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RumpelstiltskinRSS is a web based RSS reader for your Gengo Jobs RSS. After some one-time steps, you can use any browser on any device to alert you for new jobs. As a bonus, RumpelstiltskinRSS does some filtering for you so you will only be alerted if the size and level of the job meet your preferences, taking the time of day into account.

I optimized RumpelstiltskinRSS for my own needs, but tried to make it so that it can be used by all translators. You can find RumpelstiltskinRSS at http://rumpelstiltskin.appje.nl/rss/. For a description how to use it, follow the Introduction link.

Note that you can set the refresh interval to either 31 or 62 seconds. Use 31 for optimal chances to grab a job, without breaching Gengo's demand to access your Jobs RSS at most twice per minute. Or use 62 to test if RumpelstiltskinRSS suits you, while still running your current RSS reader (set to check at most once per minute) on another device.

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    Alexander

    Please note that switching the email notification mike on is not enough. You have to ask me to manually wire it to your email address or it won't work. I took your post as a request to do so, and added your address + account to the list. If you check "Insert dummy job ... (to trigger demo alert)", you should start receiving email notifications.

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    Alexander

    If you did the April/May survey and promised to make a recurrent donation via PayPal, now you can. Just visit the Donate page at http://rmpl-2020-1.nl, and follow the steps under the header "PayPal" to start a subscription.

    If you want to make a recurrent donation using a credit card, I plan to add support for it on rmpl.nl in the course of December. (And yes, in the end I plan to offer all options on every mirror site, but due to some under the hood issues that's a bridge too far right now.)

    So far, I allowed anyone who did the survey and promised to make a donation to use the paid server, even if they had not actually donated yet. As of January 1, 2021, the paid server will be strictly for paying users (those who made a donation or bought the iOS or Android app) only.

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    Alexander

    If you saw a blank page in the app today, you are not the only one. This morning, at 10 AM Europe time, I updated the server scripts and apparently introduced some bug. I restored the previous version around 4 PM, and it looks like this solved the issue.

    I apologize for the inconvenience. If you still see a blank page (or experience any other issue), please contact me and I will see what I can do.

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    Alexander

    Like I promised two weeks ago, I added support for recurrent donations using your credit card. Due to under the hood details, this is only possible on the Donate page at rmpl.nl.

    Again, you can also start a subscription via PayPal, but this option is only available on the Donate page at rmpl-2020-1.nl.

    Reminder: paying users can receive email notifications about available jobs. For security reasons, I store your email address separate from your preferences, so just checking this option is not enough. Please contact me if you wish to start receiving email notifications.

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    Alexander

    The rmpl-2020 domains were a temporary solution for problems that started about a year ago. The time has come to replace them.

    On the server that hosts rmpl-2020-1.nl, I hired a new domain rmpl-free.nl, which points to the same files. In theory, you can simply change the URL in your browser from rmpl-2020-1.nl into rmpl-free.nl and won't see any difference. In practice, I may have overlooked some detail, so don't hesitate to contact me if you experience a problem.

    If you are using rmpl-2020-2.nl, I will discontinue this mirror since it never performed well, and advise you move to rmpl-free.nl. Again, please contact me if you experience any problem.

    As for rmpl-2020-3.nl/paid, I plan to replace it by rmpl-paid.nl, which is hosted by the same provider as rmpl-2020-3.nl, but I am still working on the details. If you visit rmpl-paid.nl right now, you will not be able to log in yet.

    In summary, if you are using rmpl-2020-1.nl or rmpl-2020-2.nl, please move to rmpl-free.nl and contact me if you experience a problem; if you are using rmpl-2020-3.nl/paid, keep using it until I ask you to move to rmpl-paid.nl.

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