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samirbalwani on Please let me attack and kill all NPC's - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It adds a level of immersion. I should be allowed to make mistakes, kill things - be killed. We had the ability to kill everyone in EQ1 and there was little to no griefing because there was no point to doing it." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Please let me attack and kill all NPC's - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You're assuming that NPC should be easily killable. If I get together 200 people to kill an NPC that will respawn 15 minutes later or 30 minutes later - I think I should be allowed to." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on show/r/startups - Connecting Coffee Drinkers with Specialty Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Most definitely. We're starting with US roasters, but only because I know the market. Shoot me a message with UK roasters, and we'll add them for sure!" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on show/r/startups - Connecting Coffee Drinkers with Specialty Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Great questions. Value proposition is intelligence behind the recommendations. It's recommending roasts based on your personalized flavor profile. As you rate coffee, the platform better understands the roasts you'll like. The money comes through affiliate deals with specific roasters." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on show/r/startups - Connecting Coffee Drinkers with Specialty Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You can view the roaster by clicking "popular" or "searching" them. If you want to get personalized recommendations, them you need to create an account." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Understood, what would you want to be able to do without an account?" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That totally makes sense! I'll definitely add that. We just simplified the rating system, so now you just have to like or dislike coffee. Let me see what I can do about making sure there's more variety in the feed." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thank you so much for the kind words! Glad you like the website." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Wow, thank you so much for the response. This is great. Good point on the activity. Totally agree that we need to figure out why you want to rate the coffee (aside from a personal want). Also, you're not the first person to say that it's hard to get to the "buy" part of the coffee - we're definitely taking a look at that. Thank you so much for your comments!" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"We don't put the all the content on the homepage, because again - the goal is for you to create an account so we can recommend you coffee. However, if you want to explore the roasts or businesses - all of their profiles and roasts are available to the public without creating an account: http://beta.cafefanatic.com/oak-cli... http://beta.cafefanatic.com/madcap-... http://beta.cafefanatic.com/montavi... http://beta.cafefanatic.com/barring... I'm working right now on adding an "Explore" tab to make this more apparent. Thanks." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Totally understand your concerns. Sadly, without logging in there's no value to the application (we can't recommend things to you without you having an account). I'm not sure if you have a Twitter or Facebook account, but we followed the same mentality. Most of the content is available without an account, but the application only pulls it together based on what we learn about you when you sign up. Either way, thank you for voicing your concerns. We'll have to do a better job of showing that we're not simply collecting emails to spam people." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Show /r/Coffee: New Website to Connect You With Coffee Roasters - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Sorry you feel that way. We actually don't spam you at all and you can control your notification and emails. The website is actually fairly open, but we need you to create an account because we need a way to actually keep track of what you like. You can view roasters and products, but the true value of the website is by signing up. (Here's an example of a roaster's page: http://beta.cafefanatic.com/montavi...). Thanks, Samir Balwani" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on is there a website equivalent of "beer advocate" or "rate beer" for coffee? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That's actually something I've been working on. We're hoping to build an app that helps you find coffee you might like. It's ambitious because taste is hard to recommend - would love to have you try it out if you're interested. Sign up at http://www.cafefanatic.com and I'll invite you once we launch the beta." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I made some changes to the page - hopefully the nowrap will force it to stay one line. Also, I switched the red and black background (couldn't get rid of the blockiness, I tried a bunch of variations). Thanks for your help!!" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That's a good point. We'll have to figure out how to identify what is out of date. I'm hoping that we can (based on one's previous reviews) recommend new blends before they run out." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks for the feedback. I'm working on identifying a way to keep everything up to date. My thoughts have been that if bloggers (ourselves included) can be reviewing coffee beans for roasters, that it must be possible to do this on a larger scale. I know it won't be easy, but I think we can solve this! Thanks again for the feedback." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Hi! Just wanted to say we updated the page. We think it's a lot easier to understand now - what do you think? - http://www.cafefanatic.com" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm hoping for it to be a mix. I know a decent amount about coffee (but always learning more). The hope is to give roasters the ability to update their offerings, while giving users the ability to like and give feedback on the ones they've tried. I'm worried about it being all based on one persons' taste - so the more data points the better." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Starting a new website to help people discover new coffees and teas. [Question] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks for the feedback! I'll definitely update the page tonight (the story and the image!). The goal is to create a website that connects people with roasts and roasters that they may like. Right now we'll just be a matchmaker, but if people and roasters want to sell directly through the website - that's something we can build towards in the future. Does that better explain the website? Thanks again!!" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I got this message from my hosting company today. Help needed. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Which plugins were they? Would be good to know about the vulnerability." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Discuss building "Squeeze Pages" or "Landing Pages" using Wordpress and Aweber. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Have you tried out unbounce? It's not a WordPress thing, but it's really amazing for creating landing pages. I highly recommend it." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I got this message from my hosting company today. Help needed. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Use the Cookies for Comments plugin - http://wordpress.org/extend... amazing at cutting down comment spam without the need for a captcha. Between this and Akismet you should be fine." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Does anyone know what causes this error: 'Missed Schedule' - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Who's your host? Sometimes its a server issue with server timing." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I'm launching a WordPress hosting service for small businesses, would you use it? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks! That's really interesting. If you used WordPress, would you considering using a system like ours for your clients? Do you see the added benefits being useful?" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on OPEN Forum is launching a new community for entrepreneurs - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks od_9. Yeah the website is owned and run by American Express. The goal of which is to create a community just for small business owners / entrepreneurs - with functionality beyond what you find on Reddit." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I'm launching a WordPress hosting service for small businesses, would you use it? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks! I'm hoping the marketing resources, automatic upgrades, an analytics will be a differentiator. Thoughts?" - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I'm launching a WordPress hosting service for small businesses, would you use it? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks! I'll definitely start doing that, we've also started reaching out to local developers to try to build our referral network. The goal is to make it easy and flexible. Which is why we chose WordPress instead of building our own like Weebly." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I'm launching a WordPress hosting service for small businesses, would you use it? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks! That's good to know. I was thinking it might be better to partner with developers that are building these websites and offering features that are better for them? Instead of targeting the small business owner. Offering things like web analytics, managed upgrades, support, and marketing guides for their clients." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on I'm launching a WordPress hosting service for small businesses, would you use it? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That's great feedback. One of the things we're looking at is integrating WooCommerce and offering tutorials / training on how to use it - and giving support. Here's a link to WooCommerce: http://www.woothemes.com/woocomm..." - Samir Balwani
samirbalwani on Where do you host your client's websites? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"haha happy if you want to answer it - figured I'd offer my services but I know a lot of people are using Page.ly and WpEngine." - Samir Balwani
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