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Free-Conversant

Weblogs, Web Sites, and Lots More


What is Conversant?

Conversant is designed to help groups of all sizes work together by making it easy for them to share ideas, questions, files, and knowledge. It also has lots of features that make it very easy for a small group - or an individual - to publish dynamic web sites.

Conversant is software for your Internet (or Intranet) server. Standard features include tools for managing news pages and journals (weblogs), feature-rich event calendars, online discussion forums (with file enclosure capabilities), tools for publishing entire web sites, email and mailing-list integration, and many other services that are great for all kinds of business, project, and personal web sites and communication-centers.

Free-Conversant is Macrobyte's web site hosting service, based on Conversant. We offer everything from free sites, to inexpensive domain hosting, to dedicated Conversant (and traditional) servers.

What people are saying about Conversant...

This is the part I love about your software/company -- every time I ask a question, you reply with options, options and more options.
-- Brian Carnell

I'm beginning to use it and conversant is great. Congratulations Seth and Macrobyters.
-- David Harrod

The more I dig the more I'm impressed at just how well thought out Conversant is. This is really powerful stuff.
-- Duncan Smeed

Wow, This is what I called Super Charged Manila. Thanks for showing what is possible and great team work.
-- Paul Chow

Thanks, as always, for such a rapid response from the Macrobyte 'team'. You guys are great!
-- Duncan Smeed

I have fallen in love with your stylesheet tool. My intentions, however, are strictly honorable. I just did some things with h1, h2, and h3 even though I *still* don't really know how to code a stylesheet. Fantastic.
-- Mark Morgan

Conversant's Weblog II is incredible -- it's not done yet, but is already one of the most powerful online journaling tools around.
-- Greg Pierce

Power and flexibility! Five years, and I still can't get enough of this system.
-- Seth Dillingham

9/13/2000

Just a Couple More Days

The next big feature, the biggest we've released since Free-Conversant first came online in March, is in usable condition. We're now in the "optimization phase": we're making it run faster.

We should be ready this weekend, and we're getting excited! We've worked very hard on this.

Too bad we can't tell you what it is, huh?

Posted @ 1:22 PM

Conversant, the Paid Assistant

Brian Carnell thinks of Conversant as his paid assistant. That's a pretty good analogy, but then shouldn't it at least get paid minimum wage? :-)

Brian's running a dedicated Conversant server, and he's said many times that our rates are extremely low, especially when you consider that it includes both a static and a dynamic server for less than most static servers cost.

Posted @ 1:28 PM



9/7/2000

Brian Carnell Reviews Conversant

Brian Carnell wrote up a very positive review of Conversant on his online journal (weblog) today.

HIs favorite features? Resources, and inline bookmarks!

OK, we're biased, but we think the article's worth reading, and we're looking forward to the longer review of Conversant's features that he's hoping to have online by next week.

Posted @ 1:15 PM



8/28/2000

Small New Feature: Email Subject Prefixes

We're working very hard on the next big feature in Conversant, but Greg Pierce somehow found time to deliver a feature that was requested on the support site.

All Conversant sites can now set a preference to control the "prefix" in their outgoing email. This is a convenience feature: the preference controls the addition of a prefix to the outgoing email subject, and it strips that same bit of text from incoming email subjects.

Read about it on the support site.

Posted @ 10:49 AM