1000 free Yang
Part of my commitment as the CEO of LoveyCube is that I want to establish fairness. A lot of communities are iffy when it comes to server rules because of the question "What happens when the administrator breaks their own rules?" In LoveyCube, whenever I violate my own rules, I offer a public apology and a huge no strings attached Yang reward to anyone who wishes to claim…
The Lovinity Community+ is now LoveyCube
Important changes have been made, including to our rules and Terms of Service. We will be outlining these changes…
[urgent] Immediate account action required for some users
As part of our transition from generation 2 (The Lovinity Community+) to generation 3 (LoveyCube), we are utilising discordapp.com for account logins and registration. This means if you are not a part of our Discord server, account action may be required for your account to remain on lovinity.org.
If you have an account with us but you are not a part of our discord…
SOLIDARITY MODE declared for the Manchester concert bombings
I am officially declaring Solidarity Mode for The Lovinity Community+ in lure of the Manchester bombing at the Ariana Grande concert. Many young people were injured with several also being killed from the attacks. We are deeply disheartened by the events that took place in Manchester and give our solidarity, prayers, and respects to all those affected by the attacks. During solidarity mode,…
TLC+ phase plan for focus change
The following is our current plan of how we're going to phase in the new focus for The Lovinity Community+. The plan is subject to change at any time without notice. Dates of each phase are not guaranteed.
- Phase 1 (Beginning of June): We will add the ability of users to log in and create an account on our website using their discordapp.com account. Current users who have had their Discord ID put in their profile will get their accounts linked to discordapp.com (so they will use discordapp.com to log in from then on). Me
Website upgrade report
The most recent website upgrade was not 100% successful. The upgrade broke our async code that allowed certain resources to load in parallel to the webpage to speed up response time. As a result, we had to remove the async code. The two unfortunate consequences are the following:
- It will take longer for our website pages to start rendering
- A few minor things may be broken throughout the website (please report them to [email protected]).
Weekly Newsletter May 20, 2017
Weekly Newsletter May 20, 2017After a long period of me being so busy I could not keep up with TLC+, I'm finally starting to bring back a bit more activity here. I have a couple important updates for you in this newsletter.
Radio system offline until further noticeThe home where the radio system computer is located is experiencing higher-than-tolerable sensitivity to lightning, causing frequent power surges which make the computer shut off.
Solidarity Mode Declared: Syrian Tragedy
Staff will be on stand by as much as possible for those who need someone to talk to, especially if you are grieving this tragedy. We are here for you and will provide you support.
To learn about ways you can help Syria, go to this…
Weekly Newsletter - April 1, 2017
Web Maintenance on Page Speeds / Asset Loading - Expect BugsI am currently working on how the website loads resources in an attempt to speed up how long it takes for the website to begin rendering content. Previously, the website would load all resources before rendering stuff to you in your web browser.
Ten reasons to never make nor accept another promise again
Mid-week Update - March 28, 2017
This is a quick mid-week update on the happenings on lovinity.org . Because of a brute force login attack, I was not able to send a formal weekly newsletter last week.
In terms of the brute force attack, the addition of a website passphrase has seemingly stopped the brute force login attack. Therefore as long as attacks stay clear, the website should stop going down so frequently for security checkpoints.
[urgent] Security bulletin - Downtime expected
For the past day, The Lovinity Community+ has been under an active hack attack. Someone has been diligently trying to brute force their way into an administrator account on our website and using other methods to try and compromise this website. Please do not worry, staff are working around the clock to try and ensure the attack is not successful. However, this comes at the cost of frequent service outages.
Solidarity Mode - London
I, @Lovinity , am declaring solidarity mode on The Lovinity Community+ for March 23, 2017 in lure of the London terror attacks. One confirmed death was announced as well as dozens of injuries. We at the Lovinity Community+ are saddened to hear of the attacks and pay our respects to London and the victims. For more information about the attacks, please see this page:
Donation to Planned Parenthood
A few weeks ago, I had a double goal of the week where 80% of all TLC+ donations would go towards women's causes, and in addition, $1 would be donated for every point on the activity index at the end of that week. Unfortunately, no donations were received, but we ended that week with 6.01 on the activity index. Therefore, a donation of $6.01 was made to Planned Parenthood. Thank you everyone for your support. Here is a screenshot proof of the…
Weekly Newsletter - March 18, 2017
Radio - New MeditationsWe have a new line-up of radio programming on https://www.lovinity.org/radio . Please be sure to check it out, especially if you enjoy meditating and…
Terms of Service addition - Flirting / PDA
Due to increased discomfort among members with regards to romantic public displays of affection (PDA) and public flirting, The Lovinity Community+ is adding the following item to the rules / Terms of Service, effective immediately:
Terms of Service said8.29 You may not engage in romantically-inclined Public Displays of Affection (PDA) nor public flirting on The Lovinity Community+.
Weekly Newsletter - March 4, 2017
New rule on SpoilersA new rule has been added regarding the posting of spoilers on our website and Discord server, effective immediately:
Terms of Service said
Mt. Vernon Christian School and my experience with it
I'm finally going to go in-depth about my experiences with my old school, the one I constantly talk about and how it was a miserable, annoying, and frustrating experience. The name of the place is in the title of the blog, so if you wanna see it yourself, just look it up. I went to that place for over a decade, from first grade to sophomore year is how long I've been there. This is all from my personal experiences, so some of the things I bring up may not apply to…
Weekly Newsletter February 25, 2017
Apologies for the delay in a weekly newsletter. It has been pretty crazy week for me. But nonetheless, here is the latest.
Last chance to donate to keep TLC+ aliveOur February fundraiser has only $10 of its $70 goal. We need to reach $70 in donations or advertising purchases (via USD) by the end of the day February 28 in order to guarantee TLC+ will remain open for another 3 months.
[urgent] Change your lovinity.org password immediately!
All passwords must be changed on lovinity.org the next time you log in; the website will not let you continue after you log in until it is changed. This is because we were recently informed of a severe memory leak in Cloudflare that caused 5m+ passwords to be leaked. Do not worry, all our passwords are encrypted using Blowfish technology. It would be extremely hard for any hackers to get your password. But, for your security, we are forcing all members to change their password…
Preferred pronouns field renamed to pronouns
Greetings! This is a quick update to let you know that we have decided to rename our profile field "Preferred pronouns" to "pronouns". Upon further research, we have concluded that the term "preferred pronouns" is transphobic because it implies that the pronouns are not claimed, but preferred. We wish to emphasise that we expect others to refer to each other by their pronouns... that it is not…
Clear your cookies for lovinity.org!
This is a quick message to ask that all of you please clear all cookies for lovinity.org from your web browser. We're changing a few things in an attempt to improve page speed (but we have not gotten there yet). If you do not clear your cookies, you might not be able to log in.
The following changes have been made so far:
- Our main website is no longer lovinity.org but is now www.lovinity.org
Weekly Newsletter - February 18, 2017
Small change / clarification in our proxy rule
I have made a small clarification to our rules. Normally I don't push an immediate email out for small changes and instead include them with the weekly newsletters. However this clarification is an important one in light of the recent DDOS attack against the website.
The change deals with our rule against the use of proxies. There are two main reasons why we do not allow the use of proxies (devices or services that mask your real IP address) on our website.
Weekly Newsletter - February 11, 2017
New securityAs a result of the DDOS attack and the attempted brute force login attack, as well as the threat for a mass registration attack, we have added new security features to the website.
Valentine's Day "give & receive" Fundraiser
Greetings members. Is there someone in the community that you really admire (it doesn't have to be romantically)? Would you like to give them a special gift for Valentine's Day while at the same time helping to financially support The Lovinity Community+? We have an offer for you.
Now through February 28, 2017, you can purchase a "Give & Receive" package for someone. Here's what the package…
Video Game Addiction
Today I'm going to throw a hypothesis out there as to why and how video games might be addicting. This hypothesis is in no way backed by scientifical evidence to my knowledge; this blog is mainly opinionated. I would like your thoughts to this in a comment below.
There are a lot of videos on Youtube of parents destroying the gaming consoles and electronics of kids. It is also a common form of punishment used by some parents... maybe not so much destroying electronics, but forbidding their use.
Weekly Newsletter February 4, 2017
"I Have a Dream" - Black History Month"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King…
Why candlepin bowling is superior to tenpin bowling
Let's talk about something unusual. Today I'm going to give my arguments as to why candlepin bowling is superior to tenpin bowling, and why candlepin bowling should be more popular than it really is.
Before I begin, I quickly want to make note of the differences. Tenpin bowling involves 10 pins that are fatter in the middle and the bottom than on top. You use big balls, two per frame... and each frame involves the machine clearing the lane of any deadwood.
Solidarity mode extended; Tragedy in Quebec
I am declaring an extension on our solidarity mode on The Lovinity Community+ to include January 31, 2017, in addition to today. A shooting was reported in Quebec, Canada inside a Mosque. Several sources believe this was a terrorist attack against the Muslim community.
You can read more about this attack here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/29/512373761/two-people-arrested-following-multiple-shooting-deaths-at-quebec-city-mosque…