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NegroCollegeFund | Jan 17, 2015 02:53 am | 6 comment(s)
Did some forum service recently, updated the software, repaired some broken styles. As of this writing, everything but 'DarkVision' should work as intended. 'Steam Login Button' has not yet been added to the other styles, only the 'Negroserver' style. If you experience any issues while using the forum, please make a thread or let us know.
Obligatory Holidays Post
NegroCollegeFund | Dec 24, 2014 02:09 pm | 2 comment(s)
Its December 24th, and there's a bunch of holidays.

Buddhism
Bodhi Day: 8 December - Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi).

Christianity
Advent: fourth Sunday preceding 25 December
Krampusnacht: 5 December - The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December. In Alpine countries, Saint Nicholas has a devilish companion named Krampus who punishes the bad children the night before.
Saint Nicholas' Day: 6 December
Our Lady of Guadalupe: 12 December - An important honor of Mexico's Patron Saint before Christmas officially begins on December 16
Saint Lucia's Day: 13 December - Church Feast Day. Saint Lucia comes as a young woman with lights and sweets.
Longest Night: A church service to help those coping with loss, usually held on the eve of the Winter solstice.
Christmas Eve: 24 December
Christmas Day: 25 December - one of the most celebrated holidays around the world, increasingly celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike.
Anastasia of Sirmium feast day: 25 December
Twelve Days of Christmas: 25 December-6 January
Las Posadas: 16-24 December - procession to various family lodgings for celebration & prayer and to re-enact Mary & Joseph's journey to Bethlehem
Saint Stephen's Day: 26 December
Saint John the Evangelist's Day: 27 December
Holy Innocents' Day: 28 December
Saint Sylvester's Day: 31 December

Fictional or parody
Feast of Winter Veil: 15 December-2 January - A holiday in World of Warcraft. This holiday is based on Christmas. Cities are decorated with lights and a tree with presents. Special quests, items and snowballs are available to players during this time. The character of "Greatfather Winter", who is modeled after Santa Claus, appears.
Feast of Alvis: in the TV series Sealab 2021. "Believer, you have forgotten the true meaning of Alvis Day. Neither is it ham, nor pomp. Nay, the true meaning of Alvis day is drinking. Drinking and revenge."
Hogswatch: a holiday celebrated on the fictional world of Discworld. It is very similar to the Christian celebration of Christmas.
Festivus: 23 December - a parody holiday created by Daniel O'Keefe and made popular by Seinfeld as an alternative to Christmas.
Decemberween: 25 December - a parody of Christmas that features gift-giving, carol-singing and decorated trees. The fact that it takes place on December 25, the same day as Christmas, has been presented as just a coincidence, and it has been stated that Decemberween traditionally takes place "55 days after Halloween". The holiday has been featured in the Homestar Runner series.

Hinduism
Pancha Ganapati: 21-25 December - modern five-day festival in honor of Lord Ganesha, celebrated by Hindus in USA.

Historical
Malkh: 25 December
Mōdraniht: or Mothers' Night, the Saxon winter solstice festival.
Saturnalia: the Roman winter solstice festival
Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (Day of the birth of the Unconquered Sun): 25 December - late Roman Empire

Judaism
Hanukkah: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BC. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

Paganism
Yule: Pagan winter festival that was celebrated by the historical Germanic people from late December to early January.
Yalda: 21 December - The turning point, Winter Solstice. As the longest night of the year and the beginning of the lengthening of days, Shabe Yaldā or Shabe Chelle is an Iranian festival celebrating the victory of light and goodness over darkness and evil. Shabe yalda means 'birthday eve.' According to Persian mythology, Mithra was born at dawn on the 22nd of December to a virgin mother. He symbolizes light, truth, goodness, strength, and friendship. Herodotus reports that this was the most important holiday of the year for contemporary Persians. In modern times Persians celebrate Yalda by staying up late or all night, a practice known as Shab Chera meaning 'night gazing'. Fruits and nuts are eaten, especially pomegranates and watermelons, whose red color invokes the crimson hues of dawn and symbolize Mithra.

Secular
Zamenhof Day: 15 December - Birthday of Ludwig Zamenhof, inventor of Esperanto; holiday reunion for Esperantists
Soyal: 21 December - Zuni and Hopi
HumanLight: 23 December - Humanist holiday originated by the New Jersey Humanist Network in celebration of "a Humanist's vision of a good future."
Newtonmas: 25 December - As an alternative to celebrating the religious holiday Christmas, some atheists and skeptics have chosen to celebrate December 25 as Newtonmas, due to it being Isaac Newton's birthday on the old style date.
Quaid-e-Azam's Day: 25 December
Boxing Day: 26 December - Day after Christmas.
Kwanzaa: 26 December-1 January - Pan-African festival celebrated in the US
Watch Night: 31 December
New Year's Eve: 31 December - last day of the Gregorian year
Hogmanay: night of 31 December-before dawn of 1 January - Scottish New Year's Eve celebration
Dongzhi Festival - a celebration of Winter

Unitarian Universalism
Chalica: first week of December - A holiday created in 2005, celebrated by some Unitarian Universalists.

Which ever one(s) you celebrate, the staff at Negroserver hopes you enjoy it.
New IP
NegroCollegeFund | Oct 16, 2014 01:27 pm | 0 comment(s)
After having a hardware malfunction last night, we have finally restored our services. With this comes an IP change. Negroservers can be reached at 108.5.232.108. As always, you can use the subdomain idle.negroserver.com in place of the numerical IP. Don't forget to check out our new TF2Ware server, based on WarioWare, @ idle.negroserver.com:27022. See you in game!
Steam Connect
NegroCollegeFund | Sep 23, 2014 07:59 pm | 11 comment(s)
We have added a plugin that allows you to sign in to your forum account via steam, as well as allowing users to create forum accounts based on their steam accounts. For you who exist, you should link your forum accounts up with your steam accounts to prevent creating multiple accounts.

While logged in, click the "log in through steam" button near the top. It will ask you to link your accounts. Click yes. That's all there is to it. We have also added a plugin that shows your steam name/status. To get this working, all you need to do is log in with steam and link the account. moon sucks ass
A nice chunk of news
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 27, 2014 12:23 pm | 17 comment(s)
It has been an exciting and progressive week here at Negroserver. With so many things to talk about, it's hard to determine where to start. It's so much easier to write a paragraph about one thing than an essay on the state of the community. I should have some hipster college kids writing this shit!

Our current Donation Drive is off to a great start, going much better than we had imagined. While we are still no where near our goals, we are easily on our way to surpassing them should the current trend continue. Please, if you love the community, contribute what you can, when you can, to keep us alive. Everything we do has a cost. We need our users support to survive. A big thanks to our new and recurring donors! If you are contributing and desire access to our donor perks systems, it is immensely important that you read and follow our donor instructions, which can be viewed on this page. http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

A few days ago, we had to lease a new IP following some network maintenance. You will have found our servers missing from your favorites. While our sub domain, idle.negroserver.com , will always point to our current IP, it can sometimes take a little while for DNS servers to update their entry for our address. The best source of info regarding our server status and other relevant info is our website (where you are currently reading this) www.negroserver.com
Our current IP is 71.187.225.44 or as always, idle.negroserver.com

We are still, as usual, in need of intelligent, devoted members who can contribute to the community beyond funding. There is always work to be done, and never enough time or competence to do it. We love to work along side our users who have drive and skill, and provide them a stage to exhibit their talents. For more information regarding our needs, see http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?1206-Contracted-work-orders

We are happy to announce the return of Negroserver TTT! Still being developed, our fresh "Trouble in Terrorist Town" server is loaded with custom plugins and amazing maps. We have yet to compose any documentation regarding the server or its addons, or implement a donor perk system, however these are all on the immediate agenda and will be linked to in this very thread once they are completed. It has been added to our Server Status list, and can be reached at idle.negroserver.com:27014 Further information will be available at http://www.negroserver.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?14-Garry-s-Mod

Our Trade/Idle server will be running our achievement_idle_negro21d map temporarily due to an unidentified conflict related to its mods. We apologize to that server's user base. We know that you want your old trade_clocktown map back and we will get it back up as soon as we can sort out the stability issues. Please feel free to visit our flagship idle server for the time being at idle.negroserver.com:27015 if you find n21 too cumbersome a map.

We finally bit the bullet and gave into the amazing power and presence that is Twitter. We look forward to seeing where this goes. Please check it out, and "rate, like, subscribe, and follow" or whatever the cool kids these days are doing. After a long fight, we must surrender to social media or stand idly by while the internet evolves around us. Twat us @Negroserver http://www.twitter.com/Negroserver

Our invite only, official Steam group, http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Negroserver , has passed 500 members for the first time. While not an amazing number when compared to massive public groups, this is, for us, a neat benchmark. We only invite people who we recognize as reoccurring clients, and intelligent ones at that. Every member of that group, was at one point or still is, a regular member of the Negroserver community. We want to thank and acknowledge each and every one of them for all the support and good times over the past 4.5 years.

Finally, I'd just like to personally thank the folks who made Negroserver possible, our staff. Everyone who has hand crafted this community and worked hard to ensure its success over the years deserves recognition. While some of us are still here on a daily basis greasing the wheels, and some of us have moved on due to uncontrollable circumstances, you are all the life blood of this community. We would not be where we are today if not for the efforts of those who were here when we were nothing. You know who you are, this 'thanks' is for you. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you in game, and reading your opinions on our forums!
Dear donors..
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 25, 2014 11:34 pm | 2 comment(s)
PLEASE I BEG OF YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

Over the past 48 hours, we have received a multitude of donations, for which we are incredibly thankful for. However, many of these donations did not include your STEAMID, and one is requesting money FROM us. Nothing is automated in the donation process. I am now attempting to contact these donors to find out WHO they are, as well as tying to determine who REQUESTED a payment from us.

PLEASE READ THE DONOR'S HANDBOOK PRIOR TO YOUR DONATION.

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

READ IT 3 TIMES IF YOU MUST

We thank you once more for the unexpected and overwhelming amount of support we have received over the past 48 hours.
Server Downtime, IP Change
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 25, 2014 02:46 am | 3 comment(s)
UPDATE: The game servers have returned @ 71.187.225.44 or idle.negroserver.com. See you in game!

Negroserver Game Servers will be brought down through the night and into the next morning, from approximately 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (-4 GMT), Wednesday June 25th as we perform network testing and maintenance. Following this, we expect an IP change. This post will be edited to include our new IP once it has been leased. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you back in game soon!
Donations keep the server alive.
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 23, 2014 01:35 pm | 26 comment(s)
Negroserver coffers are at an all time low. If you want to see the servers survive beyond July, we need to raise some funds asap. If we cannot, I will be forced to start selling off my personal property and eliminating reoccurring payments. This year, we have an average of $40 per month in donations, which doesn't even cover the cost of the connection, let alone hardware, software, and website costs. If we cannot raise enough money to pay the bills, we will be playing TF2 on eGo servers by Sept 1st. After footing this months billing cycle, I have 15 dollars to my name, so I can no longer afford to offset the balance of our piss-poor average monthly revenue. Short of some miracle, I honestly believe that this could be the end, unless you, the players, can make a difference. I no longer have the means to eat these losses. Blame Obama.

If 25% of our '18,000 unique visitors per month' donate 1 dollar this month, we would raise enough money in that one month to survive for the next 15 months. Please, if you have enjoyed the services we have provided you over the past four years, contribute what you can.

Edit: To coincide with our current donation drive, we have reduced the cost of ranks 1 and 2, from $10 and $15 to $5 and $10, respectively, and also extended the duration of said perks from one month to 3 months.

Edit2: Please try to remember to include your STEAMID, and/or to add me on steam to ensure that donors receive their perks. I cannot give your account perks if I don't know who donated. Big thanks to those who have already contributed.
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