• Alara wrote on 2017/03/07 at 16:51:00:
    Update to this page - for a very long time we have had all news dynamically generated on a new page. The above entries were written before I created the MySQL implementation, and a few were written to this page after the database was in place. News entries here have not yet been merged with the database (and you would wonder why after six years, but that's just me). Eventually, maybe!
  • Alara wrote on 2011/10/03 at 09:01:36 AM:
    I'm upping the security on my web forms with help from a guy on Spiceworks. Anyway, this is just a test to see if it works.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/08/04 at 17:44:05 PM:
    It seems to work! All I needed to do was switch the positions of the Title and the Name input fields, and everything seemed to work fine. It is confirmed: if a browser (specifically Chrome) detects a password <input> field, it will take the nearest text <input> to assume to be the name.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/08/04 at 17:41:32 PM:
    Currently I am attempting to ensure that the autofill on my browser is correct when it enters my username and password for the news entry. Before it was trying to save the article title and my password, and would attempt to create many different saved-passwords entries.

    More to come if this actually works.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/05/17 at 11:24:43 AM:
    Here's hoping. I recently performed a giant update on the chargen system. It now more closely matches that of a standard vanilla server, giving you an OOC room with a few instructions and finally a final notes room. Actually, it's not much different from what it was before. The BIGGEST change is the race choosing (more in NEWS 265).
  • Alara wrote on 2011/05/10 at 09:11:22 AM:
    I've updated MySQL slightly. Actually, all should be about the same, except that now the server supports multiple language sets. And really, I'm just writing this to ensure that everything still works properly.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/05/06 at 18:48:36 PM:
    I've updated the status section of the website. The script will now shorten the timezone to the regular 3-character abbreviation. Also, I managed to force it all onto one line, making the Most Active Players list the only wrapping item in the list.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/27 at 09:48:11 AM:
    I made a slight modification to the WebBot. It really has nothing to do with anything important. However, it DOES allow me to update the website thing via MUSHClient without making TFG take focus over the other open worlds within the client. YAY!
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/15 at 12:48:56 PM:
    This is a quick test to see if the RSS feed is properly updated in Google Reader (or any other aggregator for that matter).
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/14 at 23:00:50 PM:
    I'm planning on adding some of the more recent in-game news posts to this board as well as Twitter, starting at post 250 (which will constitute about 6 posts total from then).
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/14 at 22:33:00 PM:
    A quick test...I'm using TweetDeck (a sweet app) to write these updates. There is a feature called TweetShrink, as well as auto-shortening links and TweetShrink, and another service called, which I don't know what THAT is exactly...
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/14 at 17:36:18 PM:
    I've just created a new Twitter channel. The plan is to post every time I update the News channel. This ought to increase traffic (which is the goal of every webdev, right?) as well as possibly get people interested in actually wanting to play.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/13 at 15:35:24 PM:
    The RSS feed is finally working! I've spent a few hours sorting things out, figuring out what I can and can't do and finally fixing everything so I think it will work now.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/08 at 00:44:47 AM:
    Huge website update! With the help of Skegonga (who STILL hasn't gotten a client and gotten with the game..) I came up with a few ideas that I believe will make the layout of the website a lot easier to deal with. As you can see, everything has a border as well as some nice little background images and stuff.. And the header is a lot cleaner and more customized. That I like. Anyway, enjoy!
  • Alara wrote on 2011/04/06 at 11:30:29 AM:
    I've made a major update to the website. The title-bar is now image-based and -should- be cooler. I did find a few wacky problems in the IE browser, but that's just something that uncool people have to deal with..
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/25 at 16:53:36 PM:
    yet another update..I also enabled the password system, which you shouldn't know about. If you ever DID manage to hack into the user form, a password is also required to submit information to this board. It should be working now.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/25 at 16:51:22 PM:
    Okay. So according to the last post, I've made a few major upgrades to the news form. In my attempt to make the actual database file as straightforward as possible (I wanted to add new submissions at the top rather than append to the bottom), I made a serious error which resulted in a recurring submittal of old posts two or three or however many times for each new post submitted. Thus, I've upgraded the script so that it no longer does this.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/25 at 16:49:01 PM:
    This is a test submission. It should end up at the bottom (top if displayed in the webpage).
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/21 at 14:17:00 PM:
    I've taken some of the Wiki sitemaps out: disambig, user, talk, etc.. It turns out that only auto-generated sitemap 0 and 14 are necessary: 0 being regular pages, and 14 being categories.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/20 at 00:42:22 AM:
    I've made a considerable update to the menu system...and have managed to get the main menu bar embedded with all the other pre-installed systems such as the imageboard, wiki and forum. All other pages are really pretty much based on a few simple php scripts of the main one. Anyway, now you'll be able to navigate the website without needing extra icons and links and things, since the menubar exists everywhere, or hopefully in most places.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/20 at 01:16:32 AM:
    I've made a slight change to the news writer script. The file is now open at the beginning of the script rather than conditionally within the if-then-else. This also allows me to open the file as a read/write rather than a read here and an append there. This new edit also puts new articles at the TOP of the list rather than appending it to the bottom. Quite nice if you don't care about old news as much as new ;).
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/20 at 00:42:22 AM:
    I've made a considerable update to the menu system...and have managed to get the main menu bar embedded with all the other pre-installed systems such as the imageboard, wiki and forum. All other pages are really pretty much based on a few simple php scripts of the main one. Anyway, now you'll be able to navigate the website without needing extra icons and links and things, since the menubar exists everywhere, or hopefully in most places.
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/19 at 10:03:28 AM:
    Awesome!! Yesterday I spent the majority of the morning adding a phpBB forum database to the website. Feel free to check it out!
  • Alara wrote on 2011/03/13 at 00:05:14 AM:
    My my, it's been a while. I've just made a HUGE update to the server. I finally managed to get it migrated over to a REAL computer and off of my laptop, since we're finally getting DSL in the house in about 4 days. So, the databases and webserver can now run 24/7 without any need to turn them on whenever blah is online, etc... Next, to see if I can run two Apache servers at once..
  • Alara wrote on 2010/05/26 at 00:25:11 AM:
    Huge update to Wiki, including categories, subcategories, more history pages, self links and much much more.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/05/15 at 15:56:45 PM:
    The Areas category has been added to the Wiki with a subcategory of every official area.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/05/14 at 00:03:30 AM:
    Changed the date format on the entries. Entries should now appear as YYYY/MM/DD. Before they were MM/DD/YYYY, and then DD/MM/YYYY, which really was confusing. Besides, if this website manages to survive for a while, archiving will be easier with year first.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/05/13 at 23:59:23 PM:
    Just made a slight change to the news file..apparently my 'write to file' script wasn't working quite properly..
  • Alara wrote on 2010/05/13 at 23:54:11 PM:
    We just upgraded to PennMUSh 1.8.4p0. Server is back up and running properly.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/28 at 21:47:10 PM:
    Final Test. If this works, I will be HAPPY!!!
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/24 at 21:46:24 PM:
    Test again. Is this working?
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/24 at 21:26:08 PM:
    HUGE change to the website! We are now running, as mentioned before, a wiki and Shimmie2 which is like a Danbooru image host. Just today, I developed up the site enough that we are now running Shimmie and Mediawiki through iframes from the main page, so that the header will appear on every page no matter what. This also required revoking some of the changes we made to those particular databases with the 'Go Home' links here and there. I'll be putting little icons up next to the links on the header so that you can open those particular servers in their own window by themselves, but by default, everything will exist in the main envelope.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/18 at 01:32:05 AM:
    I also forgot to mention, I got a Shimmie image server also installed. This is like the Danbooru server with uploading and tagging capabilities for images! Of course, what do I need images for on a TEXT game? Nothing, really, but it's there if you so want to participate.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/18 at 01:29:56 AM:
    Wonderful news! Today I installed MySQL and successfully got MediaWiki working! Of course, I don't have a lot to wiki ABOUT, but if I ever DO come up with anything, there's my ticket! Also I've made a significant change on the wardrobe object. Check NEWS 121 for info.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/15 at 18:53:26 PM:
    HA!! I've just developed a PHP website which is more modern than the other ASP one. It has exactly the same functionality as before, only it is now a bit easier with coding. So if NO-IP is on and running and I'm online, you'll be able to go to and see what's happening!

    On another note, we've just inducted our seventh player, Zesboca, who in Achaea is Stephine! Please welcome her if you see her running around.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/09 at 12:42:44 PM:
    Whee! I've added a character bio page (see the top navigation bar). Actually, I'm planning on doing this only for the first ten players that are created, because most likely, they will have all shown up via invite from myself. And I'll want as much input from them as possible.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/07 at 10:14:39 PM:
    I've changed the news form to require a password. If you would like website permissions to write to this newsboard, just ask me in-game and I'll see about letting you. Of course, there are going to be SOME restrictions to that, but it won't be too bad.
  • Alara wrote on 2010/04/06 at 11:26:43 PM:
    Welcome to the Fairy Garden Website! Actually, this newsboard will probably be used primarily to post major changes to the server as well as big additions and developments in-game. So stay tuned!