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Help a Fellow Chatter!
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 17-Apr-2015
Hey gang!

We have a chatter who is about to be evicted. They need 240 USD.

Please help if you can:

Let's Get Together
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 21-Jan-2015
Hey gang!

So, in July Infinity Bound will be turning 10 years old. Can you believe it?!

Roo is planning a get together in Indianapolis for the weekend of July 25, 2015. It's informal and just a fun way to get together and meet each other.

If you're interested, ping Roo directly. Yes, directly! Here is her info

Email: hostingchick[at]gmail.com
AIM: hopefulprecious
Skpe: roo-belle
Or via facebook
Save the Date! - After Earth 2464
Filed in SPONSORED GAME on 30-May-2014
Welcome to our first Sponsored Game event!

Please save the date for 6/27 7:00 PM EDT (Eastern US) - 6/28 7:00 PM EDT.

The cost will be 5.00 USD per person.

There will be a link with all the details and registration information located here:

[Link]

This will include, game details, registration process, and anything else we need.

Also, if you haven't already, please join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/infinitybound / so you can get updates and whatnot there as well.
Sponsored Games
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 13-Apr-2014
Now! Who is ready for details regarding the Sponsored game?

This will be a ‘structured’ game. I will set forth all the rules/requirements/fees/information for the game prior to it taking place. On the assigned date of the game I will start at 7PM EST and will run it through 7PM EST the following day. I will be in the designated room for 24 hours and will provide a means for anyone to play in those 24 hours as long as they wish.

I will give two weeks’ notice prior to the game via our weblog and facebook. The first one will have more notice so we can work out all the kinks. There will be a designated sponsor by date, which means the money has to be in the PayPal account, or in my mailbox, by that date. This is to prevent me having to spend any part of the 24 hours giving people access to the game instead of running the game.
Rules/Governance: I will be the sole rule decider of the game. There is no room for discussion on the ruling I make, and no room for argument. If I have to make a decision and receive any grief from any of the parties involved, I will remove your access to the game – no refunds. I will be as fair as possible, and will likely settle all disputes with the role of the dice.

Relationship to Other Realms/Games/Sites: These games are not linked to any story/room/site that already exists. While we will be playing in genres that are popular across the board, I will be developing these games for the sole purpose of this avenue of Infinity Bound. I may reach out to ‘matter experts’ from various communities to help make sure my ducks are in a row, but that will be between that person and me.

Character Creation/Continuance: All characters for these games should be new, not previously played characters (unless otherwise noted). Some games will be the first session of an ongoing story. Your character will be the character you always use (unless they die) for that particular game. Should your character die in the game, I will spend time developing a new character with you to allow you to keep with the game if you choose.

In games where I would like a character sheet present, I will establish a day to help create those character sheets in enough advance time to have everyone’s character’s built. I will be the determining factor on what is acceptable for a sheet. Regardless of your level of expertise on the subject, it will be my decision if it flies or not.

Experience/Bonuses: As part of this being a sponsored game, it will have some income to it. Outside of helping to pay for the server, it will allow me to offer incentives for good role play. This can be a wide range of things, and will only be revealed at the end of the game session. Don’t worry, if you are not present but have played you are eligible.

Rating: The realm will be rated R based on the MPAA standards. However, the room will be sponsors only and a list only realm. This means there should not be any minors in the room without parental consent.

Pictures: All pictures are subject to my approval. If I ask you to take a picture down, or use a different picture, there is a reason. As part of the setup of the game, I will ask your character be sent to me so I can organize it a bit better.

Taglines: There will be rules about taglines. Why? Because I want to make the game run as smoothly as possible and that means I don’t want to have to decipher between tag and post. I will also require that you NOT put who you are out of character. This is to allow all of us to play without the stigma of our out of character relationships. This may require some of you to remove your global ignore of people in order to see their posts during the game. I will check ignore statuses and work with you to help you put the person in ignore outside of the game without you having to do much work.

Payment Method: I will setup a special page just for the game each time. It will cover all the details of the game, the rules, and the cost for the game. It will include all instructions for paying as well. I am looking into other means than PayPal that are as instant and traceable for those who are opposed to PayPal.

Cost: The cost will be 5.00 USD per login. I may, in the future, offer a subscription that will allow a user access to all games but I want to keep it simple for now. I will also allow you to purchase for other people. So, if you have a friend who wants in, but is poor, you can be the awesome nerd you are and bring them along.
Realm Maintenance
Filed in REALMS on 03-Apr-2014
I have gone through and updated the public realms based no the agreement for realms.

If you do not sponsor the site monthly/yearly your realm is subject to a 90 day post average of 1. How is this calculated?

In the nightly realm statistics I get for the entire site, I take the last night of the month (highest count for you) and look at the last three months. Add them together and divide by three.

If you are looking at your statistics it's the second column of the post counts. So if you are 0, 0, 1 for Jan/Feb/Mar that equals 0. 1/3 = .33333333 rounded to the nearest whole number = 0.

Your realm is not GONE. It is in hybrid status. You will e required to type your realm name in the private realm box to access it.

If you wish to return your realm to public, you will need to make it active for at least 30 days, and request it be returned to active.

If I moved your realm to hybrid by mistake, just contact us and we will get it fixed.

If you wish to sponsor IB so your realm can be public, please visit the donations page ($ symbol in your chat gateway).

Be on the look out for an email from IB regarding your room in the future.
Admin Status
Filed in UPDATES on 21-Aug-2013
Hey gang!

We want to say thank you to all of our staff for all the work they have made in making IB great. We have decided to go back down to just Garth and me.

No one did anything wrong. No one is in trouble. No one is being punished.

Garth and I talked about it, and there isn't that much workload for our little community. Garth can handle most stuff, and I can catch the rest.

So we want to say thank you to Amyty, Matthew, Doom, and Linz. You guys are awesome.
Help a Fellow Chatter!
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 12-Jul-2013
Hey gang!

We haven't posted a lot lately, which is probably a good thing.

It's been brought to my attention that one of our fellow gamers needs to raise a little money to see a doctor. The total amount they need is 450.00.

I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but this person is strapped from all their other medical stuff going on. We have rallied together before to send money to fellow gamers who were going to have their power cut off, or lose their internet. Some of you even helped Garth and I out when we needed groceries. We also helped raise enough money for another chatter to buy a copy of The Hobbit for her classroom.

So I am asking you now to reach into your pockets and donate for this chatter. I have included a special button below so the money will be separated from any IB chat money.

If you would like further information, please reach out to Roo via the contact form linked here.

As incentive, the realm that raises the most money wins a permanent status in public, plus their own sub-domain on Infinity Bound, or on hostingchick.com (your choice), to be used for their realm. This can include forums, blogs, and whatnot. Be sure to put the realm name where it asks for your login (along with your login) to receive credit.

Really? We Still Have to Address This?
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 08-Apr-2013
You know. I'm sorely disappointed. You guys can't just leave well enough alone. You can't just show up and play. You can't just stop whining about your teeth hurting, or the things you don't like. You blast each other without thinking of the consequences of someone copying HTML code, which is not copyrighted in most of your rooms I might add. Instead of working it out peacefully and between yourselves before coming to me and demanding something you blasted and got uppity. Now there are hurt feelings and I have to be the bad guy here. So here is it.

Laura, your post was wholly uncalled for. You are way out of line if you think your basic HTML coding and layout is in any way protected when used in a public realm, especially when there is no indication of copyright on the doorway. Then to demand I deal with it, only makes me dig in and stick to my anti-interference policy in regards to room squabbles. To even prove a point, look at all the portal sites out there that have such a similar layout and wording that you would guess they are all coded by the same person. Why? Because the huge marketing firms did research and discovered that businesses made more money when they all sort of looked alike and people could find their way around in an easy and familiar fashion. If you do not want your code looked at, you need to code the inability to View Source, or be a private realm.

Drakecadia people. Since you have changed the doorway I can't see what it was. But I'm guessing it was pretty darn close to their wording and whatnot, You were also in the wrong and should have spoken to them first. Matthew and Laura are pretty good people and would have likely helped you with your realm setup versus blasting you like Laura did. I apologize that this happened, and have forwarded your email on to another staff member to help you fix the doorway. Likely what has happened is you copied and pasted the HTML straight from View Source and it will not work. You have to put the MACROS in place where they belong or it won't load properly.

I am guilty of being a snobby bitch myself. Mostly because I think some of you need to grow up and start doing for yourselves. Quit this woe is me crap in the room. We're here to have a good time and right now, I'm not having a good time because I have to wrangle you like you're toddlers. Or I have to stare at your neon colored 10 lined handles with stupid crap in it that is useless. And nothing makes me ibox you guys faster than the porn star pictures. I use naked pictures, but you know what? None of my pictures came from a place that is pay to spank.

Either way, I'm sick of this petty crap. I'm sick of feeling like I have to coddle you so your little emo-egos don't get butt hurt and weepy. Grow a pair. Have some fun. Who knows, try being nice for a little while and see where that gets you?
A Note About Browsers
Filed in ERRORS & FIXES on 26-Mar-2013
Hello minions!

I do not know why Internet Explorer does not read Infinity Bound properly. It is something that the browser does after the last update. I have not had the time to troubleshoot and correct the issue. Note that the IB code is more than ten years old at the latest version and while I do update it on my own, I have not had the time recently. That may change in the near future. But for now the best solution is to get a real browser such as Firefox or Chrome. I prefer Chrome and it's free. Internet Explorer is lame anyway.


Also, if you are using McAfee or AVG you have to tell the anti-virus to trust the cookies from IB. This means adding *.infinitybound.net to the allowed list. I know in AVG you go into the settings and add it. I don't know how to do it in McAfee. This is for users who are getting the white screens when they log into streaming chat.

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In other news, please please consider donating to Infinity Bound. There are a few of you who have supported Infinity Bound regularly over the years. We greatly appreciate it. With Garth and I splitting up finances are tough for both of us for awhile. Anything you can do to help is -really- appreciated. There are perks offered with donations if you have never donated before. Go to [Link] and login. Then you can choose to use Google Checkout or PayPal. If you prefer to not pay online, please contact me directly for an alternative means.
Old and New
Filed in UPDATES on 31-Dec-2012
As 2012 comes to a close, we like to thank all of you for still being a part of Infinity Bound. Without you, this would still just be a testing ground for us, and it would probably still be the awful grey with butterflies.

Looking forward to 2013 with all of you.

Happy gaming and chatting.
Admin Status
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 17-Sep-2012
Hello!

I just wanted to give you guys the heads up.

Garth and I are in the process of obtaining second jobs so we will have very little free time.

Currently we are both working full time as well.

So, we will answer all of your requests. They may not be answered until the following weekend.

We were on vacation from 8/24-9/4 for my mother's birthday.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send them to us.
Member Space
Filed in UPDATES on 06-Aug-2012
We are going to be cleaning up the member's space data on August 17th, 2012. That is my next pay day and probably is for most people too.

If your web space has expired (it has to be renewed yearly or in one sum for multiple years) the files will be backed up and removed from the server.

How do you know if your web space has expired? Click on the Sponsor Portal at the top of your chat portal. This will tell you how much size you have left, and when it expired.

Expiration does not lose the verified status. Once you're verified you are always verified.

We will not remind you again about this until after we have completed the removal.
Why Do You Torture Us With Gummies?
Filed in FEATURES on 26-Jul-2012
Gummies do more than hold a place on the screen. They allow you to do all of the following:

1. Quickly ignore that puppet without having to try to figure out their puppet name in the who's on. You click the gummy. Click ignore puppet and voila! They vanish.

2. Quickly private message that puppet without having to try to pick their name from the puppet list. You click the gummy. Type in your message and go! If they've dropped off the face of the who's on, or you haven't refreshed your main window in stream chat, it will force you to send an offline message which is an internal email through Infinity Bound.

3. You can view their social networking information if they have filled it in. What? IB has its own social network? You bet we do! Click on User Details and fill out the Contact section as well as the Profile sections. This will make you searchable in the Network button of your chat portal and give people your contact information without having to clutter up your tag to do so!

4. Certain color gummies denote moderators, room owners, site admin, and site owners.
Feature: System Forums
Filed in ANNOUNCEMENT on 23-Jul-2012
Did you know that we have System Forums?

They're ugly as sin at the moment because I didn't get to them when I went to the green dashed theme. It's on my to do list for this week.

But these are forums on the system that allow you to reply to all the system announcements made.

Just login to your Infinity Bound account and in the upper left hand corner of the chat portal there they are.

Comment away! Just note that what you put out there is out there until Garth or I delete it. So if you're mean and snarky it can never be undone!
Realm Maintenance
Filed in REALMS on 22-Jul-2012
These are the rooms on the chopping block for 8/1/2012. Please email [Email] if you have a reason (including you paid/pay for the room) these rooms should not be removed.

4012
Ad Astra
Akihabara
Asylum
Brazen Epiphanies
Dragon Age
Floo Network
Ishtar
Journey's End
Keg & Stump Tavern
Madness Network
nofunallowed
Our Little Secret
Ravenloft
Second Age
Star Trek Eternity
Star Wars Chronicles
Tempus Frangit
The Eighth Sea
Vespers
Visions of the Past
Warriors of Gallifrey