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Our staff blog contains news and updates about This Is Who We Are. This is a 'group blog', in which any of our staff team can post entries.

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Server upgrade completed!

Server upgrade completed!

We've just upgraded to the next level of cloud VPS hosting. 48 unlocked CPUs, increased super fast SSD storage and double the RAM! Roedecker would be proud! And the next major update of our community suite software is on the way, with some great new features to enhance our forums that you'll love!
Updated Privacy and Community Guidelines

Updated Privacy and Community Guidelines

Unless you've been living under a rock, on Mars or have possibly been abducted by The Polaroid Stalker, you will have no doubt heard about changes to Privacy and Data Protection in Europe called General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short). The legislation in reality effects and improves the rights of everyone. As you would expect, we have always respected your privacy and the processing of your personal data/information, and we will continue to do so.  Our community software

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Security update information and general tips

Dear TIWWA members and visitors,  Nothing to be alarmed about, but I would like to extend apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced with slow responses or speed with the website in the last few days.  Unfortunately we have intermittently been receiving a high amount of illegitimate web traffic, effectively hammering away at the server in what appears to be a crude attempt to knock our server or website offline.  As you may know such is the nature of DDoS or 'Distrib

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Amazon S3 and Cloudfront = Performance improvements

Welcome to our first update for 2018! The following update isn't that exciting but may be of interest to some more than others but it heralds a faster, more responsive Millennium website experience, which I'm hoping you will notice as from today. As you might expect, our website has grown significantly over the last 15 years and our website community software has become more complex and feature-laden also. Last year, we needed to upgrade to a more powerful cloud-based VPS web host

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New in TIWWA 4.2: Reactions

This entry is about our TIWWA Community Suite 4.2 release. It is a new feature available to all registered members. TIWWA's Community Suite software has long had a reputation system; first we had a simple up/down number-based system, later updated to introduce a Likes system, tied in with our reputation system. We're pleased to introduce the latest updates to the reputation system, which we think you'll love: Reactions. Quite simply, reactions allow users to offer more fine-grained

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New in TIWWA 4.2: Clubs

We are happy to introduce the next major feature that will be available at This Is Who We Are - Clubs. Clubs are a brand new way of supporting fun, on or off-topic sub-communities within our site, in other words, providing new improved 'social group' functionality.  Let's take a look at the concept with a few demo example screenshots from the software developer's beta test site, and then go over what Clubs are capable of doing! (Above: The Club directory. This is similar to the m

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New in 4.2: Letter Profile Photos

This entry is about our TIWWA Community Suite 4.2 release. It is a new feature available to all registered members.  Our  Community Suite comes with a default profile photo which is used when members have not set a profile photo for their account. While this model has served the software well for years, our software developers IPS felt it was time for an update to the software to keep pace with current internet trends. This has led to one of the latest changes you can expect to see with ver

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New in 4.2: Calendar Event Reminders

This entry is about our TIWWA Community Suite 4.2 release. It is a new feature available to all registered members.  There are many Calendar related improvements in 4.2 designed to make adding and engaging with events easier than ever before. First of these is Event Reminders.  Reminders are easy to create. Simply use the Set Reminder button shown on all future events and specify when you would like your reminder... (Above image: Choose when you would like to be reminded.)

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New in 4.2: Content Message

This entry is about our TIWWA Community Suite 4.2 release. It is another new feature available to staff, designed to benefit all users. Following on from our previous entry about the new Recommended Replies feature, we also have one more small feature change that will be very useful. Content Message is a small feature that will be available in all content areas (forums, blogs, gallery, etc.) and allows a moderator to put a message at the top of any item. (Above image: Exampl

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New in 4.2: Recommended Replies

This entry is about our TIWWA Community Suite 4.2 release. It is a new feature available for staff, designed to benefit all users. Screenshots are from a test developer's version. Sometimes TIWWA staff may find situations where you want to highlight one or more replies to a content item to bring attention to a really great response. This is especially true on busier topics where you might have dozens or even hundreds of replies in a single discussion. In 4.2, there is now an ability fo

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TIWWA 4.2 is coming mid 2017!

TIWWA Members and visitors can look forward to the next major release of our community suite software coming mid-2017. Software company IPS are well into development on v4.2 and are excited to start announcing all the new features and improvements. Our next big release is focused on engagement with our members. You will see enhancements to our Reputation system, new ways to encourage people to register on our community, and enhancements to existing features to make them more interactive. Th

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Some recent changes to Member Groups

Greetings TIWWA Members! We've recently made some minor changes and improvements to our Member Groups and Ranks at This Is Who We Are. Also, all members can now edit their own content with no time limitations. So if you have an older really good post with broken images because the images were stored on say Photobucket, but you deleted the image or album at Photobucket image, or Photobucket shut down etc, you can now edit your post at any time and fix those broken images - very handy fo

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Wish all of our members and visitors a Merry Christmas

As we approach the end of 2016, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our amazing members, old friends and guest visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To mark the Yuletide occasion, This Is Who We Are has once again been festively decorated with a choice of two themes, Christmas Noel and White Christmas, created by Sherri at IBTheme. For those who prefer the usual default TIWWA Theme, you can select this or any of the other themes from the Theme selector men

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The Leaderboard - Coming to TIWWA December 2016

In addition to many small bug fixes, this next release includes: For Admins - Accounts flagged as spammers are now more visibly different on the member list in AdminCP The Password form helper can now show a "strength" meter, and set a minimum strength required. Added quite a few new embed providers codepen.io coub.com deviantart.com docs.com funnyordie.com gettyimages.com iFixit.com

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Coming soon to TIWWA

Some information for those interested about our forthcoming software update, I've highlighted most relevant in bold... Key Changes In addition to many small bug fixes, this release includes: Performance improvements in: profile view, sitemap generator, posting replies, and Activity Streams More efficient license key checking to keep the keys from being checked too often which can slow the site down Admins - There is now a column in tasks view to show the last time

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Software Update - March 23rd 2016

TIWWA Software Upgrade - Key Changes For anyone interested... (Much of the following are behind the scenes, technical improvements or areas relating to the administration/configuration of the software. I have highlighted in bold text the points of more relevance to our Members.) This release fixes reported issues and adds refinement to existing features as well as some security upgrades. New or Changed Features When your link auto-embeds in a post such as with an image

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TIWWA Software Upgrade - Sunday Nov 15th

I've just upgraded the TIWWA software suite. As with any big update, if you are visiting soon after the upgrade, I strongly recommend that you do a hard refresh to make sure your browser loads the updated versions of the files and isn't using a mix of new and cached old ones which can cause odd things to happen to your experience of our site(!). To do this in Windows, simply hold down the CTRL key and then just press F5 then let go, and it will force your browser to reload all files on th

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Emoticon alert!

Thanks to a very long awaited feature in our latest software version at TIWWA, which provides much better smiley/emoticon management by way of categories and drag and drop re-ordering, I've finally been able re-organise the very mixed up smilies at TIWWA. We now have a General Category (for small everyday small smilies), and brand new categories for seasonal, fun, holiday etc themed smilies including Halloween, Christmas, Food themed etc. This should make it a lot easier to find your preferred s

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A guide to Profile Cover Photos

One of the great new features with our software is the ability to customise your profile with a cover photo. Cover photos can also be used to great effect in the Calendar when you create or edit an event, and in the Blog section where you can theme your Blog much more easily than before. I've increased the maximum file size of the profile cover images as of today, from 1MB to 2MB to make it easier to find and upload your favourite images. You can really add something to your profile by using a c

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Coming to TIWWA in October - features update

V4.1 is on the way! Key Changes The next major release for IPS Community Suite 4 is now in the final stages of development. The de operas have added dozens of new features, enhancements to existing features, fixed the majority of 4.0 bugs, and made large performance gains. Changes and New Features Include: New menu structure and drag-and-drop menu managerAbility to have two menu levels Option to create both custom-link menu items and embed preconfigured menus Preview before publishing All menu i

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Stability update applied 03.09.15

IPS Community Suite 4.0.13 Released 08/31/2015 Key Changes This release primarily focuses on stability with many bug fixes. In addition to dozens of fixes, important items include: When unflagging a member as a spammer, if any tasks are still queued to delete or hide the member's content the tasks will be cancelled.  This is useful if you flag a user as a spammer and then immediately change your mind and unflag the member. NO_STEP issue during upgrade should now be resolved Lists were not rebuil

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Recent new server and software updates - Progress update!

I think we've nailed all the really annoying things (bugs) since the upgrade now, like links in old posts being broken and reloading the same page instead of showing the actual linked website (all since rebuilt and working okay again). This latest version of our software framework although more powerful, efficient and feature-laden in a lot of ways, does in some ways use a lot more system resources, something the developers possibly never really made clear (at least I wasn't aware of that and I

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Another smaller update coming soon

We have recently applied a major software update to TIWWA, which has introduced many great new features and improvements both in terms of functionality and design. New features include a new responsive layout that works great on mobile and touch devices as it does on a PC. Smarter profiles for members with the ability to upload and reposition your own cover images. You can now mention a member in a post by typing an @ sign and as you type their name it will autocomplete for you. The person will

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TIWWA Upgrade Coming Soon

It's been over 2 years in the making, but the next major software update to our community software suite is coming soon! V4 of our software has been completely rewritten from the ground up for faster performance, great new features, improvements and functionality, as well as a new, fully responsive theme design, meaning it will scale automatically to fit computers, mobile devices and tablets without needing a separate plain mobile theme for smaller display devices. There are a couple of impor

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Announcing TIWWA's Video System!

TIWWA invites you to view, add and share video content relating to Millennium, its themes, cast and crew in our new Videos System. Get sharing by posting links to external online content along with a quick description, or view, rate and comment on the latest videos shared by your fellow friends and TIWWA members. To get us started, I have imported the collection of Lance Henriksen videos from our former sister site Lance Henriksen Magic, featuring trailers and clips relating to Lance's film

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