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  1. Glad you have been able to run ads again. I don't know how long the review period was, guessing not very long if it was separate since it was showing the 30 days pretty much right away. I haven't really advertised much myself recently, but I do have analytics setup. That is frustrating that you pay for AdWords and then they flag your AdSense account. It's pretty ridiculous honestly. But glad things seem to running again for you now at least. Hopefully you won't run into any further problems.
  2. Mine was suspended for a 30 days and will be active again mid February. I can't remember if it was in a 'review' state first or not but it's a specific timeline for me now anyway. The official reason listed is 'Invalid clicks and impressions' and then gives some of that generic language I mentioned above when you click for more information. For me, nothing has changed on my site recently, so what can I fix? I just feel like it's a matter of time before they do a permanent ban anyway since if there is something on my end that's wrong, I don't have any real way to fix it. And if not, I still have no recourse with them. So just feels like it's a matter of time. And I would just rather not give them a change to get free resources from my site either. Since like I mentioned as far as I know any balance you have with them at the time of the ban is forfeited. But I can understand not wanting to just cut them off if you can help it, especially with it being such a large part of your budget. Honestly it feels like in your case they are punishing you for getting a good return on your advertisement, which is even more frustrating when you are using Adwords. Hopefully since yours is just in review they will end up not counting it as invalid and you can continue as normal.
  3. Just recently had my account flagged for invalid traffic as well within the past couple weeks. And no, they don't give any actual information as to why other than the generic, 'ads must result from genuine user interest. Publishers may not ask others to refresh or click their ads etc..'. And I've never done that, and my adblocker is applied to my site to keep myself from accidental clicks so that wasn't the case. I don't think there is a real solution as I don't get the impression they care. I have heard of this happening a lot to other audiences such as bloggers. And per their terms, if you have a balance when they terminate your account they don't have to give it to you either. I've been thinking about just getting rid of them altogether, but doesn't seem like there are a lot of alternatives either.
  4. This is old news, the $400 pricing didn't stick. Their current plans seem to be from $5-13 a month which isn't anywhere near $400. Plus they do allow some access for free again with blurring and watermarks if you go over that limit (but not broken). Not saying it's great, there are a lot of cheap and free alternatives out there anyway, but still very different than the 400 with broken images that was happening before.
  5. @Qwebs We had a server error earlier due to running out of space, but it's up and ready to go again now if you want to sign up. Note; Unfortunately the Kickstarter did not hit the goal, so while development is continuing it's at a slower pace and much of the mentioned KS features are still under development.
  6. It would be better to do an actual redirect to a must be logged in page of some sort than to just echo stuff out. Will be more flexible log term. You can do redirects in php with header() (make sure you use die() or exit() after the header call), however, you need to do the redirect before you output anything else, or it won't work. I recommend having it in a config file of some sort that you can easily require on every page that can check if the current page should require authentication, and if so, if not authenticated redirect. Make the 'should require authentication' a function as well as the 'is authenticated' a function and that will simply the logic for you. Then you can do something like this (just to give you the idea) if (thisPageRequiresAuthentication && !isAuthenticated) { header("Location: http://domain.com/mustlogin.php"); die(); } Header From PHP manual, https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.header.php And stackoverflow example using header, the first question seems extensive, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/768431/how-do-i-make-a-redirect-in-php To develop the thisPageRequiresAuthentication function there are different options, just depends what you want and what you already are using. In a lot of cases, such as if you were using a framework or a routing engine, then you'd likely handle it a little differently, but a simple solution assuming you are not doing that but are still just learning would be to just have a list of page names that don't need to be authenticated (or a list that does whitelist vs blacklist) and compare the current page being requested to that list to determine if it's need authenticated.
  7. Well you do have something weird going on, as addBreed doesn't equal add in the first place so if you are hitting add something has to be tying the two together. Which I don't know what exactly that is or why, but perhaps renaming it 'reset' that connection or something assuming it is something generated.
  8. Have you tried hard-coding what you send through addBreed or just within the add functionality? If the hard code works, then something is wrong with the input (not likely since you checked that but sometimes), and if not then something is probably wrong with whatever is making addBreed call add instead. One thing you could try, especially if there may be something else interfering, like the framework naming magic, is to just change the name of the method you are calling, or create a new method with a different name (same parameters) and call that instead. And of course you should get the values you input in, and would confirm it is something going wrong with the original function. Edit: Yeah that is weird it was working before and not now. Something must have changed and you didn't realize, or it didn't actually work. If you use version control tracking you can check the logs. And sometimes something that seems unrelated will have changed and mess things up.
  9. Honestly it's a bit hard to follow as I am not very familiar with PGF. Does addBreed really call the add method directly? One thing to do for trouble shooting is jump back a step. So you see add isn't given the expected results, jump back to the first place the input in grabbed. So wherever the form submits, and check there. If the input is as expected continue down the line until you find the area where it's not what you expect and then you can more easily figure out what is going wrong. A side note, your labels are marked for ids that don't exist. minheight should be min_height or the id should be minheight anyway. Wouldn't effect what your doing, but important for it to actually be tied to the correct form element.
  10. Eliyo Kickstarter has officially launched! Check it out, http://www.eliyo.net/kickstarter There are a lot of great rewards only available during the Kickstarter so get them while you can! Eliyo is currently in open beta so you can sign up and check it out right now!
  11. Eliyo is launching their Kickstarter on February 5th! Eliyo is a world filled with creatures known as elons, which are intelligent animal companions that can be captured, trained, and bred. Elons are unique individuals with personality and mood which affects how they interact with you and world around them. Elons are driven to fight and love battling. Train your elons in the elements and fight stronger and more challenging foes. Breeding is also a fun aspect of the game. Breed across the generations and watch how your markings and parts carry on down the line! Exploration, questing, human avatars and more are all planned for our Kickstarter release. But you can join today for free and get a jump start on everything! Anything you gain now will be saved for when we get to the full release of the game. Join Eliyo: http://www.eliyo.net You can also check out the kickstarter preview right now! http://www.eliyo.net/kickstarter Use the 'Notify me on Launch' button so you won't miss our release!
  12. @Boltgreywing Getting play testers the next step once you think you have something solid. And of course have something to test. Honestly it is all just so subjective, as there are many styles of play and games as well as different people. So that is why I recommended playing it to see if it feels fun. Getting play testers is great too though. Then ask good questions to them. Is the game fun? What do you enjoy about the game? What frustrates you about the game? Etc... Then you will have to analyze yourself to decide where to go. That is the part that makes you the game designer, and not just the programmer. It's not easy. But if you are struggling with that step, I'd recommend playing games and analyze why you like them, What do you like about them, don't like about them etc.. I do that all the time still. It's part of what being a game designer is about.
  13. This question isn't really easily answerable. I would say the main thing is for points you want to be able to achieve enough to buy things in game. And have it be balanced between fun and not too easy or hard. My advice would be to play the game with your proposed data, and see how it plays. Does it feel fun? Does it feel hard? Frustrating etc...? And then go from there changing things as needed. Once you are further along, then you can get other people to play test as well.
  14. Anoua

    Hiya!

    Hey @Herbal Welcome to the Gaming List. I am a game owner as well (Eliyo and Animal Acres). I have been working on a lot of revamps for Animal Acres, so I understand how that is, and Eliyo hasn't made it out of beta yet. I am a professional web developer by trade. Currently I am focused on my games, along with doing some freelancing on the side, though am going to be running a kickstarter at the end of the month so am really busy with non freelance work right now anyway. But before that I was working for the same company for almost 2 years, and another one before that. So lots of web industry experience. Sounds like you have a variety of interests then. It does help keep the games going when you can wear multiple hats for sure. I do as well and if I had more time would work on my art skills more. Currently I can do recolors and minor edits. But I used to really like drawing backgrounds and things, and wish I had more time to develop that skill set. I think your intro was fine. But I can completely understand wanting a signature.
  15. @Sortie The bird is really nice. That'll be really neat to see it in different styles. Could definitely see it being a good portfolio piece, and just overall practice.
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