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  1. 301 redirects so we have one URL

    I would really like to be able to have ONE url for my site. At the moment my google juice is split between http://geekswithblogs.net/hinshelm and http://blog.hinshelwood.com

    I would like to have only http://blog.hinshelwood.com and have all other URL’s 301 to this one. I am happy to support the GWB brand by having a shield on my blog, or to have “Provided by GeeksWithBlogs.net” at the bottom of the template.

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      I am definitely leaning your way because we have noticed a drop in Google placement with the custom URLs. We would need to figure out what the link back to GWB would be. More than a side bar badge because the branding is important to searchers who trust GWB content. Would you be apposed to a small 30px bar on the top of the blog with GWB on it and some other tools for readers?

    • Add a "source code" block to the blog editor

      This would make it much easier to post actual source code without it looking like plain text or a big mess. Many forums have this tool available (e.g. put [source][/source] around the source code) and it would be awesome if GWB had a similar tool.

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      • Gist Support

        I wish I could put gists from github.com in my blogposts. I need the ability to use script tags to do so though.

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        • I can't post any blogpost on my GWB. Geekswithblogs database overload error while I try ing to post

          I can't post any blogpost on my GWB. Geekswithblogs database overload error while I try ing to post

          Someone please fix it.

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          • New Layouts

            Many of the layout templates have very long side panels. There are also many times that templates wrap unexpectedly or the blog title and tag line don't format correctly. Can we get some new options with two column side panels and better formatting consistency

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            • Better stats tracking

              The current visit information is useful, but it is very hard to mine. I have also found that it seems to record visits that Google and Statcounter don't through their widgets. It would be great to see this feature enhanced.

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              • Add the ability to put users in a "group"

                It would be great if users could create groups and "invite" other people to be in their group, making it easy for users to see blogs/articles written by other people in their group. The idea behind this is our company wants a developers blog, but don't want to host it ourselves. If we could create a "group" that only our staff belong to, then developers would be posting blogs/articles on your site for all to see, but with the main intention that it is useful for other developers at our company.....basically allowing for an easy way for people to see…

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                • Feel Good Watches

                  We have need for your good pre-owned watch and are actively buying brands such as Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Sohne, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin, among others, so please contact us if you are selling, or contemplating selling your timepiece.

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                  • Mobile App

                    Have you seen the WP7 mobile app for WordPress? It gives me a single gate way to manage comments on my blogs. I can also create new posts while on the move. I would like similar capability for GWB.

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                    • Optimize site layout for mobile devices

                      My google analytics suggest that there is maximum drop in the traffic when my readers are accessing the blog through mobile devices. The zoom in to read content template layout does not work best and needs to be optimized.

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                      • Use subdomains for each blog

                        I think it would be better than the URL of each blog is of type 'http://example.geekswithblogs.com'.

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                        • Automated GWB branded Twitter feed of new posts

                          While blogs are great for expressing complete thoughts they have taken a back seat for distributing links to this content. It would be great to see new post automatically sent out on an official Twitter, G+ and Facebook feeds to extend the reach of our community.

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                          • Please fix the "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error which prevents the submission of new posts!

                            This error occurs both when I use the built-in interface and when I use Windows Live Writer.

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                            • Enable delete of URL links

                              Is is possible to have anoption whereby URL links on comments can be deleted without dropping the rest rest of the comment. The reason I ask this is that I receive many comments that are just an excuse to post a link to some other site.

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • November, NYC Conference OWASP AppSecUSA

                                  Attend AppSecUSA in NYC training, briefings www.appsecusa.org

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                                  • Provide a support e-mail address

                                    I cannot get answers to even basic questions about your service so I may be forced to leave and go to Wordpress. Being unable to contact anyone to ask even simple questions is ridiculous.

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                                    • Error on Submit

                                      Sorry for posting my problem here.. But i can't find nowhere a link or page to submit errors.

                                      I am the owner of http://geekswithblogs.net/sglima/ and I can't post...

                                      When i try i get the following error(and success) message:

                                      Post operation failed. The error message related to this problem was as follows: The database 'GeeksWithBlogs' has reached its size quota. Partition or delete data, drop indexes, or consult the documentation for possible resolutions.
                                      Posted successfully.

                                      Please Advise.

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                                      • Search blog titles and subtitles

                                        The website offers a single brute force Search text input box and its far from obvious what this actually searches for. I'm suggesting that this be enhanced so we can indicate that we ONLY want to search for a match in a blog's title or subtitle or perhaps display name or user name.

                                        These could be indicated by selecting one or more checkboxes or something.

                                        Right now trying to find the blog we know has "kernel" in its title is almost impossible because searching on "kernel" turns up a large number of posts which just happen to have that term…

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                                        • Correct the link that says 'Feedback Forum'

                                          There is a link at the bottom of this page that says 'Feedback Forum' but it's no such thing. When I click it I just get directed to another company's website and offered the option to buy a forum - this is misleading, disingenuous and useless for someone seeking answers to questions.

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