Dearest Members and Visitors of our little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
Over the past few weeks some silent changes have been made to the board, and 1 less silent one, namely the cookie acceptance add-on.
The latter has been activated a few moments ago, and it is something we unfortunately cannot escape, due to rules and regulations in the EU.
We have placed it as much as possible out of harm's way in case you decide not to click it, but it will overlap with the menu at the top.
We are only using cookies for functional reasons, IOW, for things like VNC (View New Content), and generally settings you have enabled or disabled yourself here as part of the forum software.
In short, no private information is stored with the cookies created by this site.
Other changes have been the different menus, which have been resized, some anyway, for some of the skins/themes, so that menu items don't wrap around to the next line.
All donation pages have been skinned, or themed if you prefer that term, now as well, so they do fit in better with the layout and structure of the entire site.
For the direct PayPal donations, we have also introduced the use of a different FPN PayPal account, due to the interference of the Store and IPN, the messaging system of PayPal to report back to our Store whether an item has been paid for. As it is a system which always sends messages when something gets paid into our account, it upset the Store, as it would not process the message in case of direct donations - it doesn't know about those after all. In turn PayPal would then get upset, and next make the system hang after a couple of days (and retries).
This solution solves that problem .
Finally, we will introduce a new message, which will pop up automatically if you are using ad blocking software when browsing FPN. The request is to switch this off for FPN, as a large part of our funding we receive through advertising. Effectively, by enabling adverts on FPN, you are supporting us.
If you prefer to not see any advertising here, please be so kind to consider supporting us differently, with an FPN Without Ads donation.
You can do so either on a monthly basis: http://www.fountainp...n-subscription/
or yearly: http://www.fountainp...n-subscription/.
This will give you the option to completely get rid of any ads whatsoever, and still support FPN.
This message will pop up automatically from tomorrow, if you are using ad blocking software when visiting this site.
We are in the process of fine tuning the parameters and making sure it works properly with each skin/theme, and we expect to finish that some time later today.
Thank you all in advance!
Warm regards, Wim
On behalf of the FPN Moderator & Admin Team