11/21/2014 1:49:15 PM
Newspaper and Magazine Threads
Many of you are already aware that newspaper and magazines threads are disallowed on the public forum boards according to rule 1.14 - Topics Not Allowed
. These types of threads are allowed to operate within PTs, however. Traditionally the way to advertise such threads have been to post something in your profile and/or signature.
Many magazine and newspapers now operate like a Service Company, employing many other members of the community as features editors, writers, etc. So some newspaper/magazines created recruitment threads and subscription threads on the Recruitment
and Shops and Services
boards respectively. Some of those threads ended up being locked by the Modmin team as being in violation of rule 1.14 a while back.
Upon further review and discussion, the Modmin team has decided that owners of PT based magazine or newspaper thread may now use the Shops and Services
board to post a subscription thread for their magazine. If newspaper/magazine owners need help or have open positions within their company, a recruitment thread may be posted on the Recruitment
board. The actual publication of the newspaper or magazine must still remain in a PT
. DO NOT
post the actual magazine or newspaper on the public boards. The Modmins will continue to monitor this situation and discuss if necessary any further changes regarding these threads.
If you have any specific questions regarding this, you may use the Voice Your Opinion
thread on the Site Support board. Any specific questions regarding markup or bumping of a service thread should still be posted on the Markup & Bumping
thread on Site Support.
11/16/2014 3:38:41 PM
Name the "Bell Shop"!
Wanted to bring special attention to this week's poll. We are tossing around some various ideas for the name of the new Bell Shop (working codename). One reason that we are considering something other than Bell Shop is since we will open with two currencies: Bells, earned through special ads, and Bucks, purchased with money (replacing donations). But we also understand that many are used to the current name that we've been using for years, so it's an option as well.
If you have any other ideas, let us know on this Site Suggestions thread
10/22/2014 3:48:00 PM
......And why the Bell Shop really is coming.
Until now, ideas for the Bell Shop have been suggested either by Staff and members of the Community, but in all cases the major discussion has taken part on Staff Boards. Since the Bell Shop is for everyone I felt it extremely important to have members of the Community more heavily involved in helping to discuss, structure, and finalise existing ideas, as well as propose new ones. For this reason a Special Projects Board was added in the previous major update in the Summer.
On that board various Staff groups and specially invited members of the Community will take part in bringing everyone a Bell Shop. While this opens it up to others in the community that are non-staff, I did want to continue keeping the discussions focused, which is why this board was created, and why we have recruited a small set of community members that were awesome enough to spend time talking to us about their thoughts on the Bell Shop.
I'm pleased to announce that the members who've agreed to join the Special Projects Team for the Bell Shop project are:
In addition, the following people will be joining us in other roles.Developers
- cloudsofsand, Dring and magiicatMods
- ACWWFreakazoid, Amrasje and Da ninja piggyResearchers
- GavinGoneGlobal and ThelockmanScouts
- PuzzlerBird and supersonic55
Please congratulate and welcome them all in this thread
EDIT: Two new additional members have joined the Special Projects Team:
10/22/2014 2:16:51 PM
An update on future releases.....
Having spent the last few months making multiple updates I've now created a system where Devs can deploy a smaller number of changes quickly and individually so that we no longer work off a long list, nor do we need to wait for multiple Devs to be available together for a mass update. The Bell Shop will be the first large project that benefits from this system. Over the next few weeks, updates will be deployed for the Bell Shop that will set up the basic structure. Ensuring that the basics are live before creating a usable Bell Shop for the members will ensure that there will be fewer, if any, user issues once it is operational.
One of the first background updates that will go live will be the set up for buying Bucks. The Bell Shop (which isn't its final name) will contain items that can be acquired either through Bells and also contain items that can be acquired exclusively with Bucks. Bells are obtained by clicking on the Bell Ads around the site, whereas Bucks are purchased and will replace the current Donation system. Those who've already donated will keep their perks until expiration of their donation or will have their donations transferred to a Buck amount to allow them to purchase their perks again (will know more which route we take based on complexity of implementing either).
Another change that is taking place is the numbering of the updates. Until now we've made you aware of major updates which were called 001, 001b, 002 and 002b. However, this doesn't truly represent the work that has been submitted and the minor fixes that occur after every release. In reality there have been more updates released. We have therefore decided to adopt a different versioning system and are retrofitting previous releases into the versioning updates released.
Beginning with our next release, we will start from 1.6.0. Patches will increment the last number, while a minor release will increment the middle number. A major release (usually a site-wide overhaul -- these happen very rarely) will increment the first number.
For announcements on patches we will use the ACC Noticeboard
, and use the Announcements Board to inform you of minor and major releases.......And why the Bell Shop really is coming.
9/26/2014 8:54:52 AM
Animal Crossing: New Leaf @ eShop for $19.99
For those that still don't have copy of AC:New Leaf, or if you want an eShop copy, now's your chance. Nintendo has just reduced its price as part of their ongoing Super Smashing Sales leading up to the Super Smash Bros. 3DS launch.
You can get it here