6/05/2011 It makes me very happy to announce that one of the authors who have been posting at this site from the very beginning had just her first book published. Look for Cat's Quill on Amazon Cat's Quill or other book retailing sites. and also check out some of her fanwork on this site Anne
1/29/2011 Thanks to some spammer who has nothing better to do than go around posting spam links and bothering people I had to disable the public posting feature for reviews. From now on people have to be registered and logged in to post a review. Sorry about the inconvenience,but I figured it is better than authors getting emails about reviews with spam links in then.
After one too many goof-ups (and that puts it mildly) by my current webhost I've decided to switch to a new host. While I am at it I'll also upgrade the site, add a few new features and a new layout. Since the entire project will take several weeks if not months I'll be working on it in several phases...
Next Phase 7: Changes and additions in the member section
Stories are now displaying a status (by default set to WiP) which authors can
update either while posting a new chapter or through the edit story page (options
are work in Progress, Complete or On Hold in case an author decides to
take a break from a story for one reason or another). Thank you to 'Freddy Freeloader'
for suggesting this feature.
In addition to genre, stories can now also be filtered by status and rating.
11/19/2010 A new privacy feature now allows members to enable/disable feedback notification, private emails and newsflash notifications.
11/17/2010 Replies to review notifications are now being sent directly to the person who left the feedback. In the past I noticed a few authors trying to reply to the review notification emails, without probably realizing that those were just computer generated messages with no real return path. I changed that today by setting the reviewer's email address as return path for those messages (unless of course the reviewer left no return address).
Completed! Phase 6: Added several new website themes for members to choose from.
11/15/2010 Members can now personalize their website look with one of 16 new themes from Relena pink to Sexy (I mean Zechsy) silver.
Completed! Phase 5: Upgrade the registration and login scripts. Change to the new layout
11/08/2010 Finished changes to the registration and login system. If you have trouble logging in make sure to clear your browser's cache and remove any old cookies from this site you might still have stored in your browser.
11/01/2010 After a short preview over the Halloween weekend, I put up the new default layout. Eventually there will be several different color schemes members can pick from.
10/19/2010 Added a direct return path to emails send to members
10/20/2010 Minor changes to the login system. Check member section for more info.
Completed! Phase 4: Turn posting features on again
10/17/2010 Stories, chapters and reviews can now be posted again
Completed! Phase 3: Change Files and database settings to make the site functional on the new server
10/17/2010 The Main page is up and all html files are working. The site can now be accesses from www.gundam-wing-fanfiction.net as well as www.gundam-wing-fanfiction.com.
10/17/2010 The site should now be fully functional again
Completed! Phase 2: wait for the new host to transfer the archive
10/17/2010 Arvixe completed the transfer of the site to their servers and set up my new domain name www.gundam-wing-fanfiction.com
Completed! Phase 1: Set archive to read only mode, back up the site and database and prepare everything for transfer to new host
10/11/2010 Backed up everything, archive is now in read only mode