I am here to address the situation of the administrator's absence from the community. The current situation shows Simon (AKA Ximon) has been inactive for a period of three months. Thus am required to make a statement and proposal to the community under agreed terms when I started as a staff member.
Current Status Report
The status of the server is low level activity, meaning we have brief periods of time where people are online. Not bad, but also not very good for the global health of our brand. Also the website is slightly broken with sporadic lag/time-outs. We will try everything we can to mitigate such situation under the proposed group.
The general is simple, but radical according the most staff. However, it is the only solution by which we can work with to where The Powder Toy, as a community, can live. We are unsure of how long Simon will be inactive and it has made us slightly nervous over who will pay the server & domain bills. As staff members, we cannot access any control panels nor billing departments. The possibility of losing the server is too great when we rely on inactivity as a possible end (when you do not pay the bills for a server or domain, the host will wipe the drives clean in a matter of 72 hours).
Anyway, here is the solution that we thought would fit well. First off, we shall finish The Powder Toy Network Community Server. This will ensure that there is an alternative to where we can switch into if anything fails during the procedures.
Second, we begin to transition users over the The Powder Toy Network. The idea is to garner enough users to overthrow Simon's as he uses evil dictator methods to transfer projects over. That's where part three of the plan comes into action. Anyone transferring over to The Powder Toy Network will have their old projects, tags, comments, votes, etc copied over to the new server.
Once the community has transferred the majority of property over to the new server, we will continue to do development on the newly formed community. A phoenix of sorts for The Powder Toy, again.
Considering there are already projects on my server for the early access users, the proposed fix is to utilize a new format for save IDs. Essentially a Youtube approach of URLs and video ID solutions. Any save transferred over from the official The Powder Toy server to The Powder Toy Network Community Server will be given an alpha-numeric ID. Giving users millions of more options under the six (6) character system.
For example, our current early access users have reserve tag IDs such as:
I feel this is the best approach to transitioning over to the newly formed The Powder Toy Network Group. Furthermore, the community site will no longer have ads, but we will continue to create revenue streams through sponsors! Audible has rejected our application as a sponsor and thus we have gone to their competitor, Feelable! We are proud to announce joint sponsorship with Feelable on this new venture.
Feelable provides a discount to new members of 15% off on the new textures. These textures are a great addition to your personal computer gaming experience! Have it right near you whenever you play The Powder Toy! Currently I have subscribed to a package of five (5) texture pads per month. My first one was a brail formulation that will make you ponder (Not sure if it's some sort of other language "K-C-U-F").
There's that for anyone interested! They will also throw in a couple fabric swats for another 99,35$. Ships from China, so it'll be there in a few. Anyway Hope you will enjoy the newly proposed solution to the administrator inactivity. We hope to see you in the future for the membership subscription to The Powder Toy Network! Subsidized by Fealable, TPTNet membership is now only 35,95 CHF for 6 months!!
April Fools. Seriously. I am taking over the server. I want your monies.
Sponsored by: Feelable
"Thought it was a joke, but turned out I wasted 80,95 CHF. For god's sake-" - Romain from Italy
It's an april fools joke
"Who would buy such a thing?! I did!" - John from MN
I HAVE FAITH IN LOCKHEEDMARTIN.
"I liked the liquid textures" - Mindy from TX
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I HAD FAITH IN THEE, AND IT WORKED.
Sounds like good ideas.
Down with @Simon!
"They offered a free calculator" - Skylark from CA
FRICKIN' CORPORATIONS. COMMUNISM. UNITY. EQUALITY.
@Kikkin (View Post)
I would pay that penalty to our sponsors ASAP. They will typically contact billing and collection agencies. If you cannot pay that penalty off within 24-48 hours your account WILL be flagged for copyright violation.
"Texture caus' vhy not?" - Talimine from NJ
REVOLUTION. DOWN WITH CORPORATIONS. COMMUNISM!!!11!1!1!!!one!11!
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