I'm finally back from... Canada. Looks like Compbrain did a good job
while I was gone. Now that I'm back, the forums are going to be up really
soon. There are only a few things left to do before its up. Unless there
is some problem, the forums will be up tomarrow.
Its getting to be quite hot outside these days, and the power has not
been completely stable. But thats not stopping us from continually updating.
I must say that after posting the poll yesterday, I did not think that
many people would think "Mashed Potatoes" to be very important.
Apparently, some of you people value your potatoes quite highly. As of
this posting 17 of you have answered "Mashed Potatoes" as apposed
to choising a real SpongeZone feature. To give you a little tase of something
to come, you might want to take a peek at
Sorry for the delay in updating while Cmonkey is away, i've been quite
busy rather unexpectedly. I took 12 hours out of the week and dedicated
it to reading Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix and I must
say, I thought it was a very good book. Anyways, I have been trying to
figure out a problem with the chat, it seems to be working only one-way.
You can type stuff, but you cannot see what you are saying, or what others
are saying. The poll has been a bit easier and should be up by tommorow.
EDIT: Poll added today! Cmonkey was busy getting the forums ready
before he left, so I may show you a sneak peak tommorow aswell. You'll
just have to check in then and find out.
I'm taking a short break from Merch to concentrate on an even more important
addition to Sponge Zone, the forum. I'm working on getting it perfect
before its released. I'm currently working on creating a custom look for
the forum to match the look of this site. I'm going to try to open the
forums to all of you before the end of the month. I'm going to be going
on a vacation from Monday until Saturday this week, so chances are I'm
not going to be able to post any updates. Compbrain is going to be piloting
the ship while I'm gone, and he will probably relaunch the poll and the
chat during the week.
You may have noticed that whenever I made an update of Merchandise, it
has mostly been stuff from other people. Its not that I don't have SpongeBob
stuff, its just that I never got around to putting it all on the site.
So, I figured it was about time for me to stop being lazy and start posting
some Merch! From today until Saturday, I'm going to be working on putting
my entire collection online. For today, I added reviews of 4 SpongeBob
DVDs that I have.
I've been really busy studying hard for finals... and procrastinating
on studying for finals, but tomarrow they are finally over! After that,
I'll have time to do plently of major updates, like the forum and adding
all my SpongeBob stuff to the Merchandise section.
The news page was getting a little long, so I made a May 2003 news archive.
I just checked out the stats for Sponge Zone on the new server. Looks
like people are still coming :-p
Ok, so we're back to normal updates again. For today there is a major
update of the Merchandise section. I added
9 new things submitted by people. Also, its reorganised so that there
isn't just one extremely long page that you have to scroll through. Compbrain
is still working on getting the rest of the site up, like the chat and
the poll. The chat is really lonely without all you Sponge Zone visitors,
so I've been forced to talk to myself all day long, right Cmonkey?
Yes, Cmonkey pretty much summed it up. The LAN party was cool, except
my wireless network was broken when I got home, so I had to call up Microsoft
to get a new one. Yesterday during my english class the power went out
while I was watching Lord of The Flies. This really stunk because
not 2 minutes before english did I take the software off of the computers
that run the school which shut them down automatically. What was even
worse, is the computer that runs SpongeZone was not connected to a battery
backup. Well, through a combination of all of these things, and 2 hours
of work recently, SZ should be back up and running. The poll will not
be alive for a short while, but when it comes back the new addition will
be here aswell. Thanks for your patience, and if you saw any "404
Errors" or anything of the sort in the last day, please disregard,
it was yours truly working hard (or hardly working?) on getting this site
back up. Enjoy!
Sorry about the downtime on the server. I was a the LAN party for most
of the weekend, and it was oodles of fun! But nothing ruins a great weekend
like a project for english class, and I ended up working on it for most
of Sunday and Monday. And lucky me, the power went out Tuesday morning,
crashing the Sponge Zone server. It's been down ever since, but Compbrain
is working hard on switching over to the new server! And expect a nice
addition to the site *hint* *hint* soon after the new server is up. I
have finals to study for at the moment, but expect a ton of updates as
soon as school is over in one week. There will probably be a few updates
this weekend too.
Larry got a booster pack! There are now 354 questions on the trivia bot...
I mean lobster. Compbrain and I are going to be at a LAN party all weekend,
so there won't be any new updates until Monday. Until then, enjoy the
It's the beginning of the month, and you know what that means... Free
Ballon Day! Well, not really, but there's 3 more letters
in the letters section. Falco wrote up another few pages of questions,
so expect Larry to have them running some time this week.
Since Cmonkey mentioned a forum, I figured I should give you a litle
update. I am currently working on setting up the forum. If you know of
the forum software freely available, we will be using XMB or phpBB. I
am also working on switching webservers at school, so chances are the
forum will be up when the server is. Hopefully, once we get everything
working, the forum will handle news updates for the main page (what your
reading right now), and allow you to vote on, or reply to news items.
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