Happy Halloween & Welcome to the new METANORN!

Happy Halloween and WELCOME to our new HOME~

Somehow, this picture pretty much says it all. An occasion to celebrate, finally a webspace of our own. Hopefully, better management of traffic and no timeouts with loads more fandom squeeing. *touch wood*

Copying my last post from KK: if you were expecting some big lecture on new beginnings and what not, look elsewhere. I can only say that we are pretty much dedicated in providing you the fun side of anime, manga and everything fun in between (I need more manga contributors, c’mon you lurker, I know you can do it! *stares around intently*), with the right dash of fangirling, fangasms and comprehensive thoughts (just don’t expect us to write long papers on it *grins*).

Anyone who has gone through shifting knows the fact that it’s an effing long process and a lot of crap spills out, which you never thought existed. Moving wordpress is another breed of shitstorm that we got involved in and oh boy, did we pull our hair out and scream in frustration over hosting server time outs and recurring database errors. Let me not bore you with details, but just to give an idea, there were hundreds of emails exchanged between Will and I. Not to mention, many chat sessions in which we talked about possibilities and what not. Very soon though, we realized, re-design is too big a deal and needs lots of to and fro; thus, we settled for a complete move with some adjustments as you can see.

So, that is how we would start off. The KK link would soon be redirecting to the new metanorn as well. I wanted to do this with a bang but seems like, it would have to wait as I have a family emergency due to which I’ll be out of country for two to three weeks. Before my hiatus though, I wanted to complete the migration and all thanks to Will, I was finally able to migrate the many GBs worth of content off to a new domain and hosting server. During my short hiatus, my team would keep you company in continuing to post reviews as usual so hopefully no break of tempo.

New blingy bling:

  • ALL NEW BANNERS~ Halloween and Fall themed.
  • The compact site category and link trees are back, (saving a lot of space!)
  • Introducing the brand new Chatbox; chat to your heart’s content, just respect all opinions and comments. Thanks!
  • Also, we have added a tag cloud but you can easily see that due to our MANY tags, you will have to go guruguru mawaru on it.
  • You can keep logging your votes for the redesign ideas via Poll. We’ll work slowly in momentum to complete that.
  • Also, we know for a fact that on the first page, all comment totals are not tallying with actual. This will go away with new posts being made.

BIG THANKS to Will (who I imagine as Will from Pirates of the Caribbean) of the DDD Cast, who literally appeared as a Knight in Shining Armour to save the day. I can’t tell you how much he has worked and even wrote specific programs to get all ftp files, database dumps and what not. We will always miss and keep Kanzie and Tsui in our hearts for providing such an awesome fandom platform in the form of Metanorn. Even the new site would always be open to them, if they ever chose to return. Not to mention, the awesome 7 of Kokidokom, who hosted Metanorn for more than two years.

BIGGEST THANKS however goes out to all the faithful readers of the site, who have stuck around us through thick and thin (big silences, server crashes, down times, less updates and what not). Thank you for visiting, commenting and encouraging the work we put into Metanorn out of our daily lives. Our only reason in continuing to aniblog is our love for fandom and sharing the overwhelming thoughts with like-minded people. As always, we like to hear what you think and find to our amazement every day that there are more lurkers than commentors here (c’mon you lurker, your comments would actually be loved! Show up and comment more often!).

LASTLY, HAPPY HALLOWEEN & KEEP ENJOYING your stay at METANORN!

Update: Ok, so we had to transfer hosting again but we are diligently working at the back-end to get everything smoothed out. To all the regular lurkers/commentors, thank you for your patience!

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61 Responses to “Happy Halloween & Welcome to the new METANORN!”

  1. […] HAPPY HALLOWEEN & KEEP ENJOYING your stay at the new METANORN! Go head there NOW! By Kyokai on October 30th, 2010 | Tags: Aniblogging, AWESOMENESS, Metanorn | Category: Blog […]

  2. Xiao says:

    Congrats on the successful move! ^^

    Uwaah, everything looks…well, pretty much the same, lol, but still feeling pretty excited since it’s Metanorn’s new home. Hehe.

    As always, I’ll be looking forward to the Metanorn Team’s posts and continuing supporting you guys so keep up the your usual AWESOME work! ;D

    Now I should go update the link on my blogroll.

    And HHHHHHNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG, LOVE those Halloween banners~! Dammit, I’m hungry for candy now. xP
    lol xD;

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you, Xiao-chan~ <333 For always supporting us, wherever the heck we are. xD

      Kimi ni Todoke and Angel Beats! got a special treatment this Halloween because well, couldn’t resist that awesome art. ^^

      • Tofu says:

        ANGEL BEATS!?!?! WHERE WHERE!!?!? I’ve only seen K-ON Mugi x3 WHERE’S ME ANGEL BEATS!?!?! Oh right… my net is slowed that the banners can’t even load up… ><"

  3. Tofu says:

    Good work everyone and especially to Kyokai and Will for the successful move of Metanorn. (For those who had trouble pronouncing kokidokom, fear no more! Your are safe to browse with your heart at content now! xD)

    I just hope after the move the website won’t be blocked from my school… It’s awesome looking around Metanorn while at school while my friends keep saying “why do you keep going on that shit?” ><" never mind them.. They don't know how awesome anime really is!

    Definitely loving the Halloween theme and Xiao! I feel like candy too! x3 Now… time to have some fun with the new chat-box and tag cloud… kekeke… ^^ Live on Metanorn!!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks for being a regular supporter! We always love the continuous comments and encouragements pouring in. Believe me, after a long hard day, such comments make our day.

      Btw, show death note or even fullmetal alchemist to your friends and ask if this not hardcore, what is? xD

      I feel bad for disabling chatbox but we gotta streamline the design before doing anything else. So, hang in there! It will be back soon hopefully!

      • Tofu says:

        No worries Kyokai, we’ll wait for the chat box and tag cloud

        Anyways, the CATEGORIES ‘Talk’ keeps opening up for me automatically whenever I go on Metanorn, even at school. *located on the right side in blue under CATEGORIES* Does it usually open up by itself? Could be my computer and my schools… coincidence?

        The problem is they are ex-anime watchers/readers/viewers or whatever you call it and now they’ve given it up cause to them it’s boring and old…

        • Kyokai says:

          Thanks! Much appreciate it. ^^

          I configured the menu tree again so I think it would not open automatically, rather when you next load the site, every category section should be closed. Let me know if it continues?

          It’s just too bad about your friends but good thing is now you have loads of online friends who love the fandom! ^^

  4. anaaga says:

    iz, iz dat togainu no chi picture? homg there’s nitro chiral in that pic! :3

    i’m already used with the new site, since it looks the same like before. all i need to do now is write the right link everytime i wana go here xD

    • Kyokai says:

      Yep! It definitely is! I couldn’t help but plug it up with moving boxes and random stuff lying about. Btw, even if you write the wrong link (KK one) you would be re-directed to the current one. ^^

  5. Joojoobees says:

    Hey! Things are looking great so far.

    :omg: :cheer: :omg: :cheer: :omg:

  6. VucubCaquix says:

    Congrats, folks! May this be the start of many years of happy and uninterrupted blogging.

  7. foshizzel says:

    Grats the site looks nice! and love the banners 😀

    Happy Halloween to you all too!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! It was a good Halloween for us with scares of site’s DB going haywire but we managed! XD

  8. Amutofan123 says:

    Everything looks great! Happy Halloween!!!

  9. TJ says:

    Lol it took me a minute to notice that the URL is different (followed a link from the feed). Congrats on the successful move.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you! Hopefully streamlining is the only thing left and we’ll only improve.

  10. Kabitzin says:

    Woo! Glad the site move went ok! I’ve always been curious about a chatbox, but I am afraid it would be too much work to moderate.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks for all the help! Moderation and using up too much resources for refreshes. I’m still on the lookout for a good one. >.<”

  11. TLM says:

    Whoo!! I’m a lurker!

  12. ichigopockysticks says:

    AHH hurray I actually just heard about this have been grounded for about a month now because of my chemistry grade (darn u electrons and what not) but thankfully my parents were kind enough to suspended my grounding for my birthday whih means anime and manga galore for me this weekend 😆
    BUT congrats on the new site and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
    OH yeah so excited for second season of Kimi ni Todoke :woo

    • Kyokai says:

      Yeyee for getting ungrounded! Freedom is definitely sweet! xD Thank you for all the wishes. I can’t wait for KnT season two as well! <333

  13. Captain says:

    Ahaha~ I love the new banners :>
    Congratulations on the successful move!(: Even thought..nothing really has change except that THE TAG CLOUD IS SO COOL ASDFGH–
    And the chatbox is neat too(:

    Continue blogging, yo!(:

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks for all the wishes. ^^ The two mentioned plugins have been currently disabled so I feel bad ;-; Hopefully they’ll return soon!

  14. Ruby says:

    Does this mean that Kanzie and Tsui are gone forever? D:
    I love all the new banners :3 congrats on the move, it must have been hard work.. well at least everything seems to go faster now 😀

    • Kyokai says:

      Tsui has quit for sure. Kanzie might return but she has been MIA for months now.

      Thanks for all the compliments and hopefully the move would make things easier for the site. :3

  15. Hellomotto says:

    CONGRATS KYOKAI!!!!! And congrats to the Big 7 of Metanorn. This is a big move, and aside from the server issues, it seems to have worked out. (The redirecting seems quite frustrating, though. XD)

    As for the new features, I’m absolutely in love with the different banners–especially the Halloween-themed ones. The chat seems neat, and the tag cloud’s cool (though it’s a bit jumbled…though I guess that’s the idea of a tag cloud XD). If anything, I’d say that the black background is fine for now, as long as the post backgrounds remain grey-ish. (Plus, the black fits in with the Halloween mood!) As always, you and your team’s posts are excellent, so I have no concerns with that. ;D

    On a side note, I’m sorry to hear about the family emergency issues. Whatever it may be, you and your family have my support and my prayers.

    I look forward to the new site and what it has in store. Cheers.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks man! Much apprecite it, especially coming from you. We sure faced a lot of hurdles on the way but things worked out for the better.

      I know for a fact now that black is our colour (something that sets us apart) and of course the banners. We’ll work on the usable banners that are relevant; I agree tag cloud had more clutter.

      Thank you for your two cents and well wishes, definitely needed them. Actually, it was a death in the family but things have been sorted out. You’ll definitely one of the first few to get a sneak peek in what’s in store for the redesign. xD

  16. Namika says:

    Congrats on your move and Happy Halloween!! :runs: I’ve been following you guys for almost a year, and I’m glad that I stumbled upon Metanorn for that first time. And I’ll keep on being a regular here, or wherever you’ll move from now on! ^^ Gambare, minna-san!!

  17. LuluChan92 says:

    Congratulations on your successful move, guys! I’m glad to know that everything’s worked out well for you! Keep up the good work, as always!

  18. Hana says:

    Aw, well done – loving the new look!

    😀

  19. Dan-go says:

    I like it here, it’s like the old one but faster, like lionel messi and maradonna

  20. I found it funny that Kyokai thinks about Will as Will from Pirate of the Carribeans, because Will’s last name is Turner like the Will in POTC. So he is indeed Orlando Bloom.

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh of course, I know! Once we started chatting, I seriously asked him, is Turner really your surname and with a straight face on, he had to say, yes it is. He sure is Metanorn’s Knight! xD

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