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  1. Hi everyone,

    A vacancy exists for a Community Manager for AF.  This position is perfect for those that are passionate about anime and wanting to share that passion to other fans using their previous community administration experience.


    • Engage with members regularly throughout AF including Forum discussion topics, Clubs, Blogs and the Gallery.
    • Organising seasonal community events.
    • Implementing and maintaining Achievements and Trophies within the platform.
    • Upkeep and addition of new themes.
    • Assisting moderators as an escalation point for community queries and resolving member disputes that may arise.
    • Mentor moderators in line with Community Guidelines and adjusting the guidelines as required.


    Selection Criteria

    • Previous experience with community engagement is required. This experience can be from managing a guild, server or social networking site.
    • Experience with the Invision Community platform or similar forum platforms would be desirable but not essential.
    • Friendly and courteous manner with good written English.



    • This is a volunteer position - I will provide technical mentoring with you for this platform and you will gain full Admin CP access to help mould the community to meet a shared vision to better unite anime fans from around the world.
    • You are also encouraged to restructure the structure of the platform as you see fit, within scope of the above duties.

    There is a 1 month probation period for this role to assess suitability. 

    If you are interested in this position, please send me a message directly outlining your experience and what interested you in applying for this role.

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  2. Hi everyone,

    The forum will be undergoing a major core update which will result in some downtime whilst the update is applied.

    The updates will include some UI improvements as well as significantly improved performance with the themes, particularly for mobile users.

    Also please note, we are suspending the Member Shop and Trophies/Medals features due to lack of developer support. We are looking at bringing these back in a new form sometime in the near future.

    Thank you for your ongoing support.

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  3. Hello everyone,

    Due to some personal reasons @ArchieKun has decided to step down as Community Manager. He is pursuing a few opportunities that will take a good amount of his time. He will still be around to hang out when he can, but will no longer be serving on AF staff.

    I sincerely thank him for the contributions he has made to AF.

    A vacancy for this role will be advertised in future.

  4. Hi @Illusion of Terra

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Our main focus is on the forum discussion areas. So at this time we're not considering any official live chat groups / chat boxes. We did have a few in the past but they drastically increased our moderation workload and also split the community between the forum posters and chatters - not an inherently bad thing but currently we are a rather small community.

    We're not completely ruling it out, they might return as the community grows.

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  5. On 2/25/2019 at 10:01 AM, Ryan Dave Jimenez said:

    Is this site related somehow to Anime Forums.com? Or no relation at all?

    If we're both thinking of the same community, there was an older community called "Anime-Forums.com" which went down due to new owner issues. A handful of members started their own community called Sakuga City.

    And no relation.


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  6. Hi everyone,

    Club topics are now being shown on the front page again to try and boost your clubs.

    It was temporarily disabled because every clubs' pinned topics were showing on the front page. 

    Two changes since reactivation:

    1. The sidebar filter for Club forums has been hidden on the front page, the block was too high due to the number of clubs.
    2. If your Club topic is a pinned topic, it won't appear on the front page - this is to avoid it clashing with the main pinned topics, such as our Forum Rules & Guidelines. But of course your topic will still be pinned when inside your Club forum tab. I believe this is the best compromise for now. If you really want front page exposure, try to avoid pinning it.

    As before, if your Club has a Gallery, the album and recent image uploads will appear when viewing the main Gallery home page.

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  7. On 8/20/2018 at 2:11 AM, Ryuji said:

    @Optic, if I recall correctly, this is like the only VN you've read right?

    I was meaning to reply to this awhile ago but got held up with other projects and work, sorry.

    Yes, more or less. ;)

    The anime and movie was fantastic... Hoshino is a great robotic girl.

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  8. 3 hours ago, XII360 said:

    incidentally, @ArchieKun, @Optic, this is what my screen looks like non-zoomed, desktop view.ticked (as i leave it ticked) (refer to spoiler)

    Thanks for the screenshot of your full view on mobile whilst in desktop mode.

    So to clarify:

    1. We don't actually have a dedicated mobile site. The theme is responsive based.

    Which means as your browser width reduces, things and columns on the side start to disappear (the sidebar being the main one). You can actually test this on your desktop if you resize your browser window width 

    So because of this, there shouldn't be any difference if Desktop Site mode is enabled in your mobile browser.

    I just find it odd that on your Samsung Galaxy S7 the viewport width is so big it accommodates the sidebar? I would have expected it to be similar to my first screenshot.

    Looking at Google's Material database your phone has a viewport resolution of 360px x 640px:


    I'm a little confused because when I resize my browser window on my desktop to reproduce your screenshot, the width I get is around 1000px. To me this looks more like what I'd expect from a tablet in landscape mode.


    Are there any other features /settings on the Samsung Galaxy S7 that might be causing the sidebar to show up like that?


    2. We can edit the theme to force that column to appear even if the sidebar appears in responsive mode

    But I am worried this will be too squashy for mobile users if this is done for everyone.

    When the theme is developed we use your viewport size as a reference (as per the above picture), so I can probably add a separate override for devices in-between.

    As @ArchieKun noted there are many different mobile devices we need to cater for.


    3. Also as a workaround, you can also try using the Activity Stream on mobile:


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  9. Once upon a time we were on MyBB, then XenForo and now IPB, 

    I am pretty sure that topic was made during MyBB days. :P Member dates probably didn't migrate after so many platform conversions.

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