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Joost Moderator says

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! We’re trying our best :)

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Joost Moderator says


what does (disabled) mean?
Umm… my guess is the topic was created before it was finished and set to disabled and now that it’s finished they forgot to remove it. IDK.

Indeed! There’s a small bug in the moderator controls in the sense that when we un-disable a topic, we need to fix the title manually. This nearly never happens, which is why it got overlooked this time around ;)

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Joost Moderator says



Do you have an antivirus installed on your mac? (beware, trick question!)
No.
So how do you know you don’t have any virus/malware? :D

Little Snitch is a great idea.

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Joost Moderator says

My goat farming empire hasn’t taken off yet, so I can’t afford both mac and PC.

Virtualisation! And more goats!


I bought a 15” macbook pro retina and using Bootcamp I loaded windows 8.1. If I’m working I boot into windows, otherwise I boot into OSX for everything else

How has the driver support been treating you? Granted, it’s been a few years (and I’m on an older Mac than you are), but the last time I tried bootcamp I was a bit disappointed by the relative performance of the graphical card (as well as the battery).

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Joost Moderator says

I do find that OSX needs alot of little apps like several have suggested to plug the gaps, Windows has alot of that built straight in.

That’s suprising. I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve seriously used a Windows machine, but I’ve always felt this to be the other way around. Basic stuff like taking screenshots to files, compressing directories, burning CD’s, mounting disk images, etc. And then there’s stuff that’s default in most unixes, such as tar, SSH and Python..

Perhaps I need to try out the newer Windows’ versions sometime, to get a more up-to-date experience.

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Joost Moderator says

going to the dark side never pay. I like my blue screens of death. Got four today.

Heh. :chuckle:

Were you aware that the Dutch are currently celebrating a national holiday where people write short poems for eachother? ;) Excellent timing.

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Joost Moderator says

@Hacker91 It’s against the forum rules to call out other authors. I’ve had to remove your reply. Please refrain from that in the future.

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Joost Moderator says

I’m locking this thread; as Simon mentioned above, the forums are English-only, and a platform for communication in a different language is not something we encourage.

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Joost Moderator says

I dont realy understand this system, i mean, if i do a withdrawal to my paypal account now, i’ll be able to do another one tomorrow because we will be on december or i will only be able to do an other one on the 30 of december ?

You will be able to request a withdrawal whenever you like, but they are processed on the last day of the month, and paid out on the 15th of the following month.

If you issue another withdrawal tomorrow, that’ll be processed on the 31st of December, and you’ll receive that payout on the 15th of January.

As explained on the withdrawal page, you can issue two different types of withdrawals; a specific amount, or whatever is available on the 30th of the current month. It could make sense to issue a request for a withdrawal of ‘all earnings’ tomorrow, even though you might not have earned anything in between; it would be processed on the 31st, withdrawing whatever earnings you have accumulated at that point.

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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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