We actually broken even last week – as of 03/25, we’d made $43,125 – wayyy past the break even point:
TB Sales: $29,775
Gross Income: $43,125
Excellent! Let’s keep it up!
(No, this does not mean we’re going to be reducing prices, making There free, including Therebucks with membership, or anything like that. On top of that little start-up debt, we’d like to build a little cash cushion for leaner times, or even to hire some help later on).
Some people have had questions about when “we” take the money out of their account. We (There) have no control over when PayPal will take the money out of your account. Generally, it’s about 30 days after you subscribed, but it sounds like PayPal may take the money a little sooner or later than that, for reasons beyond our understanding.
After talking about it a bit, SamSyn and I agreed that it makes more sense to get There open for new registrations before we resurrect the submissions system. The reasons for this are:
- It’s going to take much longer to resurrect the submissions system than to get There open for new members.
- There’s are tens of thousands of approved developer items which have already been recovered and are available to re-list, so there’s plenty of inventory for them to buy.
We’ll keep you posted as to our progress here.
By the way, by “new members”, we mean “new, unbanned members”. If you’re banned and register a new Avatar, we’ll catch you, and your ban will become permanent.
We’ve gotten some more mails from people who feel that they’ve “lost” items after we’ve migrated their possessions.
In 100% of the cases, we’ve found that the “missing” items were sold, given away, or turned out to be expired Try-Its.
Sometimes, it takes SamSyn hours to research these issues, time which he could be spending doing other things, like resurrecting submissions, opening There for new members, etc, etc.
We’ve also found that if you have thousands of items in the “root” of the “My Gear” or “My Things” (e.g., you don’t have any folders) it can’t take quite a while for the items to show up.
As a reminder from the invitation email, the following items will NOT be migrated:
Custom Cars will have reverted to their stock paintjobs and parts
Theredocs/QuestKits will be ’empty’
Some ‘interactable’ objects are unavailable
we no longer support “voozoos”
The Coke Music Mixer is no longer supported
Items received as ‘skill rewards’ are not migrated. instead, the skill system grants you new ‘golden tickets’
With those exceptions, we haven’t lost an item yet. So, please, before you fire off hate mail (and some of them have been … less than courteous..) consider that you might have given away/sold/etc your missing items before we closed.
Of course, it you have thought carefully and still think you’ve lost some items, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org . But keep in mind our budget for handling these issues is $0/month.
Finally, I did some work on the OSX Version for OSX Lion this weekend. Unfortunately, while OSX Lion upgraded OpenGL, it also removed QuickDraw (Which we used), required a Qt (the software we use for the UI) upgrade, and a MySQL upgrade. Ick.
That’s all for now.
P.S. I’ll have to dig up a picture for this post later :-).