Each month, the OngoingWorlds website has hosting costs that are in part covered by our Hero Members. However, we don’t currently have enough hero Members to cover the entire month’s hosting, so it’s always nice to receive a whole month’s hosting up front (there’s an option here).
This month has been very kindly sponsored by Helder Fouto, who donated yesterday.
Thanks very much Helder!
If you’d like to donate to our ongoing costs, you could donate regularly and become an OngoingWorlds Hero Member (which shows on each of your posts), or donate for a month up front, which I’d be totally grateful for!Read More
You might have noticed some users on OngoingWorlds have their avatars displayed on their posts, while others don’t.
That’s because some users are Hero Members, which means they are super special and donate monthly to the upkeep of OngoingWorlds (our hosting costs money, which is paid for by members).
Displaying an avatar on a post looks something like this:
Without Hero Members donating to the monthly hosting, there wouldn’t even be an OngoingWorlds, so we should be eternally grateful to them!
You can become a Hero by donating $2 per month – You can cancel whenever you want. You’ve got 2 different options to donate:
Click the “Subscribe” button on the Donation page. It’ll take you to a Paypal donation form with $2 pre-filled.
Patreon is a service to allow communities like ours get paid, it’s a great option because it’s an easy way to donate, plus it’s a bit more visible and lets others know about us.
To donate through Patreon, click this link. Then click “Become a Patreon”.
Recently there was a discussion on the OW Community Platform started by Nim, titled: Another Moderating Discussion: How to Manage the Load?
This reply by Largehobbit I thought was worth highlighting, so I’ve posted it here (with permission), because being overwhelmed is something we all might feel at some point. Here it is:Read More
It’s pretty much obvious to everyone that this was an April Fools day joke, but I’ll leave it here for you to read:
OngoingWorlds creator, David “Onion” Ball has decided to give up making websites for a simpler life of herding beef & dairy cattle, and is planning on changing the name to match this lifestyle.
The new name will be OnCOWingWorlds, and the following games will be renamed to be cattle-themed:
The Story Forge > The Dairy Forge
Jackalope Crossing >Jackalope Cattle
OW Community Platform > COW Community Platform
Netfritia > Beef Fritters
Sliders: Unsolved Mystery > Steak Sliders
Blue Dwarf > Blue Steak
The name change will happen on the 1st of April 2019.Read More
This article was submitted to us by Stephen Benton.
There is a quote attributed to South African writer Gugulethu Mhlungu stating that the English language is not an actual language but three, stacked on each other and hiding under a trench coat. And it seems to be nothing but the truth: the language we use today has had quite a few others influence it over the centuries, from Latin to German, and French, giving birth to the one we all love today.Read More
Yesterday we had quite a large problem with the server, with the website being down for about 16 hours. This was caused by an unexpected server migration by our hosting provider, which lead to the database being out of date. I had to keep the website offline for longer than expected, to wrestle with the company’s technical support and get them to send the latest copy of the database. I wanted to make sure absolutely no data had been lost, because I know how important each and every post is to you guys!Read More