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Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:06 pm
by carl_galloway
Hi everybody,

I've been working on a grand plan for world domination which starts with my latest creation, If you want to blog about this, please feel free to link to my blog entry about it where at least people can make comments.

This is a new Serendipity community website in development, I hope to have the full site launched by the end of January 2007. At the moment it has a directory where Serendipity powered blogs can get a free listing. I'll make a separate announcement about launching the site fully, but in the mean time anyone who wants to add their site to the directory is free to do so. Now some of you may have problems with the site, its still under active development, so if you do, just PM me with the details.

Also, the googlebot has visited so I'm certain it won't be long until your links are indexed.

Oh, one more thing, the script you see is a dedicated directory script, but I'll be embedding Serendipity into this soon so I haven't abandoned our favorite blog engine.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:33 pm
by abdussamad
Is this a replacement for the who's using page?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:39 pm
by carl_galloway
No, Jannis and I have talked about the directory vs the who's who page, and we both agree that Serendipity users will benefit from having both. The directory is sorted by category whereas the who's who page is sorted by country. At some point in the near future thumbnails will be avail on the directory as well, but it also drags in alexa info. If I wanted to add pagarank this is also possible but I need to see how users are going to respond to the directory. BTW, the template is not finished yet, and reciprocal links are not required, but the submit form is still being designed.

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:15 pm
by Neut
Hi Carl,

i tried to submit a link several times, but it's always "An error occured while saving the link". Suggestions?

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:08 pm
by carl_galloway
The script I'm using isn't as reliable as Serendipity :D but if you email me the details I'll add them even if I have to use phpmyadmin


Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:04 pm
by Neut

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:32 pm
by saipun
i'm not using english in my site.. i guess my registration there does mean anything .. :cry:

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:52 pm
by Neut
saipun wrote:i'm not using english in my site.. i guess my registration there does mean anything .. :cry:

Nor do I, but why should this stop you?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:49 pm
by carl_galloway
Hi all,

After a couple of months of not being able to moderate the s9y users directory I have today deleted all the spam that flooded the pending list, and also approved over 20 new serendipity blogs.

I'm not able to check this very often at the moment, but I'll try to make sure I check it every week for the next 2 months. After that I hope to be able to check it every day again.

BTW, I am now in Germany, but I don't have adsl or regular access to wlan.



Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:17 am
by mattsches
Thx for the add, Carl. Enjoy your stay here in Germany :wink:

- Mattsches

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:18 pm
by carl_galloway
Congratulations to who have just become the 200th site to be included in the s9y users directory.

By a quirky stroke of fate, this site is also using a pimped up version of the new bulletproof template and Serendipity 1.2


Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:35 am
by carl_galloway
Just to let everyone know, the users directory now lists 239 Serendipity blogs and spam is now completely under control. I've been going through all the listings and editing obvious spelling mistakes where I find them, and also approving some new categories.

The directory now has a pagerank of 5 and some google data centers are suggesting it could be about to go to a PR6 so it's worthwhile getting your serendipity blog listed for the backlink. So go ahead, submit your site. If you know of any Serendipity powered blog or website that contains a serendipity blog that isn't in the directory, please let me know, or add it yourself.

All sites that get submitted are usually approved within a few hours and the googlebot crawls the site every couple of days. If you have any questions, email me carlgalloway [at] gmail [dot] com

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:10 am
by tpost
Can we post multi-category blogs as separate entries? ;)

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:33 pm
by carl_galloway
Hi everyone,

The serendipity directory has been overhauled, it isn't a directory anymore, well actually the old directory pages are still there but they're now just static html pages. I don't plan to update these too often because I was getting several hundred spammers per day trying to get listed. If anyone really wants to be listed in the directory from now on then the only way is to message me with your site, it's url, a description etc.

The good news is that the site now has a Serendipity powered blog on it and I'm going to update the blog as often as I can. Unfortunately I need to pay my rent etc and I don't have a regular job, all of my income comes from online work, so this means the blog will have advertising on it, but if it can make enough money to pay for my time then I'll be able to do more to promote Serendipity and people who use s9y.

So, if you want to have your site showcased on, simply email me the url of your blog and tell me something about why you use s9y and if you made any changes to the theme, or plugins, or even to the core files.

If anyone is interested in being a site sponsor, please message me for details.

Sorry I've had to pimp my soul, I know some people think open source should be free, themes will still be free, and any hints or tutorials I write will be free, so nobody will be disadvantaged. Thanks for everyone's support,


Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:45 pm
by judebert
Hey, a man's got to eat!

It would be nice if everything in the world was free. But since you have to pay for food, ads on your site are sometimes a necessary evil.

I'll submit my blog soon.