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  1. Tonight, Millennium and more importantly it's legion of fans and enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the show's 20th anniversary. The episode Pilot, sometimes referred to as '2000', was first broadcast on the 25th October, 1996. For those who don't know, Millennium was a critically acclaimed, award winning hour-long apocalyptic drama series, which was produced by the Fox Television Network in the United States between 1996 and 1999. It was based on an original idea by Chris Carter, who of course also created The X-Files and was produced by Carter's Ten-Thirteen Productions. Millennium's influence on the television industry has been discernible so often throughout the last two decades, especially in terms of what could and should get past the US network censors and the show has influenced many similary themed series and films about criminal profilers, serial killers and the nature of what we perceive to be evil. For me personally, there will only ever be the original and best, the series that grabbed my attention and imagination, and of course that influenced me to start and run this website for the last fifteen years, which in itself has introduced me to so many wonderful people over the years. However you choose to celebrate Millennium's twentieth anniversary, or whether you are just watching the series for the very first time, please do take a moment to let us know in our community forums. Meanwhile, thank you Chris Carter, the incredibly talented cast and crew of Ten Thirteen Productions and of course Twentieth Century Fox for together creating one of the finest, most rewarding and in depth pieces of television ever to have been produced. View the original article at Millennium-ThisIsWhoWeAre.net
  2. 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 it ran to help diagnostics When a member changes their email or password they now get an email confirmation If group promotion based on date is enable the system will now auto-promote even if a member does not login Admins - There is now a setting to change the number of topics per page in the forum view You can now press ctrl/cmd+enter in any editor window to submit the reply There is now logic to prevent double-posting when the initial post encounters an error on submit Moderators can now remove all followers from an item Contact Us is now configurable with various options Staff - Announcements can now be restricted by member group Admins now have a setting to have members automatically follow content they start or reply to. Members can optionally override this. The editor will now show a message if a link that can be embedded (image, video, etc.) failed to embed for some reason. Admins get more detailed error reasons. Admins - If our datastore (cache system) is not working properly the AdminCP will now show you a warning telling you that it needs attention. When a member is banned/suspended the system now shows a more friendly page with information on their ban. Previously it showed a permission denied page. Security Questions for account security Security Questions To enhance the security of our member's accounts we now have a new security questions feature where we can allow our members to put in their own, personal security questions. The member will then be prompted to answer those questions for account actions admins define. Account Change Emails Members will now receive confirmation emails when they change their email address or password. Automatic Following Our members can already choose to automatically follow content they start or reply to, but now we can define this as the default behavior for all members. Our members can of course override this to their own preference. Embed Failure Message To answer a frequent question "why didn't my media embed?" we now show you why. Regular members will just see a message indicating the Suite tried to embed but was not able to. Admins will get more information on what failed. Suspended Member Page If we banned/suspended a member previously they simply saw a generic permission denied message. We now show a more friendly page saying they were suspended and why. The member can click to get the full information from the Warning System as well. Announcements Global announcements can now be restricted by member group (such as messages for Guests). The following update after this one is still in development, but will include Added quite a few new embed providers codepen.io coub.com deviantart.com docs.com funnyordie.com gettyimages.com iFixit.com kickstarter.com meetup.com mixcloud.com mix.office.com on.aol.com reddit.com reverbnation.com screencast.com screenr.com slideshare.net smugmug.com ustream.tv Auto-saved content in the editor will now expire after 48 hours If you load an editor that has previous auto-saved content you will now be prompted to keep or remove it A batch of moderator improvements. View/comment on this article!
  3. Enthusiasts of Chris Carter's critically acclaimed Millennium television series will enjoy a new article entitled Millennium: A Return To Chris Carter's Cult Hit?, written by Matt Allair, owner of the excellent resource X-Files Lexicon. The feature forms part of a series on internet fandoms of the '90s, which also includes previous entries on X-Files. View the original article at Millennium-ThisIsWhoWeAre.net
  4. Enthusiasts of Chris Carter's critically acclaimed Millennium television series will enjoy a new article entitled Millennium: A Return To Chris Carter's Cult Hit?, written by Matt Allair, owner of the excellent resource X-Files Lexicon. The feature forms part of a series on internet fandoms of the '90s, which also includes previous entries on X-Files. View the original article at Millennium-ThisIsWhoWeAre.net
  5. 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, YouTube video, Twitter link, etc. an option will now display to revert the embed back to a plain text link if you do not want the embed. New setting to disable embedding. Facebook/Twitter integration improvements If you are an administrator and encounter a system error, additional debug output will now display. Regular members will see the normal error message. If an advertisement is set up with a main image, but not smaller images for tablets/mobiles, the ad would not show at all on tablets/mobiles. This has changed so the main image will display on all devices unless smaller images are provided. Topics scheduled to automatically lock or unlock will now reflect this in the topic listing and when viewing the topic. Placing a link to a Facebook status will embed when possible. When viewing a report, the container (for example, the forum) the content is from is displayed. Three character searches are now allowed in the Admin CP Live Search. The Account Settings page now uses vertical rather than horizontal tabs to prevent overflow. If Gravatar is enabled, and a user has not defined an profile photo, then their email address will be used to fetch from Gravatar unless explicitly set not to. Gfycat embeds now use their oEmbed endpoint rather than their JS API. Using Amazon CloudFront as https provider will now be recognized as valid secure connection. The member REST API endpoint will now return custom fields. The Developer Center for Plugins now shows the filename in the list of hooks, and when editing a hook, a breadcrumb includes a link back to the list. Inline notifications can now be dismissed Efficiency improvements to the search index You can now close a poll independently of the topic Important Fixes In addition to dozens of smaller fixes this release includes fixes for the follow items that impacted many clients: Several security enhancements. The posting parser has been made more efficient. Some BBCode does not parse correctly in version 4 and we have applied some fixes for this. In general BBCode is deprecated so we only provide basic support. Sitemaps could sometimes be blank if there was no content in a specific section. Certain URLs from version 3 were not redirecting properly to the new version 4 format. The timezone detection is now more robust and will more gracefully fail if it cannot determine a visitor's timezone. Permission matrices have been reworked to send less data to prevent exceeding server limitations. Decimal handling has been reworked in Commerce for more precise calculations. The database class now handles InnoDB deadlocks more gracefully, and some queries have been changed to reduce the likeliness of deadlocks. Performance improvements to areas which perform large updates on the members table (for example, when editing permissions). Pages 'number' custom fields previously had an upper limit for submitted values around 2 billion. Multiple fixes for tag searching Activity Stream Improvements The activity stream has a new toggle and filter bar that replaces the "Edit Form" link. It is now faster and easier to customize existing streams and to change the filtering options without having to create new streams. Example of "un-embed" option Facebook/Twitter integration improvements If signed in with Facebook or Twitter, when posting a status update, a checkbox to share on these services appears instead of the old setting to export statuses in the account settings panel. This change ensures IPS4 conforms with Facebook's Terms & Conditions and will pass Facebook's App Review. When setting up Facebook integration, a new setting allows disabling status imports so you do not need to go through Facebook's App Review if you only want to allow users to sign in with Facebook and not integrate with status updates. When setting up Facebook or Twitter integration, the setting to allow automatic sharing is shown in addition to in the sharing settings so it is easier to enable this feature. Facebook integration has been updated to use their latest API endpoints. View/comment on this article!
  6. 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 the page. There, you are seeing everything as it should be. There are some minor maintenance fixes expected over the next few weeks, which will address any new bugs etc with this latest major update and may add some new features along the way. What's New?! The developers have added dozens of new features, enhancements to existing features, fixed the majority of 4.0 bugs, and made large performance gains. Firstly New Content (some still call it View New Content) is now called Unread Content. There is also a handy link to it as shown below... This will take you to one of the new Activity Streams, which is like a time-line of new content. If you don't like the way a particular Stream looks, (eg. say you want a more condensed view without the content of the posts showing), you can toggle the display between the Expanded (normal) and Condensed Views. The new Menu Bar The new Menu Bar represents how most people use the software suite, by browsing through the existing content to spot or view items of interest or sections of the site such as the Forums, Gallery, etc, much like the old menu system, but it also now provides an easy way to see and catch up with new activity using the Activity menu tab. We can also customise the menu, so we'll soon add useful links to the main website, such as the Episode Guide, Music Guide etc. The image below shows the new Activity tab where you can use the default Activity Streams, or Create or Edit your own streams.... Browser Notifications If you choose to allow Browser Notifications, you will get a small pop up and sound effect to alert you when someone has say, replied to a topic you are following or created a new topic. Smarter Pasting When you paste content from say another website or page, if the editor detects it it is styled content (different font, size, contains HTML or images etc), you can choose to quickly paste it as plain text. Selective Quoting I've a feeling many will like this new feature. You can now hightlight part of a post, and selectively quote it using the pop-up option that appears. When ready, only the part of the post you highlighted will be quoted, which saves time and is much neater. It makes it easier to quote part of someone's post without quoting the whole things, especially if its from a long post when it will save lots of scrolling. A list of changes and new features... Some of the main changes and new features include (I've highlighted the main ones, and removed a lot of the internal stuff from this list): New menu structure and drag-and-drop menu manager Ability to have two menu levels Option to create both custom-link menu items and embed preconfigured menus Preview before publishing All menu items support group permissions Discovery system, a very powerful new feature that allows for both admin and user created Activity Streams Admin-defined Streams always visible to users. Users can edit and save admin streams to create their own, custom copy if they would like to tweak them to suit themselves. The main show-all stream automatically tells you when there is new activity Users can now create their own custom streams User streams can be shared but viewer will only see content based on their permissions Filter options include: All content or specific apps. Some apps support further refinement into categories or content-type. Unread content Ownership Content I posted in Content I started Content by specific members (user can create a list) Content I follow Areas I follow Specific content I follow Posted by members I follow Time Period Any time Since my last visit Specified number of days Specific date range Activity Streams that reference features not available to Guests such as unread tracking and follow system will auto-hide Selective quoting to highlight a bit of a post and quote just that Gallery application enhancements New upload image process Images and movies are submitted to the same upload field Image reviews Editor updates Uses div-mode which is much faster and more reliable. Clicking into the editor is now pretty much instant. Auto-linking and member mentions to use new APIs for better reliability Quotes, code boxes, and spoilers can be dragged and moved and there is no more "red line" When cmd/ctrl right-clicking: options to remove or break-out of quotes, edit links and edit image properties Pasting asks if you want to convert to plain text Editor is responsive, and ability to have small editor show in areas with less space Member @mentions in posts can now be selected by tab key Design and interface enhancements Improve typography for titles Better contrast for user-entered text (posts/comments/etc) Brighten background colors Pre-select text in when share popup is opened Make positive/negative colors consistent across all uses Better hover highlighting of 'blended' links Better styling of mentions in posts (both the username, and the menu to select a user) Better contrast for certain areas Flatten the default photo image Improve popular/selected post styles Change popular post icon to heart for consistency with likes Make date a permalink for sharing Improve sidebar contrast and block styles Improve attachments dialog Add X to close mobile nav menu Select messages for multiple deleting in messenger Make leaving a conversation clearer Improved warning panel in user profiles Move content status icons (pinned, hidden etc.) to start of row Improve cover photo so it automatically puts it into position mode after uploading Android title bar inherits theme header color Added date uploaded to Downloads version dropdown Browser notifications for completed actions (such as large file uploads) Search The main search box defaults to the app you are currently browsing unless you are on home page where it searches all New default interface Results now highlight and skip to search term in preview Retina emoticons for Ipad/iPhone etc (where available) Instant Notifications Receive notifications via your Browser Notifications of new Personal Messages and anything in the notifications menu Intelligent auto-polling that only polls when needed to reduce server traffic Browser local storage used, to allow for cross-communication if you have multiple tabs open to further reduce resource use View/comment on this article!
  7. 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 smiley of choice to suit your post and mood, and.... Millennium drum roll.... I've added dozens of new themed smilies and emoticons, as well as removing some of the more boring ones. Simply click on the Emoticon button when posting your content to bring up the Emoticon list. You can quickly jump to a specific category and your most recently used emoticons/smilies will show at the top of the list for convenience. I hope the new categories and emoticons make for a better posting and reading experience here at TIWWA. This Is Who We Are View/comment on this article!
  8. 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 cover photo, it may be a favourite scene from Millennium or another TV series or film, perhaps something personal to you with a meaning that enhances your profile and allows other members to get a better impression of you, or part of a cool wallpaper or other image, your home, town or pets. Some images look better than others, generally wider rather than taller images work best as you get a letter box view of the image. Cover photos/images have replaced the old customisation options in your profile, so your customisations don't break the layout or theme of the site. They're also a lot cooler and fun to upload, especially if you are using a mobile device such as an iPad, because it will let you smoothly slide the image around to where you want it just using your finger (well it turns me on anyway!). This blog entry will cover member profile cover images, but the principle is the same when adding a cover image to a Calendar event or your Blog. Adding a Profile Cover Image Simply go to your profile, you can do this by clicking on your photo/avatar anywhere on the site or from your User Menu (normally top right). If you haven't uploaded a cover image yet, you will just see a blank space where it would normally appear. Look for the Cover Photo options to the right of this space. To upload your new cover photo or image, click on Upload Photo. The uploader appears and you can choose to browse and upload a suitable image or perhaps a wallpaper background image, or you can drag and drop an image however you prefer. Once uploaded the image may show as you would like. You can reposition the image/photo by choosing the Reposition Photo option, which lets you move the image to where you think it looks best. This repositioning step will appear automatically after we upgrade to v4.1 of the site, as its often needed. Once you are happy with your cover image or photo, it will be now displayed whenever you or a member views your profile. You can use the relevant options to overwrite or completely remove your image at any time. Our new software is now fully responsive by design, which means the website and your image will automatically look and work really well on all devices includes mobile/cell phones and tablets, as well as computers without needing a separate skin or theme for mobile devices that have smaller displays and therefore need smaller images. (Member profiles will improve again with the next update to 4.1, so any gallery albums will be displayed better in your profile.) We hope you found this tutorial/guide useful. This is who we are. View/comment on this article!
  9. 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 cover photo, it may be a favourite scene from Millennium or another TV series or film, perhaps something personal to you with a meaning that enhances your profile and allows other members to get a better impression of you, or part of a cool wallpaper or other image, your home, town or pets. Some images look better than others, generally wider rather than taller images work best as you get a letter box view of the image. Cover photos/images have replaced the old customisation options in your profile, so your customisations don't break the layout or theme of the site. They're also a lot cooler and fun to upload, especially if you are using a mobile device such as an iPad, because it will let you smoothly slide the image around to where you want it just using your finger (well it turns me on anyway!). This blog entry will cover member profile cover images, but the principle is the same when adding a cover image to a Calendar event or your Blog. Adding a Profile Cover Image Simply go to your profile, you can do this by clicking on your photo/avatar anywhere on the site or from your User Menu (normally top right). If you haven't uploaded a cover image yet, you will just see a blank space where it would normally appear. Look for the Cover Photo options to the right of this space. To upload your new cover photo or image, click on Upload Photo. The uploader appears and you can choose to browse and upload a suitable image or perhaps a wallpaper background image, or you can drag and drop an image however you prefer. Once uploaded the image may show as you would like. You can reposition the image/photo by choosing the Reposition Photo option, which lets you move the image to where you think it looks best. This repositioning step will appear automatically after we upgrade to v4.1 of the site, as its often needed. Once you are happy with your cover image or photo, it will be now displayed whenever you or a member views your profile. You can use the relevant options to overwrite or completely remove your image at any time. Our new software is now fully responsive by design, which means the website and your image will automatically look and work really well on all devices includes mobile/cell phones and tablets, as well as computers without needing a separate skin or theme for mobile devices that have smaller displays and therefore need smaller images. (Member profiles will improve again with the next update to 4.1, so any gallery albums will be displayed better in your profile.) We hope you found this tutorial/guide useful. This is who we are. View the full blog entry.
  10. V4.1 is on the way! Key ChangesThe 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 levelsOption to create both custom-link menu items and embed preconfigured menusPreview before publishingAll menu items support group permissionsDiscovery system that allows for both admin and user created Activity StreamsAdmin-defined streams always visible to users. Users can edit and save admin streams to create their own, custom copy.The main show-all stream automatically tells you when there is new activityUsers can create custom streamsUser streams can be shared but viewer will only see content based on their permissionsFilter options include:All content or specific apps. Some apps support further refinement into categories or content-type.Unread contentOwnershipContent I posted inContent I startedContent by specific members (user can create a list)Content I followAreas I followSpecific content I followPosted by members I follow Time PeriodAny timeSince my last visitSpecified number of daysSpecific date rangeActivity Streams that reference features not available to Guests such as unread tracking and follow system will auto-hideOption to serve images via a local proxy script (useful for SSL sites)Option to globally disallow remote images in postsAbility to preview email template wrapperVersion number in AdminCP headerSelective quoting to highlight a bit of a post and quote just thatPages application enhancementsNow installs with better default content to help new usersPages menu manager removed in favor of Suite-wide menu manager. Upgrade system will attempt to preserve menu items.BlocksNew blocksMembers block, Blog comments, Blog List, Download comments, Download reviews, Poll blockcommentFeed/itemFeed based widgets have date limit (today, 7 days, etc)RecordFeed has a customisable titleCalendar widget has a calendar selector to restrict events to specific calendar(s)Better selectors for open/pinned/featured selectionExternal Widgets: Ability to add blocks to other websites via generated iFrame codePagesLarger editor box when editing/creating pagesMore tags in sidebar when editing/creating pagesCustom error page configurableFieldsSimple relational field addedAbility to place fields above or below record contentSimple Name: Value display format addedMedia ManagerAbility to upload media for use within Pages pages, CSS, templates and blocksCompatible with designers modeTemplatesNew templates for when viewing the record homepage as 'articles'Ability to export and import templates to share with other IPS4 communitiesGallery application enhancementsNew upload image processImages and movies are submitted to the same upload fieldImage reviewsEditor updatesUses div-mode which is much faster and more reliable. Clicking into the editor is now pretty much instant.Auto-linking and member mentions to use new APIs for better reliabilityQuotes, code boxes, and spoilers can be dragged and moved and there is no more "red line"When cmd/ctrl right-clicking: options to remove or break-out of quotes, edit links and edit image propertiesPasting asks if you want to convert to plain textTotally new code plugin with syntax highlighting as you typeOption to make enter behave as a new line rather than with spacingEditor is responsive, and ability to have small editor show in areas with less spaceMember @mentions in posts can now be selected by tab keyUpgrade processNew upgrade process where new files are downloaded and installed automatically when possible.Option to set email address for notifications when an upgrade is availableBanner shown to admins on the front end when an upgrade is available. It can be dismissed except for security updates.Design and interface enhancementsImprove typography for titlesBetter contrast for user-entered text (posts/comments/etc)Brighten background colorsPre-select text in when share popup is openedMake positive/negative colors consistent across all usesBetter hover highlighting of 'blended' linksBetter styling of mentions in posts (both the username, and the menu to select a user)Better contrast for ipsAreaBackgroundFlatten the default photo imageCheckbox/radio buttons now use custom styling, giving themers more control of their styleImprove popular/selected post stylesChange popular post icon to heart for consistency with likesMake date a permalink for sharingImprove sidebar contrast and block stylesRemove tab bar 'stretch' option and use CSS approachImprove attachments dialogAdd more IDs to the user bar template for hook useAdd X to close mobile nav menuUpgrade FontAwesome to 4.4Select messages for multiple deleting in messengerMake leaving a conversation clearerImprove warning panel in user profilesMove content status icons (pinned, hidden etc.) to start of rowImprove cover photo so it automatically puts it into position mode after uploadingAndroid title bar inherits theme header colorAdded date uploaded to Downloads version dropdownBrowser notifications for completed actions (such as large file uploads)Option to prompt users to re-consent to Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy when you change them in AdminCPSearchThe main search box defaults to the app you are currently browsing unless you are on home page where it searches allNew default interfaceResults now highlight and skip to search term in previewRetina emoticonsAbility to uncheck all when adding Moderators in AdminCPInstant NotificationsReceive notifications via your Browser Notifications of new Personal Messages and anything in the notifications menuIntelligent auto-polling that only polls when needed to reduce server trafficBrowser local storage used, to allow for cross-communication if you have multiple tabs open to further reduce resource use No Longer Included Areas such as View New Content, My Content, My Followed Content, Status page and so on are replaced by the new Activity Streams View/comment on this article!
  11. IPS Community Suite 4.0.13Released 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 resolvedLists were not rebuilding correctly coming from 3.4.xChanged rebuild routines to not use internal embeds as it represents a change from the way content looked pre-upgradeThere were some infinite redirect issues in some cases when Pages was used, particularly when the gateway file was usedFixed an issue related to core_cache and the task not running View/comment on this article!
  12. 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 do keep up to date daily with developments), and despite us moving to a much better web host with a newer more powerful servers and superfast SSD drives, the server resource usage has still been very high which has caused some issues we're trying to resolve. I've blocked a few IP Addresses in Romania and elsewhere that were hitting the server hard and its helped, and made sure there's a 30 second delay for search bots, but 'bad bots' probably ignore that setting! There isn't a fully released version of Shoutbox yet, its being rebuilt from the ground up in the developers spare time, but when we installed a recent pre-release candidate version it was hitting the server 50,000 times a day, despite only containing about 10 actual shots per day max and some tweaks applied by the developer. So we had to remove it before our web host suspended our account! Shoutbox may return one day if the developer addresses impact on system resources, and there is another similar program we can try called Chatbox. However, all these types of programs have major resource issues by definition, so it may be we re-install the official IPS Chat app, which runs off an external server. IPS Chat has a 5 user limit on the free version but the main issue is that when you exit the a Chatroom is doesn't keep the old messages visible, like the Shoutbox does. Therefore, when we used to have it installed in the last year or so, it was rarely if ever used as everyone seemed to love the Shoutbox. Perhaps if we charged optional membership subscriptions etc to raise funds, we could possibly pay for a managed VPS Virtual Private Server or even a Dedicated Server, but they are really expensive, and since I'm facing redundancy from work on October 31st, I'm reluctant to commit to that for now. So for now we're trying to run the board at basic level without any third party add-ons to get a baseline on performance, which is still going way up to 150%-200% of available system resources during peak times of the day, but we're getting there! As you can see, the chart is coming down over the last month. I make a change and then see what the effect is over a few days, checking the system logs, so its a bit of a slow process but it could help nail down what's causing it, could be as simple as showing forthcoming calendar events, or latest topics on the main index page etc. Each software update has seen a boost in system performance too, as well as fixing hundreds of bugs, many of which we never see or experience but I thank you for your patience and I'm please that things are improving and certainly are very stable! Meanwhile, IB Themes are busy getting the Halloween themes ready, which will brighten up the board again with an autumnal season feel - always the best time of the year to enjoy Millennium if you ask me! This is who we are. View/comment on this article!
  13. 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 be notified they've been mentioned (depending on how they have set their notification options), which is a great way to attract someone's attention to something that might interest them. We also have a brand new text editor, and now have the option to split up our smilies and emoticons into Categories and re-order them, which I'll be doing soon. A completely re-written software project will always mean some issues and bugs, but a lot of hard work is being done to identify and address them. One of the biggest issue we have was caused by the text converter part of the upgrade which converted the database to UTF-8 character sets to improve support for international language characters and symbols. It seems many of our older posts which contained links, have had those links modified unintentionally and which now cause the page they are on to reload. This has happened on many other websites, and the developers are looking into why and how to fix it. Many of you will be missing the Shoutbox, but this not an official add-on. It's made by a developer as a third party add-on, and there isn't currently a full release compatible with the new version of our software. We attempted to use a beta release candidate version but it was causing a massive spike in server resource usage taking us over 300-500% more than we are permitted on Shared Hosting, even with our recent move to a new web-host and more powerful server. Server usage remains high so we have reported this to the software developer to understand why and hopefully to prevent our account being suspended! There is now an alternative to Shoutbox, again a 3rd party app, which we can try out and which works the same, but I need to understand the high server use first. The next software release primarily focuses on stability with many bug fixes, not all of which we may be experiencing. Amongst other important fixes, it will address: Some reports of issues with insert/embed images into postsIPS are also working on big improvements to the Search system but, until those are ready, they have made two small changes to make search a bit more pleasant: date will be default sort order and words will be searched using AND logic rather than OR logic. This is a list of items in progress but not yet assigned to a specific scheduled release. Items here are are coming very soon: usually within a month or so. Check back often as we update our roadmap! Current estimated for this coming soon section: early September Gallery enhancementsUser interface improvements to make what already works more friendly for the end userSorting/filtering improvementsEasier moderationContent discoverySearch system overhaulView new content improvementsActivity stream improvementsImprovements to the followed content section to make it more usefulEditor enhancements including native quote ability to remove annoyances dealing with quotes, we now use DIV rather than IFRAME mode for faster loading, and mobile experience is also greatly improved.Image proxy system so remotely linked images on SSL sites are routed through a local proxy to maintain a secure page. View/comment on this article!
  14. In case you've missed the news in our forums, lalalandrecords.com are now taking and shipping orders for the new second volume 2 CD set of the Millennium soundtrack. They've also re-released volume one as a limited 1000 availability for those who missed out on the original 2000 copy release. View the original article at millennium-thisiswhoweare.net
  15. In case you've missed the news in our forums, lalalandrecords.com are now taking and shipping orders for the new second volume 2 CD set of the Millennium soundtrack. They've also re-released volume one as a limited 1000 availability for those who missed out on the original 2000 copy release! View the original article at Millennium-ThisIsWhoWeAre.net
  16. Millennium actor Lance Henriksen who recently turned 75, is scheduled to appear in Manchester, England this weekend at Showmaster's Film and Comic Con, May 30th and 31st. Visit www.filmandcomicconmanchester.com for more information and event details. View the original article at millennium-thisiswhoweare.net
  17. Millennium actor Lance Henriksen who recently turned 75, is scheduled to appear in Manchester, England this weekend at Showmaster's Film and Comic Con, May 30th and 31st. Visit www.filmandcomicconmanchester.com for more information and event details. View the original article at Millennium-ThisIsWhoWeAre.net
  18. 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 important changes just to be aware of as Members. Firstly, our current software has the option for Members to have separate Log-In User Names and Display Names. The User Name is what you enter to log into the website (or you can choose to enter your email address), the Display Name is what appears on the community website and in your profile which can be changed if/when you like. V4 has done away with log-in names, so you just need to remember and to use your Display Name and TIWWA account password (or email address and TIWWA password) to log in to TIWWA after the community is upgraded. Secondly, the concept of Friends in your profiles has been replaced with Followers, to make the feature more useful and social. So if want to Follow say Libby, you can do that from Libby's profile as you would have done before. You can then opt to keep up to date by receiving email or online notifications when the people you follow add new content, follow someone else, add a video, post a status update etc. As some Members have lots of Friends, there is a consideration that those members may be receive too many Following Notifications, so when we upgrade the software we may opt not to convert Friends to Followers immediately as part of the upgrade process, in which case you can choose afterwards yourselves who to follow from new after the community has been updated. I'll give this some more thought to this but welcome any preferences from our Members. I'll keep you all posted on progress, for the moment I'm waiting for the majority of issues or bugs to be discovered and fixed before we upgrade, and also for compatible Shoutbox to be released. View/comment on this article!
  19. Sarah-Jane Redmond will be joining the cast in season three of Hallmark Channels highly-rated Primetime Original Series, Debbie Macombers Cedar Cove. The primetime drama, starring Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal, makes its anticipated return with a special two-hour season premiere July 2015. Cedar Cove, based on the bestselling book series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, takes viewers to a majestic and idyllic small seaside town of Cedar Cove, home to romance, relationships and drama. At the center of it all is Olivia Lockhart (MacDowell), the revered Cedar Cove Municipal Court judge, lifetime resident, loving mother and loyal friend to many. As Olivias romance with newspaper editor Jack (Neal) hangs in the balance following a shocking discovery, Olivia, along with her family and friends, will find her small town is bursting with more dramaand heartthan ever before. Debbie Macombers Cedar Cove season three will be produced by Unity Pictures and distributed by Dan Wigutow Productions. Executive producers are Dan Wigutow, Sue Tenney, Ron French and Stephen Harmaty. Tenney is the show runner. Visit the official Cedar Cove website to learn more and watch official video previews and clips. View the full article
  20. Sarah-Jane Redmond is currently appearing in the next three episodes of the television series, iZombie, an adaptation of the popular comic book series. iZombie premiered on The CW channel on March 17, 2015. Visit the official CW iZombie website to learn more and watch official video previews and clips. View the full article
  21. Stay tuned to The CW Network this March for Sarah-Jane Redmond appearing in several episodes of the forthcoming television series, iZombie. The anticipated series is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. iZombie will premiere on The CW on March 17, 2015. Synopsis:- Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia 'Liv' Moore, a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains shes taken a job in the Seattle coroners office. In this appropriately dead-end job, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that persons memories... Visit the official CW iZombie website to learn more and watch official video previews and clips. View the full article
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  24. At the recent New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced an upcoming miniseries adaptation of cult Chris Carter TV show "Millennium". The stories will be written by Joe Harris, who also authors IDW's "X-Files: Season 10." The comic will feature interior art by Colin Lorimer and external covers by menton3, series creator Carter will reprise his "Season 10" role as executive producer. Joe Harris has provided an interview with Comic Book Resources in which he says "I believe our plan is to start with a five-issue series and really re-establish Frank Black, the shadowy remnants of the Millennium Group he once belonged to that turned on him, and which, we think, was dissolved, then gauge the temperature." Asked whether Chris Cartor will be involved, Joe responded "Chris has been our 'Executive Producer', trusting my vision to shepherd these stories and characters along. He seems comfortable with me, but he's reviewing what we do and I expect I'll know if he's not happy!" Read the full length article at CBR. View the original article at millennium-thisiswhoweare.net
  25. Look out for Sarah-Jane Redmond in the new trailer for R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. Sarah Jane Redmond will return to guest star in a second episode of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, an award winning horror-fantasy series broadcast on the The Hub Network. The Halloween themed episode will be broadcast in October 2014 and is titled 'Return of the Pumpkinheads'. You can learn more about RL Stine's The Haunting Hour at the show's official website at hubnetwork.com or at the show's official Twitter page. View the full article
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