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Hello again!

Over the last few days, I have been working on various back-end updates to the site's software platform and server configuration in order to help improve overall performance.

You should see the site is running somewhat faster in general now. In addition, there should be a significant improvement in file download speeds, especially during peak hours.

These updates are unlikely to cause any issues, but if you catch any new errors or glitches popping up anywhere, please let me know!

Hello everyone!

If you've been a member of OmoOrg since our early days, you may remember that we previously had a bit of a rocky relationship with PayPal, and as such had to discontinue support for it years ago.

However, PayPal appears to have lately become laxer with their content policies and is now accepting merchants with sites that provide access to ero/"adult" content. Hopefully, this means that we will now be able to accept PayPal transactions once again without the same issues we ran into before.

So you can now choose PayPal as a payment option when upgrading your account to a Premium/Gold membership plan!

In addition, I am currently working on a way to allow our own content creators to accept transactions for their premium works (art commissions and/or downloads) directly on OmoOrg! This is still something that is very much in-the-works, so I don't have much more information to provide on this just yet, but you should see more updates on this in the following months (maybe even weeks!)!

If you are an artist/content creator and would be interested in sponsoring and selling/commissioning your work on OmoOrg, please send me a personal message here (or shoot me a message on Slack)!

While we hate seeing our valued OmoOrg community members leave us, we understand that sometimes people need a break and sometimes this just isn't a community for everyone.

Up until now, if you wanted to have your account deactivated, you had to contact a staff member and manually request this, which is a tedious and time-consuming method for both parties.

With this update, we have added a fully automated system for requesting account deactivation or deletion (for Introductory and Regular Members).

When you deactivate your account through this system, your profile information will be reset and your profile will be immediately disabled. Members can no longer contact you or view any of your profile information, and you will no longer receive any site related notifications.

Should you ever wish to reactivate your account again in the future, all you will have to do is login and click the "Reactivate Account" button!

 

If you ever have any concerns about your account or something site related, we encourage you to please reach out to us first. We're happy to help! But should you ever need this feature in the future, you can find the "Deactivate My Account" link in your Account Settings page (accessed by clicking your username in the top-right).

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With this small update, we put an end to the days of boring emoticons by introducing over 80 new Onion Head emotes!

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They can be accessed by clicking the smiley face icon in the editor, then clicking on "Onion Heads" in the category list.
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There are tons to choose from, and you can also find shortcodes for your favorites by hovering over them!

So instead of having to search through the emoticon list every time you want to serenade your favorite forum members, you can just type :serenade: and your text will be automatically replaced with :serenade: !

If you haven't already noticed, OmoOrg has recently migrated from our old IRC server to Slack, a much more modern chatting platform that provides a world of benefits and features you simply can't get on IRC.

Our Slack channel is open and available to all OmoOrg members, and we'd love for you to join us there! To sign up, click the "CHAT" link in the navigation menu.

Your invitation e-mail will contain all the instruction you need to get set up; but if you have any trouble's, just let us know!

Hello, everyone!

With this post comes the official (re-)introduction of OmoOrg's old blogging platform!

If you've been around since the sites earlier days, you may have recognized by now that all the old platforms Fiction entries have been ported over here. This is because, on the old site, the Fiction platform was itself essentially a re-purposed blog platform.

With OmoOrg's new software platform, I decided to re-purpose it as an actual general purpose blogging platform, instead of something exclusive to site fiction.

So what is the blogging system actually for?
There aren't any hard guidelines on what constitutes as a blog, but they should always have some defined purpose. Thus, don't create a blog just for the sake of posting general ramblings (that's what status updates are for!)

Some possible uses include:

  • A place for artists to share information on their latest works (and even work-in-progress/WIP's!)
  • As with the old platform, blogs can also be used for stories/ongoing fanfiction

Why a blog system? Why not just use tradition forum threads?
That's a good question! Both forums and blogs have their advantages and disadvantages. In fact, there's no rule saying you can't use both! But blogs do offer both content creators and consumers with some key advantages:

  • Fans can follow your blogs and receive notifications on only the updates you post while there is currently no way to follow a forum thread without receiving notifications for replies posted by all members.
  • Blogs make content navigation easier. You don't need to wade through pages of replies to find the next update in a series.
  • Blogs allow members to give comments/feedback on individual posts, which can be complicated and cumbersome in a huge multi-page thread.

Why use both?
Forum threads are still a great way for your members to share general feedback and suggestions. It's also an easy way to get some more exposure for your blog if you choose to have one. But, it's entirely up to you! If you'd prefer to use both, use both! If not, just choose whichever medium works best for your workflow.

 

As this is a new system and we are still testing some things at the moment, only Contributory Members and Patreon's will be able to create new blogs for now. However, this ability will be opened to all Established Members and up in the upcoming months.