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Help needed.

Apr 30, 2001, 5:07pm
I program in VB and C++ between two to eight hours a day, usually
closer to eight because I love my work and program for leisure as well. I
saw this question when it came up, but I despise interrogating people for
enough detail to help them - so I left it up to others to squeeze enough
information before responding.

Now I see this...

> I give up, I will never ask for help again. Hope your happy.

Quite, actually.

> I have only asked for help once.

Really, I have no qualms with helping people with code. I've done
quite some amount of tutoring in VB and have pretty much seen it all.
There are no stupid questions, if they are honest questions.

> Don't say I never open myself to look at it, I did, I
> found a small thing that was wrong, fixed it and knew that was the
problem.

There are, however, stupid people. I'm not really about flaming, but
this last sentence below riled me. I've just got to say...

> You would have never found it b/c no one here knows my programming ways,
I
> do things different than most people. I hate loops, they never work
right
> for me.

"M a k a v e l i", you are a moron. Please, do not ever ask for
programming "help" again. At least until you understand some fundamental
aspects of programming, like -duh- LOOPS. What, do you copy/paste
repetitive code every time you want to do something more than once?

Get outta here.

-Sir Chaos

Visual Basic Bot Programming

Apr 30, 2001, 5:13pm
I would suggest anyone attempting to learn any form of Visual Basic
programming to ignore this moron 'm a k a v e l i'; he doesn't understand
loop structures, he isn't going to "help" you.

One can only hope this fool has figured out that "subroutine" thing; I
know it's hard. *smirk*

-SC

Hello and Two Cents

Mar 17, 2001, 7:29pm
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A Penny for your Replies

Mar 19, 2001, 2:25am
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The Absolute Eradication of All Active Worlds

Mar 23, 2001, 12:30am
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Colors Options....

Mar 2, 2002, 12:44am
This color thing has been a thorn in my side for some while. I usually
use red text on a black background for _everything_, and have to switch
color schemes every time I enter AW, just to know if anyone is talking.

If that is too complex, how about just having the AW chat windows *NOT*
use Windows colors? Then my/our schemes can stay put, and AW can stick
with white all it wants.

-SC

A concern

Mar 7, 2002, 3:32am
This is sort of a complaint, and sort of a question, but it's mostly
top of my wishlist that something be done. I wish for the permanence of
NAC builds.

Not a lot of citizens may know this, but it's been on the cancel page
at least since the price change: Thirty days after a Citizenship with AW
is "terminated" (and I assume this counts for peaceful "termination" as
well as forceful ones), _all_ property created by that Citizen is
_permanently_ deleted.

Now, I know that with a "trial period" and no tourists, we need some
way to clear out garbage; but this... this is kinda scary. Personally, I
feel as if my buildings is being held hostage. If I find I can't pay my
bills for a couple of months, be it for some emergency or whatnot, this
last year (for me, for others I am quite sure more) of work is at risk.
Much of my own fascination with AlphaWorld is its history and ancient (if
forgotten) builds, and a lot of my buildings are "portals" to explore these
old places. With a rule like this in place, AlphaWorld has essentially
ceased to accumulate them, and my portals are likely to lead to nowhere.
And of course, if *I* lose credit or internet connection or whatnot for a
couple of months (albeit the *right* months, as I intend pay yearly), or
just leave for awhile, the biggest reason to ever return would be to see my
stuff again, if not add to it.

But what really concerns me is the long run. The concept of "Towns"
and "Cities" is in danger with this policy in place as well, as user's
buildings will vanish with their accounts - as well as the roads and
landmarks that keep them. My first build, for instance, is in RiffTown - a
considerably large area marked out by Riff (#275011) which has been being
filled out for some years. What would happen to this neighborhood if Riff
loses his credit or internet or something? Would the roads disappear?
Would all those group projects written with Riff's Priv. Password way back
when vanish as well?

Even with a time differential this rule is a pain. AW History is at
stake. What about the citizens that have *died*? Even some of the trivial
junk can acquire great meaning as memoirs and monuments of Citizens past.

There's just gotta be a different way. Maybe those "trial accounts"
can build in what used to be "tourist mode" (to become "real" on payment?),
or maybe have it possible for one citizen to "claim" NAC objects, or
something. We need NAC builds to preserve inactive citizen's work, or the
history and expansion (and subsequent explorations by future citizens) of
AlphaWorld is _done_.

-Sir Chaos

A concern

Mar 7, 2002, 7:54pm
Use the map. It's easy, and you'll get some perspective on "available
space" in AlphaWorld. Really, we could double, even triple the space used
right now and still not even cover half of AlphaWorld.

As I said, with "temporary citizenship" there's got to be some way to
clear out the junk from new users. And it's true that there is a lot of
NAC garbage. But leaving only current citizen's builds extant is not the
way to ensure any sort of permanent landscape or history, not as it has
been before. I don't see anyone maintaining new towns (or cities) in the
future while short term and passing citizenry vaporizes progress. The only
way I can see of preserving a town is to propdump everyone's builds for
them, and THAT will take up server time much more than a filled database
will.

-Sir Chaos

blah im bored

Feb 22, 2002, 4:41am
Well, you can always check out my not-so-famous BRP (Big Red Pyramid)
with its pseudo-secret underground base (down the center tube). Warning:
My base (also my "home" where I appear whenever I log in) is an extended
doodle in glass, quite pretty I've been told, but not entirely logical. If
ya wander around in there long enough, there are portals to all over the
place, including every build I've ever made (friendly, intrusive, and in
the middle of nowhere) and all the weird places I like to hang out when
chatting in GZ. My first maximum-height skyscraper is near there, as well,
though not as exciting.

2186.3N 1461.8W

-SC

Hello and Two Cents

Mar 17, 2001, 7:29pm
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Suggestions

Apr 5, 2001, 2:23am
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Value of a cit

Sep 4, 2001, 7:08pm
So what you are saying, m a r c u s, is that if I buy four Citizenships, I
should get a World for free (as $20 * 4 = $80 "deducted from my world")?

What a novel concept. If I buy said Cits for friends, would it count?


-SC

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