Archive for September, 2006

Anti-Spam Tactics

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I think we got hit by a few spammers today. The number registered suddenly went up from 45 to 66, and most of them don’t look like legitimate users. I’m not going to delete them in case some of them are real, but i have put a little extra security check in place on the [...]

Invitations to join a team

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Prompted by Aster i have made it easier for people to be invited into teams.
This is how it works:
You go to your team. Under the list of current members of the team you get “Invite someone to join this team”. Clicking it gives you a screen to enter an email address and a message. A [...]

Early Adopters - One Week Left!

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

There is one week remaining for new joiners to receive the “Early Adopter” status.
To help spread the word to your friends and family you will find banners and promotional materials on this page:
www.mychores.co.uk/home/promotions

Say Goodbye to Standard Tasks!

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Instead of 59 standard tasks, we now have a much-more-manageable 18 standard tasks that are created by default when a person signs up. They are spread nicely throughout the week, with no more than 3 per day.
Two of the tasks are set with their due date as today (the day you sign up). They are: [...]

Rotating Assignments

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

With thanks to MazzaRC for the suggestion, i’m pleased to announce that MyChores now supports Rotating Assignments. (I feel like making that a trademark or something!)
Basically, when a task is set up with rotating assignment, every time it is completed, it will automatically move on to the next person in the team. So if you [...]

Alternative to Standard Tasks

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

I have been thinking about the Standard Tasks. I have noticed that the majority of people follow one of two routes when they join:

Notice they have no tasks and so do nothing.
Create standard tasks, get scared by how much there is to do, and so do nothing!

My new idea is to create 10-20 really basic [...]

Remove people from teams

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

It needed doing, and it wasn’t that hard … you can now remove people from teams.
I’ve made it so that you can remove yourself from any team you are a member of, plus you can remove people from any team that you created (or that was created for you when you joined).
I’m thinking i might [...]

Site updates

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

We have a few updates to the site:

Calendar view now has arrows to go forward and back to different months.
Tasks and lists have hover menus for quick options. Eg hover over a list and you have an option to edit it, and add a task to it. Hover over a task and you can edit [...]

Re-schedule all tasks in a list

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Just as you can re-assign all tasks belonging to a list, you can now also re-schedule them. Just navigate to your list and the option is there at the top. This will re-set all tasks in the list to the same date. This is not the same as the move tasks feature which lets you [...]

Re-assign a whole list load of tasks

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

There is a neat new feature on the site as of tonight. You can quickly re-assign all tasks in a list.
Click on one of your lists, and where you have “Edit list” and “Delete list” you now get a new option “Re-assign tasks in list”. It’s just a quick way to update all your tasks [...]