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Shaz

Veteran, Female, from Australia

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Me: "Can I spend $150 on this hobby thing?" Him: "It's okay, if I can buy a program for $20?" Sounds like a fair deal to me! May 31, 2019

    1. Shaz
      Shaz
      Been looking for houses for a month or so.  Not very many coming up where we want to go.  The only one on the short list, which we hope to see next week or early the week after, looks quite nice - house a bit small, yard nice and big, and vegie gardens and fruit trees already established.  But it has the main highway going past the front gate, and a train track right at the back of the block (trains only pass a couple of times a week), plus a school right over the road (homeschooling son hates schools and other kids).  Still, it's worth looking at, only 15 minutes from dad.  If we decide to apply and are accepted, the move will be in 2-4 weeks.  Nothing like rushing things :)
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      2. Zortik
        Zortik
        Gotcha. I'm considering the move from Iowa to PA. So many different things come into play...
        Different state taxes on payroll, different cost of living (from county to county within the state) and a number of other things...
        Like, as an example, a $130,000 house where I live now, in Iowa, would be going for about $300,000 near the city in PA. 

        Outside of obvious bumps based on location do you have these sort of drastic changes in prices?
        Mar 12, 2016
      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        The place I live now is the second largest inland city in our country.  The place I am moving to is a little country town.  But the rent there, for some insane reason, rivals the rent here.  We live in a brand new house, on a half acre, on the outskirts of town.  Down there, older houses on blocks less than half the size are asking the same price, or more, than what we're paying here.


        Australia is currently right at the peak of a housing bubble.  Most houses advertised around here are asking $400,000 - $500,000.  They appear to be about $100,000 lower where we're going, but as we can't afford to buy (and don't want to buy there) we're not paying too much attention to them.  In the big cities, especially Sydney, a very small house on a very narrow block would cost over a million.  It's insane, to me, that people would even consider paying that kind of money for a house, when they are so much cheaper in other places.  But then I also consider it insane that people would want to live & work in the capital cities ;)


        A house for $130,000 would be incredibly cheap here, and if you bought one for that price, you'd expect it to either be WAY out in the middle of nowhere, or to be very run-down and greatly in need of maintenance.
        Mar 13, 2016
      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        Cost of living obviously changes here based on location, but we don't have all the payroll/taxation issues that you guys have.  The rules are the same across the country, no matter what state you live in.
        Mar 13, 2016
    2. nio kasgami
      nio kasgami
      the shaz strike the forum AGAIN RUN GUYS RUN !!!!!!!


      http://i.imgur.com/jFERh4b.jpg
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    3. Shaz
      Shaz
      thanks guys - spammer is banned.  Not sure how they managed to get some of those posts through.
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      3. Alkorri
        Alkorri
        Haha I wondered why the forum was suddenly flooded with Korean posts XD
        Mar 4, 2016
      4. Schlangan
        Schlangan
        Yeah I've seen two at first, reported them, and suddenly there were too many. But fortunately everything is back to normal :)
        Mar 4, 2016
        1 person likes this.
      5. Seriel
        Seriel
        Heh, they spammed my inbox with email notifications :p


        That was... interesting.
        Mar 4, 2016
    4. Shaz
      Shaz
      If you have sent me a PM for something that doesn't specifically need my attention, please either post your question on the forum, or use the Report facility to bring it to the attention of the moderators.  I am going to be away from the forum on and off on a frequent basis over the next few months at least, and I don't want people waiting for replies from me to questions that any other person on the forum can answer.  If I have not responded to your PM, it's because I know it doesn't need MY attention and my time is committed to other more important things right now.
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        What's really funny is that even for those exceptions, we've got existing threads for most of those too. :)   Shaz and I are on the same page, I happen to think that Personal Messages should be for personal messages.  When they are I don't mind them at all, they aren't a bother, but that isn't what's in most of my inbox, sadly. :(
        Mar 3, 2016
      4. Kizami
        Kizami
        Yep, I can understand Shaz :) And you're right Sharm; I don't tend to use PM's too much anyway, but for sure they should be used for personal messages instead, with some exceptions I guess xD


        Anyway Shaz, I hope everything goes well and that you can finish all your pending work. I have passed by that work overload many times in the past, and I can understand how it feels >.<


        Kind regards :D
        Mar 3, 2016
      5. Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
        Mar 4, 2016
    5. Shaz
      Shaz
      Please do not PM me for game or forum help.  I will be away for a few days and unable to see or reply to your message.  If you need moderator assistance, please use the Report facility.  If you need general help, post in the forum.
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      2. Hollow 1977
        Hollow 1977
        Good luck. Taking some well deserved time off?
        Feb 28, 2016
      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        No, my dad is really sick.
        Feb 28, 2016
      4. Hollow 1977
        Hollow 1977
        Good Luck! I keep him in my prayers.
        Feb 29, 2016
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    6. kordh rufan
      kordh rufan
      I've update the post Vlue's Advanced Game Time, would you please give me a hand? please :(
      1. Shaz
        Shaz
        sorry - I don't have time.  Please post requests for help in the forum, as per forum rules, where anyone can help you.
        Feb 25, 2016
    7. nio kasgami
      nio kasgami
      Shaz! I finally suceed to code a plugin who can handle 3 bust in the same time while a message is playing :D


      I am so happy lol I had to check how theo made some material for had a "idea" of how to do D: 
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    8. Shaz
      Shaz
      Status Feed Rules:


      1) Do not discuss or link to any illegal materials/activities.


      2) Do not ask people to join your forum, team or project. Also, please avoid asking people to comment on or view your thread.


      3) Do not make feeds that are passive aggressive or otherwise offensive, especially against staff members.


      4) Do not make feeds for support questions or lengthy discussions, including asking why your thread hasn't been approved yet.


      5) Do not make feeds asking for donations, votes, signatures or registrations.


      6) Do not use the status update excessively each day. Try to keep it a 2 a day maximum.


      Since so many people seem to be forgetting them.
    9. Shaz
      Shaz
      Remember - messages you post on someone else's status feed are immediately visible to the entire forum.  Consider using PM instead ;)
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    10. Shaz
      Shaz
      The rules for posting in Classifieds - Offers have been altered slightly, due to the newest 10 meaningful posts being completely misunderstood by most people.  After discussion with mods and admins, that rule has been removed, and replaced.  The bottom line is, we don't want people coming here purely for the purpose of making money from our members, especially when they have no idea what RPG Maker is all about.


      These new rules will apply for all posts going forward.  I am not going to go back through existing posts and filter them on the new rules (though at some stage I may just close the inactive threads).








      REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTING HERE - READ THIS SECTION!  IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOUR THREAD WILL NOT BE APPROVED!

      [*]This part of the forum is for people who own RPG Maker / IG Maker to make resources, for payment, for other people who own RPG Maker / IG Maker.

      [*]You must have been a forum member for at least 1 month before posting a thread in this section.

      [*]You must be taking part in meaningful discussions in this forum.  I will look at how many posts you have, where you have been posting, what you have been saying, and when you posted, to determine whether you appear to be here to be a part of the community or just for the purpose of advertising.  If, in my opinion, you are only here to advertise and you haven't yet contributed to game making discussions in a meaningful way, your thread will not be approved.

      [*]You MUST own a legal version of the engine for which you are providing resources.  If your resources could be used in any engine, you must own at least one of them.  I may, at my discretion, request proof of purchase.

      [*]You must be familiar with the resource requirements for the engine you are creating resources for (size, format, naming conventions), and you must know how to use the resources in the engine.

      [*]Where possible, you must SHOW your resource being used IN the engine.  For any kind of artwork or mapping, this means screenshots of a game using your resources.  For writing, it means a working demo containing a scene using dialogue you have written.  For audio, this could be a demo featuring your tracks, or ... if it is difficult to feature your resource in a screenshot or a demo, be prepared to show proof of purchase if requested.

      [*]If you provide a demo, make sure to keep the file size to a minimum.  Do not include the RTP.  For MV, provide a zip file containing only the non-default things - remove all default images, audio, scripts, etc.

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      3. Chaos17
        Chaos17
        What about plugins and scripts ?
        Feb 17, 2016
      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        either screenshots of them working in-game, or demos.  I'll add that.
        Feb 17, 2016
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      5. Makio-Kuta
        Makio-Kuta
        Time to add some screenshots I suppose!!!! D< Other than that, I pass it all. =3= with ease.


        Nice changes!
        Feb 17, 2016
    11. Shaz
      Shaz
      can't find the pet thread :(
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      2. nio kasgami
        nio kasgami
        lol I don't quite remember but yes this was in the general lounge and off-topic thread.


        I can try to find it 
        Feb 16, 2016
      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        found it!
        Feb 16, 2016
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      4. nio kasgami
        nio kasgami
        hahah this thing's should be pinned so this would not get lost XD
        Feb 16, 2016
    12. Batman19
      Batman19
      Hi Shaz, I saw you helped someone with a similar issue I am having after converting Ace to MV.


      Any chance you might be able to help me?
      1. Shaz
        Shaz
        if you post in the correct place ;)
        Feb 16, 2016
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    13. Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
      Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
      When  did u start to make plugins  i do maps  on rpg vx ace 


      @Admin 
      1. Shaz
        Shaz
        I started making scripts back in the XP days.
        Feb 15, 2016
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      2. Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
        Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
        What i was  around back then


        Ancient tech 


        Regards 


        Lgg
        Feb 15, 2016
    14. nio kasgami
      nio kasgami
      oohhh when I think shaaaz you said you was in break...WHERE'S THE DRAW!? I want to see your draw xD
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      2. nio kasgami
        nio kasgami
        awww don't forget next time ;A;
        Feb 15, 2016
      3. Scythuz
        Scythuz
        You aren't making Shaz draw you squirrel pictures are you Nio?
        Feb 15, 2016
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      4. nio kasgami
        nio kasgami
        NOPE just random draw xD
        Feb 15, 2016
    15. Shaz
      Shaz
      If you are posting in Project Recruitment and don't read or follow the instructions in the pinned threads, your post will NOT be approved.  There are 6 threads currently waiting for approval - half of them will not be.
      1. Saltwater Croc
        Saltwater Croc
        *reads threads*

        ... I now understand why you ladies and gentlemen are so hardcore.... o_o
        I might have torn my hair out. :p
        Feb 15, 2016
    16. Shaz
      Shaz
      Celebrated our 20th anniversary yesterday by doing pretty much nothing, in a pretty nice location :)   Going home tomorrow, and back to work next week.  


      In other news, we've decided to move house when our lease is up in the middle of the year, to be closer to my dad.  I may have said, when I moved away from home, that I'd never go back there again to live (I mean the area - my dad is great, most of the time), so this is kinda ironic.  But when family needs you and you're in a position to help, you just do it.  We just spent 3 years living with Mark's disabled sister after their mother passed away, and she's doing great now.  So now, it's dad's turn.  I'm so glad I have the kind of job that requires nothing more than a good computer and good internet connection.
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      3. Hollow 1977
        Hollow 1977
        Congratulations. Sometimes the simple things are the best.
        Feb 12, 2016
      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        Busy and stressful in the middle of the year is right!  He lives 2 hours away!  Last time I moved house that distance was when I left home, and it was just me and some personal stuff - no furniture.  Now it's me, husband, son, 6 pets and a house full of furniture.  I'm scared at the thought of how organized we'll need to be this time around.
        Feb 12, 2016
      5. Hollow 1977
        Hollow 1977
        Awesome that you care so much. Hang in there it will get better eventually.
        Feb 17, 2016
    17. Shaz
      Shaz
      I am on vacation this week and avoiding the internet.  If you have messaged me about something that anyone in the forum would be able to answer, please post in the forum.  I do not plan to go through my PMs until I return home.
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      2. nio kasgami
        nio kasgami
        have nice vacation! ...don't forgot to bring souvenir! : D
        Feb 10, 2016
      3. Tsukitsune
        Tsukitsune
        Have fun Shaz!
        Feb 10, 2016
      4. Touchfuzzy
        Touchfuzzy
        Every time a member of our mod team goes on vacation I feel scared that I might have to actually do work...
        Feb 10, 2016
        2 people like this.
    18. Shaz
      Shaz
      I wish people would post in the correct forums.  And not PM mods/admins for things that ANYONE on the forum could help with.
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    19. jamalMV
      jamalMV
      hello, i going to be deleting my RPG Maker MV tutorials on my YouTube Channel so i was wondering how could i remove the topics i posted to promote them on the RPG Maker MV tutorials forum.
      1. Shaz
        Shaz
        Just report them and ask moderators to hide the thread and explain why.
        Feb 6, 2016
      2. Shaz
        Shaz
        Now I understand.  You don't need to answer that message.  I did say to report them and ask moderators to hide the thread and explain why.  A report with no further info can't be acted on.
        Feb 19, 2016
    20. nio kasgami
      nio kasgami
      I think I don't spam you enough recently shaz....


      SHALL THE SQUIRREL ARMY WIN!


      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/e5/dd/a8e5dd91ab6022e25692c1431c4171ad.jpg
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        oh - well, if you could see them on the previous site, I wouldn't worry about it.  This version does things a bit differently.  If you couldn't see them at all previously, it would be worth looking into.
        Feb 3, 2016
      4. Alexander Amnell
        Alexander Amnell
           You could see them if you went to the actual status feed by clicking "show more statuses" but the box that shows the last five user statuses wouldn't show any that were user > user, I've also noticed that a single person can now spam all five slots with status updates, but provided that everyone obeys the forum rules that shouldn't be a real problem either.
        Feb 3, 2016
      5. Shaz
        Shaz
        if it bothers you seeing them there, just make a note in the forum bug area.  Nathanial may just be able to turn something on to limit the front page to public posts.
        Feb 3, 2016
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