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Hey Brett, could you please accept my friend request?

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Fei-Hung said:
This thread is dying a quick death. Applying CPR to it now....

I'm afraid so.

I thought the VGC community would grab any opportunity to get some answers out of ioi but instead they are more intent on making jokes :(

I tried dude!

MoHasanie said:
Brett, can you update our badges.

Expand on what you want

MoHasanie said:
Brett, can you update our badges.

Expand on what you want

The badges can only be updated manually by ioi. So every few months someone makes a thread to remind ioi to do it. 


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Here's a few questions for ya, Brett.

1. What's been keeping you busy enough to get you so far behind with the numbers? I can understand if you don't want to answer this because the answer could be too personal for you to answer but I figured I would ask it because some of us would like to know.

2. What are features do you plan on adding to the site? 

3. Would you be willing to hold contests and give prizes (optional) in the forum? If people guess correctly, they get a prize type of thing. I think it would be fun and since this is a numbers site, it woud fit along with the theme.. One of the other users did a thread like that not that long ago (Bell_Cranel). 

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Are you doing any work on improving the VGC formula and/or increasing sample base to improve tracking?

Do you hate fat cats?

MoHasanie said:
Brett, can you update our badges.



Ok this is how it will work. Put your questions/issues/ideas within thread and I will update OP with them. If Brett reponds to any of them, I will update the OP with the answers.

  1. Hi Brett, how are you?
  2. Once the numbers get up-to-date, will we see weekly updates again? Is it possible to update numbers same time same day every week? I think this would give the numbers a much more professional sheen.
  3. When sales figures get adjusted, can you be more transparent of the changes? It's not bad to update numbers to get them right but stealth adjustments are annoying.
  4. I don't think this will happen but have you considered forming a team to work out the sales figures? Teaching a team to how like the figures to be done could improve figure accuracy (each other to bounce off and smaller amounts of work assigned to each person),it'll  relieve the stress put onto you and with a team if one guy is down or leaves there would be no interruption in getting the sales figures out there.
  5. How do you react to people criticising your numbers, yourself and/or your site. It's easy to produce a written retort but actually reading them, what passes through your mind?
  1. Very good thank you.
  2. Yes - every Weds / Thurs hopefully.
  3. I don't really have time to post about every single adjustment that happens each week - they just get done. If you have a specific question on an adjustment I will normally explain if I see it.
  4. We already have one person helping and I intend to beef that up to reduce my weekly workload.
  5. I have been doing this for 10 years now so I don't even notice anymore. If there's an issue I try to address it, other than that if someone is being overly rude or personal they can expect to be banned.

NiKKoM said:
Do you still own the Aston Martin or did you upgraded to something better?