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I'm particularly fond of the "Everyone's a gangster until it's time to do gangster stuff." one.Valcyrie wrote:
Wow, that's really shitty... :( Well, if it makes you feel any better, I didn't hear any of the smearing whatsoever. I was completely surprised when I found out Herpy had been shut down and reopened...Valcyrie wrote:Perhaps Ethology was a bit too politically correct or misphrased his reply, but the official reason given by the old host (Varka and his Bad Dragon company) is what Ethos said - that it wasnt worth his time and effort maintaining. Except for the fact that Varka hadnt set his foot in this community for years and had more or less nothing to do with it anymore. However part of the site's old history was used to slander him and in a real knee-jerk move he removed everything that could be a threat to his business. I would be more forgiving and understanding about the whole ordeal had he not turned us who staffed the site into scapegoats. This is why we don't have any backups of the old site either: Varka thrones upon all of it and despite my pleas and attempts to reason he refused to give us anything. The gallery is now mostly restored thanks to personal backups from really helpful members but the forum had to start over from a clean slate.
That's really good! If it isn't, I would host it off-shore too just to be safe, even though I'm sure nothing legally speaking will or even could happen. And always keep backups. Do weekly ones. I know it's a pain, but if an attack happens on the site files, it won't make any difference whatsoever this way.Valcyrie wrote:Suggestions are always welcome :3 If you have looked around a bit, especially in the last announcements, you will see that I'm trying to make this community "by creators, for creators (and appreciators!). Our resources are limited but we gotta start somewhere, right? The server we're hosted on is rather powerful and designed to handle a good deal of preassure once the community grows.
I've actually linked Herpy in 2 of the reddits you mentioned here, but perhaps we should post again. I'm not using reddit much though so if someone who is more familiar with the place and its rules is wanting to help it would be appreciated.
As to the sub-reddits, posting is great but let's see if we can get into the sidebars. That's what we should be aiming for. There's pretty much no reason for the mods to deny us unless they're jerks but we'll see.
But why is this site/community so enticing? :o I mean, you could easily say it's just all the porn, but I can get that on FA and e621. I can get tons and tons of it there. But after all of that is said and done... I keep... Thinking of coming back here.Valcyrie wrote:It makes me very happy to hear that! ^.-.^ Herpy has always been a special place for its members and those who come tend to stay. The whole reason I booted this whole new site back up was because of my love for this community. I have so many ties through many years of my life to it.
I'm really sorry about that... You and Ethos sound incredibly nice and you both seem to know what you're doing. Wow, I should stop ass-kissing here...Valcyrie wrote:I think this can be a good idea, but I think we still have a pretty bad reputation among many people, despite it being undeserved. And as a member of staff people don't talk to me much anymore about what they think so I'm somewhat in the dark here. Perhaps more are willing to look into us now that we've fully broken away from Bad Dragon, but Varka ran a very effective smear campaign...
But yeah, just get in contact with them and simply politely ask. Don't even bring up what site this is. Only when they directly ask. Be professional and etc. etc. I'd do it myself for you all, but of course, I'm not working here in any official capacity whatsoever. Definitely best if you guys do it.
You know what, it probably is on my end and stuff. Don't worry about it. :3Valcyrie wrote:That sounds strange. I tried it on my phone and recieved no issues. Are you sure its not a cookie issue on your side?
I have some more suggestions but I feel I should keep them to myself because I have a bad habit of taking charge when it's not my place. Also, I'm not nearly as familiar with this community as you guys are so I want to defer to you all for the rest of all this.