The Newsroom

New Summery Theme!
Hello everyone! I hope you all are still in a summer-y mood, because I finally finished a new sunny theme for the season! I may still tweak a few things, but for now I'm happy that we have something new to look at. We had the spring theme waaay longer than I intended. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions over on the Forums. Expect some rather large updates in the future! I am planning on making a big announcement about a new feature for the site so stay tuned!
posted by heidi on Aug 1, 2016, 1:54 pm
Server Migration Complete
The migration to the new server is complete! Everything should be in working order, but if you notice a glitch or anything odd around the site please let me know so I can look into it. Thanks for your patience guys!
posted by heidi on Jul 13, 2016, 4:17 pm
Scheduled Downtime
Hi all! I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be some scheduled downtime over the next couple of days. We are currently migrating to a new server, so there may be times when the site is inaccessible. This migration will allow me to finish up a couple of site features that I've been working on for a while, so it will be worth it! Hopefully, the transition will go smoothly! If anybody has any questions or if you need to contact us while the site is down, feel free to e-mail, or contact us through our Tumblr, or Twitter. Thanks!
posted by heidi on Jul 12, 2016, 3:50 pm
Blocklist Feature
Hi all! This isn't the most fun update ever, but it is something that I think may become useful as the site grows and we attract more members. You can now choose to block a particular user from contacting you if you feel the need. To add a user to your Blocklist simply go to their profile and click on the ⊘ icon OR you can enter their username on your Blocklist page. You can get to your Blocklist through the Datagrams page.

Blocked users cannot...
  • contact you through Datagrams (PM's)
  • know when you are online
  • see when you were last online
  • search your username on the ibbits Search bar
  • see your username on the User Directory
  • send you Friend Requests
This can give you another level of privacy from users who you want to minimize contact with. Keep in mind, if somebody is breaking any of the Terms or the Forum Posting Guidelines they should be reported to a moderator. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind so don't be shy about letting us know if you are having an issue with another user. If you have any issues with the new system or notice any bugs, let me know! I tinkered around a bit with some code to work in the new system. Expect some much more fun and summery updates soon!
posted by heidi on Jul 7, 2016, 9:40 pm
Introducing the Recyclomatic™!
The Recyclomatic
I am proud to announce the unveiling of Bita City's finest piece of eco-friendly technology...The Recyclomatic™! Using this amazing machine you can recycle items like drawings, sculptures, and other detritus and get new materials to use. Finally, something to do with your ibbit's 517 crayon drawings of Glitch Man!
There is also a neat RecycloRewards™ Program! For each item that you recycle you will get points that you can trade in to get special items and other prizes...such as these:

I hope you all enjoy the new system! Let me know what you think and if you find any bugs or have any suggestions. Also, for all the dual citizens of Bita City and the United States have a happy and safe Independence Day!
posted by heidi on Jul 4, 2016, 12:02 pm