Welcome to the new & improved AGNPH!
AGNPH is back up and running, smoother than ever! Apologies for the site downtime the past couple of days. We encountered some unexpected roadbumps and had to move the site to a new server immediately.
But now that the site is up again, we've added some new features that some folks have asked for recently: Site Notifications. Now, when you post on the Fics or the Oekaki sections, you'll get a notification when people comment on your work. Additionally, if you favorite a story, you'll get notified when new chapters are posted. You can see all your notifications in your account profile page. If anyone has more suggestions or feedback for how to make the site better, feel free to drop me or another admin a note.
The IRC at irc.agn.ph has been restored.
There was very little lost data and it was mostly a matter of setting up the new server, copying the data back, recompiling and starting it back up.
We apologize for the amount of time it took to bring it back. Thank you for your patience with the matter, and see you back on IRC.
Hey All! Just a quick update on our real-time chat servers.
As some of you may have noticed, the AGNPH irc server has been offline the past few days. Unfortunately, our server provider experienced a catastrophic event in their datacenter which took out the server that the IRC was running on. We don't know when it will be back online, but thankfully there's no data loss for any part of the site (Gallery/Fics/Forums/Oekaki). Until then, you can still connect to our IRC network via the other UCSN affiliated servers (these alternatives are listed on the IRC about page). The full list of servers is also available here.
In other news, we've also launched a new Discord server, for those of you that want a more modern chat space. You can sign up for an account at https://discordapp.com/, and then can join our server by clicking here. Both the Discord Server and the IRC Channel are linked together via a bot that can relay all your messages, so don't worry about missing out on the activity!
It's been a while since our last news post, so I thought I'd let everyone know what's new with the site.
First of all, we've finally updated the site's visual theme to something more... "retro". At least, for those of you who may remember the coppermine version of the site. This has been enabled by default for all visitors. If you liked the old appearance, don't worry! You can always change your theme at the bottom of every page, or in your account settings. Additionally, there's also a "dark" theme for those with light-aversion. We launched this a while ago but didn't really announce it, so feel free to try all the themes out.
Secondly, those of you using Firefox may have noticed some warnings on our login page about having insecure connections. But no longer! We've updated AGNPH to use secure https connections for all pages, so that pesky warning should no longer appear (and your connections can't be intercepted and read/modified, which is good too I guess).
Lastly, we've been working behind the scenes fixing minor bugs with the site here and there. If you see anything strange with the site or the new theme, let an admin know so we can fix it!
Hi all! With halloween now past us, it's time to showcase the stories written for the last Fics theme.
After some judging by the admins, I'm glad to announce Under Strange Skies as our theme's best submission. While we didn't have 5 different authors write in for the theme, we still decided that Dark Type will be awarded a smaller prize, just like the last time we had multiple authors write in. Their story along with the rest of the other submissions will be featured for the rest of the month, so be sure to read them all as well!
As for the upcoming few months, we have a new Fics theme for you all: Turning over a New Leaf. With new year's coming up it's that time of year to reflect on the current state of things, and perhaps seek out new opportunities or make big changes. And with Sun and Moon right around the corner, it seems everyone's not afraid to be bold (I'm looking at you, Exeggutor).
Write a story about choosing change over the status quo, taking new paths and bettering onself. We'll be using the same terms as last theme, with a minimum of 5 different authors needed to unlock the $50 USD prize (in eShop credit).
Due to the holidays, we'll allow submissions until January 7th, but don't slack off until right before the deadline! Remember to tag your story with the tag New Leaf.