By Ivan MinicSerbianFighter. Saturday, April 15, 2006 8:13:57 PM
This will be the last post on My.Opera spotlights...
I'm sorry it had to end, and especially to end this way, but I trully believe that there is no reason for me to continue.
When I spent hours everyday collecting posts I was under impressions that some (a very small number of people) reads and follows this, but lately I'm starting to believe that this is pretty pointless...
When I posted daily, it took a lot of my time, but some people liked it.. now.. when it was decided to try with user contributions, I see mostly one thing... and I find it very sad... people are under impression that they should submit anything as long as it is their and it would get them some promotion... I got maybe 20 emails this week total and 90% of them were selfpromotion, usually without any reason. Very few mails were stuff I expect to see, the good blog posts or albums, backbone of this community...
I've been looking at counter of this blog and to be honest ~ 15 000 visits in 2 months isn't something I can say I'm satisfied with since my blog
has that number on daily bases and it isn't even updated regularily lately...
This blog was meant to be some sort of "Thank you for the good stuff" for those who provide it.. and it was.. but I simply don't have time or energy to work on it anymore... lack of "global" interest for this and lack of my spare time have resulted with this decision.. My.Opera spotlights are part of history... maybe someday ... in some better conditions... it will resurrect...Waiting for better times,
thank you for JoniMueller
for great contributions and big help with this blog, and small
thanks to some people whose blogs deserve mentioning because they are provide us with daily dosage of wisdom, laugh or just a good story or gallery to share.. so... most spotlighted members... Zenya
, offspring offspring offspring
Interviews might be continued, depends on others.. I sent couple of private messages, got some response so if there is a will for it, I'll keep posting them
By Ivan MinicSerbianFighter. Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:46:51 AM
You were waiting for it, and now finally it is there.
We will try to every few days the best posts, blogs, albums, new skins, setups or widgets we come across on The Opera community.
If you want to suggest someting for us to check use our forums
If you like what we do spread the word about us and consider maybe spotlighting this blog Update: (25th of March, 2006)
As planned My.Opera spotlights will from now on have two new weekly "features" that I hope you all will like. First, we are going to post interviews with Opera Community Heroes
, users who have really made this community a better place by helping many, giving valuable contributions and sharing the good word about Opera and its products. Second, we are going to post interviews with members of the Opera Community Team
, people who work every day on this and other important projects in Opera Software.Opera Community Heroes
- Update: (28th of March, 2006)
- (18th of March, 2006)
- (24th of March, 2006)
- (27th of March, 2006)
- (28th of March, 2006)Opera Community Team
- Update: (27th of March, 2006)
1. Server Monkey
- (21st of March, 2006)
- (22nd of March, 2006)
- (25th of March, 2006)
- (27th of March, 2006)
By Jonijonimueller. Saturday, April 8, 2006 10:30:40 AM
This is the first series of Opera Spotlights since we've started actively seeking your opinions. And boy, are you opinionated! In a good way. There's something for everyone here in this collection of the best blog posts of the past week or so. Blogs and Posts:
Masks by Musickna, explores the risks of unmasking one's soul to gain friendship and love.
Advertising Devolved by Portable Fiasco, points out the folly of letting a site's visitors have carte blanche with technology.
Stepping Down by Troels, a farewell from a long-time Opera Community member.
On Social Classes, Money and Education by Ricewood proves that social classes still exist, we just look the other way.
- In Skylines of the World, Part 1, Zenya takes us on a tour of some of the world's most magnificent cities, with the promise of more in Part 2.
I Have Rights?, by honeybe who laments that people even have to be reminded to be kind to each other.
Virtual Cell Biology by Ravo might open a Pandora's box of possibilities for the human race.
Working Hard or Hard Working, by Leazz. Is she or isn't she? Only her camera (and the entire Blogosphere) knows for sure!
- It looks like Lokutus Prime has caught Saturday Night Fever.
Ben marks his time with some navel-gazing while waiting for Wotserface to return.
Ricewood reminds us that All Things Must Pass.
- And TonyOhh reminds us as he buries a friend that it's never to late to say I love you to the folks in your life.
Best of the Blogs, by Heathen Dan is a run down of this year's Koufax Award winners.
How to Be Annoying by SerbianFighter.
On the Phone With #3 Son by KayFour.
Mobile Surfing Using Your Local Network by Nicomen shows you how to set up your Symbian phone to surf the Internet via a networked Linux (Ubuntu) box.
Guarding Solitude by FlyingBarney shows the difference between solitude and being alone.
Sleepwalking, poetry and a pixture by JoniMueller
Thanks to Musickna
, Hungry Ghost
, and Joni Mueller
for this week's Spotlights.
By Ivan MinicSerbianFighter. Monday, April 3, 2006 12:18:12 PM
After over a month of constant daily feed for all Opera Community addicts we decided to change the concept of Spotlights a bit.
Until today posts and albums were selected by me (SerbianFighter) and usually JoniMueller's suggestions on the forums.
The way it was done til today maybe was amusing, but it took a lot of time everyday to check most blog entries posted, all albums and stuff, and the result was list of URLs that were just one or sometimes two people's opinions on what is cool and what should be spotlighted.
From now on, you are able to make contribution and weekly digest will be generated almost only from your submissions. Not only that you can get something you like public but also we would like to mention every submitted right next to url he suggested, and that way he too can get a credit for trying and helping us to make this really good!
Waiting for your submissions!
By Ivan MinicSerbianFighter. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 3:06:23 AM
: Marc F.Age
: Phoenix, AZ. USAOccupation
: Computer Hardware SalesMember since
: Feb 2003Web site
: http://4input.comComplete profile
: http://my.opera.com/MarcFou/about/Personal stuff:1. What do you do for living?
Buy and sell computer hardware2. Who do you live with?
Spouse3. How many languages you speak?
1 (Eng)4. Do you smoke or drink?
Smoke5. Do you like sports? If so which ones?
Football & Basketball6. What do you normally wear?
Clothes7. What is the color of your eyes and hair?
Green Eyes, Dark Brown Hair8. Have you ever broken a bone?
No9. How many keys are on your key ring?
410. What time do you go to bed? What time do you wake up?
Go to bed at 5AM get up at noon11. What is the craziest thing you've done?
Answered these questions12. What is your favorite food? Drink?
Chinese food rocks!13. What is your favorite cartoon character?
"Foxxy Love" from Drawn Together14. Favorite movie / actor / actress ?
Fav movie is Alexander15. Favorite book / writer ?
Holes by Louis Sachar16. Favorite song / group / singer ?
Metallica17. Who do you admire? Why?
Step dad. Why? Simply because he is the greatest!18. What is your favorite quote? Geek stuff:1. How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
8+2. Which operating system you use?
XP Pro3. What hardware you use?
Dell Dimension 2.66 ghz, 1 GB RAM + Dell Axim x51v4. When did you start using computers and which was your first PC?
Age 13. Texas Instruments TI994A5. Do you use instant messaging and if so, which one(s)?
Not a fan of IM really6. What computers skills do you have?
Dell Certification, Graphics and Visual Basic7. What would you like to learn / improve in future?
HTML authoring skills (Macromedia, JS etc)8. What is your favorite computer game?
Unreal Tournament 20049. What is your home page?Opera stuff:1. When did you start using Opera?
Feb 2003 with the release of v7.0 Beta 12. Which version are you currently using?
Latest weekly build v9 Preview3. What do you like about it?
M2. Without the mail client I would abandon Opera4. What would you like to see next?
?5. When did you start being active in the community?
Feb 20036. What is your favorite part of the community?
Exchanging tips and tweaks7. Do you use Opera on other platforms too?
Windows Mobile 20058. What is your favorite skin for Opera?
Tango CL (Not considering my own Office skins)9. Name a few blogs you read often on Opera Community?10. Which five members would you like to spotlight this time?11. Why should someone try Opera?
Because its the most customizable browser out there12. Would you like to add something ?13. Was this interview too boring?
A little long, but its alright