Patreon and Q23 switching away from vBulletin


#1983

http://www.eeemo.net/

Zalgo.


#1984

Question: is there some notification option that puts the number on your avatar in the upper right corner, but doesn’t send emails (which always arrive way too late anyway compared to how long they took with vBulletin)? If not, there should be.


#1985

Oh yessssss!


#1986

Under Account>Preferences>Emails, you can click off “Send me an email when someone quotes me” etc, and also separately turn off “Send me an email when someone messages me”.


#1987

Thanks for the reply. So if I’m understanding correctly, the trick is to set threads you’re interested in to “watching” then do as you indicate to stop the emails. That way you still get the avatar notification without the emails? Would that also stop the general thread reply email notification and not just the ones from quoting/messaging?


#1988

The only emails I get are if people directly message me. So I assume so?


#1989

Eating Crickets wins! Yay. I can finally find out if it’s as non-appetizing and crunchy as it sounds.


#1990

Maybe he can roll the whole “eating crickets” thing into his review of Andy Daly’s Review?


#1991

Watch September’s Patreon requests video to find out if Tom gets into a car accident while driving and reading a list and explaining and counter-recommending things. Jeez. This is too tense.


#1992

He needs to step up his game and get a helicopter to film those “in the wake of the car” shots to intersperse with his monologue that would show the dust being kicked up behind Tom while he drives pell-mell for Barstow on the edge of the desert.


#1993

Long as he doesn’t stop there. That’s bat country.


#1994

It does get pretty lonely out there…

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#1995

It never would have occurred to me a video of me driving was distressful. Sorry about that. But you guys don’t, like, glance at stuff while you’re driving?

By the way, one of my favorite Pinball FX tables, Epic Quest, has the hero saying, “Bat country! Let’s stop here!”

-Tom


#1996

It was suspenseful, not stressful! Next time, record the video while taking a bubblebath, with a toaster balanced on the edge of the tub.


#1997

This is where the monthly Patreon show goes off the rails, with each episode showing Tom doing some new activity while reading the review requests: mowing the lawn, doing the laundry, making tea, cleaning the bathroom…


#1998

It was pretty stressful/distressful for me. You weren’t just glancing at stuff, you were looking at the camera rather than the road a good amount of the time, consulting notes, and maintaining a “conversation”. Not a fan.


#1999

…jumping the shark…


#2000

Bungee jumping over a shark tank.


#2001

If it’s gonna be that kinda party, I’m gonna stick my … mouse pointer on the increase Patreon donation button.


#2002

Time to setup cameras all through the house and livestream EVERYTHING baby yeah