The new an improved bookmarks page is now live. This version includes a few button additions including NShout, Squidoo and Suttle to name a few.
The best part about the new bookmarks page as it’s driven by a database. With everything in a database, I’ll be able to pull it out in to the social bookmark creator tool. But that’s a project for another day.
It also allows anyone to quickly add social bookmark services. Any services added though the ‘Add Service‘ form automatically get put into a database, but not made live. Then I go in and just have to approve them. All the code is already written to display the buttons and it should help keep the bookmarks page fresher.
If you are using one of the iFeedReaders bookmark buttons, you automatically get to take advantage of the new bookmark page. If you don’t have a button, consider grabbing one.
A lot of you may notice that you are now seeing some big red update buttons. It’s unfortunate that we have to do this, but if you see the image, then the site you are reading has images that are hosted on twistermc.com. What you’ll need to do is either host the images yourself or find a way to outsource them.
The problem is that there are thousands of hits an hour to twistermc.com for the images and that’s taking a major tool on the server. Either we have to pay much higher hosting rates for that site or we have to force users to update. Since the feed buttons are a free service, extra hosting costs are not something that can be dealt with easily.
Please, take a few minutes and re-create ALL your feed button images to ensure that none of them are linking back to twistermc.com.
For those that don’t update their buttons, the red image will grow, possibly daily, until it can’t be ignored. I hate to do it, but I don’t really have any other choice at this time.
In order to provide better services, we have changed servers. Ok, Dreamhost did it for me as they noticed that there were issues. I noticed that this site was down more than I wanted but really it’s due to the popularity.
So servers were switched and hopefully that makes things a bit more reliable.
Thanks Dreamhost for noticing the issue and fixing it.