Tuesday, 16 March 2021
quote [ This tag is used to post videos. By inserting the url of the video's page. iow the link to the youtube page it will automatically retrieve the video details and embed the video in a spoiler box. ]
So, the SELINK tag broke a month or so ago because youtube changed the way their opengraph tags were setup. I think I've fixed all that, but in addition I've been able to update the OpenGraph scraper code that both the Prep Post and SELINK uses. So now you can pretty much use SELINK for whatevs.
Examples in extended.
Also, the post prep should be a lot more accurate in automatically grabbing thumbnails and things from problematic news sites like wired, the guardian, nytimes, etc. Not perfect but better. :D
Saturday, 20 February 2021
quote [ So, I chose Sensible Endowment because this site is basically an inheritance of the old community, it's also run primarily by donations, and, most of all, to be well endowed is to have large genitalia ;) ]
Wow. So, it's a been a bit of a year, huh?
quote [ There was an idea-Mookie knows this-called Sensible Endowment. The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could. Joecam died still believing in that idea, in heroes. ]
We're still hanging in there, I guess. Thank you to the folks still trying to keep this place active.
I meant 6 years. I'm very tired.
Oh, right. We are running quite low on subscribers, if anyone would like to help out.
Wednesday, 1 January 2020
quote [ 1 Jan 20, 14:04
:steele: JFC, it is too early for this shit. Login cookies were default set in the code to expire in the far, far off future of Jan 1, 2020. Fixed it, hopefully we don't lose anybody. Happy new year.? ? ]
Hopefully you have your passwords or your email account is up to date. If you can't get back in, email sensibleendowment at gmail and with your credit card and social security we'll verify your account and get you back in.
Thursday, 8 August 2019
Just a couple of things. About a month ago I got a report from one of our users that an email they only used for SE has started receiving spam. I've been going through the logs since then and haven't seen anything indicating that we've been hacked, but it's also not impossible. Now SE doesn't store your passwords in plaintext, they're salted and hashed. The only thing they really could have gotten is your email address, browsing data, who owns what socks, etc. (aka, my retirement plan for when I sell out to facebook.) If you use your SE password for any other sites (Which you really shouldn't.) you should still probably change them.
Also, I've been doing a bit of updates on the consequences of low karma for dealing with spams and trolls. So the new karma rules (subject to change as I flesh them out) are that you need greater than -5 points to comment, 15 points to mod, and 30 points to post. Negative Karma regenerates, and 15 and 30 are more than easy enough to attain for someone that takes part in the community, in my opinion. I was also working on a captcha for low karma accounts, but things went south on that. So it's been put on hold for a bit.
Hope y'all are doing well. I'm so freaking hot, I think Florida may be on fire again.
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
quote [ Oh, fuck yeah! You're so freaking hot the way you click that subscribe button. That's it, shower my naked body with your dirty digital singles. Make me your capitalist whore! Oh! God, Yes!!! ]
We made it another one! Thanks for being here, be sure to thank the subscribers that are still keeping the lights on around here. I'm still plugging away at code in the background trying to make my stupid new features work within our means while wondering why old features randomly stop working. Seriously, it's really weird. I think some of the site's functions are getting blacklisted. Or the site is haunted..., I'm open to the possibilities.
Not a lot going on otherwise; I'm fulltime caring for my grandfather who is in hospice now, so I apologize if I get a bit cranky... Unless you deserve it. ;)
Oh, and Oy the Cat is doing fine now, no more pee issues. But we're both a bit stir crazy. The road is calling.
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Everything is A-O-K! Except for that little beta issue I'm working on. But other than that we're totally fine! I totally didn't accidentally upgrade my secondary host before remembering to upgrade certain outdated subscriber management scripts. But if I did, and the patches I made didn't work, I would want you to let me know if your subscription suddenly disappeared tomorrow. Okay? Not that that's what's going to happen, but you can talk to me about that sort of thing. We're cool like that, right? You know, when I was your age, my subscription benefits used to disappear all the time. It's totally a normal thing and nothing to be ashamed of. You're just at that age where everything is new and exciting, and sometimes software bugs happen. Alright, champ? We good? I'm glad we had this talk.
Oh, and use your mods every once in a while. They miss you.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Something is wrong with the beta. I've got it so you can still see the entries, but for some strange reason, commenting isn't working right. I don't know why. I'm working on it. It may take a week or so to figure out a solution or a workaround. I know there's only a few handfuls of you that use it, but just for you to be aware, I am aware.
I've re-enabled one time payments for subscriber features. So if you've been waiting on that, they're live again. #GimmeGimmeMyMoneyMoneyMoney ;)
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
quote [ Holy shit, we're still here?
We're still here! ]
I am fucking exhausted. My cat came down with a bladder infection or something Saturday so he's trying to pee everywhere and the medication is giving him diarrhea. Oh boy! Bleagh. I'll try and give a run down in the extended but really I just need a nap. :)
Thank you for being you and thank you for being here.
Monday, 25 September 2017
quote [ conception said @ 12:55pm on 3rd Aug - reply
Had a random thought that I'm not sure what the current status of SE, future plans, how things are going for you with the site and that sort of information. A State of the Union Post or something. Would be interesting/appreciated!
Brief rundown of how things are going in the extended.
If you are a subscriber and not seeing collapsible comment threads and mods like +1 Lazor, please let me know. I've just had it brought to my attention that someone had slipped through the cracks and hadn't had their account activated properly for like two years. I'm hoping it was just the one person, but please let me know if you're a subscriber and don't think it's been activated on your account so I can make it right.
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