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<centeR>The GAIA Times
June 20, 2004, issue 12, volume 23
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[b]Lanzer
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:02 am
Hello everyone, Gaia Online now has a new look and feel. To make sure that all the new graphics are loaded properly, please exit your web browser and login again.

This new look is aimed to provide everyone with more features and a more functional layout. Some graphics are still being enhanced and there will be more changes made for better navigation.

All comments and feedback are welcome, please write to us in the Questions and Feedback forum. Thank you. 3nodding

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If you have any feedbacks you wish to share with the readers of The Gaia Times. Please submit them to me Arwen with the subject title Gaia Times Feedback June 20, 2004. Thank you.

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Below are events the will happen in the Month of June 2004. Enjoy them!

- FFW Thread Announcment

Tamoko
Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

-TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



- Tanabata Festival

Little Miss Maria
Tanabata
(Star Festival)
June 25, 26, 27
Games, Prizes, and Wishes!
Everyone is invited, so come join the fun!

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- The Millionaire Lotto

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- Grand Battle

opaj
The wish has been granted. The hunt has come to a close. And now... the battle approaches.

The forces of the sinister being Samael are on the move, marching towards Barton Town. Meanwhile, the heroes and residents of Barton/Gambino area band together to prepare the defenses for the impending invasion. All know that this will be a battle of epic proportions...

Players are being accepted for both sides, and will continue to be accepted until the battle is finished; this game will continue until one side has been vanquished! Come and be part of the Grand Battle!



- Bon Festival
Lorelei Yeager
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For the month of June 2004, if you have anyone to wish a Happy Birthday to.
Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.
    Lil_Inuyasha_Grl - (june 2 cool Happy B-Day!
    Nokirin - (june 13) Happy B-Day! from: Nae
    Lady_Samaria - (june 26) Happy B-Day! from: sweetlala
    icymotha - (june 17) Happy B-Day! from: LadyDelaidra

    Raybee - (june 10) Happy B-Day! from: adarkmemory
    Dancing yumi - (june 23) Happy B-Day! from: Dr. Worm
    teen~angel - (june 4) Happy B-Day! from: xxstrippedgirlxx
    gurutrevor - (june 25) Happy B-day
    Saideku - (june 30) Happy B-day! from: Iz-Woman
    Sailor Rin - (june 27) Happy B-day! from: Arisen

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Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
Please let me know via private messaging.

The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

    Arwen - On & Off
    Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
    Kichigai M. - Off
    Saga - On & Off!
    solid [furtim procurator] - Finals and graduations.
    Right - I will be taking a temporary leave within the rest of the school year. however, i shall return whenever i can.
    Kelwyn - Taking a break to concentrate on School.
    Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
    Lizzy Camizzy - taking time off of Gaia. ^_^
    Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
    Sk8erAngel - Off
    Imahobbit - On & Off July
    Yanimi Saluki - On & Off through June...exams. stressed
    Jazzfox - Will be gone for 2 weeks 3nodding
    Bright_Eyes - Gone till 6/23
    Maureen Johnson - Gone till 6/27
    Miss Mimi Marquez - Gone till 6/27



- crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

    SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
    SOLDIERS!!
    Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
    gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
    Doberler - ships out March 02

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- domokun The Admins Posts

Current projects:
-Gaia Friendslist
-Profile page upgrade

Lanzer
Fixed the faulty page numbering on archived threads. Sorry for the delay. Though the site re-design isn't 100% ready, I'll be putting everything on-line tonight. eek


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- The Elemental Avatar Contest!

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If you love the elements and are crazy about your elemental clothes, come join the contest! We have fun and there's a HUUUGE prize if you win! Only five spots for each element! Hurry before yours is taken!

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- The Gaian Dictionary

HollywoodAngel
My friend Jester and I have created a Gaia's First Dictionary



- The Draonfly ~ Tea House and Café

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- AMERICAN IDOL GAIAN STYLE




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    <centeR>The GAIA Times
    June 23, 2004, issue 1, volume 24
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    -Hair/Item Update

    Ling
    Hi guys,

    Two new clothing sets and two new hairstyles have been added to the salon. Enjoy! smile



    -Art Arena Contest for June
    2004-04-03 23:39:04

    This month's theme for the art arena contest is Vampire Hunter D.

    All entries submitted from now till July 15th will be automatically entered into the art contest. Good luck!
    --
    The top 10 winners for the Trigun contest are as follows:

    1 - hakubaikou view ) - 0.871319854847
    2 - Artokiview ) - 0.859300834501
    3 - joulee( view ) - 0.852821038888
    4 - Eri Gaudiamo( view ) - 0.847712221553
    5 - Saga( view ) - 0.842847998634
    6 - Valet(view ) - 0.831274017144
    7 - Queen of Dorks( view) - 0.824682406891
    8 - venomex( view ) - 0.815271204951
    9 - Blackchapel( view ) - 0.814461960247
    10 - P-Air( view ) - 0.805498513915


    - Avatar Spotlight

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    Valgav and ~Masamune~
    You've got some serious style!

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    - In Repsonse to the New Layou - By mj

    mj
    well I’ve decided to write another guest article. mrgreen
    this one's going to be about the new layout and the responses to it.


    As I'm sure you've all noticed, there has been a change in the Gaian scenery recently. While most people enjoy most of the new layout, there are those that feel they need to complain. Maybe it's the fact that you don't like the new colour scheme. Maybe it's the fact that you're not liking the loading times. Maybe it doesn't fit your computer's resolution.

    That's not to say that you're not entitled to your own opinion, nor does that mean you’re not entitled to express your opinion. Far from it! With the new poll in place, the admin are showing us that they do in fact value our opinion, and want our input. I don't believe the input they wanted was "OMG I hate it CHANGE IT BACK!!!111oneoneoneeleven". If it's a conflict of taste it can't be helped, but if there's suggestions I’m sure the admin will gladly read them and take them into consideration at this link: [http://vanessa.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2680001&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0] I’m not claiming that the new layout is perfect. What I’m trying to convey is that the admin worked hard on it, and deserve better than some of the comments that are being made by a small percentage of the Gaian population.

    More than anything else, the one thing to keep in mind is that this site was free, is free, and will remain free. The admin are working their bottoms off bringing us new features regularly. It may be hard to believe, but they may actually have lives outside of Gaia. So before you get on your high horse and complain how it resembles some other site (which it doesn't) maybe you should reevaluate the usefulness of your comments.

    Cheers,
    mj


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    Below are events the will happen in the Month of June 2004. Enjoy them!

    - FFW Thread Announcment

    Tamoko
    Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

    -TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



    - Tanabata Festival

    Little Miss Maria
    Tanabata
    (Star Festival)
    June 25, 26, 27
    Games, Prizes, and Wishes!
    Everyone is invited, so come join the fun!

    User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.



    - The Millionaire Lotto

    grey_star
    User Image



    - Grand Battle

    opaj
    The wish has been granted. The hunt has come to a close. And now... the battle approaches.

    The forces of the sinister being Samael are on the move, marching towards Barton Town. Meanwhile, the heroes and residents of Barton/Gambino area band together to prepare the defenses for the impending invasion. All know that this will be a battle of epic proportions...

    Players are being accepted for both sides, and will continue to be accepted until the battle is finished; this game will continue until one side has been vanquished! Come and be part of the Grand Battle!



    - Bon Festival
    Lorelei Yeager
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    For the month of June 2004, if you have anyone to wish a Happy Birthday to.
    Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.
      Lil_Inuyasha_Grl - (june 2 cool Happy B-Day!
      Nokirin - (june 13) Happy B-Day! from: Nae
      Lady_Samaria - (june 26) Happy B-Day! from: sweetlala
      icymotha - (june 17) Happy B-Day! from: LadyDelaidra

      Raybee - (june 10) Happy B-Day! from: adarkmemory
      Dancing yumi - (june 23) Happy B-Day! from: Dr. Worm
      teen~angel - (june 4) Happy B-Day! from: xxstrippedgirlxx
      gurutrevor - (june 25) Happy B-day
      Saideku - (june 30) Happy B-day! from: Iz-Woman
      Sailor Rin - (june 27) Happy B-day! from: Arisen

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    scream *ABSENT AROUND GAIA//

    Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
    Please let me know via private messaging.

    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      solid [furtim procurator] - Finals and graduations.
      Right - I will be taking a temporary leave within the rest of the school year. however, i shall return whenever i can.
      Kelwyn - Taking a break to concentrate on School.
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Lizzy Camizzy - taking time off of Gaia. ^_^
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      Yanimi Saluki - On & Off through June...exams. stressed
      Jazzfox - Will be gone for 2 weeks 3nodding
      Bright_Eyes - Gone till 6/23
      Maureen Johnson - Gone till 6/27
      Miss Mimi Marquez - Gone till 6/27



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    - domokun The Admins Posts

    Current projects:
    -Gaia Friendslist
    -Profile page upgrade

    Lanzer
    Finally finished with the item update. It's been a long day. sweatdrop We'll see if the database actually runs smoother tomorrow. Work on expanding the servers continues as many new features are close to completion and being tested right now. whee

    Something I've been working on is a quick way to list posts and topics that a user had posted. No more waiting forever for checking your own posts. whee That feature will come on-line in a week or so.


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    - The fighters inn

    akon
    http://milo.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2646881&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 iz a cool place called the fighters inn its kool wen ppl are there its my job to get ppl there ok hope to see ya there even if ur just stoppin bye its well appreciated thanx



    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



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    <centeR>The GAIA Times
    June 24, 2004, issue 2, volume 24
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    -June 2004 Donation Item Is Here

    L0cke
    Hey Everyone smile

    The donation item for June has just been released and in rememberance of the angelic halo released as the first donation item exactly one year ago, we are happy to announce the counterpart item Devil Horns! The alternate item is a beautiful Glowing Angelic Pendant thats a wonderful gift for that special someone or for yourself if you like something pretty ^__^

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    We hope you enjoy the new items and thank you all for your wonderful support over this past year of donation items and forum craziness :]

    Best wishes, take care, and be on the lookout for many new features coming soon at Gaia ^ww^

    -L0cke

    P.S. For those who don't know how to get this month's donation item, you can get one by donating here.


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    Below are events the will happen in the Month of June 2004. Enjoy them!


    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



    - FFW Thread Announcment

    Tamoko
    Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

    -TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



    - Tanabata Festival

    Little Miss Maria
    Tanabata
    (Star Festival)
    June 25, 26, 27
    Games, Prizes, and Wishes!
    Everyone is invited, so come join the fun!

    User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.



    - The Millionaire Lotto

    grey_star
    User Image



    - Grand Battle

    opaj
    The wish has been granted. The hunt has come to a close. And now... the battle approaches.

    The forces of the sinister being Samael are on the move, marching towards Barton Town. Meanwhile, the heroes and residents of Barton/Gambino area band together to prepare the defenses for the impending invasion. All know that this will be a battle of epic proportions...

    Players are being accepted for both sides, and will continue to be accepted until the battle is finished; this game will continue until one side has been vanquished! Come and be part of the Grand Battle!



    - Bon Festival
    Lorelei Yeager
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    For the month of June 2004, if you have anyone to wish a Happy Birthday to.
    Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.
      Lil_Inuyasha_Grl - (june 2 cool Happy B-Day!
      Nokirin - (june 13) Happy B-Day! from: Nae
      Lady_Samaria - (june 26) Happy B-Day! from: sweetlala
      icymotha - (june 17) Happy B-Day! from: LadyDelaidra

      Raybee - (june 10) Happy B-Day! from: adarkmemory
      Dancing yumi - (june 23) Happy B-Day! from: Dr. Worm
      teen~angel - (june 4) Happy B-Day! from: xxstrippedgirlxx
      gurutrevor - (june 25) Happy B-day
      Saideku - (june 30) Happy B-day! from: Iz-Woman
      Sailor Rin - (june 27) Happy B-day! from: Arisen

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    Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
    Please let me know via private messaging.

    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      solid [furtim procurator] - Finals and graduations.
      Right - I will be taking a temporary leave within the rest of the school year. however, i shall return whenever i can.
      Kelwyn - Taking a break to concentrate on School.
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Lizzy Camizzy - taking time off of Gaia. ^_^
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      Yanimi Saluki - On & Off through June...exams. stressed
      Maureen Johnson - Gone till 6/27
      Miss Mimi Marquez - Gone till 6/27
      xYoungDemonx - Gone till 6/26 to 7/05



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    - domokun The Admins Posts

    Current projects:
    -Gaia Friendslist
    -Profile page upgrade

    None At The Moment

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    - Zairyo's Boutique

    Zairyo
    <center>Want to have your avatar painted like this:
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    - Admiral's Arms

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    - Killerkid445 and VieCruel signature shop

    killerkid445
    Killerkid445 and VieCruel signature shop
    cool signatures at a low price
    go to it at ]http://ian.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pt=1086911191&p=122586674#122586674



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    <centeR>The GAIA Times
    June 30, 2004, issue 3, volume 24
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    - About the Personals

    This is a reminder that the Personals are down for reconstruction because something new and better will be replaced there.


    - Gaia Times Planner

    Donation letter article: cheap back then
    The Next issues of the Gaia Times will have the following stories:
    - The Gaia Exchange & The Market Place: fluctuating prices
    - Interviews: (planned interviews with 3 people)
    The 3 interviews will be conducted on 3 lucky Gaia users.

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    - Ninina's Moderator Interviews Part 2
    By: Ninina ninja

    Arwen: I would like to thank Ninina's love for Gaia XDD whee~

    Ninina
    Interviewing our Mods- the ten questions you've always wanted to ask (Part 2 of a series)

    As I promised, I am back with more fun facts, opinions and preferences from our Mods, getting to know them better 10 questions at a time. In the first interview, we had an up-close and personal chat with Arwen, Mizuiro and Dri, for this one we spent some quality time with the guys. Thanks a lot Aerion, Remme and Xiahou Dun for being such good sports! heart
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and stay tuned, there's more to come wink

    1. How long have you been in a Mod?
    Remme: Errmm... Since about.. September? I took a little break around January though, and I just came back a few weeks ago.

    Aerion: I got my invite on November 8th, and was on active mod duty about 2 days later. :3

    Xiahou Dun: I offically became a mod on March 17th.



    2. What are the best and the worst things of this duty?
    Remme: The best thing is helping out, I love Gaia and it's awesome that I can help it in this way.
    Worst thing... Being taken for granted, a lot of people don't realise how much the mods do for Gaia.

    Aerion: Well, there are a lot of ups and downs to this job. The best probably being able to keep Gaia a cleaner, more hospitable place, and to be able to help people when they need it instead of just sitting by and watching.
    The worst thing is definately the idiots. Oh god, the idiots. I dispise it when people feel the need to argue with me about very little things (like resizing their sig, or moving their thread). Then there's also the whole anti-mod fad. I dont see why people can hate someone that they've never met, but they are against them because they have 'power'.

    Xiahou Dun: The worst thing about modding is all the misconceptions people have. It is believed that doing this is easy. Each thing that is reported is carefully looked at, sometimes taking several hours or maybe even days to fully gather all the facts.


    3. If you had the power to change one thing in Gaia forever, what would it be?
    Remme: I'd give myself a Halo.

    Aerion: This is a real tough one.. ^^;
    As we already talked the admins into taking the Personals down, I guess I would have to say that I would have the 'karma' system fully enabled, and somehow (though it'd be impossible) penalise the assholes, and reward the kind people.

    Xiahou Dun: I would change the mentality of some people. A lot of Gaians have become so greedy that it is scaring away people. If you look at a large portion of the people who have left GAIA recently, they are all tied to the Exchange in one way or another it seems.


    4. If the admins granted you to choose one item to be available in the next update, what would you choose?

    Remme: A parrot on the shoulder.

    Aerion: Honestly, I cant think of a specific item I would want... I just want to be able to wear my DJ headphones with hats and headbands. ^^;

    Xiahou Dun: Wow... um... I have no clue really. Maybe more facial hair options. The three available isn't enough in my opinion.


    5. Complete the following sentence:
    When doing the Dance of the Mod, I've been known to...

    Remme: Go naked.

    Aerion: Strip down to my skivvies and do the Domo-kun cherub mating dance. It her good graces... but dont tell anyone. >.> <.< >.>

    Xiahou Dun: ...get naked. Really gets people's attention. xd

    6.Random favorites:

    Remme-
    food- Cheese and tomato Pizza.

    forum- Chatterbox.

    gaia's item- The Mistake.

    season- Autumn or Winter.

    the sun or the moon?- Moon, I love nighttime.

    color- Dark blue or turquoise.

    Aerion-
    food- Seafood. Its hard to say if I like lobster, or sushi better. XD

    forum- The Exchange

    gaia's item- DJ Headphones

    season- Fall

    the sun or the moon?- Moon

    color- Green

    Xiahou Dun-
    food- Cheese Pizza

    forum- Sports

    item- MINIS!

    season- Spring

    the sun or the moon?-Moon, you can look at it without going blind.

    color- Green



    7, Word association game. What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear:

    Remme-
    a)mohawk- Hair.

    b)cookies- Edible.

    c)Moira- Hawt.

    Aerion-
    a)mohawk- Mr. T biggrin

    b)cookies- Ninja (dont ask..)

    c)Moira- Mmmm.... wait, thats not a word... uhm... MINE! x3

    Xiahou Dun-
    a) mohawk- TerraAire, a friend of mine who has a mohawk on GAIA.

    b) cookies- Success! Everyone offers me a cookie after I do something right ^_^

    c) Moira- Meredith, MY favorite NPC

    8. Now that we have many places to visit in Gaia's map, which one describes you best and why?
    a. I'm a Gambino kind of person... actually you will find me near the palm trees if you look carefully.

    b. Barton is the place to be! I'm a proud villager! Ask Leon 3nodding

    c. Even though my rent is three times higher, I prefer Durem. Admit it, so do you.

    d. Barton's West Fields are the perfect place in Gaia, the peace and quiet are priceless. In fact, I own some land there as well. ninja

    Remme: b. Barton is the place to be! I'm a proud villager! Ask Leon 3nodding

    Aerion: c. Even though my rent is three times higher, I prefer Durem. Admit it, so do you. <-- I dig gothic archetecture~

    Xiahou Dun: Gambino. There way I can stalk... I mean... LIVE near Meredith ninja


    9. Some people think that the only way of helping around is being a Mod. How can a user help to make Gaia a better place?

    Remme: Just generally being nice to other users and stuff. Reporting threads to move is good too, instead of flaming them.

    Aerion: Oh hell yah! Just generaly being kind to eachother, and being helpfull is a great way to make Gaia better~ :3

    Xiahou Dun: For the love of mod, report things to us. People who complain about things on GAIA, but do nothing to change it are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Whining to the thread creator that they are spamming is worthless. There are more than 10,000 users for each mod. We cann't be everywhere at once.


    10. Any final words for our readers?
    Remme: Don't do drugs.


    Aerion: Hmm... Stay in school, drink your milk, and dont do drugs. biggrin

    Xiahou Dun: Remember to look both ways before crossing the street in Durem. Moira and Vanessa like to have drag races. Thats how Edmund got that scar. 3nodding

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    Below are events the will happen in the Month of July 2004. Enjoy them!


    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



    - FFW Thread Announcment

    Tamoko
    Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

    -TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



    - The Millionaire Lotto

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      Nokirin - (june 13) Happy B-Day! from: Nae
      Lady_Samaria - (june 26) Happy B-Day! from: sweetlala
      icymotha - (june 17) Happy B-Day! from: LadyDelaidra

      Raybee - (june 10) Happy B-Day! from: adarkmemory
      Dancing yumi - (june 23) Happy B-Day! from: Dr. Worm
      teen~angel - (june 4) Happy B-Day! from: xxstrippedgirlxx
      gurutrevor - (june 25) Happy B-day
      Saideku - (june 30) Happy B-day! from: Iz-Woman
      Sailor Rin - (june 27) Happy B-day! from: Arisen

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    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      xYoungDemonx - Gone till 6/26 to 7/05



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    - domokun The Admins Posts

    Current projects:
    -Gaia Friendslist
    -Profile page upgrade

    Lanzer
    Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:40 am
    For better performance, and in order to keep a consistant URL for all the forum pages around the site, we've installed a load balancer yesterday and we're in the process of testing it throughout this week.

    All forum pages will be directed to "cluster.gaiaonline.com" and will remain that way until the load balancer is determined to be bug free. We will then switch that name over to "www.gaiaonline.com".

    So please don't update your bookmarks yet, and after tomorrow you can change your bookmarks or links to "www.gaiaonline.com" for accessing all the forum pages. whee


    Lanzer
    After some fixes, the load balancer is in place. Hopefully it'll perform without errors tomorrow, and from then on we'll have www.gaiaonline.com as the URL for pointing to threads and so forth, no more dealing with all the server names, and no more errors when one of the web servers go down.

    Sorry about the error with sending private messages. It was something related to the friends list feature. After more testing and bug fixing it'll be released to the public. 3nodding


    Lanzer
    The new load balancer is causing e-mail notification to malfunction... the problem should be fixed real soon. sweatdrop

    Meanwhile, preparation for Anime Expo is about done. We'll be heading out on Thursday, can't wait to see everyone! whee


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    - Join The Tragic Kingdom Guild!

    Quote:
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    - Jinx's Advertisement Agency!

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    Are you tired of not having anyone talk to you in your guild? Would you like to get your business' name out in a unique way? Do you just want your cause to be shouted out? If you answered yes to any of these, come on down to Jinx's Advertising Agency! Our primary goal is to advertise your thread or Gaia related website the best we can through constant ads on our shop's thread and our very own Jinx's signature service. Check us out for more details. We gurantee you'll be satisfied with the cheap cost 3nodding




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    Happy Fourth Of July to those the Celebrate it >,<
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    scream GAIA ONLINE HEADLINES/RP TIMES//

    - Anime Expo

    I hope everyone who attended Anime Expo enjoyed the fun and excitement Anime Expo and Gaia Online provided ^_^


    - Gaia Times Planner

    Donation letter article: cheap back then
    The Next issues of the Gaia Times will have the following stories:
    - The Gaia Exchange & The Market Place: fluctuating prices
    - Interviews: (planned interviews with 3 people)
    The 3 interviews will be conducted on 3 lucky Gaia users.

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    If you have a Gaia related article you wish everyone to read. Please send them my way with the subject heading Gaia Times Guest Articles. Please remember to keep everything you're about to share PG-13 related. All articles will be reviewed and if rejected I will private message you.

    - People Leaving Gaia. Whats to blame?
    By: Tamoko
    Rant from a GVS Member

    Tamoko
    Recently i've noticed that many people, mostly with *alot* in their name have been deciding to leave Gaia. And why? Maybe they lost an item. maybe it was too much lagg thay could handel. Or maybe it was the damn greed that everyone had insted of friendship like we did in the old days. I remember the first few months of Gaia it was DeathShadow, Arwen, sdelven, Foolmonsta, garoad, Angsty Shem...A whole crew of people... and we all earned out gold the old fashiond way. Posting. Talking to people. But now this whole.. Gaian Exchange has come into play and I see less talking, more greed... more people leaving. The GE is moving very fast and prices keep fluxating. People are constantly useing their gold for things that they can almost never reach and when they do they hate themselves because they gave up everything for one thing. Sure, Lanzer and CO wants gaia to be..BIG... a BIG community. Thats why the Exchnage was created but now there is the Market Place. Same as the GE, only not as...I dont know? Fast Moveing? The Marketplace {TM} is exactly like the GE, only there are less topics about the items they are selling. So why dont they just GET RID of the GE? I dont believe there is a true answer to this but my beliefe is that people might have a problem with haveing to spend 1K on a vending pass. 1k? Some still have a hard time makeing that and others are juty like "1K? I can make that in 5.". So maybe thats a reason.

    Point Blank. if you want to talk, go to Commernce or the Chatterbox. Most of the GE Auctions ans Selloffs are just for when People are leaving and want to give items away or auctions that turn into big topics where everyone starts to talk. Want to make a deal? Do it in the MARKET PLACE. Its the same as the GE.

    ---

    But this is about people leaving gaia, is it not?

    Oh okay. I was hacked not long ago and those who know me..well, they know what I almost lost and let me tell you it wasnt pretty. But eventhough I lost all of that, I wouldnt have left. i would have stayed because I have an obligation the the friends I have made and the thread I am the overlord of.

    but I see people..LEAVING because they lost..some 100-700K items or theire haveing troubles with their online woman/man or something theyre questing for just skyrocketed in price.

    THis is the..stupidest reason to leave Gaia. SO STUPID. Its like what you have acomplished on Gaia means NOTHING to you. Is that true? Then dont leave over a bad day. Stick it out and be strong. Dont become weak and leave all you have over a few lost pixel items. Not worth it.

    And sure, gaia isint much fun anymore because of all the greedy Gaians but make it fun for yourself. I have FFW. What do you have?

    FFW Is my Anti-Greed. Whats yours?

    Thank you. Just an very long rant. I have many more. Im just deciding about what exactly.


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    Below are events the will happen in the Month of July 2004. Enjoy them!


    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



    - FFW Thread Announcment

    Tamoko
    Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

    -TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



    - The Millionaire Lotto

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    Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.
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    scream *ABSENT AROUND GAIA//

    Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
    Please let me know via private messaging.

    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      Nate N. - back the 16th of July
      Cryostix - Gone for 7 weeks @_@ back in September



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    scream ARWEN REPORTS//

    - domokun The Admins Posts

    Current projects:
    -Gaia Friendslist
    -Profile page upgrade

    None at the Moment

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    - Help Tamoko XD

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    - The Rock Club

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    The Rock Club- Dance the night away to your favorite Rock n' Roll and Heavy Metal Tunes! Now hiring Bartenders, Waiters/Waitresses, Bouncers, DJs & Referees.



    - THIS FAB AVIE CONTEST

    my_golden_freezie
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    Are u the most beautieful thing uve ever seen? r u getting comments about ur avie left and right? do u have 500 gold? r u willing to be a contestent in THIS FAB AVIE CONTEST??? well if u answer yes 4 all of those, WHY RNT U HERE????? http//cluster.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2848160&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
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    - 'the emmy project'




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    By: Tamoko XD
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    Tamoko finds a plush of Lanzer and shares it's über-cuteness with Arwen. As they enjoy it a massive ebil person comes and snatches it. What will become of the Lanzer plush? Ohh Noo! :'splodes:
    XB i make more later. huwhaha...


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    <centeR>The GAIA Times
    July 07, 2004, issue 5, volume 24
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    - Gaia Online Staffs Would Never Ask For Passwords

    Arwen
    This is a reminder to all users of Gaia Online that Administrators, Moderators, and Dedicated Moderators would never ask for your password. We do not send Private Messages or E-mail asking for account related questions such as your passwords.

    The Gaia Online e-mail ends with the following: @anihq.com

    Please remember at Gaia Online, we try our best to protect your account, but the best protection can only start with a strong password. Please consider the following when choosing your password:

    - Never use a "simple password" like your birthday, your dog's name, etc.
    - Use both number and letters in any combination
    - The longer the password, the better
    - Change your password often
    - Avoid using your password at Gaia Online on any other webpage
    - Do no share your password with anyone, that includes friends or families
    - Do not share accounts

    If you have recieved an e-mail or a private message from a user asking for your password, impersonating a Gaia Online Staff, giving you gold/rare item in exchange for your password. Please forward the message to a Moderator as soon as possible. And just ignore the PM or email from the person.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to PM any ONLINE Moderators.


    Arwen
    Don't Loan Any Of Your Items

    whee Also, don't lend/loan your items to users you barely know.
    For example: A user posts or PMs you asking if I can see those Angelic Minis for a second so I can take a screenshot or something along the line like; Can I borrow those for a moment!? I will give you my password so I wouldn't run away with them.

    That will result in an item scam and you end up losing your item. So please don't loan items to users you just met in 2 days or 2 months. Once your item is loaned its gone. Gaia Online is not responsible for loss or stolen items. Please protect your items and gold!

    Don't loan anything to anyone at all.
    If a user refuses to stop bothering you about the item or you just want to report it to a Moderator. You are free to do so annonymously ^_^

    EDIT: For more information, check out Dri's thread XD
    ]http://cluster.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2853097



    - Gaia Times Planner

    Donation letter article: cheap back then
    The Next issues of the Gaia Times will have the following stories:
    - The Gaia Exchange & The Market Place: fluctuating prices
    - Interviews: (planned interviews with 3 people)
    The 3 interviews will be conducted on 3 lucky Gaia users.

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    If you have a Gaia related article you wish everyone to read. Please send them my way with the subject heading Gaia Times Guest Articles. Please remember to keep everything you're about to share PG-13 related. All articles will be reviewed and if rejected I will private message you.

    - Article About The Halo
    By: Tamoko

    Tamoko
    I decided to put myself through the agony of a Halo quest and along the way (Annonymous Person) lent me her halo, you know? For..fun? And within 2 hours over 5 people PMed me, asuming I had....gold to spare. Now I'm not sure if its ecause of the halo (although every time they PMed me thay said something about the halo} but.. I think haloe owners fear wearing their halos proudly! Theyre hounded by Gain users...attacked through PM.. Horrible Arr!

    gonk Stop the insanity!


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    Below are events the will happen in the Month of July 2004. Enjoy them!


    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



    - FFW Thread Announcment

    Tamoko
    Hello Gaians! Only 300 more pages before you can join in the fun and still have a chance to win thos FREE fairy wings!

    -TamokoFFW Thread! 300 Pages Left to Join in!



    - The Millionaire Lotto

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    Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.

      dotworthy - (july 13) Happy B-Day! from: Midel the Destroyer
      Zaeyde - (july 29) Happy B-Day! from: Midel the Destroyer
      Saga - (july 13) Happy B-Day! from: Arwen

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    scream *ABSENT AROUND GAIA//

    Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
    Please let me know via private messaging.

    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      Nate N. - back the 16th of July
      Cryostix - Gone for 7 weeks @_@ back in September



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    scream ARWEN REPORTS//

    - domokun The Admins Posts

    Current projects:
    -Gaia Friendslist
    -Profile page upgrade

    None at the Moment

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    - Help Tamoko XD

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    - The Domo Of Doom

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    - Battle Suggestion thread

    Zen_Gentleman_Lifeguard
    link: http://cluster.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2664149&start=135&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

    With the announcement of a Beta Release Date somewhere around September, I thought it might be good to put an add up, if nothing else.

    Also, there's been a lot of reorganizing the old thread, linking posts and setting up a new sticky. I'd taken on a lot of the work myself, but I'm always looking for a helping hand or anyone who can give any advice.

    (i.e. "Help Wanted" wink

    People should PM me or N.O.W.A.R. if interested.



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    By: Tamoko XD
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    The evil feind that took this plus of the Holy lanzer seems to be defiling it with its mouth! Arwen, finding this unacpetable, transforms into SUPA ARWEN <isnert OMFG WTF LOL>!!! She weilds a giant pencil of doom as Tamoko watched in the back, ready to fight this evil being! A strike and whats this?! Its...Its... ITS TODES ENGEL!!!! What will become of this?!

    Arwen: I have no part @_@ in this comic XD

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    July 08, 2004, issue 6, volume 24
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    scream GAIA ONLINE HEADLINES/RP TIMES//

    - The New Gaia Online Store

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    Here, you can buy all kinds of neat GAIA
    Merchandise. For now, we have a couple
    of T-shirts and posters. But, stayed tuned,
    as we will be adding more cool stuff for
    you to collect in the months to come!

    All proceeds go to development
    and maintenance of our fast growing site.


    Thanks for your support!

    note: all current orders are preorders and will take about 2 weeks to process. Thanks you for your patience.

    The Gaia Store is now open and ready for business.



    - Gaia Times Planner

    Donation letter article: cheap back then
    The Next issues of the Gaia Times will have the following stories:
    - The Gaia Exchange & The Market Place: fluctuating prices
    - Interviews: (planned interviews with 3 people)

    The 3 interviews will be conducted on 3 lucky Gaia users.
    - The 3 lucky users will be cotnacted for an interview.

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    If you have a Gaia related article you wish everyone to read. Please send them my way with the subject heading Gaia Times Guest Articles. Please remember to keep everything you're about to share PG-13 related. All articles will be reviewed and if rejected I will private message you.

    None at the moment

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    scream COMMUNITY EVENTS//

    Below are events the will happen in the Month of July 2004. Enjoy them!


    - Anime Bar and Grill

    Akail
    The Anime Bar and Grill will be holding a swimsuit contest around the pool for all the citizens of Gaia on July 15. There is a minimum of 10 entrants needed. PM Akail if you wish to enter. Winners will be announced, and the prize money awarded on July 16.

    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
    Second prize: 250g
    ]http://rufus.gaiaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2557833



    - The Millionaire Lotto

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    Please PM me with the subject line Gaia Times B-Day.

      dotworthy - (july 13) Happy B-Day! from: Midel the Destroyer
      Zaeyde - (july 29) Happy B-Day! from: Midel the Destroyer
      Saga - (july 13) Happy B-Day! from: Arwen

      DaSexiiRican - (july) Happy B-Day! from: xXxRaynaxXx
      A Message from xXxRaynaxXx to DaSexiiRican:
      'I love you forever and ever!' Thank you so much for reading.'

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    Are you going to be absent from Gaia Online? Want people to know where you're going or when you're leaving?
    Please let me know via private messaging.

    The following people won't be on Gaia for a couple of weeks or less:

      Arwen - On & Off
      Alpha - Busy ^_^ off
      Kichigai M. - Off
      Saga - On & Off!
      Jahoclave - Will be away due to school.
      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
      Nate N. - back the 16th of July
      Cryostix - Gone for 7 weeks @_@ back in September



    - crying Those who are overseas/Bootcamp

    Well..decided to have a section for those who are serving over seas in Iraq and for those who are currently having their training/boot camp.

      SkyTek - Gone to the Navy sad
      SOLDIERS!!
      Warrior X, Gan Ning & Gambit - Gone to Boot camp
      gabe - field training and will leave in January to Afghanistan for 6 months to a year. ((from Kitty))
      Doberler - ships out March 02

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    Hello Everyone!

    Here are some information that we wish to share to you.
    The Gaia Store has just opened its doors to all that wish to have everything Gaia. You can visit the store by clicking on the link at the bottom titled "Gaia Store".

    The Friends list will be ready for release this Friday and the Guild Feature should be ready by next Monday. Also, the Gaia Online staff is working on the Avatar System. For now please stay tuned with the Gaia News Updates. =3


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    - Being a 'n00b' isint all it's cracked up to be.
    By: Tamoko

    Tamoko
    Sure, I cant say I am a newbie but I am able to discuss it because I was able to experience it.

    Recently, many people have been joinng Gaia with absolutley NO clue on what to do hence, they post something somewhere, perhaps wrong place and insted of being helped, redirected, such and such they get flamed from hell and back. Ive witnessed this on many accounts and lets just say I am tired of it.

    Gaia is a tight nit community, a loving and fun community where people come to enjoy themselves, make friends, RP, all of that. And when they first join, not understanding, insted of geting a "Hello! Welcome" they get a "OMFGWTFLOL N00b!".

    Ive been studying this.

    Very closely. And I have come up with the fact that 8/10 people who talk to a n00b, redirecting them, actually are only flameing them. Thats right. 8/ every 10 Gaians who respond to a n00bs post/Q&F/ect are FLAMEING. And if not, being downright MEAN and CRUEL.

    I have witnessed this earlier with a young girl who was trying to sell a giftbox somewhere and people called her stupid and much more things that I will not go deeper into. It was...Uncalled for. And I am ashamed to even acknowlage that I am surrounded by crule, greedy, uncaring, mean people in Gaia. It sickens me so. Bust as my duty I have to stick by the newbies and help them out. As a memmber, you are expected to follow to rules and do the same.

    Remember, you were once new.


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    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
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      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
      Sk8erAngel - Off
      Imahobbit - On & Off July
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    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:47 pm
    Gaia now has 7 slave databse servers running, that should put a stop to message lag until we finish implementing our new database backend. Got a bit of a cold when I fell asleep on the chair (yet again). Then the next day I scraped my wrist when I did a stupid jump. Now I think AND type half as fast as usual. sweatdrop On the brighter note our test database server is almost done and work on the new avatar system will begin real soon. Features relating to the new avatar system will be announced once the engineering work is complete! whee


    Lanzer
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    Got yet another database server setup this morning, now with 6 slave servers running the forum area should be lag free for the time being. whee Also moved the URL to www.gaiaonline.com now. Though there was a small error on my part which stopped a few functions such as the profile page and avatar images from working. The problem is corrected early this morning and it'll take a few more hours for the entire Internet to catch up with those changes.


    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:44 am
    Anime Expo was a lot of fun, it was great to have met everyone at the panel, the 2 social events and at our booth. I hope next year we can put together even more activities and give out more prizes for everyone. whee

    Kind of went into a working frenzy after AX. The load balancer seems to be working fine so most of the URL's are now pointing to www.gaiaonline.com. The rest of the services will follow after more testing. The gaiastore is also on-line, hope all those who missed the convention can still get their Gaia goodies. Also finished re-working the search function. Searching posts based on username or searching your own posts are now much faster. The keyword search feature is still being worked on at the moment. It will be completed after the avatar system re-write project. eek

    Hope to fit two new database into service tomorrow to help out with the current lag issues. At the same time we're working on a total re-vamp of the database system. When the dust settles all the lag that we're experiencing should be gone! whee


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    - An Interview With Sky Render

    But first let's take a look at his Profile.
    Name: Sky Render
    Joined: Oct 13, 2003
    Total posts: 10694
    Birthday: 23 Oct 1984
    Hang out: Question & Feedback Forum, Extended Feedback

    Sky Render
    Arwen
    Hello Sky Render!
    First I would like to thank you deeply for the hard work you've done with your Tutorial and your helpfulness in the Donation FAQ thread.
    I give you a pat on the back and a gold medal @_@ if I own one.

    hehe. redface Your thank you is plenty. I don't do it because it's hard, but because I enjoy it. I enjoy the smiles. ^_^

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    How are you doing today?

    I am fine, thank you. I just woke, so I'm a little sleepy, but otherwise fine. How are you, yourself?

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    You've been with Gaia Online since October 13 of 2003.
    How are you enjoying Gaia Online thus far?

    I guess it depends on what part of Gaia you're referring to. Gaia, as a forum or game, I find very fun. I always have. There are no games, I can't join in on art contests, I don't really roleplay, and I don't own a shop to sell cute and fuzzy things, but the hard work put into creating all of the graphics, features, and functions still leaves me in awe to this day. Gaia, as a community, has often left me feeling sullen or "prehistoric." It is far different from what it used to be; there are few things in life that make me feel as impotent as the community majority here.

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    What were your thoughts and impression of this Community Based Forum?

    When I first joined Gaia, I was glad there was a chatterbox forum! That is where I spent my first few days, holed in a thread created for my girlfriend and our few friends that joined that same day, or the previous day. Soon afterwards I began to look for something more meaningful to do here, and I believe that is when I found the Questions & Feedback forum. I don't really remember how it started, but for as long as I can remember I've enjoyed answering questions there. If there is a public forum on Gaia with more good people, I have yet to find it. I was very pleased with most of the members here; they seemed to have genuine questions and to care about the answers, and the literature provided by the staff was mostly current and very informative. I was very content being here.

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    Programming, hard-ware, and feature-wise, I think everything is going great. I believe the administrators are finally putting the pieces together in a way to express themselves the way they would have last year, had they known what Gaia would become. While I know the various features and functions that are in store for us in the somewhat-near future, if they are not rushed and are completed at a comfortable pace I believe Gaia will become a much more interesting and fanciful place. I have faith in the administrators to create systems and functions that will cater to the community user, and not the young-teenager-who-spams-for-gold-instead-of-doing-his-homework user.

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    Now this is not related to Gaia Online but this is related to your Tutorials that you've created.

    You want to talk about that? @_@ Well, okie then.

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    Why did you create them to begin with? Was it to help out New Users or was it just a place for everyone old and new to just read through?

    While I was answering questions I noticed that people were asking repeat questions at an increasing rate, and most of these questions were easily answered by reading Gaia's FAQ, the Rares, Gold, and More FAQ, and other stickied/helpful threads around the site. The problem, I thought, was that this information was spread all around the site- I admit it took me a few days of lurking to recieve links to such threads and information and to read them. I felt creating a centralized location for much of the most frequently asked questions would help cater to those who don't have days to search and second-guess. An embarassing moment occured about a week after I completed my first run of tutorials, however, as I looked through the General Discussion forum (I believe) and found a thread dubbed "Gaia for Dummies" that was set up similarly to mine, answered many of the same questions, and was made about a week before I created mine! I started to worry someone might think I was stealing their setup, as they also placed links on the first post. I'm glad no one felt that way, though. I had no idea it was there the entire time I planned/created my thread!

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    @_@ I love those graphics you've made for your Tutorial! Also, those Final Fantasy tactics type gifts for the admins a few weeks back.
    Do you enjoy pixellated art?

    I am not an artist. I've never considered myself to be an artist- I have no talent, and I cannot create things on my own. What I feel I am good at, sometimes, is alteration or manipulation of something that is already there. The gifts I made for the administrators were largely unedited images- I simply manipulated the game through "cheat"-type codes to give them the appropriate sprite, abilities, equipment, and ecetera. It's not very difficult if you know what you're doing, but it can be time consuming.

    By the way, I have re-created the gifts I made for the administrators. I felt the originals I made were not very true to the game's statistics, so I changed my method of manipulation to come up with the administrator gifts now in my appreciation thread, which you can get to by clicking the corsage in my signature. ^_^ I also left a gift for you and some of your fellow general moderators. I hope you like them. (Sorry if you don't get the game at all!)


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    Whats your favorite item here on Gaia Online? (non Donation or event)

    Non-donation or event? Hmm.. I'm sorry, I know this doesn't make for good interviewage, but I don't think I have one! I really enjoy most of the items on Gaia, even if I don't think they would look good on my avatar. The artists have done a fantastic job and I expect nothing less for future items.
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    Who's your favorite NPC?

    If Rufus was a girl, it would be Rufus, but that's not the case! (Sorry Rufus!) I think I would have to say Meredith. She's professional, courteous, always well-dressed, and helpful! ^_^
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    What's your favorite Donation Item?

    I would have to say the angelic halo, but much of that is because of its role as the first, "suprise" donation thank you gift. I don't think everyone who got one back in June, 2003 got it in suprise. I hear that after the first letters were given out people had a chance to donate for them; I wasn't there, so I am not certain. But I know that for atleast a few people, their generosity gave them this gift, and not their materialism, and that is why the halo has such significance with me. This is why I am trying so hard to earn this same significance.

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    You.

    User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show. Don't feel uncomfortable! I was talking about you, the staff! You all give me such hope for what's yet to come. A hope that few others could give.


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    What's your least favorite thing here on Gaia Online?

    Unfortunately, I would have to say the community, as a whole. There are good people here, but they are greatly overshadowed by the ungood. So much so that those who are not strong end up leaving, if only temporarily. I have taken leaves for this reason, myself. (Not to infer I am good. ^_^;) .. but the negative is something people hear far too much of; the negative aspects of Gaia are the most readily seen- they are the brightest lights and the biggest gaps. You really have to search to find goodness in peoples' hearts, and I hope someday that this search doesn't devour those who try.

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    If you could change one thing here on Gaia Online. What would it be and why?

    If I could change one thing.. I would find a way to benefit those who do truely good things, and debit from those who do true ungood. An unautomated, unscripted, unspecified "karma system".

    It would not be perfect.. after all, it would be based on the opinions, beliefs, and hearts of people- but it could make that hope for a better tommorow shine a little brighter.


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    Any advice for the news users, old users and readers of The Gaia Times?

    "To study and not think is a waste.
    To think and not study is dangerous."


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    Thank you for taking the time to answer these very wierd and brief questions Sky Render. I hope you enjoy Gaia Online!

    You're very welcome. I hope I did alright; this is my first interview. ^_^; I hope you enjoy Gaia Online as well, Arwen.




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    Entrance fee: 25g
    First prize: 1000g
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      Trintika - (july 23) Happy B-Day! from: Feyone Nyuuseihin
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      Kanya West - On & Off due to real life issues
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    - Gaia Friendslist is now active!

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    the gaia friendslist is ready!.

    the friendslist is a way to integrate a lot of the features current and upcoming throughout the site. through the friendslist you have two lists, one list of your "friends" and a list of "ignored". these lists will follow you through the site.

    you can access your friendslist from your profile (the first nav button in the top banner). details about the navigation within the friendslist is as follows:

    Friends
    from when you first get there, you have the ability to add friends by username (or user ID, if you know that) from the form on the top right hand side of the page. just type in the username and click "Add to Friends". when you add someone to your friendslist, they will be notified with an avatar bubble the next time they refresh a page, which will take them directly to their "approvals" page. they then have the option of approving your request, or denying it.

    Ignored
    the ignore list works the same way for adding users to it, by username or user ID, but with one major difference. adding someone to your ignorelist is automatic, without authorization required.

    Approvals
    the approval list is basically what it sounds like. it's a list of people who have requested you on their friendslist, and you have the options to approve or deny them. if you approve them, you are added immediately to their list. after the approval, you will get a confirmation that everything happened correctly, and you will have a link to add the person(s) that you just approved to your friendslist. (if they are not already there). if you deny the request, the request is removed from the system. if someone repeadly asks to be on your friendslist, and you don't want to hear from them anymore, add them to your ignore list.

    Pending
    is your outgoing requests that have not been approved yet. from this list, you have the option of reminding people that you sent the request, or removing the request. you can only send one reminder every 24 hours. when you remind them, it sends them a PM telling them about the request. if you remove a request from your pending list, they will

    no longer see the request.

    Search
    you can search for any user, by just about any string. to perform a search for a specific user, type the username. if you are unsure of the username, you can use a wildcard (*) for searching. for example, to find all users with 'John' at the beginning of their username, you would search for 'john*'. the search is not case sensitive. from the results, you can pick who you were looking for, and add them to your friends list, or ignore list.


    through your friendslist, you can quickly see which of your friends are online, link to their stores, PM them, and see their profiles, with more options to be added soon. the friendslist has it's own settings... in your user's profile, you can set the Always show my Email Address, Hide your online status, & Allow Private Messages setting have the option of only friends.

    Allow Private Messages
    is a new option in your profile. the way it works is that if you set it to "No" you will no longer receive any PM's from anyone (other than the Gaia staff & moderators). by default, it is set to "yes" for all current users. if you set it to "only friends" you will only get PMs from people on your friendslist.

    forum tie-in
    the friendslist also gets into the forums. any users that are on your friendslist will have their name highlighted in blue, and any people on your ignore list will have their name grayed out, and their avatar "ghosted".

    mail tie-in
    a new option will become active once you start your friendslist, but in the mail system. when starting a new message, you have the option of send to friendslist. clicking this button, will put "friends@gaia" in the username field. this will then send the message that you compose to *everyone* on your friendslist. you can also send to multiple users on your friendslist, by typing in their names, seperated by commas. this will only work for users who are *currently* on your friendslist, and will not work for users who are not.

    profile tie-in
    if you view any user's profile, there is a new field that has been added. if the user that you are looking at is currently on your friendslist, then it will say so, and if not, you will see the same Add to Friends and Add to Ignored buttons that are found within the friendslist.


    due to the nature of the friendslist, and how much it reacts with the rest of the site, at this time, there is a limit of 100 users on your friendslist. during testing, large friendslists degraded the site, and caused very slow load times. there may be a purchasable or questable upgrade to this in the future, but at this time, it is a fixed limit. also, friendslist groups have been suggested as a add-on feature, but will not be implimented due to the same limitations.


    new design
    along with the friendslist, you may see some minor changes around the site, mainly... the smile smiley buttons. hope you enjoy!



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    Donation letter article: cheap back then
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    - How to Do a BIG Quest! Or any quest..just downsize it..
    By: Tamoko

    Tamoko
    First of all you need to realize the price of the item you want. Let's use the Halo. because its so BIG. {Price wise..}

    The price of the Halo is 20-25 Mil. Keep that in mind..

    Then look at all the offers out there for the Halo. right now there is a 30 mil offer for a halo out there. If you feel discouraged at all once, then dont. Because once you start a hunt for something so big theres no going back. It's good to give back ALL the donations. Keeping them would make you a scammer..

    Starting off, get all your friernds, close firends together and help them..move into your quest thread and bump it up. List donations, list your offer, list total value by GEN, SIN, EVIL. [you do this because everyone doesnt go by one price list]

    Then take an image at your inventory and look closley at it. Sell all the clothing in the marketplace that your not attatched to. Keep all your donations and put them in the offer. You can get someone to do this for you if you want?

    NEVER SELL/OFFER PRECIOUS THINGS OR GIFTS!

    Keep important things and never ever offer all of your inventory. My quest offer at the moment is about 500K but my invintory is worth....over 6 Mil..so..:shrug: Just keep your important things. Never give up all your items for a quest. not smart...

    No matter what new items come out or good offers come up, do not spend anything! DO NOT! No matter what. Unless you can spend it in offers and its FOR your offer {refer to next line below! thank you!}

    Next, what you will want to do is bundel a bunch of letters together to get a oct/nov/dec ; one or two or whatever of those because the better and older the letter the...well, better. People dont want to see a whole crap load of things that are going to be hard to sell; they want to see a few things that go up in price VERY fast (there arnt many oct letters left blaugh ) Put whatever you get into your offer. And update your gold amount once a week...unless it goes up my 50K or something.

    --I'm not 100% sure if thats what most buyers want but its a good guess...

    Make a few banners, put them in the Gaian Times, your sig, your friends sigs, your friends threads, ect ect. Never..EVER pm anyone for donations. Dont beg for donations. Just let them come to you. Trust me. On the first post, dont but a sob story. DO NOT. It's tacky.

    And insted of selling things in the market place you might want to make a store in Gaian Exchange to better further the advertisment of your halo quest--or whichever item you may be questing at the time.

    And please..only do ONE quest at a time.. x.x;


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    Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:04 am
    Unfortunately the new software is having trouble working with the web servers. Lots of work are being done to get things running smoothly so we can release the guild and friendslist features. Please pardon the slowness while we have the problems figured out.


    Lanzer
    Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:51 pm
    The new software we installed seemed to be causing a lot of problems. Many apologies for the constant outages. I've been doing everything trying to have things running ASAP and the new features should be up in no time. sweatdrop


    Lanzer
    Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:02 am
    After a 40 hour battle looks like everything stablized. It's just tough luck on my part that the power went out right between all the chaos.

    Basically, the new software didn't work right, causing extra load, the extra load caused more power consumption, which blew the circuit for the cabinet. After hours of rescue we uploaded the new database code that will allow us to create a dedicated user database server next month, and that code broke something which caused the posting errors and more database errors. >.<

    Darknrgy is taking a break so the guild system will be delayed for a few days until he comes back. Meanwhile, we'll be expanding on the friendslist features tomorrow, and possibly the topics subscription feature.


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    - REMINDER: The Roll Back

    Gaia Online System Message
    System message (Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:12 am)

    Due to errors in the database system, all accounts will be rolled back by a day and a half. Meanwhile, we are still repairing potential bugs that are in the new software. We will be back on-line as soon as everything is tested again. Thank you.

    A few users of Gaia Online are still unaware of the Roll Back that occured on July 16th, 2004. Here are some links to threads that would help you in the future if any bugs would appear again.

    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:51 pm
    Gaia online had moved to a new database handling system on the 14th so we can scale up and meet the demands of our growing community. Unfortunately, even after testing, the new database system still had bugs which caused some severe damage to the many user's accounts.

    Most of the major bugs had been fixed, however the only way to restore the thousands of damaged accounts is to perform a rollback.

    As of this morning, everyone's account had been rolled back to their original state as of July 14th, 2:30pm.

    We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience that this might have caused.


    [b]Lanzer
    Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:58 am
    For those who had lost items or gold, please note the following:

    Donation items - All donation items lost during the rollback period will be automatically recovered

    Store items - Gold will be recovered to users who bought items from the stores during the rollback period through automatic scripting also. Due to the large number of transactions being made, we cannot gaurantee that everyone's gold will be fully recovered.

    Items traded - Please contact the owner of the item and trade again if you have lost a traded item.

    Thank you for your attention.


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    [b]Lanzer
    Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:42 am
    Been working as fast as I can to get various issues resolved. most link related problems with avatar delete and creation, duplicate post error, rare item event bugs, friendslist notification error had just been fixed, and vending should be back online also.

    Currently working on event related bugs, then I'll work on restoring items and gold caused by the rollback. 3nodding

    Again, apologies for the rollback and lost of items that the problems had caused. sad


    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:08 am
    Just fixed the registration bug, sorry it took this long for me to notice the problem. sweatdrop Meanwhile, all donators who donated through paypal on the 14th and the 15th should have their items recovered now, and people who donated through regular mail will have their items recovered on Monday.

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    - Friends' List Updated

    [b]kaia9
    Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:54 pm
    friendslist update

    the friendslist was relying on the $HTTP_REFERER variable to process requests. due to user-side limitations such as personal firewalls & anti virus software, using this varaible reliably became a cause for concern. there were a somewhat large number of users who's security software was impeding them from using the friendslist at all, though they could use the entirety of gaia.

    so, i made the appropriate changes. unfortunatly a few of the automated functions (<b>Move from Friends to Ignored</b> & <b>Move from Ignored to Friends</b> wink had to be disabled, because they required the user to click on customized links, and not form submit buttons, which would have passed normal form variables.

    the friendslist should now be working in its entirety, with a re-worked new feature for accepting friendslist requests: you now have two options for accepting. <b>Accept Request</b> and <b>Accept & Add</b>. they work for one user request at a time, and work as the buttons suggest they do.

    if anyone continues to have any problems, please let us know via the sticky that will be in Questions & Feedback.



    - Gaia Guild Network Released

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    Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:53 am
    The Gaia Guild Network has been released! You can now create, maintain, and moderate your own forums.

    To get to the Gaia Guild Network, visit Barton, and click on the bottom left building.

    Please be sure and read the FAQ to get the most out of the Gaia Guild Network.

    Enjoy! whee


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    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Ran across another snatch before the avatar server is ready. The process should take no longer than an hour and a half at this point. whee

    The avatar system is finally back on-line. With 50 times the disk space we should be able to hold plenty of avatars for the next little while.

    Received 290 private messages while working on the avatar systems. Again, sorry to those who I can't respond to. If there are any matter that is urgent, please contact a moderator for assistance. Thank you. 3nodding


    [b]Ling
    Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:14 pm
    Hi everyone! ^^

    Once again, we have updated with two new hairstyles in the Durem salon and two new sets of clothing in the clothing stores.

    Check them out! We hope you like them! ^O^


    [color=orange]Lanzer
    Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:59 pm
    As of 10:30pm today, all user gold that were spent at the stores and salon had been recovered. All mail donation items had been restored also.

    If you had received a donation item during the rollback period but have not yet received your item, please write to us again through the feedback form. We'll respond to your problem ASAP. 3nodding


    [b]Lanzer
    Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:16 pm
    Apologies for taking so long to repair the avatar server. First we had to slip in a brand new drive into the server, then there's a long, long wait time to copy existing avatars into the new drive, then we need to delete the old avatars. In between it all I was working on item recovery plus some security issues which kept delaying the repair for almost half an hour at a time. Now that the recovery and item updates are completed I can focus on the repair once again. Hope to have everything done before 2am. whee


    [b]Lanzer
    Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:49 pm
    Ran across another snatch before the avatar server is ready. The process should take no longer than an hour and a half at this point. whee

    The avatar system is finally back on-line. With 50 times the disk space we should be able to hold plenty of avatars for the next little while.

    Received 290 private messages while working on the avatar systems. Again, sorry to those who I can't respond to. If there are any matter that is urgent, please contact a moderator for assistance. Thank you. 3nodding


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    Hey Everyone ^^~!

    Julys donation items have finally been released ^_^ This month features a sleek Steel-plated Ninja Band thats just perfect for any crazy forum adventure aaand a neat Kitsune Mask~! This mask is great for cosplay, anime fans or anyone whos going for a unique look ^w^!

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    Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:55 am
    The bugfix for the new database system had been a long and enduring battle. After working non-stop for 6 days the problem is still here. One of the last effort of installing a brand new web server seem to have minimized the problem but we still need to monitor the performance of everything at this point. sweatdrop

    Meanwhile, other regular tasks such as updating the art arena and avatar spotlight had been delayed due to the bugs. Sorry for the delay.

    The lack of sleep had been making me work even slower it seemed. I'm hoping to see light at the other end of the tunnel, otherwise I'll be switching back to the old system if the problem cannot be resolved. sweatdrop


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    - Free Fairy Wing/FFW Thread!

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    Hello Gaians! This is for Free Fairy Wing/FFW Thread!

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    I seem to be slacking a bit it round updates but for all infromation on past winners and updates on rules and such you can just use the lings provided coded as "FFW Thread"! 3nodding

    But this is about the7th round!

    El_Taco was the winner of the 7th round!

    She has won Fairy Wings and an art comission by me. Sadly, my sisters current BF slashed my MAC tablet so I wont be doing this soon.. sweatdrop . An interveiw will also be done and any time I am selling store items in a mini-store that I have surrounded in the community of the Gaian Exhcange, she will have an aditional 10% off. 3nodding .

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    Near the 50th page of this round in the FFW Thread I put myself on a futile quest (which ended, all donations returned) and moved FFW for 1000 pages. After that, FFW was moved back to the orginal FFW Thread and the 8th round will be ending on th 18,000 Page {Thats 3000 PAGES!} to keep the pages even, you know?

    Now what was learned form this round? People stuck it out. it was moved around and they stayed with it. And not once this round was there a fight. I have noticed that no new people have been comeing into it and that sadens me alot.. crying . From all the interveiws and comments im sure that alot of you {who read the GT} would know that its a great place to go. Read the first page and post away. Get free stuff. What more could you ask for? All you have to do is talk!--{Right now I cant update it :O...it wont let me..}

    But I think the same lesson learned is the same every single round. Treat everyone with the same respect as others. And although you may have been a member from the begining of Gaia time, if you have not been into the FFW Thread then you will be considerd a...'n00b'. Once inside the FFW Thread, it's somewhat of a differnt reality. The people there are great and never rude. And if there are any problems that you encounter there is a list of names bolded in the rules that you can PM, ask questions, report problems in FFW, conflicts, so and so.

    Also, and questions or comments you can always come and talk to me {PM/AIM/Whatever}.

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    Interveiw

    Bio: El_Taco has been around Gaia for a short time and in FFW for even a shorter time. Although this was her first round she did stick it out and just happend to post at the right time! And she wasnt even there for the Fairy Wings--she was there for friends. She's a sweet girl.. 3nodding

    What she'll Win

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    Interveiw With El_Taco


    1>OMFG! You won? How do you feel?
    I'm in a complete state of shock. I didn't think I was going to win, definitely not in my first round anyway. I just happened to be in the campus library when I won and had to fight the urge to jump up and down. Screaming, even from joy, isn't really allowed there, of course. What an absurd rule. ;D

    2>Now that you won do you still intend to stick it out at FFW?
    Oh, of course. biggrin I love the FFW thread and the people in it. I'll probably stick around as long as it is up. Besides, I still have to talk more people into joining Lurker's harem. Sure, he's barely got any gold, but that doesn't mean he can't be a poor sugardaddy. XD

    3>What do you think of all the people in FFW?
    They are all complete nutters. ...But, you know, in a good way. XD

    4>What do you think/feel about FFW Itself?
    This is the first thread that I've actually felt comfortable to be in. The others that I have been in seem more impersonal to me somehow. About 90% of the time I'm on gaia is probably spent here. eek

    5>Any suggestions to make FFW a better place?
    I'm certain that I don't have any. biggrin

    6>What do you think of me? OMFGWTFLOL!? blaugh optional ;3
    You're an absolute goddess. ;D

    7>Any last comments to any of the users of FFW or Gaia itself?
    Lurker snores in his sleep. XD


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    Thank you for sticking around for this round dear friends! And dont be shy to come in and try your luck with great people! wink

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