With the move, I had to reset the Forums. If you'd like to join, Temperance is now available.
I have had to switch off comments to my news posts because of 'comment' spam. It is apparently due to malware on my site. Even though I do the virus scan of my domain with various Malware software, I'm passing all the tests and my site is deemed safe, it actually can't be.
I suspect this is also why spam has been popping up in reviews. This has prompted me to move webhosting again. So, fingers crossed for an easy move. While this is happening, Gluttony may be unabailable for a brief period while I do a fresh install of the code and reload the database and the stories.
I'm testing the site for more spam issues AND I'm also moving host servers to one that provides more security for the site. Please do not be alarmed, I have everything backed up and hopefully the move goes across smoothly :)
I have updated the defult layout of Gluttony and also working on the Restricted Section. Let me know what categories you'd like to see in this section so I can get it up and running :)
If you recieved multiple emails from the archive, I do apologise. It's system generated, so I had no control over it. I ended up with 6 of the same email :/
Its been a while since I dedicated time to this site, so this year I'll be making a few changes around the place and trying to get this place up and running a bit better. If any of you want something on here or on the forums, let me know :)
You can sign up for the forums now. I'm still working on them, but you are free to utilise what is there.
I am also opening up The Restricted Section. This is an adults only section and is by invitation only. This will be a passworded site and only members invited will have access. If there are any breaches of this, I will pull the site down. However, once it is up and running, pretty much anything goes there apart from a couple of things. But it will be a place you can post without being restricted to the standard Archive rules :)
Happy Australia Day to everyone :)
Next month, I will be hosting another review-a-thon. So poke your friends and post those stories up so we can get back into the swing of things. The forums will soon be ready to re-open and I'll also be hosting the P.I. Awards early, as we missed out last year.
If you use this sking and see any formatting issues, please let me know. Chapters that have an Author's note or Story Note may have a gap between the not and the story text. This is supposed to be that way. I am trying to shorten the gap.
I am looking for Staff once again. Validators and other Admin staff for the site and the forums. Please email me at: admin[at]gluttonyfiction[dot]com if you are interested.
Gluttony will be opening up a Restricted Section. This is a place that will be password protected and only members I trust will be able to access this area. The Restricted Section will be a place where you can let go of the normal boundries of Gluttony's rules, and let your creativity take over.
When I re-open the Forum, you will all need to sign up again. Unfortunately, I cannot restore the database, so I have to start from scratch :(
I know, I'm going slowly...
I'm working on the site :)
I'm dedicating some time tonight to update Gluttony and validate current submissions.
I wish Gluttony had a 'like' feature sometimes ;) Facebook really is the worst procrastination tool ever invented...
Gluttony is OPEN!!!
I'm still fixing skins and adding the old ones back, but you can once again access your accounts and read, review and submit :)
Okay, database has been restored and now just have to tweak the site to update all the modifications I made, and we'll be up and running again :)
Thank you for bearing with me :)
Can't join the official National Novel Writing Month in November? Then no worries, Join the July Novel Writing Month...Starting NOW!!! ;) http://forum.julnowrimo.com/
Hi my fellow writers :)
I have updated my rule on 'Self Harm'. This is the new rule:
Self-Harm - UPDATED: As long as this subject is not glorified, we will consider stories of this nature. Please contact the Admin team in regards to this subject.
Please, do not test me on this - I will begin to allow more content and perhaps re-consider my position on some subjects, however, abuse of these re-rulings will result in the original rule to be re-instated and ALL stories that do not abide by that rule will be deleted from the archive if they do not change the content.
So please, take this time and opportunity to enjoy some of the freedoms that come your way. I only ask that you treat these changes with respect :)
January 26th is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.
We not only celebrate this day to remember our past, but also to unite Australians, no matter where you are origionally from, and celebrate living in this fantastic country of ours.
I wish everyone a very Happy Australia Day, and please remember that even on a day like today, the victims of the Queensland floods and Victoria floods are still cleaning and rebuilding their lives. Please donate if you can: Donate to the disaster relief appeal
It has been a horrible time in Queensland recently, with most of the state declared a natural disaster zone. 9 lives confirmed dead, 4 of which were children and many more missing. It is a hard time for Queenslanders and the water is still coming. If the drought wasn't enough, mother nature is now unleashing too much water upon us and I can only sit at home and watch in horror as others live it.
My thoughts go out to anyone out there who is affected by this latest tragedy and Australian's will pull together and help each other out as we have in the past.
Members may now submit fan works for the author Jim Butcher. Please be aware of a new rule that has been created for this category - it is this way because it is the only way the author will allow fan works to be displayed on the internet.
Rule 24 - Jim Butcher Fan Fiction: Any stories submitted under this category MUST have this disclaimer in the 'Author's Notes' section: "The Dresden Files/Codex Alera is copyright Jim Butcher. This story is licensed under the Creative Commons as derivative, noncommercial fiction." - Failing to add this disclaimer or removing it will result in the rejection or deletion of your story from Gluttony.
Please respect the rights of the original author and have fun :)
Please welcome ForgottenFace back as a Validator :) It's great to have her back.
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year and see you all in 2011 :)
To all my wonderful members, I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas (holiday, or other celebratory day). Stay safe and I look forward to more fun in 2011.
I have updated the Featured Stories list with various Christmas stories, so I hope you enjoy.
Hi to all my lovely members :)
I'm sorry I have been absent and the site has slowed down. Real life has been chatoic, and only getting busier at this time of year.
Some of you may already know, but I am also working on a manuscript that I hope to get published, so this has also taken much of my time.
However, I'd like to welcome Georgia Weasley back as a Validator. She re-joins myself and Pookha as your admin team.
Christmas is fast approaching and I'm calling for all of your festive stories to be left as a comment and I'll update the Featured Stories list.
Hopefully the new year will bring in more time and to get this site back to its normal pace
Want to Volunteer?
If you have time and want to help out here, pop on over to the forums and sent me a message. Help is always appreciated and I have a few projects that have been placed on hold because I don't have the time required to work on them. Aside from the story archive, I do have a 'News' site that was supposed to get up and running as well as a multi-world RPG.
So if you want to help out in any way, just let me know and we can wtork things out :)
The site will be down shortly so I can back-up files and update the efiction software :)
EDIT: Okay, I've updated. If you come across any errors/bugs/glitches etc., please leave a comment and I'll look into it.
Also, I know I removed some story info like Character's etc. If there is something that is missing, let me know so I can fix that too :)