The anti-spam plugins have stopped being effective. Registration is back to requiring approval. After registering, you must ALSO email me with your username, so that I can manually approve your account.
I needed to put it on the so it didn't get in the way of another widget on my site. I'm pretty sure it worked prior to my requested name change, but now the newsbox doesn't really cycle anymore. Also, I took it out to see if the newsbox would work without it and it does.
So first off, thanks Xeph for fixing the forum email activation problem!
Now the other thing: I own the site account studiopnb. I haven't actually touched it in a while but just came back in the hope of using it again now that I've figured out what to do with it (letting go of my http://www.rycanteras.net domain which I only picked up for school and moving all the content to xepher). I was hoping I could rename the domain to sabao.xepher.net, if possible.
That's about it. I'm surprised my account is still active! Thank you so much for keeping it around!
I'm planning to rebuild my site, since it's gotten to be quite a mess. My problem is, I can't seem delete some of the folders despite them being already empty. Is it possible for me to request an administrator to have everything on it deleted? I'll supply any needed information to verify that I do indeed own that account.
This involves a very long, tragic story revolving around my inability to properly upgrade forum software, but skipping right to the ending, I exported my entire MySQL database and wiped it but now I can't reupload it because I am unable to overwrite my own database.
I suppose I could add everything by hand, but I'm not entirely sure it would be safe, given my knowledge (or lack thereof) of handling the MySQL database.
Right now, I've hit a phase where I think my photography just isn't worth posting anymore, so I've been on a bit of a slump in that department. My current site will still feature those I've made (they're not there right now because I'll be reposting larger versions later on), but I'm still unsure of what to do in the future. I'm not giving up on the site, I'll probably just try doing other things... CGing among others. I've always wanted to improve my drawing...
But anyway, my question.
Due to the lack of attention I've put into my main site, I've decided to create a sub site for the production of a PC Game I'm working on here: http://sabao.xepher.net/steelhearts . I've read that having two sites on one account is acceptable, and the content is still somewhat related to arts/ development, but I'm still not sure. Do you think it's acceptable? And up to what degree? I mean it'd be great if I could put a download of the game up here (the software I'm using is perfectly legal, btw), but I really wouldn't want to eat up too much bandwith. If it isn't, that's okay. I could always put it up elsewhere...
Unicef bombs the Smurfs in fund-raising campaign for ex-child soldiers By David Rennie in Brussels
The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes. The short but chilling film is the work of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, and is to be broadcast on national television next week as a campaign advertisement.
The Unicef advert, which shows the Smurfs' village being bombed
The animation was approved by the family of the Smurfs' late creator, "Peyo". Belgian television viewers were given a preview of the 25-second film earlier this week, when it was shown on the main evening news. The reactions ranged from approval to shock and, in the case of small children who saw the episode by accident, wailing terror.
Unicef and the family company, IMPS, which controls all rights to the Smurfs, have stipulated that it is not to be broadcast before the 9pm watershed.
The short film pulls no punches. It opens with the Smurfs dancing, hand-in-hand, around a campfire and singing the Smurf song. Bluebirds flutter past and rabbits gambol around their familiar village of mushroom- shaped houses until, without warning, bombs begin to rain from the sky. Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs.
The final frame bears the message: "Don't let war affect the lives of children." It is intended as the keystone of a fund-raising drive by Unicef's Belgian arm, to raise