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PageCarton Community is rebooting

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Some of us may be wondering why some participants are being removed from the group. I have instructed our Community Managers to message us privately to discuss future membership options and we are effecting our options this month.  Some of us have not responded to the messages sent by the managers and I have instructed the community managers to remove everyone who have either stated that they are not interested in the membership options or they just didn't respond. Meanwhile,...

Some of us may be wondering why some participants are being removed from the group. I have instructed our Community Managers to message us privately to discuss future membership options and we are effecting our options this month. 

Some of us have not responded to the messages sent by the managers and I have instructed the community managers to remove everyone who have either stated that they are not interested in the membership options or they just didn't respond. Meanwhile, if for any reason, any of our past donors and contributors are removed, I am adding them back.

Starting all-over could be a good thing. Apparently, the PageCarton Community is rebooting, hopefully for the better. Thanks so much for your continued support. 

1 wk ago

Welcome to the new PageCarton Community

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Good afternoon my PageCarton people. It gives me joy to tell us that this new month of August have ushered us into the new era of the PageCarton Community. PageCarton Community has become a fully premium community only with financial members as of last month. I appreciate everyone who have opted to continue to support the project. Our assistant community managers has been in touch to ask about our preferred membership plans. We have listened to everyone who shared  and are moving f...

Good afternoon my PageCarton people. It gives me joy to tell us that this new month of August have ushered us into the new era of the PageCarton Community.

PageCarton Community has become a fully premium community only with financial members as of last month. I appreciate everyone who have opted to continue to support the project.

Our assistant community managers has been in touch to ask about our preferred membership plans. We have listened to everyone who shared  and are moving forward to create the community of our future. 

PageCarton Community will become a social multi platform where all members will find expression on different platforms represented. 

Everyone who have expressed their intention not to continue with the community may leave the group now. I would like to decimate all the energy on the remaining members. Anyone who is undecided have up to seven days to decide on a membership plans they want to subscribe to. Plans are available on https://community.pagecarton.org

Meanwhile, as I have said on a number of occasions, all our past donors may opt to convert their past donations to membership. 

Once again, i thank you so much for your support.

2 wks ago

What's up with PageCarton?

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Good day @PageCarton people, my ever-vibrant friends in this great community and my co-innovators. It has been a great time mixed with a lot of diverse acts and feelings. I really had to take out time out of my busy schedule to write this. I hope you will find the time and patience to read. Effective communication is needed if we must work and win together. Adadevoh We have been working on the new superman-grade version of PageCarton - "Adadevoh" which was scheduled to be rele...

Good day @PageCarton people, my ever-vibrant friends in this great community and my co-innovators. It has been a great time mixed with a lot of diverse acts and feelings. I really had to take out time out of my busy schedule to write this. I hope you will find the time and patience to read. Effective communication is needed if we must work and win together.

Adadevoh

We have been working on the new superman-grade version of PageCarton - "Adadevoh" which was scheduled to be released on August 1st – only a few days away. I am afraid the release date would be postponed. A lot has happened that necessitated this, but the bottom line is, there is a basic quality level our innovation must reach before it is released to the public. A good number of the development team has abandoned the tasks assigned to them - I understand how busy humans can be sometimes, so I am not pained. I am also not disappointed. A team of about nine individuals have given birth to five great individuals who are delivering blazing greatness.

Adadevoh Team

Damilola Olowookere has championed a super attractive new installation interface for PageCarton. If you see the new interface, it just got to be a love-at-first-sight affair. The commitment of Damilola to this project is great not minding that he is a busy person given a number of caps he is currently wearing. I really appreciate the efforts.

Isaac Daramola has pushed a new admin panel page to our GIT repo and I would say that I was amazed at the tenacity Isaac put into these. The work required him to do a lot of learning and I am impressed at the willingness to just cross so many hurdles to deliver in such a short time. The admin panel still require a lot of work but I trust that we can work together to put some finishing touches. We will do everything necessary so we can have a great interface in the backend for our new born awesomeness.

Our Russian friend and ambassador, Oleg Perminov - aukc@mail.ru has amazed me. In fact my interaction with him has shown me a lot of things we are still missing in this geographical space. Oleg has committed to all the efforts to make PageCarton speak Russian. He has been working with me to ensure every inner parts of our innovation are translation-friendly. I would say that without his contribution, it would have been impossible to bring PageCarton to this height of internationalization. I am grateful for everything Oleg has brought to the development.

Mayowa Olabamiji has been a great guy. He was earlier tasked with the responsibility to test PageCarton and recommend changes. And truly, he has been committed to this. He has done very well. He currently has been assigned the tasks, which was earlier given to David, to create follow-come themes in the new version.

Sincerely, our project page on Asana speaks so much about the project and who has been committed to this project and I am confident that our efforts will bring forth yields, engraving our names in the skies among the stars. Also for the record, I want to appreciate the efforts by other team members who started with us but have gotten busy elsewhere.  David Oluwashina, Deborah Daniel, Debo Adeyele, Tolulope Ogundiji are great people – they wouldn’t have been invited to the project if they aren’t; I celebrate everyone who have contributed to this one way or the other and I hope we still work together on some more awesome projects in the future. In this life journey and this project, we still have a long way to go and I am hopeful about greater strides – I am confident about us taking a lead role in the great future ahead of us.

Challenges

Right now, because of the insufficiency in team members, we suffer a major drawback in

  • Content & Publicity
    Our plan is to ensure Adadevoh has the best publicity available for such innovation.
     
  • Documentation
    We want to ensure Adadevoh has all the information that the users might need to make the best use of it available online.
     
  • User Experience
    We wanted a UX expert to oversee the interface designers so we can reduce the bottlenecks in the usage of Adadevoh
     
  • Funding
    We would be needing proper funding majorly to be able to publicize our initiative and concepts. Damilola Olowookere started a crowd-funding campaign for the project about a month ago but we were unable to kick-off anything because of the lack of good publicity initiatives. Other funding strategies are still welcome.

 

We are going to use the time extension to work around the issues and still get the best of the team members on ground now. We are also looking for highly motivated individuals who will join us in making history.

The goal for the new version for PageCarton is in three phases,

  • Improve the User Experience of PageCarton
  • Make PageCarton international-ready by perfecting the inner localization options and make it available in other languages
  • Document all PageCarton tutorials and information

Adadevoh must go through a process that will prove that all these have been achieved. This is why we are postponing the release date to Wednesday, 20th November 2019. This will coincide with the upcoming PageCarton Conference 2019, which is scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria. I believe we can capitalize on the publicity for the conference and also include this as one of the agenda for the conference. Meanwhile, anyone interested in being a member of the organizing committee of the conference should contact me.

 

PageCarton Community

We have embarked on a journey to redesign how the PageCarton Community works. I have taken time to explain the new concept and why I think we should move to the next level where the community may run independently. I also look forward to a Community, that can support it’s own project and programs through subscriptions which will bring along a sense of responsibility for members.

Next Level

I don’t have the intention of booting people off the community but sincerely; I think we do have a lot of people in the group who necessarily doesn’t share in the vision. But then, the community currently is filled with great people who have been of help to this project. Over the years, we have met and engaged a number of people who have brought the PageCarton to where it is today. Now we need to move to the next level – our next level is where PageCarton Community can stand alone and not depend solely on funding by it’s founder or friends of the founder.

A lot of people have left the group currently because they don’t feel they need to pay in the group, or that they just don’t feel like they should be in the group in the first place. These are expected. We have a community of about 250 people; my goal is to have a hundred individuals who will move with us to the next level. A hundred committed members are better than a million who don’t share our vision.

Subscriptions

The subscription options are on https://community.pagecarton.org and anyone who really is interested to join is encouraged to go and select their membership plan, which ranges from 1, 200 naira to 12, 000 naira yearly.  Also, anyone who have donated to PageCarton before may opt to have their donation converted to a credits which can be used in the yearly subscription. I don’t want to see our previous supporters leaving the group for no reason.

I employ everyone to help make this a reality. We would begin to enforce the community membership plans by mid August.

Appreciation

On this journey, I have made a lot of friends and families. This is mostly my gain and I am grateful for it. I want to thank everyone who has helped one way or the other on this project. Also, for taking time to read my long epistle, I appreciate.

3 wks ago

Welcome PageCarton 1.8.71

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In a way to ensure a smooth transition to the upcoming major version of PageCarton which is to be released in the coming weeks, we needed to make some changes to the PageCarton 1.8 core to make it easy for developers to test and also contribute changes to the new PageCarton 1.9 "Adadevoh" project. What's new in PageCarton 1.8.71 Run pagecarton from another repository With added another option in the "pagecarton.json" configuration file to enable you to au...

In a way to ensure a smooth transition to the upcoming major version of PageCarton which is to be released in the coming weeks, we needed to make some changes to the PageCarton 1.8 core to make it easy for developers to test and also contribute changes to the new PageCarton 1.9 "Adadevoh" project.

What's new in PageCarton 1.8.71

Run pagecarton from another repository

With added another option in the "pagecarton.json" configuration file to enable you to automatically sync your PageCarton core with a git repository of your choice. This is especially useful for developers who want to use their version of PageCarton on multiple sites for testing purposes.

This update is what allows our developers to test Adadevoh on development sites before its final release date. We have also published a documentation article on how to implement this,  Auto Sync PageCarton Core from Another Git Repository

1 month ago

Changes in how the PageCarton Community Runs

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Good day everyone and I want to personally thank you for the continued support in the PageCarton Community. This community is a very good one, it has has members a lot of great people - the most valuable resource on planet earth.  In my earlier posts, I have explained why we needed a shakeup in the running of this community but I see that some of us have not been following our activities. Particularly in this video https://youtu.be/QUV8DbJVXNQ, I shared on my idea of the future o...

Good day everyone and I want to personally thank you for the continued support in the PageCarton Community. This community is a very good one, it has has members a lot of great people - the most valuable resource on planet earth. 

In my earlier posts, I have explained why we needed a shakeup in the running of this community but I see that some of us have not been following our activities. Particularly in this video https://youtu.be/QUV8DbJVXNQ, I shared on my idea of the future of this community. I recommend this video for every true PageCarton Community member. 

Meanwhile, there is no going back on our plan to ensure we get a better community where all it’s members contribute towards a common goal. By July 1st 2019, we will begin to implement the premium membership plan of the community. Surely, a number of us here will leave because we do not share in the vision, that’s okay. We actually don’t want to continue to keep as members who do not share in our vision as stated in the “What is PageCarton” post some time back

The membership plans are not to send anyone away, that is why we ensured that our plans are not too pricy. 

  1. Student Membership will contribute 1200 naira yearly. This will be for strictly for Nigerian Undergraduate Students.
  2. Standard Members will contribute   6000 naira yearly. This will be the basic membership plan for individuals. 
  3. VIPs will contribute 12000 naira yearly.
  4. Corporate Partners will contribute a minimum of 60000 naira yearly.

Up to date membership plans are on https://community.pagecarton.org/

Every member will have a digital badge that could be used on their websites and other digital platforms. The first goal is to ensure that by default, all Community members have a little financial quota they are giving to the project. We also want a default sustainable financial plan for the project and membership is the first executable of such plan we have.

We want to be able run our programs effectively and also have dedicated hands to provide the community support we need. But we know that this will cause some members who are not properly aligned to take their leave. This is also OKAY. We hope to make this community worth the while of everyone. Our programs are designed to make this happen and we can’t continue to use financial constraints as excuse for not delivering our best. Personally, I don’t want to continue to see “founding” members who have not used PageCarton to build anything. Who don’t contribute to our programs, read Community message wall, share our message or even say anything on this group. 

We hope that through a default financial contributions, we will all be properly aligned and have more sense of belonging in the community. This community is a mix of three groups of people right now

1. People who have contributed one way or the other to PageCarton. They are our friends and families, their joy is to see the project succeed. 

2. People who have benefited one way or the other from PageCarton. They are our witnesses that we have been impactful. We hope they can also contribute

3. People who have not properly aligned themselves with the vision of PageCarton. We hope
to onboard them effectively into the project.

These are the sets of people we are serving here and we hope to make the this place the place to be. Whenever we are right now, I hope we can get ourselves to a point whereby we contribute to the success of PageCarton. I don’t want a project that depends on me to succeed or to remain successful. That is why I stopped campaigning for donations for our projects.

Because I discovered that people who donated are mostly my friends, families and people within my network. They were just giving me money by proxy. What happens when Ayoola is not available to campaign for funds? The community must rise up now and take their place to support this project. This is what I am going all out for with this premium membership plans. 

I am hoping that we can gather enough support. Once again, appreciate the efforts we have pushed into this so far. Sincerely, we won’t have come this far without the support we received from well meaning individuals in this community. I solicit for our continued support while we move more steps forward to success. 

Thanks and regards. 

1 month ago
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