Official Header Ad Changes, Warnings Points, Minor Adjustments + More!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Callum, Mar 28, 2020.

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  1. Callum

    Callum Retired MCTrades Owner
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    Hello Everyone!
    I'll start this off by saying that I hope you're all staying safe and keeping in-doors with this coronavirus situation and if any of you have been at all impacted by the virus I send you my prayers. It's been a little while since creating an announcement and for the most part, it was small alterations across the website but there is some information that needed to be told so I'll mention everything here.

    Header Ad
    As some of you may have noticed the header ad slot is no longer visible when attempting to create an ad and all advertisements that were in the queue have been cleared. This was done with good reason and there will be a new method of acquiring the header ad shortly, but first I need some feedback before I can continue.

    When the current ad has used up its two-month period users may only be able to purchase the header ad slot by bidding for it (via the discord). Every month an auction will be held to purchase 30 days of the ad slot, the minimum bid being the current ad price for a month.

    This is set in stone but what I would like to know is should we add a limitation that everyone that wins the auction must have at least a one-month period of not having the ad before being able to bid again?

    User Research
    A couple of weeks ago I made a post asking for users to fill out a google form as part of one of my modules and in return, they received a free user upgrade (for two months) and after 24 responses I decided to close the form as it was plenty for data analysis. I would just like to personally thank the following users for filling it in for me:

    Jami Chris K Ember Coops DoomRanger Ragnar TuesdayATB Njord Brano systems saintsgg ha P6G Pu1se Zycho ToggledHacks Poland PixiAlts Aphmoo GalasticMC MinecraftHack Looking4Cheapalts lemonmaster Host5

    Minor Adjustments:
    • The mini-profile layout was slightly altered and it will soon be changed again to have a more modern/slick look.
    • A "Create Thread" button was added to the top right of every page as a replacement for removing the transparent button that was previously in the bottom right as it was hard for some users to find.
    • A majority of the group information content was removed (now it simply displays the tag and description for now).
    • There was a notice regarding vouch copies added to the alts section.
    • A notice was added to the cape section to reinforce the ban of NFA/SFA accounts being listed there. it is strictly for FA cape accounts.
    • A bug allowing users to list accounts without linking them in the cape section was fixed.
    • All warning points that previously had no expiration date ("N/A") have now been replaced by an expiration date of April 10th, 2020.
    • There was a slight change to the cape account form in regards to the capes you could choose from.
    • The Obsidian requirements were updated site-wide.
    • A rule against having bots auto-bump threads was added:
      • 1.4.4 To bump your thread to the front page you must only use the up-thread function, the use of autobumpers or bots are strictly prohibited.
    Thank you for reading and please be sure to leave your response to the question asked above (the text in italics). Stay safe everybody.

    Sincerely,
    Callum
    MCTrades Owner

     
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  2. aeonian

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  3. sqlty

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    Great update. kingpep
     
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  4. Ember

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    kingpep
     
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  5. JCT

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    sounds great!
     
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  6. Moofie

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    kingpep
     
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  8. Justin

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    thats crazy
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  9. CallumsBoyFriend

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    Ok but who asked
     
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  10. disabledaccount

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    you said coronavirus prepare to get demonetized
     
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    Sick, but Auto Up won't be removed right?
     
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  12. Callum

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    Correct, it was brought to my attention that people were using bots to auto-post on their own threads periodically to bump it more often. That is not okay, the limitations we have on the Up-Thread function are very fair and reasonable so people should simply use that to bump their threads. :)
     
  13. Beau

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    Fantastic update.
     
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    yes
     
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