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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2009-05-07 12:10 am

Update: Seed Account Re-sale, Free Users + Custom Styles

Two things for you today!


Thing the first:

We have not been able to finish and fully test the new site functionality that enables people to purchase accounts without a PayPal account. Instead of finishing it up an hour before the first sale is scheduled and crossing our fingers that it works, we've decided to push the sale off another week.

The new time of the Seed Account re-sale is Thursday, May 14th, 9PM EDT and again at Friday, May 15th, 9AM EDT. In total 200 accounts will be available.


Thing the second:

People with free accounts have probably noticed that a few days ago we took away the Advanced Customization area of the site. (The pages that let you make a custom style.) We had never intended for it to be available unless you paid, and having it on was an oversight on our part. After we turned it off, we got to hear a lot of really good comments from people and we reevaluated the original decision.

We've turned it back on, but gave free users a pretty low limit on the number of styles you can create (1 custom style, up to 5 layers). Short story: you can once again go back to customizing and importing styles from other sites. Sorry for the trouble!
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[personal profile] torina_archelda 2009-05-07 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thank you! <3
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[personal profile] elphaba_of_oz 2009-05-07 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Can all current users buy them?
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[personal profile] ioevri1 2009-05-08 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
I have been up clicking tonight (in the UK) trying to buy one and JUST saw this. UGH!

Thank you for posting info about it and how much it costs. I would like to buy one for myself... when it is available, will it show up under paid accounts? Or will it be different link?

Is it possible to post a link to where it will be? Also what is PDT? Is that pacific time aka PST? Being an American in the UK, I have gotten myself all turned around in trying to sort out when I need to be awake to buy a seed account.

Any help in the right direction would be appreciated!
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[personal profile] ioevri1 2009-05-08 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the prompt reply... now I am really confused! I think this ENT bug is doing me in! I have been up since 2AM my time and I need to get back to sleep! I was a travel and tourism major when I lived in the states and we didnt use the EDT but EST and the like. So London time aka GMT it will be one am and one pm?

A friend said it was at two! I just need to get it sorted corretly so I dont miss out. I am definately buying one for myself! Will I be able to PURCHASE A PAID ACCOUNT for someone else at the same time (not necessarily a seed account) Or will it have to be two separate transactions?

Thanks again for the help. (again!)