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Muratus del Mur

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  1. Thank you If others would want to share theirs please keep posting, i need a couple more, doesn't mater if you are young or ancient around here. Good or bad, just keep it honest and a personal view.
  2. You could also te me your overall experience with md, how long you've been around and how everything was for you.
  3. hi everyone, I need some testimonials type of texts, like for example what means MD to you, or how you would explain what md is to someone that has no clue. They don't need to be positive, but should make someone intrigued and curious. If you wish to help me with this, you can post here (if you want them signed by you), or send them to me in private (if you wish to remain anonymous) Thanks
  4. Touching words. Nothing is meant to last forever, that includes also you, me, anyone, not just "a game". From my perspective, i see MD as a place where people come, learn, evolve, get frustrated, revives their curiosity, they make friends, etc.. its a place, disguised as a journey. At some point in life, every such place you encounter teaches you a lesson, then you leave with what you learned. You go on, and the place opens its gates for an other one and so on. People always wished to expect from MD an end, while it has no end. Just think of the concepts..i started coding it when i didn't knew how to code, i put in it things i discovered through my life, and so did many. Such a "place" has no way of reaching an end, its not designed to do that. All i hoped was that over the years i build enough of MD that people _passing through_ it will find sufficient for their journey, not to trap them inside and promise them a conclusion that is not their. Each one finds its own way through, the difference is made by what they gather during this journey, in their mind, soul and life experience. I am the only one truly trapped in here, and as long as i live, Md will live with me, opening its gates to whoever is attracted by its mysteries. Wish you well, I hope it was a fruitfull journey, and as long as you don't self-destruct your account, it will always be here for you if you miss it.
  5. thanks for the clarification everyone. I was worried there was no interest. Sadly i did what i could with the interface, the things left will be done slowly over time. The radical change had to be done asap regardless of cost/outcome because the old one was based on things no longer functional. Also there was no way to keep the visual goodies of the old interface, and the new one is designed on different concepts..i expected this will not be easily accepted but i still believe everything its on the right track, just takes time to perfect and people to adapt. The new interface some hate so much, its something that i thought will never happen and md will die due to it, so..i am glad it is how it is.
  6. The lecture coins announcement was made longer after those that did not enjoy the new interface left or became highly inactive. So, what you are saying is that its simply a numbers issue? Not enough people to put things in motion?
  7. Because its limited use. Features are permanent use.
  8. Something is not working right and i try to understand whats going on. Except Chew-Steno coin, i have none on the list. Are you not interested in the available menus, or is it a lack of communication or don't know the "what to do next" part? Ofc its possible that not everyone would see this initiative as useful as i do, but without eliminating all reasons, i can't tell. Help me understand please from your own perspective, why the lecture coins thing was seen initially with great feedback, but nobody wants anything, even if its free/sponsored, ..maybe i can improve things? The student should look for the teacher, not the other way around...i just can't believe there are only teachers in md but no students ps. i didn't apply for any myself yet, due to lack of time, its a super busy period for me and i don't want to be the one that is not taking this thing seriously, but whats your honest reason?
  9. in this case i would prefer to finish the voting on the other private topic, then sponsor a coin (or more) for a25, i am sure Steno will understand what i mean soon. Normally i would have wanted to have these initial coins distributed to as many different people as possible, but considering the lack of candidates, its ok to have multiple per one. Mdscript is a good start for programming in general, but a25 might be of more interest.
  10. @Ailith can you please confirm you are still checking this topic and update the menus? I am not sure, considering your last email. Thanks
  11. this is valid for everyone, send me by email at mur@magicduel.com who the parties involved in the lecture are, and the subject/summary. If this comes from the person offering the lecture, i will need to double check with the one receiving it, to confirm they are happy about it. If it comes from the person receiving the lecture, i will award the coin to the one giving directly. I will try to keep a score synced with your "menu" too, thats why i want a very short summary, so i know where in your menu it fits. Here is the list of the current documented coins. I remind you that after the first 100, these will be recycled and each coin will keep its own history. I will probably do a more automated system, but for now manual management will suffice. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZwvQyRzHrbEhM4WSr9D-oX6CsIXvdlATzhYugQGkftE/edit?usp=sharing
  12. Ailith will be keeping the menu list updated and act as my assistant regarding this lecture coin thing.
  13. I must say i am impressed by some of the menus here, i can't wait to be a listener, some of the topic are simply amazing, especially those from your daily jobs perspective
  14. To avoid this topic going dead due to my lack of time, i need someone to help me create and maintain a list of menus, like an assistant. The assistant will not have access to reviewing private lectures, but eventually he/she might also help me maintain a list of given and transfered lecture coins (excel, shared doc). Anyone interested, post here, i will pick one person. The assistant will also receive periodic rewards for their activity, as usual. Thank you
  15. of course, you can go via any form of chat, or sunny bedroom you prefer, as long as you provide me a way to see you had that discussion and you are not just rewarding sponsored coins to friends. I will not have time to actually read what you talk, but i will just have a glance to see if the discussion is about the inteded topic, and then i will ask both teacher and student how they considered the lecture. This form of verification is just with these first coins, later on you will be free to exchange or trade them totally private, but now, in the beginning, is important they are received for actual value, so they will be used for actual value later. Then you fall in the category that has a lot to listen. This is not about bragging who has more to say, its about honest and valuable knowledge exchange. If you have nothing to share, but you are also not interested in anything current or future "menus", then probably yes...but if you just have nothing to say, yet you do wish to learn more, then you are a "good" MD player....if you wish that sort of classification It is risky to allow non-professional opinions into this, however, there are countless fields that could not possibly have "an expert" , and some people that are simply enthusiastic about a more abstract subject, could have a lot to share about it. Like you saw, i put on my menu "Python" even if i just learned it last week, but i put it on the menu because i think i have valuable things to say to a _beginner_. You can join with whatever you want, but in such cases, i will be extra careful and will review the info more indepth, to decide if its worth a coin or not, because that coin will mean you ere entitled of someone elses "hour". So yes, join, if you think you have valuable stuff to say, otherwise, join as listener to someone elses topics, i will sponsor the coin to the teacher anyway.
  16. sorry this is not how it works, and not retroactively. If i would give these coins for past actions, it means they are all already given, both me, chew, and several others had shared a lot of their valuable time with others already. Lets do this organized. You announce public what you "menu" is, people subscribe to whatever they want to learn from you, then i will personally supervise or interview the participants and decide if coins are to be given, or not. Lets don't turn these into a token of appreciation between friends, they are not a "like button"
  17. In order to benefit from the lecture coin, i wish to moderate any such initiative. This means: i should be informed of who the teacher is, who the student(s) are/is, so i can ask them if you really gave your best, and reward you your lecture coin for the hour you donated to this cause. I reserve the right to deny any coin rewarding for such activity that i feel it might be scam or undeserved. Also, in other words, if you have something valuable to share and find interested people, i will sponsor 1 coin per hour, up to 100 coins total. After this, coins should be put back in circulation by time exchange of similar sort.
  18. Over the years, in MD, many people learned things that eventually changed their life. In 15 years of MagicDuel, this is probably the most valuable thing thing one could obtain, along with lifetime friends. I want to revive this "MD spirit" So...what is this about? Let me try to explain it People can be divided in two categories, and all people belong to both so how is this ? Each one of us has questions but also answers. In your line of work, you might be paid with 100Eur/hour or 2Eur/hour, its still an hour of your life. There are many young people that might spend years of their life searching for something they love to do, or discover that something in the most unexpected place. Myself, i teached things i knew to md people, sometimes "pro-bono" other times because i needed them to do things, but either way, in the end, they learned something new. I wish to introduce a new value unit, lets call it "lecture coins". One lecture coin equals one hour of your life sharing knowledge from your line of work, regardless what your work is. You might be a good programmer, or a doctor (and yes we have several in md), or you might be simply a delivery guy thinking you have nothing valuable to share. One lecture coin equals one hours of your life, and in that hour you must share your knowledge from your field of work, as best as you can, as if your life depended on it. The person "listening" and learning from you, will discover the tips and tricks of your particular line of work, and might love it, or might just expand his knowledge about it for other use, regardless, that person, the pupil, will pay you one lecture coin for that hour of your life. With that coin you can "buy" time from someone else, equal also one hour of their time, sharing detailed and valuable info from their own knowledge. You might think...some peoples time values more than others, and thats true...but knowledge is knowledge, and if you are looking for it, its valuable, regardles how much it costs as monetary value its still an HOUR of someones life. The rules are these: For one full hour, you will try to answer any question, but also provide unrequested info from your personal expertise, as if you would have to teach someone to do your job the next day. You will put all possible effort into this, during that hour, and that person will rate you at the end, telling if you provided info that was valuable, or not. In exchange, you receive a lecture coin, that you will be able to use for same purpose yourself. Also, you will have a "menu" presenting all possible knowledge fields you could cover, regardless how stupid or valuable they might be. You could be a SEO expert or lawyer, asking for 600$/hour, or a pizza guy that could share tips and tricks about how to do that job better, its equal value. Think that you might change lives forever, losing just an hour or two of your life, you might make someone a better person, or earn a lifetime friend. I will be the first to donate time of my life to this. I will sponsor lecture coins to anyone that wishes to participate, and get people that want to listen to what they have to say, for one hour, and these lecture coins are payment i will accept for my own time, sharing information the best i can, from any field i might have something to say about. As example, i will show you my menu, for anyone interested: My current "Menu" is this: - Learning programming in general - Tips and tricks about webdevelopment and webdev tips and tricks accumlated over years, not easy to find online - How to start to learn python (:D i am new to it too, but i will share an hour with you, guiding you through the best and most time saving info i can) - Any question you could ask a webdeveloper with 20years experience paid with 50$/h, i will consider you paid me 50$ and act accordingly, but will do only knowlede sharing, not work in your place. - neural networks, robotics, and anything related i might know - a random choice of art related activity i will pick, that you could replicate - Anything else i might know and you know how to ask, to the best of my ability - a mix of all of the above, trying to the best of my ability to find something that interests you personally. I will consider you pay me double my hourly rate, only if you are satisfied in the end, even if its all for free. - psychological adice and personal experience share of how to overcome addictions (why not, i've become an expert from my own experience and from others) - cooking lessons of my favorite food adapted to your resources I will start sharing 3 hours of my life to either individuals, or groups, and expect other professionals out there to contribute the same way. Do you want to participate and learn new stuff. Either participate as a student or as a teacher. Thats it.. i hope this initiative resonates with you, because i think MD is about knowing people and learning from them, so if you are here, lets get organized Overall i plan to put in motion 100 lecture coins, that will circulate in exchange of hours of your knowldge. 100 should be more than enough, but i will start with sponsoring you if you offer to share hours, or learn, and with hours of my time, each valuing one symbolic coin. These coins will be also given as items in your md inventory, and medals will come for those that gather most. My time is very limited so i will select the people i wish to dedicate time to, but just ask...or offer. Thats all.
  19. might be happening to crits with collect field non zero, or crits with names in the predefined list.
  20. from the details i get from what you describe, its an issue that only affected some. Since mysql did not change nor was it upgraded, we can exclude db corruption. If this doesn;t happen anymore its kind of pointless to continue to look for a reason. If it does happen, you should trap the output of that cron, its probably a count() issue on a badly defined array.
  21. I don't really see how this could be related to the php upgrade, chew send me some details when you can, thanks.
  22. at this point all errors i know of where fixed, i am sure there are other errors i don't know about, please post them when you see them, thank you all for your help. I know this "method" of mine is totally unprofessional, and i could theoretically fix everything first on a test server, then test there, then move live, but i am much more "motivated" and fast when i have to fix live errors ..and a bit of downtime brings us forward much faster.
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