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Caraina
Posted by Caraina
04/02/17 - 07:14AM
Welcome to April Everyone!

Things are still moving and shaking, so be sure to read all the way to the end.

We are still doing our fundraiser for a new server to ensure Luna’s longevity, so be sure to give that a look. Currently, we are at $4088 out of our $10,000 goal. Keep in mind that donors get priority in the queue, and you can elect to get cool rewards for certain benchmarks. One hundred dollars, two bucks, whatever you can afford will really help us in the long run! We wanted to personally thank a few of our donors, so thank you to:

AExorcist
ApatheticSquirrel
AstharoshesAmaranth
Banekill
BlackRose13
Celteas
Coffeerepublic
Colbychu
freakygirl1411
Goodfellow
HikariRenge
Hiromi
Icecreamfan
Jozeer
Kamisori
Karma
Kyoyama Kita
Lumaki
Marshmallow-chan
MewChiiLi
miss_serendipity
prosit
Ranie
redbowen
SandyClawz89
Shadowsirenv
Spacefuneral
Straw
sweetxxdreamz


Diamond April would also like to give a special thanks to her friend Susu (who does not have an account) for her substantial contribution to Lunaescence’s return.


If you don’t see your name here, but you did donate, please email Diamond April, as we want to make sure you all get the recognition you deserve! Of course, regardless of who you are, we are so incredibly thankful to receive everyone’s donations. We’ve got a ways more to go, but the support this community has shown is incredible. Thank you.


Our last theme was Totally Underrated.

And here are our nominations:
Armistice (Attack on Titan, 13+)
Some Kind of Trouble (Yu-Gi-Oh!, 13+)
Wildflowers (Naruto, 17+)

Congratulations you three!

The theme for May will be Revived!. If your favorite story was dormant, and is now updating again, nominate it here so everyone knows!

Our last featured challenge was the Blind Inspiration Challenge.
And here are the responses:
Wanted Poster (One Piece, 13+)
Life's Little Snippets (Original [Romance/Fantasy], 13+)

This month’s featured challenge is the Shuffle Challenge. For more information, click here.

We’re going to kick off our first return event with a classic fic trade! Roll up your sleeves, get your good writing pen out, and get ready to make some dreams come true everyone! Read the rules and sign up right here.

For a last few notes:
- We know that we still have many bugs to work out, so we really appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we get everything sorted out. Providing screenshots and specifics on which skin you’re using and whatnot has made all the difference in getting things going quickly and effectively, and we really appreciate it! If you have a glitch that you’d like to report, let us know right here and we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.

- As a reminder, Lunaescence is now on social media! Check out our Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and our revamped Tumbler.

- In the next few weeks we will be opening up applications for moderator positions! We are currently looking for
Queue Moderators, who focus on reading and validating stories, and validating authors
Community Moderators, who focus on site maintenance, writing announcements, and running events
And a new spot or two as Social Media Manager(s), who focus on taking care of and updating the social media accounts we now have. Keep your eyes peeled on the announcements if you are interested in any of these positions!

- And finally, the queue is open now, but we will be closing the queue for the last five days of this month so that the mods can have a chance to completely clear it out. The queue will be closed from 4/26 to 4/30, so get your stories in before then!

Happy April!

 

Comments
Hello there! I know you guys are busy, but I thought I'd just bring to your attention that when I tried the "Contact Us" section to request a new category, a "404 - Not Found" error occurred. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks again for all the hard work that you do!
- GuardianAngel07 on 04/03/17 - 04:26AM
GuardianAngel07 - We are aware. Many of the pages are either broken or have outdated links, but Dia's priorities were to get the site up and running so people can read and submit stories first before worrying about smaller things. She assures us that they will be taken care of as and when she has the time. (We're also looking to revamp the FAQ and rules to simplify them.)

Right now, the best way to contact us is:
-In the forum if it's about a site-related bug or issue or if you need to request a category or characters added to the site. You can also request validation on the forum, but it's fine if you want to ask privately.
-Privately using either the "Contact Author" form on one of our author profile pages or @lunaescence.com email for any matter that's less public. (It's just our username, no spaces, @lunaescence.com. So mine is kerrigansheehan[at]lunaescence[dot]com. Dia was nice enough to set this up for us. Dia be praised.)

If you have a question about the queue, a story, or validation or if you need to report a user or anonymous poster for spamming, flaming, etc., contact either me, Breezy, Mozart, or Penguiduck. If it has to do with anything related to announcements, contact Caraina. If it has to do with being recognized for your donations, contact Diamond April. If it has to do with our impending search for more moderators, a separate announcement will be made once we've finished setting up the applications.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 04/03/17 - 07:57PM
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