Registrations Now Open!
Posted by Sally
10/10/09 - 03:41PM

Registrations are open! ^_^

Thanks to everyone who sent in e-mails and test reviews. Stay tuned over the rest of the weekend for more updates.

Avatars for Everyone!
I just installed Gravatar support for the site. This is a service that associates your e-mail address with an avatar of your choice. This means avatars are now open to EVERYONE, not just validated members.

This way, you can have the pretty avatar next to your name and I have peace of mind knowing I can remove the old, hack-prone script from the site. ^_^

I'll work on adding other avatar services later. To enable Gravatars, go to your profile and look for "Avatar" under your bio.

Edit: Okay, by popular request I added in a place for you just to link to a remote avatar from PhotoBucket or some other site. Just go into your options to choose the avatar type that works for you. I also located these really cool, randomly generated avatars that I'll work on installing tomorrow.

Log In With Penname or E-mail
You can now log into the site with either your penname OR with the e-mail you signed up with. ^_^ Thanks to Jasson for helping me get that figured out!


Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! Now I have a reason to write again! THANK YOU!
- Kitsuchan on 10/10/09 - 05:58PM
Awww, I kind of liked having my spiffy avatar since I was validated. Haha! But I'm glad registrations are open again, I have a few friends who have been waiting to join. (:
- SubtleQuirk on 10/10/09 - 06:00PM
It's a miracleee~!

Thank you soooo muuuuchhhh~!!
- miraclemilktea on 10/10/09 - 06:01PM
DX How do you work it~ D:
It's like, a g. O_O;
- burywrekgemysoul on 10/10/09 - 06:03PM
Default image from Gravatar is a G icon. I can work something like a moon or something in later.

To change it, go to and sign up. You'll be able to upload your own avatars and tell them which ones you want to assign to your e-mail.
- Sally on 10/10/09 - 06:06PM
Okay, since this appears to be a NECESSARY REMINDER: Please don't submit more than one chapter at a time of any story until the previous chapter is validated. I disappear for two hours and end up with 24 new submission e-mails...
- crazydominodragongirl on 10/10/09 - 06:09PM
So it's like photobucket in a sense, right?
- dragonfly on 10/10/09 - 06:12PM
Basically just like Photobucket, except they only do avatars.
- Sally on 10/10/09 - 06:15PM
Ah, okay, just wanted to be sure before signing up. Thanks!
- dragonfly on 10/10/09 - 06:16PM
Do the avatars have to be a G rating before they will show up on Luna? Or does the rating really not matter?
- Fluorescent-X on 10/10/09 - 06:21PM
Rating shouldn't matter. I just don't want to see anything truly objectionable.
- Sally on 10/10/09 - 06:33PM
*salutes* you got it!
- Fluorescent-X on 10/10/09 - 06:34PM
whoooo! I was actually able to figure it out. I'm so proud of myself. xD
- KarenaWilliams on 10/10/09 - 06:50PM
I hate to say it, but I don't like this gravatars makes it complicated to change the avatar, and it means having to have an active membership on another site I don't trust very much...

Is there any way to enable validated users to still host our avatars on imageshack, photobucket, etc. and put them in the old way?

Has anyone else used gravatars before and can calm my worries about finding my inbox full of spam tomorrow morning since I had to sign up there to use an avatar at all?
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 10/10/09 - 07:13PM
YEAH! Registrations open again!!! :D My friends have been wanting to join forever! ^_^ And JUST when I made my own avatar XD. Thank you sally!!

But since registrations are open, that other guy that was retarded can't come back . . .right? O_O
- Knight Z on 10/10/09 - 07:25PM
Sure, I'll see about adding in an open URL again. :-)

I've had a Gravatar account for a while now and I haven't gotten any e-mail from them aside from the sign-up emails.

No, the person who reported us won't be able to come back unless they register under a new e-mail address.
- Sally on 10/10/09 - 07:39PM
Wouldn't it be simple to just make a new one though? I heard that IP address are best.*shrugges*
- Knight Z on 10/10/09 - 07:49PM
O_O I love you.... I really do. You are just absolutely awesome. ♡
- LatonaSelene on 10/10/09 - 08:37PM
Thank you. <3
I've been hoping that the registrations would re-open for a while now.
You're awesome. <3
- MeiGui1031 on 10/10/09 - 08:44PM
-grovels at your feet- Thank you so much for re-opening registration! I've waited so looooong! :D
- Stygian Pirate on 10/10/09 - 08:58PM
Sally! The recatchpa issue is that I can't see it while logged on. i can see it while logged off, but I can't review it while logged. >.<
- Knight Z on 10/10/09 - 09:16PM
Thank you for your hard work, Sally♥ This avatar feature is nice and NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!!

Aww, poor dg-chan^^
- Celestial Sakura on 10/10/09 - 09:18PM
Eeek, that's not supposed to happen, Knight Z.

Hang on, let me fix that.
- Sally on 10/10/09 - 09:39PM
Thanks for hearing the concerns and letting me know it's safe, Sally! It's great to see you back!

And very much thanks to DG for holding everything together in the meantime!
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 10/10/09 - 10:01PM
i've been waiting to register for months
you're awesome ^__^
- GloomyBear on 10/10/09 - 10:44PM
Hooray! I exist! Thanks for making all of us so happy by opening this place up to new users! =)
- Winter on 10/10/09 - 11:43PM
n____n~ thank you, Sally!
I'm glad that we have this now~ it's so cool~ ;D
I squeed. n___n~
- burywrekgemysoul on 10/11/09 - 12:13AM
Awesome! Keep up the good work, Sally! :)
- kniferomance on 10/11/09 - 01:38AM
Woot, now I can bug my friend to join! :D
- Chrys on 10/11/09 - 02:13AM
Yay, thank you very much ^___^ *yet another happy new member*
- Birdie on 10/11/09 - 10:33AM
Thanks a lot, Sally! You've worked hard for all of us. <3
- DaikonTaiko on 10/11/09 - 10:39AM
Aw, that's awesome! I've been waiting for registration to open up again! Thanks so much!!
- DesertRose on 10/11/09 - 11:08AM
Thank you so much for all your hard work!
- ToonyTwilight on 10/11/09 - 11:35AM
I know this is off topic, but just now I've been getting those 404 Not Found errors when trying to access certain account settings; has anyone else been getting this?
- dragonfly on 10/11/09 - 05:58PM
Umm... That's because I'm fiddling with the code that controls the settings right now. ^_^; I'll be done shortly.

Sorry about that!
- Sally on 10/11/09 - 06:07PM
Okay, I didn't know. Sorry about that. ^^'
- dragonfly on 10/11/09 - 06:27PM
Thank you so so so much! I've been waiting for quite sometime for the registrations to be opened again <3
- XxPetraxX on 10/11/09 - 06:43PM
Wow, I'm so excited to see Lunaescence really running again. Love the new avatar feature, and welcome all new users! x3
- Animeangel10632 on 10/11/09 - 07:18PM
Sally, thank you so much for re-activating the registration again! Love you so much ^3^
- Haruaki on 10/11/09 - 08:04PM
- KilalaKurosaki on 10/11/09 - 09:40PM
Ilu, Sally. +_+
- TimeErase on 10/11/09 - 10:13PM
BWAHAHAHA. MORE FELLOW FANGIRLS (and fanboys) TO JOIN IN OUR MADNESS! Who knows what will come of this?

:DDDD Thank you so much, Sally! ♥
- Miss Chocobo on 10/11/09 - 11:30PM
I am in awe of your sheer awesomeness, Sally. Keep it up! :D ♥
- Seishi on 10/12/09 - 12:01AM
Thank you, Sally.
I've been hoping registration would re-open.
Glad you're back, we miss you!
- xxromance on 10/12/09 - 10:28AM
I cannot begin to describe how happy I am.I have been checking in EVERY day since april, just waiting for this.

Im so happy :3
- Nanaii on 10/12/09 - 02:16PM
Yay for registration being open again! I have so many people waiting to get in and pestering me to let me know when the doors creak open! Though I have no idea what that avatar thing is about (I'm such a techno-fail), thanks a ton for everything, Sally!

Oh, and welcome all new members! We love you!
- Halfbreed Maiden on 10/12/09 - 06:38PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Been waiting so long 'til registration would opened up so I could join.
Thank you Sally!
- CherreBomber on 10/13/09 - 09:54PM
I apologize for sounding redundant after all the previous praises/gratitude. But I have to say my piece too.

Thank you so much for opening registrations. I would check this website every day to see if people could join again. And just when I gave up and stopped checking I come back and see you opened the doors to Lunaescence!

- The Charming Cynic on 10/14/09 - 10:37AM
Thank you for getting the registration up Sally! I've been waiting to join since the beginning of summer. You just made my night.
- Crimsoncat on 10/14/09 - 07:43PM
You are made of love and win. Thanks for the avatr thing. It's cute.

I bet you made loads of people happy with the open registrations, too. Thanks for doing a great job. :D
- ShadowsAndLight on 10/14/09 - 08:24PM
Oh wow I love that it's awesome. :) Thanks for the update Sally!
- Rei on 10/14/09 - 08:49PM
:D Thanks! I've been waiting for you to open up registrations, and am so glad you did. :D
- Akito chan on 10/21/09 - 06:05PM
So are we ever going to get email notifications back?

If not, is there a way to make a fourth column in the "Manage My Favorites" section? Like, if you favorite a story and it's been completed, then it'd go to the 'Completed' column, then have another one for stories that are not yet finished.

Just saying if we weren't going to get the email notifications back, because it's taking a looooong time to go through all my favorites and checking to see what's updated and what isn't.
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 10/23/09 - 09:12PM
Sort of like, how it has different categories for the progress we've made.
- KitsuneYoukai42490 on 10/23/09 - 09:13PM
I was quite excited to see registrations were open once more. Thank you, I can't wait to get reading. ^^
- simple melody on 10/26/09 - 08:53PM
I wanted to request a Tremors section in the Movies & TV category but I can't send the e-mail. It says something about a reCAPTCHA error. :(
- Mai Blade on 10/27/09 - 09:47PM
Well, there's a section in the forums to request categories/characters; generally, it's easier to ask there. ^^;; Added~
- crazydominodragongirl on 10/28/09 - 06:11AM