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Ed Augusts

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Re: My experience with KDP
Posted: Nov 28, 2017 12:27 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Joseph! THAT was clever as anything I'd never heard of a "sandbox" post. Were these posts that did not go public on the Forum? Because otherwise, your series of experimental posts and partial posts would have been seen and commented upon, and I'm sure you avoided such a thing from happening!

It surely took de*termin*ation to deter*mine the facts! (Let's see if THAT gets through!)

Best wishes also to the original poster; I hope he has a great career ahead of him, in writing and in being on KDP.

Josh Scragg

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Re: My experience with KDP
Posted: Dec 1, 2017 6:56 AM   in response to: Bill Edwards in response to: Bill Edwards
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Congrats Bill on the book, that is amazing.

I, myself have published a book via KDP which I wrote when I was 16 and finally published it when I was 22 which is nothing on how long it took you but I do get where you are coming from.

I also have to agree with giving KDP to thumbs up, it is an amazing tool to publish on!
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: My experience with KDP
Posted: Dec 1, 2017 3:03 PM   in response to: Ed Augusts in response to: Ed Augusts
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Ed Augusts wrote:
Joseph! THAT was clever as anything I'd never heard of a "sandbox" post.

A "sandbox" in computer jargon is just an area where you play around in, testing stuff.

Were these posts that did not go public on the Forum? Because otherwise, your series of experimental posts and partial posts would have been seen and commented upon, and I'm sure you avoided such a thing from happening!

As long as the post appeared, I could just edit the same post and not need to generate a bunch of different posts. If the post got modded, the eventual human who does look at modded posts could waste his or her time figuring out what I was doing. :)

It surely took de*termin*ation to deter*mine the facts! (Let's see if THAT gets through!)

Well, sometimes I get just a little aggravated. :)

Best wishes also to the original poster; I hope he has a great career ahead of him, in writing and in being on KDP.

Same from me.
Mary Peebels

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Re: My experience with KDP
Posted: Dec 1, 2017 3:21 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I’m an admin on a large forum, along with four other admins. We cut our workload a long time ago by requiring that a first-time user’s post is placed in moderation until an admin can view it. We also have a custom setting for obvious spam type words that aren’t allowed, and those are automatically sent to the bit-bucket. Any 800 or similar toll free numbers are also auto-deleted. It would be easy for the KDP Support Forum to do this. Some spam slips through on our forum, but it never reaches the overwhelming mass of them we see here.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: My experience with KDP
Posted: Dec 1, 2017 7:20 PM   in response to: Mary Peebels in response to: Mary Peebels
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Mary Peebels wrote:
I’m an admin on a large forum, along with four other admins. We cut our workload a long time ago by requiring that a first-time user’s post is placed in moderation until an admin can view it. We also have a custom setting for obvious spam type words that aren’t allowed, and those are automatically sent to the bit-bucket. Any 800 or similar toll free numbers are also auto-deleted. It would be easy for the KDP Support Forum to do this. Some spam slips through on our forum, but it never reaches the overwhelming mass of them we see here.

Exactly. As I said, I think the problem is that the forum is old software and has become difficult to maintain. Recently I had to add a feature to an MS-DOS FoxPro program for a client, and I spent a couple of hours just refreshing the ol' memory banks on how certain things were done. And then, on top of everything else, I ran into a FoxPro bug in its data-entry-field processing, and had to figure out how to work around it. Fun times.
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