Author: yeahhackney

Your Hackney 2012 predictions

2012 is upon us what do you think this year holds for Hackney? »

New topic bug on 7th/8th Dec resolved

Hi all,as some of you were aware, there was an issue yesterday with creating new topics in the forum »

Slight issue with uploading profile images

We had a bug that prevented users uploading avatars (profile pictures), this has now been fixed.&nbs »

Win Guest List to the Lonely Hertz Club


Stabilising the website

Today has been website stabilising day! And things are certainly better :) You will probably ha »

Some spam on the site

You may have noticed a spam account going round and commenting on the activity stream, this account »

Win £30 to spend on Hubbub shopping

We have a great new competition to win Hubbub credit to spend on your weekly shop, check out the det »

**Competition** Win £30 worth of shopping with Hubbub

We've teamed up with our friends over  »

New text editor for topics and replies

Thanks to the efforts of a great plugin developer, I can now have a more usable visual editor for fo »

Algerian Groove Mechanism

An evening of hypnotic North African grooves in the presence of Seeds of Creation at Servant Jazz Qu »

London Fields Brewery

Like a lot of yeah! Hackney members, I was pretty excited to hear that a Brewery was opening in Hackney. I noticed them on twitter, with the bio: “Londonfields Brewery: Two blokes, one brewery, some great grains and hops. Bringing some fantastic hand crafted beers to you soon.: I love the idea of great beer brewed nearby by passionate people and wanted to find out more so I asked one of the ... »

Logo tweak

Hi all, you might notice that I have made a small change to the yeah! Hackney logo. The former »

Spots of Time

Spots of Time is a Hackney based social enterprise with a different take on volunteering, its all about giving small amounts of time to make a difference to others. yeah! Hackney caught up with Anna Pearson to find out more… What is the idea behind Spots of Time? The idea behind Spots of Time is to make it easy and fun for people to give small moments of their time and make a difference in t... »

Photo’s from Hackney’s History: 1920s/30s

A while ago we published an interview with Ken Jacobs a former Hackney postie, where he talked about finding some glass negatives being thrown out in Chatsworth Road during his walk one day. Ken kindly scanned in some of those fantastic negatives and has passed them onto yeah! Hackney to share with all of you. The photos were taken by a Mr Ellis in the late 1920’s / early 30’s, the des... »

your help needed: yeah Hackney Survey

I have a quick survey that I would really appreciate your participation in. It’s around groups and d »

New lovely looking new notification emails

We now have some much nicer looking notification emails sent out from yeah! Hackney, I hope you like »

This group is now a forum post – how to follow it

This group is now a forum post, please follow the topic here: »

Auto-complete on @ mentions

There is a new feature that extends the current @ mentions feature by pre-populates a list of your f »

New feature: Changing your username

You can now change your username, for more details see this blog post: »

Changing your username

We have a new feature that will be particularly useful to those people who registered to yeah! Hackney using facebook and were automatically assigned a username. You can now change your username, to do this choose “My Account” under the dropdown menu at the top of the screen when you are logged in, then “settings” then “Change username” This will bring you to a ... »

New housing block proposed for London Fields

There's a post about this over in the planning group that people here may be interested in http://ww »

Interview with London Fields Tri

Head over to the blog to see a post on London Fields Tri from »

New features carousel

you may well have noticed the new carousel on the home page, we are testing to see if it affects any »

Catching up with Ken Jacobs; The Peoples Autobiography of Hackney

This post comes from Traxcitement and ewebber In 1977 a group of Hackney locals interested in history came together under the collective name of ‘A peoples autobiography of Hackney’ to produce two books about working class jobs in Hackney. The books called ‘Working Lives’ Vol. 1 & 2′ were published by Centerprise and featured a mixture of employees, business owners and self-employed peop... »

Feedback button

I'm trying out a new feedback button for general feedback and ideas, it includes voting, so may be u »

Your help with a short survey

We are running a very short survey to help understand how our users find out about the website, it would be great if you could take a moment to fill it in. Thank you 🙂 View Survey »

The yeah! Hackney calendar

We have a new navigation item! The Calendar, read more about it over here: »

The yeah! Hackney Calendar

We have added a new calendar to help track events that are talked about on the forums and allow members to easily add those events to their own calendars. For this we have used Google Calendar as it’s easy to use and embed within the website, to be able to add events you will need a google calendar account. If you don’t have one and have something you would like to add, please contact ... »

Profile percentage complete

There is now a handy indicator to see how complete your profile is on all profile pages you can have »

Big upgrade

Hi all,we have just made a big upgrade to the site, if anything isn't working as it did previo »


Hi all,You may or may not know that yeah! Hackney has a set of emoticons / smiles that you can »

New things happening in search

As anyone who works with pretty much any platform will know, search is damn near impossible to get r »

Removing personal image albums

I have made the decision to remove the ability to upload photos to personal albums.This is to »

Adding images to your forum posts

There is a new how-to guide for adding images to your forum posts over here: http://www.yeahhackney. »

Adding images to your forum posts

yeah! Hackney doesn’t have the server space to enable users to store photos, but there are many other sites you can store photos on and show them within your posts to help illustrate what you are saying. This guide will work for most image storage, but for images on Flickr, facebook and twitpic there are additional notes under Special Cases at the end of this post. Step 1: Upload your image ... »

I CAN Make Shoes workshop review

A few months ago yeah! Hackney ran a competition with I CAN Make Shoes to give one of our lucky members the chance to take part in a shoe design workshop. That lucky person was e8yim, she’s back to tell us how it went… Back in the day, the stretch of the Kingsland Road between Haggerston and Dalston was full to the brim of shoemakers. Jimmy Choo’s rather more humble beginnings were bas... »

more speed tweaks

I made some tweaks to make the site faster, please can people let me know if they see anything unexp »


Some of you may have noticed that s spammer slimed into this group this morning and was spouting stu »

Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market

March saw the return of Chatsworth Road Market and with it came the Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market, a small market just off the main stretch, I caught up with Jane Egginton to find out more. What is Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market? Hackney Homemade and Vintage Market sells good quality goods that are either handmade or vintage. We have a very impressive roll call of local traders, selling... »

New Quick links

You may well notice some new quick links on the home page, these links have been put there to help »