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  • posted a message on How Do I Recover an Old MTGS Account that I Haven't Yet Merged with Twitch
    Yes sir.
    You'll need to submit a merge ticket, and our Customer Support can verify and handles this.


    For anyone looking to do recover an old, unmerged MTGS account:
    Make sure you have a twitch account already. If not, you need to make one. After that, proceed to
    https://curseweb.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


    What can we help you with today?
    > Website Assistance

    Email
    >Your twitch account email

    Subject
    > Account Merge

    Description
    > Indicate that you need to merge your twitch account with your MTG Salvation account. List both your Twitch account name and your MTG Salvation account name. If your email is not the same for both, please note this and what each one is.

    Which website do you need help with?
    > MTG Salvation

    What can we help you with?
    > Account Assistance
    > Curse / Twitch Merge
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Cannot Edit or Quote Posts
    We had a brief mishap.
    Things are coming back online.
    We apologize for this semi-outage.

    Someone gave the Gremlins too much aether.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on An error with active content on MTGS forums
    Things are coming back online.
    We apologize for this semi-outage.

    Someone gave the Gremlins too much aether.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Dates no longer showing as relative & all threads marked as read
    Things are coming back online.
    We apologize for this semi-outage.

    Someone gave the Gremlins too much aether.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Timestamps of posts are in the future and cause posts to display out of order
    Yeah, Ugin asked us to go back in time and save him again, so.... Sneaky

    We just caught this ourselves.
    I've seen a random hiccup once or twice before, but this seems more widespread.
    I've alerted the IT team.
    Apologies for the.. awkwardness.. here.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Merging my mtgsalvation account with twitch
    If you're posting here, you've merged with a twitch account.
    At this point, you have to have a Twitch account attached to post/pm/etc.

    Smile
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Core Set Spoiler display
    Sometimes the lazy load doesn't want to load and you can bump the bottom to "wake it up" (scroll up a little, then back down).
    If for some reason the lazy load freezes completely, refresh and it should hopefully act right.

    Apologies for the trouble.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on mtg salvation scrolling through spoilers on mobile
    Sometimes you have to bump the bottom (scroll up a little, then back down).
    If for some reason the lazy load freezes completely, refresh and it should hopefully act right.

    Apologies for the trouble.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on 3CH LR 5 Life; Feyd_Ruin wins! (600 points)
    Oh jesus. 1v1 Frown

    1) Chancellor of the Dross / Providence / Storm World
    2) Mox Pearl / Qasali Pridemage / Thalia, Guardian of Thraben


    0: Providence+Dross (26/2)
    1. Pearl, Land, Thalia
    1.
    2. Land, Pridemage. Swing (23/2)
    2. Storm World.
    .. Eot: Sac pridemage to kill Storm World
    3. Swing (21/2)
    3.
    4. Swing (19/2)
    4.
    5. Swing (17/2)
    5.
    6. Swing (15/2)
    6.
    7. Swing (13/2)
    7. Chancellor
    8.
    8. Providence (26/2)
    .. Swing (32/dead)

    It's easier on the play, as first turn Storm World seals it.

    X. 1 2
    1. X 6 | 6 | 600
    2. 0 X | 0 | 000

    Sorry Cookies Frown
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on [Global/Tech] Feyd Ruin's Depths of Despair
    I'm not entirely sure you're the person I should ask this, but... Why is it that so many spambots make it into our forums? It's just a trend I've been noticing lately, so I figured I'd ask o.O
    We're actually much better off than we used to be. Although they come in waves through the week, we've been averaging about 10-15 spam threads per day lately. That's actually not that bad for a major forum like us.

    Although you'll still see me/us call them "adbots" out of habit, they aren't actually "bots" anymore. They're real people in impoverished areas getting paid super low wages to post this spam. This is the pinnacle point of why they are impossible to stop altogether. Suppose you, yourself decided to make a new account, come on here and post all about this awesome experience you had at a kitchen warehouse. What's to stop you? There's nothing that would distinguish you as a spammer through this process. You pass all "is this a human" verification, captchas, etc. You come on here, and up until the point that you actually post the kitchen spam, there's truly no way to tell that your intentions aren't to be a normal user. At that point you could have just as easily posted a review of Kitchen Finx instead of Kitchen Sinks.

    The true bots are long gone, we still have the bot-stopping checks. Our account creation process absolutely needs a human to do it. But there's no way to stop the human-driven spam threads. Once they put real people behind the wheel, they won the war of stopping them before they got here. For these spammers, we have a different method: our automated system looks at what they posted after the fact. Of the spam that gets posted on our forum, over 90% of these threads disappear within a minute of their posting. Every new account has a suspicion window where the system analyzes every post, pm, thread, and comment they make. The algorithm is complex, but it's basically a learning machine that learns based on what we mark as spam and not-spam. When a new spam site comes to town, he can often get a few threads to stick before we mark them spam and the Spam Filter learns. After that, almost everything he tries to post disappears right away.

    Generally if you see the spam threads: the spammers are at it while you're browsing, they're posting something we haven't gotten before, or it's in the small percent that slips through the filter. This morning, in particular, was kind of heavy because we got about 20 spam threads made and three of those were for sites/products I haven't seen before. Only the odd three required a moderator to get rid of, the other 17 were killed automatically.

    All this said, we're actually doing well in the war against adbots/spam.
    Some still gets through, and it's annoying as hell, but it's nothing compared to what many have to deal with.
    (If you want to see what some sites go through, just search "comment spam" and read the horrors)

    Smile
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on 3CH LR Oloro; Feyd_Ruin wins! (600 points)
    1. XX
    2. 6-0 : Commandeer Time Vault, Torrent slowroll
    3. 6-0 : Survive 5th turn tainted for 11th turn LastWord+Commandeer to steal it.
    4. 6-0 : LastWord+Commandeer Test before the win. Torrent comes back through Sphere.

    1 | X 6 6 6 | 18 | 600
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on Likelihood of a specific hand
    Hypergeometric Distribution is the method of determining the chance of getting A cards (called "successes") when drawing B cards (called "sample size") out of a C-card deck (called "Population") with D copies of the target success.

    In example, the chances of getting your 3-card success in a 7-card sample size out of a 60-card population that has 4 possible successes is 0.0038 - About one third of one percent.

    When you start adding in different successes with different success pools (ie: Your other cards after the first one), but are pulling out of the same sample size and population, you are then graduating to Multivariate Hypergeometric Distribution.

    If you're wanting to go down a nice long rabbit hole of math, you can read up on calculating Multivariate Hypergeometric Distribution Here.

    If this is a specific example you want, and don't want to do all that math, you're looking at somewhere around one in 50,000 times, give or take. That's a rough shot from the hips though.



    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [Global/Tech] Feyd Ruin's Depths of Despair
    Quote from Chairwolf »
    I would like my new username to be Chairwolf. Thanks so much!
    Done! Smile
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on [Global/Tech] Feyd Ruin's Depths of Despair
    Absolutely.
    I've disconnected your account from your twitch profile here, so when you log in with your other twitch account you can attach it here.
    Then just respond here with what you want your new account name to be.
    Smile
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
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