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Posted on 2015-09-03 @ 4:27 AM
Best One-Shot Contest Winner
Well deserved congratulations to FuryianFyre for winning our contest with his submission "Truth".

FuryianFyre has won a free month's worth of advertising on our sidebar for his Y!gallery page, commission information, Patreon, tumblr, DA page, or any other website or page that belongs to him or features his work.

Please be sure to send your congratulations to him and be sure to read his story, Truth. A very nice piece of writing. :heart:

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our contest. Keep your eyes on the news as we bring you more fun contests in the future.

Posted on 2015-08-27 @ 1:31 AM
PM Errors
For those having errors with their PM systems this has to do with the recent outage that occurred. The fix I have found that has worked for me is

(o) Sign out of y!G
(o) Clear cache / cookies
(o) Restart Browser
(o) Log back into y!G

This should fix any issues you're having as the IP Databases was slightly messed up.
Posted on 2015-08-23 @ 2:24 AM
August Finacial Report
The Numbers:

Opening Balance (4 July): 836.24
Withdrawals: 1,000.00 (two server payments fell during reporting period)
Deposits: 360.54
Ending Balance (5 August): 196.78
Waiting to be transferred to the Kitty: 114.80
Total available a/o 8/17/15: $311.58

...which is obviously not enough for our next server payment, due on or before 9 September.

We won't lie, we need help and it's getting urgent. Last month we made it by the skin of our teeth, thanks to our regular Kitty Feeders, advertisers and especially "A Friend", who saved our bacon in the nick of time. We can't impose on our Friend's generosity again this month, so we are asking if you have not donated before, to please do so, or if you've donated occasionally, please consider becoming a regular monthly feeder. Any amount is very welcome and even $1 is a help.

We have plans for a bigger and better Y!gallery 2.0 with all the features and improvements you've been asking for. Our techs have been working away to make that a reality, but we still need to pay for Y!gallery 1.0. We depend on the generosity of our faithful members to sustain and improve Y!gallery. Your contribution will help us to continue to give you a place to put all your yaoi artwork and literature, safe from the censure, harassment and restrictions that may be found on other sites.

We understand that we have limited ways to accept donations and we know it can be frustrating. We've looked into as many other options as we can, and so far we've found nothing that would fit with us or work, either because of the limitations on the other service site's terms of service, because of our content, or because we just don't qualify with them. However, if you do want to donate, and would like information on how to do that, please contact either lyiint or ??? via PM and they will be more than happy to help you.

Support the community you call home so that Y!gallery can continue to stay online. :heart:

(PLEASE NOTE: This has nothing to do with the recent outage, which was caused by a process not turning on when it should have.)

Posted on 2015-08-21 @ 9:49 PM
Hello everyone,

I know many of you probably haven't even heard of me, but I'm one of the techs who helps support the servers here at y!Gallery.

I wanted to reach out to all of you to publicly apologize for the outage of the site for the last half-day. The long recovery time was entirely my fault, and should not at all be placed on lyiint, SpiralSea, or SSugiyama's shoulders. I can't promise that it will never happen again, but I can at least promise you all that I will be more vigilant in the future.

If you are upset at all at this outage, please place your blame where it belongs: me.
Posted on 2015-08-04 @ 11:22 PM
Developments Regarding y!Gallery 2.0 & Upcoming Maintenance
Hello Everyone,

I know you haven't seen one of these in a while from the actual development team but I thought it should be brought up on what is planned and what we are currently working on.

So let me touch up on why were looking at finally hitting 2.0. At the current moment we've reached the peak of what the code can accomplish and actually progress in creating a well oiled machine, however this has declined due to version changes and various other reasons as coding standards and database handling has changed since the site was first started. Beyond this we are also looking at the fact that we are now in HTML5 / CSS3 standards while this site is currently in HTML and not currently not fully up to date with CSS3 standardization since it has changed.

I'll be working closely with Spiral and Lyiint to bring the site up to standards as this will mean and entire front and back-end over haul. Meaning y!Gallery will have a new face come 2.0 and you'll be able to experience and customize your profiles such as dA (deviantArt) and PIXIV.

However we will be deprecating quite a few things from the systems specifically certain formats that are now slowly being phased out and/or blocked by various browsers due to security vulnerabilities.

(o) Flash Video / Games shall be replaced by HTML5 Video tags

The change for flash comes after various browsers now blocking them in all such as Firefox, Chrome; however HTML5 Video is not altered by this. Don't worry there are still ways to start converting over to HTML5 Games with Flash already.

We will still support Flash SWF for older browsers that do not support the HTML5 Video.

There are also some instances where HTML5 won't be able to replace most Flash Games based on complexity but video
will be the first to be phased out for flash and will have to use a native movie format / swf that will be converted.

Things to look forward to:
(o) New Face lift for y!Gallery
(o) HTML5 / CSS3 Certified
(o) Multiple File Uploads
(o) Support for Video Formats (AVI,MPG,MP4,etc)
(o) Support for more Image Formats (SVG, APNG, MNG, etc)
(o) Customization to Layout for Profiles
(o) Ability to block users from profile
(o) Built in Chat System (User to User)
(o) Oekaki Board (Currently in Alpha)
(o) Slicker & Bootstrap UI
(o) Better UX (User Experience)

This is just touching what we have planned but if you have any questions or comments feel free to comment on this post or friend me and watch my Journal as I post updates of whats to come and the current progress.

Date: 8/10/2015
Time: 10 AM CST - 12 PM CST

This maintenance is basically here to just do our monthly backup and do some cleaning up and trying to speed up the site.
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