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Chocy
Twitch Live Streams Fixed

Hey everybody,

Quick update: The problems with the Twitch live stream integration should now be fixed. Your streams should be up now and start generating fame again.

Cheers,

Chocy

Chocy
Anook is back up again

Hey guys,

we are very sorry for the unscheduled downtime tonight. A misconfiguration caused a unnecessary restart which the rest of the system wasn't prepared for. It's fixed now, all praise @Phantium! :)

Again, sorry for the inconvenience!

Chocy

Chocy
Scheduled Downtime

Anook will be down for a scheduled maintenance today at 3 pm GMT. The downtime will be about two hours. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Phantium
Scheduled downtime the 26th of May 2015 at 8 am GMT / 4 am EST

Hey everyone,

Thanks to our amazing community, Anook has been growing rapidly.
In order for Anook to keep growing, we need to expand our server capacity.

As part of this, we require some downtime.

On the 26th of May 2015, we'll be starting maintenance at 8 am GMT / 4 am EST.

It is expected that the maintenance will be finished in approximately two hours.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Phantium

Chocy
Linked Accounts Privacy, Optional Gender and more Ways to Find Friends

Hello community,

We have just uploaded another Anook update. This time we have reworked the linked account section to allow you to attach external accounts without displaying them on your profile. This is useful for publishing YouTube videos, cross posting to Twitter or simply finding friends through different services on Anook without showing your actual account handle. Head over to your linked accounts to adjust the privacy of each account.

We have also reintroduced the option to leave your gender empty, if you are not comfortable with showing your gender or choosing between female and male. Click here to edit your profile.

And last but not least you can now also find people you follow on YouTube and your friends from Wargaming.net on Anook.

Additionally we have fixed a lot of small things you guys brought to our attention. As always thank you very much for your support!

Also, don't forget to tell your friends about Anook, to help us grow! ;)

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
Bugfixes

Hey guys,

We have just uploaded another update, which brings mostly bug fixes (that nasty following bug should be gone now!) and minor improvements, but also introduces some community requested features such as forum topic previews and notifications when friends from other social networks join the site.

(You will receive those notifications only if you haven't already found that person on Anook and you can always disable it in your notification preferences.)

As always, thank you for your bug reports, feedback and support!

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
Introducing the Anook Developer API

Hey everybody,

We are very happy to announce the release of the first preview version of our upcoming Anook Developer API. This is the first small but important step to bring our awesome Anook community to other platforms, websites and mobile apps.

This first release allows developers to access public game, nook and user information via http://www.anook.com/api. The Anook Developer API is RESTful and returns all data in valid JSON. Furthermore it's completely self explanatory via OPTION requests, but we put together a small Introduction to help you jump right into development. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

For questions and suggestions, please visit our new API forum.

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
Bugfixes, bugfixes, bugfixes ... oh and forum sorting!

Hey community,

we have fixed a lot of the bugs you guys reported in the last two weeks. Thank you for being so awesome! As a small bonus this update adds the option to change the order of your boards in your forum. Simply click on "Edit Board" and drag them around. We have also improved user tagging in private nooks and forums, so you should now only receive notifications if you can actually see where you were tagged.

More cool updates soon!

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
More Gaming Identities, Ignore Feature, Improved Private Messaging, and so much more...

Hey gamers,

After months of hard work we have finally released our next major content update. First of all, we have spent a lot of time revamping the front end functionality, so notifications, posting, loading content, etc. should all be faster now. We have also added a lot of features, improvements and bugfixes suggested by the community.

Too much to list all, so here is are the most important changes:

You can now ignore users!

This was on our list for way too long and it took a lot of work, but we finally have implemented a cool way of hiding content from people you just don't like. Ignoring a user removes all his content from your feed, your private messages, game pages and nooks – without ever notifying the ignored user. You also won't see notifications, downvotes or comments. Of course you can remove someone from your Ignore list anytime.

New SMITE and World of Tanks Identities

We did not only update all existing identities, we have added two new ones! Make sure to add your SMITE and World of Tanks gaming identities right away!

Improved Private Messages

We know you use it all the time, so we have spent some time further improving the private messaging system. You will now see all your messages in one list and you can move old ones to your archive to have a more organized inbox.

Wargaming.net friends

With the World of Tanks identity we also introduce a new linked account: Add your Wargaming account to find your gaming buddies here on Anook.

There is a lot more to discover, so click around and be sure to report any bugs in our forum. We have also added a lot of new games and created a new nook which helps you keeping track of the new additions.

Thank you all very much for all your suggestions, we are so grateful to have such a great community! If you want to help out, please spread the word on Twitter and Facebook about our new features, especially the new gaming identities!

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
IMPORTANT: Forum Permission Reset

!!! Attention Nook Admins !!!

Hey everyone,

late last night we stumbled upon a potential bug in the nook forum permission management. The bug was fixed, but we had to reset all nook forum permissions to their defaults.

We know this is extremely inconvenient especially for large forums, and we are very sorry – but this step was necessary to make sure your forum topics can only be seen by the people that you have granted access. So please, nook admins, take 2 minutes to verify your forum permissions for especially for followers and guests!

Also some good news: We have a HUGE update scheduled for later this month! Yay!!!

See you on Anook,
Chocy

Chocy
Updated Gaming Identities

Hey everyone,

as you might have already noticed the League of Legends gaming identities should all be fixed now, Riot's API issues have been resolved and even OCE summoners should work again.

We have also updated the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive identity to feature the latest Community Season "Operation Breakout".

More new stuff coming soon. As always, thank you for all your support!

See you on Anook,

Chocy

Chocy
Scheduled Downtime Today 9 pm GMT / 5 pm EST

Hey everyone,

we need to upgrade our servers again to keep up with our amazing community growth. The estimated downtime is around one hour starting today 9 pm GMT / 5 pm EST.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Chocy

Lonrem
CS:GO Identity, Steam friends, Video Highlights and more

Hey gamers,

New update rolled out today with some standard bug fixes and a couple new features:

Gaming Identity Updates

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now has a gaming identity, so if you're playing, make sure to add your profile
  • StarcCraft 2 has been updated to an official API, which means it should be more accurate and less buggy.
  • League of Legends has also released their official API so there should be less 'cannot find summoner' issues though this API does not support all regions yet.

Steam Friends List

This is just like the Twitter Friends List that went out a month or so back. Just drop by the Users Section to find the Anook profile of any of your friends from Steam. You will have to have your profile and friend list set to public in order for this feature to work.

Video Highlights

Videos using the YouTube integration are now able to be highlighted! These will be the only videos highlighted in most circumstances. This means YouTube creators can have their place at the top of the game page alongside blogs, screenshots, and regular posts. If you don't know how to use the YouTube Integration, go by the Anook Community Help Nook and ask.

As always, if you find any bugs, want to provide feedback, or give suggestions, please make a post on the Development forums!

Chocy
PlanetSide 2 Identities fixed

Short and sweet: The PlanetSide 2 gaming identities should be working again after the most recent API changes from Sony! Let me know if there are still any problem or bugs.

Chocy

Chocy
Hitbox.tv Integration, Sticky Posts and More

Hey everyone,

I'm happy to announce that we have just uploaded the first update of 2014.
Here is what's new:

Hitbox.tv Integration

You may have already heard of the new gaming streaming service Hitbox.tv. It's obviously not as big as Twitch.tv, but we like the service and think more competition is good for both streamers and viewers. That's why we have integrated it into Anook! You can now add your Hitbox.tv channel in your account settings and your followers will see your stream status here on Anook. Plus you gain game fame for streaming, just like you would on Twitch.

Sticky Nook Posts

One of our favorite all time user requests: You can now add sticky posts on your nook's homepage! Whether it's a blog post, picture or just a welcoming status update.

Twitter Friends

Like our Facebook Friend List this new feature helps you to find people on Anook you already follow on Twitter. Oh, and if your don't find some of your friends, make sure to invite them over!

That's it for now, more to come soon! As always thank you very much for your support. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word!

See you on Anook,

Chocy