pneu*mat*ic (adjective) 
1 : of, relating to, or using gas (as air or wind): 
     a : moved or worked by air pressure 
     b (1) : adapted for holding or inflated with compressed air 
        (2) : having air-filled cavities 
2 : of or relating to the pneuma. spiritual 
3 : having a well-proportioned feminine figure; especially : having a full bust 
fe*tish (noun)
1 a : an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion 
b : an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence 
is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is 
an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with 
complete sexual expression
2 : a rite or cult of fetish worshipers

Time Shift

A while back, I posted a poll about what sequels people would like to see. As of this writing the most popular result is Expanding Horizons with 6 votes.

Conspiracy - 4 votes
Horace's Curse - 4 votes
Virtuality - 3 votes
The Duel - 2 votes
NFP - 1 vote

The option “Other” also got five votes. And I realized belatedly that I neglected to include Storms on the list.

XV

This month, this site turns fifteen.

It was on December 27, 1996 that I put online the first pages of what was then known as Luther Kane's Body Inflation Home Page. That tiny little site would eventually grow up to become BodyInflation.org.

I’ve never been much for anniversaries. I’ve been known to forget my own birthday. I don’t have any celebrations planned, but I think this milestone deserves a mention.

On Size Escalation

Today, another person ran into problems with the upload size limit on the site.  If you tried to upload a picture larger than 2MB, not only would the upload fail, but the site would give you a rather useless error about the file being missing.  Sheer idiocy.  So I increased that maximum image size to 4MB.

Be Prepared for Disruptions in Service

There are a few performance issues with the site, and I'm going to try to deal with them this weekend.  This will likely result in the site behaving rather strangely at times.  The most annoying of these behaviors will probably be inexplicably logging people out.  Hopefully I can keep that to a minimum.  But if the site acts strangely during the next couple of days, don't be alarmed.

Change is Good

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Having received some feedback, I've made a few changes.  Read More for details...

User Registration Update

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I've added a spam filter to the user registration form.  I'm going to leave it be for a few days to see how well it works.  If it blocks most of the fake registrations (which have accelerated to ~50/day) then I'll disable the requirement that accounts be approved by an administrator.

If it fails, then I may have to rely on CAPTCHAs.  And I really don't want to do that.  I've always found them annoying.

Profile Upgrades

I've added fields to the user profile to allow users to indicate gender, inflation preferences, and roleplay preferences (or lack thereof).  Please take a moment to edit your profile with updated information.

NOTE: All profile fields are optional. If you'd rather not fill it in, that's just peachy.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please post them in the Profile upgrades thread in the forum.

Spammers Ahoy! (IMPORTANT INFO ON USER REGISTRATION)

One thing I didn't consider when making the switch from CPG-Nuke to Drupal is that there are a lot more spambots out there for Drupal.  They hit the site pretty much as soon as it went up, and have been creating new accounts at a rate of about 2-3 per hour.  Until I get some anti-spam gear installed, this means two things:

  1. All new user registrations will require manual approval by me.
  2. It's possible that I'll delete legitimate signups that look like they might be spammers.  Read on to learn how to avoid this.

Avatars are fixed.

I've fiddled with things a bit, and I think I have the profile image issue fixed.

Welcome to the New BodyInflation.org

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The site is dead, long live the site.  The rebuilt BodyInflation.org has finally arrived.

Here's a breakdown on some of the things that have changed.   Yes, it's long, but please read it.  It has lots of nifty info.

 

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