I cannot honestly give enough praise to the website that so smoothly allows members of the Laurelin roleplaying community to learn, read and write about the adventures, songs and epic sagas of themselves and others in Tolkien's world.
A truly wonderful place, where creativity and imagination, friendship and rivalry and all the numerous joys of roleplaying on Laurelin come together. An utterly fantastic site and I cannot recommend it enough!
J.R.R. Tolkien would be proud.
I recently got my account approved on the site, and was wondering how I can upload my banner that must be 500x150 or such and such pixel length. I do not know how to make one with any dimensions, so if you could help please
As about the profile picture, it wasnt easy in the start for me neither, to figure out how to do it but it isnt actually that hard.
Open up your drawing software/program and from there load the desired picture. You can play with the settings to shape it as you like and then save it. After that you can upload it from your page on Laurelin Archives
Is this still being actively administered? If so, how long ought I expect to wait for account approval?
And to the previous poster, in Paint, look up in the top menu bar, next to "Select". You will see a tool to re-size. Open this box, click the button that allows you to choose pixels rather than percent, and click the check box to maintain aspect ratio to turn that feature off. Type your values (590 x 110) in the boxes, and click the button. Done.
“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” – The Two Towers
It's been a while since this last happened, but every good run must come to an end. We're once more being blocked by a number of email services including variations of Hotmail and Yahoo. This is a general heads up to users that it may be difficult to create new accounts on the site, especially with the addresses mentioned above but the extent of the issue may stretch beyond them. If you've registered and not received any emails from us, it's likely you're affected by this. We're keeping track of the accounts we fail to send mail to and will sort them out as soon as the block is lifted.
We're working with our host to clear this up, do not lose faith, the light of Laurelin will prevail over the darkness of anti-spam!
The issue has been resolved and all delayed accounts have been sorted out. If you've been waiting several days for your account to be activated and still haven't received an email after this, please contact us through the contact form at the top right of the site so we can be of assistance.
Over a long period of time now, we've been faced with massive spam, forcing us to deal with up to 100 spam accounts per day and thus severely slowing down the validation process, hurting the genuine users. To combat this we've implemented several defenses and countermeasures aimed at protecting the user registration form, how successful this will be remains to be seen. We're giving this heads up to let you know that this is going on and, though you shouldn't ever see these defenses, to implore you to report any problems you perceive as a result of it, through the contact form at the top right of the site or in a private message to me on the Archives.
As many of you may have noticed, the Archives are currently plagued by random "page not found" issues. The issues have so far gone away on their own within minutes, making it hard for us to diagnose and fix them, but we've still got tricks up our sleeves. So, in order to apply some generic fixes and tampering, the site will go down for maintenance tomorrow, Friday 10th of May, at 01:00 CEST - UTC/GMT +2. This may take several hours, we appreciate your patience.
Also, we are now on Twitter, where we will keep you all informed of things such as the one above, as well as answering any questions you may have. We can be found here: https://twitter.com/LaurelinArchive.