a link into a post I am creating it just sits there and stares at me until I click elsewhere on the page. Other times it looks like all is OK and when I click "Post" it all just sits there. Not sure if it's on my end on Yabberz end.

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                          A Review Of Yabberz By A "New" Member: What Do You Think?

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                              Why Yabberz is better....

                              I invited a friend from another blog to join us here....several times.....finally my nagging got to her and she reluctantly (to make me shut up) did so.

                              She is a blog meister. I have been asking her for feedback. I got this note from her last night.

                              "Murph, thanks for being such a Pain in the Butt (just joking...kind of). I have been at Yabberz for a while now and I love it. Why? Let me tell you.

                                    • It's easy to post here. One stop shopping. You can do all your editing from one screen. And there are a lot of options.
                                    • It's easy to import images and texts.
                                    • It's easy to edit after you post.
                                    • It's easy to respond to the posts of others.
                                    • It looks good.
                                    • The members really do control what is being talked about. They post the starter articles and they keep them alive with points, sharing, and ongoing replies. And members who post the best stuff are highlighted with "Pundit" status (by the way how do I get to be one of those?)
                                    • Articles that move off of "the front page" can be put back there by new activity around the article or by action by the publishers here. I have seen articles that were dead for a week pop back up and get a whole new cycle of life.
                                    • Sharing and Sponsoring really promotes the best stuff.
                                    • The tone is outstanding. Facebook could learn a thing or two from the people who run this place. Those who do not play well with others are kicked out of the sandbox. Those who follow the rules, honor the contract, work with the mission, get the point of a site like this...get to stay. Simple. Respectful, honest dialogue with a minimum of meanness and flaming. Love it.

                                    I could say more but I am spreading the word. I want friends I post with as part of this place. There are five things the site needs.

                                    • $$$$ Support from the Members. You have told me that you contribute monthly to the site. I am willing to do so as well. Membership is worth getting to support the effort here but I know that Membership Programs are more attractive when they come with "privileges". There are also levels of membership in some places. I don't know what those would be but it's worth thinking about. From what you tell me Melissa and Mike Horton, the publishers here, are carrying the site as a public service (and that too should be publicized).
                                    • Fixing some small glitches in functionality like the ones you pointed out to me.
                                    • Getting e mail notification whenever you get a "chat message." The system would be better used if people got quick notification. I am on a site that actually forwards member messages to your preferred e mail automatically. That is great.
                                    • Polling like another site we know very well allows. Just copy their system. I love responding to polls even when I don't have anything to say. I think it promotes engagement overall.
                                    • A "in praise of" page....what our long time members are saying about Yabberz that would encourage new members and provide a means for new members to contact veterans.
                                    • AND...lastly....following is what makes this place work. I have a radical idea....You told me that the editor here has a system that automatically attaches new members to your pundits (which someday I hope to be)...that is great. Here is another idea. Whenever you respond to a post if you give it points you automatically follow and are followed back. Build up the networks of people here.


                                  I am sure I will other thoughts...you know me.....gabbbbbbyyyyy. Yeah, you can post it....and take the heat if there is any. HA HA HA!

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                              Something Briken

                              Mike Horton something is making the site fail to render on an ipad. Tells me to download android app. Loads ok on iPhone, so not iOS issue

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