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The current issues with the reputation system, and how you can help. (PLEASE READ)

Hi everybody! Its me, your lovely moderator/merciless hand of judgement, KozmoFox! I've been having some issues recently during my moderating duties. There always seems to be an influx of new people to this site, and as times change and people come and go, some understandings are lost. The issues I've been having, are people misusing the reputation system, abusing it by using it to attack other members, or to upvote everything a favorite does. I know it might seem like it, but this is not meant to be used in a pseudo-Reddit sort of way. Let me explain it by pasting the same thing I explained to another member just a moment ago. To be more clear as to the reason why, the reputation system is actually tied directly to site access. Its how we gauge how people are valued on the site, for better or for worse. You post good things, you're contributory, etc, you'll end up with high reputation. On the negative side of things, if you shitpost, post unsavory things, and just go about being some unlikeable jerk for example, you end up in the negative. Upvote the good, downvote the bad, essentially. And again, this is tied directly into site access. For example, in order to achieve contributory member status (which is still partially at staff discretion; that change is manual rather than automated like other things) you need to meet a criteria of 500 posts made, and a minimum of 200 positive reputation, signalling that you're an active member and contributor to the site that is liked by the community. This gives some of the highest access you can have, especially in regards to downloads and bandwidth, among other things, even higher than a paid membership will get you, because we value an active, contributing community full of great users over what money they can pay us. This system is not foolproof however; when people abuse this system in ways its not intended to be used, this balance is thrown out of whack. People who aren't deserving of higher contributory membership might get it. People who ARE deserving might not, due to some person they dislike just redbombing them. Things like this make it difficult to ensure a level playing field. There was a time that only contributory members could downvote for example; they had proven themselves good members worthy of handling such a responsibility, unlike new users who could be creepy or hateful people that just want to redbomb people everywhere, and even then there used to be a limit on how many upvotes people under a certain rank could administer per day, ensuring that for the majority of people, only exemplary posts and content would get the big old greenies. Recent times threw that into anarchy though. Our beloved Kirito tried to broaden it a little by extending max voting privileges to established members, in addition to contributory and vip members. Something bugged out, and now its all out anarchy with everybody simply having all this potential. Its been like that for awhile and something we're still working on fixing. I felt the need to explain all this because I've been dealing with incidents like this all week, and I feel like its a thing that needs clearing up. I hope you all take this to heart and understand what I've explained here ūüôā¬† ‚̧ԳŹ In the meantime, I'll hassle the big cheese to see where this goes definitively, and I'll try to see if I can get something like this onto the guidelines page, but in fewer words. Thank you for reading, and hopefully cooperating¬† with me! It would save me an immense amount of time that I can use to tackle other site issues, instead of policing how people use a green button ‚̧ԳŹ

KozmoFox

 

Updates are coming to OmoOrg!

Hey everyone!
It has been a while since our last official update, but rest assured we have still been hard at work preparing some improvements for the site behind the scenes.  Some immediate updates to look forward to over the next week or two are significant improvements to searching on the site (we will be moving to a dedicated search engine that should dramatically improve search efficiency and accuracy), live posting notifications (see when users are actively replying to ongoing topics anywhere on the site) and some additional features for subscribers that we will be highlighting later. We have some more fairly large upgrades that will be rolling out over the coming months, and as usual we can definitely use your support to help keep these updates funded! If you’d like to help out, you can make a one-time contribution to the site here: https://www.omorashi.org/clients/donations/4-omoorg-upgrades-and-server-expenses/ Or become a Patron via our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2777189 Additionally, if you’d like to gain access to some of the more exclusive features available to site contributors, you can sign up for a premium membership plan here: https://www.omorashi.org/store/category/1-premium-subscriptions/ Thank you again for all your support and I look forward to helping our community continue to grow and thrive!

Kirito

 

Help us improve OmoOrg by completing a quick survey!

Hello everyone! OmoOrg is currently conducting a small survey to help us gauge our members primary interests and gather feedback on which areas we need to improve most. The survey is quick and anonymous, and all user feedback is appreciated!   You can take the survey here:
https://goo.gl/forms/wtuK6dWY3s7t7weE2  

Kirito

 

Sell your content on OmoOrg!

Are you an artist or other type of content producer? Would you be interested in selling your work on one of the nets largest and most rapidly growing Omorashi communities? Good news then! OmoOrg is currently accepting applicants to help test out our new sellers platform!   How does this work? The sellers system is basically handled entirely through OmoOrg's downloads platform - once activated for your account, you will have the ability to submit paid files to our downloads system. Members can then purchase and download these files directly from the site using the same payment platform used for OmoOrg's forum subscriptions. All you have to do is submit your videos or comics to the downloads platform (either as PDF's or zipped archives of images) and set a price on them as you so wish. Why should I sell on OmoOrg? With over 75,000 active members and roughly 250,000 unique visitors every month, OmoOrg has become one of the nets largest and most active, well-established Omorashi and (AB/)DL themed communities.
OmoOrg's traffic statistics according to Google Analytics over the last 28 days Our community is currently host to over 3TB of user submitted content and processes up to 40TB of downloads in any given month. By selling your content on OmoOrg, your material will be featured and promoted along with all its other user submitted material for maximum exposure. What's are the commission rates? The current commission rate for sales 40% (meaning you get 60%) plus a $0.30 flat-rate transaction fee. which is passed down from our payment processors. This is the same rate charged on sites such as Clips4Sale, but here you get a much more modern platform and you take advantage of OmoOrg's already large niche memberbase on top of that. How do I sign up / request more information? Just send me ( @Kirito ) a private message and I'll help guide you through the entire process!

Kirito

 

Clubs and Gallery Updates!

Hello everyone, it's updates time again! This time I have two major site changes to share with you all.   Introducing: Clubs! What are Clubs? They are essentially similar to an older "Groups" system OmoOrg had once in its earlier days, but much more modern. They serve as a way to neatly categorize some of the sites sub-genres into a single uniformed section of the site. You can see a good demonstration of this system in the new Diapers and Ageplay group, where the previous Omutsu General forum and Omutsu gallery subcategories have already been migrated over: As of right now, there are only two official groups (the Diapers and Ageplay group and the Furry Fandom group), but we are likely to adopt more in the future. If you have any suggestions for a group you would personally like to see, let us know!   Gallery Updates Finally, the sites Gallery system has undergone some much needed reorganization. You will find that everything is now sorted into three primary categories: Anime CG and Artwork Manga & Doujinshi Personal photography Each of these primary categories have subsections for gender specific content, and that's it. No more needlessly complicated duplicate categories for personal artwork, photo sets and so on! The Personal photography category is a brand new category for members to share their own personal Omorashi photos in! Please be sure to read the rules before uploading here - this category is only for personal photos of yourself or your spouse/partner that you have permission to upload. Photos you upload here can even be embedded into your posts elsewhere on the forum (such as in the Wetting Experiences section) - all you have to do is paste a link to it in and it will automagically work! Note: For the time being, only Established Members and up will have permission to upload to this category. Over time, it will be opened up to lower ranking members.

Kirito

 

OmoOrg August Updates

Hello everyone! Over the last couple months, OmoOrg has undergone various upgrades and improvements, and while I am still working on finalizing several other updates right now, I figured this would be a good time to go ahead and post a quick overview of the recent changes. As you've likely already noticed, OmoOrg has undergone another redesign with the latest forum upgrade - this should hopefully be the last major change to the sites appearance for a long time. The new theme was made with the intention of being as clean, simple and easy to use as possible while still retaining the sites signature banner system. It's still using the same classic banner image from OmoOrg's old days, but in the future I aim to make this a bit more dynamic and may even commission some artists to make custom banners exclusively for OmoOrg! One of the new features added with the last major update which has been enabled for a while now is the leaderboard system. This is purely a fun way to highlight our communities top contributors, and allows members to quickly and effortlessly access the sites highest rated content. Another new feature that was just added this week is the Featured Content system - this is a page dedicated to curated content featured by our own staff members. It highlights what we consider to be some of the communities best content, and should hopefully offer a great introduction to the community for new members! Featured posts are also shared on OmoOrg's new-ish official(-ish) Twitter page, so if you have a private Twitter account you want to follow us on to get updates on newly featured content, you can do so here: https://twitter.com/OmorashiOrg That's all the updates for now! I'm still working on rolling out some more major updates to the site which you should start to see over the coming months. Including a new clubs system and a commission platform for content creators! More information on these updates will be posted as it becomes available.

Kirito

 

Tagging system updates

Hello everyone (and happy Independence day weekend to everyone in the US!), This is just a quick update regarding some changes to our tagging platform. OmoOrg's current tagging system has been a bit archaic to say the least. One of the things we aim to do over the coming months is to overhaul this tagging system and shape it so it is actually useful for sorting and finding content. Our first step in doing so is shifting OmoOrg to a more standardized tagging system and bringing back OmoOrg's old forum prefix platform.   So to start, now when adding tags to your threads (and elsewhere) you will automatically see a list of suggested tags pop-up as you type. You can see a detailed list of all these tags here:
https://www.omorashi.org/tags-database/ These are the tags we recommend using in your threads where appropriate. (For those familiar with it, you may have noticed lot of these have been borrowed from e-hentai's own refined tagging system!) More tags may be added to this list in the future based on demand and user-feedback.   Second, OmoOrg's old forum prefix system has been re-introduced. Forums previously tagged as male/female have been converted over automatically, and any newer threads that previously contained [Female] or [Male] prefixes in their titles have been replaced with their respective prefixes. So, now when browsing the forums, you can easily see whether or not a thread contains male or female content via their respective (and amusingly appropriate) Male/Female bathroom icons!

(I intended on using standard gender icons here initially, but found these shortly after and thought they were a much more fun fit for entirely obvious reasons)

Kirito

 

Performance improvements

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!

Kirito

 

PayPal support added and future updates for content creators

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)!

Kirito

 

Account deactivation feature implemented

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).

Kirito

 

New emotions!

With this small update, we put an end to the days of boring emoticons by introducing over 80 new Onion Head emotes! They can be accessed by clicking the smiley face icon in the editor, then clicking on "Onion Heads" in the category list.
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  !

Kirito

 

Join us on Slack to chat with the OmoOrg team and other Omorashi enthusiasts in real-time!

ÔĽŅIf 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!

Kirito

 

The (re-)introduction of OmoOrg's blogging platform!

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.

Kirito