Hey guys it has been awhile! Here is what's been going on around the site recently:
1. Possibility of Changing Forum Software
We, the staff, have been heavily discussing about the possibilities of moving to another forum software.
SMF is a great software, but it doesn't seem to be doing everything that we would like it too.
Also, SMF seems to be very fragile where it can easily queue up a few thousand errors a day.
While these errors do not seem to be causing much of a problem to everyone, it does cause some problems for the staff. We couldn't figure out which ones are fake and which are real.
Because of that, we cannot give a proper fix. The errors are most likely caused by old mods that we no longer use. Those mods may have been poorly coded and the removal of these mods did not properly uninstall, leaving some bad code in the software.
Part of our current criteria is that we want a better shop and a versatile achievements system.
To add onto that, we feel that we should start trying to steer away from Dollars-Group's shadows.
However, we want to use our previous experiences and apply them and turn it into our own unique sense of style.
Dollars-Group has given us many great memories, but if we continue to operate in the shadow of D-G's former glory, we fear that we'll just be that.
Only a shadow of D-G's former glory.
As of right now, we are still researching our alternative forum options to see which can handle what we want.
We will share more details on this with everyone once we make better headway in this.
For now, we would like to ask everyone here, "Would you be okay with moving to another forum software?"
Your opinions really matter to us about this and it would greatly help us decide on whether to move or not.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We will try our best to answer any questions that you may have.
Also on a side note, because of this decision, we will be taking out all items regarding membergroup Tokens and upgrades. In return we will be extending everyone's group expiration date based on how long it takes us to decide whether or not we should move forum software. For example, if a group is set to expire on January 2015 and it takes us a month to move, then that expiration date will be extended to February 2015. We are doing this because we would like to have Membergroup Leaders not have to worry about losing their membergroups during this process.
Big thanks to Admin for helping me to type this out!
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As many of you probably noticed this already, our very own Council member Yuu has made a writing contest to go along with the Halloween holiday. While the deadline is approaching soon, it is still not too late to get star...