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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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  1. Unless you have cash to throw around, I’d say wait too. I’m not sure if it will be abandoned this time though. They are finding uses for it in industry and medicine. One example I saw on America’s Got Talent (of all places!) was to help people get over phobias. They used it on Howie Mandel since one of his many phobias is fear of heights.

  2. Yeah you do wonder how the system keeps going. We do have a bit of room for lower rates. The Bank of Canada raised rates a couple of times in the past couple of years. It's just when Trump started his shit that we've had to look at lowering them again.

    We don't have any of our retirement savings in interest accounts. Some are in bonds, but most are other kinds of investments. I don't know all the details because we have a financial advisor who looks after everything. :P We have some stocks, but our advisor stays clear of anything volatile.

  3. The problem with low interest rates is the effect on investment. We’re heading into another recession though with the protectionist governments, so they will probably have to lower interest rates again.

  4. ? If she can’t access her account, she wouldn’t be able to send you a PM, or are you referring to another forum? Her account is fine so she should be able to request a password reset, unless she doesn’t have access to the email account she used to register.

  5.  If I wanted you to leave, I would have said so. Deleting the original file and then uploading it again where a new release thread would be created made no sense and broke a lot of links. We need the threads so I have the option to migrate to other forum packages that don’t have download areas. They handle file uploads as attachments to forum threads.

  6. If you were thinking of checking this out, this might be the weekend to do it. Bethesda released another update and are having a weekend sale. You can get chests in the store for 25% fewer gems. I have enough gems to buy an Elder chest without having to use any real money. Gems seem to be dropping a lot more in the recent updates. Beth has also guaranteed that the chests will have a lot more smithing and construction materials and armour or weapons. I’ve gotten some much needed upgrades.

    In the previous update, Beth also introduced secret rooms in the job dungeons, which I think are randomly generated. The secret rooms always have a chest and other treasure.

  7. 10 hours ago, Iliana said:


    I really don't know what to say.

    I chose to host my mod exclusively on your site for all these years and I made one small request in 2015: not to have to have a support thread attached to it. You reluctantly agreed because I was rather stubborn about. When I clicked on the "Support" button on my mod at the start of this month, nothing happened, so it was still disabled then.

    I thought it would be nice to beautify the mod page with some of the old screenshots and tidy up the files a bit on the 10th anniversary of the mod's first release (June 2009) and maybe make a few fixes. But unfortunately that seems to have broken the block and a support thread was generated.

    You provide so much for various WIP and released mods with sub-forums, wikis and the like. I had a different preference and it did not seem like a big ask. It seemed like a win-win situation, my preferences were met, and you had a mod exclusive to your site.

    As for the 403 errors, adding a page redirect would have been simple enough if it really bothered you.

    Anyway, I'm leaving now and with a bad taste in mouth. This is not enjoyable.

    Edit: Just one more note. My upload which you just deleted AndalayBay, contained nine files. This old one you restored contains only three. People must not blame me for the missing files as I clearly no longer have control of my account here.
    The contents I had uploaded were:
    00 Elsweyr Anequina (the new repackaged one with the updated bsa's, lost)
    01 Elsweyr Anequina Official Patch (new, lost)
    02 Elsweyr Anequina LandscapeLOD Quick Fix
    03 Optional - No Spiders Patch
    04 Optional - Pruned Gardens Patch (new, lost)
    05a Optional - Elsweyr Anequina Alt - Valenwood Improved Patch (lost)
    05b Optional - Elsweyr-Valenwood LandscapeLOD Quick Fix (lost)
    06 Alternate - Elsweyr's City of Rimmen (new, lost)
    07 Screenshots (lost)


    You should have fixed the original upload rather than creating a new one. I can’t do a redirect as the entries are created by the forum software. If you aren’t happy with the service here, then upload your files somewhere else. I’ve really had enough of this crap. None of you are helping me with the server fees and I really can’t afford to keep paying them.

  8. 1 hour ago, Envy123 said:

    Yeah, all support would be provided by me in the above forum. Or you could ask for support on the Nexus.

    As Iliana said, she has retired from modding and I am basically carrying the torch for Elsweyr from now on.

    Once you release your mod, that forum will be removed. If you upload your mod here, you would do so in the released mods section where the public can download it and a thread will be created in this forum.

    We need these release threads in order to facilitate the move to other forum software. Many packages do not have a file download area. Files are stored as attachments to forum threads instead.

  9. On 2019-06-16 at 10:15 AM, Iliana said:

    It's your site, you can do as you please. However, if you no longer wish to honour our agreeement, I'll just create my own workaround.

    To begin with, I'll simply reduce my file footprint on this site to an absolute minimum and decouple the mod from this particular thread ... like so ... although moving around files in that manner does break a lot of inbound links.

    Don't worry, I'm not going to delete all of my files from this site. I still support the Assimilation Lab as I have been content with the site despite our current disagreement. ;)

    The ideal solution would have been to stick to the agreement and keep the focus on Envy's Pelletine mod and the discussion threads for that. Because Pelletine is a dependent mod and Envy is now intimately familiar with my mod, that would be the best place for any "Elsweyr mod support" type discussions.

    What bloody difference does that make? Now as you’ve said, all you’ve done is broken a ton of links. Please restore the original file or move your files elsewhere. Nobody has ever posted in this thread until Leo bumped it. You could have ignored that and this thread would still be empty.

  10. More updates. Bethesda has continued to release updates for this that tweak the balance and costs. The updates are looking good so far. They’ve added another feature to the Arena that allows you to have one-on-one battles with a miscellaneous NPC. These are quite easy so far and a good way to collect some gold. Bethesda says that the PvP battles are “coming soon”. Personally I’m not interested in that, but it sounds like it will appeal to many players.

    I’ve found that the updates award a lot more gems, which I’m really happy with. I was also given the Watcher’s Helm and Sword in my new game, which I really wasn’t expecting. I got them much later and really didn’t need them anymore, so I sold them. I’ve also gotten a few other gifts for my early play that have really helped. The dungeon crawls are still quite repetitive, but Beth has added more wilderness jobs to help break the monotony. I still wish I could fire a spell from a distance, but I’m starting to figure out the timing in combat, so I guess I can say I’m liking this more and will continue to play.

  11. 1 hour ago, Arthmoor said:

    There are always things people think are worth keeping. On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

    Around here, protecting the discussions around the UMP would be valuable at the very least.

    Have you tried contacting Xae for the backup? Apparently he has a full backup of DC before taking it down. I can work with a database backup to restore the thread here, or give you the SQL queries for you to do it for AFK.