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Is this thing broken? [17 Aug 2008|10:58pm]

jamessunderland
[ mood | busy ]

It sure has been an incredibly long time between updates and I sincerely apologize for that .... you can blame a forum installation that doesn't want to function properly and real life interruptions for that.

On the subject of forums, The Otherworld Forums has suffered a MAJOR glitch .... one, that no matter what I attempted to do, just wouldn't fix, leaving the place offline for months on end. Unfortunately posting new posts or even replying to current posts and threads is no longer possible and so I am currently working on setting up an all-new installation .... actually, the new forum is online but I have been a little slow opening it up for business due to real life. I am hoping to have the new Otherworld ready by this September when the next game is slated to be released and I will update again when the forums are ready to be opened.

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New registrations. [24 Jun 2007|04:19pm]

jamessunderland
[ mood | busy ]

Rather than taking the forums offline while I attempt a little maintenance again, this time I have decided to temporarily disable sign-ups for new registrations .... should people want to sign-up for an account at The Otherworld, they can always email me and I can set up an account for them .... please see the main page of the forums for the email address to use. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes but hopefully it will be just the measure needed to make the spammers and those who have no intentions of participating, think twice about trying to sign-up.

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Potential spammers. [11 Sep 2006|05:19pm]

jamessunderland
[ mood | busy ]

Over the past couple of days The Otherworld Forums has received several new registrations from what appear to be the spammers of cheap prescription drugs websites. Until we can determine whether or not their sole intention of joining The Otherworld is to flood the forums with their links, all new members to The Otherworld will be put on moderate temporarily. The staff of The Otherworld Forums apologises for this inconvenience but we think it is better to be safe than sorry were these type of people are concerned. Should anyone receive any unsolicited messages in their PM inboxes at The Otherworld, please notify me immediately. (either via email: otherworldforums@gmail.com or by forum PM: James or The Otherworld) Thanks!

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Pre-Movie Chat [17 Apr 2006|05:58pm]

jamessunderland
[ mood | busy ]

Come and join the staff and the members of The Otherworld Forums for a chat (strictly NO spoilers) about the Silent Hill movie.

Date: Thursday, April 20th 2006.

Time: 6:00 PM - 7.00 PM (US Pacific Time)

Check the following site for your corresponding time - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

Details of the chat room location can be found in The Confessional and Observation Deck.

This is a Spoiler Free chat session to talk about the Silent Hill movie and as such the chat room Moderators reserve the right to remove any users from the chat room who disregard our request for NO spoilers just as the chat room Moderators reserve the right to remove any users from the chat room who display the potential to cause problems or in fact do cause problems for the other chat room users.

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Password Retrieval [22 Mar 2006|11:17am]

jamessunderland
[ mood | awake ]

This bears repeating once again ....



It has just been brought to my attention that some people have been experiencing difficulties when trying to recover their account passwords for The Otherworld Forums. A reason for this happening could be because your account had been deactivated due to excessive inactivity and to be able to regain access to your account you will need to contact The Otherworld Forums Team.



Send an email containing the following details -

  • The username you registered at The Otherworld Forums.

  • The email address you used when registering at The Otherworld Forums. If you no longer have access to the email address you originally used when registering, please provide another valid email address to have your password sent to.


  • - to -

    OtherworldForums@gmail.com

    (please put "Password Retrieval" in the subject heading of your email. Thanks!)
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    New Addition .... [21 Feb 2006|01:30pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | awake ]

    The Otherworld Forums now has a chat room.

    For more information see the posts in ....

    The Confessional and Observation Deck.

    Confess

    SHM Poster Competition .... [21 Jan 2006|03:31pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | busy ]

    The final five posters announced ....

    http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/682/682380p1.html

    (Cross-posted to various SH communities)

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    Password Retrieval [16 Jan 2006|04:03pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | busy ]

    It has just been brought to my attention that some people have been experiencing difficulties when trying to recover their account passwords for The Otherworld Forums. A reason for this happening could be because your account had been deactivated due to excessive inactivity and to be able to regain access to your account you will need to contact The Otherworld Forums Team.



    Send an email containing the following details -

  • The username you registered at The Otherworld Forums.

  • The email address you used when registering at The Otherworld Forums. If you no longer have access to the email address you originally used when registering, please provide another valid email address to have your password sent to.


  • - to -

    OtherworldForums@gmail.com

    (please put "Password Retrieval" in the subject heading of your email. Thanks!)
    Confess

    SH Movie Poster Competition .... [06 Jan 2006|06:46pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | busy ]

    How many members of The Otherworld Forums entered the Silent Hill Movie competition? Let me know (send an email to: OtherworldForums@gmail.com) as the Moderators are interested in including your posters in an album at the Silent Hill Historical Society - Museum & Art Gallery.

    It would be really appreciated that you only request to have your poster included in the Gallery if you are an active member of the forums .... by active we mean you actually make an effort to post at the forums .... and only posting once from an idle account and then requesting to have your poster included in the Gallery wont work either .... :P

    *Cross-posted to: omgwtfshwhores, silenthillicons, artofsilenthill & silent_hill*


    Edit: While we can't guarantee that everyones movie posters will be added to the new album at the Gallery, please know that we will try to include as many of the posters as we possibly can .... thanks for your understanding about this.

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    The Otherworld Mailing List [13 Nov 2005|09:47pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | working ]


    Google Groups
    The Otherworld - News & Updates
    Browse Archives at groups.google.com


    In the off chance the forums aren't available for some reason (ie: server downtime, maintenance etc) you will now be able to find out why by joining the The Otherworld Mailing List at Google Groups where any important news and updates regarding the operation of the forums will be posted on a regular basis .... a Google email account (Gmail.com) is not required to join the group either.
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    Inactive Members List [11 Jun 2005|06:43am]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | tired ]

    It would be greatly appreciated if any members of LiveJournal with accounts at The Otherworld Forums would take the time to read the Inactive Members List which can be found here: http://savepoint.port5.com/forums/tof-members.txt

    If you have any questions regarding the list, please send an email to otherworldforums[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment. Many thanks for your cooperation. ^_^

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    Moderator Expectations .... [18 May 2005|03:19am]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | blah ]

    Moderators are expected to make themselves known at the forums at least once a week. We don't just mean by logging in and lurking the forums, we actually mean by making your presence known by participating in a current thread or by creating a new topic of discussion .... by mingling with the members and other staff of the forums and by seeing firsthand what is happening within the forums - ie: trolling, unnecessary flamewars, etc ....

    If a moderator is going to be absent from the forums for any length of time it would be greatly appreciated if you would say so by commenting in The Chapel. You don't have to give any reason as to why you'll be away but at least let us know how long you'll be gone and when we can expect to see you back.

    Should any moderators have any questions regarding this, please leave a comment in The Chapel.

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    Help Wanted ... [06 Mar 2005|09:07pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | busy ]

    The Otherworld Forums Co-Moderator Application.

    Name:

    Age (applicants must be 18yrs and over):

    How long have you been a member of The Otherworld Forums?

    How often do you post at or visit The Otherworld Forums?

    Why do you want to become a co-moderator of The Otherworld Forums?

    What can you contribute to The Otherworld Forums as a co-moderator?

    Do you have any previous moderating or co-moderating experience?

    Have you ever been banned from another forum for bad behaviour or trolling?

    Do you have the time and freedom to read over new posts on the forum at least every few days?

    If you have AIM or Yahoo Messenger, would you be willing to be a public contact for the forums?

    What would your reaction be if someone on the forums started needlessly harassing someone else over their opinion or about an artwork they posted?



    Completed applications can be emailed to: silenthillpostoffice@gmail.com
    Please put "Co-Mod Application" in the subject heading and allow at least a week for your application to be reviewed and for one of The Otherworld Team to get back to you.

    Thank you and good luck!

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    View Settings Modified [11 Feb 2005|12:20am]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | awake ]

    We've decided to modify the view settings for The Otherworld Forums.

    What this means is that you'll now need to be logged in to The Otherworld to be able to access and view all the contents of the forums.

    Guests will no longer be able to view the forums.
    You will need to become a registered user in order to do so.

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    R and NC-17 Fanfics [14 Jan 2005|11:47pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | blah ]

    Please note ...

    Any fanfics rated R and NC-17 are to be posted in The Reading Room.

    Fanfics rated G, PG or PG-13 can continue to be posted in My Bestsellers.

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    Forum Abuse [26 Dec 2004|05:01pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | blah ]

    The following items will NOT be tolerated at The Otherworld Forums ...

    Abuse of The Otherworld Forums' email account: This account was setup as a means for the residents to be able to contact the moderators should they have any questions or concerns regarding The Otherworld. We don't appreciate residents sending spam, forwards, or emails with viruses attached to this account ... such activity must cease immediately. If the abuse of our email account continues, we won't hesitate in reporting the offender(s) to their own email provider.

    Abuse of The Otherworld Forums' private messenging system: Under no circumstances should The Otherworld's PM system be used to harass other residents. Neither should it be used to send spam to other residents ... this also includes unsolicited and malicious links, advertising of other sites, forwards etc. If any resident is found to be using the PM system other than the purpose it is intended for they risk having their account at The Otherworld disabled or deleted.

    Abuse of The Otherworld moderators' instant messenger names: Like with the email address, the moderators' AIM and Yahoo! names have been provided should the residents need to contact a moderator directly with a query that requires an immediate response regarding The Otherworld. IMing the moderators just to annoy them via AIM or Yahoo! is not appreciated at all, so don't do it. Anyone who persists in doing this risks losing their forum privledges.

    Abuse of The Otherworld avatar creators: The saga continues and it's really beyond a joke now. As mentioned numerous times before the avatars that you'll find at The Otherworld were either created for The Otherworld (by kryceksfox), given to us to use (from katedevereux) or taken (and credited to the creators) from silenthillicons. Don't take and use any of The Otherworld avatars elsewhere. If you find an avatar there that you really must have, ask permission before you take it. Taking an avatar without prior permission is stealing so don't do it.

    Bandwidth abuse: If any resident is discovered to be leeching bandwidth from the domain (jamessunderland.com) they will be removed and banned from The Otherworld Forums. Leeching bandwidth that you don't pay for is stealing ... so don't do it!



    If you have any questions or comments, please post those in The Confessional. There's a thread that has been started in that forum (Forum Abuse Q & A) especially for questions and comments about this topic ... forum abuse is a pretty big deal and I think everyone needs to be aware of it and to feel free to discuss it too.

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    [10 Dec 2004|11:24pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | accomplished ]

    Since the working title for SH5 is Shadows Of The Past I've been and christened the SH5 subforum at The Otherworld Shadows.

    If you are a member of DeviantArt as well as The Otherworld there is now a club on DA especially for you. The url is: http://theotherworld.deviantart.com

    This will also serve as a source for news regarding the forums and the website.

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    Well ... Maybe ... [27 Nov 2004|04:12am]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | amused ]

          
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    New SH5 Forum ... [19 Nov 2004|01:29am]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | awake ]

    There's a new subforum at The Otherworld for the discussion and posting of any gossip, rumors and spoilers to do with SH5. Until a better name can be thought of the subforum will be originally referred to as Silent Hill 5.

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    Save Point [29 Sep 2004|04:46pm]

    jamessunderland
    [ mood | blah ]

    There's a new forum at The Otherworld called Save Point and this will be where all the important news and announcements regarding The Otherworld Forums and JamesSunderland.com will be posted. It would be appreciated if all residents of The Otherworld would check Save Point on a regular basis. Only the administrator and moderators may post in Save Point. If any residents need to address anything that has been posted in Save Point they may do so by posting questions and comments in The Confessional.

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