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Posted by: Ostagir Oct 1 2006, 09:17 AM
Hello everyone here at Genesis. If your new, then you should know I'm pretty much the webmaster around here. I do all the coding and add skins and scripts. I host all our files and the chat. I also moderate forums, so be nice to me. tongue.gif

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First I'll explain what I have added since we started the site.

Affliates- This little feature is located above the chat box. It has a button that links directly to any site we are affliated with. Currently Arcanta is the only one.

The Chat Box- This is so far our most used feature. It is located at the bottem of every page and updates each post/reload. It allows you to chat with everyone here on Genesis. Do not abuse it, and by that I mean follow forum rules. I can and will ban you from it and give a warning to you on the site. Impersonation is bad, I can chack IPs. Also i ask everyone puts in their email address, not a requirment but its something I'd like.

The News Box- This nifty little feature appears right at the top of the site. It contains useful information that everyone should follow. It will be updated frequently to point out pressing issues. Do not ignore this box, it may have important stuff in it. Hovering your mouse over it stops the scrolling feature. Admins must PM me if they want to know how to work it, or at least give me soemthing new to post in it.

Forum Skin Changer- The Skin Changer was added by popular demand. It is in the updating phase, but it works for now. It's located in the bottom under Affliates in the left corner. Not to hard to miss. I will always keep 5 skins in it to choose for the forum. To see more on skins read the next part since this is stil a W.I.P.

PM All Online Users- Self-Explanatory, found under the carbon-copy box in your PM system. (Admin-Only feature)

Useful Links- Want to help find skins, look here: (coming soon!)

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Leave all of your good & bad feedback here. PM me if you want to see things added to the list or a feature added. Try to stay on topic, if it drifts to far off I will delete your post. smile.gif

Posted by: bronzeevil Oct 1 2006, 11:59 AM
Yes yes, it's all good, nice job and all that crap. Though like I said in the chatbox, there needs to be a minimize button for the chatbox. It's just to big, and causes me to scroll to far when I'm trying to get to the bottom of a thread or something. Also, how about the news box be only on the index? It is also rather large and in the way, and most everyone visits the index often enough for any updates put in there to be noticed quickly.

Posted by: Ostagir Oct 1 2006, 12:06 PM
Yes I am working on a minimizr button now. That or I could place it in a forum by iteslef, like member chat forum. Or I could create a link to make it a pop-up. Pick one.

Also the news, I can decrease the size and lock it to the front page, I'll try later when I finish my essays.

Posted by: bronzeevil Oct 1 2006, 12:08 PM
Ooh, ooh. Pop-up. That would rock.

Posted by: Ostagir Nov 24 2006, 02:08 AM
Genesis will be going down Saturday, November 25th for site updates. I estimate a downtime of 3-5 hours so please plan accordingly. Expect it to turn off around 3pm EST. Sorry for any inconvienences. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me. :-)


Planned updates:

o Skin Changer fix
o Forum horizontal size fix
o More smilies
o Banner and Affliate Box (possibly)
o Newsbox Fix
o C-Box Clear
o Skin Fixes
o HTML Cleanup
o Affliates Update
o User Control Updates
o Forum/Category Clean-up


--Ostagir
--Genesis Team cool.gif

Posted by: Gamgee Nov 24 2006, 03:35 PM
Ahh good to see an update swing by Osty.

Posted by: Ostagir Nov 25 2006, 01:52 PM
Completed Updates or WIPS:

o HTML Cleanup
o More Smilies W.I.P (I have them all saved if someone wants to upload them all, 1 by 1)
o Forum/Category Clean-up
o User Control Updates
o C-Box Clear
o Skin Fixes
o Banner and Affliate Box (waiting on JaKool Designs to finish)
o Affliates Update (waiting on JaKool Designs to finish)
o Skin Changer fix (currently removed)

Many are not noticable so don't try looking for them.

Still working on a new News Box and Skin Changer. Expect future updates.


--Ostagir
--Genesis Team cool.gif

Posted by: Ostagir Dec 18 2006, 12:57 PM
Genesis will be going down Saturday, December 23rd for updates. I estimate a downtime of 2-3 hours so please plan accordingly. Expect it to turn off around 7pm EST. Sorry for any inconvienences. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me or post here. :-)

The planned updates include:

o New and Enhanced Skin Changer
o All Smilies Updated
o New and Enchances Newsbox
o WebRing Affliate Bar
o Minor Coding Changes
o Cbox Cleaning

Also some new news that may excite a few of you. I recently took a few weeks and many hours and have finally nailed down dynamic PHP and MySQL web design. What does this mean? Well, it means that we could have an opening site page (not just forums), we can have real buttons with cool effects, and there's so much to tell. Besically non-static HTML pages can be replaced with cooler things.

I realize this all is not needed, but it's just an update to those of you who want to suggest some new things, and now that you know I have a wider range of programming you could suggest larger things.

And finally we are still waiting to be accepted into Google's database and a private domain, but we are in a few WebRings so hopefully in time new members will start appearing. That also means Oathin needs to update more... not to push anything on you, but it's true. Yes, I know how hard you have it... but if we get members everything must be active... I'm sure we can manage though.

*Note that this update does not apply to Tales of Arcanta because there is still much work to be done over there so don't expect any updates until I think it's worth the time.*

--Ostagir
--Genesis Team cool.gif

Posted by: Ostagir Dec 21 2006, 01:59 AM
Postponed the Updates until after Christmas. Forgot I was going away... sorry to anyone (smurf) who wants the skin changer back so badly...

I'll post a new date as soon as possible.

Posted by: Shaden Apr 24 2007, 06:43 PM
Switching to a new hosting service for my server currently. Most of my images and files will be off-line until they are re-uploaded. Still waiting on approval for my server.

Also, sorry I haven't been around lately. Finally everything has calmed down so I have more spare time... lots of hours. B)

So anyways, to repeat, until further notice, all of my files and images are off-line. Please live with it.

~Shaden

P.S. The Ostagir you all know and love is dead, he has been reborn as Shaden... my actual name from many things. wink.gif

Posted by: Nox Apr 24 2007, 07:22 PM
Wait, your real name is Shaden?


That is awesomesaucetastic! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Shaden Apr 24 2007, 07:30 PM
QUOTE (Nox @ Apr 24 2007, 07:22 PM)
Wait, your real name is Shaden?


That is awesomesaucetastic! biggrin.gif

LOL, that would be freaking cool. No I meant, its my real name from... everything I write, all my emails, all my accounts, all game characters, all everything.


Posted by: Twitchmonkey Apr 24 2007, 09:02 PM
So, what did you do to Ostagir? Didja eat em?

Posted by: Shaden Apr 24 2007, 11:11 PM
QUOTE (Twitchmonkey @ Apr 24 2007, 09:02 PM)
So, what did you do to Ostagir? Didja eat em?

I think its best we not talk about it. Although it involved a giraffe, a Hello Kitty doll, a flaming stew, and a wrench...

Think about that for me...

Posted by: smurfslayer Apr 25 2007, 06:57 AM
This is weird. On all the threads you've posted it says your name is Shaden but right now I see the the name Ostagir above your avatar.

Posted by: Shaden Apr 25 2007, 10:15 AM
Same as well, its a bit strange. I don't really mind though... hope your brain doesn't explode from confusion o.O

Posted by: Seb (sjvan0) Apr 25 2007, 10:29 AM
it also says "Shaden" in the "users currently online" box, and in the "Last post by:" section.

Posted by: Shaden Apr 25 2007, 10:42 AM
It apparently only works in new threads lol.

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