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  • Introducing World of Anime Classic

    Today I am very happy to be announcing the biggest news for World of Anime since the original World of Anime launched in 2009. If you have been following my History of World of Anime blog posts, you'll know that in the last entry, I mentioned that for the past 9 or so months, I have been working on...
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  • History of World of Anime: Part 4

    This is Part 4 of a series of blog posts discussing the History of World of Anime. If you have not read Parts 1 - 3, please read those first. Part 3 of this series described the fall of the site from its height of popularity in 2015 up to mid 2018. The new software platform from the reboot was not ...
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  • History of World of Anime: Part 3

    This is Part 3 of a series of blog posts discussing the History of World of Anime. If you have not read Parts 1 and 2, please read those first. In Part 2, I talked about the growth of World of Anime from its infancy in 2009 into what may have been the height of popularity, in 2015. Those of you who...
  • History of World of Anime: Part 2

    This is Part 2 of a series of blog posts discussing the History of World of Anime. If you have not read Part 1, please read that first. After the welcome email, there was a short period where several people signed up for the site, after which, signups slowed down quite a bit. By the end of December...
  • My Original Welcome Email

      Before creating and going live with this site, I had a simple "Coming Soon - E-mail me when this site is ready" form on www.worldofanime.com where people could submit their e-mail address to be notified when there was finally a site here.  Without any promotion, I had over 500 e-mails s...
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  • Something Big is Coming to World of Anime

    Last August, I began working on a huge project for this web site. I can't say exactly what it is yet, but I think long time members of the site (since before the platform change in 2015) will really like it, and I hope that in time everyone comes to like it a lot. This has been the largest undertaki...
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  • History of World of Anime: Part 1

    Many of you do not know the history of World of Anime, so I am going to create a series of blog posts talking about the site, and its importance to me. The roots of this site go back to the late 1990s. It was a great time to be on the Internet. Back then, it seemed like everyone had their own perso...
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  • What's Going On With The Site?

    I'm sure you've noticed the site looks totally weird right now.  Let me start of by assuring you, this was not my intention for it to look like it does now. The version of the software running the site was old, and had not been updated for awhile.  It was in need of updating, mostly becau...
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  • Rewards website

    I've mentioned this in the past before, but there is this pretty cool rewards web site that I use to get gift cards that I use to buy video games every month.  It's called Swagbucks, and it takes a bit of getting used to, but you can use it to earn points that you can redeem for gift cards from...
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  • My Profile and Stuff

    I just discovered today that for a long time, my profile has been set to only allow moderators to post to it.  I wanted to let everyone know that was not intentional, I wasn't aware I had this setting on, and I have fixed the setting.  If you have tried to post on my profile and was unable...
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  • Stuff on the site from earlier

    I truly apologize for what happened earlier tonight, it really affected me personally and I had to take the site down for a few hours to let things settle.   Obviously I made a bad decision with making Acnologia a moderator, and his account has been deleted now.  I am very sorry for that...
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  • My YouTube Channel

    I'd like to announce my new YouTube channel for Raccoon's Cave.  I've been working on this site for awhile along with my son, and we are planning on using this YouTube channel as a place to post video game news, reviews, and unboxing videos.  We finally have the channel ready, and the firs...
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  • World of Anime Turns 7 Today

    World of Anime was officially launched on December 3rd, 2009, so please join me in wishing:   Happy 7th Birthday World of Anime!!!   When did you join the site?  Let's see if we can find the longest tenured member (other than myself).
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  • Welcome the first site moderator

    Just posted this in the Site Announcements forum, but since I figured not everyone reads the forums, I would post it here as well.   Almost since the beginning of this web site, people have asked me why there are no site moderators. I've seen countless people say that's the number one thing t...
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  • Would you like to help World of Anime grow?

    Since 2009, World of Anime has grown - very slowly - from nothing into what I believe is the best, and friendliest community of anime fans on the internet. I would like to take the site and community to the next level, which involes the addition of many more features and upgraded server hardware. &...
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  • Introducing Birthdays!

    When you are on the main homepage now, you will notice a new link underneath your profile picture for "Birthdays"   This link takes you to a page showing the birthdays of all of your friends (if they have provided it, of course)  There's also a handy link to send them a message to wish t...
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  • Introducing the Drama Club

    I know a lot of you have been annoyed lately at all the drama that is appearing in the main feed. The problem is that the main feed shows everything from everyone's public posts, and even if you block someone, you still see their comments in the main feed. Blocking just prevents them from sending yo...
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  • Announcing My New Project - a Sister Site to World of Anime

    In my last post, I outlined my desires for having a World of Anime revival.  I mentioned that the need for moderators was going to be discussed, which I am going to get to now. First of all, I have been testing the built in moderation system for the software package that World of Anime uses, a...
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  • World Of Anime Revival - First Step

    Do you remember how World of Anime used to be?  Do you long for those days when we had the most awesome community of anime fans?  One thing I used to always be proud of World of Anime was that even though we weren't the largest collection of anime fans on the Internet, we were the friendli...
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  • Web Site Outages

    For those of you who have been experiencing web site outages for the past day, this is due to a large scale DDoS attack that is being done to the web hosting provider that I use for the site.  They are working on mitigating the attack to restore all connectivity, but as the attack is conti...
  • Help us reach 1,000 members

    Hi everyone! I'd like to ask you all for some help. I would really like to try to reach 1,000 members on the new World of Anime by the end of this month. In order to do so, we need to average 33 new members per day for the next 11 days. This is possible, but I need your help to make it happen. &nbs...
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  • 2 Weeks Until Halloween

    Can you believe that there's only 2 weeks left until Halloween?  If you have not got your costume yet, I would suggest checking out the following links for ideas:            
  • CONtv presents ‘Don’t Play with Dolls!’

    Just a reminder, the second live stream for CreepCon will be Wednesday, October 14th! Last week’s showing was awesome, and they are expecting an even larger live crowd with more trivia, prizes and interactive chat with the hosts!   CONtv presents ‘Don’t Play with Dolls!&rsqu...
  • All October is CreepCon at CONtv

    Just wanted to let everyone know that all this month, CONtv is going to be hosting a month long ‘CreepCon’ online with weekly live streams every Wednesday, starting October 7th. The livestreams will be hosted by a special guest and available to everyone. Sign up for your free account he...
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  • Mobile version of the site

    Hi everyone!   I just put up the first mobile version of the web site.  Please let me know what you think, and if you have any problems with it.  I'll be tweaking it as necessary. Also, if you are on mobile and want to go back to the full version of the site, you can click the "Full...
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  • Weird bug in menu on mobile

    Just wanted to let everyone who is on a mobile device know that I am aware that there is a CSS bug that is causing the Menu button to not work properly.  It's causing the main navigation menu to scroll across the screen.  It's supposed to be collapsed into a menu button that you press to h...
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  • Welcome to the new World of Anime

    I hope you all are enjoying the new World of Anime.  It's certainly taking me quite a bit of getting used to.   I'm still in the process of configuring things and trying out how various things work, so you may see some tests going on and some things changing in the early days of the new ...
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