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E-mail from Curse regarding password reset

Posted by Ackis Jun 03, 2009 at 19:23 UTC

In the past day or so, some people have reported getting an e-mail stating it is from Curse regarding a password reset. The mail looked something like:

Your CurseID password has been reset. To login, simply enter your username or e-mail address and the following password:

We encourage you to change this password as soon as you login.

Your e-mails have not been stolen/hacked, and this was not a fishing attempt. It was a template for the password reset sent by curse, and was sent inadvertently by the bulk mail provider for Curse.

Your passwords have not been reset.

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Author reward points, one month in

Posted by ckknight Jun 01, 2009 at 23:52 UTC

Hello friends, ckknight here.

We've been calculating points for the author rewards program for one month now. The numbers we had been using to give points was based on an estimate, which, after one month of business, has turned out to be a bit of an overestimate. You may notice that points generated are less than before, because of this.

We expect that, over time, the amount of points will increase as the Curse Premium becomes more popular (likely when the next WoW patch arrives).

I know it's a bit shocking, but authors had been getting roughly 40% of the Curse Premium revenue, now it is dropped to its previously declared 20%, though it is possible that this number may raise over time, mostly dependent on how popular Curse Premium becomes.

Any questions or concerns (from authors) can be addressed in comments to this announcement or by joining us on IRC on irc.freenode.net at #WowAce. I (ckknight) should be able to field any questions.

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Contests for BlizzCon tickets

Posted by ckknight May 22, 2009 at 22:42 UTC

Hey beautiful people, ckknight here.

We at Curse.com are holding three contests for addon authors within the Curse Network (i.e. WowAce and CurseForge). The grand prize for each contest is a BlizzCon ticket. You'll be able to compete in all three contests, but you can only win one BlizzCon ticket total. We're also going to be providing Author Reward Points for runners-up.

Note: for the BlizzCon tickets, we won't be providing travel costs. You'll have to get to California on your own. Also, you need to be at least 18 years old.

The contests will run from now until June 15th, you can submit any time from here until then, and you can also revise your entries up until that point.

You can find the contests at http://beta.wowace.com/contests/. Yes, this is the beta site for WowAce, but it still should work fine, the contests system was easier to make with the new system than having to backport it. CurseForge authors shouldn't have a problem logging in or submitting entries.

We're hoping that by having these coding challenges, it'll be a bit more fun and interesting than giving out tickets to the top 3 authors or holding a simple raffle.

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Premium Subscriptions Temporarily Disabled (FIXED)

Posted by Kaelten May 22, 2009 at 15:24 UTC

I just wanted to let everyone know that we've had to temporarily disable subscription signups for premium. There is a issue with PayPal and we'll have this worked out as soon as possible. Anyone who mistakingly received a canceled subscription email from PayPal will still receive uninterrupted Premium Service for the remainder of your subscription term.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and I'll keep you guys updated as things continue.

(UPDATE) This was fixed on saturday, again we apologize for any inconvenience anyone has had.

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Donation Buttons in the Curse Client

Posted by ckknight May 16, 2009 at 00:16 UTC

Hello, friends.

Donation buttons are now part of the Curse Client v3.0.0.5, which is great news for authors (including myself).

As it stands, users need to update the addon in the client in order to see the new donation links, but once that's there, they're quite visible.

Screenshot of the client:

Curse Client with Donation Link

Because the paypal button in the example uses the "Paypal" (non-hosted button) type, it shows up as OneBag3 (from WowAce.com) when clicked on WowAce, OneBag3 (from Curse.com) when clicked on Curse, and OneBag3 (from CurseClient) when clicked from inside the Curse Client. This should allow you to know where your donations are coming from without just guessing.

PayPal donation page

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