Watch the November 2021 Shacknews Direct special event livestream here

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Hello there, everyone. Today is an exciting day here at Shacknews, as we’ll be holding a special Shacknews Direct. During the stream, we’ll talk about the state of Shacknews and the work going on behind the scenes. We’ll also be pulling back the curtain on something exciting that we’ve been working on over the last year. The November 2021 Shacknews Direct is just hours away. Please, take a look.

Watch the November 2021 Shacknews Direct special event livestream here

The November 2021 Shacknews Direct special event livestream will take place today, November 23, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel. The stream is set to run for 33 minutes and will be available as a VOD on our YouTube channel following its conclusion.

Today’s Shacknews Direct will be hosted by CEO Lola and Shacknews Luminary Asif Khan. Our last Shacknews Direct was held in November of 2020, and is where we announced the Shacknews Cortex feature. Today, we have something new and exciting to share with you all, but you’ll have to tune in to the Direct for details.

We’re just hours away from the November 2021 Shacknews Direct special event livestream. We implore you to tune in and join us for this special occasion.

From The Chatty
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    November 23, 2021 12:30 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Watch the November 2021 Shacknews Direct special event livestream here

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      November 23, 2021 12:33 PM

      This is exciting, it must be to finally announce I am a mod

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        November 23, 2021 12:38 PM

        close, everyone can now mod your posts specifically :D

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      November 23, 2021 12:40 PM

      LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      November 23, 2021 1:16 PM

      i am waiting for the new phone app to be Amazon phone only

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        November 23, 2021 2:03 PM

        You guys all have Amazon phones, right?!

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      November 23, 2021 1:19 PM

      Will the next version be region locked for Australians?

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      November 23, 2021 1:33 PM

      are we part of the metaverse now?

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      November 23, 2021 3:24 PM

      We are live now.

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      November 23, 2021 3:43 PM

      lol, not exactly what I expected Asif XD

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      November 23, 2021 3:44 PM

      Already challenging pets!

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      November 23, 2021 3:45 PM

      i need a pet.

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      November 23, 2021 3:45 PM

      I love it. What a good idea.

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      November 23, 2021 3:47 PM

      they are already deleting shackpets bug reports in the stream, nice

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      November 23, 2021 3:48 PM

      20% more shackpoints for voting for a pet than posting a response in chatty

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        November 23, 2021 4:06 PM

        wow yea i just got a bunch of points spam

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          November 23, 2021 4:09 PM

          Yeah, that notification spam making the screen useless for a while is a day one bug post that never got addressed as well. Please let us turn that off.

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            November 23, 2021 4:54 PM

            I believe a fix was rolled out for this not too long ago. Like, within the last hour or so.

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      November 23, 2021 3:49 PM

      already downloaded and contributed!

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      November 23, 2021 3:53 PM

      I'm missing most of the Livestream here because I'm at work. How does swiping work? For example if I like the pet on the right do I swipe from left to right or the opposite?

      Yes I'm old and have never used a dating app.

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        November 23, 2021 3:55 PM

        i think just click on the arrorw under the pet you prefer?

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          November 23, 2021 4:00 PM

          Correct. That’s what I do.

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            November 23, 2021 4:04 PM

            Did you see the feedback (posted by a few folks in twitch chat) regarding articles and the fact that folks don't get"read this article points" unless they scroll way past the articles content into the footer.

            This was a day one issue and now we have asif wondering why folks aren't fully reading articles, I bet that is affecting his data there.

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              November 23, 2021 4:20 PM

              The data used regarding people not reading articles was not related to the gamification engine. That hasn't impacted the data at all. This was also a comment about people in general and not just about the Chatty community.

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                November 23, 2021 4:23 PM

                Ok, but it still kinda broken, read an entire article and don't get "credit" unless you scroll more.

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                  November 23, 2021 4:24 PM

                  I'll make sure we look into it.

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                    November 23, 2021 4:27 PM

                    Just a usability thing, nothing is broken, but it sure affects the points thing if folks care about that.

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      November 23, 2021 3:54 PM

      the app isn't available in my country

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        November 23, 2021 3:59 PM

        what country are you located in?

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          November 23, 2021 4:00 PM

          Spain, I tried on Android, haven't checked iOS.

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            November 23, 2021 4:29 PM

            Made a note of this and will bring it up with the devs.

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            November 23, 2021 4:33 PM

            We forgot to check a box when we set it live on Google Play. Should be downloadable soon. Sorry about that.

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            November 23, 2021 4:35 PM

            This was an oversight and the fix has already been put forward. I'm not sure on the timeline for when it will be live on Android in Spain. Could be hours, could be a day or two. Sorry about that.

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        November 23, 2021 5:56 PM

        Same here. Need to VPN in but it doesn't seem to load the content.

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      November 23, 2021 3:57 PM

      Do pet rocks count?

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      November 23, 2021 4:05 PM

      my pets are totally gonna kick all your pets' butts!

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      November 23, 2021 4:10 PM

      Holy shit! He opened that briefcase!

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      November 23, 2021 4:13 PM

      FREE ABRASION!!

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        November 23, 2021 4:17 PM

        GET UP STANDUP ONE LOVE FREE ALL SHACKNEWS PRISONERS !!

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      November 23, 2021 4:13 PM

      gotta say these subtitles are on point

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      November 23, 2021 4:15 PM

      Oh, so LOL's are the problem? WTF.

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        November 23, 2021 4:20 PM

        What did they say about lols?

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          November 23, 2021 4:21 PM

          They might've encouraged "dunking" on people and maybe added to the negativity of the Internet as a result.

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            November 23, 2021 4:26 PM

            I could see the WTF tag for that but really not the LOL

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              November 23, 2021 4:27 PM

              Plenty of people use lol passive aggressively

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                November 23, 2021 4:31 PM

                yeah let's bring back the passive aggressive one word posts instead

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                November 23, 2021 4:43 PM

                It's not about using the lol tag improperly. It's about chasing a lol count. One way to do that is to "dunk" on people. If your dunk is funny, everybody lols and it's no big deal. If it isn't funny, you've just posted something hurtful.

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            November 23, 2021 4:27 PM

            Plenty of research showing that downvotes/upvotes encourage negative behaviors, but the lol tags are more neutral

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      November 23, 2021 4:26 PM

      FYI the app store/google play buttons on https://shackpets.shacknews.com/welcome/ link to GitHub.com

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      November 23, 2021 4:36 PM

      I uploaded my cat

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        November 23, 2021 4:38 PM

        I have all mine uploaded. I am still figuring out how to add multiple pictures. I don't know what I will do if your cat comes up against mine!

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          November 23, 2021 4:46 PM

          It seems like you have to completely add your pet, then go back and put in additional pictures. I tried doing multiple pictures to start and they just kept replacing each other.

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            November 23, 2021 4:52 PM

            I dont quite understand the challenge aspect, photos dont automatically go against everyone else? you manually select which photos go against others? also changing the challenge set, you only have one active at a time but I see tons of other pets' photos active?

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              November 23, 2021 4:53 PM

              I just challenged everybody, but when i look at 'upcoming' i have multiple challenges with the same two pictures, so hmm.

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        November 23, 2021 5:58 PM

        You wouldn't.

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      November 23, 2021 4:39 PM

      Cat uploaded. STARK will challenge your minions.

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      November 23, 2021 4:40 PM

      I ate uploaded a cat.

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      November 23, 2021 4:53 PM

      omg yay!

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      November 23, 2021 4:57 PM

      🐶🐕🐩🐕‍

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        November 23, 2021 5:05 PM

        Hmm, on the website, this post was cutoff after the service dog emoji, specifically after the zero width joiner between the dog and safety vest emojis. It does seem to display correctly on the Android app. 🐕‍

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          November 23, 2021 5:07 PM

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            November 23, 2021 5:15 PM

            Ok, guide dog emoji isn't working either from the Android app.
            Lets try from Chrome:
            🐕‍🦺 🦮

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              November 23, 2021 5:18 PM

              ok, my original post was supposed to be:
              🐶🐕🐩🐕‍🦺🦮🐾🐱🐈🐹🐇🐰😻

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      November 23, 2021 5:19 PM

      I missed all this, is it just the pet thing?

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      November 23, 2021 5:41 PM

      ...is this a real thing? Not a joke or something done "ironically" but an actual, serious thing?

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        November 23, 2021 5:43 PM

        Who doesn't want to date pets!

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      November 23, 2021 5:48 PM

      Now I feel bad for not reading Cortex posts :(

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        November 23, 2021 5:56 PM

        What happened?

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          November 23, 2021 6:01 PM

          In the video Asif talks about article reads, etc., but apparently most people skip over Cortex posts. That and the Carnage Reports, which I am 100% to blame for. I just read the Chatty headline and that's it.

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            November 23, 2021 6:05 PM

            Cortex doesn't show on the main page, and unless you follow something, when you go to Cortex it shows nothing.

            If I have to jump through multiple links to get there from the main site, I don't doubt it won't get much viewing.

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              November 23, 2021 9:16 PM

              Yeah and the chatty posts that link to cortex give you a title and zero further information. A summary would help.

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                November 23, 2021 9:49 PM

                People can write summaries. They just don’t. (It could probably be a little clearer in the UI what “Comments OP” means, but it’s there)

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                  November 23, 2021 9:51 PM

                  Ah ok, well that would be a simple fix to rename that or make it mandatory. Or just pull in the first paragraph of the content of someone doesn’t include one.

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      November 23, 2021 6:07 PM

      I need a cortex user guide

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      November 23, 2021 7:17 PM

      I have a feeling it’s gonna be hard to reach the critical mass required for this thing to take off, but the idea has legs. Good luck!

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