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International Discussions Newsletter 17-18 September, 2017
The way the internet is being used is changing. Requirements to stay in a technologically ready state evolves daily
with codes, server requirements and third party policies being updated all the time. While we would just like to keep things running the 'same' each day that can become quickly antiquated and cause something to 'break'. We are being pro-active with many measures to prevent our Community from being blocked, left in the dust or worst: taken offline. Now on to some very important
1. As we stated in our last Newsletter we deleted several hundred Members that were just taking up room and not participating. We also adjusted things so these Newsletters will only go out to those who have been active participants within a certain amount of time. This allows us to communicate with you more often about what is happening in the Community. You are encouraged to at least Post every now and again if you want to be kept in the 'loop'.
2. We will be shifting to secure connection only. This means that when you access International Discussions you will be using https and not http. This will involve changing all the URLs that have ever been made in both files and posts to https. We will likely also force the use of https if you happen to access / post to the old http. This change will take place soon and may cause your browser to state something like "Some items on this page are not secure" - that is normal. It may say that until we are able to make sure thousands of images and calls are made only in a secure manner. If you run into any difficulties please let us know.
3. We hate to ask, but keeping up with server costs and code changes is a lot of money / work. We need your help. If you have not upgraded to Premium Membership please consider it. You get many features that Regular Members do not enjoy. You may also need some FP (Forum points) in order to turn on certain features, get extra gold or have the advantage in a game. All of these can be obtained via our Donations
page. Please consider it now rather than later.
4. To make Role-play Gaming on the site a lot better we have introduced some items for Discussion:
A. Insert Monster Image
B. Character Genealogy
C. Maps & Mapping For Role-Playing Games
D. Should We Have Adult Themed Role-playing Games?
5. A no nonsense Science Fiction Role-playing Game is looking for Players: Krusten's Sci-fi Interactive Fiction Role-playing Game Review
6. There are loads of updates going on in ROK II, make sure to attend to your Character as we will also be clearing unused Characters soon.
7. This is probably the last time we will be showing stats in Newsletters save maybe a reminder about the reason you joined. We will be making our Newsletters streamlined to get to the point fast, therefore here are your details for a final time:
You joined since: [x]
Your last login: [x]
Your Posts: [x]
Last participation: [x]
Reason you said you Joined: [x]