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03-11: A February Update... In March
01-24: Monthly update!
01-03: Happy new year!
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08-18: By popular demand, the Screen Editor has been made l...
06-30: Added a Total Word Count in Screen Editor.
06-26: Updated Screen Editor to show which screens are empt...
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Here, you may browse literally tens of exciting adventures, or register and create your very own!

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A February Update... In March

Mar 11, 2014 at 19:25

Well. I know I said I'd do these once a month, but man that month flew by! I blame the mere 28 days of February. Also I got involved in some important video game tournaments, and then I got sick. But everything is back on track! The screenshot ( I'd like to show today is the same page as before, but changes have been made.

The old chalkboard menu has been scrapped in favor of a cleaner-looking button system, I've added a search bar, and you can hide the Featured Adventures banner.

Anyway, this next month should be far more productive! Thanks for stickin' with me, and keep writing those adventures--you won't lose anything when the new site comes along, and everything you do now will count toward the new achievements as well!

- The Grasssmith


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Monthly update!

Jan 24, 2014 at 13:14

Instead of just telling you guys that progress is being made on the new site, I thought I'd show you! In the future, I'll try to set up a little sandbox area so that you can see and use the new interface, but for now, I'll stick with screenshots.

The site's page on Facebook will have the fancier updates, but if you don't want to bother with that, you can take a look at the new Browse window (still in progress) here.

- The Grasssmith


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Happy new year!

Jan 03, 2014 at 09:45

Here's hoping your 2014 is full of love, light, laughter, and maybe a little writing on the side! This year should see the re-launch of CYOCYOA as Choosology, still in progress, with a brand new site and a sleeker authoring interface. There's a long way to go yet, but progress is being made, and I'm pretty excited about some of the new features.

In the meantime, keep on writing! Everything will be migrated from this site to the new one, so you don't have to worry about losing anything. And depending on how prolific or well-rated you are, you might end up getting a bunch of instant achievements when the achievements are implemented!

Ta-ta for now!

- The Grasssmith


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Just an update

Oct 09, 2013 at 13:47

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to let you know that things are still moving along, I'm still alive, and Choosology is still approaching. I'm essentially re-writing the entire site though, so it'll be a while yet.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying all the stories that are being published! Although a lot of you are linking back to the beginning screen at the end of your adventures, which means that nobody can ever rate or comment on them. There's always a link to the beginning screen on the left side of the screen already, so unless you deliberately want to avoid comments or ratings, let your ending screens be true endings!

- The Grasssmith


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Jul 08, 2013 at 14:43

You will all now notice a little count of your "Star Points" (potentially a temporary name) next to your names in comments and on your profiles.

You get Star Points for reading and rating other adventures, as well as for other people rating your adventures! The more people that rate you, and the higher they rate you, the better!

You get one point for each rating you give.
You get one tenth of a point for each star someone gives you; so two five-star ratings are worth as much as ten one-star ratings.

At the moment, these Star Points aren't worth anything but bragging rights. But there's more stuff in the works!

- The Grasssmith


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Site Updates

08-18-2013, 08:04: By popular demand, the Screen Editor has been made larger.
06-30-2013, 16:21: Added a Total Word Count in Screen Editor.
06-26-2013, 12:26: Updated Screen Editor to show which screens are empty or not.
05-29-2013, 18:13: Comments on non-public adventures are no longer shown in Recent Comments.
05-27-2013, 18:43: Noticed and sorta-fixed a bug which can make adventure editing impossible.
05-22-2013, 23:11: Added a little button linking to our Facebook page.
05-17-2013, 14:53: Added "Send Message" button to profiles, fixed a couple message bugs.
05-16-2013, 17:25: Added node counter and fixed issue with lingering node highlights.
05-16-2013, 16:28: Added loading overlay to prevent some bugs on adventure editor.
05-15-2013, 23:32: Tweaked adventure saving so large adventures are less likely to break.
04-27-2013, 00:07: Fixed minor issue with Beginning Screen choice with disproportionately major rewrite of the functionality.
04-27-2013, 00:06: Added some controls for publishing to help prevent accidental publishing.
04-24-2013, 23:24: A couple styling fixes, especially with how adventures are shown in Recent Adventures.
04-13-2013, 16:26: Allowed deletion of own comments, and fixed comment display on home page.
04-11-2013, 16:35: Made a few fixes to places that were showing HTML code instead of parsing it.
03-05-2013, 15:56: Made a couple of fixes to ratings and description box errors.
01-11-2013, 09:37: Fixed an issue with saving adventure options with a long adventure title.
11-06-2011, 18:15: The visual editor now has an indicator for when there are non-visible screens.
10-07-2011, 15:44: Fixed issue with universal images being used as adventure images.
06-09-2011, 20:30: Fixed some bugs on the Profile page.
06-06-2011, 18:43: You can now log in with your email OR username.
06-01-2011, 22:29: Fixed some bugs on the Account page.
05-31-2011, 23:32: Added semi-experimental video embedding!
05-31-2011, 19:51: Fixed some screen editor errors.
05-30-2011, 19:22: Made registration a little more helpful on success.
05-30-2011, 00:12: Added a "view full picture" option to Manage Pictures.
05-29-2011, 17:16: Made improvements to Screen Editor usability.
05-28-2011, 17:41: Added some browser detection so it's clearer what you need.
05-28-2011, 17:41: Started adding some helpful popup tooltips.
05-27-2011, 21:28: Added a search box on the Browse page.
05-26-2011, 19:17: Cleaned up AJAX saving so it's less choppy.
05-26-2011, 19:17: Fixed some issues related to Adventure availability.
05-25-2011, 23:53: Various updates to button styles and visual editor usability
05-24-2011, 23:31: Made some fixes and improvements to image-inserting, so that an image uploaded in another window will be available the next time you open an Edit Screen window.
05-23-2011, 19:14: Improved detection of background brightness so site buttons and text are visible.
05-23-2011, 19:02: Updated About page and Terms and Conditions.
05-23-2011, 19:01: Fixed bug with screen editing.
05-22-2011, 22:20: 2.0.1 updated! See news item.
05-20-2011, 14:11: Up. Dated. EVERYTHING.
04-16-2011, 16:38: Fixed an error in viewing adventures.
02-08-2011, 22:15: Added the ability to upload .zip files of images.
08-02-2009, 19:23: Added new image-choosing module in all relevant areas.
08-02-2009, 19:22: Added several helpful messages for creating new adventures.
08-02-2009, 19:22: Divided Adventure Editing page into Info and Style sections.
07-26-2009, 23:23: You can now add a profile picture on your Account page.
07-26-2009, 15:36: Updated Manage Pics page with option to change image names, and some styling changes.
07-25-2009, 01:40: Profile pages updated with fancy search box.
07-24-2009, 00:58: Added proto-profiles.
07-24-2009, 00:57: Cannot register with a name solely comprised of numbers.
07-20-2009, 21:36: Added "view all news" option to front page.
07-17-2009, 12:01: Fixed a bug where you'd be warned about not having written "[[pic]]" even if you had.
07-16-2009, 21:11: added some helpful text.
07-16-2009, 20:38: Added "Restricted Only" option to Browse page for people who have chosen to see such content.
07-16-2009, 20:37: Fixed bug when creating new adventure.
07-16-2009, 00:45: Added an option in the Accounts subsection to allow yourself to see Restricted adventures.
07-16-2009, 00:45: Moved Availability options to drop-down, added "Restricted" and implemented security to enforce it.
07-15-2009, 21:14: Allowed editing adventure details on Public adventures. Still can't change its screens though.
07-15-2009, 21:05: allowed Facebook to access images so you can share adventures there. It's still a little hit-or-miss though.
07-15-2009, 11:47: Update to Privacy Policy to reflect multiple cookies usage. Update to Terms relaxing requirements for Public adventures.
07-15-2009, 11:35: Updated "About" section.
07-15-2009, 10:31: more IE6-centric CSS fixes.
07-15-2009, 00:59: Added an option for persistent logins.
07-14-2009, 16:30: fixed layout issues for IE6. In general, I don't consider IE6 to be something i really support, but in this case it was ridiculous not to.
07-14-2009, 00:36: Made several visual and functional updates to the Browse page.
07-10-2009, 15:50: Prevented trying to preview a screen in progress which hadn't been created yet.
07-10-2009, 11:22: fixed a couple rating-related problems.
07-10-2009, 01:15: Can't rate your own adventures anymore.. also, some CSS fixes
07-10-2009, 00:41: Implemented 5-star rating system.
07-09-2009, 16:37: Fixed style problems on Recent Adventures listing.
07-09-2009, 10:41: Parent listing on screen editing page shows screen name instead of title.
07-09-2009, 01:13: Added a "Recent Adventures" listing on the front page
07-08-2009, 15:59: "" now redirects to the forum.
07-07-2009, 23:33: Forum link added.
07-07-2009, 13:48: fixed a bug where an error message was shown when editing adventures.
07-07-2009, 00:20: Can now put hyperlinks in screens.
07-06-2009, 22:53: fixed a bug with displaying some icons on the Adventure editing page.
07-06-2009, 22:14: You can now reset your password if you forget it.
07-06-2009, 20:42: you can now change a picture's category from the Manage Pictures pages.
07-06-2009, 19:05: Picture sizes are now shown on the Manage Pictures page.
07-06-2009, 00:15: Fixed issue where adventures would try to show an icon even if none was set.
07-06-2009, 00:14: picture alignment and borders are now explicit options. This means the old way ("[[pic|center|2px solid black]]") does not work anymore
07-06-2009, 00:13: warn if picture chosen but "[[pic]]" not written
07-05-2009, 21:21: fixed screen display error with HTML entities
07-05-2009, 16:14: Made this cute little auto-magical update listing.
07-05-2009, 16:13: "Manage Pictures" section now has expandable categories.
07-05-2009, 16:13: prevented hotlinking pictures from this site, also prevented anyone trying to find more pictures by digging through directories