My Opera is closing in less than 2 months


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hi, It has been a little bit more than a month since Vivaldi.net went live :cheer: We've had some My Opera users signing up here but the vast majority of the My Opera users still have not done so, even though it's closing in less than 2 months :ohmy: The reason why we rushed to go live despite some issues was to have enough time for My Opera users to migrate here before it gets too late. So, I wanted to get some help from all of you here to let other My Opera users know about Vivaldi. What do you suggest we should do to successfully migrate My Opera community to Vivaldi?



  • Some of my ideas atm:<br /><br />Update http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Opera to mention that Vivaldi is a/the replacement for the My Opera community.<br /><br />For vivaldi.net (for the time being at least), have "replacement", "community" and "Opera" mentioned in the meta tags. Also explicitly mention that on the site that it's a replacement for my.opera.com so that comes up as the description when searching google.<br /><br />Vivaldi has already been mentioned in http://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/. But, I can make a new post and sticky it. Most there already know though.<br /><br />Submit to sites that Vivaldi is a/the replacement for the My Opera community so that there can be news posts specifically about it being the replacement and not just Opera closing down in general (there are already news posts for that).<br /><br />Would be nice if someone at Opera would mention vivaldi in the post here: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2013/10/31/important-announcement-about-your-my-opera-account.<br /><br />Maybe some of us can PM our My Opera friends that we know don't hang out in the forums and use Opera etc. that just use the site for blogging to inform them. The "share" field at http://my.opera.com/community/ might help a little to make quick blog posts about it.<br /><br />Expose that post about transferring mail from mail.opera.com to mail.vivalid.net on the front page of vivaldi.net for a while (including other migration tips).<br /><br />Advertise more about the Vivaldi uses https everywhere, use an ev cert and that the servers are based in iceland and what that means.<br /><br />Import tools are needed for My Opera's exported stuff and they need to be mentioned everywhere for now.



  • I am also trying to share Vivaldi.net into Turkish community. I have published few posts (1, 2) but will also make an announcment on OperaTürkiye

    Addition said above, ı am not sure if you opened docial accounts but not, you can open social accounts to promote here…


  • Vivaldi Team

    Thanks, Burnout426 for the suggestions.<br /><br /><small>@burnout426:</small><br><blockquote>Some of my ideas atm:<br /><br />Update http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Opera to mention that Vivaldi is a/the replacement for the My Opera community.</blockquote><br />OK. We will try that.<br /><br /><blockquote>For vivaldi.net (for the time being at least), have "replacement", "community" and "Opera" mentioned in the meta tags. Also explicitly mention that on the site that it's a replacement for my.opera.com so that comes up as the description when searching google.</blockquote><br />Yes, I've been thinking about search engine optimization. In general, we need to do better there but I agree maybe we can focus our effort now for those who seeks alternatives to My Opera when they search.<br /><br /><blockquote>Vivaldi has already been mentioned in http://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/. But, I can make a new post and sticky it. Most there already know though.<br /><br />Submit to sites that Vivaldi is a/the replacement for the My Opera community so that there can be news posts specifically about it being the replacement and not just Opera closing down in general (there are already news posts for that).</blockquote><br />If would be great if you could do that!<br /><br /><blockquote>Would be nice if someone at Opera would mention vivaldi in the post here: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2013/10/31/important-announcement-about-your-my-opera-account.</blockquote><br />A lot has changed there so not sure how feasible that is at this point but will chat with our ex colleagues.<br /><br /><blockquote>Maybe some of us can PM our My Opera friends that we know don't hang out in the forums and use Opera etc. that just use the site for blogging to inform them. The "share" field at http://my.opera.com/community/ might help a little to make quick blog posts about it.</blockquote><br />Yes, that would help. We sent PM to people we were connected before but that's coming from only handful number so more people sending PMs, blogging there, posting it on forum would surely help.<br /><br />I was also thinking that maybe some of us could use Vivaldi signature when we post things on My Opera. For example, something like this.<br /><br /><em><a href="http://www.vivaldi.net" target="_blank">Vivaldi.net</a> - New home for My Opera community</em><br /><br /><blockquote>Expose that post about transferring mail from mail.opera.com to mail.vivalid.net on the front page of vivaldi.net for a while (including other migration tips).<br /><br />Advertise more about the Vivaldi uses https everywhere, use an ev cert and that the servers are based in iceland and what that means.<br /><br />Import tools are needed for My Opera's exported stuff and they need to be mentioned everywhere for now.</blockquote><br />Yes, we will do our best to do as much as we can but we would highly appreciate any help we can get.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @zahek:

    I am also trying to share Vivaldi.net into Turkish community. I have published few posts (1, 2) but will also make an announcment on OperaTürkiye

    Addition said above, ı am not sure if you opened docial accounts but not, you can open social accounts to promote here…

    Thanks, zahek for the suggestion and offering your help for the Turkish users.
    Much appreciated it :cheer:

    We have registered some social networks but we haven't really used it so far. We thought we will focus on reaching out to My Opera users. But maybe some people may have already left My Opera and went elsewhere. In that case, using other social network could help to reach out those.



  • I think the best idea would be the one burnout mentions … the one whereby somehow MyOpera could possibly do Vivaldi the favor of recommending it on a NEW post on the Choose Opera Blog as another option.

    After all, if it recommended those other options, I don't see why MyOpera should decline recommending Vivaldi. Unless MyOpera and WordPress had an arrangement as to who can and cannot be recommended.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that while there were however many millions of MyOpera members ... there were not remotely that same amount of serious Bloggers. There were tons of dormant / dead Blogs. So, not necessarily every last one MyOpera member is even going to be looking for a new Blogging home.



  • @tatsuki:

    I was also thinking that maybe some of us could use Vivaldi signature when we post things on My Opera. For example, something like this.

    Vivaldi.net - New home for My Opera community

    As far as commenting on MyOpera, I have just about virtually already left the building. By now I really only comment if someone has commented on my Blog over there.

    But, what I COULD do at least is to tweak my Blog's Header over there and add "Vivaldi.net" in huge letters in place of the current MyOpera-based Star Trek Intro-like message I have there below "The Next Generation."


  • Vivaldi Team

    @Suntana:

    I think the best idea would be the one burnout mentions … the one whereby somehow MyOpera could possibly do Vivaldi the favor of recommending it on a NEW post on the Choose Opera Blog as another option.

    After all, if it recommended those other options, I don't see why MyOpera should decline recommending Vivaldi. Unless MyOpera and WordPress had an arrangement as to who can and cannot be recommended.

    Yes, I agree. I contacted Espen to update that post and include Vivaldi. Hopefully, he can do it for us.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @Suntana:

    But, what I COULD do at least is to tweak my Blog's Header over there and add "Vivaldi.net" in huge letters in place of the current MyOpera-based Star Trek Intro-like message I have there below "The Next Generation."

    Yes, that would be great :cheer:



  • Abracadabra … DONE!

    http://my.opera.com/Suntana/blog/



  • New post at the top of http://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/.


  • Vivaldi Team

    Thanks, Suntana and burnout426!

    We updated Wikipedia article, and waiting for the My Opera blog post being updated.
    Other things are on their way now.



  • I have what I say about this…. I still love Operaaa :silly:



  • Just one more info for promoting Vivaldi.
    http://www.operaturkiye.net/vivaldi/


  • Vivaldi Team

    @zahek:

    Just one more info for promoting Vivaldi.
    http://www.operaturkiye.net/vivaldi/

    Thank you, zahek!
    I can't read Turkish but looks nice and detail with screenshots.



  • I don't read Turkish either but I discovered a few Vivaldi features I didn't know before from zahek's blog post. :)

    Very informative!



  • @tatsuki:

    @zahek:

    Thank you, zahek!
    I can't read Turkish but looks nice and detail with screenshots.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=tr&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.operaturkiye.net%2Fvivaldi%2F&sandbox=1
    :)



  • If you want my opera users to transfer go and get them.

    Offer to help them transfer their files. Some don't care and they are not worth having but some would like to but find the process daunting or are too easily put off moving.

    And some have found fault with the set up so you had better go and explain the reason there are faults here.
    I would wait for them to ask first though. Get them in then shut the door, so to speak.

    I'm still awaiting a decent English dictionary. I won't post without that. The same must be true of other language speakers.

    I see you have BB code in place, is that across the board?
    That is a plus. You need a tutorial in the major languages. Urdu/Arabic, English, Spanish and Vietnamese were the major ones in Opera along with stuff for the east European users -even though most of them were adept at English.

    You might get help for free from the UN or the individual countries if you ask their cultural departments. The worst they could do is say no.



  • My Opera supports FOAF. In principle this could be used to nest up the My Opera member with friends (though for My Opera I guess this would be a forest, a collection of unconnected trees, starting with one My Opera member will not show all).

    My FOAF http://my.opera.com/jax/xml/foaf/
    Jon's FOAF http://my.opera.com/jon/xml/foaf/

    Question is how this could be used for a chain letter (borderline acceptable) and not spam (unacceptable, and likely blocked by the spam filters).

    One way, which might work would be to send somebody (e.g. Jon) a message saying that My Opera will close down in N days, but Vivaldi is here, would you like to tell your friends. For yes, click this not-dangerous-at-all link, and a letter will be crafted for you.

    The link is to a script that will update the chain letter (e.g. with number of days to the End), crucially removing the friends that have already gotten a reminder from earlier chain letters, so that they only get one message in the mail, and not potentially as many as they have friends.



  • Is it possible to import blogs from My Opera yet? That is probably necessary to allow if people are going to move here.


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