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  1. The sh**storm continues. Reaching out to @Nayleen on Discord and Skype.
  2. Thanks for posting walkthroughs in this section! If you took a walkthrough from another source, please be sure to post links to the original content (if applicable). Be aware that some sources ask that you inform them when you re-post their content. Also, we hope that somewhere down the road you'll consider making a Fuwa-formatted version of the walkthrough! Look at the template and instructions here. Requests for walkthroughs or threads with nothing more than a link to other walkthroughs should be tagged with [REQUEST] in the title, and should not have 'walkthrough' in the title, so as to not create false hope or confuse internet searches.
  3. Update 1 (12:45 AM EST) Technical issues have caused a hiccup in tonight's upgrade process. Going to ping Nay and we'll try again later today. For now, the forums and front site will be put back online. Original Message: Forums Going Offline at 12:00 (Midnight) EST In approximately 1.5 hours (at the time this goes live), the forums will be going offline for an unknown amount of time so that I can perform an outrageous amount of updates and fixes. I will announce when the forums are back online on our Twitter account (link). Please panic, and may the VN gods have mercy on our souls. (Aside: after the forums are updated -- or irreparably broken -- I will also be working on the front site. Once that's done, if I have any energy and strength left in my body, I will try and make a post updating the community about recent events which have caused my absence, and briefly touch on ways we can move forward.) < 3 - Tay
  4. Not sure if anyone is still monitoring this thread, but a second technical issue I ran into still hasn't been addressed. This is, in large part, because a message to @Nayleen never went through, so I've been waiting for a response to a message he never got in the first place! As soon as this is addressed, I'll put up a new warning and get the upgrades up and running ASAP.
  5. You may call me Sparrowhawk.
  6. Just waiting on a little security change via Nay before I get this done. Gratzi, hero @Nayleen!
  7. Hello everyone (especially new users and new players)! As I announced in the community boards, we're going to try a VN player mentoring program, where experienced VN players can help newer players find, play, and enjoy games. The barrier to entry for the hobby is still pretty high -- there's no shame in that -- and we want to help you out. Let me explain how it works: Step 1. Want a mentor? Sign up! If you'd like some help finding games, or think you'd benefit from having somebody to answer some of your questions, or you just want somebody to nerd-out with about the VN you're playing, then sign up for this program. To do so, Send an email to [fuwanovel @ gmail . com] with the email's subject line being "Mentor Program" Include your internet name and how much experience with VNs you've already had Tell me if you're signed up on the Fuwanovel forums (and if so, what your username is) *Very important* Let me know how you want your mentor to contact you. The best two options are by Fuwanovel forums PMs, or by email. *Very important* tell me what you'd like from the program: help finding/playing games, wanting somebody to be around if you have any questions, or wanting somebody to "nerd-out" with you or have discussions with you about the VN(s) you're playing Step 2. A few player mentors will contact you Once I get your application I'll send you a brief reminder of the program rules (see below) so you know what to expect, and then forward your contact info to a couple of player mentors. Each of them will send you an PM or email (depending on your preferences) introducing themselves, and they'll also give you a link to a special guidebook for people in the VN Mentors Program. Step 3. After the first contact, make of the program what you will After this first email from your mentor, Fuwanovel isn't really involved anymore and you're free to make of the program whatever you'd like. Your player mentors are there to answer questions, give recommendations, and help you find your next game. We don't want to make the program too rigid -- the idea is to connect you with experienced VN players who want to help you out and who aren't going to give you grief while you're learning the landscape. The Rules Both the mentor and mentee have the right to cancel their interaction at any time, and when you sign up to be a mentor/mentee you agree to abide by this. If the other party says they don't want any more communication, you must honor that If you need another mentor/group of mentors, talk to Tay or send an email to the email address listed up above Absolutely no harassment is permitted from either party This program isn't meant to be rigid or a comprehensive, polished product. We're all here for a hobby, and the goal is to connect you to players who can help you get started.
  8. Hi everybody, It's been a while. I'll make a personal update post at some point, but for the moment I'm posting to ask our users to take the first of what may be a series of surveys we put out this Summer. This first survey is essentially an open invitation to tell me exactly what problems are bothering you about the site, anonymously. My site work this Summer will be heavily influenced by this survey, so if you care about Fuwa and want to see site improvements, please participate. Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHWvWdmusKKXZBh43 I want to thank @Emi for a recent email, @Clephas for some recent posts in the forums I've read which gave me encouragement, all our moderators, @Decay for his patience with my crazy schedule and a soft VNTS pause, and all of our users for keeping Fuwanovel alive. Much love to all of you. Tay
  9. I'd love to consider adding yours (and several more) review blogs to the hub. The hub has stalled recently due to a complicated CMS bug, but the developer actually got back to me yesterday with a customized patch, and I hope to get it installed before this weekend. Afterwards, I should be able to add you. Just submit your site details per the link posted above and we can work on that! The hub structure and guidelines will be part of the site work this summer, and I'm hoping to bring more clarity to it and the other site projects. Going to plug the recent survey and ask everyone to submit their gripes, questions, and concerns!
  10. How big is Fuwanovel?

    This is something I'd like to post about on the front site. A community update is long-overdue and there's a lot to talk about. I haven't looked at the analytics for a few weeks, but the site's still growing traffic-wise. The front site's major traffic goes to VNTS and Reviews. Kaguya showed some of the forums data, I'll add that walkthroughs are still big. And VNTL-Moon, oddly, is still getting traffic despite being woefully outdated and buggy.
  11. Nothing big or front-facing, but lots of behind-the-scenes updates. Search will be wonky for a few hours, but in theory it'll be more effective at parsing threads than before. If you run into technical issues or your themes are bugging out, let me know. In theory everything should be fine, but we all know that's not the Fuwa way.
  12. Nobody in their right mind would have recommended Hoshizora. So I'm going to say it's a bug.
  13. I watch it every week during VNTS. It makes me laugh every time.
  14. No major changes or bugs should be experienced. If you run into something, however, post them here and I'll take a look!
  15. We can play things by ear with the mods! People know this thread and will come here for a while after you release for feedback/questions/complaints/compliments/brandishing pitchforks/weeping with joy. No need to close it until you feel like you're ready to do so. Congrats on finishing -- looking forward to seeing how it all turns out! I remember fondly back in the day when I was tracking your project for VNTS by going to VNDB and checking for cryptic little edited comments. How far you've come!
  16. Sakura Chuunibyou Review

    Thanks for always posting these reviews! And for your kind words in the comments section : )
  17. Thanks for bringing this bug to my attention. I'll be sure to break it as soon as possible. Save it for the inquisitor.
  18. I'm alive (more on that in this morning's upcoming VNTS post)! What's more: I've sought out stable internet, and I've given Fuwa a good ole six-hour blitz. Lots got done, but I think you'll all be very glad to hear that... All themes should be back up and running! Let me know if you run into problems with any of them! I fixed the thing. I removed the other thing. I've flagged all accounts who turned traitor and used Rooke's Crappy Default Theme. They are traitors to the cause and will be punished. Once more we are all equal, and some are more equal than others. Joking aside, themes should work. Give it a go, and let me know what I unintentionally broke.
  19. Probably. Almost certainly over, that is. In any case, the forums software will be running some indexing behind the scenes and things could yet get wonky. If you run into bugs, please speak up in this thread. There are also several new features to the blog, but I left the list of them back in the United States and will need to recompile it. In the meantime, just assume that everything you like is filled with sparkly updates, and everything you dislike went away. EDIT: The visual formatting of the forums are a bit off as well. This has to do with our various forums themes. As soon as I get home tonight, I'll start the laborious process of updating them, and then things should be pretty once more. (Except for Rooke's theme. That one's just crap.) EDIT: I mentioned it in the blog post, but whenever you come back and notice the forums are alive, please drop a big "Thank You!" to Nayleen (and, to a lesser extent, Invision) for bringing us back from the edge of the abyss!
  20. Update: There's an issue with the way I remotely authenticate and access the server. I messaged @Nayleen and as soon as we get that resolved, I'll get themes and all forums software updated and, hopefully, "fixed." PSA: Rooke's Crappy Default Theme MAY be the "best working" theme at the moment, but it's gauche and sucks. It's not worth it. Do not listen to Rooke.
  21. Did Fuwa die?

    What is dead may never die. Shaddup, Rooke.
  22. Had a problem with getting the new themes. Should have them up sometime today.
  23. Koiken Otome Revive TL Project

    Maybe not VNDB, but certainly VNTS.