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The importance of News Letter

The importance of News Letter

· Baloo
By following the activity of my site on Analytics, I realize that I have always progressed, but that for two years, activity on the site is a little down, + - 4% per year.Of course many factors such as climate, for example, can affect the results, especially in Belgium.But I still wondered about the causes. It is true that for two years, I no longer send news letter, whereas before I did it once a month.So, I started again this weekend and see the result on the chart below, it is immediate.So I make this little ticket to say not to neglect it, it's a job worth it.Perhaps you have had your experiences with this, so do not hesitate to share your opinion on this.Hour, ideal day? for my part, th

Let's get something strait before we begin this god forsaken hell

· Lucy Juan Dean
 Welcome dolls~  Before we begin the long journey, I want to specify a few basics about the webcomic and an opportunity to help out with the nourishment of the story. Our story will take place in acts. Or "stages". The story, "FallOut" takes place in a boy's house real late at night. The boy's name is Derrick Tailors. Unknowingly, He fucked things up when he read some really old guy's blog outloud in his room. Triggering a summoned creature/humanoid like thing. We won't spoil the rest but this helps you get a grasp of things. As for opportunities, I found I cannot possibly put this large plot together on my own. So I am offering anyone 13+ a 'job' opportunity. These people will be working al
UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

· Andrew Boon
The first and arguably the most important milestone of 1000 real accounts is now reached!  Our goal is 1 million, and this is only the first step, and the smallest one, too. Next target is 10,000. We are so excited about reaching the first thousand, because that when things are just being established, features fine-tuned and first real-life usage patterns become apparent.    Now, check out the content distribution... We have a healthy 3:1 ratio of People and Organisations, with most of the activity happening in the Discussions section. The Messenger is also active, but we are not pilling the posting stats from it yet (coming soon).  A lot of content here is posted while testing UNA
Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

· Andrew Boon
Over the last couple of years, we've been testing Facebook Ads and AdWords to see which one works better for bringing in new traffic to UNA.IO. Here is what we've learned.   With Facebook, you get incredible "results" that don't matter. The Facebook test spanned about a year and a half, with now just over a million users "reached" and overall spending of over $4,500 (USD). Each campaign and ad had a different combination of settings - target audience, format, language style and goal (clicks, engagements, likes, etc.). We also made sure to try different landing pages, such as the UNA Facebook Page, articles at UNA.IO, articles at Boonex.com related to UNA and even articles at Andrewboon.c
UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

· Andrew Boon
Yesterday we published the second release candidate for UNA v9. Sites with activated automatic updates should be already running this latest version. This version is upgradable and is currently the most stable UNA package available. While RC updates usually focus on bug-fixes only (we've squashed over a 100 this time around), we still decided to add some layout enhancements and performance improvements.  UNA 9rc2 Enhancements Speed optimisation - 834 Ability to change default profile unit cover - 854 Separate page for friend request link from email - 786 Users picker with avatar - 780 Number of items per page settings for keyword and site searches - 820 Flex-box layout for Persons
Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

· Andrew Boon
We are often asked which communication app for UNA is right for a certain idea and what is the difference. It may seem like the distinction between them is very subtle, but making the right choice may, in fact, determine the long-term success of communication within your network. Apart from the four specific UNA apps discussed here, you'd find thousands of alternatives, yet most would fall in one of these categories - Discussions, Conversations, Chat and Messenger.  Each of them may often do the job for another, just like you can use a tip-truck to buy groceries or an "SUV" to carry construction rubble, but they could be that much more efficient if you use the right tool for the right job. 

Chat+ Video Conference Browsers Compatibility

· Nathe Forden
Administration> Video Conference: Enabled - True (noted: still beta) Domain - meet.jit.si   Works: Brave (macOS, Windows) Chrome (macOS, Windows) Firefox (Windows) Opera (macOS, Windows)   No Works: Brave (iOS) Chrome (iOS) Edge (Windows) Firefox (iOS, macOS - problem with login, they don't seem to connect between Chat+ and Jitsi Meet) Safari (iOS, macOS) - WebRTC support in Safari 11 coming September for both iOS and macOS. Will test on first day of release!   All browsers are latest. If you have Android and/or Linux, please check: Brave, Chrome, and Firefox. And I will add to the list above. Brave, in order for chat to work... you need to click on orange lion in the upper right for site
Three core traits that make a community great.

Three core traits that make a community great.

· Andrew Boon
The following three "tricks" took me 17 years to discover, but it will only take you 5 minutes to learn. Your understanding of what makes a community tick will be better forever. These fundamental principles apply to building a thriving community, regardless of what technology or medium you choose. I know because we failed in every one of them many times over. And from failure, you learn.    Focus on Just One Thing A community is a group of people united by a common trait, need, interest or preference. Importantly, it includes notions of belonging and exclusivity. A strong community requires unity. Unity is formed when the common purpose is distinct, undiluted and constantly reinforced.

Persons

· vavilon
Can anybody explain me, please, what's the point in Persons? Why do anybody needs this? How to get rid off? It's very confusing - to make profile (with name) after you have made profile (with name) on Join page. How, in what verbs do wee (site developers) need to explain that to our client-members, who's only wish - to get clear, simple, and nice way to Join and Log-in. Ok, nice it is already. What about the rest?  Thanx in advance for answer. Boonex :)

Day Two Using Una

· Jose G
So far I am very motivated about the potential I see in UNA. I think it has the tools that I need to get my business project going. I still have a lot to learn about the UNA software. These are some of the items I have accomplished so far: I managed to install UNA on my VPS. The install was not passing the minimum requirement checks, but with some help from my hosting provider, I was able to enable the php module fileinfo.   Converted Dolphin-Pro license to UNA and was able to download/install the premium apps. I still need to find out how to get RocketChat and Jot Mesanger working. Is UNA providing just the apps, and I need to rent/have my own rockechat/messanger server to run it from…?  
Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

· Andrew Boon
Finally, we have the v9 package with all the planned improvements in place. From this point and up to the final release we will not be adding any new features, concentrating on making everything 100% production-ready, fixing any problematic issues and improving performance. In other words, the final v9 release is coming very soon!   UNA 9.0.0 RC-1 If you're running a Beta5 and have automatic updates turned on, the RC-1 will be applied to your site automagically.  Geeks among you may jump right to the UNA release page at Github for the downloadable packages and referenced list of changes. The v9rc adds a long list of improvements, including some very exciting and substantial new features
The power of taking people on a mystery journey.

The power of taking people on a mystery journey.

· Andrew Boon
When you are only starting your online community, you can't offer a perfectly smooth experience or a large established base of people to network with. Your journey is only starting, and it is obvious. What to do? Take people on your journey! Over the last two months, we have made some (baby) steps towards promoting UNA.io, with mixed success. Some things didn't bring any benefit, some worked, and a few worked exceptionally well. As promised in the first "Operation 1 million real members" post, you get to know everything.   Getting the first inbound links. When you open your site for the world to see, nobody is going to come just because it's there. We know our platform is the best system
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UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

UNA.IO reaches 1000 registered accounts!

· Andrew Boon
The first and arguably the most important milestone of 1000 real accounts is now reached!  Our goal is 1 million, and this is only the first step, and the smallest one, too. Next target is 10,000. We are so excited about reaching the first thousand, because that when things are just being established, features fine-tuned and first real-life usage patterns become apparent.    Now, check out the content distribution... We have a healthy 3:1 ratio of People and Organisations, with most of the activity happening in the Discussions section. The Messenger is also active, but we are not pilling the posting stats from it yet (coming soon).  A lot of content here is posted while testing UNA
Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

Goodbye, Facebook and your useless results. [UPDATED]

· Andrew Boon
Over the last couple of years, we've been testing Facebook Ads and AdWords to see which one works better for bringing in new traffic to UNA.IO. Here is what we've learned.   With Facebook, you get incredible "results" that don't matter. The Facebook test spanned about a year and a half, with now just over a million users "reached" and overall spending of over $4,500 (USD). Each campaign and ad had a different combination of settings - target audience, format, language style and goal (clicks, engagements, likes, etc.). We also made sure to try different landing pages, such as the UNA Facebook Page, articles at UNA.IO, articles at Boonex.com related to UNA and even articles at Andrewboon.c
UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

UNA 9rc2+9rc3 released. The second (and now third) release candidate.

· Andrew Boon
Yesterday we published the second release candidate for UNA v9. Sites with activated automatic updates should be already running this latest version. This version is upgradable and is currently the most stable UNA package available. While RC updates usually focus on bug-fixes only (we've squashed over a 100 this time around), we still decided to add some layout enhancements and performance improvements.  UNA 9rc2 Enhancements Speed optimisation - 834 Ability to change default profile unit cover - 854 Separate page for friend request link from email - 786 Users picker with avatar - 780 Number of items per page settings for keyword and site searches - 820 Flex-box layout for Persons
Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

Discussions vs Conversations vs Chat vs Messenger - Differences, Pros & Cons

· Andrew Boon
We are often asked which communication app for UNA is right for a certain idea and what is the difference. It may seem like the distinction between them is very subtle, but making the right choice may, in fact, determine the long-term success of communication within your network. Apart from the four specific UNA apps discussed here, you'd find thousands of alternatives, yet most would fall in one of these categories - Discussions, Conversations, Chat and Messenger.  Each of them may often do the job for another, just like you can use a tip-truck to buy groceries or an "SUV" to carry construction rubble, but they could be that much more efficient if you use the right tool for the right job. 
Three core traits that make a community great.

Three core traits that make a community great.

· Andrew Boon
The following three "tricks" took me 17 years to discover, but it will only take you 5 minutes to learn. Your understanding of what makes a community tick will be better forever. These fundamental principles apply to building a thriving community, regardless of what technology or medium you choose. I know because we failed in every one of them many times over. And from failure, you learn.    Focus on Just One Thing A community is a group of people united by a common trait, need, interest or preference. Importantly, it includes notions of belonging and exclusivity. A strong community requires unity. Unity is formed when the common purpose is distinct, undiluted and constantly reinforced.
Arise, oh the Documentation!

Arise, oh the Documentation!

· Andrew Boon
UNA Documentation comes in a few different forms, for different purposes. We are still at the early (still BETA) days, and a lot of functionality is changing, so the documentation is rather raw as well. Still, there are a few really helpful articles available and more is on the way. Most of the UNA-platform docs are at the UNA Github Repo. Anything specific to UNA.io services, however, is at the UNA.io Articles section (powered by Articles UNA App from AQB Soft).  Here is the current index for the UNA platform docs (some are still "in progress"): Overview Introduction Glossary Principles System Apps Core Apps Premium Apps Template Apps Language Apps Integration Apps Tailored A
UNA Team Manifesto

UNA Team Manifesto

· Andrew Boon
Our mission is Unity We enable cooperation, connectedness, communication and harmony. Our values are T.H.I.N.K True Our products are real, words are sincere, and intentions are genuine. We are open, candid and brave. Helpful Our actions are useful, practical and supportive. Our products help to solve problems and remove pains. Inspiring We promote ambition, passion and commitment. We lead to success and inspire constant progress. Necessary We cultivate pure, simple solutions, focusing on what is essential in every decision, word and product. Kind We are considerate, generous, friendly and caring. We support goodwill and compassion.   What it means and how it works This manif
Operation "1 million real members" begins now, and you get to know all about it.

Operation "1 million real members" begins now, and you get to know all about it.

· Andrew Boon
We are committing to one particular goal - reaching one million real members registered at UNA.io. In this blog, we will be sharing everything we do to reach that goal; all the wins, fails, tricks, and ideas. Everything. Real data. Why a million members? The total count of real members is quite simply the most straightforward and universally relatable metric; however, it's not the best indicator of the site success, admittedly. For most sites, a better indicator would be the number of active users. For some, it would be the online users count. Even more specifically, you could measure impact, content volume, or indeed, revenue. Well, first and foremost, we want this blog to serve as a sou
Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

Feature-final UNA 9 Release Candidate is available for download.

· Andrew Boon
Finally, we have the v9 package with all the planned improvements in place. From this point and up to the final release we will not be adding any new features, concentrating on making everything 100% production-ready, fixing any problematic issues and improving performance. In other words, the final v9 release is coming very soon!   UNA 9.0.0 RC-1 If you're running a Beta5 and have automatic updates turned on, the RC-1 will be applied to your site automagically.  Geeks among you may jump right to the UNA release page at Github for the downloadable packages and referenced list of changes. The v9rc adds a long list of improvements, including some very exciting and substantial new features
The power of taking people on a mystery journey.

The power of taking people on a mystery journey.

· Andrew Boon
When you are only starting your online community, you can't offer a perfectly smooth experience or a large established base of people to network with. Your journey is only starting, and it is obvious. What to do? Take people on your journey! Over the last two months, we have made some (baby) steps towards promoting UNA.io, with mixed success. Some things didn't bring any benefit, some worked, and a few worked exceptionally well. As promised in the first "Operation 1 million real members" post, you get to know everything.   Getting the first inbound links. When you open your site for the world to see, nobody is going to come just because it's there. We know our platform is the best system
UNA 9 BETA 4 Released. Nearly feature-final!

UNA 9 BETA 4 Released. Nearly feature-final!

· Andrew Boon
The fourth (and likely the final) beta of UNA 9 is, to put it mildly, extraordinary. Whole new modules, new features, core improvements and big-fixes in this update could easily justify a whole new version release. There is a lot! It is downloadable, upgradable and available now. UNA v.9.0.0-B4 (beta 4) Significant changes: Polls module Files module Stripe Connect module Social Engine migration module "Mark as featured" functionality New "Protean" Template style mixes Email notification for friend request Default storage engine selection Views engine improvements: views count and list of viewers Events: reminders Events: timeline post and browsing unit layout update Events: n