News

News for July 2019

Fellow Bats!

I wanted to update you on the current happenings because that is what this news-section is for. ;-)

 

New job

Since July, I have started a new full-time job.

My main task concerns software automation, which is a fascinating topic. On top of that, the company is very close to my home which means I can walk to work, yay.

Having a full-time job again naturally means that I cannot invest as much time into Story-Bat as before. But don't fret, I don't want our dear site to collect dust or even shut down.

Story-Bat and the accompanying social-media channels (primarily Twitter and Discord) will persevere. It just means that I need more activity from my fellow authors. Meanwhile, I will try to continue my writing on my story Dark Energy (German), too.

What Story-Bat needs most at the moment is content.

 

Twitter

We have reached 1'300 Followers with our main focus on writers and story-lovers!

If you come across story-writing content (or other inspiring stuff), please tag us with @storybat.

We would love to share your findings or own work!

 

Discord

Our Discord-Server is fully setup and operational. Unfortunately though, it is quite quiet in there. Please feel free to stop by or tell your friends about it. We have many lurkers but not many writers.

Our Discord is a place where you can talk about your stories,…

Planed downtime for the website

Starting on the 2nd of July 2019 at 1 AM UTC the Story-Bat website will not be available for approximately two hours. During this maintenance window, a number of security vulnerabilities known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) will be dealt with.

Rest assured, there have been no attacks and your data is safe. This is a precautionary measure.

 

If you want to learn more about MDS, you can read up on this page:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/mds.html

 

I am sorry for the inconvenience! I wish you nice weekend and happy writing.

1'111 Followers on Twitter!

Just a short news for today but an important one.

Our reach within Twitter has grown in the last few months and I wanted to celebrate that.

1k Followers

Wish you all a wonderful day!

Huge Discord Update

Fellow Bats! I hereby bring news from our Discord Server.

I have done a major revamp on the channels and the automated functions. Let’s take a look at each category:

 

Top channels

The “#rules and infos” channel has been updated with the bots we use. You can find links to the respective bot-commands here:

 

Additionally, I have publicised an application form there for moderators and event coordinators: https://forms.gle/…

I am back.

Yes! I am back from my vacation with a bag full of experiences.

And I already bring good news about Story-Bat. I was able to put some effort into Twitter in the past weeks and have successfully gathered over 660 Followers!

So, while we are still a long way from being “known”, some people already were visited by the Story-Bat and are listening to its messages. =]

 

The main focus will now be put on gathering a bigger audience for Story-Bat. Be it directly on the site, on our Discord-Server or via Social-Media like Twitter. In the end, if we gather enough interest, we should also get more funds (via ads or direct support) to develop Story-Bat further.

 

Feel free to join our Discord for more frequent news.

 

I wish you a good flight through your stories ~

Happy Holidays & Development Break

Dear Everyone,

 

In the spirit of this time of year, I want to thank you all again for being part of Story-Bat!

You have helped me creating a community out of this site. It isn’t just an idea in my head anymore but a real place I gladly check on every day! :-]

I wish you all the best for the next year and hope you are able to spend some restful moments with your loved ones.

 

 

I want to use this broadcast as an opportunity to announce my plans for the better first half of 2019: I am going to travel the world!

From mid-January to the beginning of May, I will be visiting Japan, New Zealand, Hawai’i and Canada. Naturally, I am going to use every opportunity I get there to promote Story-Bat. ;-)

 

What does this mean for the site?

Well, I have configured it in a way that allows me to access it from anywhere in the world. So if any problems arise, I should be able to handle them. However, the site accessibility was quite good without any big manual labour from my site. So, rest assured that Story-Bat will remain online.

The online downside to this is that I won’t post any new content myself. I hope you can reduce…

Video-Tutorial-Playlist finished!

The „Story-Batorials“ encompass now 14 Videos with a total running time of 35:18 minutes.

Here is the link to the playlist on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ5RTsgxeCYzEl-Uye6SyL1gPRL-V_o83

 

The playlist covers all the functionality of our site.

Naturally, you can always also check our FAQ (https://storybat.com/faq).

Winners of our November Raffle 2018

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

Facebook: Benjamin Hanimann, Kenshj Savary and Fuxx Hartmann

Twitter: Chef, Michael Eugster, Joelle, Violeta, Dying Heartbeat, S.P. Joseph Lyons (Author), Rebecca Renner and Morgan

Discord: @-Spooky- ‍, @Der Herr Koi ‍, @Aegros Dalend ‍, @Hiki ‍, @nEmai ‍, MeguTomes and figue

Our Rando-Mat has chosen and you will all receive your respective Steam-Game-Keys soon!

 

For the curios, here are the contents of our raffle pool:

SUPERHOT, Sanctum 2, Tumblestone, The Black Watchmen season 1, Master Spy, Tiny Echo, Back to Bed, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Dreaming Sarah, Painters Guild, Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition, Ancient Planet, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Guns of Icarus Alliance, Cities: Skylines – Snowfall, Blade & Soul Giveaway Pack, FOTONICA, Doodle God

 

Thank you all for being a part of Story-Bat!

 

Christmas bauble

 

We wish you a great December~

Bug Fixes 28th November 2018

This is probably the biggest push (after our release) that we have achieved on Story-Bat! I think everybody has earned their presents this year. =]

You can find detailed pictures about this bug report on our Discord Server!

General bugs / Desktop View

  • “My Account” view: If switching from “Profile” tab to “Payments”, the “Profile” tab went up
  • On profile pages of users that don’t have an avatar picture, there is just an empty space
  • In the same vein as bug #2: Under “My Bookmarks” on the “People I Follow” search, the user was appearing without an avatar picture after the search confirmation
  • “Home” button alignment issue on the breadcrumbs
  • Word-Changes on Story-Pages and Story-Block:
    • “edited” to “Edited” (only SP) because it looks better,
    • changed “Favorited” into “Favourited” because British English rules, and
    • changed “steps” into “Steps” so it looks better for a title.
  • The title “Story-Page” wasn’t centered properly vertically
  • The title “News” (and some other elements)…
  • Story-Spotlight & Reminder for the Raffle

    Apocalypse Town - Zombies!

    With "Failed test subjects" released yesterday, "Apocalpyse Town - Zombies" has created its 11th Story-Block!

    I want to thank Team Alpha for exploring this town with me: @-Spooky-@Hiki@nEmai ‍ ‍ @Aegros Dalend ‍ 

     

    November Raffle

    You can find out all about our running raffle in this post: https://storybat.com/node/130

    Only a little bit more than a week left to participate! :-]