Hey again everyone!
We have been working hard to improve the look and feel around the site as well as adding helpful new awesome features. One of those new features is Two Factor Authentication. This is currently enabled to help protect your account from being hijacked if it is ever hacked. If you have suggestions for more questions that we can add (if you choose to do security questions over Google Authenticator) than don't hesitate to post in that thread and give us some ideas!
This month we are wrapping up the nominations from 2016! We will be getting awards out as soon as we go through the nominations and get everything picked out!
We have quite a few new guides in our guide section. We recommend going to check them out:
We have new graphics and writing challenges posted in their respective challenge forums.
We have also posted this months' Spotlight Challenge. Valentine's
So loads of missed updates. I apologize. The world mostly ate me over the past few months so I apologize for the lack of them. I'm trying to work on making sure they are more consistent for everyone. Trying for every two weeks.
So first things first! Welcome, again, to @Gothams Reckoning for joining the The Initiative staff! You are amazing and your guides are great we are really happy to have you.
We have lots of things going on including January Nomin
Sorry for the lack of updates recently. It's been a trying time of PC issues for me! However lots to update on this week!!
First and foremost, congratulations to @Blackjack Bart for winning GC5! The new challenge will be posted this weekend.
Next up! We have cleaned up our hosted accounts before we started to manage them here on IPS' software. Anyone that has our hosting it is now properly associated to your user account. You can now personally cancel or begin to donate u
Thanks for the great entries to the Graphics challenge! You can vote on them here:
There were no entries for the Writing challenge however we know that we will get some in the future! Go here for the newest Graphics Challenge:
And here for the new writing challenge:
Also! You only have a few days left to pick your favorites for the June Challenge:
First off we want to touch on an important subject that was brought up in a post here:
We here at the Initiative allow for mature content to be discussed in an open forum and a safe environment. We strive to make sure that you feel safe and that you are comfortable here. If you are approached by another member regarding something that makes you uncomfortable then please report it. Being uncomfortable is not okay and we will look into all counts reported to us. If you don't know how
Hey everyone! Just a few updates!
We would like to welcome @txernest onto the staff as our new Graphics moderator! We are still looking for more staff! Many jobs to fill! Check them out! The featured (most wanted job this week) is the Featured Content Manager!
Also, one more week before the end of the Calendar challenge! Don't forget to get your entries in to be featured in the Initiative spotlight as well as the calendar forever!!
Other challenges to g
Just a reminder that you can still enter this weeks challenges and get free advertising in our paid advertising locations as well as in the forum description on the front page!
You have two opportunities to enter a submission and win by going to these forums:
Get your cliffhanger or your tech on and enter now before it's too late! Contest entries can
After going through and updating suggested fandoms and genres there still seems to be confusion on why there is no "Fantasy" genre within the Directory and other locations on the site and I feel that we need to clear up this confusion as it appears to give pause to many people that are trying to select their "genre" and we want to try to mitigate this confusion as best as we can.
I'm sure all of you remember my post from over a year ago here: