Trev joined on Jul 25th, 2011, since that has made 718 posts that are still accessible today, 54 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Trev has given 857 upvotes, and was last online on Jul 27th, 2014.
It's been quite some time since I made a thread. I've been very busy, with my last semester of school being an avalanche and the last website contract I did going live at the end of this month. I've had a lot of changes in my personal life, too, not the least of which is moving to the Washington, DC metro area!
So if you're reasonably close to Washington, Baltimore, or NYC, and going to a convention in one of those places, like Otakon or Magfest (Or MAGFest 8.5: the Sequel), post as much info as you feel like sharing here. I would love to meet more of you IRL, and for those of you who haven't met @NGH yet, that would be a good opportunity too.
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I'd like to remind you guys that I'll take code questions, or listen to your designing or debugging process anytime I'm on IRC. I will be DrinkMachine or Vaporware on Freenode IRC network.
Also a shameless plug for Freenode -- it is the IRC capital of programmers for free and open source projects.
Today's Patch Notes (4.1):
Players who consistently win against opponents a full tier higher than their current placement will automatically skip their promotion series as they progress to the next division. Series skipping will be possible up to Platinum I.
THANK YOU BASED RIOT
I'm Trevatos#1745 on NA.
@DarkChaplain I'd draw a difference between singing the praises of your favorite intoxicant and encouraging children to use it illegally. The first one has its place; the second one should absolutely not be allowed. So on that we're in agreement. Please do take it up with the mods.
And I think my point about Kirn not liking the specific rules he's fallen afoul of is a fairly obvious one. Were I in his situation, I'd probably do the same thing. But in light of the alternative, which is to be less of a blatant, unapologetic asshole (again not an accusation, but a title worn with pride) it's still a downright rotten thing to do.
Firstly, violently opinionated tirade interjections aside, I think this is a pretty constructive meta post, on the whole.
Secondly, a lot of the redundancy in the rules comes from the fact that different legal jurisdictions consider ToS enforceable or not, and Rules enforceable or not. For some countries it's both, for some it's neither, and for some it's one or the other. Local laws may vary and for an international site it's hard to cover all of your bases.
Third, there's a bug report form for technical support issues. It's better not to clutter the forum with it. I really don't care to silence bug reports or technical issues, but if they're issues with the ZeonBBS software, it's probably best to forward them straight to the manufacturer, which is ZF. Anything else just becomes a headache for the staff manning CL and it's really not their problem.
Fourthly, there's a very specific law about the online interactions of children under 13 in the US called the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The rule about age is to comply with that law, nothing more.
Finally, I will leave the results of selective enforcement of "respect everyone" to the reader. The staff, in its discretion, has permitted several things that I personally do not believe to be respectful behavior. But that's not my place to decide.
Now for the part I couldn't say as a staff member.
Be transparent, though. @Kirn, you know a lot of these rules are aimed at you specifically. You've been so disruptive to the normal operation of the site that you wear it as a badge of honor. And here you present a "constructive solution" like a wooden horse to the Trojans.
The ulterior motive here is to redraw the rules to conveniently avoid making your disruptive behaviors a violation of them. That would be pretty corrupt, don't you think?
I actually agree that the terms, rules, and guidelines need a thorough revision by someone qualified. But they shouldn't be redrawn to conveniently make your negative, antisocial behavior beyond reproach. That's ridiculous.
Edit: @DarkChaplain contributing to the delinquency of a minor is already illegal in California, isn't it? I think that goes beyond site ToS into a legal complaint.
I had a Bamboo tablet for a very long time and it was good enough even for general computing tasks that I played RTS games with it when I wasn't drawing.
I can't speak for the Turcom but I replaced my Bamboo with a more expensive Manhattan tablet and the missing precision was definitely noticeable.
It's absolute blatant pandering of the most cutting edge tech-unfriendly browser to the young and geeky.
And what's amazing is that it's working. I've seen Inori gifs all over my tumblr, twitter, facebook...