Hey everyone! We have a fairly large shakeup coming. Some of our websites that aren't very popular are going to be retired, or merged into other properties. The list of websites that haven't gotten much love in the last 6 months is far too long, and we are reducing that number to make things a little more managable.
Meme Abyss doesn't get very submissions - and that type of content fits fine at Image Abyss, so we are planning on moving Meme Abyss content over to Image Abyss, where hopefully we will actually see more memes being submitted :)
Quote Abyss is being retired. I know a few of you enjoy it - but unfortunately it literally is only a few of you. Every other property we have gets 10x-10000x the traffic of Quote Abyss. The quote data will be saved. If our level of community discussions ever increased significantly, and there's demand, we can bring it back fairly easily.
A big part of Wallpaper Abyss is giving you the option to get images in sizes that fit your individual screen. We've just added some optional filters as part of the cropping process! You can now select to change the brightness, contrast, convert to greyscale, and do other great things as you crop the image to your preferred size; giving you more options to have the image exactly as you want it!
It's time again to close applications for moderators/developers. Thank you to everyone who applied :) I'll be in touch with each of you shortly.
We have opened moderator and developer applications up for another week - until February 7th. You can see our forum post for more details!
I'm super excited to announce that we now have a version 2.0 of our API. The API has been completely re-done and there are a massive amount of additions. If you ever looked at the API in the past and wished it had more - time to look again!
This is a short summary of a longer forum post. Our upload server was compromised and it's best to assume that the hacker accessed database information. It is important that you change your password as soon as possible. Your passwords are encrypted, but it is still a very good idea to change your password at any sites where your password there is the same as on Alpha Coders. I'll be updating the forum thread as the situation moves forward. For now uploading is disabled while we update it and move it to a new server. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
2015 was a great year for Alpha Coders. During the course of the year our daily traffic has nearly doubled, and we have some great people helping out each and every day! We simply couldn't do it all without our great moderator team. cdd and AC-Community-Manager deserve special shoutouts for all the help they bring.
So what's the plan for 2106. Quite a lot :D To start the year off we are doing quite a few behind the scenese server moving to update our little fleet of machines. We will be making some small changes to our uploading to hopefully streamline and improve it.
Next up we will be doing quite a bit of work on Art, Photo, Gif, Image, and Video Abyss to get them up to par with Wallpaper Abyss. This includes better creator integration, and being more feature complete. We will have another moderator/developer drive most likely in Februray. 2016 should hopefully see a nice steady stream of improvements! Enjoy everyone!
We'd like to thank everyone that applied to be a moderator or developer! We have now closed applications, and will probably open things back up early next year. If you have an interest in joining our team in any capacity, the best place to start is by being a great member of the community!
Alpha Coders is accepting new Moderator and Developer applications until mid November. If you are interested in joining our team in any capacity, now is the time to apply! Full details can be found at http://alphacoders.com/site/moderators