Announcement regarding recent forum changes

Important site and forum news, announcements, and feedback goes here.

Moderator: Board Staff

The Eva Monkey
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar
Posts: 9067
Joined: Jun 14, 2004
Location: The Evanets.
Gender: Male
Contact:

Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:26 pm

Greetings, dear forum users,

I hope you’re healthy, safe, and coping with this crazy, weird world we live in. You may have noticed some peculiar changes to forum settings, and some shuffling of user roles within the site staff. I can’t comment on specifics, because the full story involves private discussions, as well as some personal history that’s best left private. There was also a site hack that has been patched up, and we’ve been working behind the scenes to prevent further intrusions in the future.

Suffice to say that Eva Geeks as a whole is at what I like to think of as an inflection point. There were some long-standing issues that coalesced to the point where we needed to step back, talk amongst ourselves, and reassess some things. A lot has changed in the last thirteen years since Eva Geeks was formed. Some of us have grown closer, some of us have grown apart. Some have come, some have gone. And generally speaking, what we want out of Eva Geeks, and what some of us are able to put into Eva Geeks has changed.

I was away, on and off, for years. I regret not being more involved, and I’m looking forward to helping guide Eva Geeks into what I hope will be another period of prosperity. We’re going to be looking at a variety of things between now and when Evangelion 3.0+1.0 finally comes out. Internal procedures, site maintenance, resources we want to develop, and possible partnerships and associations with other fixtures in the greater community, like communities on Reddit and Discord.

Not many fan sites manage to exist and be active for as long a time as Eva Geeks has. I’m proud that it’s still around, but I also acknowledge that it could use some work, there are some things I hope to address to make it a more productive and inclusive community. I hope you’ll stick around and lend a hand in seeing that happen.

Cheers.
Webmaster, EvaMonkey.com; Co-founder, EvaGeeks.org; Moderator, r/evangelion.

Follow me on Social Media! [YouTube] [Twitter] [Facebook] [Tumblr] [Instagram] [Twitch]

TheFriskyIan
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1889
Joined: Mar 24, 2011
Gender: Male

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby TheFriskyIan » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:30 pm

Suffice to say that Eva Geeks as a whole is at what I like to think of as an inflection point. There were some long-standing issues that coalesced to the point where we needed to step back, talk amongst ourselves, and reassess some things.

Is what exactly that needed to be discussed also private? Even if it's small tiny changes, if it changes how we regularly post it'd be nice to know what needed to be discussed since it would then affect everyone.
Please just call me Ian, "TheFrisky" is more of a title.

"Knowledge seeks no Man."

pwhodges
A Lilin in Wonderland
A Lilin in Wonderland
User avatar
Age: 74
Posts: 10513
Joined: Nov 18, 2012
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby pwhodges » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:37 pm

He meant exactly what he wrote:
View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:the full story involves private discussions, as well as some personal history that’s best left private.

There are matters which would only be a distraction from the subject of this site if discussed in public, quite apart from their being, you know, private.
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important." (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?" (from: The Eccentric Family )
Avatar: Relaxing... (details); Past avatars.
Can't wait for 3.0+1.0? - try Afterwards... my post-Q Evangelion fanfic (discussion)

silvermoonlight
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1442
Joined: Jun 19, 2016
Location: UK
Gender: Female
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:30 am

When you say it was hacked was this user accounts? Just curious in case people need to create new passwords.
Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy.

My Eva fanfiction ff.net Fading In To The Stolen Light For download version please go to AO3
Sequal As The Divine Light Breaks For download version please go to AO3

kuribo-04
Pilot
Pilot
User avatar
Age: 24
Posts: 2118
Joined: Feb 03, 2013
Location: Spain or Germany
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby kuribo-04 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 am

Yeah, what silvermoonlight said.
I would like to know if my password is in danger. The word "hacking" is just a little scary.

Don't wanna go into private matters, but I'd like just a little bit of info if this hacking attack will be negative for us users or if it's resolved. Thanks!

Hope whatever bad stuff happened is in the past.
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
~('.'~) (~'.')~ Dancin Kirby

The Eva Monkey
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar
Posts: 9067
Joined: Jun 14, 2004
Location: The Evanets.
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:47 am

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote:When you say it was hacked was this user accounts? Just curious in case people need to create new passwords.

Specifically, my account was hacked to gain access and make board configuration changes. Everyone else's accounts are fine, however if you haven't updated your password in a while, it's worth doing.
Webmaster, EvaMonkey.com; Co-founder, EvaGeeks.org; Moderator, r/evangelion.

Follow me on Social Media! [YouTube] [Twitter] [Facebook] [Tumblr] [Instagram] [Twitch]

silvermoonlight
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1442
Joined: Jun 19, 2016
Location: UK
Gender: Female
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:07 am

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:Specifically, my account was hacked to gain access and make board configuration changes. Everyone else's accounts are fine, however if you haven't updated your password in a while, it's worth doing.


Thank you it might be worth sending off a note to every user regarding this as not everyone reads the Announcement feeds.
Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy.

My Eva fanfiction ff.net Fading In To The Stolen Light For download version please go to AO3
Sequal As The Divine Light Breaks For download version please go to AO3

Zusuchan
Adam
Posts: 64
Joined: Jul 23, 2020

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Zusuchan » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:17 am

The Eva Monkey wrote:
possible partnerships and associations with other fixtures in the greater community, like communities on Reddit and Discord.

If it's possible, could you please say exactly what you mean under that? I'm deeply interested in the idea of a kind of cross-community.

And on a completely unrelated matter, does your wish to breathe some more life into EvaGeeks mean there's potential for the Commentary Project to get going once again? It's interesting to read, but it's updated at such a slow pace and only the first 7 episodes have been done. Now with Shin being released sometime next year at the earliest, this could be a good time to get it going once again.

FelipeFritschF
Shamshel
Shamshel
Age: 23
Posts: 253
Joined: Sep 12, 2014
Location: Brazil
Gender: Male

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby FelipeFritschF » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:37 pm

View Original PostZusuchan wrote:And on a completely unrelated matter, does your wish to breathe some more life into EvaGeeks mean there's potential for the Commentary Project to get going once again? It's interesting to read, but it's updated at such a slow pace and only the first 7 episodes have been done. Now with Shin being released sometime next year at the earliest, this could be a good time to get it going once again.


Nobody is stopping that from happen. We just need interested folks to organise themselves and start editing. Hopefully the community will come out of this more open and engaged and we can have old and new voices contributing.

The Eva Monkey
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar
Posts: 9067
Joined: Jun 14, 2004
Location: The Evanets.
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:03 pm

View Original PostZusuchan wrote:And on a completely unrelated matter, does your wish to breathe some more life into EvaGeeks mean there's potential for the Commentary Project to get going once again?

That is probably going to boil down to Reichu's availability. It's her baby, and has always been the guiding force behind that project.
Webmaster, EvaMonkey.com; Co-founder, EvaGeeks.org; Moderator, r/evangelion.

Follow me on Social Media! [YouTube] [Twitter] [Facebook] [Tumblr] [Instagram] [Twitch]

Reichu
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
User avatar
Posts: 24044
Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Location: Sailing for the white shores
Gender: Female

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Reichu » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:44 pm

I detached myself from the commentary project many years ago. I've done absolutely nothing -- not even provided comments -- ever since the planning stages for episode 5. I have no idea what's going on with it anymore.

To preempt the possibility of similar such posts, the community should probably know that I won't be making any further contributions under the "EvaGeeks" banner. That's all I'm going to say about that.
さらば、全てのEvaGeeks。
「滅びの運命は新生の喜びでもある」

Zusuchan
Adam
Posts: 64
Joined: Jul 23, 2020

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Zusuchan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:31 am

FelipeFritschF wrote:
We just need interested folks to organise themselves and start editing.

You mean as in ''More people need to contribute to the commentary'' or ''People need to work on getting the project forward''? Because if it's the latter, then I'm open to helping in whatever way I can.

FelipeFritschF
Shamshel
Shamshel
Age: 23
Posts: 253
Joined: Sep 12, 2014
Location: Brazil
Gender: Male

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby FelipeFritschF » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:46 pm

View Original PostZusuchan wrote:You mean as in ''More people need to contribute to the commentary'' or ''People need to work on getting the project forward''? Because if it's the latter, then I'm open to helping in whatever way I can.


Both, I suppose. At the moment these projects are just kinda frozen. If you want you, I can send PM you the Discord invite to the EGF server, which is currently hidden.

EDIT: Nevermind, it's still closed lmao. I'll see if it can be made public again.

Zusuchan
Adam
Posts: 64
Joined: Jul 23, 2020

Re: Announcement regarding recent forum changes

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Zusuchan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:14 am

FelipeFritschF:
Yeah, I'd like you to send the invitation to me whenever it gets public again.


Return to “EvaGeeks News and Feedback”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests