I wonder what this obsession over rich text editors are. On one hand, they do "dumbify" the ability to edit text ... but I really don't think a journal is about the style of the journal ... more about the writing.

If you're one of the early adopters, you'll remember that we did have a Rich Text Editor format, but I scrapped it. It just didn't seem to fit with the Tabulas feel.

Maybe in the future I'll bring it back.

In any case, Tabulas is growing (good). But the financials are not (bad). I know a lot of people like Tabulas because of the "small" community. So this begs the question, "What happens when there are 100,000 people on here?"

I've started to think about the future ... and realized that in order to succeed, shared journals (which I'm going to rename to "communities") need to be the defining feature of Tabulas; people need to be able to interact with each other via communities. Or else Tabulas will crash and burn, just like Diaryland, Xanga, etc.

Let's hope I can do it :)

Yesterday while "studying" for my finals, I spent the time to write out a 5 page "to-do" list for Tabulas ... I'll get cracking on that as soon as finals are over :)
Currently listening to: American Hi-Fi's The Art Of Losing
Posted by roy on December 12, 2003 at 04:15 PM in Web Development | 1 Comments

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Comment posted on December 12th, 2003 at 04:45 PM
A better community system would make Tabulas competitive. The shortfall in this section is what turned me away. (I'm still keeping up on it all through RSS feeds.)