Posts By DavidWest

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Go To Topic - Wallpaper Recomendations

Our recommendation engine isn't very good right now It's something that we will upgrade in the future.


4 days ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - ACP GAME bug

Hello FAS!

Are you getting any sort of specific error? Either a red bar or a 'whoops' page?


2 weeks ago

Dreams never die

ADMIN

Hello everyone!

From time to time it's a good idea to take a step back and look at how the websites are categorized.

We have some categories that aren't used very frequently, and sometimes make it more confusing for people to find what they want. A good example of this is the Cartoon category. Most of the Cartoon category is animated TV Shows that aren't anime. So it means TV Shows are in 3 different categories depending on whether they are anime, animated but not anime, or a different type of tv show.

Anime is a force to be reckoned with on our site, so it makes sense to have a dedicated place for it. But non-anime isn't quite the same. So we are going to make it simpler for users and non-anime animated tv shows are going in the TV Show category.

There are some other categories that are almost never used, and their content can fit in some more popular categories. The full current list of categories being deprecated is:

  •  Cartoon
  • CGI
  • Multi-Monitor
  • Pattern

Most of Cartoon is going to end up in TV Show. Most CGI and Pattern will end up in Abstract and Artistic. Multi-Monitor will go in the Category - Sub Category that makes sense for the individual image. We now have the by_resolution page and a really good cropping system, so separating out Multi Monitor doesn't make as much sense anymore.

Let me know if you have any questions!


2 weeks ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - ACP Games bug

Hey Coldwolf,

I should have this fixed now. Try again and let me know if you can access the page


2 weeks ago

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Go To Topic - New Feature! ACP Games!

Some updates to the city ACP game:
 

  • I have increased the drop rate of legendary items
  • Leaderboard
  • Defending creatures now attack back even if the attacker hit them for 0
  • Quite a few placement and display fixes
  • The click menu has a max height for people with lots of creatures
  • Users can now occasionally claim a free egg
  • When the server is down, you are lead to a 'server down' page instead of getting errors all over
  • even more!

I'm really hoping to see more legendary item drops from this. Also the tower is going to be even harder to take. Previously on a bad attack roll, a defending creature would not attack back. Now it will always hit back.

There's more on the way soon!


3 weeks ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - Aww Snap

JerseyGirl,

I have changed the recommendation page to use the same thumbnail that the view page uses. So if you encounter a massive image, your browser should no longer run out of memory.

If you want to download the full sized image you'll now want to head to the the view page (click on the image) and use the download buttons on that page


3 weeks ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - Aww Snap

I'm hoping to make some changes Monday that will help


3 weeks ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - New Feature! ACP Games!

Hey everyone!

Some people have a LOT of Alpha Coder Points (ACP). Using points to try and win raffles is one great way to spend them, but some people aren't interested in the raffles.

That's why today we are launching ACP Games! The goal of ACP Games is to create fun ways to spend points that you earn on the site doing things. We are starting out with one game, and will add at least a couple others.

ACP Game Hub: https://games.alphacoders.com/acp-game/

With the ACP you earn from using the sites, you can now buy eggs, which turn into either creatures or items. You can then use these creatures in games!

The first game is called The City. The city pits players against each other for control of territory, with the ultimate goal to be the king of the city by conquering The Tower! You use your ACP to buy tiles, and your creatures to attack and defend the tiles you have. Feel free to check it out and click around. You can see who owns which tiles, which upgrades they have on their tiles, and see the creatures they have on the map. There are instructions which are worth a read if you are confused.

Please let me know if you encounter issues, if you have feature requests, or have a type of game that you would like to see be part of ACP Games

Enjoy!

David

 


3 weeks ago

Dreams never die

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Go To Topic - Aww Snap

JerseyGirl,

I'm sorry this is happening to you again. I'm going to work on a better fix for it. Stay tuned! And same as last time if you can click a button to skip it before the page crashes, it should move to the next recommendation.


3 weeks ago

Dreams never die

ADMIN

Hello everyone!

Sometimes when users move on - they want to remove their account. Previously, users could only initiate this process by emailing admin@alphacoders.com, and depending on the account, we didn't have the backend systems to properly handle clearing out all the things that needed to be cleared.

We have now completely redone the user removal system - and it's something that a user can initiate without ever contacting an administrator, or having to send an email. Just go to your account settings, and click 'Delete Your Alpha Coders Account' to go to the delete account page! From there enter your password, confirm the deletion, and you're done! Pretty great, and pretty simple.

Let me know if you have questions or comments - and don't go testing that delete account process unless you really mean it. It's a real delete. The account isn't coming back

David


1 month ago

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