@recoilme   7 months ago visitor: 2209   follow: 3   favorite: 1


typegram - open source publishing platform.

Basic Capabilities

  • publications, comments

  • favorites, subscriptions

  • mentions, tags

  • ratings, votes and so on


You can try the service on a special test site. Please! Use this playground for play with engine!


The service is available, for example, for Russian-speaking, or English-speaking users. During development, platforms for other languages are opened. On each subdomain, users and publications are separate. Please, help me to translate the welcome post for your language

Add my country


The first thing that catches your eye is the high speed of page loads and aggressive optimization.

You will not find third-party scripts that monitor user behavior or huge styles / images. The site works with javascript turned off, it remains fast and convenient on any platform.


On the main page, the author you are subscribed to is displayed, and the number of new publications. The link leads to the first unread message, in chronological order, as in telegram. Typegram does not impose on you whom and when to read.


When someone mentions you in comments you will see it on the main page


The editor supports typing in markdown markup, with rich features and visual formatting. With the ability to make a post fullscreen, preview, autosave and other convenient “tidbits”

Rating system

You may see three sections with strange names on the main page:

top (∧) mid (Ξ) btm (∨)

Yes, I love DotA (my dog’s name is Pudge, for example). And I’m sure that ratings are more about game mechanics/motivation than something seriously adequate. On typegram, content is divided into three parts, top, middle and bottom. All new articles go to farm the rating on the midline. Good articles go to the top. Bad articles fall to the bottom. Technically, the ranking system is copied from the ycombinator.

Rating of the article.

+ 5:1 -

Each user has 10 votes per day. You may spend them on both pluses and minuses for one article, or distribute them as you want.

The author sees both the negative and the positive reactions, separately.

Rating of the comments

+ 5

Comments are positive only. I do not know why. Do not ask. I just want to give more opportunities for collecting feedback with different mechanics. And for comments, it is possible to give only one vote per comment. You have 10 votes for comments per day. One comment is one voice.


Each article may have a global tag. But only one. Be smart, then choose a tag for your article.


Each user has a personal monster/avatar. Approximately this:


If user add email in profile he will receive notifications when someone mentions him in comments

Auto-publishing from Typegram to Telegram

Formatting posts in telegram is not very convenient. Usually, you have to use bots and type text manually in a markdown. Write to yourself - to see what happened. And if you need to insert in the post a link to the picture - then this is inconvenient doubly.

On typegram appeared the experimental mode of autopublishing to telegram. The site has a convenient editor, with autosave, uploading pictures, editing and publishing. Now, there is the possibility of automatic publication to telegram.

All what you need:

  • add @type2telegrambot as administrator in channel

  • add telegram channel in profile settings

That’s all. At the next publication - the typegram converts the post into a telegram markup and publishes it. Public and private channels are supported. And you can edit article directly on the site.


All stats are open and available at this site: stat.tgr.am


Experimental app


The project is free and open source. I always welcome comments and suggestions on github

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This app uses slowpoke as the database. Package slowpoke implements a low-level key/value store in pure Go. This database engine was developed specially for typegram


How it works


├── main.go

├── routers

│   ├── routers.go      //routers

└── models.go

    ├── article.go      //data models for article

    └── user.go         //data models for user

Getting started

You only need golang to run typegram

Install Golang


Environment Config

make sure your ~/.*shrc has the following variables:

➜  echo $GOPATH


➜  echo $GOROOT


➜  echo $PATH


Replace zitwang with your own username.


Fresh can help you rebuild and restart Typegram automatically

go get -u github.com/pilu/fresh


You may create a tgram.env file with startup params, sample:





TGRAMDESC=zen platform for writers





➜  go get ./...

➜  go build

➜  ./tgram









Dev branch

  • master



You are welcome to!


I try to build the new big thing for blogging) Much more than just a text version of medium. But i started from scratch.

The mobile version will be an incredible publishing platform for both writers and readers alike. Subscribe to be the first!


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