The T³ team wishes every user a merry Christmas! Like every year the support will be reduced over the holidays, but we'll look into any problems in the new year at latest.
Bug in the donation system
There was a bug in the donation system for a while. It could happen that the tournament donations were correctly saved, but lost if the tournament data got edited.
I ask all organizers to check their donation selection. For past tournaments: only an admin can correct the issue, so just drop me a short message.
I'd like to remind you at this point, that we're also verry happy about donations not linked to the tournaments. The new server just cost us almost 200 Euros (~ 300 $) and that wasn't a planed investment. So if someone thought about a donation... now would be a great time.
ETC 2009 - Livenews
Who's interested in "live" news and results from the ETC, should take a look at the following sites:
* Results and pictures: http://www.wh-etc.com
* Liveticker and more: http://tabletopwelt.de/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=167 (German only)
Simplification of tournament donations for periodical, small tournaments
To simplify tournament donations from periodical, small tournaments (like the ones of LGS) and to save the fixed fee of Paypal transfers, we added a new feature:
Tournament Donation Accounts
Organizers now have the possibilty to create a tournament donation account. Therefore they donate one bigger amount to T³ and it will then be reduced by the particular donations. This reduces the workload for the periodical payments and saves money with Paypal transfers or the use of business accounts. As a special titbit you'll get a bonus of 2% on your deposit. To create an account please contact the T³-webmaster.
AddThis links removed to preseve privacy
All AddThis links have been removed from T³ after AddThis was acquired by a company called Clearspring which started to track their users with so called Flash cookies. A little Flash code gets loaded from the Clearspring website on all pages which use AddThis. Through Flash you can store data similar to regular cookies on a computer. The problem is that these cookies don't get treated by the privacy settings of your browser and can be read in any browser you use.
This allows Clearspring to track the user behaviour over multiple browsers and websites even when the user isn't using AddThis at all. We won't support this! I didn't recognized this earlier although this changed months ago. Please excuse this, but these changes weren't annouced to the webmasters.
I recommend all Firefox users to install the addon "BetterPrivacy" which allows to delete the Flash cookies automatically.
* Firefox-Addon BetterPrivacy
* Adobe: Flash Player security and privacy