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Spring Pastel Dog Auctions
Spring is in the air! And the Alacrity staffers have been hard at work all day to bring our community a lovely set of Spring Pastel Dogs to put up for auction.
There's one dog of every breed Alacrity has to offer, all in festive, seasonal colors you'll not generally find in nature.
You can find them on my auctions page. To keep this fun little bonus accessible to as many users as possible, the auctions are for Alacash only (no donations necessary) and will be
up for the next 60 hours. It has been brought to our attention that many users found the old ending time for these auctions awkward to work into their schedule and many users were unable to bid due to being on my personal no-sell list, so these auctions are being extended, for the sake of fairness, to 4pm Ala time 04/22/14.
Happy Spring/Easter/Passover, my friends, and have a great rest of the weekend!
(And no, we're not keeping the money, it will be returned to the site when the auctions finish)
Posted by Kit.Astrophe (#7244) on Apr 19, 2014
Heartbleed and Account Safety...
As many of you know, there has been a recent, huge problem with security all across the internet.
Unfortunately, we are in between coders at this time (our previous coder had to leave suddenly due to serious real life issues that we can't discuss) so we do not know if our service was affected by this - but do not fret!
Since Alacrity does not keep your personal information such as credit card numbers, full names, etc. - you don't have to worry too much.
Good news, everyone! We were never affected by this to begin with! :D So no need to worry about your Alacrity stuff, but in case you are on a website that WAS affected, and use the same username and/or password, I would suggest changing your password ASAP.
However, I would like to take this time to remind you that it is a good habit to change your password every so often, making sure to use upper and lower case letters, and numbers. Alacrity requires 10 characters or more - I would personally suggest using more.
While some websites support special characters, Alacrity does not, so please only use A through Z, and 0 through 9 - no apostrophes, ampersands, or anything of that sort, as it will break your password and lock you out!
If you must have your password saved, or can't remember long passwords - a small notebook with your current password and which website you use it on, hand-written, would be a safer approach than keeping it saved on your PC.
Thank you for your time, and we will be sure to update you as we are made aware of whether or not we were affected by the Heartbleed situation.
Posted by Larthan (#8598) on Apr 10, 2014
Backup in Art Bugs
Hello everyone! I know I've been pretty quiet, and art-related bugs have ground to a halt.
There are a few reasons for this, the most important of which being that I was suffering through some very personal real life matters, and the circumstance of my computer going on the fritz a couple weeks ago. It's currently in the shop, but things aren't looking good, and it's likely I'll have to invest in a new one. I've been borrowing my husband's laptop in the meantime.
For some GOOD news, though, I can announce that the primary art for our new trialing system has been done, and files just have to be saved (lots and lots of files, gah!), and added to the system so it can start working in tandem with the code. We're very, very close!
As soon as either A) I get my computer back, or B) get the backups they ran for all my files, I'll get back to working on art bugs, so hopefully within the next week or two.
Thank you all so much for your patience and continued support!
Posted by Carnivale (#6) on Mar 27, 2014