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Staff Changes, Bug Fixing and Chat Rule Updates
Hey guys, gals, and nonbinary pals!
I know it doesn't look like much on the surface right now, but we've had a lot of changes going on behind the scenes in the last few months -- and are hoping to have even more going forward! Here's the basic rundown:
Our skeleton crew of staff is more like a skull slithering around on a spinal cord, but we're still here and kicking. We've welcomed long time Assistance & Mod team member Bobbie (#29063) to the admin team, and it's all hands on deck to pare down the backlog of issues.
Sam, Kit and I are still on bug busting duty. But while we work on the list of known bugs, we still need your help! If you come across anything on the site that doesn't seem to be working right, please submit a report through the Issue Hub. Broken code, items not showing up, items or features not working as they should, even just things that look like they need to be fixed or addressed by site maintenance -- let us know! We'd MUCH rather get duplicate reports than not be aware of improvements we could be making.
Finally, and perhaps most relevant to many: we're relaxing chatroom rules
You are now free to discuss sales, services, trades, contests/giveaways, and ask for any type of assistance in the main chat!
Using the Shoutbox will still be a more reliable way to advertise, and rules regarding begging, spamming, obnoxious behaviour and pity parties still apply. We will revisit this decision if we find people are breaking those rules more readily, but we hope these less stringent chat rules to be the new norm for the forseeable future.
Posted by Ehm (#93) on Feb 26, 2020
Extra Life 2019
I've been quiet for a few weeks but that's because I've been preparing for the first annual Extra Life marathon at the maker space where Sam and I volunteer!
This weekend we will be using our off time to work on Some Alacrity issues (like the paypal and email verification issues) but while we are fundraising you can catch us on our twitch stream with our friends Joni and Mike. We will also have some indie devs come do segments of their games.
I know this isn't strictly Alacrity related but Sam and I just really wanted to share it with you guys and with everybody! I'm hoping you guys could help get the word out! If you are feeling generous enough to donate we are doing donation incentives throughout the 25 hour stream.
Thanks guys and I look forward to seeing you guys checking our the stream! Also keep your eye out for bug fixes this week!
Posted by Kit (#7244) on Nov 02, 2019
DONATION PAGE :: PLEASE READ
We have changed the donation page to give you the option to donate money directly to the staff of Alacrity.
Right now the buttons do not give you the bones/items, but DO provide money to a staff paypal account - there's a hold on it I'm still working through that seems to be preventing the donation redirect from functioning as intended.
If you donate using the staff buttons please submit an issue to the hub and we will manually credit you (with an automatic double bone special) until we can fix this issue.
The parent company donation links are still available if you follow the posted link. We have not been able to fix those buttons - we believe it is an account issue at Paypal and we do not have access to that account. We've made them aware that their donation page hasn't worked in a long time. Hopefully their coder will fix their buttons soon, but as we have no access to that WE ARE NOT PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR THOSE BUTTONS AT THIS TIME. If you use the buttons on that 2nd page to donate you will not receive your bones or items. We are very sorry about this situation but we simply were never given that access.
TL;DR: If you donate to the staff we can give you your bones. If you donate to the parent company you have to take it up with them and we have had no luck with that, so, we do not advise you do that. :)
Posted by Kit (#7244) on Jul 13, 2019