Reader Page

  • The reader page gives an overview of recently posted blogs. There are a few issues I want to point out.

    • The reader page can only be accessed by going to the dashboard, which is only available if you hit "my blog" on the avatar dropdown. It's convoluted finding this -- there should be an easier way.

    • Reader page can't be filtered by language. I figure most users aren't interested in blogs they don't understand, so we need a filtering option down the line. The legacy blog platform had the same issue, and it was never addressed.

    • I haven't been able to see any of my blog posts on the reader page (front page, whatever we call it) after posting them. They are set to public. Moreover it is quite apparent, that very little blogs are being featured there. I have a feeling most users currently publish their blogs and they aren't being shown -- and that's why there are so few new ones.

  • I concur that the Reader is not exactly easy to get to. The only way I can get to it is via the link that I found on the default "Hello world" post that we all get. Likewise with the Dashboard. I have those 2 links as well as the Appearance Menu link bookmarked and that's the only reason I can get to them.

    To not let myself get disappointed, I'm setting my expectations low as to what progress is actually going to materialize with this new incarnation of the platform. I hope I am seriously wrong, but I have a feeling that by December 31, there won't be much difference from what we are already seeing if any at all.

  • @suntana Give them some time, its's fresh now, no reason to doubt any of that.

  • I'm really hoping that somehow the platform / community DO manage to somehow get going a la MyOpera. You know ... not necessarily knocking out the biggies, but yet still very significant for a pretty solid group of loyal users.

    I love my awesome Blog at Blogger, but ... there is no built-in community there. So that's one of the main reasons I'm hoping things work out here.

  • As far as I can tell the Reader Page only features followed blogs, which is just one for me. That makes sense as I would not want to see all blogs listed here.

  • @pesala I hope you do realise you are replying to a topic that's almost one year old. See, they have updated the blogs multiple times since then…

  • @luetage Yes, of course. I am just going through threads tagged as In Progress to see if that still applies. If they are not actively working on it, then it's no longer in progress.

  • Well, if you wanna know if this is in any way resolved I have to tell you: no.

    See, the reader view used to show all the latest posts. My complaints were as follows:

    • not able to filter by language
    • hard to reach

    Nothing has changed. The stream of user blogs is still very hard to reach and it still can't be filtered by language. Of course, the reader view itself is something completely different now – showing only blogs/people you follow, but the stream of user blogs is now hidden away even deeper. You have to visit the main Vivaldi page, scroll to the bottom and read through a list of links until you find community and blogs. Then you have to scroll your way through the featured list to the bottom and there you can find a link to "latest posts". This is the list we are looking for, but it has the foreign language posts and you always have to click on load more at the bottom to view more – which is awkward. This isn't solved. Well, I don't care so much honestly, but I think it isn't really useable for people who really wanted to explore the Vivaldi blogosphere.

  • @luetage I have not tagged it as Resolved, but if it is not currently being worked on, then it's no longer In Progress.

    I think it would be better to post each suggestion in the pinned thread: Feature Requests for the Blogging Platform then they might get the attention that they deserve.

    The Blogs do need some TLC.

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