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Devaka Cooray

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Devaka started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. Devaka got his bachelor's in computer science from the University of Moratuwa, and currently holds SCJP, SCWCD, and SCBCD certifications. He is mostly known as the author of ExamLab , which is a popular exam simulator for SCJP certification.
When he is not wrangling with his JavaEE and enterprise projects, he likes to play with sneaky web application security stuff.
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Thank you for forwarding that dailyish email to me. The link in that email was not a freebie link. It was just a tiny ad.

Freebie links look like this:

You will get the bee keeping freebie again in one of the dailyish emails in future.

ana wynne wrote: then, this morning i get the daily showing bee keeping, and of course, its expired !!!

I just sent you an email. Can you please reply to it?

paul wheaton wrote:and if the freebie was offered more than once, the message changes to:

This freebie was offered ____ times. [...]

I just noticed that we don't have anything in the database to know how many times a given freebie was offered to a user. I can add a new database field to record this information, but it can't work retrospectively.

Can you show us the link which asked you to sign in to permies?
I don't see a major challenge to implement any of these.

Some comments:

paul wheaton wrote:And then either message is followed by

We have sent you ____ freebies so far, and you have collected ___ of those.   That leaves ____ freebies to be sent to you.  We send you a new freebie every few days.

That sounds a little bit confusing to me. What does "That leaves ____ freebies to be sent to you" really refer to? Does it refer to the freebies that were sent to me in the past but I failed to collect? Or the new freebies that I will receive in the future? Or both?

paul wheaton wrote:   - click here to see a list of threads related to this item

Where would that link go to?
Nathaniel - I made a change. Can you please check if it is working for you?
1 month ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're looking into it.
1 month ago