26 No titleEdit

  • Topic No title - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:07 pm

As an experiment in improving communication with the users, we'll be experimenting with using this thread as an ongoing log of the changes done to the site. We push out many changes throughout the day, and we'll announcing many of them here.

29 Bug Fixes Since 7/26Edit

  • Topic Bug Fixes Since 7/26 - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:27 am

Bug Fixes Since 7/26

  • - performance improvements that should speed up day-to-day use of the site
  • - cleaned up some JavaScript libraries and fixed a bunch of minor issues resulting (especially with the floating footer and other JavaScript functions)
  • - fixed color picker in Journals
  • - cleanup of Rina's shop
  • - bug fixes for trashing of aquarium items
  • - removed [] from arena ratings
  • - fixes for daily chance (a JS error was causing DC to blow up for some IE users)
  • - fixed achievement modal
  • - fix for game tab displaying too many inventory items
  • - fixed sparkle locations
  • - free gender bender potions in account settings -- you can get up to two free potions, if you haven't used your gender changes

29 JavaScript error in Account Settings FixedEdit

  • Topic JavaScript error in Account Settings Fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:19 pm

JavaScript error in Account Settings Fixed

Pushed out a fix today that was breaking account settings for some people.

30 New Marketplace/Stores WidgetEdit

  • Topic New Marketplace/Stores Widget - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:46 pm

New Marketplace/Stores Widget

The new preview widget started during Spring Cleaning is now live!


02 New Forum Feature: TippingEdit

  • Topic New Forum Feature: Tipping - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:34 pm

New Forum Feature: Tipping

Tipping is now live on the site -- please give your thanks to wondersloth for this feature, which he completed on his own time. This feature originally started as one of our one-day-hackathon projects a couple of months ago. It's meant to be a lightweight and easy way to give someone some props for a good response, and will hopefully encourage more variety in the forums.

02 Preview Widget UpdatedEdit

  • Topic Preview Widget Updated - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:12 pm

Preview Widget Updated

Hey! ania1899 has improved the preview widget so that handheld items now preview in shops properly -- which was actually a feature, not a bug, since it never worked properly before. You can now preview in the Buttercup to your heart's content.

(Also, quick tip for those that don't know: did you know you don't need to close the modal when shopping? After previewing an item you can just click on another store item and the preview will be updated).

04 New Guilds Home Page + Exploit FixedEdit

  • Topic New Guilds Home Page + Exploit Fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:12 am

New Guilds Home Page + Exploit Fixed

  • - new guild homepage is out!
  • - Fixed the exploit whereby people could "trick" people into tipping them

04 GamestopEdit

  • Topic Gamestop - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:56 pm

Gamestop - Gamestop now in the list of stores that carry Gaia cash cards

05 Forum TweaksEdit

  • Topic Forum Tweaks - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:10 pm

Forum Tweaks

Shadow_Dragonz has labored over the forum markup code; it is much cleaner now, which means a) that pages should render faster, and b) it will be easier for us to do forum improvements in the future.

Also fixed: the featured avatar on the home page vanishing when you hover over the menus.

05 More Forum Tweaks TodayEdit

  • Topic More Forum Tweaks Today - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:06 pm

More Forum Tweaks Today

  • - fixed IE and Chrome issues
  • - fixed problem with the tip jar being obscured
  • - fixed forum previewing
  • - if you run into any problems with the new forum markup, please go to this thread and let us know

06 Site Search for VisitorsEdit

  • Topic Site Search for Visitors - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Site Search for Visitors

Searching on the site is now (re)enabled for visitors.

10 Bug FixesEdit

  • Topic Bug Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:24 am

Bug Fixes

  • - Fixed problem with gifting from a stack of items when one was in storage
  • - Stylistic tweaks for MyGaia
  • - new sprite for Ornate post type that works to 3200-wide screens
  • - fixed minimum height of post bubbles
  • - fixed problems with inventory / friends overlapping the bubble
  • - fixed problems with vertical scrollbar appearing

11 Minor ChangesEdit

  • Topic Minor Changes - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:29 pm

Minor Changes

  • - Yesterday and today: some bug fixes and tweaks for our amazing moderator team
  • - Today: fixed a registration bug

12 Summer BuildupEdit

  • Topic Summer Buildup - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:38 pm

Summer Buildup

  • - Manga released (and a problem with the sizing of some of the pages fixed)
  • - Mysterious sticker in the header -- collect and keep!
  • - Bunches of preparatory code for the summer event

13 More Summer BuildupEdit

  • Topic More Summer Buildup - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:44 pm

More Summer Buildup

  • - mini-comic
  • - Scott Pilgrim sponsorship
  • - changed behavior of wing icon in the header if you've already redeemed the item
  • - fixed bug with header width
  • - more preparatory pushes for event

16 New Achievements Being ReleasedEdit

  • Topic New Achievements Being Released - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:26 pm

New Achievements Being Released

Rolling them out now. Some interesting and incredibly obscure ones!

17 OutageEdit

  • Topic Outage - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:05 pm


We had a ten-minute outage caused by a database server going down, causing some of the user data to be unavailable. The site should be back up and restored to 100% functionality at this point.

17 Pre-eventEdit

  • Topic Pre-event - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:06 pm


New mini-comic is up.

19 Event rolloutEdit

  • Topic Event rollout - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:11 pm

Event rollout

We'll be pushing out code for the event -- please excuse any minor glitches for the next few hours. We'll announce when the event is ready for you!

20 Once more, with feelingEdit

  • Topic Once more, with feeling - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:32 pm

Once more, with feeling

Fixed a bunch of bugs that showed up only on production yesterday. Final version of code is out and everything is looking good for launch really soon. We'll be metering people in, so you may have to be a little patient.

Please understand that per our announcement last week, you'll need to construct your Navigation Rudder before embarking on your journey: this requires 10 wooden surfboards, 5 red and blue (each) tribal surfboard fish, 100 insects, and a "Helmsman's Domain" item.

(Hah! Just kidding about the Navigation Rudder -- event will be open to all as we meter people in).

26 WednesdayEdit

  • Topic Wednesday - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:21 am

Changes Monday - Wednesday

  • - Fixed bug in Treasure Chest AJAX response handler
  • - Fixed problem with stats display in the event
  • - changes to Coke page
  • - tweaked JS packages for better site performance + other backend improvements
  • - new build of zOMG out
  • - fixed a Daily Chance exploit
  • - added URL for magazine ad that is out soon
  • - Five new jigsaw puzzles released (may need to reset your cache to see them)

31 Rally and Town ChangesEdit

  • Topic Rally and Town Changes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:18 pm

Rally and Town Changes

A bunch of scripting exploits have been fixed in Rallies and are currently being fixed in Towns. We're hoping that this stops most of the name forgery / vortexes / statue exploits.

31 New AchievementsEdit

  • Topic New Achievements - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:19 pm

New Achievements

New achievements are released. Note that you'll only see two of them unless you've unlocked the higher level achievements.


02 Photobucket fixedEdit

  • Topic Photobucket fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:47 pm

Photobucket fixed

A change on the Photobucket side resulted in people being unable to post in guilds -- we've put a temporary fix in place.

03 Arrows in TownsEdit

  • Topic Arrows in Towns - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:46 pm

Arrows in Towns

The < and > are back in towns / rallies.

To be honest, we were astonished at the outcry that arose from this bug -- apparently, the symbols are critical to discourse in Towns and Rallies.

People are exchanging code snippets? Playing cowboys and indians? Trying to make ASCII Christmas trees? Who knows!

08 Miscellaneous Bug Fixes Past Two DaysEdit

  • Topic Miscellaneous Bug Fixes Past Two Days - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:01 pm

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes Past Two Days

  • - tweaked spotlight on main page
  • - achievements UI improvements
  • - added input validation to wishlist
  • - restored post styles and actions to guilds
  • - new animated items released
  • - fixed animated preview in cash shop
  • - fixed glitch that prevented number of announcements from showing (will be live tomorrow)

10 Bug Fixes ThursdayEdit

  • Topic Bug Fixes Thursday - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:36 pm

Bug Fixes Thursday

  • - Fixed session error when a user goes to shops without logging into an account.
  • - fixed {quotereport} in moderator autoreplies
  • - fix JS error on Treasure Key use

10 Autocash LiveEdit

  • Topic Autocash Live - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:37 pm

Autocash Live

Soft launched and available to users on the cash page; we'll announce after we've watched the traffic levels for a bit.

14 Announcements FixedEdit

  • Topic Announcements Fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:36 pm

Announcements Fixed

We had a bug wherein announcements weren't showing up in the bubble if you didn't have anything else in the bubble. This has been fixed.

14 Wing Store LiveEdit

  • Topic Wing Store Live - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:24 pm

Wing Store Live

It's live! Please go to the Treehouse and redeem your wing stickers. Selection is limited right now, but this is something that we will be adding to on an upgoing basis -- if you don't see anything you like, be sure to hang onto your wing stickers for the future!

15 Cash Shop / SubscriptionsEdit

  • Topic Cash Shop / Subscriptions - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Cash Shop / Subscriptions

Per user feedback, we now show the discount BEFORE you purchase the item, as well as after.

15 Free Keyboard Cat!Edit

  • Topic Free Keyboard Cat! - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:22 pm

Free Keyboard Cat!

  • - Fixed "Account" and "Help" links for Webkit Browsers.
  • - Fixed youtube tag to work with Youtube links with hyphens in them. The primacy of Keyboard Cat is now assured.

User YouTube video. Click to show.

16 New Offer Provider A/BEdit

  • Topic New Offer Provider A/B - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:37 pm

New Offer Provider A/B

Based on user feedback, we're currently testing a new offer provider (Super Rewards) to some of our users. We're hoping that this offer provider will provide more timely updates of offers and pay out faster. If the test goes well we'll roll this out to everyone.

18 SuperRewards DelayEdit

  • Topic SuperRewards Delay - Posted: Panagrammic Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:09 pm

SuperRewards Delay

From about 1AM PST this morning, a server problem prevents SuperRewards offers from funding, even though the offer was completed. The problem has been cleared up and you should be receiving any delayed payments shortly.

21 Site OutageEdit

  • Topic Site Outage - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:51 pm

Site Outage Site was down for about 5 minutes today due to one of our database servers failing. We hot-swapped to a spare, and everything should be fine -- no data was lost.

22 Forum Tweaks and Menu ChangesEdit

  • Topic Forum Tweaks and Menu Changes - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:15 pm

Forum Tweaks and Menu Changes

  • - Hotfix for forum posts for FF users where they would have a 1px-3px horizontal scroll bar
  • - Tweaked the menu -- promoted conventions up and, per user suggestion, added a link to our blog.

24 Homepage, tabula rasaEdit

  • Topic Homepage, tabula rasa - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:00 pm

Homepage, tabula rasa

We have a brief problem with the home page today, which is why it is white paging. Is fixed now.

24 This Notice is MetaEdit

  • Topic This Notice is Meta - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:23 pm

This Notice is Meta

We have swapped in "Dev Notices" to the main home page to replace "Popular items" -- both of you who look below the fold will be sure to notice.

Also, there is now a new accompanying lab feature that will automatically notify you in your bubble if there's a new dev notice for you to read.

24 Yahoo deliverability problemsEdit

  • Topic Yahoo deliverability problems - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:47 pm

Yahoo deliverability problems

We are still working with Yahoo to resolve their e-mail deliverability problems. We hope to get this resolved shortly.(*)

(*) This is made amazingly difficult by the fact that it is impossible to talk to a single person at Yahoo that has responsibility for this -- at this point we are trying direct contact, using our third party vendors, and searching for the name of the girl who dated someone who knew someone in Yahoo Mail Operations.(**)

(**) It's horrible to use Dev Notices for editorial digressions such as the previous footnote. We will now return you to our usual fact-dense terse one-liners.

24 WhoopsEdit

  • Topic Whoops - Posted: Sir Shay Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:35 pm


Please ignore this notice -- we're still ironing this feature out.

24 Yahoo deliverability should be fixedEdit

  • Topic Yahoo deliverability should be fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:43 pm

Yahoo deliverability should be fixed

Yahoo is saying that they've fixed the problem and you should start receiving e-mail in the next hour or so. Please let us know in Site Feedback if it's still a problem after an hour. Thanks for your patience!

27 Meta is Meta ReduxEdit

  • Topic Meta is Meta Redux - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:28 pm

Meta is Meta Redux

Two fixes to dev notices:

  • - should have fixed the spurious "dev alerts" coming up. You'll need to clear the current one (if any) but hopefully it should not be popping up too frequently.
  • - fixed ordering of messages in dev alerts

27 Mechanical TurkEdit

  • Topic Mechanical Turk - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:47 pm

Mechanical Turk

We've enabled the Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Super Rewards. Basically, you can do simple tasks that humans are good at (but computers aren't) and get paid for it.

Also: dev notice fixes tomorrow morning, hopefully fixing the bubble situation. I'm sure you will appreciate this message the 18 times that you read it.

28 Frontier SkiesEdit

  • Topic Frontier Skies - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:18 pm

Frontier Skies

Frontier Skies leaderboard is out!

28 Dev Notices Fixed (Honestly!)Edit

  • Topic Dev Notices Fixed (Honestly!) - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Dev Notices Fixed (Honestly!)

Pushed out a fix this morning, and haven't seen the bubble spontaneously pop up, so we think it's really fixed this time.

29 Miniwing CountsEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Counts - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:41 pm

Miniwing Counts

The Miniwing Counts aren't being displayed correctly; we'll have that fixed by the end of today. Rest assured that when we do the drawing at the end of the month, we'll have the correct counts for everyone.

29 Miniwing Count UpdateEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Count Update - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:33 pm

Miniwing Count Update

Okay, at this point it looks like the counts will be updated in our nightly cron -- so please check back tomorrow for the real counts.

Whether or not you check it, we will definitely triple check and make sure we have the correct counts before doing the drawing.

30 Like/Dislike Going Live SoonEdit

  • Topic Like/Dislike Going Live Soon - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:23 pm

Like/Dislike Going Live Soon

The new Like/Dislike system that has been discussed previously is going live in the next hour or two.

We're hoping to make this feature visible enough so that people use it, and then we can use like/dislike and tipping to show users content that is highly relevant to them.

Some notes:

  • - there may be some minor glitches in forums as we push out, but it shouldn't be for more than 5 or 10 minutes.
  • - the formulas for highlighting hot / controversial topics will need to be tweaked as we go
  • - there will be a new ad placement, and being an ad placement, will be universally hated, but hey, we have to pay the electrical bills somehow. Go ahead and complain in SF, but please try to keep it reasonably civil.

30 Bay Area Testers WantedEdit

  • Topic Bay Area Testers Wanted - Posted: Naxash Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:44 pm

Bay Area Testers Wanted

Hey, guys, Naxash here. Do you live in California? Can you come to Gaia HQ in San Jose? Are you interested in being one of the first people to see an exciting new flash game? If so, please send me a PM! We are looking for beta testers to come onsite so that they can play our new game and give our developers feedback about it.

30 Like / Share UpdateEdit

  • Topic Like / Share Update - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:12 pm

Like / Share Update

Placed a sticky with a long description of the current status of the new Like / Share feature, including a poll. Quite a bit of feedback in SF today, and I tried to cover some of the main points in that sticky. As always, SF had some really reasoned and informative responses, and we appreciate the feedback.


01 Need Some Auto Glitch Test CasesEdit

  • Topic Need Some Auto Glitch Test Cases - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:35 am

Need Some Auto Glitch Test Cases

We'd like to test a potential temporary fix for auto glitches; please post in this thread if you're interested in being a test sample.

01 Forum UI TweaksEdit

  • Topic Forum UI Tweaks - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:01 pm

Forum UI Tweaks

Ongoing UI tweaks throughout the day.

  • - Forums are moving back to variable width for existing users
  • - Changing topic title to a link
  • - Other miscellaneous changes

As always, we appreciate any feedback or complaints in the Site Feedback forum.

01 Miniwing Count UpdateEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Count Update - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:41 pm

Miniwing Count Update

Everyone's counts reset to 0, since it's a new month. We'll be pushing out a change to the page that allows you to see the counts for the previous month, so you can be comfortable that they are correct.

We will verify that counts are correct before we do the drawing.

If, after the change goes out, the count for the previous month looks incorrect, please let us know in the Bug Reports and Technical Support forum.

01 AtD Thread + Like / Share UpdateEdit

  • Topic AtD Thread + Like / Share Update - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:20 pm

AtD Thread + Like / Share Update

- As we mentioned earlier, one of our designers has posted her explanation of some of the design choices in the recent forum layout changes in a Site Feedback AtD. That would be a great place to ask questions or bring up concerns.

Please be nice; this is her first time doing this and she's a little nervous.

- An update on the status of Like / Share is in this thread.

01 Miniwing CountsEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Counts - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:25 pm

Miniwing Counts

We've noticed a small number of users (< 20) that are not properly counted for their logins in the previous month. We'll be tracking down the problem so we can fix it before doing the drawing.

04 Miniwing DrawingEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Drawing - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:56 pm

Miniwing Drawing

The first Miniwing drawing was just done, for the month of September. We'll be contacting users by PM in the next few hours, and then doing a full announcement tomorrow.

Details: we had two pools of participants; one pool contained everyone that had logged in (one ticket per day), and the other pool contained everyone that purchased something (one ticket for every 99 cents spent). From each pool we drew one miniwing winner and five consolation prize winners.

More details in the announcement.

04 Garage Glitch UpdateEdit

  • Topic Garage Glitch Update - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:02 pm

Garage Glitch Update

Good news -- we have fixes for two garage glitches! Please go to this thread in BR&TS for more details.

05 Minwing Counts and UpdateEdit

  • Topic Minwing Counts and Update - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:49 pm

Minwing Counts and Update

We're in the process of doing maintenance on one of our secondary database servers; as a result, there may be some glitches in the counts for October until we get it squared away. Nonetheless, all the data is secure, and you will get credit for any logins / GC purchases for the month of October.

The announcement looks like it'll go out tomorrow, instead -- we're still contacting some of the winners.

05 Bug FixesEdit

  • Topic Bug Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:51 pm

Bug Fixes

  • - Fixed glitch in inventory encountered by some users
  • - Autos auto-cleanup improved; see the working thread in BR&TS for details.

07 Secret YearbookEdit

  • Topic Secret Yearbook - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:02 pm

Secret Yearbook

Sorry guys looks like the granting for the item when you send a pm in the Secret Yearbook is broken. I'm pushing a fix now.

This has now been fixed, for those of you who sent a pm when it was broken, you'll have to do so again to get the item.

07 Special Miniwing DrawingEdit

  • Topic Special Miniwing Drawing - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:10 pm

Special Miniwing Drawing

There will be an announcement later today, but both of you that are subscribed to the dev notices will get special advance notice:

Based on user suggestion, we're doing a special third Miniwing drawing this month. We'll be putting 1000 tickets on the marketplace in the next couple weeks at random times. Each one gives you an equal chance in the third drawing.

(We thought this would be a fun event to try for October; as always, we appreciate your feedback, questions, and complaints in Site Feedback.)

09 Miniwing Counts Still GlitchedEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Counts Still Glitched - Posted: Panagrammic Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:57 pm

Miniwing Counts Still Glitched

We're still (re)building the backup server that we'll need to bring the counts back online. The counts should be up-to-date and correct by Tuesday if all goes well knock on wood.

10 Slow Page LoadsEdit

  • Topic Slow Page Loads - Posted: Panagrammic Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:12 pm

Slow Page Loads

We are tracking down a problem with the CDN that is causing pages to load extremely slowly.

UPDATE: Looked like a problem with a new firewall -- Ops has turned it off and site traffic looks to be returning to normal.

11 Code LiveEdit

  • Topic Code Live - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:45 pm

Code Live

  • - CarbonPhyber has done a wide variety of HTML cleanup; it shouldn't have caused any problems, but if you notice something acting differently today please let us know in BR&TS, and be sure to mention the browser you're using.
  • - Cleaning and tweaking some notifications in MyGaia

11 Advertising ChangesEdit

  • Topic Advertising Changes - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:52 pm

Advertising Changes

You'll notice the black bar that says "Advertisement" above all the ads is going to change in the next few hours.

We'll explain it in detail in the announcement, but the TL;DR:

Buying an MC has historically turned off ads. We've expanded this to AutoCash subscribers and anyone that purchases anything for 249 GC or above, and you'll have control over whether your advertisements are turned off or not.

If, after we roll out the changes, you run into any problems with ads showing when you think they shouldn't be, please let us know in BR&TS. If you have comments or feedback about the idea of extending ad-free browsing to more users, please let us know in Site Feedback.

12 Bug FixesEdit

  • Topic Bug Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:16 pm

Bug Fixes

  • - Ad opt out not working for some people should be fixed -- log out and log back in and it should work correctly. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • - CarbonPhyber pushed out a fix for the dropdown arrows in MyGaia.

12 Site OutageEdit

  • Topic Site Outage - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:44 pm

Site Outage

We've fixed the cause of the temporary site outage. Sorry for the scare. No data was lost.

12 Inventory ChangeEdit

  • Topic Inventory Change - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:54 pm

Inventory Change

Store item preview in inventory is going live pretty soon; it'll be at the bottom, way below the fold. You may see some temporary visual glitches for a few minutes.

13 Invisible Car GlitchEdit

  • Topic Invisible Car Glitch - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:26 pm

Invisible Car Glitch

As part of our modern-day emulation of Sisyphus, we've released changes that should fix the autos glitch that causes cars to vanish. Please see this thread for details.

13 Miniwing Counts FixedEdit

  • Topic Miniwing Counts Fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:40 pm

Miniwing Counts Fixed

Sorry for the delay. Our servers are tip-top and healthy, and the miniwing counts should be correct.

14 Bug FixesEdit

  • Topic Bug Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:01 pm

Bug Fixes

  • - fixed wrapping of page numbers in the forum topic list
  • - re-enabled Photobucket. In celebration, a mashup of XKCD #303 that is an inside joke:
  • User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

15 Accidental MessageEdit

  • Topic Accidental Message - Posted: Sakeyaki Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:06 am

Accidental Message


15 GaragesEdit

  • Topic Garages - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:11 pm


  • - the fix for invisible cars / locked items in Garages seems to be working okay; please see this thread for details and to report issues.

Two common problems with Garages and their solutions:

  • - if you try to go into your garage and you get a white exception page, please make sure that all your auto items are out of storage.
  • - if, when trying to equip an item, you get a red exclamation mark, make sure the item isn't in storage.

Bottom line: storage is bad news for Garages.

15 Frontier Skies-ing/Booty GrabbingEdit

  • Topic Frontier Skies-ing/Booty Grabbing - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Frontier Skies-ing/Booty Grabbing

  • - Frontier Skies will be taken down for a couple of weeks for some tweaking and to make it less event specific. It should go back up in the middle of November.
  • - Booty Grab fix pushed for IE / some Chrome users.

15 AutoCash and PaypalEdit

  • Topic AutoCash and Paypal - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:33 pm

AutoCash and Paypal

A number of users had asked for a Paypal option in AutoCash. If you go to the AutoCash page, at the bottom there are two icons by the "Pay With" where you can choose between credit cards and Paypal.

There will be a full announcement next week.

15 Gender Bender PotionsEdit

  • Topic Gender Bender Potions - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Gender Bender Potions

We've run out of the free potions that are granted through the account settings. We have emergency shipments of raw materials due Monday, so the free grants should be re-enabled then.

18 Flash ErrorsEdit

  • Topic Flash Errors - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Flash Errors

Some intermittent glitches with flash games as we roll out Tiles. We're looking at it.

18 Busy MondayEdit

  • Topic Busy Monday - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:21 pm

Busy Monday

Our rockin' dev team has today pushed out Tiles (and fixed some related glitches in the flash spaces), repaired some forum and arena issues, restocked the supply of Gender Bender potions, closed a few obsolete grants, and this is only the start of what will be a busy week.

19 Forum TweaksEdit

  • Topic Forum Tweaks - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:18 pm

Forum Tweaks

Some forum changes going out this morning for like / dislike. There may be some intermittent glitches.

19 Tuesday StuffEdit

  • Topic Tuesday Stuff - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:21 pm

Tuesday Stuff

  • - the "Server security" error that was stopping some people from playing Jigsaw and other flash games has been fixed.
  • - Fixed ad that was showing up even if "show ads" was disabled
  • - Like/dislike live, announcement coming soon
  • - Added Tiles link to the Games menu. For today you'll find me in the Tiles game, cursing horribly!

20 SuperReward payoutsEdit

  • Topic SuperReward payouts - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:27 pm

SuperReward payouts

Payouts on SuperRewards were lower than they should have been, due to a configuration error on their side; the issue has been fixed.

21 Home Page Changes TomorrowEdit

  • Topic Home Page Changes Tomorrow - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:42 am

Home Page Changes Tomorrow

We're adding a module to the home page tomorrow, and we also have a bunch of stuff planned for the next 6 weeks. If you want the early scoop the details are here.

22 Trick or TreatEdit

  • Topic Trick or Treat - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:21 pm

Trick or Treat

If you hadn't noticed, trick or treating in towns is up! So grab those candies while you can. For those that prefer hitting the shop for candies, the npc's are working as hard as they can to get setup and hope to be ready to hand out treats early next week.

22 Forum GlitchesEdit

  • Topic Forum Glitches - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:43 pm

Forum Glitches

Some minor forum glitches as we prepare for our Friday Night Party. Will be fixed shortly.

26 Daily Chance PayoutsEdit

  • Topic Daily Chance Payouts - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:15 pm

Daily Chance Payouts

Soft launched new DC payout scheme -- Daily Chance now pays better if you log in a) 2 of the past 7 days, or b) 6 of the past 7 days.

We'll be watching payouts for a bit before tweaking them and announcing.

27 Trick or Treat ShopsEdit

  • Topic Trick or Treat Shops - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:37 pm

Trick or Treat Shops

The shopkeepers are open for business and dressed for the occasion. If you haven't already started trick or treating in towns...or heck even if you did, head over and do it in shops!

28 CDN TweaksEdit

  • Topic CDN Tweaks - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:38 pm

CDN Tweaks

We had reports of problems with inventory poses vanishing and/or images not loading, especially for users in Europe / Australia and some of the eastern seaboard in the United States.

Operations changed some stuff last night -- the problems should be fixed for now, although you may have to clear your cache to get the new images. Many thanks to the users who helped us out with diagnosing the problem!

28 Temporary GlitchesEdit

  • Topic Temporary Glitches - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:03 pm

Temporary Glitches

Some minor glitches as we roll out a code push for zOMG. Everything should be fixed shortly.

28 "No Bait"Edit

  • Topic "No Bait" - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:14 pm

"No Bait"

Fishing servers have been kicked and kissed, prodded and praised, bribed and begged, chastened and coerced, flattered and flattened, threatened and tickled, and have agreed to recognize bait again. If you were having problems with fishing recently, please try again.

28 Site IssuesEdit

  • Topic Site Issues - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:37 pm

Site Issues

We're dealing with some wonky load issues at the moment; site will be slow for a bit while we get everything sorted out.


03 Problems Loading Flash GamesEdit

  • Topic Problems Loading Flash Games - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:17 pm

Have you started having problems loading the flash games? We've been trying to track down this problem but need more information -- if you're currently having problems please go to this thread and give us some details.

08 Halloween Extended!Edit

  • Topic Halloween Extended! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:07 pm

Halloween Extended!

The Halloween event and Trick or Treating in shops and towns have been extended until Wednesday midnight PST.

09 Inventory Changes UnderwayEdit

  • Topic Inventory Changes Underway - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:26 pm

Inventory Changes Underway

Some minor glitches as we push out a new inventory feature. We think you'll like this one quite a bit.

09 Inventory ChangesEdit

  • Topic Inventory Changes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:55 pm

Inventory Changes

Announcement coming soon, but ania1899 has been slaving in the salt mines and has added the following features to inventory, based on user feedback:

  • - the Gaia Labs feature for searching your inventory now has the option of searching ALL of Gaia. Selecting an item will allow you to see it on your avatar and give you information on how much it costs.
  • - collapser added for New Releases
  • - New Releases delay has been increased so that it doesn't pop up as much

09 Offer ProvidersEdit

  • Topic Offer Providers - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Offer Providers

On the offers page, we've been doing an test of various offer providers, so some people saw one offer provider and some saw another.

We've now opened up all offer providers to everyone, so you can pick and choose the ones that you feel work best.

Also: we've added some more offer providers for a wider variety of ways to earn cash (including watching videos).

09 Miscellaneous FixesEdit

  • Topic Miscellaneous Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:17 pm

Miscellaneous Fixes

  • - Fixed problem with de-equipping single pose items in the new inventory search/preview feature
  • - we're removing one of the offer providers (Supersonic) until we can work with their team to figure out why some offers aren't getting properly granted.

10 Halloween Extended!...Again!!Edit

  • Topic Halloween Extended!...Again!! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:52 pm

Halloween Extended!...Again!!

Hey everyone, with the holidays rolling around and such, we are in a giving mood! We have decided to extend the Halloween event and Trick or Treating until this Friday midnight PST.

There's even a rumor around the office that the zOMG! Halloween event has been extended until Monday... Woohoooo!

10 Miscellaneous UpdatesEdit

  • Topic Miscellaneous Updates - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:07 pm

Miscellaneous Updates

  • - The issue with Supersonic offers has been resolved. At this point everyone should have received their cash, and we'll be re-enabling Supersonic on the Offers page tomorrow.
  • - A rack switch went down, and then two power supplies went out at the same time on one of the servers, so there was a brief outage today as our Operations team dealt with the issue. A picture for your edification.

16 Temporary OutageEdit

  • Topic Temporary Outage - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:05 pm

Temporary Outage

Apologies for the temporary outage that just happened. We are taking a look and taking steps to fix. No data was lost.

18 Labs Improvement: Inventory SearchEdit

  • Topic Labs Improvement: Inventory Search - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:47 pm

Labs Improvement: Inventory Search

You'll notice that there is now a "Show findings" link if you wear an item found through the inventory search -- this will show you all the items that you don't have yet.

And, if you don't have Inventory Search enabled yet, why not!?!? Go to Gaia labs and equip it posthaste!

(Thanks to ania1899 for doing this feature on the side!)

23 GCash grows on trees!Edit

  • Topic GCash grows on trees! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:46 pm

GCash grows on trees!

We have launched the first of hopefully many cool new ways to earn that lucrative gcash, without all kinds of fuss and haggle! Just click on the gcash tree, participate in a brief activity and rake in that Gaia cash! Check out this thread for details on this new kind of sponsored offer.


  • - The advertisement says "Gaia Golds" instead of "Gaia Cash" but you will still earn Gaia Cash by completing the engagement.
  • - Some people are seeing "this activity is no longer available" - we're looking into that.


You guys are so awesome, our partner can't handle the load! We're going to have to take the offer down while everything gets sorted, but no worries, it shall return. Sorry for the inconvenience.

--Edit 2--

We plan to re-launch this feature tomorrow morning, so keep your eyes on the header!

24 Avatar fix: slots, fishing, and cardsEdit

  • Topic Avatar fix: slots, fishing, and cards - Posted: edy Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:31 am

Avatar fix: slots, fishing, and cards

Good news: The avatar heads in fishing, slots, and cards should now be fixed.

Bad news: You'll have to resave your avatar and wait between 1 and 8 hours for the fixed avatar to show up. This all depends on when you last saved your avatar, and how long the swf file has been cached on the CDN.

24 GCash Tree! LaunchedEdit

  • Topic GCash Tree! Launched - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:15 pm

GCash Tree! Launched

The GCash tree has launched and so far everything is stable. So get your gcash while you can!

Note: The Gcash tree is available to U.S. residents only ...apologies to those across the pond.

24 Password Prompts From Offer PMsEdit

  • Topic Password Prompts From Offer PMs - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:53 pm

Password Prompts From Offer PMs

Some users were reporting that they were getting a "enter password" prompt when they clicked on the link in an offer PM.

This was a misconfiguration error on our part -- you were NOT hacked. This error should now be fixed.

25 Gravypuff PlushEdit

  • Topic Gravypuff Plush - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:20 am

Gravypuff Plush

Some users were granted many multiples of the Gravypuff plush. Our apologies for the surfeit of Thanksgiving cheer; we'll PM the affected users directly later tonight. Thanks for your understanding.

25 Money Tree Picked CleanEdit

  • Topic Money Tree Picked Clean - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:03 am

Money Tree Picked Clean

The money tree, being the hot commodity that it is, has been picked clean! The sponsor is over and the tree will be taken down momentarily. When it next appears we hope to have opt out options in place and a new activity for everyone to participate in, but until then... Happy Thanksgiving!

29 Towns Winter Wonderland?Edit

  • Topic Towns Winter Wonderland? - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:00 pm

Towns Winter Wonderland?

While working on Caroling for towns I accidentally activated it on the site. I'm sorry to report that it is not ready yet and has been taken down. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.


While I work on Caroling I've decided to go ahead and change the season in Towns. So head over to Towns and chill out by the lake while throwing snowballs at unsuspecting users!

29 Fishing Pushed BackEdit

  • Topic Fishing Pushed Back - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:08 pm

Fishing Pushed Back

We're still tuning and adjusting the new fish and adding stuff to the exchange, so it looks like the big fishing revamp will be pushed back a few days.

(Please note that this was a development slip; please give your understanding to Juno, who tried to move heaven and earth to get this out on time.)

More information in a bit.


01 Playtex Scavenger Hunt Made RepeatableEdit

  • Topic Playtex Scavenger Hunt Made Repeatable - Posted: ubermegAtrOn Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:57 pm

Playtex Scavenger Hunt Made Repeatable

Users who have completed the Playtex Scavenger Hunt on the site will be able to find stickers once again, earning more gold for each sticker found. This update will take a few minutes to kick in; until then, some users might get a 'grant not found error'.

01 Puzzles for HopeEdit

  • Topic Puzzles for Hope - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:59 pm

Puzzles for Hope

Due to an oversight on our part the Puzzles for Hope contest ended prematurely. The event has been brought back online and extended until end of day (23:59 PST) this Saturday.

03 Playtex Community MeterEdit

  • Topic Playtex Community Meter - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:37 pm

Playtex Community Meter

By now many of you have noticed that the Playtex community meter on the profile is at 100%. The Sponsorship team is gathering the list of Mosaic hunt participants and checking it twice. Once we're all done we'll begin granting the participants their item, and notifying them of the grant via PM. This may take a few days but don't worry, we're on it.

03 Possible Forum IssueEdit

  • Topic Possible Forum Issue - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:39 pm

Possible Forum Issue

We're tracking down a possible forum issue -- it looks like there are far fewer people representing for Dogs in our Dogs vs. Cats forum battle. We think this must be a problem in forums, because there is no way that Dogs could be so much less popular than Cats.

06 TektekEdit

  • Topic Tektek - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:07 pm


Tektek is currently on a blacklist, causing many browsers to report security problems. We've removed tektek from the image whitelist for now, until they fix the problem -- this should reduce the number of warnings that you get from your browser.

Put another way: anyone that hasn't changed their account settings for "Show images" will, until Tektek fixes the blacklist issue, have to click "show blocked images" to see any images hosted on Tektek.

07 Flash GamesEdit

  • Topic Flash Games - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:58 pm

Flash Games

We're experimenting with Towns changes -- we'd like to move the flash games to a different port so that more people are able to run them.

Please try Towns (zip code 1001 and zip code 3435) and let us know if either zip code works better for you now. Use our flash games thread to report any problems. Thanks.

07 Offer InventoryEdit

  • Topic Offer Inventory - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:05 pm

Offer Inventory

If you're the type that likes doing the offers for free cash, the offer inventory is being adjusted over the next week, so you might want to keep an eye on it.

(Also, special note for those of you that are subscribed to dev notices: if you want 28GC really easily, there's a special offer to do a Bing search for free GC. Take advantage of Microsoft's marketing budget while Microsoft is still trying to break the Google hegemony in search!)

08 Headphones (For Subscribing)Edit

  • Topic Headphones (For Subscribing) - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:58 am

Headphones (For Subscribing)

Our apologies for users who have not gotten their headphones yet. Users who were subscribed for three months (i.e., paid three times) have NOT yet received their headphones, due to an API / integration problem between us and the subscription provider.

If you were subscribed three months, regardless of whether you are subscribed now, then you'll get the headphones. We hope to have this cleared up by tomorrow, or Thursday latest.

08 Sneak Peek: HomepageEdit

  • Topic Sneak Peek: Homepage - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:53 pm

Sneak Peek: Homepage

As part of our ongoing efforts to try and communicate better, we're going to be experimenting with interactive, moderated chats. The first one is today at 3:00pm PST -- we're going to be showing a sneek peek of some of the changes that we're thinking about for the homepage.

Please join us in Site Feedback if you're interested in watching / participating.

If this works well, we'll do it more often for a wider variety of topics.

08 Tektek is not a curse wordEdit

  • Topic Tektek is not a curse word - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:29 pm

Tektek is not a curse word

Tektek is not a new curse word, nor are we going to start cracking down on any tektekbear pictures that we see. We've temporarily masked any references to tektek while they resolve their blacklist issues -- Google was starting to penalize us for the high number of linkages. We'll unmask it as soon as Tektek resolves the situation.

09 TektekEdit

  • Topic Tektek - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:18 pm


Look, ma, no asterisks! It looks like Tektek has resolved the blacklist problem, so we are not masking the tektek domain anymore. Thanks for your patience.

10 Fireside Chat: How Can We Support Artists Better?Edit

  • Topic Fireside Chat: How Can We Support Artists Better? - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:53 pm

Fireside Chat: How Can We Support Artists Better?

We're having another moderated chat session; for this one we'd like to ask users what we could do to support the Gaian art community better. This might touch on everything from forum changes to directory listings to arena changes.

If you're interested, please join us in Site Feedback on December 14th at 3PM PST.

10 CarolingEdit

  • Topic Caroling - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:35 pm


Launching Caroling code and images, some things may be glitched until all the changes are made.

11 Tektek masked againEdit

  • Topic Tektek masked again - Posted: Panagrammic Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Tektek masked again

Looks like tektek is bringing up the malware warnings again, and the site seems to be down. We've masked tektek for now, until they can resolve their problems.

13 Stuff coming out this weekEdit

  • Topic Stuff coming out this week - Posted: Panagrammic Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Stuff coming out this week

Looks like the long-awaited Fishing Update and the new area for zOMG, Coliseum, will both be out this week. Our hearts go out to those of you with finals, but rest assured that both features will be there after you ace your exams!

14 Homepage Sneak PeekEdit

  • Topic Homepage Sneak Peek - Posted: Panagrammic Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:57 am

Homepage Sneak Peek

We're in the early changes of updating the home for a more Gaiaesque look and feel, and wanted to get your opinions on some of the concepts and what modules on the homepage are important. Please mosey on over to the Site Feedback thread and let us know what you think!

15 Video Preroll for zOMGEdit

  • Topic Video Preroll for zOMG - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:39 pm

Video Preroll for zOMG

As mentioned in the zOMG forums, we're going to be rolling out a video preroll for the zOMG game. We've tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible, so we're going to try it on an honor system -- you can watch the video, or just skip it, but if you'd like to support future zOMG expansions we're appreciate it if you watched a video.

15 Tektek re-enabledEdit

  • Topic Tektek re-enabled - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:49 pm

Tektek re-enabled

References to Tektek images should now be working again.

15 Fishing Soft LaunchEdit

  • Topic Fishing Soft Launch - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:22 pm

Fishing Soft Launch

Along with global warming, Schwarzenegger becoming governor, TSA scanning procedures, oil spills, frogs dying off, my car starting consistently for a whole week, world financial meltdown, bat nose-fungus, and other signs of armageddon, you may now add a new portent to the list: FISHING HAS BEEN UPDATED.

We are now soft-launching the fishing updates -- new fish, new rods, new exchange items. We'll see how it looks and then do a full announcement / landing page tomorrow.

For the very best in information on the new fishing update, please check out Gaidin's Fishing Guide for those of you with a hankerin' for more fishing knowledge.

15 zOMG preroll updateEdit

  • Topic zOMG preroll update - Posted: Panagrammic Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:57 pm

zOMG preroll update

Looks like this is delayed until tomorrow. To resolve confusion, it hasn't been pushed live yet -- when we do, it'll look something like this:

(HTML elided)

16 Pin Redemption IssuesEdit

  • Topic Pin Redemption Issues - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:34 am

Pin Redemption Issues

We are having problems with our outbound connection to our Gaia Cash card provider -- this may manifest as long delays and complaints that you have already redeemed the card. The problem started at about 5:30PM PST today, and are still ongoing.

We are resolving the issue with them, and we'll do another dev notice as soon as it's fixed. We are 95% sure that it will be fixed by tomorrow.

Your redemption attempts are all stored in our databases, so you don't need to worry about not getting your cash.

We apologize for the delay, and will try to make the delay as short as possible.

16 Pin Redemption FixedEdit

  • Topic Pin Redemption Fixed - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:41 am

Pin Redemption Fixed

Thanks to our rockin' ops crew, the problem with pin redemptions has been fixed. Everyone that had a problem with redeeming today should have received their cash by now.

16 zOMG Coliseum UpdateEdit

  • Topic zOMG Coliseum Update - Posted: swarf Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:10 pm

zOMG Coliseum Update

zOMG is offline for the Coliseum update. Expect to see the game back up in a few hours.

16 Coliseum LiveEdit

  • Topic Coliseum Live - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:13 pm

Coliseum Live

Wait, why are you reading this dev notice? You should be going to zOMG and playing Coliseum!

But, since you're here: video preroll for zOMG will be out later today.

16 Coliseum Glitch-FreeEdit

  • Topic Coliseum Glitch-Free - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:59 pm

Coliseum Glitch-Free

The GSI errors have been fixed, and the zOMG Coliseum is now ready to go. Stand back to back with your friends against the forces of evil! There are many good Coliseum threads, but for some helpful hints and tips, check out this thread.

17 FishingEdit

  • Topic Fishing - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:22 am


We rolled back some changes to fix some issues that people were having. We're going to do some bug fixes and then soft launch again -- more info in a bit.

17 Fishing Bug FixesEdit

  • Topic Fishing Bug Fixes - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:11 pm

Fishing Bug Fixes

We've soft launched the fishing again -- this fixes problems with IE8, chat, and bucket saves. Please try it out -- if this looks good we'll roll out the landing page early next week. Rumors that your catch rate improves if you wear an ugly Christmas sweater are unsubstantiated.

17 Xmas event is out.Edit

  • Topic Xmas event is out. - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:47 pm

Xmas event is out.

Edit 17:17PST: In an effort to get as many included in the event from day one as possible the event page will not update again until Sunday morning. From then on it will update everyday until the end of the event.

Are you having issues? You can post them in this thread.

As of this writing here are the known issues:

GENERAL ERROR/YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GRANTS"/"I am unable to earn the Day 1 item (sweater)"

  • - It seems like some folks have had this issue. It's most likely because you started using the event while we were still turning some of the features on. This shouldn't be an issue for future days. If you fall into this group (there should only be a few of you), please post in this topic so we know who you are. Just say "I got the GENERAL ERROR."

"I clicked image x and saw image y"

  • - Even though it showed you the incorrect image, the one you saw and clicked on should be the one granted. This can be confirmed by visiting the event forum or event page and looking at what items the system registered you having collected.

Edit: This is incorrect, the opposite is actually true. You get granted the changed image.

"On centered site the [whatever event page] doesn't look right."

  • - Centered site is a labs feature and we don't yet officially support it. Even though we are hoping to move in that direction in the future, the event page and event forum were styled to the existing site layout.

Edit: Event page has been modified to support centered site.

17 Fishing IE ProblemsEdit

  • Topic Fishing IE Problems - Posted: Panagrammic Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:51 pm

Fishing IE Problems

If you're having issues with fishing, please be sure to try clearing your browser cache and try again; IE has an issue wherein is not loading the updated files.

19 Floating Footer PollEdit

  • Topic Floating Footer Poll - Posted: Panagrammic Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:09 am

Floating Footer Poll

How do you feel about the floating footer on Gaia? Do you find it useful? Please vote on our poll and let us know how you feel!

19 Save Santa! - Scav. HuntEdit

  • Topic Save Santa! - Scav. Hunt - Posted: indy_cole Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:39 pm

Save Santa! - Scav. Hunt

EDIT 12/19/2010 11:42 AM PST - Fixed!

Some users have reported an issue where today's scavenger hunt items are not showing up. We're looking into it.

19 Event GlitchesEdit

  • Topic Event Glitches - Posted: Panagrammic Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:58 pm

Event Glitches

Events team made some changes that should take care of some of the event glitches that have been reported; please try it again if you haven't tried it recently.

[Made this another announcement because some people didn't see that indy_cole had edit his previous dev announcement.]

22 Event OfflineEdit

  • Topic Event Offline - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:13 pm

Event Offline

Event being temporarily disabled while we make some database changes.

Edit 20:20 Database work done, event back online. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

23 Jigsaw has been fixedEdit

  • Topic Jigsaw has been fixed - Posted: edy Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:02 pm

Jigsaw has been fixed

I updated Jigsaw yesterday, so there shouldn't be any more problems with gold or items not being granted.

27 XMas 2010 FinaleEdit

  • Topic XMas 2010 Finale - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:35 pm

XMas 2010 Finale

Hey everyone the XMas event will officially end tonight at midnight PST. So get those last minute madlibs in while you can!

Tomorrow the event page will be updated with links for all the event items for those who may have missed one. (Caroling excluded)

Caroling in Shops and Towns will end tomorrow night at midnight PST so be sure to finish that up if you haven't already.

29 Word bump has been fixedEdit

  • Topic Word bump has been fixed - Posted: edy Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:30 pm

Word bump has been fixed

After many years of neglect, Word Bump has been fixed! Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate credits are being granted again.