With the end of the year approaching, the staff members and I have been discussing making some changes regarding the forum and the Discord server.
The forum has existed for almost four years now, and from the start we've seen a lot of dips and spikes in activity, mostly due to the fact that forums just aren't as popular as they used to be. There's not a whole lot that we can do about that. However, what we can do is accept the fact that the forum will never be as busy as it o
I'm (more than) a bit late posting this, but our six month word count challenge ended on August 31st! You can see the final results of the challenge here
Together we wrote 223,904 words in August! Togethe, we wrote 3,798,319 words total from March 1st to August 31st
On average, we wrote 20,643 words per day from March 1st to August 31st
Congratulations to everyone who participated!
We have a short and sweet survey here that we would greatly appreciate getting some respo
Worldsmyths isn't a costly endeavor, really, but it's not free, and if you're interested in helping the site keep going or in adding new and improved features, we'd certainly appreciate donations!
Here's a breakdown of the costs of running the site, keeping it up to date, and some new features that could be added. If you do choose to donate, please tell us what you want your money to go toward so we can use it appropriately!
Minimum Operating Costs
Hosting (Hawkhost): $3/month
The August check-in post for the word count challenge has been posted a little early. Once it hits August 1st in your time zone, please use this check-in post to give us your word counts.
If you haven't yet, please make sure to get your final word counts for July in as soon as possible. To do so, go here.
If you are not signed up for August and want to participate, go here. Sign ups end on August 3rd by 11:59 PM EST. Remember, August
Something I have been slowly working on is creating a new set of guides for the Worldsmyths forum, since we've been on it since December and there are some things I know that people don't know how to do - these guides would be for finding certain things on the forum, pointing out specific features (like the clubs), and figuring out how to do certain things, like using a spoiler code in a post or quoting a specific piece of text from someone's response. But, I want your help! I want to make sure
We have another software update for the Worldsmyths forum due. We're going to plan on starting the update on Tuesday, July 9th, at around 2:30 central time and 3:30 EST time. This means that the forum will be down for an unknown amount of time while it's being updated. We will be updating the Facebook page, group and Twitter as the update progresses, so make sure to follow them if you haven't already done so. In addition, we'll give updates in the Discord server, which we invite you to join if y