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Nickname Will W
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Signed On Nov 16, 2006, 17:56
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
37. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 9, 2015, 12:05 Will W
 
dsmart wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 11:26:

Thanks. The usual clowns (see: nin) who only attack me, instead of having a discussion, are still here though.

I have no opinion of you personally, nor nin, but calling someone a clown isn't exactly the best way to NOT pick a fight IMO.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
15. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 9, 2015, 11:06 Will W
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 10:11:
If squadron 42 is decent for my piddly $25 early investment and never bought any extra ships... the rest can crash and burn for all I care.

I'm in the same spot as you, It would be nice if the game turned out to be all they promise, but I just put my $25 gamble in for squadron 42...although I'd love to see the rest succeed, I only really care about the campaign. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the game crashes and burns, or comes out half finished and buggy, with all of the scope creep they've not only allowed to happen...but encouraged.
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support
33. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Sells 1M; Adds Mod Support Jul 8, 2015, 12:53 Will W
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 08:08:
Yeah well, these kinds of games are precisely interesting and exciting because of the high risk and penalty of death. My biggest gripes with most MMOs are the no-penalty deaths. I just dont find them fun or interesting. Several hours to tame a large Dino. What does that look like? You stare at a progress bar or what? Is there gameplay involved, because arbitrary time sinks suck balls...

Yeah, taming is a little bit of staring at a progress bar. First you knock out the dinosaur (Tranquilizer Arrow/Bow, Slingshot, or good old punching it in the head). Then, while it's on the ground, you have to keep it unconscious using berries or narcotics (which are made from the berries, and more efficient). You have to give it food in it's inventory, because as it lies there it will eat. As it eats, the "taming" bar goes up, and the bar showing how tranquilized it is goes down. So in that way, it is watching and managing those bars.

However, you don't have to stand there, you can go do other things while it tames....of course, there is the danger that another dinosaur (or player) will come upon your dino-in-training and kill it, or wake it up. So you do have to defend it a bit. I generally use that time to gather resources in the area so I can keep an eye on it and build up my house. The higher level the dino, the longer it takes to tame.

 
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News Comments > Medieval Engineers Announced
1. Re: Medieval Engineers Announced Jan 13, 2015, 12:13 Will W
 
I wonder how the Miner Wars MMO that many folks pre-orederd is coming.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
90. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 17:52 Will W
 
Wildone wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:47:
Yep you will just sent an auth code no problem

DangerDog wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:41:
Will W wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:24:
I didn't want to spend the $60....but I did it anyhow. I see that I have to install it online. Anyone know if I can move the installation over to a USB drive to take home? I'd much rather download it at work and carry it home then wait for my slow-as-molasses cable at home to download it.

I think it'll work, you'll need to authorize your computer at home but the files should move over just fine.

Sure enough, I just had to grab the folders from \Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\Products run the installer, and it recognized them. Now to dust off the joystick.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
77. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 16:24 Will W
 
I didn't want to spend the $60....but I did it anyhow. I see that I have to install it online. Anyone know if I can move the installation over to a USB drive to take home? I'd much rather download it at work and carry it home then wait for my slow-as-molasses cable at home to download it.  
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
32. No subject Dec 11, 2014, 18:00 Will W
 
winnetou wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 15:30:
The amazon associates central states:
In most cases, you earn advertising fees for visitors that come to an Amazon site and place any qualifying items in a customer's Shopping Cart within 24 hours of their arrival at most Amazon sites.com or 30-days for MyHabit.com. However, this 24-hour window for most Amazon sites and 30-day window for MyHabit.com will end before it expires once the customer submits his order or reenters Amazon.com through a Link that is not your Special Link. Once the window is closed, you will not earn advertising fees on any subsequent purchases.

Seems to be restricted to the session that was opened via your banner link.
I'll give the .de version a try soonish. Or maybe someone already figured out whether that works?

That's interesting....let me know if a bar code scanner shows up. I didn't click through the banner when I bought that since I thought the cookie would still be valid.
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
30. No subject Dec 11, 2014, 09:50 Will W
 
I ended up putting in the order myself (using the referral link) since Amazon wasn't reflecting the quantity available properly and it was messing her up. It was a few UPS's and a management card (that was the item they only had 1 of but weren't properly reflecting the stock on the page). 2 of the UPS's won't ship till January, but the three bigger ones should be shipping soon.

Do you get credit if I buy something that isn't "Shipped and sold by Amazon"?
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
28. No subject Dec 10, 2014, 10:51 Will W
 
Is there any way to directly link to products with the referral URL included? I need to get some UPS's, but don't want to keep telling our secretary to click the referral URL and search for the products....sometimes Amazon doesn't match the products correctly so I prefer to send her direct links.

I guess the other way would be to have her click the referral URL and then click the direct links? Would that work to give you the credit for the items?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2014, 13:51 Will W
 
Not sure if anyone is interested, but South Park: Stick of Truth is on sale on steam for 66% off ($13.49 US). I've been waiting to buy it for a LONG time.

Next I just have to get Wasteland 2 under 15$ and I'll be happy. :-P
 
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General Discussion > Got a popup today
1. Got a popup today Sep 29, 2014, 13:02 Will W
 
Hopefully I'm copying it correctly for you:

<iframe id="ComScorePingFile" name="ComScorePingFile" src="http://leadback.advertising.com/cs.ashx?site=783621" width="0" height="0" style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: none;"></iframe>

And the script portion was:

<script async="" src="http://uac.advertising.com/cs/beacon.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var _comscore = _comscore || [];
_comscore.push({ c1: "8", c2: "2115", c3: "0" });

(function() {
var s = document.createElement("script"), el = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.async = true;
s.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https://secure.uac" : "http://uac") + ".advertising.com/cs/beacon.js";
el.parentNode.insertBefore(s, el);
})();
</script>
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
22. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 18, 2014, 07:49 Will W
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 15:18:

Because every single state has different tax laws, and it drives them insane...


They never fail to refund it after being reminded...but they have our tax-exempt information on file and continually assure us that the issue is fixed. No other companies have this kind of issue, including ones like Walmart, Target, etc with B&M locations all over.

It still hasn't shipped. I'm spoiled by Prime I guess.

(Edit after I saw Blue's post....it did ship last night, shipping notice is in the dept. Mailbox)
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
18. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 13, 2014, 13:26 Will W
 
The printer hasn't shipped yet, so maybe that was another one someone else bought? I double checked to be sure the correct one was ordered...you freaked me out. :-) Keep an eye on them and see if they disappear. Amazon applied tax yet again. Sometimes they just credit the tax but sometimes they do a return and make it a new order. No idea why they can't get the tax crap figured out.  
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
16. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 12, 2014, 14:14 Will W
 
Ok, I just had our secretary use the link to order a couple of things, let me know if they show...It's a non-taxable business account, so I don't know if referrals will work or not but was worth a shot:

Brother Printer MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

EDS16PR 16-PORT Secure Device Server Rohs

The Printer was shipped by Amazon, but the 16 port serial server was from a partner, so let me know if you get credit for 1 or both or none.

 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
7. Re: Amazon Orders Aug 27, 2014, 08:39 Will W
 
It just makes me wonder if I need to clear my cookies or at least log out/back in to get the reference. Once the reporting system is back, let me know if my purchases went correctly. If they did, I'll get the serial box ordered....it's no rush on my end, there's still a ton of work that needs to get done before I can install it.  
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
4. Re: Amazon Orders Aug 26, 2014, 15:52 Will W
 
I have to order a serial server for work and Amazon has a good price for it, I'll order it with the referral link if we know that it's working now.  
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
3. Re: Amazon Orders Aug 26, 2014, 08:46 Will W
 
Both of my items have shipped, the Rotary Chimney Cleaning System, and the Timberland boots, so they should show up on the referral today. I wasn't sure on the chimney brush since that was backordered, but they must have found one stashed in the warehouse supervisor's office or something.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2014, 12:10 Will W
 
Ok, I emptied out my cart and closed the window. Then I clicked through the link. I did see the referral code on the inital page, but it disappeared once I went past that page. (I am a prime member, don't know if that matters)

I bought

Rotary Chimney Cleaning System

and

Timberland White Ledge Waterproof Boot,Brown,10 W

let me know if they show up on your referral list
 
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General Discussion > Site has white background in chrome browser on mobilt
3. Re: Site has white background in chrome browser on mobilt Aug 25, 2014, 11:08 Will W
 
Don't know if you're still looking...but yeah....I had to change the "customize" section  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2014, 11:07 Will W
 
How does that amazon click-through ad work? I have some stuff in my cart that I want to buy, can I click on that link and checkout for Bluesnews to get the credit, or do I have to add it after clicking through there, or do you only get credit if I buy the item advertised?  
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