cool thanks @Ryan :) i think ive almost mastered the channel mask thing! the problem i had before was that i was trying to use a curves adjustment layer to increase the mask contrast instead of pressing ctrl + m
really makes me think I should focus on either a private video based course or look to getting published. I'm going to work on writing a few chapters and see if I can get Peacehpit Press to publish me.
I called them out on every single comment on the video. Anyone who said, "Thanks for this great tutorial" I replied, "you're welcome because I'm the one who made it. This guy just stole it." with a link to mine
I bought a book on amazon that had a lot of positive reviews, and it was extremely disappointing in content. I wonder if that pay for fake-reviewers phenomenon is as prevalent there as it is on youtube?
Book of Ideas is just that: an outpouring of what one creative director and designer has discovered from many years working in the strange and endlessly fascinating world of the creative industry. Sharing advice on everything from inspiration to inbox control, facing your fears, finding happiness in your work, the art of self-promotion and beating creative block. It is also illustrated with some of the most important and resonant portfolio projects. Book of Ideas is an invaluable tool to any creative at any stage in their career.
well in this case i was looking for some personal insights on design criticism and personal design insights. but the sections in the book had a page dedicated to each with about a third or more of the book showcasing the author's portfolio. it felt like more of a "hire me" book than anything of any substance
@Ryan yeah, there are tonnes of beginner design manuals like that
@Ryan Charcoal is not my project. I just happen to be a contributor. || Thanks for reminding me I have poor people skills . . . But in all honesty I think you're a bit upset about us because of that previous misunderstanding on meta.GD. And I wasn't even involved in that drama. || I didn't "ask a more inexperienced user". I asked a moderator on Stack Overflow that I talk with much more easily, and definitely has more experience in destroying spammers and their account.
@M.A.R. I've been a moderator for 2 and a half years and a member of Stack Exchange for nearly 5 and a half years. So... I've been a moderator longer than the person you asked has even been on StackExchange. And you were involved, I literally linked to where you were in the conversation last time.
well you just stated " I asked a moderator on Stack Overflow that I talk with much more easily, and definitely has more experience in destroying spammers and their account" and I was just seeking clarity if a mod that also assists in charcoal or if charcoal is allowed to destroy?
Now you went to your person in Robotics or whatever who confirmed. You also asked in your spam chat thing and ArtOfCode further confirmed what me and Vincent told you last time and what I again told you today. We have no way to see what you all are removing as spam
@M.A.R. Speaking for myself but I think when someone in Charcoal comes in here members of the site might have an automatic defensive wall present due to historical experiences. I commend your efforts but I think the members who assist in Charcoal should work on the execution as it does sometimes seem like a site takeover experience. Just from my point of view.
I'd like to say I could always give you an answer but you guys need to keep in mind this site works somewhat differently then say SO. We give a little more wiggle room and at times, as stated, the best course of action is to post on meta so everyone has a view.
@M.A.R. theres no reason to think oh well, then the fruits of the labor do not help anyone. I'm just simply making some suggestions in the process as I know from communication other members from other sites have the same feeling.
@Ryan there is merit in Ryan's statement, too. This is either the third or fourth time someone from Charcoal has made a claim on how we handle our spam but there is not facts, documentation or evidence to support the statements and when we request it we get backlash.
@DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ Oh, unlike meta.SO and occasionally meta.SE, which have this SO-ic mindset to them, Charcoal always considered the sites in the network separately, which is how me as a guy from Chem.SE felt welcome there
I would love to work and think the initiative can be justified but when a charcoal member comes into our chatroom and makes claims of poor turnaround with no evidence we will continue to take that personally
"Most of charcoal admins are already mods." - false by my count about 30% are mods
"Aren't you saying what we might be doing is illegal" - no I never said that. I said you need to talk with SE staff because you're clearly terrible at communicating even among yourselves if after all this time you're just now learning that mods can't see your spam flags.
@DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ Yes, as I said, if we are to assign blame in that previous meta.GD thing, it was mostly on the Charcoal member, because he overreacted a bit. But I'm not looking to do that. Blaming people doesn't help becoming friends
@Ryan There's no "you" or "we". You raised an issue that you can't see what we flagged as spam, so can't destroy the account. This is a valid loophole, and we're looking for a way to remedy it by adding a tab to metasmoke
@Ryan Please re-read my message. The spam is not yours or ours so it makes little sense to argue who gets to delete it first, because 6 Charcoal users have the ability to delete the post by spam-flagging it just like 1 GD.SE mod has that ability.
Handling spam is why I contribute to that project, and I don't care in the slightest whether it's SO, GD, AU or whatever other two-letter site's spam
It's just spam and should be nuked
And we're looking to do that the best way we can.
@Ryan They're already involved, by the way. They increased Smokey's API quota from 10k to 20k, as I said. And they helped and discuss the autoflag feature before allowing us to enable it, but this is already too much help from SE's side, and that's why we can't expect more help from them at the moment.
@ZachSaucier The context is that there's this Charcoal room to which a chatbot called SmokeDetector that reports spam, which I don't know if you know about, posts possible spam posts. The room had an unfortunate misunderstanding with GD when one member overreacted about a mis-handle of spam by a mod, which I don't even remember. Now we can't cooperate about further stuff because of the unfriendly atmosphere :( Oh well, c'est la vie.
It's on google play, but I can get you the tracklist at least. One of my potential projects for the summer is creating a good way to get a playable playlist from google play playlists (confusing sentence, I know)
that would be useful, also if there was a way of doing it vice versa. One of the reasons I didnt keep my google music was how much I missed my playlists. I didn't find them to be as well curated as spotify. Maybe they've improved since