paul wheaton

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Nuts about permaculture. Have helped a fair bit with the engineering/innovation of rocket stoves. Have built a lot of raised garden beds. I have a controversial position on light bulbs.
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I'm pretty sure that at this time, all editing is suspended.
6 days ago
This is a feature that was added this year.  

I like the idea that it could be the new way that greenhorns get promoted to ranch hands.   And maybe it could play a part in ranch hands being promoted to ranchers.   And maybe a bit on how ranchers might get promoted to staff.   And so on. 

Until we get a bit more serious about it, I suppose it is mostly a bit of a novelty.
1 week ago
i removed "neighbors". 

As for the rest ....     i think we are well past time to give the cattle drive a massive overhaul.   I shared some ideas with the staff about a whole new generation for the cattle drive, but didn't get any takers.

1 week ago
I'm not sure, but I think the current settings are that only staff can edit.   We designed a richer algorithm for edit stuff, but it has not been implemented yet.
1 week ago
I see two question marks, but I am struggling to understand the question(s).
2 weeks ago
I suspect that we don't do that now.  If you could mock up what you are thinking of we might put it on the to do list.
3 weeks ago
We got funded in 18 hours!   And have since blown past four stretch goals!  Woohoo!

2 months ago
I have a 4-dvd set called "Wood Burning Stoves 2.0" - on DVD4 we make something to compete with a turkey cooker.  And then a blacksmith stops by and says "I think that would work as a forge.  So, in the video is the turkey cooker competition (rocket wins) and then about 20 minutes of using it like a forge.

And then Erica made plans:

Does this help?
2 months ago
Maybe a mockup of this thread?  Maybe a mockup of a forum page?
3 months ago
for me, I can hit the home button. Not sure if that works for everybody.
3 months ago

Piet Souris wrote:Given the strange outcomes last month: I wonder what criteria this 'gir bot' applies. Is that knowledge classified? If not, can someone in the know explain?

Strange outcomes?

For the staff, each time the staff uses certain tools, they get some points.  Some tools give more points than others.  If somebody doesn't activate some of these tools once in a while, the site kinda goes to dust.  So this is a tiny way to say "thanks!"

As for non-staff ....  I'm not sure.   I think a person gets a point for writing a post.   I think a person gets something like 10 points for writing a post that has a certain number of images or videos embedded in it.  I think a person gets a point for receiving a thumbs up, and for giving a thumbs up.   I think it is 10 points for receiving or giving a cow. 

I think there is some correlation with the scavenger hunt - have you fiddled with the scavenger hunt?

4 months ago
Late last night we got a note from the publisher that a person has been sick AND that the book should be going out today.

I am hopeful that the folks involved in this will realize their boo-boo collection (i see at least two dropped balls here - maybe there) and do things to make it right. 
5 months ago