First order of business is thanks.Thank you first and very VERY muchly to Waccoon.He provided me with the translated PaintChat and instructions.If the server allows it I can set PaintChat up for the site.I’m waiting to hear back about shell access.
If I can’t get shell access (and it looks like I won’t) I have two options….
a)Use my computer as a paintchat server.
This is plausible since I have the training to build a computer from the ground up if I have the right parts but would still require that I buy some parts.There is no way I’d tax my laptop for this project however if I purchase a new computer this year my old laptop could also become a server.
b)Invest in a VPS (Virtual Private Server) which would cost over $100 yearly.
This is currently not plausible and if it does happen it would be a future addition when there were more a substantial amount of members and donations coming in.
My third option is to host scheduled PaintChat sessions.This a plausible solution but not one I’m leaning toward first.
My second thank you is to the Sweet PHP site.I was able to purchase a really affordable chat script from there that is now being added to the recent goals.The reason for saying thanks is that there was a billing issue and I have to say that the developer was phenomenal in response time and resolving the issue.The customer service was amazing and the script while not perfect is just enough.I’ll definitely be checking out his future work from now on.
Formalities aside…it’s time for updates.
WHAT’S BEEN DONE
- 3 Oekaki boards open for registration
- 2 Oekaki boards open for pre-registration
- Addition of Links,Surveys,and Polls (Support Page)
- Adjusted Site Budget (Support Page)
- Activation of Premium Site Services for the next 6 Months
- Completion of About/FAQ Section
- Addition of 20+ Oekaki Board templates
UPDATES DUE BY APRIL 2010
- Completion of Forum Sections on: articles, advanced critique, getting started with oekaki
- Final edits and adjustments to current site layout
- Events page
- Star Rating and sharing capabilities on pictures
- Updates to the About/FAQ Section
- More detailed profile pages
- Contact Form
UPDATES COMING UP
- “Who’s Online” Section
- Archive Gallery
- E-card Service
OTHER POSSIBLE UPDATES
- RPG Chatroom
- Literature sharing forum
- Frames/No Frames viewing Option
- Additional Templates
- Avatar Maker
- Option to embed pictures in a webpage
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
- Join the Staff
- Complete a Survey
- Vote in a Poll
- Donate to the Site
- Link to the Site
- Bookmark the Site
- Contribute an Oekaki Template
- Suggest an Event,Project,or Staff Position
- Check out the forums,chat,and oekaki boards!
As usual you can keep up to date by checking here or following HaevenARTS on Twitter.I still need lots of staffers.There are still projects open and of course any suggestions,skills,or support are welcome and greatly appreciated.The final order of business is that my Birthday is on January 29th.I won’t really be celebrating….just eating and pretending I’m 21 again.That’s all for today but there will be some projects on the way in the next few months.You can vote in the Polls section on what you want to see most. There will also be some other plans laid out for a possible paid oekaki hosting service,template store and don’t forget about the Forums.You don’t have to join an oekaki to join the forums or to use the chat or C-box.