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Member of the Month for August 2013 goes to team plasma! TP received this award for his unending support to new members and his vigilant watch over the forums as Moderator. His recent effort in the ASB League has helped shape and form PokeSun into what it is today. Congratulations to teamplasma ^^

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Regarding Staff Inactivity and Site Payments
To start off, I'd like to address how inactive the staff have been, and some things that we're doing about it, or what's going on behind the scenes. I'd address specifically why we have all been inactive, but the truth is, for a small number of staff members, we actually don't know, other than general the general business posed by life.

This amount of inactivity was never intentional, of course, and we're looking to fix it as soon as possible. Let it be due to lack of interest on the forum as of late or simply being busy, we're shaping ourselves back up, and hopefully for good this time, in an effort to make the forum more lively again. This isn't possible for all of us, such as @Zueq, who is quite distracted by his life (he's trying out for The Voice, wish him luck!), but for the large majority of us, we've admitted privately that we could definitely have been more active lately. I'd like to state, though, that even if we seem inactive, we actively look through reported posts, and in my case (and probably other staff member's), the list of recently-joined members so we can pick out spambots. If you find something that we didn't, please bring attention to it by reporting it!

Moving onto the next topic, due to these distractions, especially in Zueq's case, the site's funds are starting to run dry and Zueq isn't in a position to pay them. That's where you all come in. The cost for the site is $8 a month, which isn't a huge amount. This means two donations of $15, which is the amount a Platinum rank costs, will keep the forum alive for another 3 months, nearly 4 (we're off by $2!). That being said, all donations by this point are appreciated, large or small, and will help quite a bit to keep the forum running. In return, we promise to do what we can to keep this place fun, engaging, and a friendly community for everyone. That includes staying active as much as we can.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thanks for supporting the forum for all this time!

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Posted by: Pyre
Yesterday - 07:18 PM - Replies (1)

Happy Birthday PokéSun! - PokéSun's 2nd Anniversary [1/8]
Happy birthday PokéSun! ^_^ Wink It's been exactly two years since I made this Pokémon forum!

Last year's anniversary I had a huge surprise planned that the staff and I did for the forum, and this year... well, we don't have much. Tongue I did update all the themes with new banners, and I will be making a wonderful cake that will most likely be smashed in my face! But within the next couple of weeks, we'll also be releasing a couple more fun things that you'll be able to do and/or use to celebrate PokéSun's 2nd birthday!~ Wink

So um... yeah. I can't think what else to say right now. XD Tongue But anyway, thanks everyone for being apart of PokéSun! You have no idea how much fun I have here with all you guys! Smile
Posted by: Zueq
01-08-2014 - 04:13 PM - Replies (10)

Updated Themes [1/5]
Hey y'all!

All the theme's (besides the PokéSun default one) banner logos have been updated with brand new ones, which is an early birthday present to PokéSun as PokéSun will be 2 years old on January 8th! Wink Hope you all like the new logos on the themes, as I think a lot of them now are pretty sexy. xP Haha.

Also, the 1.0 HG/SS theme has now been deleted since it is very outdated and looked tacky and eww. Smile There are still plenty of other themes to choose from, so don't worry!
Posted by: Zueq
01-05-2014 - 07:35 PM - Replies (19)

Regards to ASB [1/3]
Today the staff decided what we would do with ASB. We will be closing the ASB General forum and the Battle Arena until the summer of 2014. This is due to the lack of time the ASB staff has to help improve and operate it. We are leaving the Marketplace and Trainer Profile forums up so members can collect allowance and make transactions (such as Money Transfer). We will reopen it this summer when everyone has the time to run. From now on, ASB will only be a summer activity.

Any current battles will only be postponed. They can be resumed when the time comes. A new ref may accessible to the battle if needed.

Thank you, Plaz
Posted by: teamplasma
01-03-2014 - 08:39 PM - No Replies

New Mods! [12/30]
Well everyone it has come that time. We originally planned on having our sites new Moderators chosen by Christmas but things kinda fell through the floor with that considering pretty much every current Staff Member had different top choices. There was a bit of PM discussion however and we eventually were able to finally determine who our new Moderators will be!

We painstakingly reviewed all of the applications that were sent to us and we began narrowing down our choices until only 7 applicants remained. The problem with this is that all 7 of them were qualified in one way or another which made the process exceedingly difficult. With so many wonderful potential choices some compromises had to be made and we settled on promoting 5 members....yes you read correctly FIVE MEMBERS.

In all honesty I felt like this was far more than needed promoting but Zueq insisted that he wanted 4-5 members promoted as we will be going back to the old way of modding the forum. This means each Mod will be given a specific section to look after and keep in order. Zueq and I obviously keep tabs on all sections but everyone else will be assigned specific areas. This also allows for each Mod to have more time to devote to the forum and work on projects that will be coming soon since they will have a reduced work load.

Now I know what you are thinking "ninJAS...we have already read through 3 paragraphs and still don't know who the new mods are." so here you go!

PokéSun's new Mods are...

Spoiler:
@Pyre
@FormerOG767
@Legacy
@smoakdragon
@Kevin

Congratulations to all of you! ^^


This is the order of things now for the time being

Spoiler:
PokéSun Community - All Staff

Forum Activities
ASB - The ASB Heads
PokéSun League - The Gym Leaders
PokéSun CAP Project - Legacy

Pokémon Video Games - FormerOG767 - Pyre
Competitive Play - Legacy

Further Pokémon Discussion - Legacy - smoakdragon

Community Fun!
Lilycove Art Museum - teamplasma
Writer's Desk - Mitchell
Game Corner - Kevin
The Hangout Area - All Staff

Please be sure to congratulate all the new Mods on their promotion and wish them luck! ^^
Posted by: ninJAS
12-30-2013 - 06:18 PM - Replies (23)

Lilycove Museum Updates
Signature of the Month Art and Writing Contest Updates
Smeargle Image
Contest Updates

Smeargle Image

PokéSun Writing Contest #10

Theme: Your favorite animal!
Winner: ❀Fairy Princess Bloom❀
Status: Closed!
Grand Prize: ₪150,000

Link to the thread!


PokéSun Art Contest #17

Theme: Your Favorite New Pokémon!
Winner: Zueq!
Status: Closed!
Grand Prize: ₪125,000

Link to the thread!