Earlier today, Rom informed me of a prank made on this site by a user called '07 08 reb.' The user announced the 'passing away' of FilipinoWriter.com member Melanie Quilla, also known as Melay. At Rom's suggestion, I already unpublished said post.
The user logged on with IP Address 126.96.36.199. I looked it up and it's the dial-up service PLDT vibe.
Guys, for the most part, I'm glad that we've built a very active community where the members support one another and try to nurture each other's talent, but there are rare instances when we forget basic online etiquette. In this regard, please re-visit our rules on How to Critique Works.
Today, I received the e-mail message below from Jon E. Royeca, explaining that he is not the Jon E. Royeca who has been posting in our site. I checked the account details of the user 'Jon E. Royeca' and the e-mail address used in that account is the same as the e-mail address that wrote me.
My web host had already fixed the problem on his side, and I was already able to enable posting of all kinds of content. The site for now is under observation while I enable the other features (e.g. specific blocks) one at a time. In the meantime, carry on.
All of the sister sites are experiencing crashing problems and me and my web host are trying to find out what's causing it. In this regard, I'm disabling temporarily the posting of content and comments while we're trying to figure out what's wrong. Thanks for understanding.
You may all be aware of the spam bot bothering our private message module -- you are informed by the system via e-mail that you have received a private message, but once you click the link to the site and the message, there's nothing there to view.
For the past 48 hours or so, you might have visited the site and found out that the site was not downloading with the proper layout. I reported this to our web host, and they restored the site from backups and perhaps that did that trick.
At any rate, I hope you didn't lose any of your latest posts, but if you did, I apologize. Please just repost any missing latest posts.
To all the members of FilipinoWriter.com, can you help me out by telling me if you had any problems during the registration process? More specifically, did you have trouble answering the captcha -- i.e. the simple math problem (e.g. 5+4, 6+5, etc.)? Did the registration page give you an error even if you gave the correct answer?
Please let me know so I can do something about it.
Also, did you ever receive your validation e-mail (the message welcoming you and where you have to click on a link to be an authenticated user)?
Thanks in advance!
Amazon has just informed me that The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. This book of fairy tales was written to supplement the Harry Potter series and will be published in two new editions on December 4, 2008.