Initially, Apolyton had some ugly blue message icons. They were left on the old server. Then we had the ugly message icons from vBulletin. And now we have some new shiny message icons from our smilie database.
Let us know whether you like them, whether we forgot some. Or whether you just dislike the order in which they are displayed.
Dear Apolyton Member or Visitor,
Happy new year! Felices fiestas! Frohest fest! Gelukkig nieuwjaar! 春節, 春节v! Dobrze nowy rok!
At Apolyton, we hope that 2011 will bring you happiness, warmth, and prosperity. In addition to this, we wish you the very best for your civ gaming - from 4000 BCE towards victory.
While we are one of the oldest civilization sites, time has certainly not stood still at Apolyton. In the past year we've improved and upgraded the forum structure and technology which supports it at apolyton.net.
As a civilization fan you are no doubt aware that civilization has seen a fifth edition. Various improvements have been incorporated, and we are happy to hear from you about your experiences with this latest installment of the civ tradition. More generally, in the new year, we hope to continue seeing you on the forum for any and all civ-related discussion.
The Apolyton Staff
The Apolyton Steam Group is now available under the name "Apolyton". Anyone with a steam account can join by following the link in the group´s profile page linked above.
This group will help in the organization of Multiplayer games and provide a group chat function. Also Robert said this:
If you're one of those people who has difficulties reading White Text on a Black Background, or do you simply dislike it, then.... Change your Settings! Go to your General Settings, scroll to the bottom, and change your Forum Skin! Or simply press in the top-right corner of the page!.
Yesterday Arno returned from his holiday trip and immediately fixed our e-mail problems. Arno is one of the co-owners of Apolyton Civilization Site and acts as the Infrastructural Manager (jobtitle still under consideration ) of Apolyton.
This means that PM notifications, thread subscriptions, mail-confirmations, etc. should now arrive for everyone again, just as in the past. There are some minor problems left over but Arno is working on this to solve these as well.
While the e-mail problems persist for Apolyton, new member registrations continue to flow in! Over 900 Civ fans from all over the world have signed up for an Apolyton membership in the past few days. Unfortunately only a very few of them were able to finish their registration by clicking the famous 'confirm' link in an e-mail. All because of the Poly Mail Problems. While we continue to look for a solution, we started to approve these registrations manually. This means that right now everybody who registered at Apolyton in the past week now has access! We will continue to manually approve once or twice a day till the problems are solved. So if you read this and did not got any e-mail message yet, just try to login! Welcome at Apolyton Civilization Site!...
Since the new Apolyton Site went online last week a large number of people have tried to register at Apolyton! About 6 times as many as before! We're happy with these new members a lot, there's one problem though. Our e-mail server is not able to send out confirmation e-mails to any but gmail (or gmail related) addresses. We are trying to figure out what's going wrong, but for now this means that the only way to register at Apolyton is to use a gmail address. We are sorry for the inconvenience.