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So what do you think?

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So, vague and ambiguous posts about our plans for other projects aside, how do you think we are doing?

Are there limitations on images used on BC?

Three sorts of limitations apply:

How to post stories on BC...

This is a frequently asked question and I thought I would put this up and let everyone who wants to take a crack at answering it.

Hugs,
Erin

How To Create a Linking Title Page and Link Chapters Together in a Series or Serial

To link chapters together, you need to create a Title Page for a series or serial. Use the|++Organizer| link at the top of the screen.

Still a bit short in the Hatbox Donations

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We have several bills coming due at the end of the month, ISP service, domain renewals, paying off the loans we took out for equipment and personal bills like rent.

Rule Three - It's not about you

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If you have a problem with someone else on the site, understand that that is not the site's problem as long as that person is obeying the very simple rule of keeping it friendly.

Hatbox Gifts Needed

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A lot of our bills have come due and we almost got caught short. Right now we have about $580 in the bank with one check for $100 waiting to be deposited and a $528 bill due at the end of the week.

Doppler Press Discounts at Lulu

Lulu is offering 15% discounts this week through Monday. Use discount code DOGDAYS14 at checkout.

Possible Micro Outages

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Hi Everyone! Quick Note!

I'm on my way up to the datacenter, to install some new equipment.

Experimental ad above QuickCuts

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The ad above the quickcuts box is an attempt to find someone of interest to BC readers that would like to help sponsor the site. It's not an attempt to cash in, we really don't need to do that.

Hatbox Gifts Needed

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We made the May hatbox numbers before the end of the month so thank you everyone who sent money. :)

Have I told you lately...?

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Have I told you lately how much so many of you mean to me?

Are you a Dustbunny?

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You might be. Find out for sure, soon....

Hugs,
Erin

Good Things, Coming and Going

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Soon. :)

Hugs,
Erin

Newest Hatbox Story: Sexy, Cute and Popular by Angela Rasch

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We have a new story in The Hatbox, btw, by Angela Rasch, author of the "Voices Carry over Water" that is still on the front page for free for another day or so.

A rant is not fiction

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A rant is not fiction.

Hatbox Gifts Needed

We've done okay with contributions for this month, but we are still a bit short. If you notice, we've spent $700 on equipment this month which is reported in the Server Fund numbers.

Heartbleed Vulnerability

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Some of you may have noticed in the news, recent info about the Heartbleed Vulnerability. While we have been silent until now about the issue, it does not mean in any way that we don't take your privacy or security seriously. In fact it means quite the opposite.

When news of Heartbleed first hit the public wires, we rushed to check all our servers and services to discover that only our newest servers were vulnerable. The older servers were always using an older version of SSL that never had the Heartbleed Vulnerability. As many of you know, BigCloset was only on the new servers for a matter of days before Heartbleed was announced, and they were patched almost immediately, just as soon as our upstream OS vendor made a patch available.

Site Upgrades and Server Updates

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Hey Everyone.

We did some essential software updates (Core and Modules) and things seem to be running a tad bit more efficiently.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's Back to the Datacenter I Go!

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Hi everyone, Just a quick note.

Amy (My Fiance), Liam (Our Son) and I are headed up to Bridgewater, NJ today so that I can rack more equipment and get two other servers that were left un-configured, online.

Hooray for Buttercup and Bubbles! (and donations)

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We've got BC up and running on the new server, Buttercup, and it does run faster!

BC Server Status - Update 3

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Hey Everyone,

So yesterday, I spent 6+ hours in our new datacenter, racking, and configuring equipment.

February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Contest Winners

TopShelf's
February 2014
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest Winners Announcement!
Yes, yes yes! People have won!

February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Contest Voting

TopShelf's
February 2014
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest Voting!
Voting Starts now through April 2, 2014!

Disaster in Scranton - Impact on BC Servers

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Right now we thought we would have our new servers installed and operating, ready to move BC over to them by, perhaps, Friday. Ain't going to happen.

The Future of BigCloset -- We Are Janglewood LLC

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We Are Janglewood LLC

As of last week, Piper, Cat and I have incorporated as Janglewood, LLC.

Janglewood LLC

The power of sexy

Whatever happened to this great story (author is xoxox I think)? Is it and the remainder available anywhere? I think it is a great story and I want to know 'what happens next'.

Earnings potential

Here's an interesting chart, prepared by a friend of mine.

Please Don't Repost Stories without talking to staff

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Here's a link to the list of "lost stories".

Lost Stories

Becoming a lady - A young man's legacy.

|Can anyone tell me who wrote this story please?

TopShelf's February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Story Contest

TopShelf's
February 2014
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest
Contest Starts February 1, 2014!

Updated Contest Information Inside!
Please Read!!

We're Back! (Updated)

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We'll be working on problems here for most of the weekend it looks like, so be patient and be kind. :)

Here's a list of known problems.

Hatbox Gifts

We got a good head start on February this month and I want to thank everyone who contributed. We even got some donations for the hardware fund. :)

Rule Two - Give Everyone the Benefit of the Doubt

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This is just as important as Rule One. If you think someone has deliberately offended you, think a second time.

What if you're wrong?

Hatbox, Still

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We're a almost halfway through the month and more than a third of our goal. Thanks, everyone.

NEW Site Email

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Hey Everyone!

Just a little note, we have switched from sending our emails via our own home-grown email servers (exim) to using a 3rd party SMTP service.

Monday Story Challenge - Glitch!

Something has gone wrong! Seriously, perhaps humorously, but definitely -- wrong!

Fuller Breast Man

Okay, this is just a title that keeps recurring to me, I don't have time to write the story. But maybe someone else does? :)

Hugs,
Erin

Christmas in the Hatbox

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First of all, Merry Christmas to all who want to celebrate that holiday and Happy Holidays to those celebrating some other day and Seasons Greetings to everyone else!

Expenses and the Hatbox

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I set the donations goal for November at only $1000 so we could start December at $0 instead of continuing to be a whole month off. November also completed our 14th year of running BigCloset!

Tuckerspawn is back up

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After a minor repair to the database, Tuckerspawn is back up. It went down because of the brownout at our ISP in Denver last week.

Have fun!

Hugs,
Erin

Weather

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Weather in the Denver area interrupted power and connectivity to the server farm. They worked on the problem for quite a while then it took even longer to get all the servers rebooted.

Committed!

I had one of those tedious dreams last night.

Rule One - Keep it Friendly

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Rule One
This is a friendly place...

I've been very ill today

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I'm feeling better now but I woke up at 330 AM last night with diarrhea and vomiting that lasted till a bit after noon.

Hatbox Gifts Needed

Contributions to the Hatbox continue to be what keeps Piper and I able to keep this website and a dozen others used by the TG community active and running.

Angela Rasch's "Voices Carry Over Water" is now available to contributors to the Hatbox and we will soon have the revised version of "To Alleviate Suffering" there, too. Thanks very much, Angela. :)

TopShelf's December 2013 Three Wise Men Story Contest

TopShelf's
December 2013
Three Wise Men
Story Contest

TopShelf's Christmas 2013 Three Wise Men Story Contest

Okay, Christmas is just around the corner, and I am still designing the official Contest page. My medical condition has worsened and money is very tight.

The October 2013 Costumes Contest Voting!

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TopShelf's
October 2013
Costumes
Contest Voting!
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