April 18, 2009

Fixing Bugs Faster

Filed under: Announcements, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 10:23pm

Some of you may have noticed that after you report a bug with ScribeFire, it can take quite a while before you get a response. I admit that I’ve been a little lax in replying to bugs that don’t seem to apply to a majority of users, but today I’ve gone through the bug list and given a response to every bug that I don’t have enough information on to begin fixing it.

From now on, I’m making a renewed commitment to addressing bug reports as quickly as possible. In order to do this though, I’m going to need your help:

  • If you have a quick ScribeFire question or simple bug, you can ping me on Twitter; I’m @cfinke. This method of communication will result in the fastest responses from me.
  • For more complex problems, fill out a bug report here. Include as much information as possible, especially the kind of blog you have and the URL of the blog.
  • To request a new feature, fill out the same bug report form, but ignore the questions like “What is the problem?” and just tell me what new feature you want.
  • If you have a bug that you know will require some confidential information, you can e-mail me directly at chris@scribefire.com. Only do this if there is information in your bug report that you don’t want public.

Thanks for your cooperation; just remember: we’re all in this together.

April 17, 2009

ScribeFire 3.3 Released

Filed under: Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 12:00pm

We are pleased to announce the release of ScribeFire 3.3. You can install it at Mozilla Add-ons or wait for Firefox to notify you via the Automatic Updates feature.

Version 3.3 contains a few bugfixes and one main new feature. You can read the full changelog at What’s New in ScribeFire 3.3, but the main new feature is ScribeFire’s integration with InLinks.com.

InLinks are static HTML advertisements located within content areas of websites. The benefits for you are:

  • Ads that are easy on the eyes. No annoying pop-ups!
  • Predictable revenue. Get paid a flat rate/month/ad sold.
  • Blog-friendly. Install our simple plugin and we take care of the rest. Just sit back and collect your monthly earnings.

Visit InLinks.com or open ScribeFire’s monetization tab to get started.

April 10, 2009

MySpace Support

Filed under: Announcements, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 12:00am

In the next release, we will be removing support for MySpace blogs. Using ScribeFire with MySpace has been broken for some time, and since MySpace does not have an API for accessing their blogging service, the amount of work necessary to keep ScribeFire working with MySpace is prohibitive.

When (or if) MySpace decides to support a API for their blogging platform, ScribeFire will be the first blogging tool to add support for it. Feel free to lobby for a MySpace API at the MySpace Developer Community.