UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Great File Cleanup 2018

Posted on 2018-06-02

Evening all! I'm sure we've all come across a file that we really wanted to download, but found that we end up with a page that simply says "File Not Found". It's annoying. We feel your pain. You can help us to clean up these files! When you come across a file that doesn't actually have any files attached to it, you can click on the grey "Report this file" link near the bottom of the file page area. This will give you something that looks like this: When you select the Missing File option, your report will be placed into a special category. If moderators don't happen to have the original file on hand (which we tend to keep when approving files to make sure they work) they will send the original author a PM asking for a re-upload. If the author doesn't respond within 7 days, the file and support topic (if it has one) will be hidden. There are currently 2,760 file records in our database, and i'm almost willing to put money on the fact that ~15% of those files are ghost records (file records in our database without actual files saved on disk). Members who are particularly diligent will be awarded the Helper badge and will be displayed next to all of your posts and on your forum profile. It's like bug-hunting.. but for things that aren't there.. Happy reporting! Akky out~

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Crowdfunding; The New Set of Goals

Posted on 2018-06-01

Afternoon all! Back in March this year, the staff had a few conversations regarding the Donation Goals we periodically created in order to keep the forums afloat. While the Goals did what they needed to do for the most part, there was still the other reason that the Goals were created that wasn't being fulfilled. This was for the Devs to earn some monetary recompense for their hard work. As the Donation Goal platform wasn't fulfilling that need, I went ahead and purchased an App for our forums that can do everything we need it to. Crowdfunding. We were going to leave the App offline until one of the Devs could create a code related goal, but since the discussion in https://rathena.org/board/topic/115859-multi-mod-auto-replies/ I thought we may as well go ahead and open up the platform now. You can find the link under "Supporting rA" in the navigation bar. Projects can only be created by staff for forum related apps/plugins/fees or for code projects/enhancements/features for the code itself on github. The project owner receives the donation values to their account credit, which they can then disperse to other staff if they want to share their funds. This platform gives the Devs all they need to get a little bit back. While some of the staff have voiced their thoughts on opening this platform up to regular members, i'm holding off on that until we can find a way of ensuring that project owners will complete their project once the goal has been met. We'll try a few small project goals and see how we go. If the platform does indeed do what we need it to, then we'll begin to think about releasing larger projects to it. Akky out~

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Policy Updates

Posted on 2018-05-22

Afternoon all! As part of the on-going GDPR changes on our forums, a new set of pages have been created to display a concise Privacy Policy which outlines everything with both a full version and a simple-to-understand version. You can view this page here or by clicking on the link at the bottom of any page. Under section 6 you will also find a link to our new Cookie Policy which explains what cookies are, how they are used, who uses them and how to get rid of them. Please familiarise yourselves with these pages in order to keep yourselves informed. Thanks, Akky~

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