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Cthulhu Coffee

Cthulhu Coffee   Because sometimes the great old ones want to be remembered even when you are having your morning cup of Joe. Image credits ...
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Update Alpha 0.0.1 “Ocelot”

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About The Update: Update 0.0.1 is a procedural and comprehensive update to "The Order Of The Iron Phoenix" network. This update introduces new feature...
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Happy 2015

Happy 2015
We would like to wish you all a happy 2015. We hope your 2015 will be filled with joy and pleasure as our website continues to evolve! On a side note, the merger between "The Order Of The Iron Phoenix" and "The Cthulhu Portal" is actually taking longer than anticipated.  Whenever this is complete, we hope to finally exit our "alpha phase" and begin marketing this website for the masses. Thank you all for being with us :)
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Where are we heading?

Where are we heading?
Over the past few weeks, we have begun to migrate the entire content of The Order Of The Iron Phoenix to the Cthulhu Portal. This move, although it has already begun, will take an estimated 5-8 months to complete (we have a lot of content to move). This sudden change in policy means that certain features might be pushed back even further. For example, the long anticipated “Holy War” game will be pushed back to after the migration. Likewise, our movie and store will have to be pushed even further to accommodate the changes. We are, however, still going to fix bugs and issues as we migrate our content. This means that everyone that encounters an issue or bug needs to report it on the forums under “Help and Support”! We are also happy to announce that an even newer feature will soon be available. This feature will include a directory...
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Updates for February 2014

Updates for February 2014
Our dearest users, we have done some recent renovations to the Cthulhu Portal that we think are not only aesthetically nice to look at , but also enhance the user experience. First, the toolbar was moved from the left to the right. This is basically a standard feature for the entire Internet. Those of you that were used to the left-sided toolbar should quickly adjust to this (since it is more natural to look from left to right).   A revolvermap was added to pinpoint all visitor's locations! This is an independent 3d party program , so no personal data about anyone's location is being collected , but it fun to see who is on here in real-time!   A "latest forum post" toolbar has been added to the right side of the forum. This will display the last messages from up to one month on the forum. User images will...
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The move towards holy war

The move towards holy war
We are pleased to announce that within just a few weeks we were able to rework an old game called holy war in such a way as to make integration with this portal possible. The first of these additions of the game actually called for us to rework the forum. As such you will notice that the forum will now permanently have a /forum/ link in every url , this might cause a few "page not found" errors from old links.   Likewise, the games section will now be games/games to view all and games / game name to view a specific game. Simultaneously, we added a small feature to games which will allow embedding from our site to third parties. Moving on , we are going to be adding holy war unexpectedly sometime by the end of the summer season. We are giving ourselves three more months minimum to rework...
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The Cthulhu Portal Turns Blue

The Cthulhu Portal Turns Blue
The Cthulhu Portal has turned blue! We went from black to red and always felt those colors really irritated the eyes of the readers. We can't exactly go white because this is a dark themed website, so we went as light as possible and it looks pretty cool no? Anyways a few things were also changed in accordance with our own experience on this website. This mainly came from our use of light backdrops on text boxes with dark text being implemented in areas such as "User Media" and "Games". The issue was our sickly gray color (which looks white to you ;) ) is very difficult to see on a white backdrop. These have now been fixed and no further issues with these "hard to see text" filters should be present. More sections have been added to the forums, but please don't overuse them at this time (we have had...
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Media Sharing Added!

Media Sharing Added!
We are very happy to announce that the initial testing stages of "media sharing" peer-to-peer has been finished. Although there are plenty of bugs that need addressing, we have released the functionality "prematurely". You will also notice a "media" section on every user's profile. This will fill with your own uploads. As of now, we have the functionality, but not the ability to allow upload of videos. You may emulate videos from youtube, and various other third parties, but we can only allow the upload of videos in the (.flv) format , otherwise they won't be able to process. Please note that a recent amendment makes video uploading impossible to all users until further notice. As we are generally trying to work around this, it appears the culprit is, as usual, the lack of funds. Now for what we plan on doing from here: • Fixing various known issue bugs. Remember,...
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Why you should merge your account with facebook and twitter

Why you should merge your account with facebook and twitter
Merging your account with social media , such as facebook and twitter, has really never been easier. All you have to do is log into your account , then click the "connect with twitter" or "connect with facebook" links in the "login form".   Sometimes, and usually, on your laptop or desktop , you will already be logged into facebook and twitter, if you have them. Just accept the "connect" form and give our apps permission to link with your account, and you should be all set!   This will make logging into the Cthulhu Portal  a breeze! It will now take just one click to sign in ! No more password and username garbage!   Also, your twitter ID will appear on your profile, meaning your friends can follow you , increasing your twitter followers. If you wish to "de-merge" your accounts, simply go to your profile , and under...
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Bug fixes as of 04/18/2013

Bug fixes as of 04/18/2013
Here we are again , more bugs have been addressed and more functionality has been added. As of today, Videos should function much better, comments should work relatively well (if they wont post, jut press ctrl+enter in the box). -Leaderboards for some games have been modified to gift you points, which you will soon be able to use in our store.  -Questions has been updated, now you should experience less errors, less loading time, a smoother experience, and less bugs. The style has slightly changed, but the functionality has increased :) -Groups have been added to your profiles, these are still experimental, but you will be able to get together with people and share images, thoughts etc -these do need a ton of work-. We still have thousands of bugs to fix, there are things that need constant fixing due to updates in the ways we run other portions. For example,...
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A few more changes coming

A few more changes coming
We haven’t been very active, we know. But you might have also noticed a significant amount of changes that have happened without us acknowledging them. This included testing different themes for different portions, which the lack of feedback tells us nobody noticed. We are working now on reworking your profiles, while at the same time stabilizing the point system. We want to reward beta testers with some sort of compensation, while also moving towards a concept of "doing surveys for money" , which will add some more purpose to our dying project, in an attempt to salvage it. We are not getting rid of any more functionality, and we are certainly looking ahead to add more functionality. In the meantime, we would love some feedback on the forums. Note also, some bugs are well known: -Imbedding videos is not possible at this time -Downloading Videos is not possible at this time...
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Points for items?

Points for items?
Hello everyone, as usual we have been at work trying to get something good in for you. As a result, we have added a "points system". Upon going to your profile, you will see a referal link. For each person that you refer, you will get a few points. These points will then be redeamable for xboxlive memberships, ultimategamecards or something of that matter. Enjoy :)   
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The holidays concluded

The holidays concluded
The great feasts in celebration of the birth of Christ Jesus and the festival of the coming of yet another year (twenty thirteen in the year of our lord and savior Christ Jesus) are behind us now. Today, we removed the snow, and once again the Facebook style chat. Furthermore, we want you all to freely use our services at your leisure. We hope to have a wonderful year with all of you, better than that of last. :)  
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Wiki Cleansed

Wiki Cleansed
Phoenixwik i has been cleansed after about 18 hours of nonstop work, it has finally become usable! Furthermore, facebook style chat and chatroom will temporarily be disabled to make the website run much faster. We will enable it and develop it like crazy if we can make enough money to support our own server (1000$+/year). Now, we can only ask you to keep us alive by inviting people to join us, and liking us on facebook+twitter. The reason for this is because the faster we get ourselves out there, the more money we can potentially make, and the better we can make this website. Delays on the Cthulhu Movie are setting us back months, and this is because working on a full motion animated and 3d capable movie where you are making the characters, soundtrack, scenes (frame by frame) and even doing the voices in a one man team is much...
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What we desire in 2013

What we desire in 2013
After four months of total operation with this project, and almost a year with the main website, we are pretty happy with the results. What appears to be a lingering issue, regardless of our efforts, is the complete lack of users. We have done something recently to try to improve that, including adding "Phoenixwik i" as an exclusive " Cthulhu Portal " only user function of the website. The way this will work is, you log into here, click news , and then to your left, under "store" , click wiki. As long as you are logged into the portal, you will also be logged into the wiki. Sadly, the wiki has 30,000 spam posts that I will have to manually delete one by one, so I dont encourage you to use it until further notice. I will share an update when it has been purged and cleansed of spam. Also,...
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We have updated a bit more for you

We have updated a bit more for you
We would like to take the first part of this post to thank you all for being with us, we are very happy to have you with us. We have had a wonderful year, it has truly been an honor having the few of you that are active with us. Now let’s move on, we have implemented a few changes throughout the portal, we have rid ourselves of that green dropdown menu button, it was just too complicated and out of shape to be of any use. In order to compensate for the lack of this drop box, you will now notice different menu items to your right depending on which part of our website you are currently on. For example, the Cthulhu Store is only accessible when clicking the “ news ” button in the menu, the store link will be displayed to the right of any content in the...
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Perfection at last

Hello everyone! We are very proud to announce that at last we feel we have made the portal the way we dreamt it to look! We wanted to do this right before Christmas, and we feel we have done it correctly. We invite any new member with open arms, as we still don’t have very many users available at the moment. We would also like to take a moment of our time to thank anyone that has registered, and submitted "bug reports" to us throughout the "beta" session of this website. As promised, we will roll out a movie, although we sort of are lacking time and money, for we are too few to accomplish so much in so little time. We also want you to note that regardless of how much money and time we spent to make the portal perfect, we would still love to hear any further suggestions...
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Merry Cthulhu Christmas

Ok, so we went out of our way to get you in the ho ho merry spirit with your favorite elder god! Enjoy the slideshow!
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Lord Cthulhu Spared Us

Fellow friends, followers and so on, we are excited to tell you that lord Cthulhu has spared our lives today. The apocalypse is over, it did not happen because we were kind to his majesty, and very few of us don't know how not to pronounce his name, right? Well today we are happy to announce that in Cthulhu's graceful honor (and Mr. Christ) , we will be bringing back the facebook style chat, adding more games, and videos. We also want you to note, our forum now "blends" better with the website, don't you agree? Furthermore, chat comments (which you have to log in to use) have implemented a click-able username, which will link back to your profile. We also added baby Cthulhu, to tell you what to do. What else now?  Ah yes, we reorganized the right side bar to make it more user-friendly. We are also excited about what...
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