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    wolfboys reacted in Microsoft Surface Tablet   
    So what are everyone’s thoughts on Microsoft Surface (no not the multitouch software which is now called Microsoft Pixelsense) but instead the tablet that was unveiled yesterday evening/night, theres loads of news on the net about it.

    I hope it doesnt turn out like the ultra-mobile PC's... Project Origami anyone?

    I hope they release prices soon.
    [b] Surface for Windows RT tablet[/b]
    [*]Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip
    [*]Weight: 676 grams
    [*]Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
    [*]Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
    [*]Battery: 31.5Wh
    [*]I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
    [*]Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
    [*]Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
    [*]Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
    [*]Availability: "Around" the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
    [*]Pricing: To be determined
    [b] Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet[/b]
    [*]Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
    [*]Weight: 903 grams
    [*]Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
    [*]Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchpanel
    [*]Battery: 42Wh
    [*]I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2x2 MIMO antennae
    [*]Software: Windows 8 Pro
    [*]Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
    [*]Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
    [*]Availability: "Three months after" the Windows 8 launch this fall
    [*]Pricing: To be determined
    Link: [url="http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx"]http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx[/url]

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    wolfboys reacted in Minecraft Song: I Love Chickneys   
    Something to listen to!

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    wolfboys reacted in Minecraft Documentary: The Journey of Greenfeet   
    May interest some of you!

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    wolfboys reacted in Namscupcake like cupcakes... do you?   
    I do indeed like cupcakes, though there's never enough of them.

    [img]http://www.beckyshomebakedcakes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/viccy_sponge.jpg[/img] nom nom <3

    For nams: [url="http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/vanilla-kitty-cupcakemy-birthday-celebration-skins-pt1/"]http://www.planetmin...tion-skins-pt1/[/url]

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    wolfboys reacted in Meeting... myself?!   
    I actually met a different Slime Doctor on YAMS recently. He hangs out near the cathedral usually. A bit taller than you though . . .
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    wolfboys reacted in Happy Birthday NamsCupcake   
    Hi Nams,

    Since you are such a key member of our community I thought it would be nice to get you something for your birthday. I therefore present you with a drawing of you as your original avatar by Vendroma (My brother Tom)


    A video of him drawing it will be up on his [url="http://youtube.com/user/vendroma"]YouTube[/url] channel shortly.

    Happy Birthday

    See you in Blockspace

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    wolfboys reacted in 01/04/2012 - April 2012 recruitment of CSO's   
    This month it will have been a year since we first created the Community Support Officer group on YAMS and I’m pleased to say it’s worked pretty well so far. So I want to continue to build on that and recruit more CSO’s.

    We have been relying heavily on whitelist for the past few months because of all the updates and because it helps us have a more structured community by having them sign up to the forums. However by doing this we are limiting the amount of players we get through our doors... every day I see players try and join the server and get refused, we are in top 1-5 of various Minecraft Searches.

    So why not just take whitelist off and try and get them to sign up to the forums? Well it’s the amount of people with authority we have on the server; we still have various time zones in which no member of staff is on! We have of course various protections in place but I like for new players to be shown around and explained everything when they join. Of course this can be done by regular members if no member of staff is on but this doesn’t always happen or happens badly as they are missing the required training or don’t fully understand the rules themselves.

    Yesterday whitelist was of for most of the day. Iit got pretty busy with at least 16 new players joining, however not all of them were good and when I woke up I found out we had been griefed, luckily it had already been taken care of but still if we had more staff during them time zones it wouldn’t have happened. You try and be nice by allowing people to come on your server and they treat your server like that – it’s nice for anyone. Safe to say they are now globally banned.
    So this has promoted me to recruit more staff so we can have whitelist off more often!

    Here's a little information about what a Community Support Officer job entails:

    [b]1. Greet new players.[/b]
    If you love to meet new people, you are proud to show them around this great server, help them find resources, give building ideas, or just chat them up for company then you already have the most important skills.

    [b]2. Reinforce Server Rules.[/b]
    Are you familiar with the server rules posted in Spawn Tower? Do you encourage players to read or re-read them when they don't seem to know/remember how to behave? Would you feel comfortable muting players who can't seem to control what their fingers type in public chat? Can you handle the pressure of putting someone in jail when they get caught breaking the rules? Are you willing to investigate the reason behind the behavior and give them a second chance? Do you set a good example for others by just being you?

    [b] 3. Report bannable offences to Mods/Admins.[/b]
    Occasionally there are times on the server when all the Mods/Admins are offline for a moment. As a CSO, it is important to document griefing by taking screenshots of the damage or the playerlist of people online at the time. Do you mind taking a little personal time to contain/clean up griefed areas? Do you feel comfortable posting in the forums, something along the lines of “I saw so-and-so do such-and-such today and here are some screenshots of the damage along with locations."

    [b] 4. Enjoy knowing that you are part of the reason YAMS is the best place to spend your Minecraft time![/b]
    Think about what you like most about YAMS and how to keep it being a place you visit to get a good dose of community spirit. We have such diversity here with people from many ages, interests, and countries. We might each have differences but the best thing about all of us is that we have so much in common. We just have to get to know each other to find out what those common interests are and to introduce new ideas to share. That's what community is about, so if you would like to support the YAMS community, apply to be a trainee CSO.

    [b]5. Acceptable to job role change.[/b]
    Understand that from time to time you job role may change and you may be asked to help out on other things that are totally unrelated to what you normally do but that give a benefit towards the community. You may also get the opportunity to be in charge of a public building or specific Job.

    To apply, you must be registered on the forums in order to reply to this post. Please give a brief summary of why you think you would be right for the job. Take a moment to look back over previous applications ([url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/1047-01092011-october-recruitment-of-csos/"]here[/url] and [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/127-24052011-cso-applications-for-june/"]here[/url] and older one [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/54-12042011-community-support-officers/"]here[/url]) if you need ideas of what to say but be original and bare in mind that a lots changed since them applications. We want to know which assets you will bring to the staff team. Why you and not that other person?

    Good Luck!

    [b]Closing Date:[/b] 1 week from date/time of post.
    [b]Amount of positions available:[/b] undisclosed.
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    wolfboys reacted in Took too long to log in???   
    If you have a backup .minecraft folder saved onto your pc just swap that over for the one currently in your appdata
    If you dont know how to get into that.
    1. Press Start
    2. Theres either a search bar there or you need to click the little run button to the right
    3. Type in %appdata%
    4. look for .minecraft
    5. Copy and paste that into a different place
    6. Copy and paste the /minecraft folder you know was on 1.1

    This is the only reason I know how, others may know a different way and post to help but this is the only way I know
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