PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Update Day April 26th - And General Iwaku News

Added to Calendar: 04-26-21

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Diana

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Greetings babbins!

It's been a bad couple of years in Real Life land. But you know what? We're still here. Iwaku is still alive! Granted we're not in one of those years the old fart members like to wax nostalgic about, but Iwaku is a solid-ass community and we're not going anywhere any time soon. :D When real life is a turbo piece of shit, Iwaku is here for your safe and friendly escape from reality.

LET'S TALK SOME NEWS


We want to say we have something exciting planned and that soon we'll kick off an exciting year of events and cool new fun things. But that's what we thought we were going to do last year before all hell broke loose in the world. So let's just take it a day at a time. Starting with Update Day on Monday April 26th!


WHAT ARE UPDATE DAYS

This is when we have to do a BIG update on the site and it requires us to turn it off for much, much longer than an hour or two. It can be anywhere between 4 hours or 24 hours depending in what terrible thing goes wrong in the process as it's usually for new software versions that break our style and addons so it takes extra time to fix. On update days we usher everyone onto Iwaku's Discord where you can hang out with each other, play games, or get involved in whatever members have cooked up to entertain each other. (Please do not play the Update Day Drinking Game though, you will die.)

Make sure you signup on Discord and get verified in our server before update day so you can have access to ALL the channels! On the day, staff might not be able to access Iwaku accounts to double-check you.

HOW YOU CAN HELP UPDATE DAY

We don't run any advertisements or sponsorships, so all the costs of running the site comes out of pocket. Usually we run an exciting fundraiser and tell you how cool and badass Iwaku is, but we're mentally tired and I never finished owls from last time and all we wanna do is to be able to keep having fun on Iwaku so we can survive this current hellscape that is our lives. D: So if you want to throw a coin to your witcher owlmom to help for some of the licensing costs this year try a Iwaku Upgrade, or directly to Patreon. Everything you give goes into paying for our monthly hosting costs, software licensing, domain stuff, and all that website related jazz. Because of you guys, Iwaku has made it through a lot of tough years when Real Life could've knocked us out.

If Iwaku is not where you wanna spend your money, though, do consider the following instead!:
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) #stopasianhate
- Black Lives Matter
- The Trevor Project
- Or See this Iwaku thread for more great links

We can't solve all the problems in the world, but we can at least show our support for communities that really need it right now. If you have a great charity, feel free to link it in the thread too!

OTHER AWESOME THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR IWAKU WITH NO MONEY INVOLVED


Sup. You roleplayin'? Cool. That's exactly what we want. Join us on the forums, show up to the ChaRPs, do it in private conversations. Having fun roleplaying is THE DREAM.

But here are some other simple things you can do to keep Iwaku lively!

Post new topics and reply to topics in General Chatting.
Posting up ads for your RPs work, but there are a lot of shyer members that like to get to know people before they respond to RP ads. By regularly posting in General Chatting (or any area outside of roleplays!) you're showing that you're a real and potentially cool person to roleplay with. It's also a really good way to make some new friends.

Chatting with us in the on site Chat or on Discord counts too!
Meet some new people, make friends! :D Entertain yourself while waiting on more roleplay posts!

If someone is being an asshole or being a creepy asshole, report them. ESPECIALLY if this altercation involved sexual content.
Iwaku is a really big site and we can easily miss things with hundreds of people roleplaying every day. We're trusting our members to speak up when they're having issues with mean people and with creepy people. We try to train our staff on how to recognize miscommunications, personal disputes, and legitimate predator behaviors, so when it's just a miscommunication we can help smooth it out without anyone having to get in real trouble. And if it's a serious issue, you could be helping us get rid of creepyass predators. When members try to handle these issues on their own, they often end up making the situation worse and harder for us to straighten it all out. Just report!

Really, that's kind of it! Iwaku isn't that complicated!

WHAT'S COMING UP IN IWAKU'S FUTURE


I don't know man, we're just trying to survive the apocalypse right now. D: Come roleplay and hang out in the OOC areas and chats and discord with us. We need some joy!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK


We probably have 93% of the answers! ⊙◇◉
 

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when will iwaku be updated? 😂
 
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LuckycoolHawk9

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@Diana Question, I already know about you rescheduling your charps due to the tragic event, will the update still be going through next week or are you pushin it back as well?
 

Diana

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@LuckycoolHawk9 For now update day stays as is. As we get closer to the day, if it conflicts with one of things I'll need to do, I'll reschedule. D: Running updates is busywork and doesn't require a lot of brain energy.
 

Peter Feels

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Can't believe you sprung this on me
 

Diana

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WE SURVIVED MOSTLY UNSCATHED.