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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2014-11-28 05:08 pm

DW News: Happy December!

We've got at least a few more weeks to go before our next code push -- a few of our ongoing projects are in the 'not quite finished yet' stage and we'd like to get those a bit more polished before our next release -- but I wanted to make a quick announcement anyway: our annual December Holiday Promotion will once again begin 1 December and last to 31 December.

During the month of December, all orders (made by a logged-in account) for paid time or Dreamwidth Points will receive a 10% points bonus, saveable and spendable for Dreamwidth services in the future.

To take advantage of the promotion, visit the Dreamwidth Shop during the month of December and buy paid time or Dreamwidth Points, for yourself or for a friend. For instance, if you buy a 12-month paid account (350 points), we'll give you 35 points to spend later, once you complete your order.

The bonus only applies to purchase of paid time or DW Points; rename tokens or bonus icons don't receive points bonuses, since the cost for those is intended to cover the cost of delivering that service. If you buy paid time or points for a friend, the points will be delivered to you, not them: the points go to the account that placed the order.

Thank you to all of you who've bought paid time, DW points, or extra services this year. You're what allows us to keep this place running: since we have no outside investors, haven't taken any venture capital, and don't accept advertising, our income comes entirely from you. So thank you for helping us to keep this grand adventure humming merrily along, happy December holidays no matter which ones you celebrate, and here's to an awesome 2015.

(Comment notifications may be delayed for up to an hour or so after this post, due to the high volume of notifications generated after an update is posted to [site community profile] dw_news. This was posted at 1715 EST (see in your time zone).)
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[personal profile] veritas_poet 2014-11-28 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
When will embed work on this site?
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[personal profile] isherarmor 2014-11-28 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
For instance, if you buy a 12-month paid account (350 points)

This may possibly be a very, very dumb question, but does that mean a 12 month account is normally $50 (500 points) but will be $35 (300 points) as stated? (Or am I not braining words very well?)
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[personal profile] veritas_poet 2014-11-28 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I often try to embed YouTube vids and they rarely (if ever) work. It's never any objectionable content, just music and things of that nature.

Also, what about uploading photo images? I've never found a way to do that either.

[personal profile] passionfruit 2014-11-29 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Whenever it's this time of year, I never need to to buy more paid time. I think this year, a random user will be getting a surprise on December 1st.

Looking forward to future updates! Happy holidays!
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[personal profile] veritas_poet 2014-11-29 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks.
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[personal profile] sarajayechan 2014-11-29 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
I may need to buy my friends some paid time this holiday season... :3
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[personal profile] ruriair 2014-11-29 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
!!!

When was direct image upload implemented? The FAQ says e-mail is the only way. I'm not displeased but very excited.
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[personal profile] ruriair 2014-11-29 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
There's a good chance I saw mention of it and then promptly forgot tbh.

It's cool though; now I don't have any reason to use any art sites. c:
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2014-11-29 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Whee!
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[personal profile] boys 2014-11-29 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
thank you for all your hard work! and the extra sprinkling of elf magic that helps us keep up the points in our bank.

[personal profile] dzatochnik 2014-11-29 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
What about videos from nasa.gov, esa.int and bbc.com (and maybe commons.wikimedia.org)?
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[personal profile] marahmarie 2014-11-29 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
If one chooses the second option (upload images directly) is there a publicly viewable page the images can be seen on (like there is on LJ)?

I'm asking both because I'm just curious to know and because the answer, whichever it might be, ties into a Suggestions post I made a while back.
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[personal profile] lot 2014-11-29 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
And the happiest of Decembers right back atcha, DW team! Thank you for another year of reliable, friendly service ♥
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[personal profile] kj_svala 2014-11-29 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I`ve recently renewed my paid account, ahead of time for once because I had some spare money at hand, and now I read this, ah well ...

anyway, thank you for the work you put into running the site, it`s much appreciated!

one question: will there every be a community crossposting? As it is with crossposting from a personal Dreamwidth journal to the personal journal at Livejournal?
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2014-11-29 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Missed it by that much. Heh. I am looking forward to trying out the image upload feature!

[personal profile] jazzyjj 2014-11-29 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll be purchasing anything from here or pretty much anywhere anytime soon, due to my financial situation. But maybe I'll soon be the lucky owner of a paid account on here. Only time will tell though. However, I'm still very pleased with Dw, and I'd like to wish all staff and volunteers who work on the site the happiest of holidays! Your ongoing commitment to your users is very much appreciated, even free account owners such as yours truly.
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2014-11-29 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad I always read comments on news posts - I didn't know there was a direct upload thing already! And me with some pictures to upload, too. ;)

Edit: ...where do the images go after you hit upload? Is there an image page, or is the link supposed to show up in the yellow bar under the upload box after it's up?
Edited (improper use of news comments >_>) 2014-11-29 16:48 (UTC)

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