Posted by ckknight Jul 16, 2009 at 20:57 UTC
Hey there, looks like we were able to get our hands (thanks to kd3) on the diff of the FrameXML for the upcoming 3.2 patch. I'll attach it below.
There's a lot of changes in it, it's 22k lines long.
Updated on June 29th, July 7th, July 10th, and July 16th
Posted by ckknight Jul 06, 2009 at 19:38 UTC
Hey beautiful people, ckknight here.
There has been some hub-bub about project approvals recently and one way we figured that we could help on the backend side of things is to introduce the concept of experimental projects. If you have a cool idea but nothing fleshed out, your project is best considered "experimental". This is especially true for libraries. Many of the best libraries out there have a lot of rehashing, discussing, even without much in the way of code. Previously, a lot of projects (especially libraries) were left in a limbo state where this should fill that gap.
You can flag your project as experimental when creating, or it may be flagged for you by an administrator while in the approval queue.
If you flag your project as experimental:
At any time, you may resubmit your project for approval to make it a non-experimental project.
Posted by ckknight Jul 02, 2009 at 17:10 UTC
Woo, the day has finally come when the author store is launched. A lot of hard work has been put into this, both on the technical end and on the business and legal side of things.
You can visit it at https://store.WowAce.com/.
If you redeem an item, you won't receive it immediately. For the first little while, I'll be going through and approving all the redemptions manually, just to make sure everything's running smoothly.
In case you didn't read the previous announcements, in order to receive points which can be redeemed at the store, you must have an addon which has over 100 installs (as determined by the Curse Client).
The author rewards program is our (i.e. Curse, Inc's) way of rewarding our content producers which create incentive for users to subscribe to Curse Premium. 20% of all Curse Premium revenue goes directly into the Author Reward Program. This is our thank you for all your hard work.
Addons receive author reward points based on their popularity as determined by the Curse Client. Due to the amount of addons out there and the vast diversity, even the most popular addons only receive a few percent of the total pool, so don't give up hope. There are a few other details, but that is the main statistic. We feel that that provides the best relation as to what users actually want who use our services. We don't want to reveal all the nitty-gritty details in order to prevent gaming the system. If you do suspect gaming the system by someone (e.g. trying to actively manipulate statistics, uploading addons that aren't theirs, etc.), please report it. We want to reward those who actually deserve it, not those who think that they're crafty.
As a side note, everything store-related as well as standard logins now use HTTPS for security reasons.
Posted by ckknight Jun 26, 2009 at 20:14 UTC
Hey there, ckknight here.
I've been slaving over the keyboard for the past few days getting some cool features in that I hope a lot of you will appreciate:
Posted by Kaelten Jun 18, 2009 at 15:52 UTC
Many people have very specific likes, and some people (like those with eye problems) have very specific needs. I think it's important to try to give a way for everyone to be able to use the site.
There are some very hard realities. We're not the greatest designers. At times we can bust our asses for days and be lucky to have something the won't make you run in terror. We're also under a very heavy workload and have a lot going on, and there is only two of us. So please keep in mind that the new design isn't really the target end point it's a stopping point into perfecting the main designs.
Approximately 25% of the users have voted a dislike for the new theme, with only about 17% showing a strong dislike. That's understandable.
For these reasons we've brought a theming system into the mix. It's currently not possible to replicate the old theme 100%, but it does give you a lot of control over the look of the website. The corners, the paddings, the fonts, and the colors, and more. We're also open to working with people to get more power added to the theming system so that their needs and wants can be met.
I'm hoping that as time goes by we'll be able to see an amazing set of templates that will provide to the needs of all of the users.
So I apologize to the people who are hating the new theme and want something different, or just the old one. However, I do thank you for all of the feedback and the honesty with us. Please keep it coming.
A few links people may find useful: