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The Hunt Is On!

Come one, come all the hunt of the season!
Welcome to Ecstasy's first annual Easter Egg Hunt! Below you will find all the information you will need to ensure that you find all the eggs first! It won't be as easy as you think because a twist has been thrown in that well make things a little bit more difficult! Still think you'll be crowned Hunt Champion? Then read on and see if you have what it takes!

The Object
The object of the games is to locate all 10 easter eggs, hidden throughout the board and various other places relating to the board.

Guidelines
  • Members have until April 9, 2010 to PM any Administrators with the eggs that they've found and the location where they've found those eggs.

  • The search function has been disabled temporarily to prevent is use in locating eggs.
The Big Tamale
A special egg basket has also been hidden. While it's not required that you find it, it does bear great prizes for the first person to find it. Once it's been found, it will be removed!

Prizes
  • For every egg found, members will receive 1 stamp.

  • The first person to PM an Administrator with all the eggs will earn 5 stamp packs in addition to each stamp they'll receive for locating eggs and 5,000 Euros!

  • The first 3 Ecstasians to locate all eggs will be placed in a drawing to win a $20 GC of their choice.

  • The individual who founds the Easter basket will receive 10 stamp packs and 5,000 Euros.


If you have any questions regarding this event, please be sure to post them below and remember you have until the 9th to find those guys. Good luck!

Postwhore Friday!

Ecstasy is back in action and currently looking for snazzy, outgoing, charismatic individuals to help promote and maintain all of our social networking sites. In addition, you'll be responsible for branching out and gaining affiliates while ensuring you remain positive about the community and all its aspects.

If you're interested in joining the Ecstasy team, please be sure you meet the minimum qualifications:


This position entails updating Ecstasy's social networks with news pertaining to the community (i.e Double Euros Day, Contest, Projects, etc); it also entails maintain the look and feel of the community.

·Must be familiar with the mechanics of Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, etc.
·Must have the capability of either creating a layout or seeking one out and changing the layouts occasionally.
·Must keep up to date with any news or announcements posted on Ecstasy and transfer such announcements to EMB's social network sites.
·Must remain active at all times both on Ecstasy and on Ecstasy's social network sites.
·Must have the ability to add certain aspects, ideas, or suggestions to EMB's social networks to further its development as well as the interest of our Members.
·Must be able to attend staff meetings, twice each month (AIM will be required).

And apply! Good luck to all and we can't wait to read your stellar applications!

Stamp Collections!

Now you all know that the staff has been working very diligently behind the scenes on a project that we have kept under the lid. Finally after many weeks of pain staking creation, we introduce to you stamp collections!

What are stamp collections?
Stamp collections will allow you as members to collect your favorite interests, items, etc and show them in your profile! They will also allow you to get to know other members better by allowing you see the commonalities in your interests!

How soon can I get started?
As soon you want! But please be sure to check out The Collectors forum for all the rules and information you'll need to successfully participate!

How much are the stamp packs?
To get this kicked off we've decided to allow the purchase of the packs for 1,000 Euros for the first week only! After that the packs will be raised to 3,000 Euros per pack.



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Have fun collecting!!!!

Sept '09 Newsletter



    And the boards have grown immensely since that time. Our member count steadily continues to raise and we've grown from an average of 3 pages of activity to around 4-5 pages! The board continues also continues to add new additions that benefit the members and the community as a whole. If you haven't been by in a while, it is highly suggested that you stop back in as there are a lot of new features to be added in the coming months! School is just around the corner and we expect that even given the busy schedules of our members we'll still be around when the tide dies down.


    There have been so many new features added to the forum that it's unbelievable! Members have been extremely helpful in not only giving suggestions but also voting on ones put forth but others! The following is a short list of what has been added to the forum! To find out everything that has been added we encourage you to stop by and see for yourself!

    • New Forums: A lot of new forums/sub-forums have cropped up since the opening of the board! Some of the new forums that members have found extremely useful are:

      -Programs: A forum where members can download full programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, and more! Members are also more then welcome to share their own programs!

      -The Resources: A forum that houses threads with links to the resources that have provided beneficial for our members. Brushes, Textures, Actions, and more! Stop by to see what you'll find!

      -Movie Reel: A forum in which members have the ability to download movies or TV Shows in AVI and MP4 format! There's also a request thread for members to use, should the movie/TV Show their interested in not be available.

      -Day Zero: A support forum for those participating in the Day Zero Project where the goal is to complete 101 things in 1001 days.! Stop by and share you're goals!

      -Entertainment Pictures: A forum where you can find some HQ images for your favorite actors/actresses, TV Shows, and more!

      These are just some of the newest additions, please stop on by to see what other changes have been made!
       
    • Shop Item Changes: Our newest Administrator Vicki has done a phenomenal job in converting the shop items so they're all the same sizes! The board looks more astethically pleasing and Danika is slowly working to modify the pixel items so that they too can make the other items in the shop!

    • Header Navigation Change: There's no denying that the header was a bit cluttered so we fixed it by making it a single bar while utilizing sub-topics with drop down menus. The members have enjoyed this change immensely and we're sure you will too!

    • Gift Cards: Now we all know how fun it is to use board money to purchase shop items, but what if you could use your board money to purchase gift cards for your favorite shops on the internet? Well, guess what you can now! They aren't cheap but if you continue to post and utilize the shop you'll be able to buy one in no time!


    These are just a few of the changes made within the 2 months since we've re-oepened! We could continue on but then you'd be here reading for days so why not stop by and take a look yourself?



What is Project: Blog?

    If you've found your way here, then you're probably wonder what Project: Blog is and with good reason! Simply put Project: Blog is a month long blog-a-thon created for the members of Ecstasy MB.

Why Project: Blog

    So why exactly have the Administrators of Ecstasy MB decided to host a blog-a-thon? Because we can! And because we value our members and thought it would be a great activity that would promote the value of community. Not to mention who isn't up for competing for the best blog posts and then winning an amazing prize? Yeah, that's what we thought too!

So Can You Participate?

    Absolutely! However, you must be a member of Ecstasy before we'll allow you to do so. If you're not a member, no worries! Head on over to the boards to join before September 1, 2009 because once Project: Blog starts we won't allow any more sign ups! For more information regarding the rules and regulations, click here. Still can't find what you're looking for? Visit our FAQ section or shoot us an e-mail!


    Ecstasy has always valued the thoughts of its members and this we felt that it was only fitting to sit down with some of the members on the board who post their frequently to see what they think about Ecstasy as a community. We thought it would be best if we sat down with some who's been around since Ecstasy first opened in 2007 and with someone who'd just join. We hope this will provide some insight into the board as a whole through the eyes of your fellow members!


    So you were an original member of Ecstasy when it first opened in 2007. Have things changed since then?

    Yeah, a ton! But all in a good way. They are all the best changes.

    And how do those changes compare? Do you like them? Why/why not?

    I love the changes! I mean it's just a friendly place, because of age restrictions and other reasonable regulations.

    If you had to give one honest critique about the board, what would it be?

    Hmm, honestly, this is the tiniest things, but I'm not fond of the Verdana font. Pretty visual criticism, but that's really just about it. Haha!

    Okay, now let's turn it around and have you tell us one great thing about the board.

    I LOVE THE PEOPLE! :D Everyone is so great. We really get a chance to get to know one another and everyone is open to new friends.

    Ah, the infamous too many rules question. In your honest opinion, do you think there are too many rules? Please elaborate.

    No. I don't know how anyone can say there are too many rules. I mean, I am usually the one that doesn't like all the rules, but when it comes to sharing your life on the internet you want people to be respectful and help you, not bash you. Plus I like how everyone speaks (figuratively) and types properly. :)

    Being as the rules seem to be what deters a lot of members, what can you say to them about the board being as you post there on a daily basis. Do the rules interfere with the environment or are the Administrators pretty lax about it?

    I think the rules are pretty much common sense. Now if you have none, I can see how it may interfere. ;) The administrators are never harsh! They want to fix problems, but never jump to conclusions, they find a friendly way to solve any situations.

    Is there anything else you'd like to add?

    Ecstasy is a super great place! Come join in the fun, you won't regret it and you will meet some amazing people! :) If you are already a member, thanks for making it so great!


    So you've been a member for only 5 days now and you've already hit 100 posts. Did you find that to be difficult?

    Nope, it was actually really easy to get to 100 posts. There's so many different topics going on to participate in so it didn't take long.

    What are some of your favorite features on the board and why?

    I love all of the themes Ecstasy has and I also love the shop there. Being able to buy real stuff with board money is an amazing feature. I also love all of the projects going on.

    If you had to give once honest critique about the board, what would it be?

    I think it's honestly a really well put together board. It has tons of activity and good guidelines to follow so people don't have to wonder what they have to do. My only complaint would be the forums are hard to get used to because there's so many of them and the names aren't direct so you have to become familiar with them to know your way around.

    Okay, now let's turn it around and have you tell us one great thing about the board.

    Everyone there is super friendly and there's so many discussions to take part in. You can always count on the activity there to be constant and I love that in a board.

    Ah, the infamous too many rules question. In your honest opinion, do you think there are too many rules? Please elaborate.

    Definitely not, I think that most boards have the same rules but they just don't state them in the "Rules" section, they do it in the forums they belong in. I think having one central place to have the guidelines for the entire board is good because there's no surprises and you're not left to wonder if you're breaking a rule.

    Being as the rules seem to be what deters a lot of members, what can you say to them about the board being as you post there on a daily basis. Do the rules interfere with the environment or are the Administrators pretty lax about it?

    No, I've never had any problems with rules at Ecstasy. Like the page says, they're mostly guidelines to follow and not strict rules. The Administrators are not uptight and they aren't going to jump all over people if a rule is broken. The guidelines are just a way to make sure the board is maintained and runs smoothly.

    Is there anything else you'd like to add?

    Not really, except that I think Ecstasy is a really unique message board and I'm really glad I joined.


    Despite the upcoming holiday and school season, Ecstasy is still planning some wonderful events for our members that will ensure they remain active and have fun while doing it! We can't really go into a lot of detail as they will be surprises, but be on the look out for a fun activity which will allow you to interact with members while emphasizing your interests, more contests, and big plans for the holidays just around the corner! It's going to be a phenomenal holiday season so much sure you're there to join in on the fun!

http://www.ecstasymb.org

Gift Cards Added to the Shop!

The long awaited gift cards in the Authenticity shop have been added! That's right people, you heard me, you can now purchase gift cards using board money! Though I must warn you they aren't cheap so my suggestion is to POST, UTILIZE the bank and also to remember that you cannot use loans to purchase gift cards.

Once you've purchased a gift card, just wait until an Administrator contacts you as we'll get an instance notification via PM so there is no need to contact us to let us know you've made the purchase.

Any questions? Feel free to ask! Oh and go and check out the prettiness while you're at it! ;)

Project: Blog!

What is Project: Blog?


    If you've found your way here, then you're probably wonder what Project: Blog is and with good reason! Simply put Project: Blog is a month long blog-a-thon created for the members of Ecstasy MB.


Why Project: Blog


    So why exactly have the Administrators of Ecstasy MB decided to host a blog-a-thon? Because we can! And because we value our members and thought it would be a great activity that would promote the value of community. Not to mention who isn't up for competing for the best blog posts and then winning an amazing prize? Yeah, that's what we thought too!


So Can You Participate?


    Absolutely! However, you must be a member of Ecstasy before we'll allow you to do so. If you're not a member, no worries! Head on over to the boards to join before September 1, 2009 because once Project: Blog starts we won't allow any more sign ups! For more information regarding the rules and regulations, click here. Still can't find what you're looking for? Visit our FAQ section or shoot us an e-mail!

Few Updates

Sorry for the delay on updates - been on vacation for the past week! Ecstasy I know has been a pretty busy place so let's see what updates I can provide!



Welcome Danika (Serenity) as our new Super Administrator/Owner and Vicki (`eloquente) as our new Director. They both deserve these promotions for all of their hard work and will bring a lot to the board! :)

Please also welcome our newest staff members Tiffany (Pixi) who will be on the Graphics Team and Shawna (love.bipolar;) who is one of the new managers. They will do wonderfully in helping out the boards with their contributions :)

Welcome to the team, ladies!



As more of Ecstasy's behind the scenes projects get closer to fruition we are in need of a Social Director to help bring some fun challenges and contests to the boards.

Please be sure to review this thread prior to sending a PM with your application to ensure you meet the necessary qualifications for this position. If after reading the qualifications you feel you fit the position please fill out the following application and PM Angel or Danika with it.

Name:
Username:
Age:
What type of experience do you have conducting contests?
How successful have you been previously in managing contests, including the necessity to push members/others to participate?
Do you have any current contest ideas for the boards? If so, briefly describe your idea.
If necessary would you be able to motivate other members to participate or encourage those already participating to continue should they lose interest?

We look forward to reading your applications and wish all applicants the best of luck!

Beyond that, there are several new themes to check out, bunch of new posts, and of course a lot of fun contests and events coming up, so stay tuned and keep on posting! :)

Big Update

Sorry for the late update post! Been a busy week! Lots of updates to note:

Downtime: Thank you for bearing with us on Ecstasy's downtime this past week. All issues should have been resolved and if you find any errors, please let Angel know.

SYTYCD: Please put your hands together for the winner of our first So You Think You Can Design contest: DIAMOND!!!!

She did an amazing job creating the banner for our theme "Naked Nun on the Run" and no changes had to be made to the CSS when the theme was added.

She's been given our very first SYTYCD award as well as 500 Euros for her contributions. Congratulations Tawni, you've been deemed Ecstasy's First Favorite Graphic Designer! Well done!



New Forums: As you may have noticed, there are new forums for you to enjoy and post in! Bear in mind that members cannot create new threads in the following forums:

* E-Books Library
* The Resources

However the other forums added are considered free for alls and members may post and create threads in them as they please:

* Hell's Kitchen
* Day Zero

If you have any questions about the new forums, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will be more then happy to assist you! Enjoy!

Shopping: Angel has changed the prices in the shop barring the special shops which items need to be edited anyway. Hopefully you will find the prices more reasonable. Remember, if you put money in the bank, you gain 3% interest every day so that's a good way to save up!

Deliberation: This Monday starts the first round of deliberation threads so don't forget to add your suggestions for debate topics!

I think that is it this week. Keep on posting! And if you would like to see anything added to the Ecstasy LJ/DW, please do not hesitate to let me know :)

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