Welcome to summer! Okay, well it isn’t summer for another couple weeks, but it feels like it here! It’s been hot and rainy, with summer thunderstorms left and right! However, we are getting into the time when school is out and the archive seems to go into overdrive until college starts back up in August. That being said, a couple reminders and maintenance items.
I don’t think we have a very difficult to understand Terms of Service or Content Guidelines, but for whatever reason, sometimes people decide not to read them. I beg you, on behalf of my entire moderating team, please read them. If you aren’t sure if you should do something or if something is right, then re-read them and if you still can’t figure it out – Then for the love of smut, please email our moderating team, catch them in the Shoutbox, ask in the forum, find one of us on IM… and the list goes on. In short, read them, follow them and ask if you have a question.
Speaking of my moderation team: Our open call for moderators resulted in three wonderful applicants, all three came through the interviewing process with flying colors and two of the three accepted our invitation to become archive moderators! One has already begun training and the other will start this week!
Without further ado, I would like to introduce MertMidnightAngel, an Egypt loving, animaniac fairy that adores ancient gods (And goddesses… I think she adores me, if not she will soon!) who, when she’s not haunting the archive, games and spends time with her husband and daughter. Her no nonsense personality and long history as a reader and author on the site will be a perfect fit in with our existing team. Again, as always, please feel free to reach out to her with questions!
Among many of the changes we’ve made, how you edit your profile, your stories etc etc is the big one so far. Many of you may have had the old author panel linked in your favorites for ease of access – While the old profiles will be visible and accessible until we complete our code rewrite, they are read only and you cannot make changes from them. Please make sure for any edits you are accessing your Control Panel. What this means, when you are on the site and logged in, either click the link in the top right hand corner that says ‘My Control Panel’ or if you are an archive (The old layout) click Member Tools>Author Panel. Thank you to those that pointed out the link was wrong in the old layout!
We clarified the name of one of our top level categories in the hopes to clear up some confusion. Comics has long seemed to confuse people as they aren’t sure where things go. In my opinion, part of this was due to the fact that even though X-Men is part of Marvel-verse, we named it first. That has been corrected. X-Men & Marvel ‘verse has been renamed as simply Marvel ‘Verse. Please note that any comics that are produced by Marvel go in this category, this includes the comics, the movies, the TV Shows, the games etc - Anything Marvel 'Verse. If the comic you are writing for is DC based (Again, anything DC goes here) or another publisher then it goes under Comics & DC Verse.
We are holding pretty steady with our Paypal balance. Currently we have $573.60 in the account. While we are always able to pay our monthly bill with the income generated by our advertisers, we still have about $750.00 due to our coder for the new site code over the next 6 months, so all donations are greatly appreciated. As always, please donate if you can. Information on how to donate can be found here.
As we implement the new moderation tools behind the scenes, we’ve been finding a large number of minors, old minors, etc etc. DemonGoddess has been extremely busy with this, take a look at her numbers here.
Hope everyone has a marvelous summer!
Apollo & DemonGoddess