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    Forum Survival Here's the Update

    Thought I'd make a new thread since the old one got a bit long, like most threads it gets off on tangents here and there that make it hard for new readers to finish. Here's the summary and updates from the last week:

    Patreon was set up, and there's enough supporters to fund the hosting. Big cheer to everyone donating, and if you haven't, of course you still can. Extra $$ will be used fund next year hosting, forums upgrades (There's an app for phones that make forums easier than viewing web page, for example. There's also an integration bridge between vbulletin/wordpress that's interesting) I did get a question from someone who was under the impressions the forums are going pay-only. IT'S STILL FREE. But we do welcome donations Thanks again, forum saved.

    Lots of great ideas from members and offers to help, including back end/SEO help from Sazae & Mrs. Sazae. Set up an Amazon affiliate account, so any commissions will go into the forum fund as well. Also a Rightstuf link (support independent retailers!)The links are on the blog right now, but since we don't have total admin control of the forum yet...

    Don't have total control yet, Rightstuf still transferring hosting. No problems there, they're just updating contact and admin info there before it's transferred completely. We still own the domain, but all forum control was basically given to Rightstuf 4 years ago when they took over. Probably happen in the next week. When that happens we'll do banner changes, add the support links, etc.

    Still planning on restarting the weekly-ish news videos on Youtube. No details, but we're pretty no-frills here, if you saw the old ones, you know of whence I speak

    Nutmeg started a Discord: https://discord.gg/eY55AVc

    Mentions of bringing back banner changes in the forum of the banner contests we used to run.

    AnnaLovesAnime contacted voice actors and got a twitter mention from Yuri Lowenthal.

    Not planning on changing platforms, but thx for all the suggestions.

    I think that's it, if I messed anyone's specific help I apologize. So the funding/hosting problem's solved, let talk about future plans and ideas!

    #2
    Maybe we can use instagram to boost traffic? Use all the hastags.

    #anime #animenation #animenatioisbetterthanrs #nutmeglovesshuuhei #talmeg #bleach #naruto #onepiece #tokyoghoul #viz #tokyopop

    ... use any or all of those, but just a thought. You can also post a link to the patreon in the AN bio. While I understand that social media is dwindling our numbers, there's no reason we can't use it to our advantage.
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      #3
      Forum transferred, let me know if you see anything that needs fixed! (out of date info or links, etc)

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        #4
        All the themes look good (although my eyes are still bleeding from the black and green). Is there a way to change the default one to say "default" instead of "yurucamp by taleen"?
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          #5
          Done!
          I think I can delete them too, I'll remove all the incompatible ones...

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            #6
            Sounds great! Thanks!

            I know Plough "turned off" a lot of them. There were tons... and we figured they weren't all needed. And some were not great combinations.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Nutmeg View Post
              Sounds great! Thanks!

              I know Plough "turned off" a lot of them. There were tons... and we figured they weren't all needed. And some were not great combinations.
              Oh never mind, I was seeing them all because admin permissions. Logged out and only see the few active ones. Can kill black/green eye-bleeder tho.

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                #8
                All looks good.

                I am sure we will all help out where is needed.

                I am just getting back on my feet from not having a job but once I get more financial secure I will be able to help.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Gene View Post

                  Oh never mind, I was seeing them all because admin permissions. Logged out and only see the few active ones. Can kill black/green eye-bleeder tho.
                  I think some people still use it. I say keep it so they have the option.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Nutmeg View Post
                    Maybe we can use instagram to boost traffic? Use all the hastags.

                    #anime #animenation #animenatioisbetterthanrs #nutmeglovesshuuhei #talmeg #bleach #naruto #onepiece #tokyoghoul #viz #tokyopop

                    ... use any or all of those, but just a thought. You can also post a link to the patreon in the AN bio. While I understand that social media is dwindling our numbers, there's no reason we can't use it to our advantage.
                    Brilliant! Instagram is becoming more popular than other platforms. Still need a presence across all the big ones, though. YouTube is vital, also. [Most] People like to be able to watch a video over reading text almost any day of the week.

                    I love how everyone worked together to solve a problem, and are still working together to maintain the solutions

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                      #11
                      Get rid of the Kickstarter forum and the Right Stuf/Nozomi forums (we have people coming here seeking help we can't give) unless Digi_Michael plans on sticking around to answer questions. In which case you should give him an official banner. Though, for security purposes, you should ask shawnek to verify that he is an employee before giving him the banner.

                      Also, Amazon doesn't allow nudity on their affiliate partner sites, so the hentai section will have to go, or we can keep it private and hope they don't look too closely.

                      You can't use third-party add-ons with vBulletin Cloud. Besides, I looked at the forums from an Android phone, and it looks fine.
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                        #12
                        If I had more time, I would've published a blog about AnimeNation being in jeopardy of a possible shut down. Because my schedule has been so hectic since last year, I barely blogged.

                        However, I was highly determined to help save this forum any way possible. Like I told Yuri, AnimeNation has become what I consider to be my so-called safe haven and dread the thought of this community being shut down.

                        Even though I may not post in every sub-forum on here mostly due to my schedule, AnimeNation is currently the only forum, that has more pleasant posters who resonate with me.

                        If I had enough money, I would not mind donating to this forum before donating to a forum, that allows trolls to wreak havoc and continuously smear other posters' reputations like mine.

                        Aside from that, is there anything else you need me to tell Yuri Lowenthal or is that just about everything for now?
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Gene View Post
                          Set up an Amazon affiliate account, so any commissions will go into the forum fund as well. Also a Rightstuf link (support independent retailers!)The links are on the blog right now, but since we don't have total admin control of the forum yet...
                          I'd nominate Robert's Anime Corner Store as another affiliate, but it only gives store credit. Perhaps Jbox/J-List?

                          Originally posted by Gene View Post
                          I think that's it, if I messed anyone's specific help I apologize. So the funding/hosting problem's solved, let talk about future plans and ideas!
                          I still miss the "hand coding" posts style of forum, where the BBCode is visible when editing (of which I do a fair bit).
                          AN forum rules: The FAQ & in brief (re: porn); "Read the forum rules [before you post]"; more good ideas.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by AnnaLovesAnime View Post
                            If I had more time, I would've published a blog about AnimeNation being in jeopardy of a possible shut down. Because my schedule has been so hectic since last year, I barely blogged.

                            However, I was highly determined to help save this forum any way possible. Like I told Yuri, AnimeNation has become what I consider to be my so-called safe haven and dread the thought of this community being shut down.

                            Even though I may not post in every sub-forum on here mostly due to my schedule, AnimeNation is currently the only forum, that has more pleasant posters who resonate with me.

                            If I had enough money, I would not mind donating to this forum before donating to a forum, that allows trolls to wreak havoc and continuously smear other posters' reputations like mine.

                            Aside from that, is there anything else you need me to tell Yuri Lowenthal or is that just about everything for now?
                            That's about everything

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by DocWatson View Post
                              I'd nominate Robert's Anime Corner Store as another affiliate, but it only gives store credit. Perhaps Jbox/J-List?


                              I still miss the "hand coding" posts style of forum, where the BBCode is visible when editing (of which I do a fair bit).
                              Robert's talked so much crap about AN when we were still around, thanks but no thanks on that one. Keep an eye out for others though. I got out of anime for a few years after AN shut down, haven't paid much attention to the industry at all, not even sure who's still around or how much has changed.

                              Everything getting simplified. Google even talking about removing the full address from the browser bar...

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