Good-bye Amplify, Clipmarks; Hello, Clipboard!

In the ever-changing world of target web sites, the landscape continues to evolve. Two more of our favorite target sites, Amplify and Clipmarks, have joined the countless others that have gone before them and are now silent. This time, however, a new target site, Clipboard, has risen up to take their place. Of course, this […]

Build Your Own *form Task, part 3

In the last installment of this series we took an existing *form Task that posted a Link *form to HubPages and converted it to post an Article *form to HubPages. Today we’re going go one step further and combine elements of two working Tasks to produce a new Task that will post an Event *form […]

Build Your Own *form Task, part 2

Now that we’ve gotten all of that background, conceptual, and theoretical prerequisite stuff out of the way, let’s look at some real Tasks and see if we can’t actually make something out of something else. One of the simplest ways to alter an existing Task is to modify the source, or *form Type. Those of […]

Build Your Own *form Task

There are two schools of thought on what a person needs to know before attempting to create or modify a *form Task. One theory maintains that a *form Task Developer needs to understand the HTTP protocol, the request/response cycle upon which all web traffic is based, the inner workings of the infrastructure, including the […]

Too Much Fun with HubPages

A few days ago, we created a Hub on HubPages to validate a couple of Tasks that we developed to post *form data to a HubPages Hub. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time on our new Hub; other than a contact form and an RSS module to pick up the feed from this […]

Fun with HubPages

We had such a good time playing with Squidoo the other day that we decided to go ahead and do the same thing with HubPages. HubPages and Squidoo are similar sites with similar goals, but they each have their own unique language when it comes to the elements involved in the process. On Squidoo you […]

Getting Started with Splatforms (cont)

Some time ago we put out a little piece that we called Getting Started with Splatforms to step folks through the various set-up items that one needs to accomplish in order to successfully access all of those wondrous benefits of having an account on Since that pretty much covered everything fairly well, rather than […]

When Your *form Task Fails

As much as we’d love to tell you that every single Task for every single Target Web Site always succeeds for every single user, the reality is that this is an imperfect world, and there are a variety of reasons why things do not always turn out according to plan. What you can do when […]

Fun with Squidoo

Well, we finally got around to publishing our Squidoo Lens. Squidoo is a nice tool, and very user-friendly. We could have finished what we had started there quite some time ago with very little effort, but there have just been a lot of other things going on. The main reason that we decided to go […]

Version 1.1.6 of the *forms Local Agent Released

Version 1.1.6 is not a bug fix release; it just provides enhanced exception reporting for those instances when a Task step fails to complete successfully. While the additional information provided in this new release is interesting, it is really only valuable to Task Developers and those attempting to determine the root cause of a failed […]

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