Guestbook

Welcome to the Cave of Dragonflies guestbook.

Off-topic discussion is allowed, but spam is not; please make sure all your messages are of substantial meaning that at least somebody would be interested in reading and responding to. That being said, obviously I appreciate comments relating to The Cave of Dragonflies, whether they are error reports, questions, suggestions or whatever else you might want to get across.

Messages

My own messages will be signed as Butterfree, with the Admin label below my name. If someone signs as Butterfree without that label, it's probably not me.

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Presumably you mean these are shady ads, not actual links on the site? I have an adblocker so I wouldn't know what ads they have, but in any case ads come from an ad network and not from the owner of the website. You can try contacting them with a tip that they might want to see if their ad provider has an option to turn off those kinds of ads, but it's not a sign that there's anything shady about their site - just their ad network. Most of which are pretty shady, to be frank. Use adblockers.

[30/03/2015 04:16:59]

Magikarp

One of your affiliates have a link to an "adult friends" dating site… as well as a link to some cigarette seller thing. I know you can't do anything about it but it is probably a good idea to warn you

[29/03/2015 20:45:38]

Hot Salsa Dip

Aha! I probably should have looked before I asked. I know what you haven't updated though - your footer :P

[29/03/2015 20:42:42]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Already using it; try viewing source.

[29/03/2015 13:45:09]

Hot Salsa Dip

Tried out html5 yet Butterfree?

[28/03/2015 16:58:23]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 03-09-15

I don't know to what extent it can be brought back. Largely I think the death of the fansite community is because social media sites like Facebook/Tumblr/etc. are providing the opportunity for self-expression and participation that once drove kids to want to create their own websites, and those aren't going anywhere. But I also think if there were more small personalish fansites, people would be more likely to make their own - I think most people who start a fansite are inspire by other fansites they've seen, and that makes the death of the community a bit of a vicious cycle. I'm doing my part by keeping up TCoD, but other people would probably need to take the initiative and make more sites to increase the odds of others getting into it.

[27/03/2015 08:20:33]

Megan
Commenting on: 03-09-15

Hello Butterfree!

I was a past Pokemon fansite owner but lost time to update it, even though I was still interested.

Now I notice that the fansite community is pretty dead which saddens me a lot. Any advice on how to bring back the community?

[26/03/2015 15:44:52]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

The front page updates are actually just plain HTML manually written into the file - there's no blog engine of any kind driving them. Technically I have helper functions that write out the header and comment links, but that's strictly a "less repetitive edits I have to manually make each update" thing.

The guestbook is a server-side script, but it's ASP.NET, not PHP. I'm sure there are loads of tutorials for doing something like it in PHP, though (but do be warned that it's really easy to shoot yourself in the foot with PHP, and a lot of free PHP scripts you find online are poorly secured).

[23/03/2015 00:49:19]

Hot Salsa Dip

Oh, and this guestbook too. Is that a php script?

[22/03/2015 10:30:34]

Hot Salsa Dip

Hey, was wondering how you create your blog posts for the front page. I can't find a decent tutorial on the internet. I do know html, CSS and a decent amount of JavaScript.

[22/03/2015 10:29:47]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Yes, the Zodiac works on a server-side script as well. So do my personality tests, style switcher, randomized affiliate list and featured section (but not e.g. the hangman or Favorite Pokémon Picker; you can view the source of those and see exactly how they work, although it probably won't help you much unless you have a basic idea of how Javascript works).

[15/03/2015 17:37:05]

Flea

Oh okay, but what about the zodiac? Doesn't that work in a similar way?

[15/03/2015 16:47:54]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

You can't see it by viewing the source because the hit counter is server-side - there's a script that increments it before it actually sends the page over to your browser. There are also free hosted scripts that'll do the same thing for you without any server-side scripting on your end, though.

[14/03/2015 15:00:47]

Flea

Ah yay! I do hope it hasn't too, but it has them 'coming soon' things up for ages.

Also, another question, how did you make your hit counter? I had a look in your code but it is a link to another doccument

[14/03/2015 08:53:21]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies
Commenting on: 02-04-15

Zelkova: Yeah, I tried to strike a balance between overwhelming people with too many Pokémon per batch and overwhelming people with the number of batches they have to get through to actually find any favorites, but I'm sure many people would prefer a different balance. I'll consider making it configurable.

[13/03/2015 00:03:00]

Butterfree
Admin
Website: The Cave of Dragonflies

Jirachu: Hey! Wow, it's been a while. Hope you've been well.

Flea: I'm afraid I know no more than you do. If it has been abandoned it's pretty tragic, but at least the owner is still around and doing Pokémon art here!

[13/03/2015 00:01:24]

Flea

Just wondering if you knew or not. But has Arkeis been abandoned?

[12/03/2015 19:39:17]

Lilypad
Commenting on: 03-09-15

Thank you, I can now die happy. :) But seriously, this is very useful!

[09/03/2015 20:30:29]

Jirachu

I wonder if the forum is still active, maybe i'll check sometime. PS; Hi from me XD

[07/03/2015 20:07:35]

Jirachu

Random Awesomely Awesome Hugs For All Of You!!! :D

[07/03/2015 20:06:32]

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