πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» We fixed the Facebook share count bug

Howdy friends!

So, we had this annoying little bug that would set Facebook share counter to some random number when you published your articles on The Open Mic.

Which was a bit weird and confusing. I mean, you just published an article and all of the sudden it got hundreds of shares on Facebook!

We fixed it now, so hopefully you won't see it again :)

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πŸ’Έ An exclusive offer from SDL for all Open Mic readers!

Dear friends!

This December we've partnered up with our friends from SDL Trados to bring you an exclusive offer: 30% off SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance + FREE Getting Started eLearning course.

Check out this page to learn more: http://bit.ly/SDLTRADOS2017

P.S.: Sharing is caring! Share this offer with your friends and colleagues! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

βš™οΈ We've added "Technical Translation" to the types of provided services

Well, what do you know! It turns out that when you were editing your profile there was no option to add "Technical Translation" as one of the types of services you provide.

Well, thanks to the suggestions from one of our members, we fixed it. :)

Feel free to edit your profile and add this missing field.

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✍️ New and updated Publishing Rules

Howdy friends!

We slightly updated our Publishing Rules to give our newest members and authors a better idea about what kind of content can be published on The Open Mic.

We also added the link to the newly updated publishing rules into our article editor.

Check them out here: https://theopenmic.co/publishing-rules/

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Happy Birthday, The Open Mic! 😻😻😻

Howdy friends!

2 years ago we finally launched The Open Mic publicly after several months of development. We had quite a journey in the past year with so many achievements that I don't even know where to start! We have just surpassed the 3,000 registered members mark. I think it's an incredible accomplishment, and I'm truly grateful to each and every member!

Thank you so much for being a member of our tiny translation family. I hope you really enjoy using our platform and find it useful.

I'd also like to give a shout-out to our amazing volunteers, donors, and sponsors who make The Open Mic possible.

We've achieved so much together other the past year. The launch of The Open Mic for Clients, accounts for translation agencies and project managers, winning Proz.com's Community Choice Award, a massive re-design of our home page - are just a tip of an iceberg of hard work that we put into this little community on a daily basis.

Thanks again for being a loyal member of this community, thank you for sharing your comments, for writing blog posts, thank you for participating in our forum discussions. I can't wait to see what else we will build together next year!

P.S.: If you'd like to wish us a happy birthday, the best way to do it - is by spreading the word about our community and inviting everyone your know to join. ;)

Hugs from Toronto!

~ Dmitry!

🎫 New Events tag on our forum

We now have a new forum thread for all kinds of events happening in the world of translation and interpretation (and beyond).

Check em out here and feel free to start new threads and add your events!

https://forum.theopenmic.co/t/events

Subtags also include Online and Offline conferences, Get-togethers and Pow-wows!

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πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Fields of expertise limit increased

We increased the limit for the number of fields of expertise you can add in your profile.

Now you can add up to 10 fields of expertise and up to 10 fields of interest.

We hop this will help you highlight the fields that you specialize in.

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πŸ’ͺ A few new fields of expertise

Howdy friends!

Based on the suggestion from one of our newest members we've added a few new fields of expertise to the list. Here they are:

  • Packaging Machinery
  • Woodworking Machinery
  • Tiles
  • Lighting Design
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Lifts
  • Industrial Gauges & Probes

You can easily add them when editing your profile. Here's how: http://recordit.co/LWWOz9G641

Feel free to add those fields if this is something you specialize in.

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πŸ€— Happy International Translation Day, dear friends and colleagues!

Today, hundreds of thousands of translators all over the globe celebrate the International Translation Day.

Whenever you are in the world we hope that on this day you’re not glued to your screen, working on another urgent project.

We wish you a lot of success and we hope that your professional life will be rife with new opportunities, exciting projects and terrific clients who respect you, appreciate the work you do and, of course, pay you handsomely. πŸ™‚

Since The Open Mic is a blogging community for translators we decided to publish an article that celebrates this incredible profession.

We reached out to the members of our community and asked them one simple question: "What does being a translator mean to you?"

Check out the article below and don't forget to share it.

https://theopenmic.co/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-translator/

Hugs and high-fives from Toronto!

~ Dmitry and Everyone @ The Open Mic πŸ––

πŸ”ˆ We fixed the missing Facebook share counts on post

We noticed recently that the total share count of articles published on The Open Mic didn't include the number of shares on Facebook which was a bit misleading.

We resolved the issue and now the Facebook counts are back. It might take some time to rebuild the cache for older posts, though.

If you're a an author on The Open Mic and you noticed that some of your stories do not display correct share count for Facebook you can easily rebuild cache of your post by adding the following element at the end of your post's URL in browser:

?swp_cache=rebuild

Like this:

https://theopenmic.co/post-name/?swp_cache=rebuild

Or you can always open a support ticket and we'll check your share counts for you.

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No published changelogs yet.

Surely The Open Mic will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree