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Hello everyone and welcome back to Anime Horizon formally [Keiichi's Anime Kingdom]!
Where did we go?
Well it has been a very complicated battle, but it has ended, with us losing K1Anime.com. The domain name was stolen from me, so I had been working on re-obtaining it.
I was finally able to locate the new "owner" and offered to re-buy the domain. Unfortunately, the owner decided to take advantage of the site's popularity and requested thousands of dollars to reclaim the name. After going back and forth with the new owner, I found that we were getting nowhere and decided to go ahead and accept defeat. Reluctantly, I changed the name.
It was flattering to see that it was believed the site was worth a lot, but at the same time, stealing the domain name was unacceptable!
Either way, we have a fresh new start, and I hope you are all accepting of the changes. Please join us on the forum! I've missed you all and it would be nice to rekindle our friendships!
Please let me know through the forum if things need to be re-uploaded, or if anything is broken. I appreciate your patience as we get everything back up to speed.
What's to Come:
- Forum and Site Integration! - Due to popular demand, I've decided to try and integrate the forum with the main site. Please understand that this is NOT active yet due to compatibility issues with the system, but developers are working on it. Once this feature is ready, I will be implementing it.
- Facebook and Twitter Integration! - We're all for making things simple! We will be allowing Facebook and Twitter accounts to connect with the site!
- Higher Quality Video - This is what anime fanatics are after right? As you know, right now most of our content is in .rmvb format. This is the highest quality Real Media format that is perfect for viewing on computers, and it has a small size. However, users want more flexibility for DVD making and AMV making, so I've been listening! I'm trying to develop a low cost and efficient way to host these, so any suggestions are welcome!
- Direct Downloads - I'm also trying to develop a direct linking solution. This would eliminate our needs to host our downloads via share sites like Mega Upload. This is pretty costly though as a dedicated server is needed, so I'm still trying to figure it out. PLEASE donate if you can. This way we can afford this solution better.
What's New and Already Active!:
- Faster Page Loads
- Social Networking - Allows you to interact with each other in ways similar to facebook and twitter. Example: Statuses, referencing users using @ i.e. "@Keiichi look at this!"
- Integration with Facebook - You now have the option to connect your forum account with facebook, allowing you to do make facebook changes through the forum!
- Instant Notifications - Replies to your posts, private messages, and more show up instantly on your screen! Example: You're on any page of the forum and a seamless notification appears which says: "Keiichi has replied to your post in the "Favourite Anime" thread."
- New Buddy System - This works similar to facebook's main page. Actions that your buddies make will show up. Example: "Keiichi has changed his avatar."
- Thank You Posts - If someone makes a post that you agree with, or you find helpful, you are now able to "thank" the member. By clicking "Thank You" the user will receive a Respect (Karma) Point. We will figure out something interesting to do with these points later.
Despite all of the changes over the years, we are entering our 11th year! Couldn't have done it without you all!