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I forgot to post when I added it, but you can make rainbow elements in Uglek posts by adding class="rainbow" to any tag. The below is a paragraph (p) tag with a rainbow class.
Here's an example. This is some rainbow text. This is some more rainbow text so you can truly see the rainbow effect. It works better with more text.
I have made some changes to make the site more secure and easier to use. First of all, I added CSRF forms to the Like, Follow and Cancel buttons so those are more secure now. I also added jQuery to make the like buttons keep you on the same page when you press them, instead of redirecting to a new page. This makes the experience smoother and wasn't too tricky to accomplish. I have posted the code I used below, which simply loops through all of the like form elements on the page, prevents the default (redirect), toggles the button class to change the color, and changes the text/icon. After this, it submits the form without redirecting the page. Try liking a post to see how it works!
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I have created a new landing page using Bootstrap 5 at uglek.com/landing/ . This landing page aims to get more user signups by beginning the signup with just the email and guiding the user through the rest of the form. I also added a redirect to the checkout page on new signups so you can browse the site entirely ad-free if you choose to. Ads haven't been very lucrative so far, so I am finding more ways to make money from the site. Premium memberships are a good way to do this because they provide users with a cleaner user experience and access to more content. I have added a premium page for members, where you can access exclusive content. If you like, check out the landing page at uglek.com/landing/
You can now pay a small monthly or yearly fee and subscribe to Uglek for an ad-free experience and soon-to-come features including a stock market app. I am also working on adding pages for displaying stock market data and implementing stock trading for subscribers using the Alpaca API. With this, I plan to enable manual and automated trading features, along with stock market prediction data from S&P500 companies. Supporting Uglek will help me add these features and keep the site operational for the future. It's only $3 per month or $25 per year, and Uglek will keep your content and privacy secure as well as provide a seamless user experience without any advertisements. Ads help keep Uglek free, but subscribing is an even more powerful way to support Uglek. If you'd like to subscribe, please visit uglek.com/checkout/ or tap the image below. This is the checkout page.
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You can now follow uglek on google news I am featuring some of my posts from this site in Google News. The spam protection I have employed seems to be working, I'm not having any problems with spam on the site anymore. The emails are also working well, and it's awesome to just be able to send emails to subscribers through the app. If you're interested in science and technology news stories, follow Uglek on Google News with this link, or the image below - news.google.com/publications/CAAqBwgKMMvGpgsws9G-Aw?oc=3&ceid=US:en
I implemented an anti-spam API on Uglek to protect against spam posts. The API I am using, OopSpam, gives posts a score based on IP address and content. I use this score to determine which posts to accept on the website and which posts to hide for further reference. When posts are flagged as spam, they are no longer public and must be made public again or deleted by the administrator. Though the captcha has mostly been effective at preventing spam so far, I think it was a good idea to implement another solution. They also give me 40 free API calls (spam checks) per month, so that should be plenty as I'm not seeing that much posting yet. I've also done some reorganization of the buttons in the sidebar and added some links to the site for groups and games. I added in the code for groups I wrote, which seems to be working properly. Below: A screenshot of the code that checks user IP and flags posts as spam (API key hidden)
Uglek is a social online community for professional content. You can create a profile with your username and add content you want to share, like photos from nature hikes, music, games, or posts about various topics. Many posts link to playlists on Spotify so that you people can find new music as well. Videos and audio are supported, making Uglek accessible for many different users who may not be able to use other platforms due to accessibility concerns. When you comment on posts, it's possible for other viewers to reply back - this gives both sides the opportunity to have a conversation and learn more about each others' opinions! There are many topics to explore and the community is divided into topics, usually, one word that sums up what's discussed but sometimes several words about a topic. For example, there is one topic all about nature hikes and another that's just for posts in general. Users can create posts with a topic or leave it blank. Users' profiles can be viewed and they're able to like, comment on posts, follow them, and build a following of users who see content they will share. There is also the opportunity for both sides of a post conversation to learn about each other's opinions! Uglek is a social online community built around professional content - profiles and posts that are SEO optimized.