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2023.06.06 05:28 EyesAllOnFire r/cricket will be joining a planned blackout of reddit from 12th to 14th June, to protest the planned API changes that will kill 3rd party apps

We've seen more and more discussion about this in the subreddit in the last couple of days, and we've agreed that we will be joining a growing number of other subs protesting the planned changes by blocking out cricket.
If this issue is news to you, there are some copy-pasted and edited details below.

What's going on?

Recently Reddit Inc announced changes to their API which, if enacted, will shut down many, if not all, 3rd party apps that a large number of Redditors use to access and enjoy their favourite communities - this one included. Effectively this means the only way to access reddit on mobile will be through the official app or mobile site.
On May 31 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API - previously this was free, but it will soon be raised to a level that developers of 3rd party apps simply cannot afford, effectively forcing them to shut down forever. More details in posts from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Many people believe 3rd party apps are far superior to the official app, but even if you're not using a 3rd party app yourself these changes are likely to impact the communities you enjoy, with the vast majority of moderation teams relying on 3rd party or self-made tools that utilise Reddit's API (especially in the really big subreddits).
Shutting down these apps basically means many people with vision impairments won't be able to use reddit on mobile, because the official tools just don't have the features they need to be able to use it.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, the changes cast a massive cloud over the future of other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the desktop interface.
This image provides a bit more info.

What's being planned across the website?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app.
After the 14th... who knows? Unless reddit changes the plan some subs may stay closed, some may close again but for longer, a lot of people will probably leave reddit entirely, and a lot of mods will probably step down. There are a lot of different scenarios that could play out... some people think this could even be the beginning of the end for the entire site.

What can you do?

There are a bunch of suggestions in a huge number of other subreddits if you'd like to become involved. We won't copy them all here but they including making complaints, leaving negative reviews, boycotting reddit yourself from 12th-14th, and spreading the message to others.
One personal suggestion though - if you DO use a 3rd party app at the moment, consider purchasing the premium version or donating to the app creator to say thank you for the work they've put in.

cricket specifics

Feel free to post questions in this thread if you have them, but for now here's a few attempts to answer some specifics:
How will the blackout work here?
We'll take some guidance from other subs on the best way to do it, but for now it's most likely the sub will be set to private (only approved subscribers can view and access it, a list that will be cleared). Alternatively automod will be used to automatically remove all posts and comments posted during the blackout period, other than a post explaining what's going on.
As for timing, it's likely it won't start exactly on the dot at 00:00 GMT but it will be obvious enough when it does happen. Again we'll probably take guidance from other subs so it's somewhat coordinated.
What about the WTC final?
This is scheduled to end on the 11th, the day before the blackout. If something super dramatic happens or there is a delay we may postpone things a bit, but best to assume it's over before the blackout starts. Ideally there's some time to discuss the match fallout too, and we'll take this into consideration.
How is cricket directly impacted by the API changes?
As far as we know, the match bot is ok for now. The changes will definitely impact anyone using a 3rd party app to browse the sub though (you won't be able to do that anymore). A lot of the mods use 3rd party apps to help moderate too, because (like browsing) a lot of us think the official app just isn't good enough.
What about after the 14th?
When the blackout ends the sub will open up again as normal.... at this stage. We'll need to see what happens elsewhere on reddit before deciding to do anything further.
But I don't care about any of this, why can't I keep using the subreddit?
Firstly, we've seen a lot of people asking us to join this blackout so we hope it will be supported by the majority here. Although we don't want anyone to miss out or feel like they're being mistreated when they don't care about this issue, we genuinely believe these changes are just plain wrong. They're grossly unfair to a huge number of people, and contradict many of the principles that this website was built on.
It might not make a difference in the end, and we've always tended to stay out of sitewide drama in the past, but we think it's worth trying in this case.
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2023.06.06 05:27 NeverFated Need Advice on My First Duild Draft and Other Questions

So after a couple of days of research and considerations, I drafted my first build, and want your opinions, here's the background info:
Here are my build draft for now:
(Cost estimate after tax: $3500 CAD)

Here are my questions:
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2023.06.06 05:24 lxblutxl My S23(base) Camera Settings

I've struggled a lot with this phone's camera, and I was fairly disappointed at first. Default camera mode does not look impressive. Don't get me wrong, it does a decent job and when you share a photo, most likely people don't care/pay enough attention to the image anyway, but if you care about your images/videos to look as good as possible, maybe this post can help you. Here's what works best for me: For photos, dont even bother with camera app, just use expert raw 50mp if lighting is good. In lower light use 12mp RAW and edit in lightroom. It is night and day difference. If you take multiple photos in the same scene, you pretty much have to edit just 1 photo, and then copy the settings and apply them to the others photos left. Probably you will still have to do some minor tweaks, but the idea is you don't have to edit each photo from 0. Don't use pro mode( it does not handle highlights and dark areas well). just stick with expert raw.
Video quality by default is not pleasant. Default mode gives too bright, punchy and at the same time cold colors, which don't correspond with reality. Native 4k video recordings look over sharpened/grainy, quite bad looking.
Here's how I fixed my videos: Shoot in 8k and downscale to 4k h.264 format (if you care about saving space/easier editing or if you can't view 8k hvec format on your desktop). You lose HDR and 30 fps, but the image quality is much much better, smoother image, not grainy/oversharpened look.
When recording select PRO mode. I choose multi focus, but it's up to you. In general, for natural looking videos, not cinematic, leave iso and shutter speed on auto and exposure on 0. But do not leave white balance on auto, if you do, your video will look very cold. Just point the camera at something in your scene, like the ground and try to calibrate the white balance manually, try to match what you see on your phone with what you see in reality. Most of the time the video will look slightly warmer on the video, but I don't mind it. If i lower the w/b the recording will usually have a pink/magenta tint. Compared to auto mode, pro mode does not deal well with highlights/dark areas if they are not in focus, if your phone does not pick up the area with highlights you want to focus on, just tap the screen on that spot.
After recording the video, I go to edit because it does not look all that good yet. I select the following settings: contrast: around -25, highlights -100( I did not experience issues with lowering the highlights all the way), and shadows +15 ( going higher tends to introduce weird image artifacts, although very rarely). Then I select the format h264 and 4k resolution. The final product tends to look very similar to what you see in reality. There are still some colors mismatches, but overall, for very little editing the video looks quite similar to what your eyes see irl.
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2023.06.06 05:24 HamanSharma Tableau Certifications: Which One is Right for You? ReviewNPrep

Are you eager to gain Tableau certifications? Are you confused which Tableau certification is right for you?
If so, read on!
Tableau is one of the most popular business intelligence tools out there, and with good reason. It boasts an impressive array of features that can help organizations make sense of their data and generate insightful reports for their clients. However, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in this field or simply want to expand your knowledge about it further — then perhaps taking up some Tableau certifications could be something worth considering!

Why Get Certified in Tableau?

Tableau is a powerful data visualization and analysis tool that has become increasingly popular among business users from all industries. As per job site Indeed, the average salary for a tableau developer is $97,302 per year in the United States. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, it is no surprise that many people are interested in obtaining a Tableau certification. However, with several certification options available, it can be challenging to determine which one is best for you.
Related: Tableau Beginners Guide is here with tips and resources
Let’s talk about different associate and advanced certifications from Tableau next.

Types of Tableau Certifications

Tableau offers a variety of certification programs to help users learn how to use its software. In order to become a Tableau professional, you must first demonstrate mastery of the principles and practices outlined by the program.
Choosing a certification can be an arduous process. Each certification is designed to address a distinct area of expertise; however, it can be difficult to know which certification is right for you. Fortunately, there are several certifications available to aspiring data visualization professionals; allowing them to choose the one that best suits their needs and aspirations.
The following are the different Tableau certification exams available right now:
Along with the above Tableau offered certifications, there are two others offered through Tableau partners Highspot:

Tableau Retired Exams

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam The Tableau Server Certified Professional exam Tableau Desktop Certified Professional exam

Steps To Consider For Choosing The Right Tableau Certification

  1. Your company’s needs: If your company uses Tableau, you might want to consider getting certified to show your employer that you’re proficient in using the software. This could help you get a promotion or a raise.
  2. Consider your current skills and experience: The first step in determining which Tableau certification is right for you is to consider your current skills and experience with the tool. If you are new to Tableau, you may want to start with the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification, which is designed for beginners. If you have some experience with Tableau and want to take your skills to the next level, you may want to consider the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate or Tableau Desktop Certified Professional certifications.
  3. Identify your career goals: Another essential factor to consider is your career goals. If you are looking to advance your career in data analytics, a Tableau certification can be a valuable asset. Consider the type of job you want to pursue and the skills required for that role. For example, if you want to become a data analyst, you may want to consider the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional certification, which demonstrates advanced proficiency in the tool.
  4. Evaluate the certification requirements: Each Tableau certification has its own set of requirements, such as prerequisites, training, and exams. Before choosing a certification, evaluate the requirements to ensure you meet them. You may also want to consider the cost of the certification, including any training materials or exam fees.
  5. Read about the certification: To get a better understanding of what each certification entails, read about the certification on Tableau’s website. You can find information on the skills and knowledge required, as well as the benefits of obtaining the certification.
  6. Start with the basics. Before you take any certification, make sure you have a good understanding of the basics of Tableau. You can do this by taking a course, reading a book, or watching some online tutorials.
  7. Seek advice from others: Finally, seek advice from others who have obtained a Tableau certification or are familiar with the certification process. If you get stuck, don’t be afraid to ask for help from your manager, a Tableau representative, or a community forum. They may be able to provide insight into which certification is best for your career goals and skill level.
  8. Practice makes perfect. The best way to learn Tableau is to practice. Try to create some visualizations on your own and experiment with different features.


Choosing the right Tableau certification is essential for advancing your career in data analytics.Gaining these Tableau certifications will not only demonstrate to employers that you have mastered certain skills but also improve your employability. The journey may be lengthy, but obtaining the appropriate credentials will help advance your career potential.
Good luck on your Tableau certification journey! Are you considering becoming an accredited Tableau expert? Share your thoughts and insights in the comments section below!
Further Reading: Preparation Guide for Tableau Desktop Cert. Check out this blog on what it takes to start your Data Analytics career.
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2023.06.06 05:24 Diveeec Seeking Ideas for tribal cultures

Essentially the Title, in a world I'm creating, there is a single people that have been separated from the rest of the continent for thousands of years. During the millennia, they have been ravenously hunted by creatures (designed by some force to actively kill them) and monsters, as well as fighting amongst themselves. In their isolation, they split into numerous tribes, 10-15 in total. All of them are similar but distinct, and I am having trouble finding a cultural identity for all that simultaneously eliminates any "planet of hats" trope but making sure they're distinct at a glance.
The environment of the island is a mix of tall redwood trees, high volcanic mountains with ample snow, a series of pine wooded islands, great valleys of plains perfect for agriculture, and lastly swamps and wetlands near the shores. Similar climate to the North West of America, Arcadia, the great plains, the bayou, Hadia Gwaii, and Newfoundland. Temporate rainforests are the most prevalent.
Inspiration for these cultures is a mix of Celtic, Gaul, North West Native American tribes, the Suomi, and the Tenakth and Otaru from Horizon Forbidden West.
Names for various tribes are already written, I will just be using colors as stand-ins for spelling and clarity.
The tribes I have a rough idea of so far are:
  1. Red
One of the most powerful tribes, they have a valley all to themselves where they have grown and expanded forth. They contest the other tribes often, and with the help of their sacred Beast Tamers, can usually drive them off. They have organized agriculture, although much of their clothing and tools are animal-based.
  1. Orange
Living amongst the mountains and snowy forests, these isolationists prefer to be left alone in their fortresses of stone. They are avid hunters, and ski down the slopes to pursue their prey or adversaries, as well as just to get around fast. They are strapped in furs, and white fur clothing is seen as the most valuable do to the rarity of the animal that is required to make it.
  1. Yellow
Under occupation by a colonization force coming to the island, they live on the vast plains and rivers that flow through them. Although they are not nearly as agriculturally savvy as other tribes, the sheer amount of fertile land and traversable terrain makes them a powerhouse of trade. Although that means they are decentralized, and were easily taken advantage of. (This scenario is mostly done, but the cultural aspects I'm still working on)
  1. Light Green
Tucked away in the lush valleys and fjords on the south of the island, this tribe has learned the art of Terramancy. They use the plants of the valleys as food, clothing, tools, and weapons. They are generally peaceful and non-expansive, although their feathers have been ruffled as the other tribes that have been displaced by the colonial conflict begin to encroach upon them.
  1. Dark Green
This tribe inhabits the Towering Pines, and are fiercely territorial. They build their cities far up from the ground amongst the pines. Rope bridges connect all of these settlements from the shore to the mountains. The Dark Green are master woodsmiths, as well as prodigal hunters. They have a feud with the Red, and believe they are in league with the Creatures, especially with their beast companions. Dark Green tribesman gather food in the form of Sap, beehives, Grapple Hunting (using spears and arrows with ropes attached, they can hunt and retrieve from afar, not to mention their mastery over the Far-bow have given them much upper body strength.), and mushroom farming. These mushrooms are said to grant abilities that can make humans surpass their natural limit, leading their Beserks to be a feared warrior across the land.
  1. Purple
Once living in the forests and plains on the Southern Coast of the island, the Purple were some of the first to oppose the Colonization effort. Although due to this, much of the fighting that occured backfired upon them the most. Their cities became battlefields, and then wastelands against the tide of steel. After they surrendered, much of their population left their homeland and fled West to the lands of Light Green. Even in defeat, they use their intellect to find weakness in their opponents, during single combat they often use the environment to their advantage. Once they see an opening they take it, and make sure the enemy won't be getting up again.
  1. Light Blue
Colonist sympathizers at best and national supremacists at worst, this tribe was blessed with technological access unparalleled through the land. Their territory used to be delegated to merely an island, they soon expanded out and pushed out the other tribes from the local area when they discovered an ancient weapons vault hidden in the ruins. They are not evil per se, although they have taken full advantage of their situation to do some colonization themselves. Light blue is obsessed with the past, and attempt to replicate it through their fashion, architecture, and art.
These are the 7 I have so far! Any advice or additional concepts to play with will be extremely helpful to filling out the roster. Some other ideas I've played around with is a seafaring society (although the island has a large variety of waterborne monsters that keep the tribes from leaving) that exists of fishing and lives on the high mountain islands as well as the low mangrove swamps.
Basing more tribes off of magic types is also a possibility, a slash-and-burn nomadic society of pyromancers comes to mind, or another that builds dams upon the rivers using water magic and wood.
I'm excited to hear your thoughts!
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2023.06.06 05:17 VantablackSpectralon I hate my regressive feelings on modern technology.

Mainly concerning artificial intelligence. I personally don't like it.
But that's my main problem. As a minor, I know I should be taking advantage of the progression of technology in this age. Getting used to it, utilizing it, etc etc. But- i've just got so many problems with it. AI in particular, with my main qualm being it just feels like the complete and utter obstruction of creativity and hard work, things that i'd have assumed were deeply integral and mandatory for any form of success.
And yet- i see AI getting integrated in more and more things (art, writing, editing, visual/textual media of nearly any form). I see no worth in trying to pursue any of those things anymore. Why would I, when it could be ambiguously automated anyway?
What's worse is that it appears to be specifically prevalent in creatively lead tasks. That's- kinda terrifying. I always thought labor tasks would be replaced first, not art.
But, supposedly, AI is more beneficial in fields than detrimental. It speeds up the process and improves overall efficiency. I suppose that make sense, but it still leads my fear that jobs and projects will be occupied by average people who can strategically apply as little work as possible and use AI instead, devaluing human work and oversaturating products.
I know, that's a pretty pretentious way to put it.
But that's sincerely what i'm afraid of, "devaluation of human labor and oversaturated product."
That's my personal qualm. But for all i know, that's pretty shallow reasoning. Like- i don't know the extent of AI's effect on the workforce. There's so many other factors. AI might not have as big of an impact as i think. It might be a fad, but I'm more inclined to think that it'll be integrated into work no matter what.
And i need to be on that shit!!
Because no matter what morals or personal reservations i hold, the world's gonna keep turning, and i'm gonna fall behind. I have to bring myself to use AI productively, and smash out these regressive feelings.
That, and have an open mind to new technology in general. I mean- I'm the sci fi CGI flick enthusiast. i cant wish for technology to improve only to push it away as soon as it starts to.
so i hope i can :(

Thank you for reading if you did, i'm so sorry if this comes off as a jumbled diary entry rather than an actual post
TLDR: ai's kinda scary
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2023.06.06 05:17 FlyingJediNinja1138 Alternative Options for Loan Forgiveness

I don't understand why there is such a black and white mentality when it comes to student loan forgiveness. There are several options that congress could explore to help alleviate the issue if they just sat down and discussed options logically. I thought of a few different ideas that would help that aren't just blanket forgiveness checks. These are simply ideas of what could be done, I'm sure with some debate and brainpower other ideas could be drummed up. The problem is our politicians don't want to take the time to discuss this as an actual issue.
  1. Eliminate the cap on Topic No. 456, Student Loan Interest Reduction
This section of the federal tax code should not have a cap of $2,500 per year - many Americans are paying much higher amounts in interest but are unable to claim this as a deductible due to the cap placed upon claiming interest. This cap has remained unchanged since 2001, when it was raised from $2,000 to $2,500. The price of higher education has skyrocketed over the last 20 years however nothing has changed in regards to how interest payments are handled in regards to federal taxes. The cap should be eliminated or at the very least raised to account for the exorbitant amount of interest Americans are paying for their loans.
  1. Eliminate Interest Rates on Student Loans
Many Americans have already paid back more than the amount that they borrowed in the first place, sometimes double or triple the amount, and yet still have balances due. The federal government should not be charging interest on these loans to private citizens, especially when the money is being provided through taxing those same private citizens. There is no reason that Americans should be forced to pay interest on money that they already provided to the government, and be penalized through bad credit scores and garnished wages if they do not or cannot make payments due to interest rates extending the life and amount of their loans.
  1. Allow 100% of Federal Tax Payments to be Used Towards Federal Loans
This may be the most radical alternative of the three, however this would also be the most impactful - allow private citizens who have federal loans (not just limit it to student loans) to use their annual federal tax payment towards their loan repayment 100%. This would allow most loans to be paid off within a few years rather than spanning decades. Allowing this would also eliminate the possibility that other taxpayers are paying for student loans they never took out through blanket student loan forgiveness programs. The money that was used to pay for the loan was originally tax dollars provided by the American public to begin with, why can't a citizen who pays federal taxes not use their taxes to repay the loans? This should be limited to federal loans, private loans through the open market should not be eligible for this type of repayment.
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2023.06.06 05:17 BonjoroBear What channels (beyond paid) should you look at to grow your SaaS in 2023?

So you want to get beyond PLG and word of mouth and have a sustainable organic growth channel you can scale with.
But what channel do you choose? How long should you test before seeing impact? What KPIs do you choose? What contingencies do you consider?
I break down high-potential organic demand channels in 2023 and how I would approach them. Channel: Community Growth Play
Angle: Communities are a great long-tail play, and essentially there are two types, user communities, and topical communities. For demand gen, I think the play is topical communities, focusing on early experience and relationships. Note that affinity really matters for topical communities, so a group to help eCommerce brands with organizational hurdles going from 1-10m in revenue will outperform a more generic group.
Insights: The optimal price point based on Baremetrics is around $25-50/m for most horizontal communities (below $10/m tends to have very low CLTV). If you run an application-only, more exclusive mastermind-style group, obviously the price can be much higher. The idea would be to build thought leadership around a community directly tied to your Keystones. Running an alpha group with 10-50 members at a discount often works well. Use clear sub-channels (i.e. Growth (for Twitter users with 0-1k followers) or Sponsorships (for Twitter users with 50k+ followers) vs. sub-channels like “The Den” or “General Chat”). Dynamic events are key for engagement and retention (think workshops, member-only webinars, community pods, mentorship programs, hot-seat sessions etc) KPIs: Months 0-3, total user signups, community DAU/MAU, then Months 3+ community conversion to pipeline (leads, trials, paid)
Impact Timeline: Medium - Long
Contingencies: Need software (Mighty Networks and Circle most common) and team collaboration to promote community. Videographer or graphic designer is likely when building community assets, LPs etc.
________________________________________________________________ Channel: Podcast Guesting
Angle: Guesting on podcasts provides amplification around keystone beliefs and creates a long-tail growth channel. The key with podcast guesting is as a TOFU awareness play, saturation in a niche matters a lot. Aim for 20+ MINIMUM podcasts in your industry or core topical area (customer success, eCommerce growth, SaaS retention etc.)
Insights: First, use a platform that allows you to easily filter the relevant shows and gives you contact information. Pitch via email, not Linkedin. For each pitch break it down into a Hook, Body and Conclusion. In the hook focus on addressing an issue from at least one episode and provide a meaningful comment around it (DONT just say “I loved episode 6 you did with Guy Kawasaki”). The point of the hook is to show you actually watch the show and you did your homework before reaching out. Then in the body paragraph build authority and the “why you”. Focus here on the host's audience and what is valuable to them, don’t use the body to just copy and paste a promo for the person. In the conclusion offer up 2-3 specific topics, and why you have a unique perspective on them, to the host.
KPIs: Months 0-3, look at leading indicators (total recorded), Months 3+ (trials, paid, Lead Velocity Rate). Need direct attribution
Impact Timeline: Medium
Contingencies: Use a paid platform like ListenNotes or Sparktoro to get the host's contact information. Helps to have a tracking platform like Notion to monitor pitches. ________________________________________________________________
Channel: Micro-Product Lead Magnets
Angle: This year we launched a GIF signature creator at Bonjoro , which allowed users to create a GIF email signature. It took our team about a quarter to build the micro-product but we have gotten thousands of downloads and a great top-of-funnel with this. The idea was to replicate the Hubspot Website Grader angle and build something genuinely valuable for the market, that tangentially ties back to the product.
Insights: When launching a micro-product like this, immediately make sure you have a solid sense of the usecases. For example, telling users they can include a video GIF in their signature likely elicits a lot of “Okay…. So what? Why do I care?”. Instead, if you mention, “While prospecting, emails that have a video signature have a 28% higher reply rate. Send emails with the new signature for a day (takes 2 min to set up) and compare the results for yourself”, that has a lot more relevance. Distribution with something like this is key. What communities would share around this product? What niches is it most valuable to?
KPIs: Look at leads, opt-ins, LVR
Impact Timeline: Short* (Once launched you will quickly be able to see impact, but time to build micro-product is a notable consideration)
Contingencies: Product to build a genuinely useful widget, market coordinates on landing pages and promotional assets, marketing helps with distribution to user base. ________________________________________________________________
Channel: Starting a Podcast
Angle: Podcasts are flooded, but I still think there would be great reception for a novel idea/format, like a debate show or expert panel style with several guests with different opinions on an issue. I could imagine a lot of traction if you took a widely interesting top-of-funnel idea (that dovetails back to the product/keystones) and brought on say top industry experts with different opinions to respectfully flush out different approaches to topics.
Insights: Some software I recommend: Riverside for recording, Resonate for episode editing, Canva for the design of episode images or promo materials, and Buzzsprout for easy sharing of episodes to all the podcast channels. I think the big thing with starting a podcast is to think of it like a network building or even ABM play. Don’t look at starting a podcast as a short-term demand-gen lead generator. It might become that after it builds up for a year, but in the short term, it can help open partnerships and create valuable industry relationships. The other thing is, don’t do a generic 30-60 min episode where you and the host just nod along, agree about everything, and provide general inputs that people have heard a dozen times. The podcasts winning today provide unique perspectives and have unique formats.
KPIs: Months 0-6, look at leading indicators (downloads) and key relationships built (starting a podcast is a network play), Months 6+ look at leads/paid
Impact Timeline: Long
Contingencies: Video editor, graphic designer ________________________________________________________________
Channel: Ambassadors/Advisors
Angle: I think that influencers carry a lot of impact on buying decisions in the market today. At Bonjoro, at the start of 2023, we experimented with giving out 100 accounts to key influencers (we have only succeeded in giving out about 40) with no strings attached, just as a PLG/advocacy angle. So far it has driven us a few dozen accounts and seems promising. A partner manager told me that one of his clients has tried an advisor program where small amounts of stock are given to key influencers who then have skin in the game to co-promote and advocate for their software. There are a lot of ways this could look, but I think giving thought to how we can get more organic advocacy from players with trust within the market is a smart one.
Insight: Good partner motions are all about finding the right partners. It isn’t just who has a community of the right fit folks. It’s about who genuinely understands and loves your product. Who can talk about it organically in a way that feels less like a plug and instead reflects real excitement? Also, partners that have a steady inbound flow and can position your product as part of a package (think business incubators, membership communities etc.) work great as they have a continual inbound flow of new opps. Finally, successful partnership motions, from my experience, almost always start with giving, and then the reciprocity principle kicks in and from there you can create real momentum. So think about how you can give a thoughtful, personalized gift or do something meaningful for the partner as your outreach (driving someone's business is ALWAYS appreciated).
KPIs: Months 0-3 Partners secured for ambassadoadvisor role, Months 3+ leads/paid from influencers. Direct attribution is required.
Impact Timeline: Medium
Contingencies: Resources to allocate to support the program (financial, co-promotion, etc.) ________________________________________________________________
The above is just a short sampling of a few common channels you can test. The key with organic demand gen is finding the right leading indicators that give you a sense of whether continuing on is worthwhile.
Unlike conventional or old-school demand gen (think Facebook and Google Ads), where the results are apparent nearly immediately, investing in building an organic engine takes time. If you quit every channel if you don't see deal flow after a month, you likely should stick to PPC demand gen.
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2023.06.06 05:16 jjmontuori Signed CD Giveaway!

Signed CD Giveaway!
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2023.06.06 05:15 Significant-Trifle88 A quick guide to uploading screenshots to reddit mobile

View the image on your Sheikah Slate -> press Y to fullscreen -> bottom left button take screenshot -> home -> Album -> choose the screenshot -> Sharing and Editing -> send to smartphone -> scan first QR with phone -> Phone will connect to switch through wifi -> scan second QR -> a page will open in your default internet browser with the image(s) -> tap and hold image -> download. Post your fits here!
Comment with any problems or questions you may have and I'll be happy to help.
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2023.06.06 05:10 AutoModerator [Download Course] Cody Wittick & Taylor Lagace – The Influencer Marketing Blueprint (

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Who’s This For?This course is for anyone who’s looking for a hands-on and pragmatic approach to kickstart and grow within influencer marketing:✔ Startup Entrepreneurs✔ Marketing Directors, Managers, and their teams ✔ Influencer Marketing Specialists✔ Agencies✔ Freelancers✔ Brand Owners✔ Students✔ And yes, even Influencers too!In this 7 module program, we’ve given you everything you need to know, including:
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2023.06.06 05:10 adkmac Can we all agree to be a little more decent to people?

I’m no operator, but I’m also not an idiot when it comes to guns. I am a new AR owner that just moved to a free state, who has lots of questions. That said, it seems like every time I or some other person asks an entry level (or even a downright silly) question on the internet, it’s met with a lot of backlash.
I realize that’s just how the internet (especially social media) goes sometimes, but it baffles me that so many people can go from complaining that we don’t have representation and support for the gun community to actively making new or inexperienced people feel unwelcome. I can understand how intimidating it might be to be interested in guns for the first time, but not know where to go for help.
At the end of the day, I don’t care if you’re a Navy SEAL with $6k ARs or bubba who only uses pump guns, or somebody who likes to kit up on the weekends to plink, or somebody who fires 1 or 2 shots a year in hunting season. If you’re safe, being a positive representative of the gun community, and voting with gun rights in mind, we should be happy to have you.
Edit: apparently some folks think my feelings are hurt. I’m just peachy, but I can see why some people would be frustrated with the situation they wind up in for asking what they probably thought was a good question.
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2023.06.06 05:09 techtimee What level do you have to be to go into certain areas?

I recall hearing something about level requirements for certain acts etc a while back, but tried to go dark on the game until release. I'm in act 2 and trying to go somewhere called "Daudur Peaks", but it's like I hit an invisble wall or something and it says "Daudur Peaks Level 18" at the top of my screen. But I was level 18? So I leveled up to 20, but still couldn't go into it.
If I recall from the beta, we had level 25 the first time and level 20 the second. Is the requirement for act 2 level 25 then? How do we even know? I feel like I'm missing something obvious.

Edit: I heard that the game locks you out at level 50 and you can't go past it until you beat the campaign at least once. So I'm just trying to get through it and enjoy the story while not leveling much or anything since there's no point, because I won't be able to max out my character. That's why I'm only level 19 right now.
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2023.06.06 05:07 Sharinganprincess91 [F4M] Fandom Roleplay. Looking for more partners. (Super freaking bored and really could use some more partners :/)

Side note: I've added a password, so read carefully. If you message me WITHOUT the password, your messages are automatically IGNORED. tired of getting hit up with people who don't read 😒. It's ridiculous cause I've ignored 5+ chats cause none of them contained the password. Things are written for a reason.
Facts about me:
1: if you don't like 50/50 mixture of sex scenes and story, don't bother hopping into my inbox. I'm fine with sex scenes, but when it's constantly back to back, the roleplay itself gets boring.
2: Be literate. No one liners. I like to's annoying when I send a 2-3 paragraph response and I get 3 I am not accepting people who are just starting out! If you aren't experienced in writing or roleplaying, kindly stay out of my inbox.
3: Be okay with playing canon characters. I'm mainly doing fandom roleplays right now and it's going to be Canon x my oc. No, I'm not doing double ups. Do not even ask, because the answer will be no every time. I do not give a shit if you think that makes me 'lazy' or 'selfish', if you've got a problem, you can simply ignore or block me. Commenting on my post to bitch and whine about me not doubling up will only result in me blocking you. The ONLY time I'll double up, and if I'm confident enough, I'll only do female characters. I suck at males. Got a problem? Not my issue. Block and move on.
4: Roleplay in third person. I can't and won't adapt to first. Don't even bring up the idea of you playing first person and me playing third. Believe it or not, I've been asked this twice and that is just a hell no for me. The only time I do first, is when I'm writing into my book.
5: if you don't know how to share ideas, then don't bother messaging me. I'm tired of carrying the story when the other person doesn't help. If you've got ideas, then PLEASE speak up! Your opinion on the roleplay matters too! I'm an easy going person, and easy to get along with (dispite my rules).
6: DO NOT control my character. I control what she says, does, hears, sees, ect. I don't control yours, so don't control mine. HOWEVER, if it's highly necessary and needed, then run it by me first and ask me. Just leave me some wiggle room so I can make a decent response. Failure to comply by this rule, results in immediate drop of the rp.
End Note:
Yes, I've updated my rules just a tad. I do not care if it makes me sound mean or rude, because I'm neither of these things. I'm just tired of putting these rules down for a specific reason and they go ignored because I can tell when someone hasn't read them, and lied about it. I'm just trying to get my point across and roleplay. I'm a very easy going person who loves to make friends on the side (which I've somewhat given up on making friends...only a selective few have actually gained my friendship).
Do not hop into my inbox with a simple 'hey' 'hi' 'sup', etc and for God's sake, don't message me with a 'rp?'and proceed me to flash me with your talliwhacker. I promise you, you'll get your feelings hurt and I'll be here laughing at ya 😂. Nobody wants a peen on their screen. Do not send me an image of your one eyed noodle. Thank you. The password is pineapple.
Fandoms & Pairings
Deadpool (Wade x my oc)
The Adam's family
Pokemon ((MAYBE. Don't be nasty about it either!))
Bridgerton (or something like it. Can be Oc x Oc)
Disney Decedent's (or anything Disney) (oc x oc)
Orange is the new black (this can be oc x oc).
Criminal Minds (REALLY wanna do)
Loki x my oc
Spiderman (Tom Holland) x my oc
Dog The Bounty Hunter (REALLY wanna do):
Dog Chapman x my oc
The walking dead (REALLY wanna do!!):
Daryl X my oc
Batman x my oc
Lucifer (Netflix show series) x my oc (really wanna do)
The Originals: Klaus x my oc (PLEASE !! I REALLY wanna do this one!)
American Horror Story: Tate x my oc (REALLY wanna do)
Dragon Ball Z - Super (vegeta x my oc) (really wanna do)
Naruto: Minato x my oc
Harry Potter (thanks to the wonderful world of rp, the characters will be 18 or older. For me, I'd like it if it was Draco x my oc. REALLY wanna do)
Game Of Thrones (I'm still very early in the show, but I think we could think of something!)
Once Upon A Time:
killian x my oc, REALLY wanna do 🥺.
Avatar the last Airbender:
Zuko x my oc
Jacob x my oc
(Course, our version will be alot better than the movies).
If any of these interests you, message me!
End note part 2:
Congratulations! You've made it to the end. Still interested? You've got the password. Message me and let's get started 😁.
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2023.06.06 05:04 OneDayYoullBeSoLucky 15 years of friendship ended

I had this friend for about 15 years and it’s recently ended tbh I don’t know why it ended she kept telling me that I wasn’t a good friend and the way I spoke to her doesn’t constitute as being a good friend we are both females with a 4 year age difference she is older and I am younger. For reference I’m 26 and she is 30, tbh I knew she was trying to get rid of me, I’m the type of person that if I’m single I date a lot and get to know people, I’m somewhat shy meeting new people but I fake it and act very extrovert, she is the complete opposite and likes to remind me how she’s only been with a certain # of people in her life, ever since I can remember we always use to hang out and talk all the time, we did almost everything together and we agreed to be each others maid of honors, she is getting married this year and it’s clear I’m not going to be in the wedding let alone be invited, it all started when she started to see her now fiancé. she started to act distant she would constantly judge me and criticize my dating life style. The last time I saw her I told her I wasn’t looking for anything serious and I am dating a few people but nothing was serious, she always asks me “how dating” or “how is so and so” and if I tell her she is quick to be like well what do you expect? You only date f*k boys. It kind of got annoying because I wouldn’t even bring up my dating I would mostly talk about what I’m doing with my life but she would ask and I would just answer & quick she would be like look at all these men you date they suck. She met her fiancé after being on a dating app for a few months and decided to marry the first man that offered her a ring. Good for her if that’s what she wanted I never judged her for that I just said she should get to know more people and see what else is out there, and not just jump to the first man to throw a ring at her. And she’s quick to be like look at the men you date, alot of the times the men I date turn out to be “crazy” it’s not that they’re crazy but it just doesn’t work out and I do end up getting hurt. I don’t regret any of my dates I learn alot and I’ve grown from it. A year ago I texted her to meet up since I haven’t seen her, she was hesitant at first but she agreed once again she asked me about my dating and it was the same story about the type of men I date blah blah blah. I just let it slide we shop alittle and head to Barnes and nobles, I was trying to buy a book and we started to talk about this book call “never let me go” by Kazuo Ishiguro tbh I saw the movie I did not like it thought it was mid and the book didn’t convince me, apparently she let me borrow this book like 10 years ago and I don’t remember, I told her how I was glad to throw out the book and she got offended I thought it was weird that she got offended but I didn’t think much of it. The next day she sends me a long message saying how I’m a bad friend and that she is done with me and tbh I was so thrown off guard that I responded in not such a nice way, I didn’t think she really didn’t want to be my friend but come today I saw her riding her bike by my house since we live close and I missed her and wanted to text her to make amends but she told no and wished me luck. Tbh I hate this feeling I hate it so much because if you guys knew everything I have done for her, it’s so unfair that she is the one to end it! I wanted to be the one to ended you know why? Because she really is a bad friend, I lost my virginity at 20 to a man I was friends with, he caught feelings but I didn’t feel the same, he decided to turn to her and the started a relationship. She never told me. they ended staying together for over a year. she never told me, she told me months later after them being together, and even tho I didn’t have feelings for him that was still not okay, I got roped and I have proof of it, I told her the story, I told her I went out to a bar with friends and I was wearing a knee length dress with a over sized men’s cardigan no makeup and Walmart sneakers I looked like complete trash and yet this man still added a substance to my drink and took advantage of me and it was worst when I told her the story and all she said to me was “what do you expect you put yourself in that situation” I forgave and I didn’t call her out I get it I should’ve cut this friendship a long time ago but we had so much history I just thought it was normal and this is how people fight and make up. I saw her today and decided to text her to make amends and tbh her response just hurts and it suck that I let her get away with so much when all I want to do is yell at her and throw it in her face everything she done and I know this sounds bad but I hope her marriage fails I hate this feeling and I hate everything I put up with
Edit- I have all the text if anyone is interested in seeing the text message when she first ended our friendship
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2023.06.06 05:04 deadoraliveicon Thoughts on Gossamer's 10th Anniversary releases

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Passion Pit! I mean...look at my activity in this sub - of course I love them! I just wanted to preface with that before I said this: I am kind of disappointed with the treatment of the 10th anniversary of Gossamer. I think the "Expanded Edition" is kind of a letdown. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that Almost There and American Blood are FINALLY on streaming...but you mean to tell me that's ALL that Sony/French Kiss could come up with? No unreleased tracks? No demos? No instrumentals? No remixes? No Gossamer Reduced that we were told about back in 2017? Hell, not even the Stripped version of Constant Conversations that I think is still only available on the Japanese editions of the CD? The inclusion of Where I Come From would've been cool too (maybe even a more "final" version because I think Michael said the released one was just a demo)!
I mean, I am THRILLED that it's getting a vinyl repress! And my GOD, the peach vinyl might be the most beautiful record I've ever seen, but I would've preferred one vinyl variant and then a Digital/CD release with a LOT of new material, than 3 vinyl variants and a lackluster digital release.
Maybe them calling it "Gossamer (Expanded Edition)" is what's upsetting me? Like, if they just did 10th anniversary vinyl reissues and released American Blood and Almost There as a digital single to promote it, that would've been cool! But something about tacking 2 previously released tracks on the end of an album and calling it an "expanded edition" is just...disappointing? I guess TECHNICALLY it is expanded, but c'mon...
I mean, overall I'm ECSTATIC that Michael has a social media presence again, and that one of the best albums from the 2010s is being remembered! I'm just kind of disappointed that after almost a full year AFTER its tenth anniversary, this is all Sony/French Kiss could come up with.
Although...maybe there is some kind of rights issue? Maybe Michael owns the rights to a lot of / all of the unreleased material from that time and he wants to release it on his own at some point? If at all? Who knows?
How are you guys feeling about the 10th anniversary edition(s) of Gossamer? Are you LOVING it? Are you somewhat disappointed?
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2023.06.06 04:59 atariacid US Visa Application Experience. Please share your story!

Hi, I am going to visit my american bf next year. We met for the first time in Indonesia 5 months ago. Agent said I have to apply for the visa in August due to high season. I am pretty nervous for the process since I haven't travelled to another country for the last 5 years. I visited China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau but it was 6-7 years ago. So, my current passport is empty with no stamp at all. I am going to travel alone, and unfortunetaly my bf lives in a city with very least tourism. Afraid that I might get rejected :( Any suggestions? Do I have to be honest that I travel alone to visit my bf and his fam?
  1. I have savings that I am pretty sure it is enough
  2. I work for 6 years in a company
  3. Still living with my parents, no siblings
  4. I am also a university student
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2023.06.06 04:59 Azariagalvin Agency Unlocked – Neil Patel

Link download:

Here’s what you’ll get in Agency Unlocked

Week 1: Creating Traffic
The first week of the course focuses on seven strategies for tripling traffic without creating a single new blog post or increasing your ad budget.
Increasing your conversion rates on Day 1
Day 2: Gathering and distributing emails
Day 3: Freeing up staff to reduce costs
Day 4: Using influencers and review sites
A/B testing of title tags and headliones on day 5
Day 6 involves updating older posts to increase traffic Day 7 involves taking advantage of free advertising options.
Second week: conversions
This week, you'll discover how to potentially quadruple your clientele without really growing your current traffic.
Day 1: Incorporate CTAs into your content Day 2: Apply AI to boost sales opportunities
Using drip push notification sequences on Day 3
Day Four: Remarketing initiatives The Neil way
Day 5: Monitoring your guests.
Week 3's material
Editing existing content for 30 minutes a day, according to Neil, will increase website traffic by double.
Day 1: Incorporating fresh keywords into current content Day 2: Improving your Google rankings
Day 3: Plant and Grow
Day 4: Cheaply Building Micro Sites
Day 5: Marketplace Websites.
I'm not sure how many of these films will bring in more visitors. Selling a website won't happen, and keyword addition might take some time. Keyword stuffing is also extremely discouraged, in my opinion.
Social media in Week 4
You'll discover quick methods for finding thousands of more monthly visitors.
Week Five: Paid Promotion
You'll discover how to cut your budget in half while doubling conversions from the same number of advertising.
First day: Finding micro-influencers
Day 2: Gaining knowledge about your company Day 3: A free viral campaign
Cross-promotion and share advertising on day four. Common website errors on day five.
Week 6 is demolition week
This last week of this very brief course goes over everything you've learned over the previous five weeks.
If I'm being completely honest, the most of the material from the preceding five weeks is freely available on his Youtube channel in a similar fashion.
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2023.06.06 04:55 Unknowneredd Why having a good relationship with your mom shouldn’t be considered a green flag.

I am a 15 year old female who lives with my mom. I love my mom, my mom has sacrificed a lot for me in my 15 years and I know that she loves me. My mom works as Nail Technician and she is a Vietnamese immigrant. My mom is super nice to everyone. On the outside, my friends think she’s super sweet, super understanding, and my friends all love her. My friends all believe she is the most hilarious person ever and in public everybody likes to believe that we have a really good relationship. The truth is, is that it’s not. I’ve spent 15 years living with my mom and I can just say that once I go to college I’m leaving and never coming back. Insider, my mom has a brother who left because he got kicked out of college so really, I’m the only child she has left. My mom has spent many years trying to teach me from right to wrong just like any other parent. But she did that by crushing my self confidence and self esteem. I was not the most skinny girl ever. In fact I was overweight and I have been for most of my life but only by ten to fifteen pounds. My mom spent countless years telling me that I was ugly and that I was a fat pig. During family vacations where I would have to wear a swimsuit she would just avoid me because I know that she was embarrassed about having me as her daughter . I know she did this to motivate me to lose weight but I turned to SH instead. I spent my freshman year of high school going to the gym constantly and I lost 40 pounds. I spent every morning running four miles for 4 days a week. On the days I didn’t run i rowed. I’m relatively skinny now and when relatives like to ask what I did to lose all of that, my mom likes to say that it was her. She made me lose all of the weight and she tells others to copy her techniques. But really, I was the one that worked hard. I spent homecoming and spring fling in the gym. I couldn’t even eat cake on my birthday because it was too many calories. I spent most of my time in the gym. My mom likes to hit me sometimes or kick me. And when she does that she likes to curse me out in Vietnamese when I do something wrong. In our culture it’s very normalized but my mom shows me no affection. She has never told me that she loved me, she has never hugged me ever since I was 7. My mom likes to insult me in english and in Vietnamese. I think she just expects me to be perfect all the time. I have a 4.1 unweighted GPA and I’m going into my sophomore year taking AP Calculus , AP Spanish, and AP American Lit. I play varsity Lacrosse , I’m Editor in Chief for Yearbook next year and I’m secretary of my class. I am in Chess Club and HOSA. I work very hard. Any other mother would be grateful for me. But to my mom it’s not enough. It will never be enough. She always points out my flaws. And what I do wrong. But she never congratulates me. My mom has never attended any of my lacrosse games,school events, graduations , or anything, never has . She’s never there for me. Anytime I try to speak to her about my problems she always yells at me about how I have nothing to stress about because I have food to eat and water to drink. My mom also does this really annoying thing where if she makes something and I don’t like it she’ll just tell me to eat it and give me a sob story. I’ve also noticed that ever since my parents got divorced my mom has been a really horrible girl friend. Not in a cheating way but she doesn’t trust. And to her everything must be perfect and if she’s having a bad day best believe that once you interact with her you will too. My mom assumes things all the time when I do something and she’ll yell at me for that. She prefers her feelings over the actual facts and that’s messed up the dynamic of our relationship. She also never moves on and will use things against me no matter what. Long story short, she’s shattered my confidence and was my very first bully, she always thinks she’s right and can’t admit when she’s in the wrong, she can’t compromise, she’s manipulative, and she’s never there for me. When people say that it’s a red flag when somebody treats their mom like crap I disagree. Not in all situations but you never know what’s happening behind closed doors. My mom truly makes me feel like she only loves me because she’s birthed me. I truly feel like the child she didn’t want. And I don’t think she likes me. I wish I had a good relationship with my mom like everyone else does but I just can’t . When I move out and start my career, I plan on just giving my mom a shit load of money and then leaving her. She took away my childhood all because she didn’t want to create the time or the effort. If she didn’t want to pay more money she shouldn’t have had me. And I wish I didn’t have her as my mom.
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2023.06.06 04:55 moor9776 Just got booted and locked out

Title says it all. Just got booted and the game quit after I finished the first part of the main quest in act two. Trying to get back in and it’s not letting me.
Edit: there is a note on the login page saying blizzard is aware of issues, trying to authenticate login and are investigating. Lame!!
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2023.06.06 04:53 Melkor5758 Help with first army

I've been into Warhammer lore for a few months now and I'm planning on getting into the game with 10th edition. I'm planning on Blood Angels being my first army, and I'm planning on getting the starter and command sets for 9th as well as the indomitus box set because they'll help me get my main army built up as well as a whole bunch of necrons, which I'm hoping I'll be able to make as a second army somewhat soonish after. What should I get outside of those sets?(I'm planning on getting an epic hero, either Trazyn or Imotekh) I've never played any wargames or anything remotely similar to 40k so any help is GREATLY appreciated
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