We’ve had to change the PHP version for our website to 5.4 (don’t ask) and there is a slim possibility that something, somewhere might break. If anything on the site doesn’t work as it should, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
Update: This broke the home page in all languages except English – this is now fixed.
Update 2: English was broken too. Now fixed.
PCS Euston Tower Branch has endorsed us and is encouraging their members to sign-on with LabourStart. They’re using their Twitter feed (amongst other things) to get the word out:
“@labourstart You guys do a good job. Largely unrecognized and under appreciated, but necessary. If there was a god, you’d be doing his work.”
I`ve bumped it down to one tweet every three hours or so. I received requests for more frequent posts (we were already at one per hour), but at least one follower indicated that at that rate we were clogging his account. On the assumption that other followers felt the same and that we might lose followers as a result, I am moving to the slower rate and reminding those who wanted more (or who complain about things slowing down) that all our news remains available on the website.
I’m using HootSuite to try and ensure there’s a tweet per hour 24/7 through our Twitter feed. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this or on its execution, or if you see or hear any comments about the change. Especially the frequency, which may be too much for some of our followers.
This is a now a requirement for websites that serve users who live in Europe.
You can see the same sort of thing on most big official websites, such as the BBC’s.
We’ll soon be implementing this for the LabourStart news site as well.
It’s ugly and intrusive but not including it is a breach of the law here in the UK.