(This topic specifically targeted to members of ATS that joined as members of IgnoranceDenied.com)
Over three years ago, ATS held a contest. This contest called Find the Rings
was an amazing
experience that tested the knowledge and wits of many members of the AboveTopSecret community. In the end, four winners were dubbed "Captains of
Enlightenment", and awarded a website called IgnoranceDenied.com
. The captains were given latitude to
develop and nurture this website in any fashion they desired ( Greetings my new
). Over the years the captains created and experimented styles and themes, content focus and community direction, and feature creation
and site functionality. We did our best considering our experience levels and interests and have attempted to operate with consensus and the community
interests in mind.
The last year provided many new improvements to ID and we are quite proud of it's current stature and what we offer. It was also within this last
year that it became apparent that we were about at the end of the life cycle of our current core code that IgnoranceDenied is based on and provides
complete functionality. After careful consideration we have determined that considerable changes will be needed to the core of ID, in order to provide
the needed mechanisms to further our feature list as well as provide the necessary modern tools to manage and maintain our community, now and into the
This, the reason for this topic here at ATS.
The core changes to ID will be very significant and somewhat disruptive in the short term, and most issues have been identified.
One of the primary concerns are our member accounts and profile information.
Within the next month or so, the administrators and staff at ID will be effecting these changes and all attempts will be made for a smooth as possible
transition to bring forth IgnoranceDenied 4.0.
Prior to these changes beginning, we feel it is imperetive that we offer considerable time for all ID members to become aware of what they need to do
in order to prevent access problems to their ID accounts after these changes occur. It will be logistically unreasonable to be able to verify and
validate requests for password change requests and email address changes for each and any member after these changes occur.
It is requested that all IgnoranceDenied members Log Into their ID Accounts and
verify that you know your password and change it if desired, as well as make sure that your email address is accurate.
. After these changes
occur which I have outlined, it is likely that accounts could become unaccessable if the contact information is incorrect. We at ID will make all
attempts to prevent this from happenning, but I am compelled to give everyone a heads up.
Finally, you will need to save your avatar image to your PC or other storage location in the event it is not migrated properly in your account, so you
may upload it later to our server storage in your member center. (Yet another new feature coming soon).
Many ATS members have joined IgnoranceDenied, especially in the first year of our existance. Many of these accounts have become inactive over time,
and as a result, I make this topic in hopes of giving everyone full opportunity to keep their account active and functional at ID.
In addition, IgnoranceDenied is preparing to undergo changes unlike we have ever experienced. We have and continue to
Solicit for Input
, comments, questions, and suggestions. Everything is fair game,
and all feedback is appreciated.
Since our inception, IgnoranceDenied.com has grown into a great community, sporting over 6300 topics, over 46000 posts, almost 1100 members, and
having over 2,548,000 topic views by visitors and members alike. Our site has appeared in news print as well as major websites in this time since our
beginning in 2004. The future is where we are focused now and how we may provide to our guests and members and grow to heights and exposure never
We appreciate your time and consideration.
(posted with permission)
[edit on 7-5-2008 by smirkley]