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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: create a map on: March 31, 2015, 09:40:19 AM
http://www.coolinfographi...nfographic-world-map.html

http://mapmaker.education...p;b=1&ls=000000000000 (The better of the two)
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 31, 2015, 04:35:58 AM
The importance of using icons that people can actually understand.
 (see attachment in previous post)

LOL
* Stephen66515 is dying of laughter  Grin Grin Grin Grin
3  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 29, 2015, 08:00:23 PM
Ok fair enough --
but do note that the buttons currently do show on every page on the site (including non-forum pages); they are at bottom of sidebar on other pages.  The Like button does link to the main donationcoder facebook page that you and stephen have wonderfully created for us.

Hey, all I did was set it up...App is the one who made it look AWESOME!  I barely actually contributed anything to the design aspect of the Facebook Page, I simply post stuff on it xD

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera now supports DuckDuckGo on: March 29, 2015, 02:24:01 PM
<troll>

Opera is still a thing?

</troll>

As the person who always used to promote Opera on DC............No idea  Grin
5  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 29, 2015, 01:12:05 PM
I certainly didn't want to come across as trolling or baiting (Although I don't see how I did?  huh)

Reading back on what I wrote, I can see I may have been a little more blunt than I would normally be...however, this is kind of going off-topic now so, I shall hold my hands up and admit I could have probably worded it a lot better than I did (Those who know me know I have been guilty of wording things rather badly several times in the past!!). 

 beerchug
6  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 29, 2015, 09:22:27 AM


"I'm open to adding some very subtle extra button somewhere that pops up a menu"

You mean like the one that used to be on DC...the one that nobody used?  Oh yeah...they didn't use it because it was VERY SUBTLE and NOBODY KNEW IT WAS THERE!  huh

Mouser, you know me, and you know I will be straight up honest with you...You need to accept change...DC is 10 years old...but stop acting like everything is still as it were back then...it is 2015...accept change or be left behind in the dust...DC needs to incorporate all that is good, and accept that having an in-your-face popup, that could potentially mean DC gets a HUGE increase in traffic (Or at least a huge amount of potential towards free advertising).

Some spit-balling here: if you must have these buttons, I would update the profile pages here at DC and have check boxes (default enabled/disabled/cookie) close to the 'Post' button that way it is easy to share your own posts on a forum thread and if you have nothing to add to the thread you could add buttons to the first post. Or make a DC share button that shares automatically with the 'socials', according to the configuration on your own profile page. That way you could get rid of the bar, but not give up on the sharing functionality...for those that care at least.

Do you mean like what was there for the ads?  Where a user can choose if they want to see them?  If so, I would be happy with that!

If you really want to keep social-media-sharing buttons, please make it 100% DoCo-hosted. The traditional "use script from external source" is a big, big, BIG no-go, as their main purpose is not to make sharing easy, but being tracking beacons.

Also, this site is not inhabited by morons who don't know how to copy/paste an URL, so I don't really see what value they add.

This is one fact I overlooked when bugging mouser  embarassed Completely forgot about the information they send back to their servers to track things.

To be honest, I do really like the bottom bar ones (I did like the popup one but it really is "to each their own" - I seem to be the minority here haha

Looks like Ghostery took care of them, so they do not bother me tongue.
Ghostery took care of them for me too, but anything that is blocked by Ghostery is a thing i do not want on DoCo.

This.  I whitelist DC currently.  And my ghostery count has always been at 1, so it's not been a problem.  Now it's at 4(!).  If it's hosted at DC, it's not really a concern... but just like with GHacks (and thankfully he put another way to support the site other than not blocking ads), if it's hosted elsewhere I'll have to start, which would be a sad day. Sad

What is the purpose of sharing on other social media is my thought?  Is there a viable reason?  Or is it just because everyone is doing it?  If there's not a reason for it- and it's just to follow trends, then why do it?

And, just a suggestion- there's a lot of hyperbolic pejorative above- can we tone it down?  Because the reason for a discussion is to bring all opinions together and discuss, and that's the way it's normally done around here, and I appreciate that.

For me (at least), Social Sharing gives a way to really get word out quickly about a subject...I have used it many many times, and a lot of websites find it actually increases their notoriety. 

I know my post up top may seem harsh, but it was worded that way to spark conversation, nothing more, nothing less.  Mouser knows I am just being honest smiley
7  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I have put a "share with facebook" type thing on the pages (temporarily?).. on: March 28, 2015, 06:24:26 PM
OK, This was nagging by me...for several notable reasons:

1. DonationCoder.com is currently running in 2002 mode.  Yes a lot of people here hate Facebook and Twitter and Google+ and any sort of social media...but even those who do cannot honestly say that they are not a fantastic way to get attention for a website/project.

2. This actually proves my point about mouser always hating change.  Ay time there is an experiment on the site, or something that could work fantastically well...It is always lead with "I will not be keeping this" "I hate this" blah blah blah...mouser...it's 2015...This is the norm.

Think about it this way...On average, people on Facebook have around 300-500 friends...so...if one person reads something on DC right now...unless they can be bothered going through the rigmarole of Copying the URL, going to Facebook/Twitter, pasting it (or shortening it first on Twitter) then posting it...they are simply not going to share it...but with the buttons that are currently on DC now (After I bugged you enough for you to add them!), it is a simple 2 click procedure.  You know how many people use these buttons?  Do you know how many more hits website get because they have sharing functions?  You probably don't because you have an intense hatred for change and future-proofing.  1 person clicking share, could potentially reach 500 friends...if 2 people also share from their friends (going on the basis of 500 average friends) - that is a reach of 1500 people...from one person clicking 2 buttons...which...I am sorry...but at the moment, DC simply doesn't get that kind of coverage because people just are not going to go through the shit of copy/pasting links every 5 minutes if there are a good few topics they feel their friends may like!

"Personally I find it too much in your face distracting"

Yeah, Because you live in 2002 and don't accept change.

"I'm open to adding some very subtle extra button somewhere that pops up a menu"

You mean like the one that used to be on DC...the one that nobody used?  Oh yeah...they didn't use it because it was VERY SUBTLE and NOBODY KNEW IT WAS THERE!  huh


Mouser, you know me, and you know I will be straight up honest with you...You need to accept change...DC is 10 years old...but stop acting like everything is still as it were back then...it is 2015...accept change or be left behind in the dust...DC needs to incorporate all that is good, and accept that having an in-your-face popup, that could potentially mean DC gets a HUGE increase in traffic (Or at least a huge amount of potential towards free advertising).

8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: March 28, 2015, 05:23:00 PM
7 segments achieved ($3,5000 from 189 donors!)  Kiss Kiss

Not quite...

$3,500, not $3,5000 Wink  I think mouser got a little too excited lol
9  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hosting with Bluehost for $3.50/mo + a free year of Learnable on: March 28, 2015, 05:21:45 PM
I don't see that blue bar. Or at least not with the learnable membership link in it.
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I think Stephen was saying that there is no special affiliate link on the Learnable site. It just links directly to Bluehost.com. No affiliate link is used so that Bluehost will show the Learnable offer.

Exactly that Deo.  I see the price as $3.50/month which just seems to be a normal discount available as a completely separate entity to Learnable.  I see NO reference to Learnable on the site...was expecting a link like... www.bluehost.com/learnable but tiz not to be.

Obviously only pointing this out so those who want this offer can actually find it  cheesy
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act on: March 28, 2015, 07:42:31 AM
Being none American, I don't have a GAS Limit for anything about American Politics tongue
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act on: March 27, 2015, 05:00:53 PM
American Politics...I R Bored!
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: March 27, 2015, 04:59:45 PM
Woooooooo, Things are going well with the Fundraiser so far!!!
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 23rd Century here we come on: March 27, 2015, 04:59:11 PM
o.O
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [EXCLUSIVE NEWS!] Captain Obvious hired by Apple! on: March 27, 2015, 04:58:44 PM
 huh
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Slack.com Database Hacked! on: March 27, 2015, 04:57:59 PM
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March 2015 Security Incident and the Launch of Two Factor Authentication
Posted March 27th, 2015

We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information. We have since blocked this unauthorized access and made additional changes to our technical infrastructure to prevent future incidents. We have also released two factor authentication and we strongly encourage all users to enable this security feature.
We are very aware that our service is essential to many teams. Earning your trust through the operation of a secure service will always be our highest priority. We deeply regret this incident and apologize to you, and to everyone who relies on Slack, for the inconvenience.
Here is some specific information we can share about this incident:
Slack maintains a central user database which includes user names, email addresses, and one-way encrypted (“hashed”) passwords. In addition, this database contains information that users may have optionally added to their profiles such as phone number and Skype ID.

Information contained in this user database was accessible to the hackers during this incident.

We have no indication that the hackers were able to decrypt stored passwords, as Slack uses a one-way encryption technique called hashing.

Slack’s hashing function is bcrypt with a randomly generated salt per-password which makes it computationally infeasible that your password could be recreated from the hashed form.

Our investigation, which remains ongoing, has revealed that this unauthorized access took place during a period of approximately 4 days in February. As soon as the evidence was uncovered, we started communication with the affected teams.  The announcement was made as soon as we could confirm the details and as fast as we could type.

No financial or payment information was accessed or compromised in this attack.


Read more: http://slackhq.com/post/1...ncident-and-launch-of-2fa
16  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hosting with Bluehost for $3.50/mo + a free year of Learnable on: March 27, 2015, 04:54:13 PM
Just FYI, There is no affiliate link on that page which would make the deal happen  tellme

*edit*  There is a link to BlueHost on that page, but it isn't an affiliate link...just a normal one, which does show the $3.50/Month price, so...Maybe the learnable thing is hidden elsewhere...or I am blind *shrugs*

 Grin
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 26, 2015, 09:57:50 AM
I still say spam:

Date Registered:   March 25, 2015, 12:14:23 AM
Last Active:   March 25, 2015, 12:22:46 AM

He registered, posted this, then left...typical of a spammer.

The reason that I wouldn't have a knee jerk reaction in the other direction of spam is the fact that there are countless others who have done the same thing- most of them just say your software sucks!  Or why is this so hard?  And never come back.  Though the way in which it is posed is a bit rude, it still is good for rumination.

I think that's why mouser has decided to leave it here tbh, in one way, if it is spam...oh well...it gives everybody a chance to weigh in and defend DC...which they have done here ^_^

Either way, I still say spam...or angry person...or the dev of pretty-software needs fresh users and thought he could lure some from here (Apologies if the pretty-software dev had nothing to do with this!)  Grin
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 26, 2015, 09:07:28 AM
I still say spam:

Date Registered:   March 25, 2015, 12:14:23 AM
Last Active:   March 25, 2015, 12:22:46 AM

He registered, posted this, then left...typical of a spammer.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 25, 2015, 06:18:34 AM
pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free Grin

I shall ignore the obvious spammy factors of a first time poster, linking to a competitors products (Not sure if this guy is the dev, or just a fan...)

However,  I wasn't aware that FARR, or in fact, ANYTHING from DC wasn't free...yes you need a license key in order to stop it moaning at you in like 6 months time...but...it is still free....Registering on the forum to get a key, is free...entering the key, is free...donating is 100% optional...so...it's free...and seeing as pretty-software also ask for donations, I don't see how anything other than the license key is different.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A website where online folks can "sign" a card digitally - then send by mail on: March 24, 2015, 04:52:20 PM
Could also do something like this:

http://www.groupcard.com/ecards/get_well

Then have it printed somewhere (I'm sure there will be a printers near you that could do it on appropriate paper in an appropriate way.)
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: March 24, 2015, 04:44:46 PM
Gogogo guys and girls!

Can't believe how long I have been here and how many words I must have typed during that time...be it on the forum or in the IRC....Y'all can thank app103 for me being here  Grin
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 24, 2015, 04:31:38 PM
I guess this would be a good place to spam the link to all the people who have not been here for ages!

If any of you guys are on Facebook, and would like to keep up with the important things that are happening on DC from time to time, then you should "like" our Facebook Page! xD

https://www.facebook.com/...nCoder?ref=ts&fref=ts



On a less spammy note...It really is fantastic to see all these old names popping up!  Welcome back guys and girls, even if it was only for that one post!  cheesy
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A website where online folks can "sign" a card digitally - then send by mail on: March 24, 2015, 02:15:27 PM
Oh, I mentioned www.moonpig.com on IRC...but you never mentioned wanting "multiple people" to sign it...don't think you can do that on there tbh, so...yeah...  huh
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Automation Is The Hot New Game That Lets You Design Cars From Scratch on: March 24, 2015, 10:47:20 AM
Fixed it! xD
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Automation Is The Hot New Game That Lets You Design Cars From Scratch on: March 24, 2015, 08:16:04 AM
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When I first noticed that Automation was in development, I thought ‘here goes another build-your-own car game where reality and basic engineering principles don’t exist. Oh well, I’ll keep my eye on it.’ I downloaded the demo, and curiosity eventually got the best of me. I contacted the developers who kindly supplied a copy of the full game under the condition that I wouldn't reveal anything until it went to early release on Steam. As I began exploring the game, my desk became the epicentre of a massive facepalm storm. What is wrong with me? Why did I let other games destroy my faith? Why didn’t I get my hands on this game sooner?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYoL5pK2X-c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYoL5pK2X-c</a>

After playing with the Demo available from the official website, I can confirm that this game takes things to an entire new level of detail.  I thought I might be able to jump straight in to the design process without really understanding it...I was wrong...This isn't so much a game as it is a learning tool..but is is being called a "Tycoon Game" because they are including a crap load of tutorial videos within the software, and also some gaming modes (Suppose you have to expand your market somehow!)

Certainly worth a looksie!

Available on Steam (Early Access) and Direct Download from the Developer Website

http://www.automationgame.com/
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