Cybertown Gets New Server
jdb_educator, compiled from emails.
Details are trickling intoi News Central at CVN. Here is what we pretty much know:
SpritPrincess passed information through the Artists Guild that "the maintenance turned out to be a complete move from one server to another and the log-in page isn't working on the new server...our own Com Techs are suppose to be working, that's from Hawk on the
Cybertown is still down but Wovencroft, Cybertown Community Technician, is on the job trying to fix it. Others may be involved, we don't know who other than Com Techs.
IVN's timing on this ends up badly, but only because a smooth transfer didn't happen. If it had, Cytonians would be satisfied. We can only speculate that IVN neeed to prepare for the coming new year. The best guess of two days continues into its FOURTH day. We can only hope that Cybertown will return soon.
Morning.star Provides Temp Chat World for Cytonians
He informed the chiefs and CVN " I've set up a temporary chat
world in the Outers for everyone to use to tide us over til CT is back
up again. Please feel free to distribute this url - the signs in the
Winter Village all link to my free ecard site if you would like to use
an ecard featuring CT artists to distribute the chat url with to other
destitute citizens while you're there :)"
A Morning.star World The Url will open a new page and should trigger your blaxxun Contact softwear. It work for us. Good Luck!
Flyby Truly a Star Now
Vialle for CVN
Merry Christmas! I haven't been online since Friday and I'm sorry to see that the city isn't up yet but that's not why I'm emailing.
My daughter gave crashdummy and I a special gift this Christmas that I think all Cytonians will be happy to hear. In loving memory of Steve Kash, star number " Ursa Major RA 8h 22m 37s D 67' 55' " has been redesignated to the name "FlyBy".
When the city is back up I'm hoping to find a way to add this information to Flyby's Park :o)
Greeting Card from Spirit Princess jdb_educator for CVN
Spirit Princess sends out this Christmas greeting. Be warned, there is at least ONE popup.
It will open up in a new window. I was the 1,000, 000 visitor so said the popup, but clicking only lead to the usual ternms and conditions So sad. They lie and will say anything to earn your click. Nonetheless the card by Spirit Princess is loverly.So... close the popups and enjoy the card!
Hawk's Christmas Card to Cybertown
Merry Christmas From CVN Editor And Staff!
Here is our e-card:
It's here. Enjoy. Celebrate YOUR God (everyday) Family, Friends and the possibility that can become your life's Reality. A new year is soon to arrive! What will YOU do to make it a better one? Give it a think or two and tell CVN! Write us at: CVNDaily AT cybertown.com
The link is much longer. (We hope you do not get any pop-ups. We didn't when we tested the link. A Merry Christmas wish or
OR THREE... go to you all!
Cybertown Still Down
CVN is Back!
Cybertown Culprit: Maintenance Required!
In her role as Mayor's Secretary, LadySilverSplash spread the news to council and on the feedback and other boards. As of Midnight Thursday (CyT) the CT server would be down for maintenance. Of course, while you are reading this, at least part of the city will be up. According to CVN sources(Vialle) "It could possibly be down as long as 2 days but hopefully will be back up by tomorrow"(Friday) morning. The word will spread pretty quickly once the city returns!
In fact as of this publication 1:13 Monday December 25, Cybertown remains in the fixit shop getting a lube, reprogramming and whatever else has been planned.
As events are rescheduled we will make every effort to alert our citizens!
CVN Announces Promotion!
deb 44 has completed her second issue of the weekly News. Having to deal with the Editor is hair raisiing enough to turn a poor girl's hair white! Well....it is seasonal We are proud to announce both the release and her promotions to CVN Weekly Editor and CVN deputy News. You may see the current issue at http://cvnweekly.50megs.com
The Christmas Gift
Date: Tue, Dec 19 th, 2094 (2006 for Earthsiders) 5:10:15 pm.
From: preacher2000, CVN
Subject: Give the Gift of Cybertown!
Cybertown is a gift that keeps on giving, so be sure to give your friends and family a subscription (month or year) to Cybertown. Don't have a friend or family member that may be interested in Cybertown? Give this gift to another person in Cybertown who may be looking for a subscription.
I am already planning to give 3-Month Subscriptions to my cousins. Toys break, money is spent, clothes become to small, but the experiences and memories in CT last forever.
"It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work"
preacher2000, Cybertown Virtual News
December Holiday House Well Begun!
2 Million in Prizes
CVN continues its annual celebration of Houses, decorating and imagination.
pamiepage is our first entrant so the prize pool is GROWING at 2, 000, 000 CCs. with the additions of StudioConcierge, TheSesameKid, Goober_Girl, haleeween, fairymist, TheSesameKid and now LadySilverSplash(2D). (we received emails Voting for fairymist and asked the senders if they wanted to judge! Readers, Do you want to judge? Let us know.)Because of the Maintainence we will extend entries through December 26th.)=Oh Oh Oh.. Can I judge? Not all have finished preparations, but we don't care about THAT until the judging begins!
Anyone can nominate houses, just inbox, email or let us know---somehow!
December: December 28 is scheduled to start the judging. December 26th(NEW DATE) will work for the last minute submissions date. We are planning another Holiday House Tour for December 30th at 5-7 PM-subject to approval-as a tentative date. We will hold it aanyway. If you run late the URL will be posted in the News Center AND The Daily News on December 27th. The News Center can be reached through the link on the Activities booard located above the JumpGate. The tour will be available for our follow the links on a webpage too. Gather your friends and schedule your own tour for just after Christmas (27th). You could be a tour guide :)
February: We skip January, figuring that a rest and the extra time will be needed for February. Although decorators might surprise us and not even go with the possible Valentines Day theme. We have: February 9 scheduled to start the judging. Hopefully February 8th will work for the final submissions date. We are planning another Holiday House Tour for February, and have set the 11th as a tentative date. Email us if that is too early!
Here is the updated link for readers, nominators and contestants:
We will review inboxes, forms and emails nominating houses. Anyway you can get it to us works! Always check aknlowledgement that we HAVE received your entry.
City Activity for Monday
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sci Fi Bingo at Sci-Fi Colony
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9th Dimension Slots at 9th Colony Chat
Tonight in 9th Dimension plaza ferretlady is having a slots contest! The winner gets 50k plus winnings during the contest. Other participants get just their winnings.
Reindeer Stolen: The Hunt began Friday and Continues
Yes it is true. the Great Hunt began Friday at IR's Hangman Event and continues. We understand there can be just one winner who-if lucky-finds all the reindeer. But...We hear that there can be many winners seeking the Evil Doer of this Crime of the Millennium.
You Gotta Try This...
Unless you are on dialup, then it might be a royal pain in the computer chip. From pchistorian we present you with:
We tried sing, dance, wave goodbye and rap. We offer it hesitantly, not kjnowing what all Santa might do. As always parents, checkout where your younger kids surf! (after they turn 50 like editme, it is a lost cause!
Ah Those VirtDays: December 26-!
Here are this Week's VirtDays provided to us by Megan_Cho. As We finish the entire list she provided us. We say Thank YOU, Megan!
and A Happy VirtDay to:
GemmaH December 26, 1998
Brother_Ramses: 20189 - Templar December 26, 2000
Ivoire December 27, 1999
mushh December 27, 1999
oldgrandpa December 27, 1999
Vitalone December 27, 1999
geogal2k December 28, 2000
October_Gypsy December 28, 2000
Skylark7K December 28, 2000
lloydcanfil December 29, 2000
WyldWoman: 21944 - Club Owner December 29, 2001
AnjaM December 30, 1999
Cin_intj December 30, 1999
Wovencroft December 30, 1999
One-n-only December 30, 2000
LightDancer December 30, 2001
Fluffnco December 31, 1999
LadiDdraig December 31, 1999
Talonn December 31, 1999
cai2k: 20642 - City Guide December 31, 2000
gREy_eLf July 4 2002
New C.E.R.B. Leader Named
Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls of all ages....
CT is pleased to announce our new C.E.R.B. Chief.....
C.E.R.B. CONTINUES SEEKING NEW REPS!
The C.E.R.B. (Cybertown Equity Review Board) Is trying to fill C.E.R.B. Rep Openings.
C.E.R.B. has openings for people with fair minds and knowledge of the UBP and Constitution. We are looking for at least one good candidate from each Colony, so that City Wide Elections may be held. Believe you're made of the right stuff? See Qualifications and if you still feel you would make a good CERB, apply through..C.E.R.B. Application
Xmas Lottery at Games Colony
Games Colony is proud to present
Xmas Sponsorship Lottery
Hurry up and buy your lottery tickets and get closer to get a full year sponsorship. You can use the sponsorship for yourself or offer it as a Xmas gift to a friend ;). The more tickets you buy the higher your chance gets.
Please check the Guidelines and Rules for more info. To buy lottery tickets please go to Xmas Lottery Club. Good luck to everyone
Counting Down the Days......
We are counting down the days to Christmas this year in the mall with the help of creators and
presenting an Advent Calendar of items. Each day a new item will be placed in the main mall. This item is
a gift from the mall and creators to everyone. So be sure to stop by and get your gift each day. Many
thanks to everyone involved in this project. ~~nurk
Check the Mall for each day's offering. The objects may be found in the Mall lobby. The Advent items are free.
CVN Offers "The 12 Contests For Christmas"
No entrants to our first OR Second contest means no winners for our december 15th contest. Two More remain. We regret our readers are not interested, but...the opportunity awaits. You can lead a writer to paper(or a blank e-page, but ya cannot make them scribble without a really good cattle prod!)We have the same three contests first announced here: (THE THIRD contest closing date is December 22. This is a progressive contest.) There will be weekly winners who move into the finals! We ask our readers to contact people they know who might be interested! At the end there will be final over all winners and many prizes including over 10 million CCs.
1. Seasonal short stories:
Write (you just knew we wiould have writing contests!) an original short story fitting any seasonal event in December. The only limitations are 50 words or more. The upper limit is 2500 words. Inbox jdb_educator at his home in Cybertown( http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator ) for ways to send your writing. Email, or a online form or the insanity of multiple inboxes will be made available to you. Don't know HOW? to find the news center??? Go to the Activities board on the jumpgate, find our December 31 event notice and click on "News Center".
2. Seasonal Poems:
Write (you just knew we would have another poetry contest too!) an original poem fitting any seasonal event in December. It can rhyme or not rhyme! The only limitations are 5 lines or more. The upper limit is 25 lines. Inbox jdb_educator at his home in Cybertown( http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator for ways to send your writing. Email, or a online form or the insanity of multiple inboxes will be made available to you.
3. Seasonal graphic art:
Create an original seasonal image or edit screenshots, collages, etc. to no more than 40kn and enter. Inbox jdb_educator at his home in Cybertown( http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator for ways to send your graphic. Email, or an online form or the insanity of inbox or website posting will be made available to you.
From the Activities Board
Sun, Dec 31 th, 2094. 11:55:00 pm.
Place: News Center,
Scheduled by: jdb_educator
Title: CVN The 12 Contests For Christmas
During this month there will be THREE weekly contests posted in addition to our December Holiday House Contest. Read the Daily News or pop into the News Center and read the message board! (for even more contests Check the information board at the News Center starting December 3rd! The winners of each week's contest will compete for Three million CCs AND a CVN graphic Award
Managing Editor CVN
Cybertown Virtual News IS CVN
NEW Chiefs in Cybertown
Subject:New Chief(s) Announcement
CT's Places is pleased to welcome our newest ePlex Chiefs!
Congratulations to..... *drum roll*
Doug_Black (Le Cafe Chief) & JESSIE32 (Employment Office Chief)
We look forward to an exciting future in Le Cafe & the EO under your care & guidance!!!!!!
Subject:Do you want to help someone?
Create Clubs Activity!
New Mall Guidelines
Subject: Mall Revisions Implemented
The new mall revisions are now in place and the web sites have been updated to reflect the new rules. Here is a summary of the changes to upload rules.
1. Only items that are actually sold in the mall as FREE may be labeled as free. (city/personal holds may no longer be labeled as free).
2. the rules concerning the limitations of series (series rule) has been revoked.
3. Only textures deemed to be original artwork must be signed (carpets, wall hangings, etc...)
4. New File size limitations - wrl 55kb, Texture 40kb, Thumbnail 20kb
The Full revised guidelines can be found on the mall web site or just click HERE
Quick Overview of Major Events
For a Quick Overview of the fabulous events coming to Cybertown- and already held in the city- click on over to The PartyLine Calendar:
Theater Press Releases
dixie_darling has developed a lovely presentation for CVN News and likely other uses too! The press Office for the PAC is simply fabulous. Click and go to the PAC/Theater Press office and read the Press releases there:
Silhouette to be entirely free...
[Founder] Hawk  : told citizens on Saturday, September 16, 2094( that's 2006 for Earthsiders)
" It's nice to see so many here - old faces (figuratively) and new faces I did want to tell you about one major change regarding Silhouette... you may remember that originally IVN was going to charge CT members a lower license fee and lower per-minute charges than for non-CT members (about half)... well, after much discussion, IVN has decided to make Silhouette entirely free... for all those CT members who pre-registered and to CT leaders as well as to a number of others as they apply for it With regard to where Silhouette is actually at.... it's been working well for some time now and we have been conducting our bi-weekly staff meetings with it the main thing that has slowed its release is having to combat all the incredible security measures that ISPs now use in order to combat cyber-terrorists and hackers and to make it so that the installation system is really easy for members especially with the number of firewalls that systems now have to go through so that is what is currently being worked on. One good thing out of all this...is that we now have quite a number of interested parties (investors etc.) sniffing around us... as they see we have something quite unique and that could very well change much of the way interaction is done on the net in the future the advantage of investment funds is of course that we can then put efforts into improving and promoting CT since CT will be the first community on the planet to feature it They have something similar on Arcturas 9 :) and the metaverse Anyway. to wrap up... Thank you all so much for continuing to create CT and for your incredible patience while Silhouette has been being developed I intend to make it worth your while. That''s all. Back to your event leaders..."
Clubs Request Help!...
b1a1b, Clubs Chief
In order to better serve our citizens here in Cybertown, the Clubs Staff is looking for your suggestions! Tell us how we can improve your day to day life here in the clubs. If you have any suggestions or even complaints, please click on the image above and fill out our form. All submissions will be kept confidential. We look forward to hearing and serving each of you :). Thanks in Advance!
MAYHEM in Games!!!
Myami, cub reporter
Vialle forwarded us this intriguing little story signed by Myami.
I ran across an interesting little game in the Message Board of the Games Colony the other day called the "MAYHEM word". Created by DannyKing, the Colony Leader of Games and loved citizen of Cybertown, and an associate that, sadly, left Cybertown a number of years ago created the game during the time that Danny boasted the title of Outlands Chief. The purpose of creating this interesting game was revealed when Danny said, "We did it in Outlands ‘cause no one had ever done an MB game there."
Involving one five letter word, and a lot of guessing, this intricate game has been gratefully given to all the people needing an activity boost by DannyKing.
The official rules: http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/dannyking00/games/mayhem.html
Sci-fi's Calendar Still Useful!
This week and the coming weeks activities are posted. Sci-Fi has done their usual superb job and Cybertown sends appreciation and thanks to the Colony and all the workers who contribute so well there. Adventure Colony will be taking over COTM honors in September. For Sci-fi, there have been nightly games time for all CT residents. From Bingo to word scrambles to the ever popular Mad Gab and Lotto. Never a cost to join in - and always fun to share. Friday Nite Horrors Starts 10 PM in Horror - Hood Plaza Chat, duration 2-4 hours, scheduled weekly.
Check the calendar. It is an effective way for the Colony to communicate with citizens. We applaud Sci-fi Colony! Please note they also say: "Never a cost to join in - and always fun to share."
See details right here. See the Calendar for more: http://scifict.com/tech/sfcal/?look=
NEED TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD?
Cybertown security reminds you that changing your password often is one of the best ways to prevent misuse of your account. In the spirit of your safety we encourage you to do that! After all 12 months is a looong time to use the same password! Actually, you are urged to change your password monthly, make it alpha numeric, and never share it with anyone!
What's Alphanumeric you ask? well...1633ctiscool would be an example. A BAD example we are told! 1c6t3i3s coo9l would be better! CyberAngel2000 adds a link for all of us! The title, Security Tips tells all. http://www.secureflorida.org/index.php?submenu=Security_Tips&src=gendocs&link=Passwords&category=Security%20Tips
Take a look: Affiliates!
There is more in store with Cybertown Affiliates
Coldplay tour the US hot on the heels of their latest album X&Y. Mick and
the boys kick off the Rolling Stones World Tour. U2 tickets are also
available. Why not check out our affiliates to find yourself tickets? Check
out the special offers section for more information.
The new football season is upon us. Check out our sports pages to find
merchandise for your team. You can even find your tickets to the see the top
teams in the NFL square off in Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in Detroit on
Feb. 5, 2006!
Heading back to school following the summer break? Why not check out our
Education and Learning section to find some great deals on everything you
need for the new school year.
Are games, gizmos and unusual gadgets your thing? Check out the Games and
Winning stuff section of the affiliates pages from some amazing bargains and
some weird and wacky items.
How about a new wardrobe? With a large selection of online stores available
via our clothing and accessories section, there is sure to be something that
catches your eye.
They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. In a world where time is of the
essence, why not find a timepiece that says it with style. Check out the
bargains we have in store at our Jewelry and Watches section.
Want a faster computer? Looking for a new ISP? Interested in weird and
wonderful technical gizmos? Look no further than our Computers and
Technology Pages with some stunning deals from our affiliates.
Please remember that all affiliate deals available from these pages can
result in additional revenue being generated for the Cybertown community, so
not only do our members get a good deal, but Cybertown as a whole benefits.
Check out these, and many more, special offers by clicking on the banner to
explore what is available.
http://www.cybertown.com/affiliates/index.html There are more affiliates than ever before and Special Deals for Cytonians too.
Please remember to keep checking for updates as these pages, and special
offers, are updated on a regular basis. Mina says "Shop til you drop!"
Be sure to read this FAQ that covers the no-obligation Silhouette deal!
We read it with interest, having already signed up/pre-registered! CVN Congratulates IVN on a well prepared FAQ! It helps a lot! No obligation means just that! Sign up NOW!
The link to the FAQ is: http://www.cybertown.com/SilFAQ.html
Did you know? Any Cybertown citizen can purchase space in the top frame for things like events & special announcements (b'days, anniversaries, etc.) The
current rate is $20 per week, $60 per month.
These are special rates for, NON-commercial ads and as always, all banners must be Founder approved before they can be uploaded. Advertisements for businesses
are handled differently at different rates.
IVN/Cybertown thanks Holodoc, ND of Star Trek Hood in Sci-fi, who not only helped in the planning stage is also the creator of the first banner to take advantage of this new option!
This will not affect the cotm (Colony of the Month) banners or any that are already up there.
Interested parties should contact me at
Free Month of Cybertown
Starting immediately, for every person who becomes a paying member of CT due
to your activities, either as a referrer or sponsor, you will receive a free
month of CT time. This is in addition to the citycash that you get for
referring (12,000-100,000 CCs) or sponsoring (600,000 CCs) new paying
members. If someone you refer signs up for a year, you will receive an
additional free month of CT access.
Further information can be found here >>>
Have You Renewed? Have You Joined Yet?
Be a Member of the greatest family on the Net! We used Credit card This year! Claire (vialle) is such fun to talk to! Through the good graces of Jason_RC we have the following CVN weekly article on subscribing for our readers. Vialle tells us "You can also make a credit card payment over the phone. Call 1-888-557-5611 and give your credit info and we will update your account over the phone." PayPal, telephone, and snail mail are the pathways to subscribing to Cybertown! Do you want to give a gift of Cybertown to someone? Just create a normal sponsorship account! It is easy to set up and pay for. Or you can make a donation account with a note for
who it receive your donation. And, if you want to use a credit card, it's even easier! Got questions, call Claire!
Have you SEEN PartyLine?
Likely you have seen or visited Jason_RC's site for any number of useful items of information. His PartyLine site is just one of the wonderful things he has done for the city. Just in case you've been too busy, lost the link or never had it, we present it here for your fun. Take a look and keep it handy for your Cybertown event development. Here ya go: http://www.events.jasonrc.com/CTPartyline/
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