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Information Regarding yesterday's downtime, forum server upgrades, plugin updates
Posted by: Arynis - 11-09-2015, 07:11 AM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (14)

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately the forum crashed pretty hard yesterday. MySQL restarts had no use, Shadowfang reported there had been crashed tables which are all fixed now. Server was also under a pretty bad load. We don't know what exactly caused the issues, if it were the flocking birds, or something else, but the tables are fixed now, and we have upgraded to the $10 server. Shadowfang made it sure the change is reversible in case we lose enough Patreon supporters, so $5 hosting is possible if the worst comes to happen. Regardless, the better specs should give MySQL some air and allow to carry the forum better during Sundays and other times. However, I do encourage everyone to donate if you feel the forum deserves a better server, or you hate all these downtime errors, or just want to help out somehow. Even $1 helps big time, and you get a shiny username and a special forum section for your efforts!  https://www.patreon.com/neoarkcradle

Plugins have also been updated, as well as MyBB to the most recent version. If anyone notices anything funny, do let us know!

Arynis

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Heart Plugin Updates - Some Good and Bad News
Posted by: Arynis - 11-04-2015, 07:02 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Hi everyone!

The good news is that I've updated the forum with two small plugins:

http://doylecc.altervista.org/en/count.html
Shows the character count for posts. While most of us probably won't hit the 65535 character length, it might help fic writers. Or just be handy and useful trivia so you know how much you have written so far.

http://doylecc.altervista.org/en/while.html
People often remarked the lack of a notification that appeared if someone posted while they were writing their replies. This addon aims to manage that. From what I've tested, it shows a notification in red text above the typing field (i.e., the area you write your post in) if someone posts. Hopefully it will work as intended!

The bad news... I broke part of the forum code. Apparently I axed the file for the plugin library while updating/installing the Style Usernames plugin. It means I cannot access the current plugins and (de)activate them, nor deal with said plugin. Unfortunately this means people's colored usernames will not show up on the forum listing, etc. However, your names are colored regardless, that is not lost! (e.g., I'm still red as an Admin with this post and on the online member list) Thankfully this is just a cosmetic plugin that made the colors more visible, so nothing of significance broke. Shadowfang let me know the missing file is no big deal, he should be able to fix it in the morning. So hopefully it will be back to normal ASAP.

I hope you guys enjoy the new plugins (as well as the updated smileys) and I apologize for nuking a small aspect of the forum. Sad

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Big Grin Smileys Updated! Old forum smileys are back!
Posted by: Arynis - 11-04-2015, 03:15 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (11)

Arynis has leveled up! Arynis has learned forum FTP management!

Every smiley (sans rageface memes) is back from the old forum.

Cookie Monster ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ RAISE YOUR COOKIEMONSTERS ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Cookie Monster

Yes, I'm aware of the huge backlog that is the smiley thread. I will look at the thread sometime later.

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Heart Site Donations Open: Announcing our Patreon Page
Posted by: Arynis - 09-28-2015, 09:10 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (54)

Hi everyone!

Previously, we have posted announcements regarding the forum's upkeep, situation and donations. But at the least we have finally sorted out everything in the background, we'll also get you guys up to date what is the current and actual situation.

To summarize what happened in the past few months, in terms of our hosting. We have changed hosts in order to reduce the site costs (and to have less site crashes/lag), to a nice and cozy $5 per month. From the looks of it, our current host keeps us up pretty well, barring the occasional MySQL errors often on Sundays when too many people rush for the newest Arc V episodes. Thankfully Shadowfang fixes these errors fairly quickly. Granted, we also had to lock down the forum to members only since guest access still proved to be heavy for the server to take, but all things considered, keeping the forum members only is more beneficial in the long run - primarily to keep the forum space safe for everyone.

However, Shadowfang had been keeping up the forum for us out of his pocket for the past 4 years, which had been incredibly generous of him, especially back when we were in need of a SysAdmin/host and he volunteered to help us all. The idea is to slowly trickle back the money to him in terms of donations over time, as well keep the site running since he would prefer things to be publicly funded from now on, so we don't depend on him financially. (Don't fear though, he will still help maintain the site and fix errors, at least until I'm taught the necessary skills as well.)

The staff has discussed if we should do plain donate buttons or Patreon, we felt Patreon might be a nicer option and might be a better incentive to get people to donate.

You can find our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/neoarkcradle

Now, the site goals are fairly straightforward. $5 is our minimum site cost per month to keep our site running, but $10 should net us a better hosting that should result in less MySQL errors on Sundays or whenever else people have to rush to our forum for information/discussion. There are more pricier hosting options, but we left those out as Shadowfang clarified we don't really need those specs. As such, $11 is just our way of marking income beyond the $10 milestone, which will be used to pay back Shadowfang for keeping NAC alive for the past 4 years. Of course, once the debt is possibly paid off, we could implement further milestones/donation incentives, such as a seed box for torrents, or ensuring Mako can grab us a copy of Monthly Bushiroad every month.

Now, for the tiers. We decided to give people the option to donate to us either $1, $2 or $5 per month. We didn't feel anything higher than that is necessary, at least for the time being. The other reason we don't have more options is because we are at odds with what to give out as donation incentives. We have a special usergroup for Patrons set up, which any of you can receive if you donate $1, $2 or $5 of your choice, and will give you a spiffy orange, bolded username. It's the same for every tier, it's more the matter of how much you'd like to donate to the site. However, there will be a thread in the Suggestion Forum to post in if there's anything you guys would specifically like for your pay.

Also, we'll admit we're fairly new at Patreon, so please forgive us for being pretty bare bones and possibly being noobs. We want to make sure this place stays alive but also offers something back for you guys to make it a nice and fun experience for everyone involved.

If you guys have any questions, concerns or comments, please post in this thread. Let's make this project a success! ^^

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Information Possible Site Downtime on September 3
Posted by: Arynis - 09-01-2015, 07:56 AM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (3)

Hi everyone!

Our host has informed us that there will be maintenance on the hypervisor (see explanation here) our site is on, resulting in network connectivity loss for 2-5 minutes. The expected window for the maintenance is the following:

Maintenance start: 2015-09-03 01:00 UTC 

Maintenance end: 2015-09-03 08:00 UTC 

From what I understand, during this time frame, the site might be down for a few minutes (might take longer, but minimizing downtime is an aim here), then running again.

So if you see the site going under without warning, please don't be alarmed. Smile

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  Regarding Account Registration
Posted by: Arynis - 08-31-2015, 09:46 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (2)

Hi everyone!

Due to some recent events, we've had to tighten up the user registration process somewhat. What this means for you is that you will need to verify your account via email, and also wait for an administrator to activate your account. Only after that you'll be able to access the full forum. Please don't be alarmed - once you're past the email verification, you only need an admin approval and you should be in. When your account gets activated also depends on when an admin is around, but at least one of us should be online during the day.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us or post in this thread. Smile Also take note of the Contact Us form (which is most useful if you cannot log in or access your account): http://neoarkcradle.net/forum/contact.php

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Information Regarding Last Night's Site Downtime
Posted by: Arynis - 07-13-2015, 07:19 AM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (6)

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately the server ran out of memory last night (at least going by CET), and Shadowfang wasn't available until the morning to reset the database. We apologize for the inconvenience!

We're looking into an automatic database reset so the issue isn't dependent on Shadowfang being around, as well upgrading our server with more memory.

And before you're wondering, we're still doing either Pateron or Paypal still to cover donations. Depending on what we decide on, we'd require $20 a month in the worst case scenario so far.

In any case, expect an announcement soon (hopefully in the next few days) when it's sorted out and running!

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Information Forum Rules Updated & Reinitialized
Posted by: Arynis - 06-17-2015, 10:11 AM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

In other words, the Thunderdome era is over.

Admittedly I should have done this ages ago, but I've been busy and slow, so the late re-implementation of the forum rules are on me.

Everything can be now once again found here: http://188.166.126.212/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=65

Everything more or less stayed the same, with a few smaller additions here and there.

Forum Policies: PM Policy and Lolicon/Shotacon/Child Porn policy stayed the same. Note that you cannot report PMs at the time due to Shadowfang needing to implement said plugin, but that bit of the policy will be live when said plugin is implemented.

Forum Guidelines: Everything stayed roughly the same. Signatures are no longer limited like they were on phpBB, so we'll take our judgment if a signature might be interfering with forum browsing (e.g., tons of animated gifs, huge ass images). We'll contact you first in cases like this, so no one will get warned or nuked for such matters, unless you're actually violating forum rules. Furthermore, copying users' avatars and signatures are discouraged. By this, I mean someone using the exact same avatar picture I presently have, using images of said character would be okay though.

Forum Rules: No new major additions, just added a fancier formatting and a TL;DR below each title to summarize each offense. However, take note of these changes:


Quote:If you have any particular issues with a specific staff member's behavior, either in general or by a particular disciplinary action taken, please report the issue to the other staff via PM or the report function. Please avoid posting within threads about such matters, as it derails threads and invites outside member involvement, which quickly makes the situation messy and difficult to deal with. General concerns with policy, etc may still be addressed in the Feedback forum. 


Do not comment on staff behavior and decisions in the public. If there's an issue, please PM a staff member or contact us via the Contact Us form.

Account Limits had an addition:

Quote:[A2] Members may not post on-behalf of a banned member. Unless there has been an explicit request from, or permission granted by, the staff, posting a message from a banned user in the public forum is strongly discouraged. If a banned member wishes to discuss their ban with the staff, they may do so via the forum email.

No "I've been banned but I wanted to say this" excuses. You were banned for a reason. Members cooperating with a banned member this way will be punished. Do not post for banned people. If someone's been banned and wants to have their say, they may do so via the Contact Us form at the bottom.

Forum Warning Levels: Due to our move from phpBB to MyBB, the warning system has been revamped entirely, as you can see in this thread. Please check it out.

If anyone has any questions about the changes, please ask and comment.

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Exclamation Forum Warnings and Levels
Posted by: Arynis - 06-17-2015, 09:48 AM - Forum: Rules & Policies - No Replies

[FORUM WARNINGS]

These are the specifics behind the rule violations, as well as when bans kick in.

Every user starts at 0 points (0% Warning Level). Here are the points one may receive for a specific offense, as well their expiry duration.

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Warning Levels are set accordingly:
30 Points (50%) - 1 Day Ban
40 Points (66%) - 1 Week Ban
50 Points (83%) - 1 Month Ban
60 Points (100%) - Permanent Ban

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On Rules Updates
The rules may be altered in terms of content or be redefined at any time to keep the forum and a safer and better place for our members. Whenever a change is made, an announcement will be posted for every member to see. If this happens, please take your time to read the revised or additional content.

Last Revised
19th of February, 2017

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Exclamation General Forum Rules
Posted by: Arynis - 06-17-2015, 09:13 AM - Forum: Rules & Policies - Replies (2)

[FORUM RULES]

Our Code of Conduct and rules are listed here. We give out forum warnings in accordance to these rules. The following applies to the entire forum. Keep in mind that some of the forums may contain additional rules that you are required to follow. They are always sticky threads found in their respective sections. Please read them before you post in such forums.

NACR-000 General Warning
A warning that doesn't warrant a category.

  1. This is a general warning which may be used for cases of any rule infringement deemed deserving of a formal warning, but not warranting the full point assignment of a categorized Warning. The Staff Member giving this warning is obliged to specify which rule has been broken when this warning is given out.
NACR-001 Flaming, Trolling, Harassment, Personal Attacks
Play nice and don't be a dick.
  1. Flaming is defined as bashing, hostile and insulting interaction. Do not flame other users.
  2. Trolling is defined as posting with the intent to derail a discussion off-topic, disrupt the conversation or to provoke the members into an emotional response. Trolling other users is not allowed.
  3. Do not cause chaos by baiting the staff with your behavior. (i.e. get the staff's attention and rile them up) Doing so may lead to getting banned.
  4. Please do not publicly comment when disciplinary action is taken, particularly if it is to take pleasure in the action being taken. For example: comments along the lines of 'good riddance' upon the banning of a member are strictly discouraged, fostering a judgmental atmosphere, and often leading to derailment and disruption of threads. Equally, do not take it upon yourself to defend the actions of staff. The staff can speak for themselves, and will do so.
  5. Do not harass other members on the forum, Private Messages and reputation comments. If they say no, then back off and leave them alone. If you keep it up even after their declination, first time offenses will warrant a warning, while persistent harassment will result in a ban. Severe harassment may lead to harsher consequences.
  6. All discussion should be kept civil and polite. Debates may get heated at times, but you may not attack the person making the argument. Attack their argument only. Do not slip in insults or snark directed at other members. Not mentioning an user's name does not make a personal attack okay.
NACR-002 Advertisements
Don't advertise or spam links.
  1. Blatant advertising and spamming links to other sites or products is not allowed. Posts breaking this rule will be deleted, while spambots will have their accounts removed without question.
  2. Posting links to official websites and Wikis for educational or informational purposes are okay, so is advertising fan projects.
  3. Fan projects include group projects, artwork and fanfiction, and any project involving one or more people centered around the franchise not done for commercial purposes. However, please keep personal links in your forum signature or the website link in your profile.
NACR-003 Unapproved File Sharing
No filesharing outside the designated source, don't use others' art without permission.
  1. Links to unapproved torrents or direct downloads are forbidden.
  2. Download links should be shared only within the download forum, where they are limited only to works relating to Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardfight!! Vanguard, or the works of their authors. Only download links may be shared, no files may be uploaded onto the forum itself.
  3. When posting content which was not created by you, please credit the original creator and the original source of the work. This includes pictures from Deviantart or Pixiv. 
  4. Do not pass off others' artwork as your own, if we discover you are passing someone else's work off as your own, severe action will be taken.
  5. If you wish to make edits to a piece of art, etc, for use in your signature, or elsewhere on the forum, please ask the original creator's permission first. If you are refused, it is advised you do not use that piece on the forum.
NACR-004 Encouraging Illegal Behaviors
No promotion of illegal behavior.
  1. Encouraging and rallying people to commit crimes, promoting piracy, inciting and suggesting violence and/or murder is strictly prohibited.
NACR-005 Importing/Exporting Drama
Don't start crap here or bring outside crap in here.
  1. Do not use this forum as a springboard for launching a war, a raid or a crusade on another community(ies). Doing so will result in a ban for the member(s) involved.
  2. In addition, do not import drama from other communities to ours. Doing so will also result in a ban for the member(s) involved. What starts in a community stays in a community.
NACR-006 Inappropriate Language and Profanity
No excessive swearing or slurs.
  1. We don't mind swearing or the occasional curse word, but that does not excuse excessive profanity in your post.
  2. Furthermore, racism, bigotry and homophobia are forbidden and committing them will result in a warning and the offending post getting deleted.
NACR-007 Posting Inappropriate Websites and Images
No NSFW stuff, keep it work/kid friendly.
  1. Do not post in the public or in Private Messages:
  • Pornographic material or images.
  • Hate Speech
  • Gross out material or images. (Shock sites, etc.)
  • Links to sites dealing with information on how to perform or create: Viruses, Cracking or Malware.
NOTE: On the subject of generally NSFW (Not Safe For Work) material, ask yourself if you would get in trouble if you were seen viewing said material at work, school, or other public places. All NSFW material must be posted as a link with a warning attached. Posting them under a spoiler tag is not allowed.

NACR-008 Sexual Content
We aren't prudes, but don't turn discussions too sleazy.
  1. References to some matters of a sexual nature are permitted, provided they are used in a context befitting a casual conversation. However, if a discussion becomes too overtly sexual, or appears predatory towards people, real or fictional, the posts will be deemed inappropriate, and will not be tolerated. This includes:
  • Pointing out and paying express attention to a person/character's physical features in a sexual context. This is specifically aimed towards mention of a person/character's breasts, legs, and crotch.
  • Alluding to sexual acts or sexual violence towards a person/character.
  • Posting pictures of a person/character in a sexual context, or to aim the topic towards sexual discussion. See also, NACR-007.
NOTE: The action taken regarding the issues outlined above will be more severe when related to underage people/characters. This forum has a zero-tolerance policy on the sexualization of minors. See our Forum Policies.

NACR-009 Spamming / Flooding
Quote only relevant parts, make sure your posts have depth, make sure your posts are decently readable.
  1. If you quote a long message, do not reply to it with a one sentence reply. Doing this needlessly stretches the page. Quote only the relevant parts you are replying to, or just quote the first part of the post to indicate which post you are replying to. 
  2. Don't post pointless messages. If you cannot contribute something to the discussion, or have a strong opinion to express, it is better not to post. Comments such as 'That's awesome!' or 'I disliked this episode' as stand alone posts are considered spam.
  3. Try to use a decent standard of punctuation and grammar. We understand that English may not be the first language of all our members, but if we cannot understand your post, it will likely be considered spam. Try to do your best to make yourself understood.
  4. Refrain from double posting (classified as posting your first reply, then posting another question in a second reply just a few minutes later, directly after your previous post). If there is something you want to add in your post, use the Edit button to add anything you may have wanted to in the last minute but forgot to. 
  5. Double posting may be permitted if you are posting new information on a topic or keeping people updated regarding a project and nobody else posted in at least a few hours. Furthermore, the staff will remove double posts without question, as soon as they come across them. The content of the second post will usually be edited into the initial post, and the second post deleted.
  6. If you happen to make duplicates of a post or a thread (due to connection lag, forum glitching, etc.), the duplicate with the least replies/views will be deleted by the staff. Note that this will not affect the post you have made, only to cut down on the duplicate post or thread. 
NACR-010 Thread Derails
Stay on-topic.
  1. Thread derails are allowed to an extent as long as the conversation stays civil and the conversation returns to the main topic after a while. Off-topic discussion which is relevant to the main topic's discussion is allowed, provided the conversation will return to the main topic.
  2. If the discussion warrants it, the off-topic discussion may be split into a new thread.
  3. Severe off-topic discussion which does not return to the main topic (read: after a few pages, that's 40-80 posts by default) will result in the thread to be locked. In short, you are allowed to have fun as long as no one is a jerk to each other, and as long as the thread isn't wrecked and the discussion returns to normal eventually.

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