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  1. Yea that's what I thought too, but same here, links workin fine for me as well. Guest, I'm going to give this ticket 3 more days, and close it, given that the link seems to be working. If you're still having problems, please provide a link before the weekend.
  2. If you can provide a link to the thread you're talking about, I'll scan some older database backups and see if I have a copy. It's possible that the author either deleted it or merged it with a larger thread.
  3. Square Avatars?!  That's right.  Check the themes 🙃

  4. ~ THE RULES ~ 1 ticket at a time ~ Each person is allowed 1 ticket at a time. Please don't open multiple tickets at once. 1 ticket per issue ~ If the issue does not end the way you hoped it would, don't reopen the same issue again. Stick to your own ticket ~ Please do not comment on other people's tickets, no matter how tempting it may be. Failure to uphold these rules may result in Warning Points being given, or in the case of Guests, IP bans may be issued for repeat offenses. ~ Reminder to Staff ~ Please remember to lock completed tickets to prevent any possible commenting by guests.
  5. Hello MFFA There have been a lot of new features added recently, as I'm sure some of you've noticed. New emojis, new plugins, and some new text editor buttons to name a few. And there are some more on the way. This thread is for explaining the new features and events as they're arise, and to answer any questions about them. The list is going to continue to grow, so keep an eye on it. Hope you enjoy the new features 🙂 - NEW FORUM FEATURES Sept 5, 2016 - NEW EMOTICONS (Onion Head & Commands Set) Sept 5, 2016 - NEW TEXT EDITOR BUTTONS Sept 14, 2016 - WEEKLY MUGEN NEWS Sept 14, 2016 (COMING SOON) - SEASONAL ONLINE TOURNAMENTS Sept 14, 2016 (COMING SOON) - TOUHOU ONLINE GRAND TOURNAMENT Sept 14, 2016
  6. ____/ HOSTING UPGRADES Finally, after a long string of bugs problems and downtime, we've dropped Bluehost and moved on to zFast. The last details of the migration have been wrapped up, and we're able to restore the site to it's full form. We've also added Cloudflare as a Content Delivery Network, which caches the site's data in 152 data centers around the world for quicker delivery. Aside from making the site faster, it makes us more secure by adding an additional layer firewalls and proxies. This also seals and burns the logout bugs coffin. That issue was being caused by Bluehost's caching system, which could not be permanently disabled, (disabling it would usually last about a week). ...I'm trying to refrain from ranting about it and all the problems and downtime with them. ___/ VISUAL UPGRADES • Why did stuff look stripped down? ~ Well, in dealing with the most recent bugs and downtime, we disabled all 3rd party plugins to narrow down the process. Now that everything is solved, we can return to normal functioning. So the look now, is basically like us getting back to zero after coping with Bluehost. • Widget Layout ~ If you haven't noticed the new widget layout... well then I don't know what to tell you but it's probably chronic. New widget layout, brought back the member widget on the forums page, put The Muthafuckin Fawn widget next to the news board, and added in a Recent Posts widget. • Board Icons ~ We now have a new set of mostly anime themed board icons. Those buildings were... yea sorry about that. • Profile Pages ~ The member profile page has gotten a mild overhaul. You can now click on a members cover photo to view the full image. • Star Ratings ~ The topics list in the forums now show the star ratings, if a topic has been rated. (They glow if you hover on them 😍) • Site's Main Banner ~ Now plays nice when shrunk down. • Custom CSS ~ ... I created a little over 2200 lines of custom css (styling) at various places all around the forum, most of which was revealed at x-mas time, but I've since updated a lot of it. I'm continually plugging away in the background tweaking little visual problems, trying to make everything look good. • Square Avatars ~ There is a new theme available (bottom of page, "theme"). It's a clone of the default Deviant theme, except with square avatars. Visually, things will continue to be designed around the round avatars, so it may look a little strange in places, but it's at least an option now. 👀 ___/ NEW STAFF TICKETS SYSTEM • Report to staff button at bottom ~ We've got a new contact staff system. Rather than that button emailing everyone on staff, it now links to the [ STAFF TICKETS ] sub forum in the Staff HQ. Guests are allowed to post there, however new topics require staff approval before the topic becomes visible and any responses are allowed. And all completed topics will be locked. Which means guests will only be able to comment on their own tickets, after it's been approved as a security measure. ___/ WHAT'S NEXT? • The Ikemen Dojo ~ Is currently in the middle of a refurbishing. Keep an eye out. @RodKnee and @TheFclass97 have been doing a freakin incredible job with it, hosting live tourneys Which EVERYONE should keep an eye out for and participate in, cause they're sweeet! Here check out the last one, the June Thumb-Fu tourney There's basically no way to resist wanting to get in on that.
  7. ☯ ◥█ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ ████ █◤ GREEN MONKS ◥◣________________ _____________________________________◢◤ How do you sing up? ⤵ _____________________________________◢◤ How do you use Rankade? ⤵ _____________________________________◢◤ League Stream Key please! ⤵ ⛩ ◢███████████████████████████◣ _____◢███████████████████████████████◣_____
  8. The exterminator is running a process on the back end, all the images should return shortly.

  9. Welcome back everyone! 
    We're really sorry for the downtime, which turned out to be a bit longer than initially expected.  I'll make a post explaining what happened soon.  For now, we're just keeping an eye on everything and making sure the problem is in fact solved.  

    As an additional measure, all plugins are disabled, so that's why the site looks a little stripped down.  They'll be kicking back on in 3 day intervals, for safety testing purposes.

    Thank you yet again for your patience while I pull my hair out and mail it to Bluehost.  My apologies for any inconveniences caused by the downtime, it sucks I know.  No fun for anyone.   Rest assured as per usual when things like this happen, we work our assess off to fix it as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

    For now, I hope the increased speed and security provided by our new CDN is noticeable, and you can expect a full explanation soon.  Happy Mugening Fellas.

    1. LightFlare_Da_Realest


      Happy days are here again...



  10. Hey, we're back.  Again.  Still not exactly sure what caused the downtime.  

    Bluehost's tech support does not know, IPS is currently being talked to,  and I'm peeling through error logs and system logs trying to narrow down the cause to prevent it in the future.  

    My apologies for the downtime.  I'll keep everyone posted as progress towards a diagnosis is made.  

  11. Hot damn @CoolAnimeHustler that's a lot of suggestions. I must say, it warms my little monkey heart to see all these un-ranked megalithic talents up for promotions :) After some consideration by staff the following people have been approved for Creator: @Ultra Fatality @Dj Luke @DS12 Productions @ELECTRO @NEON 7 @★Tsukasa_Mike★ @Betalille @RMaster007 @deathlazer Congrats gents, welcome to the ranks! You're now all officially Creators! Prepare yourselves to fend off requests to make every favorite obscure character out there :) Not (yet) approved for Creator rank . Deoxgigas Wolf_Stak Wild Ram Strong FS These guys all show great potential, but they haven't been around long enough, or created enough content. ...or released it here at least. If any of you 4 are reading this, Excellent work so far. Keep it up and you'll have your creator rank in no time. Also it is ok to nominate yourself for a rank, if you think you've earned it. You'll be reviewed same as anyone else. Anyway, thanks again CoolAni for bringing some unsung talent to light!
  12. Request new features and suggest ways to improve the forum here.
  13. Nope Man Well Formed Argument Man Gas Powered Crack Bong Man WTF Woman Dumb Ass on YouTube Man Cussing Voice Box Man
  14. ~ FOURTH PRESENT UNWRAPPED! FINALLY! ~ LIVE GAMING LOUNGE IS LIVE! I know the suspense was unbearable, but alas... the mystery of the 4th and final present has been revealed. The Live Gaming Lounge has gotten a complete rebuild and now has chat, voice chat, popout jitsu, a live widget on the timeline, a stream calendar widget that notifies up to a week in advance, the ability for everyone who participates to help grow one another's channels, and a complete set of detailed instructions for how to use everything in it. The purpose of the LGL extends beyond mere general gaming madness however. It's secret relevant purpose is to give members a place to demo and discuss games for potential sprite / sfx ripping for future Mugen creations. It's also packed up and moved out of the forums and is now... I believe the proper term is stomping through the clubs. Check it out here! A quick note about Chatpod being returned for store credit. A couple members pointed out that it was redundant, and they were right. It was. We have a Discord server for all our chatting needs, and the forums timeline displays All the activity here. So yea, the Chatpod was basically a useless drain on server resources, and has appropriately been dropped. Why did I do it in the first place? I originally got the chat for (teaser alert) an update to the Ikemen Dojo and LGL. The Dojo's development fell behind schedule (currently nearing completion), and at the last minute I realized I could make the Chatpod instead. So it was essentially me trying to cover my own ass and come through on my promises, but it was a rushed last minute idea. And a bad one. Sorta like that x-mas gift you buy the night before christmas eve. And so I apologize for the flopped gift. Anyways, uh back to how sweet the new LGL is! Here's some screenshots. BEFORE AFTER And here's a look at the features: Aaaand this concludes this years showering with gifts. I know they were late as hell, please just know that it was not due to a lack of effort. About 90% of all my free time in the last 3 months has gone into these features (and the dojo), things just did not go quite as I'd planned. Learned: in the future to make sure these kinds of things are done before I go promising release dates. As Ryon eloquently put it, it's valentine's month already, there's only one kind of stocking getting stuffed now. So I hope you all enjoy the presents, put em to good use, have some fun with em, whatever makes you happy that's what they're here for! Cheers and happy belated as fuck holidays!
  15. Holiday Presents for the Forum HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR THE FORUM!!! This year, behind the scenes, I've been preparing a few special surprises for the forum :) I'm not giving any clues, no hints, no "sneak peaks" nada! I'll just say I think they're going to kick the site up a little bit, and I reeeallly hope you like em! There are 4 presents total, and a stocking stuffer that's not shown here, aaand here's the dates we'll tear the paper off these shiny new toys!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 8th ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bodhi Day: the presence of the presents is revealed... ~ December 21st ~ Winter Solstice, Soyal, Yalda ~ December 25th ~ Christmas, Newtonmas, Quaid-e-Azam's Day, Koliada, Pancha Ganapati, Decemberween ~ December 26th ~ End of Hanukkah, Beginning of Kwanza ~ December 31st ~ New Years Eve
  16. I get so stoked when people are interested in Ikemen. It's not hard, the syntax is a little different, but pretty much the same difficulty as making one in Mugen. Here's a nice tutorial by Electro on MFG with an example and video.
  17. Stole this from @Ryon with love.

  18. Ok, so SPRI YAR ZON recently asked me to fix a few things in Wario by flammableking, Axkeeper and Set555's, and at first I was like "Well I like Warner's Wario, and I got that in my roster right now, and this one's got too many issues for me so..." but the more I play tested it, the more I was like "Ok, I think I can work with this." So I started by exporting all the sprites into gimp, batch processed them to get some flatter bolder tones that looked a bit more mugen appropriate, and reloaded them back in, one by one. 16 hours. Had to do it that way to preserve the x,y axis. Oh, on that note, if anyone happens to feel like passing the suggestion in the spoiler at the bottom along to VirtualTek over at MFG, that would be awesome. Might save a bunch of people a bunch of time. Anyway, then I started redoing all the animations and clsns and untangling and rebuilding the code. It was a little bit like Ryu and Wario in a blender at first. I added in animations, rounded off edges... well, there's a change log below that has most of what I did. So after about a week of solid work I'm about 2/3 of the way through the project, and I've been posting the work log on my edit's thread. As it happens, I'm going to visit my girlfriend for the long weekend, so I was just going to pm SPRI YAR ZON a private beta so he didn't have to wait, but then Staubhold asked for a beta to test. I figured he was probably right, I should put a beta up for testing before I release it. Given the actual amount of work I put into it, which will hopefully show, I figured I'd do it right and make an actual topic, rather than just popping it up on the ol edit's thread. So here we are. Thanks go to SPRI for suggesting this character, and of course flammableking, Axkeeper and Set555 for all the hard work they already put into it. Without further adieu, Wario: Here's the up to date list of changes: Stand: Walk: Taunt: ________________________________/ STANDING BASICS \________________________________ s.QP: s.MP: s.SP: s.QK: s.MK: s.SP: ________________________________/ CROUCHING BASICS \________________________________ c.QP: c.MP: c.SP: c.QK: c.MK: c.SK: And of course, the download link: Download P.S. Here's that suggestion I was hoping someone could pass to VirtualTek:
  19. Mugen rock paper scissors?

  20. @IDGCaptainRussia Yes seriously. @Ryon For sure. I kinda isolated a bit for a minute there, really, dealing with that double post bug. Every time I would go to go on the forum, I just felt guilty. Like my job is to fix and prevent that kind of stuff, so instead I would just go on youtube and watch db management tutorials, read articles, and try to figure out how to fix the thing. But now that that's done, I'm starting to peek out of the cave again, and it's great to see a particular strange familiar face.
  21. What the hell just happened? A sunny christmas afternoon, family stuff is all done with, holiday noise is finally dying down, and me and my gf come home to our apartment. Great, time to release the 2nd x-mas present to the forum, awesome. So I sit down at my desk, go to log into the site, and... "Site Unavailable Contact Bluehost or, If You're The Site's Owner, Click Here for Details." ... Fuck. So I click. "Site is temporarily locked due to Malware / Viruses. Please contact Bluehost." Motherfuckers. On christmas no less. Enter Bluehost chat support. Basically goes like this: Me: "It seems our site is flagged for Malware, what happened?" BH: "We recommend using our trusted partner Sitelock to fix it! They'll scan all your files and remove all viruses!" ~That quick. No questions, nothing. Just pay Sitelock ~ Me: Do you have the list of infected files and the IP addresses that have accessed those files? BH: No we do not have The IP addresses that have accessed the file, but here's a list of the infected files. ~ At this point I begin download a back up of all the sites files from 3 days before ~ Me: Why can't I just replace the corrupted files with backups from a few days before, when we weren't infected? BH: We do not allow file restores on locked sites. ~ First off, what is that feature for, if not this? None the less, somehow, the files are downloading, and I still have FTP (back door) access... ~ Me: Ok I'll take a look, see what I can do, and if I do pay somebody it's going to be someone I trust that is not affiliated with bluehost. End of chat session 1 So seeing as how the backup files seem to be downloading just fine, I make the announcement on Discord, that the fix should only take a few hours. Finish downloading, and then upload the clean files to replace the old ones. I have the list of broken files so it should be easy enough. Then the download times out. Yea... our site is pretty freakin huge, especially considering that we do host the work of a few special creators. And so there goes the easy fix. Now it looks like I'm actually going to have to pay somebody to do this, because manually removing malware from files is beyond my abilities. Google. Within minutes, I'm finding articles upon blogposts of people having similar things happen to them through a variety of hosts. Apparently Sitelock is coupled with a ton of major hosting companies, and a ton of people have written articles about their site being basically held hostage by Sitelock who then demands an enormous amount of money to clean the site, and then even more for a yearly security package. "Shit, are we mid-scam right now?" I start thinking to myself. Either way, scam or not, I'm going to have to pay somebody to fix this, and there is no way in hell I'm pressing charges or pursuing this at all if it IS Sitelock, so it doesn't really matter. Outcomes the same. But I did find this one guy who wrote a ton of blog posts detailing Sitelocks misadventures, and he does the fix for pretty cheap. So I contact chat support again, to ask what Sitelock charges. Sales pitch for the monthly fees begins before the question is answered. I tell them I don't trust Sitelock and that this whole thing smells wrong, and that there is a zero percent chance that I'm paying monthly fees. I just want the thing fixed as quickly as possible. That's all. $300 for a 1 time fix is their going rate. And more than that per year for ongoing "protection". ...take a second to think about this. Considering the fact that most people are just going to fold and pay this, how much money... anyway Nope. The guy that writes about how messed up Sitelock's behavior is, charges half that. Aaaand so I contact that guy. White Fir Designs. He's ready to go, says he can have it done in a few hours. I also contacted this site, who never got back to me. So I post another announcement on Discord updating everyone, and then I talked with Aлескей. I figured if I'm going to pay someone to do this, HE's getting dibs on the job before anyone else, if he wants it. (Granted this could be incredibly difficult, requiring great skill and well worth compensation. And I'm prepared to pay someone anyway, so truth be told I should pay him if he's going to do it.) So he decides to take a look at it, and see if it's something he can do. I tell the White Fur guy that one of our staff's administrators is currently taking a look at it, but to please be prepared. If he can't fix it, we need it done quickly. He's ready to go, says it usually only takes him a couple hours. Great. I post another announcement on Discord saying Aлескей is giving it a shot, and if he can't do it, we got someone else lined up. I come home from work last night at fuck all o'clock in the morning, -3 degrees outside, and... what's this? Hell to the Mutherfucking Yes! Aлескей says the files should be good to go. I immediately get on Bluehost's chat support, and have them scan the site. And they come back with "The files are still infected. We're generating another malware.txt file in your root directory with the details. ....shit. I open up that file, and check this noise out: Yea. ...saga will be continued soon in this post... going out to dinner and movie with gf, (new star wars, finally!) Anyway, to be continued... Enter Bluehost chat support, act 3. I go back to Bluehost chat support, and tell them we had a professional coder clean the files, and also again that I don't trust sitelock. I posted the content of the malware.txt file in the chat and asked: "We are not a security company" "Files may contain false positives" "these files appear to contain maiclious code" "You are ultimately responsible for all of your content". So if we're responsible for all of our content, some of which may or may not contain malicious code according to the guess of Not a security company, then what the hell is our site actually locked for? "I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We'll scan the files." lol ok great. I leave for work. Come home and the site is back up... Ok, sweet! But, nothing changed since the last time except I used the words "cleaned by professional coder" and "I don't trust sitelock". And magically we passed their test. Abra-ca-friggin-dabra? So their first rescan wasn't done or done improperly ...perhaps they scanned a cached or older version of the files or somehow? I don't know. But Aлескей fix worked, and we're back up and running, and that's what matters most. I couldn't help but bother Aлескей at work to let him know his fixes fixed the site, and that we were back! Joy! Christmas is... srved. And as awesome as he is, no charge, fix was easy enough. Thank you kind sir. Saved the day, and quick and free! Aaaand we are back on our feet! And life on the forum can resume as usual. Wherever that hack came from... idk. Keep it mind that it very well could've been legit. This narrative is just what I went through trying to deal with it over the last couple days without much time to process, between work and x-mas. Although I am clearly not alone in my suspicions, they could still be misguided none the less. But all the passwords have been changed, and me and Aлескей are going to discuss it further soon, and see if we need to change any of our security measures. Soooo happy mugening guys! Sorry x-mas didn't turn out to be quite as fun as we'd planned. We'll just unwrap all the presents on new-years instead :)
  22. This is a just demo topic. Please use the Title format when making your own game topics. SYSTEM ~ Game Title. Set up a topic and post your videos, track your gameplay through an entire game, or get help with tough parts, sprite / sfx ripping etc. If you're going to play through a full game, consider using the Streams Calendar to let people know in advance when you're going to be playing.