After getting Juju's approval, we have decided to suspend enforcement of the asterisk/pound sign stipulation to whitelist registration posts.
Also, a new guest class has been opened up to allow visitors to the server to come on and mill about without having any power to actually build. We are going to try this for a while to see how it goes as we are listed in places where it is not possible to tell people that they need to whitelist, thus are being turned away when tyring to access the server for the first time. This method of handling new members is here on a trial basis to see if it works smoothly so please feel free to give us any feedback you have on how it's working out. We don't get TONS of people trying to access the server this way, but the console shows a few each week.
Please be kind to our guests and direct them to either this thread or the forum to whitelist for build permission. I will try to find a plugin or permission node that allows us to send messages directly to new Guests instead of spamming your chat box everytime you sign on, but for now (and hopefully briefly) it's a necessary evil.
The server will be undergoing some brief maintenance tonight. It will likely be up and down, if not a total blackout for about an hour starting at 12am EST, Tuesday morning. This session is to prepare for features about to be added so I ask your forgiveness for the down time, but it will be worth it.
I will update this thread and the forum as soon as the maintenance has completed.
Just as an FYI: I AM still alive and still have big plans - I just have to work through a couple IRL issues before I can come in full force. As in, I have to make sure I'm still technically enrolled for college, seeing as my grades the last year have gotten me kicked out of the school. Of course, this is due to deaths in the family, so there should be no issue getting re-enrolled and everything, but still.
& Just a heads up to everyone, I'm also still alive .__.
I've had family in town the last week and a half and I have been running around everywhere just about 24/7. xD They're for sure leaving the 30th though, but I'll probably be on before then even