I've finally finished the brand new news script. So what does this mean for us?
Well, first of all, we have a much better looking, cleaner-coded and organized news page. We also have a new feature where it's possible to only view news on certain months/years/combination of both, just to make life easier if you want to go back through archives to isolate certain news posts in future.
This also means I've wiped out the old news posts as well - but I don't think anyone will hurt so much over that, not now that it clears out the database and frees up some more space!
You'll also notice that I've removed the guest account button as I'm planning something different with logins and such now. Basically, you'll be able to browse the vast majority of the site without needing to be logged in. This will be especially useful for people who want to have a nose before they join - and should help us in the search engines too. ;)
I'd also like to thank everyone for continuing to come back to the site to check up on progress, and use the boards to stay in touch and for fun. I won't forget everyone's patience with me and will make sure you guys get some great rewards.
I'm planning to, upon reopening, hold a very special referral contest which will feature real life prizes (from iPods to Nintendo DSes.. Whatever you guys prefer!) so everyone who has suggestions for prizes, feel free to leave a comment here.
Keep using the boards guys. Hopefully this current activity we have with it will encourage players to continue once it reopens. :) I'll also give all you active people a special icon in the future that you can show off on your farm page.