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:
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.
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:
The “#rules and infos” channel has been updated with the bots we use. You can find links to the respective bot-commands here:
- Mee6 – Gives you a nice greeting and keeps track of activity (https://mee6.xyz/leaderboard/317586446447804418)
- Dice-Bot – Helps you throw virtual dice (https://github.com/ArtemGr/Sidekick)
- Writer-Bot – Enables prompts, sprints, word counts/goals, name generators, and more (https://discordbots.org/bot/460090810029965312)
- Mod-Bot – Moderates stuff automatically and also gives some the ability to play music in the audio channels (https://dyno.gg/commands#/Music)
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
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…
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:
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
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!
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
- “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.
Story-Spotlight & Reminder for the Raffle
Apocalypse Town - Zombies!
With "Failed test subjects" released yesterday, "Apocalpyse Town - Zombies" has created its 11th Story-Block!
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! :-]
How to create a story on Story-Bat
I did it, mum! Longest tutorial video so far:
I hope this video gives you a good overview on how to create a new story on Story-Bat yourself.