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SOME GENERAL SITE NEWS
We're currently being targeted by a really nasty and persistent porn robot. Thus registrations are on manual approval for awhile. It's kinda annoying, but so is getting a bunch of weird links to titties in your inbox from robots. D:
Our month of VOTING IN THE TOPSITES was successful and proof we're still a competing site! :D Iwaku topped off at #3 in July. In fact that's probably why we're now being invaded by pornbots? We might be done doing a vote push now, but vote for Iwaku every day anyway! When we rank high on the topsites it helps new members find us, and we love fresh blood. ...to roleplay with. Not to eat.
This November a very popular Iwaku contest event returns... you might even see a hint in the ad banner rotation!
In the meantime, update day information~
Update Day is Tuesday, September 7th!
This is a software maintained update, where I'll be plugging whatever the latest versions are to our forum software and mods that we use. I don't know if tabs will be fixed, but fingers are crossed! It's pretty much just a routine update.
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 almost always involved new software versions that breaks something annoying that 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
If you have pockets full of money, Iwaku is always appreciative to take a few bucks via our Iwaku Upgrade or Patreon! This site is a labor of love, so we don't run as a business - meaning we don't get income via advertisements or deals or anything like that. Thanks to our generous contributors Iwaku's made it through a lot of tough years where I wasn't able to pay bills by myself. <3
To see a more specific list of where the money goes, click this link!
OTHER AWESOME THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR IWAKU WITH NO MONEY INVOLVED
Are you roleplaying? Are you hanging out in chat or on Discord? Then you're already making Iwaku a happenin' place to be! <3 All Iwaku truly needs is everyone having fun and making new friends. This is the dream. But here are some other simple things you can do to keep Iwaku truckin'!
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
If you are a GAME MASTER with BIG DREAMS you might be very excited about what's coming up in November... I wonder what that might be? Do you have a guess?
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK
Any question you have about Iwaku past and present we're happy to answer, even if we don't actually know the answer and the best we can give is a shrug and a hoot. Ask away!