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Author Topic: Newsletter for December 20, 2005 - Codename 'brotherS gets it going'  (Read 8300 times)

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Newsletter for December 20, 2005

01) New moderators joined the forum!

That's right, Carol Haynes and me (brotherS) are new moderators to help mouser in the forum! mouser was so kind to let me write this newsletter, I hope you like my style :)


02) Major updates for Flipbook Printer and URL Snooper

Check out the latest beta release of Flipbook Printer which has some major new features designed to make printing and binding easier, especially when printing multiple books. You can also now use custom images and cover and back pages:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1540.0?ref=nl

URL Snooper now has a quick way to type in URLs directly into the main form:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1772.0?ref=nl


03) New app - "Dr.Windows"

Have some fun during the holidays by playing a harmless prank on your relatives with this cute tool that pops up official looking windows dialogs:
http://www.donationc...ws/index.html?ref=nl

And take a look at the sample dialogs created by members on the forum:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1760.0?ref=nl


04) New Coding Snacks / new apps by skrommel

Skrommel is at it again with some wonderful new tools coded in response to requests in the coding snacks section of our forum. For more info about WinStep, TransOther, SingleApp, UrlHistory, DelEmpty, etc., visit: http://www.donationc...el/index.html?ref=nl

If you want to learn more about how skrommel makes these tools, read about the great AutoHotkey and its scripting abilities here: http://www.donationc...?topic=1167.0?ref=nl


05) O User, Where Art Thou?

In November, 4471 new users signed up. Wow! Hard to believe, huh? So all the great programs on the site are getting at least SOME attention. I just think it's sad that I only saw about 30 fresh faces at most being active in the forum, so there are 4441 left that need to take some action. Yes, I'm talking about YOU!.

On a side note, the "Male to Female Ratio" in the forum now is 16.6:1. So, if you have any friends that use their PC more than once a day, forward this newsletter to them, especially female friends.

A good way (but of course no must) to get started is to choose a nice avatar image in your forum profile:
http://www.donationc...file;sa=forumProfile
Or you might like to post a little bit about who you are and where you're from on these threads:
http://www.donationc...p?topic=124.0?ref=nl
http://www.donationc...p?topic=797.0?ref=nl


06) Hot forum threads



07) New changes to license key policy

In response to user suggestions, we have modified the license key policy as follows:
  • programs will no longer stop working after the license period. They will only show startup reminder nags when a freeware license "expires."
  • non-donators can generate a 6-month license key twice. After that period (1 year), they can visit the page and generate permanent non-expiring license keys that will never require them to generate another key or see another nage.
  • there is also now an option for people who do not wish to sign up at the forum to download license keys

For more details and discussion on the changes:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1784.0?ref=nl


08) December Software Drawing and Discounts!

Again, there's great software waiting for you - and if you win, you can't beat the price (0.00)! Also, there are lots of discounts waiting for you, available this month: Direct Folders, Filebox Extender, XFilesDialog (also XDesk and SysTrayX), File-Ex, Quick Folders, Copernic Tracker, Double Killer Pro, Surfulater, and more:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1727.0?ref=nl


09) Our member web-hosting project is going great - join us!

The upgrade to a new faster server has been a huge success, and we're teaming up with members to pay for it. If you're interested in some super cheap, lightweight web-hosting for your web pages, visit the forum and read about the project, and contact us for a test account and help learning how to make your first web pages:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1261.0?ref=nl


10) Vote in this month's poll
In an effort to get more feedback from users, we're going to try to introduce a new poll to accompany each newsletter. Make your voices heard by voting in the most recent poll:
http://www.donationc...?topic=1852.0?ref=nl


Regards
brotherS (your guest newsletter author)

If you have a good idea about how to improve the newsletter or just want to share some feelings about it or the site itself send an email to newsletter@donationcoder.com or just reply.

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« Last Edit: February 17, 2006, 06:04:16 AM by mouser »

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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 09:29:12 AM »
Absolutely dynamite newsletter, BrotherS  Thanks for being such a valuable member of our forum.
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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 11:13:00 AM »
agreed, great job brotherS.

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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 11:17:01 AM »
Yes, very nice job brotherS. :Thmbsup:
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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005, 03:30:42 PM »
Yep, informative and entertaining.  Great stuff.
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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 06:27:09 PM »
i agree with everyone - i love the new online newsletter format.  was a great idea brotherS.

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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2005, 09:34:32 PM »
Great newsletter!!
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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005, 03:23:51 AM »
I'm glad that you all seem to like it, thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Newsletter 2005-12-20 - Codename "brotherS gets it going"
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2006, 05:40:48 AM »
When is the next one comming? I want more!! :) 
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