Site updates and news from Bulbagarden staff
Since we started the Conduct Review Board, we received two complaints. The outcomes can be reviewed here, posted in public so people can see we're being honest and truthful about our discipline throughout.
A major part of what we think makes Bulbagarden a good site is that we seek good governance--we want staffers that are polite, courteous, and who do their jobs well. And the CRB is a major step in this direction. When it was formed people had numerous criticisms, including:
We updated and streamlined the forum rules as of today to provide a more consistent and more fair application of the rules.
One of the big things that's changed is that we're taking repeat offenders seriously. Trolls and flamebaiters will be much less able to stick around for long periods of time.
We hope that the rules will allow for a more pleasant user experience overall--a cleaner, nicer forum that properly manages troublemakers. At the same time, we expect these
Since people don't seem to get the difference between their personal image albums and the Gallery, I'm closing the latter until the Speculation Contest ends/we get new Gallery mods who help me delete images that don't belong there.
My apologies for any inconveniences this might cause to our resident fanartists. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.
Updated 30th April 2010 at 12:55 PM by Kasumi
UPDATE: Tuesday, March 30th - 2348 Brisbane, Australia local time
Server 5 ... is alive!
Original Message Follows:
I have received confirmation that our 4th server has been delivered to our cluster, and is currently awaiting configuration by our server administrator. He did some fairly funky stuff following the setup of the 3rd server which means it'll actually be a lot quicker and easier to scale things up from now on, so the 4th server should be online relatively
Updated 30th March 2010 at 08:48 AM by Archaic
To skip the long complex explanations of exactly what we've done....
We now have a lot more control over which of our ad networks gets impressions, and in what ratios. While we can't ever 100% guarantee that a malware ad won't get in the network (though our ad providers are getting better at filtering those), we can now block entire ad networks out of our rotation while we identify what ad was bad, without totally killing all of our ads. That means a safer browsing experience for