NS please do not take this the wrong way! CM me if you have any misgivings.
Ranger's error is unrelated to all of the others. Those are now fixed.
Ranger's error is due to him retiring all of his characters, which chokes CB. I plugged the hole he used to do it so that no one else can get into that situation in the same way. Basically, when you do, CB has no idea what your default party is (the one selected in the sidebar), and the sidebar doesn't work to allow you to set one.
Thankyou for letting us all know something we should not do!
Forgive me if I'm in no rush to help someone quit after I took huge amounts of flak from all sides for breaking the CB rules to let him come back with his stuff not even a year ago.
NS I can understand the sentiment and technical position you are explaining. However I must point out that you did not even CM me to find out what my role in this was. He retired everything and was walking out the door when I messaged him and said I would run his char for FREE while he took a breather. I would rather him Xfer a char such as Horror than to retire it and let it and everything on it rot no matter what the reason. Now you know.
Consider that a lesson very well learned. Ranger, your account is fixed. Logout or refresh the sidebar.
Interesting that this is actually the second time since I did that that he is quitting.
Not trying to be mean but "Are you kidding?" Ranger has a cycle he quits and comes back it's what he does everyone knows it so this shouldn't be news.
This is why I hate helping people, and why Jon never gave an inch to anyone. In a lot of ways, Jon was right.
Don't base all of your decisions on the actions of one.
Everyone says "Do this and I'll stay", "Do that and more will come", "Help me with this and it'll be better for CB", "CB is dying because you didn't do that", etc. It's all nonsense.
Of course it is however constructive criticism should be welcomed yet not taken personally. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to me you are taking it personally.
You guys are REALLY wearing me out.
NS I have continually thanked you for everything you have done. It is awesome that you are doing so much now.(everything to us is visual so if you were doing stuff before thanks for that too!) Just understand that people will ALWAYS ask for more it is simply a part of our nature. Do what is within reason of your personal limits. Screw the extra unless you just really feel like going the distance.
Yes, nothing ever gets done... except for everything that does. Nothing is ever changed... which is why I keep breaking CB (duh?) There's nothing revolutionary... except for every big idea I've implemented so far. Everyone wants to help... except for every single person that I've ever asked for help from, outside of small spurts that don't last. Including the almighty Ranger.
There's little to no organization and even then just like you it is on off time. Once again thank you for all you do regardless of how you are thinking now or as a result of something said we really do appreciate you!
And a list of about 25 other people that is far from devoid of most (not all) full/sub/t-admins and chat op staff.
I've said it a million times give me stuff to do and I will try my best to get it done. What really pisses me off is the hurry up and wait attitude that I dealt with before. I got EVERYTHING asked of me completed within a very small timeline and ended up waiting for months on everyone else. That should speak volumes of my personal work ethic NS.
That's not completely fair... Natasha is the exception. I've actually been the one dropping the ball with her, not the other way around.
To me personally that is unfair as I just do not have the skills necessary to help code. It is a personal failing I know however there is other things I can do IF I have the support/backing I need.
She has a bunch more rituals designed that I didn't finish coding up, she's constantly testing and finding fixes for things, and I run many ideas by her as a sounding board. She's got the whole codebase in her head, and yet never seen a line of it. Thanks, Nat.
Indeed the Rituals have been awesome thanks again Nat!
Anyway, these errors are all fixed. And I'm still here, even if everyone else quits.
I have never been far away NS, even when I had no char to play I still lurked the forums and thanked you continuously. Keep your head up we may beat on you a bit but remember this we have been bereft of upfront visual changes until you jumped in the saddle and made it evident. Your work, and that of others helping you, is like water to a person dehydrated. It's a given that we will clutch at you desperately and cry for more, just give it to us in the doses we need rather than want and I am sure we will be fine.