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Offline Azhtek

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2011, 12:09:27 PM »
Getting a little bored. I'll be fucking around with the site a little and trying to add some new features. The first of which right now is a Google+ at the start of threads, still messing with it because +1'ing a page shows it as "Login" on the Google+ site, because access is blocked to people who aren't logged in. Anyone looked around Google+ yet? Interesting take on social networks.

Anyway. For those who still check the forums, I'll be adding, removing and changing features in hopes of finding some things worth keeping.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2011, 12:16:05 PM by Sthemio »

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2011, 01:57:50 PM »
I'm on G+ and I think that addition could be quite interesting.  I look forward to seeing what happens.
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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
While not an immediate addition to the site, I have created an . Feel free to join, I hope to plan some events if we can generate a little bit of interest.

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 01:43:35 PM »
I've also just now managed to get a gallery working on the site. It's not the software that I was aiming for, but it's close enough. It's a fairly basic setup, but you can start immediately uploading from the "Gallery" button at the top of the page. I'll add more categories shortly.

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Some Bigger Updates. Please Read!
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
So, some of you may have noticed some changes to the site. Again.

Basically it works out like this. The forums are exactly the same, there's just a little bit more information floating around the sides. The front page better displays what is available to users.

I'll be adding and subtracting from this as time goes on, trying to find a balance on modules that we need or want.

If you do not want to see these items on the sides of the site, then you may notice two small symbols together. If you click on these, they will hide the wings on the site, and you can continue with business as usual. Unclicking them reverses this.



Additionally, I have added a donations section to the site, and have created a PayPal account just for FW.
Currently, the site is approaching $70 US in running costs per month. This covers the VPN (where the site is hosted) and Ventrilo (which I am urging more people to use).
I'm against the idea of commercial advertisements littering the site. Not only do I think they break up the general flow of the page, they can be off-putting and make the site significantly more NSFW.
If you wish to show your support for the site, you can do so by clicking the Treasury button at the top of the site, or the Donations button on the front page. This is completely optional, and anything you want to give to the site will be greatly appreciated and put to good use.

Donations will only go towards the upkeep of Furry-Within, and nothing else. There will be complete transparency with donations, so if anyone has any questions as to how their money is being spent, then they can see simply what has been allocated where. And if you have further queries beyond that, you can ask me and I can provide further information.



And that's all for this update. Post here with comments, questions, concerns, or compliments. As always, I'm reachable through a variety of means, those being PM, E-Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, and frequently in the FW Chat if you wish to discuss matters privately.

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2012, 05:14:08 AM »
*looks about a bit* love what you have done with the place. Your hard work is very much appreciated *has probably said that a couple of times already* I think it looks good, it looks unique in its own ways. Also, I see a photo gallery. I like it. Just one inquiry o.o Is there a specific image size that we cannot go over if we choose to upload, or is it like any other forum link post what have you that we make normally. Perhaps its an unnecessary question, I am just covering my bases in case I choose to upload any of my photos lol.

Anyhow. Love it, very much so. Thank you sthem for the nice and shiny gleam to the site  :P  8)
(17:41:01) Bellatrix: My butt hurts v.v
(17:41:16) Sthemio: My bad.
(17:41:35) Sasha_Akechi: You should tell the sloth not to put it their so often :P just kidding.
(17:41:47) Bellatrix: OMG sasha XD
(17:43:44) Fawkes_Werefox: *offers Bella amazing sex*
(17:44:00) Bellatrix: Ah my butt feels better.

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Site Updates - Gaming Servers!
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 12:14:06 PM »
Okay, a bit of a new one this time. We now have available to us (to begin with, test the waters so to speak) a Minecraft server. It currently is an 8-slot Survival server with PvP and Flight enabled, and anyone can join.

The IP for the server is 68.232.163.87. The server itself is based in Dallas so in theory, people in the US shouldn't encounter too much lag.

Please post in this topic if you encounter any issues, such as technical difficulties, griefers, or severe latency issues.

Additionally, if people would like to list some games here that they'd like to see hosted on FW, such as Killling Floor which I've had suggested a few times now, let me know by posting here and I'll do what I cab.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 12:49:57 PM by Sthemio »

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 02:27:09 PM »
I'm still down with a Killing Floor Server.
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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2013, 02:54:25 AM »
The site host has informed me that they are going to be performing a migration of our site to a new server. While no downtime is expected, it remains a possibility for the site to be unavailable for a short time.

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2013, 11:46:39 AM »
Hopefully Its a smooth transition.

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2014, 11:47:16 AM »
I'm in the process of updating the forums to a newer version, something I've neglected to do for a little while. What this means is a temporary loss of functionality for some of the addons, such as portal (the front page), treasury, and a few other miscellaneous things.

I'm in the process of trialing some other mods right now. The new additions may or may not work correctly, so don't be surprised if you get an error.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 12:15:18 PM by Azhtek »

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 10:56:11 AM »
Well it would seem that I've put into place a little battle mod. As of now, it's in the default state, so things might seem a little ugly, such as when you're fighting Muppets in the wild, but I'm going to spend the weekend messing around with this to improve quests, items, monsters, maps etc.

As of now, you can level up, quest, shop (at what is currently stocked in the shop) and battle with other users. I suggest starting with Libby (Spikey Vulpes) as she's gotten a headstart on you guys.

By the way, I'm a motherfuckin' raid boss. I'd suggest you lowbies not go for me just yet.

The battle section can be accessed at the top of the forum, or in the link provided in this post.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 10:57:44 AM by Azhtek »

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 05:47:49 PM »
Battle system update.

So right now, I've created a public group called Battlers, which anyone can join or leave at any time. This group is there so that only people interested in playing are displayed in the game, which hinders the ability for people to snipe inactive members for easy resources.

To join this group, click this link and then click Join on the Battler group. The battle tab should then be visible to you when you refresh your page and you can begin or continue the game.

If for some reason the link did not work, go to your profile, hover your mouse over Modify Profile, select Group Membership and join the group.

I'm in the process of adding content to the game, and during that time I've disabled PvP so that the people power-leveling right now won't stomp all over everyone else who is just getting started. I'm also working to balance the game out and introduce a better map, more quests, more random encounters, monsters, and soon campaigns that people of a certain level can embark on together.

More updates soon.

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 06:31:53 PM »
Update upon update upon update. Not related to the battle system right now though.

No, instead I've installed a new mod, which the creator has titled the Fanfic system. I'll be working to rename that soon, however its function will remain the same. It is a story submission system. This is here instead of just posting it to the forum for several reasons, which I shall post below.

1. This system can be categorised. I've put a few rudimentary categories in there so far just for testing, but these can be vast, and allow people to post to certain genres, as well as allow others to browse those genres.

2. It's easier to browse than a forum. Instead of topic being buried beneath the latest thing, people can instead choose how the navigate the system.

3. Rating system. Safe, Questionable, Explicit, Porn. People can, at a glance, decide on what content they want to view.

4. WYSIWYG text editor. What You See Is What You Get. This is far more effective as a means to writing on the fly, and it is an immediate response when editing because you don't have to click "preview".

Now, just because it's a new system doesn't mean the forums don't have a part in it. You can create threads and directly link them in to your story so that people can, with a single click, go to the thread and comment, critique, query. You'll see when submitting a story a Discussion Topic field. You just need the thread ID number and it'll redirect the reader once they click on the Discussion Topic link in your story.

For those wondering where the thread IDs can be found, I've put it in bold in the following link. http://www.furry-within.com/index.php/topic,39.0.html

And then simply put it here when submitting a story:
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 06:41:31 PM by Azhtek »

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Re: Site Updates
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 06:51:12 PM »
Been a while since I've posted in here.

Well, I've been working for a decent number of hours today on a few small additions to the site here and there, ironing out some small bugs that have been on the To-Do list for a while, and discussing new features a few of you guys to get some feedback. So here's what I've added so far.

Chat additions: 
-New commands to change your status. Check here for information.
-Better (?) image linking in the chat. It now uses Lightbox to display images. And what that means is that if you decide to post a massive picture in the chat, instead it will show a thumbnail of the image until you click on it, at which point it will expand to its full size for you, and give you a direct link to the source of the picture. Let me know how it works for you guys and if any changes need to be made regarding thumbnail size, etc.
-Admins/Mods can now take over the chatbot and make it do horrendous shit to anyone we want.

I have a few more additions to the chat that I plan on introducing very soon, but it's nearly 5 AM at time of writing and they'll have to wait until I'm more coherent.

Site junk:
-Added in a suggestion box, and suggestion box forum board. There is now a link at the top of the page to go directly to where you can submit a suggestion, which will automatically generate a thread in the new forum board.
This is a public board where people can make a review suggestions and have their own input.

Trivial things:
-Rules are now linked in the top-right corner of the chat. The chat rules page is still a WIP but it contains the recent additions of commands.
-Added a suggestion box link to the top-right corner of the chat. For your own convenience.
-Added an "Message All Staff" option to the top-right corner of the chat. This is for use when you have an incident within the chat to report and no staff are currently present. It will allow you to easily send a site PM to myself, Rain, Kris, Fen and Nester. In the event that you do need to use this feature, it is recommended that you include text logs of the event in question. I'm currently working on setting up image attachments within site PMs so that people can attach screenshots of events, in such cases where text does not suffice.

 

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