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Richard Gorny

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Wow, thanks a lot Burra, you might actually delete this topic as obsolete :)
6 months ago
I have found this article today, I believe it is a great way to promote RMH's.

http://www.valentinakarga.com/?p=1779

6 months ago
"Report a post to the moderators" :D

I have never seen a post worth doing that here, either the people are too nice, or the mods are too quick .. ;)
I have finally found a way to eat my sunchokes without a gas mask afterwards ;) Fermenting seems to work just fine. Either sliced tubers, or whole, both work. Sliced one are ready in less than a week, for whole ones I had to wait a bit longer. I have used just salted water and some spices.
6 months ago
There are at least two types of URL's on permies forums:

Short one: https://permies.com/t/74047/
A bit longer one: https://permies.com/t/74047/critters/Goat-rejects-baby

Both lead to the same post, but the second contains information about forum section it belongs to. Maybe that helps?

Nicole Alderman wrote:

Richard Gorny wrote:Sometimes a better description of what is the topic of the link would be nice, but in general it works fine :)



I know how you feel! I hate clicking on links when I don't know where they go. Sometimes the writing lends itself to being fun and not as descriptive of the thread, and it feels clunky to add in a description of the link...and it might make the dailyish longer, and it looks like most people like it short and sweet.

I'm wondering if, in these circumstances, it would be better to do the whole html like https://permies.com/t/73443/type-dailyish-Apple-Poll rather than the shorter https://permies.com/t/73443/. I honestly like the longer htmls, as they give me a clue as to what I'm clicking, but the shorter ones do look cleaner. But, then, would it look funny if some of the links in a given dailyish were the long ones, and others were the short ones? 



For me, it would be enough if I knew the forum category the link leads to. For instance, if I knew that https://permies.com/t/67542/ leads to the meaningless drivel section of the forums, and https://permies.com/t/74047/ leads to critters, I would have been able to make more informed choice - to follow the link or not.


Sometimes a better description of what is the topic of the link would be nice, but in general it works fine :)

paul wheaton wrote:If I bought an egift of netflix, I think the recipient would understand that in order to redeem it, they would need to create a netflix account.



I have never used netflix, but for many ebook/music online stores it is not necessary to create the account in order to pick up a gift in a form of download. A unique download link is sufficient since it can be used only once.

If the gift was let's say a monthly membership to the site, that's another story, account is a must.

Anyway, the recipient has created the account and was able to download the pdf, all works fine.

Devaka Cooray wrote:

Richard Gorny wrote:I have already acquired access to all three test items (as rewards in Paul's kickstarters). In this case, the option "Buy it as a gift" is not being displayed to me, but it should be available (assume I want to give it to someone else).


Richard, it should appear at the bottom of the thread - just above the "boost this thread" button. Do you see it?



Thanks Devaka! Okay, it  was my mistake. I was looking in original post for each item. The bottom position is a bit hard to notice :) I should have read your instructions more carefully, apologies.
I have purchased playing cards pdf, all worked well - easy, smooth and fast. The recipient has received the link very fast.
The recipient must have an account on the forums in order to be able to pick up a gift. That limits "target audience" a bit.
I would add a short info at the start that the buyer will be asked for email address of the recipient on the next page, or something similar.
I have already acquired access to all three test items (as rewards in Paul's kickstarters). In this case, the option "Buy it as a gift" is not being displayed to me, but it should be available (assume I want to give it to someone else).