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Joost Moderator says


if(sales === 0 && purchases === 0 && firstComment === ‘flagged’) autoDisableEntireThread();

+1 to this idea, but this is what they are doing right now.

if(threadUser === 'doru' || firstCommentUser === 'doru') autoDisableEntireThread();

I can assure you this is exactly what we do :chuckle:

On a more serious note; we are aware of the vast increase in spam, and this is definitely not a situation that we feel comfortable or OK with. As moderators, we’ve recently been equipped with some shiny new tools that should help combat this, and I have faith in the fact that the developers are doing their best to remedy the situation. This is not an acceptable status quo.

That said, I think I would personally support a more ‘exclusive’ forum. I don’t oppose making it publicly readable, but a more strict requirement before posting (perhaps not only a purchase or item authorship, but also people who have been a member for N days and completed basic profile information). With the rate we’re growing, the current set-up seems a bit disproportionate and does not scale as well.


The only solution I can think is to increase the number of forum moderators.

This might be starting to become more necessary.

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Joost Moderator says

I never really understood why supply.envato.com was not promoted much.. It seems like a killer marketing tool as well, having everyone around the world sport the Envato brand.

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Joost Moderator says

Nice one! :)

Each and every one of these posts makes me more eager to try out that mysterious vegemite.. I should really buy a jar of it sometime, but I’m quite afraid at this point. :chuckle:

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Joost Moderator says

Zombocom inspired me to learn Flash – true story

I’m.. inclined to believe this. Nice! :chuckle:

Domain Name: ZOMBO.COM
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Updated Date: 2010-04-25T00:00:00Z
Creation Date: 1999-10-10T00:00:00Z
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Joost Moderator says

In reply to version control; if you’re working in a team on the same codebase, this is an absolute must. If you’re unfamiliar with it, spend some time learning git (or any of the others) and just start using it for your personal projects. Not only will it help you in these kind of situations, but you’re bound to run into it sometime in the future when you’re working with others – if you’ve used it before, that’s a definite headstart.

For anyone comparing GUI tools; do consider command-line git. It provides you a clean interface, and you’ll be completely in control. It’s well documented and there are plenty of online tutorials out there :)

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Joost Moderator says

Thanks for the notice, Ben. Good call!

Of course it’s already been a few weeks since POODLE, but I’m glad Envato is taking adequate measures. :)

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Joost Moderator says

My experience with Digital Ocean has been positive so far, although I’ve heard of people that had less positive experiences when it came to customer support. They’re a bit of a budget host after all, so it helps if you know how to fix stuff by yourself. My experience with them is through running a Tor node rather than hosting a web stack, but from that perspective I have no complaints whatsoever.

The tools they provide for you to manage your servers with them (i.e. the web interface) is quite nice, actually. The IRC channel on Freenode is typically quite lively as well, although the level of content.. varies ;)


However I don’t want extra headache in maintaining the servers, but i don’t think a simple LAMP configuration that runs wordpress will need that much of maintenance.

Yeah, I agree. People generally tend to overestimate the effort that it takes to maintain a server when you’re not doing all sorts of crazy stuff. As long as you know your way around a shell and can apply your patches, that should be fine with minimal effort.

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Joost Moderator says

This one’s truly amazing. I really liked the simple concept of it all, and if you take your time it can be very rewarding :P

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Joost Moderator says

Nice one, Hayley and Dave!

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Joost Moderator says

Sounds like a great plan! I’d definitely use this, as I’ve been meaning to clean away some old files, but for the sake of availability, I didn’t want to.

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