Posts by Sociopathic Sunshine

The winners for the April Spotlight Contest are as follows: Writing goes to Cass and Art goes to Suwaco

The next Spotlight Contest can be found HERE!
Come check out May's CDC!
The winners of the latest giveaway are: Shadowstartheleader(first winner) and Bobbar 7857(second winner)!! Congratulations!

The next giveaway is for Fallout 4! Check here for more info!

    The giveaway for late May is Fallout 4 (you've probably never heard of it)! Join the Discord server to enter!


    Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and Skyrim, welcomes you to the world of Fallout 4 . Winner of more than 50 Game of the Year awards, including top honors at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards. Fallout 4 is the studio’s most ambitious game ever and the next generation of open-world gaming. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.


    Check the Steam page for more info!


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    It looks like that image can only be served over http. All images need to be retrievable using https.


    Ex) That image can only be accessed via http://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/clover-t2.jpg and it needs to be accessible via https://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/clover-t2.jpg


    However, it's generally considered not nice to 'hot link' to other people's images. The easiest way to fix an issue like this is to upload the image somewhere public on FeralFront (the Gallery is the best choice) and then use a link from there. Then FeralFront is the one hosting the image, and it can definitely be grabbed through https.

    I'm craaaazy late, but for posterity:


    Smaller fonts won't be allowed. Posts need to be readable, and Fancyposts are already plenty good at making that difficult. ;)


    As 'just a regular web dev' I think this post I made regarding Fancyposts will make lots of sense to you. :D


    HTML isn't allowed, but Fancyposts can be used to emulate all the basic functionality of divs (since, as the link describes, they are just restricted divs).


    You won't be able to apply classes, but you can make a Post Template or two (see the menu where your avatar shows up for creating/modifying templates, and the button at the top right of the post editor for inserting them) that allow you to easily insert a Fancypost with a specific set of style attributes. An account more than a week old but less than a year old can have 3 Post Templates, and it increases by 3 Post Templates each year for 4 years, for a maximum of 15 Post Templates for a 4 year member.


    For images, font-familys, and some other things, check out the available options in the post editor bar. I'd recommend either using an image bbcode <img src=""> or a Fancypost with a background attribute for your images, and the Font Family tag for applying font familys (I can't remember right off hand if those are allowed in Fancyposts, but it's an easy thing to test :P). You also have the obvious things up there like heading, bold, italic, underline, etc.


    Do be cognizant of the 2,000 character maximum length of a Post Template for accounts that are more than a week old but less than a year old. That max increases by 500 characters each year for the first 4 years, for a maximum of 4,000 characters for members who have been part of the site for 4 years. The limit is in place to prevent really complicated Fancyposts, and to stop those really complicated Fancyposts from fattening up our already chunky database.

    Sorry about that. Looks like it's in the trash (which is certainly why it was deleted, rather than my fat fingers). Which means it was probably sketch for one reason or another.


    It doesn't immediately appear inappropriate to me, so I've restored it to the Other Roleplaying section. It should be available now.

    As FeralFront continues to eye loftier goals (giving away more stuff and getting more people on the FeralFront train, mostly) we want to keep looking for ways to allow everyone to contribute. Besides just being an active, excellent FeralFront member, writing articles, inviting new people, or any number of other things, you can now also create your own custom advertisements and pay to have them displayed in threads!


    Whether we like it or not, advertisements are one of the best ways for FeralFront to make the money it needs to do the things it wants to do (even the simple things, like continuing to exist). The ads being shown from Google have been restricted significantly to try and show the most relevant things to FeralFront's members (no, I don't believe I'm the 10,000th visitor), but they still probably show mostly stuff you don't really care about right now. How might we change that? Well, by letting the members of FeralFront pay to put up their own ads!


    We've just released a functionality allowing you to create advertisements and pay to have them shown to other members. It's like a much more effective version of a blue bar notification. :) You can use this to share most anything you'd like. Plots your clan has going, messages from you (maybe just telling everyone how great they are), links to "grow your creatures" type games (make sure it isn't against their TOS!), or most anything else you can think of.


    If you have any questions that aren't answered in the thread I linked above, just send me a Conversation. I expect we'll be making updates to this functionality as time goes on to make it as well suited to us as possible. :)


    Thanks for being awesome FeralFront members!

    One of the many ways you can support FeralFront is paying to have your own, custom advertisements displayed in threads. These can be advertisements for pretty much anything that's appropriate for FeralFront. Some ideas of what you could advertise:

    • A thread you've created
    • A plot your group has going
    • A 'hatch your creatures' type game (make sure it isn't against their TOS!)
    • An invitation for people to comment on your wall
    • Letting everyone know how awesome you are

    Creating New Advertisements

    The first step to getting an advertisement displaying is to (shockingly) create it. You can create an advertisement by going to Credit Store in the menu, then Advertise. On this page, it'll show all your current advertisements. As you likely don't have any, you'll only see a button that says New Advertisement. You'll want to click that cute little button and fill out the form that appears. You could also just click here, while feeling vaguely betrayed that I didn't tell you sooner.


    Please carefully read each heading, title, and extra piece of information on the form that shows up. They're all there for a reason. After you fill out the form, click Submit, and see the success message, follow the instructions at the beginning of this section to get back to your advertisements (or click here, while feeling vaguely betrayed again).


    You can create image or text ads. Both will (as of this writing) display at exactly 300 pixels square. Images will be resized to have their largest dimension be 300 pixels, and text will wrap in a 300 pixel wide square. The best choice for an advertisement is to create a 300 pixel by 300 pixel image to use. This way the advertisement will display exactly as you intend no matter what device it's being viewed on.

    Getting Your Advertisement Approved

    The next step is getting your advertisement through the approval process. This part is actually really easy. You do literally nothing unless contacted. :D You'll receive a Conversation when your advertisement is approved. An administrator reviews advertisements awaiting approval as soon as they have a moment. After your advertisement has been approved, you'll see all the options available for your advertisement below it (instead of "Awaiting Approval").


    Clicks: This is the number of times people have clicked your ad since it started running

    Displays Remaining: This is the number of times your advertisement will be displayed before you need to add more Displays

    Run Until: Your advertisement will run until the date and time indicated in this box, or indefinitely if this box is empty.

    Enable AutoRefill: AutoRefill will automatically add 1,000 displays to your advertisement whenever the Displays Remaining reaches 0. This is particularly helpful for time restricted events where you have "Run Until" set.
    Pause: You can pause your advertisement if you want to temporarily stop showing it and still have Displays Remaining

    Remove: If you no longer need your advertisement, you can remove it. This CANNOT be undone.

    I Want to Target Specific Types of People or Specific Areas of FeralFront

    The advertisement system is currently pretty basic. It's an entry point for us to determine how we best want to utilize the system moving forward. As we use the system and learn what we need to do to get it working as well as possible for everyone (showing advertisements to those most likely to be interested) we'll make updates to make it even better. If you've run a few advertisements and have some ideas, feel free to send me a Conversation!