I just turned the forums on after upgrading to vB 4.1.3 (from 4.0.2) and spending several hours fixing things. There are still some issues, but the forum seems to be functional so I'm turning it back on. Please report any issues in this thread. I will continue to fix things up throughout the week. Thanks!
Let me start by saying that I am committed to keeping this site up and running.
That being said, the money from donations coming in is no longer enough to support the Virtual Private Server plan we are currently on. Too much is starting to come out of my own pocket for it to be worth paying for. However, I am considering downgrading the plan for this website to the shared hosting plan which we were on several years ago. This would cost less money, but it means the site would probably be a bit more sluggish. This would probably take place within the next week. (It is possible that upgrading to the newest version of vBulletin could introduce some speedups, so I am considering this as well, but this would almost certainly mean losing our custom theme.)
I greatly appreciate everyone who has made a donation to this site, and most recently the handful of people who have donated since the new year: TeeKup, BobtheGreatII, Llama Juice, and Phobias.
Please refer to the short donations FAQ for anyone who would like to make a contribution. Every donation helps!
Hi everybody! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday.
I am posting today to ask for donations to help keep the site alive. As many of you know, this site is maintained by the volunteer time of a handful of staff. It is also greatly supported by all of you, who have made very generous contributions in the past, so that I do not have to dig too deeply into my own pocket. At this time the PayPal account which pays for the site has once again dried up.
If any of you has a few bucks left over from the holidays, I would greatly appreciate if you would make any size donation to the site. Every bit helps. I have set up a short donations FAQ for anyone who would like to make a contribution.
Thank you everyone, and once again I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!
Today we have upgraded our site to the vBulletin 4.0 suite. There have been a number of changes, and as such, not everything is perfectly polished yet. The upgrade required extensive database changes, so I took the old site offline to prevent database inconsistencies, lost posts, etc. However, in order to keep the site from being down for several days, I am once again opening it up to the public. We are still working hard and will be making many modifications during the next few days. In the meantime, please explore and become familiar with the new site, and post any issues you are having here.
Right now we are using the default theme while we are still sorting out any issues, so please excuse the look.
The Yoyorast Island v2 Movie/Trailer Contest is finally over! Ten contestants have submitted videos. Now it's up to you to decide who has the best video. Check out the public poll here to pick your favorite video. A massive $250 in cash for first place is on the line, so choose wisely!
Update: Congratulations to Ganon for his winning entry! He also donated $30 of the prize money to this site. Thanks!
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