Since our conception back in 2007 as a social bookmarking site exclusive to Web2.0 properties such as Squidoo there have been many, many changes. Probably the biggest change when it comes to Squidoo is the tighter enforcement of original content standards for their site. Their Originality Pact states that they will actively “help remove low-quality, [...]
We’ve had a gremlin running around behind the scenes the last couple of month that I have tried to corner, but the lil’ bugger keeps dodging me. This particular gremlin likes to throw lens submissions around and make a mess of the text. At times part of the content was ending up outside the story container.
Because of this nasty lil devil I found a work around so that he can’t eat the text anymore. The work around is simple, the TinyMCE editor. For those not familiar with this type of editor it’s what is called WYSIWYG or a What You See Is What You Get editor. Basically the content displayed during editing appears very similar to the final output.
One side effect of installing the editor is you will get to use a few html codes to spruce up your submission. I know, bummer huh?
A few house cleaning notes to go along with this that pertain to submission edits are listed below;
- Max title length -65 characters
- Tags – 40 characters (max)
- Story length – 250 character (min) 1000 (max)
- Edit time -45 minutes
I hope that you find these changes make submitting a lens a little easier. Please do us a favor and not go too crazy with the text size. Keep it “respectful”. If you have any problems, find bugs or just have a question don’t forget to leave a comment.
UPDATE: This caused more problems than it was worth. and has been disabled.
As our upgrade of Lensroll continues we are working to refine the site and work the kinks out of the new features.
We had recently added a feature to allow user to add their Twitter feed to their profile. While it did work, it only displayed the users last tweet on one line. Not exactly what we were shooting for so we have removed the tweet options from the profiles.
However, we understand how important social properties are to you and your success. So with that said, we are pleased to announce that users can now add their Facebook wall into their profile.
The Facebook Wall will allow you to add your Facebook username or profile id number to your Lensroll site profile. The module will display the past 5 wall posts from your Facebook wall on your profile page.
- Automatic retrieval of wall posts
- Automatic retrieval of profile picture
- Automatic retrieval of image thumbnails displayed on your wall
- Automatic retrieval of comments made to wall posts
- Works for both personal pages and fan pages
You can add your Facebook wall to your profile be editing your personal information and adding your username or fan page.
UPDATE: Due to Facebook’s ever changing API requirements this featured has been disabled.