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MBM At HIM-Addicts Is Going Down

Greetings!

It's with a heavy heart I make this post. After over 10 years of having a site on the Spruz platform- from a HIM fan site to a PSP/ Tagger's getaway, I have to say good-bye to it.

Adobe made an announcement a few years ago that 2020 would be the EUL (end of life) for flash player after Dec. 31st, meaning that there will be no more updates, etc. for the browser extension. Google, Firefox, Opera & most all other browsers will no longer be supporting flash players after Dec. 31, 2020. This also means that many websites, website platforms, etc. that use flash in their applications either have to update to use altenative applications or coding or sunset ('death') of those sites or platforms.

The platform this site has been on since Apr. 24, 2010 & is currently on- Spruz 1.0- will be going offline- or sunseting. I had created an account on the new Spruz 2.0 platform a few months ago, but it's way different & many of the features or options I have here- such as a forum- is not available there, nor will my profile themes be available.

No activity on this site can be going on in order for me to have it migrated to the new platform, which is why this place has seemed 'dead'. I do want to have the site migrated there just to see if I can make it work, since I would like to save my blog posts & that will allow me to do so. With this migration process all members here should be moved over to the new site. Your photos & profiles should be saved, but I can't make a 100% guarantee on it. 

The other option I'm considering is going back to Ning where this site originally was back when it was a HIM site- before I rebuilt it here. The downfall is I have to rebuild the site from the ground up (again- like I did when I started my HIM site here), but I know they do have a forum there.. & I think my profile themes will also work there. The downfall is I would have to repost ALL of my blog posts.... at least 98% of them.

With that being said, it will be a while before I will have a shop open again as I research options, since neither platform currently have an option for an online digital store. Spruz 2.0 has a store option, but it looks to be for physical goods only atm. I had asked about them supporting a digital goods store option & was told they would possibly have that feature in October. So far, it's still not available as far as I can tell. So, for now, my shop is currenty closed & I won't be making any new kits until I have a new shop set up- I will be on hiatus with kits for a while. Looking into platforms for an online digital shop is something I'll work on once I get the site issue taken care of. 

I have spent the past few weeks working on backing up what I can from the forum here. Most other stuff from the site I have manually backed up... at least the important stuff,(which is something I'd been doing since mid-September), minus the blog. As I'd worked in the forum here (which was basically copying & pasting most main discussion posts into notepad files), I've closed up boards. I did this to control activity on the site here so when the time came to migrate to the new Spruz platform, I will be able to have that done, which will be happening as soon as I submit my request for it to be done.

I'll keep updates about the progress or any news on the fate of the 'new' Manipulated By Magik site, once I have the site successfully migrated to the new platform or if I'll be starting from scratch on Ning. Those blog posts will be on my blogger here: https://manipulatedbymagik.blogspot.com/ with details on the site address, etc.

With that being said, I have to post the following:

I want to thank everyone who has been with me over the years here at http://himaddicts.spruz.com/ -for being here with me & putting up with me. From the HIM fans back in the early days of this site- some I've had memorable friendships with: Mo, Geeno, Crimson Newmoon, HrtShpBox, Angel Of Music, Luna, Steph, Tragedy, Jacintha Lynn, Bobo & all the others- Whether or not we are still friends are not, have kept in touch or not- Thank You for being here in the beginning & making the baby stages of this site memorable & fun. Never forget our random chat parties, party posts & the excitement of HIM news we'd all 'squee' about. Thank you again. You all have been awesome & amazing. 
*huge group hugz*

...And to the Taggers others in the PSP community who have found their way here- Gail, Mystic, Belinda, Xtenziv, Penny, and all others- including visitors who've stopped by- Thank You for being with me & showing support as I converted this site from a HIM fan spot to a Tagger's getaway. Thank you for the friendships & the support each day. I hope to see you all soon once I have this site back up running at it's new address- whatever that may be. lol
*huge group hugz*

Thank you again everyone for the amazing memories. I'll see you sometime in 2021. In the meantime, please- take care & stay safe. Have a most Wonderful, Safe, Healthy & Blessed New Year. May 2021 be a much better & memorable year for all of us. 

...And finally, Good-Bye http://himaddicts.spruz.com 

Thank you for reading. 

 

Notice- Swept Profiles
Category: General Posts

Just a head's up:

I've been cleaning house...and will continue to be cleaning house on the site here.

I had a lot of profiles on here going back to last year & early this year that have been inactive since joining. These are what I call 'phantom profiles' & I do occasionally start sweeping them. I have removed at least a dozen so far. This site does have a 'No Phantom Profiles' Policy.

I have other profiles to go through & determine whether to keep them or not, which I'll be doing ASAP. 

I have also seen a few profiles where the member has logged on (maybe to grab a special FTU kit for members only) & then logged off without a thank you, hi or anything.  Those profiles will be going soon as well. 

If you attempt to log in to the site & find you cannot get in, chances are that your profile was swept (deleted) due to inactivity. You can re-register to the site. However, you MUST be active on the site or you will get swept again. I have a three strikes & you're out policy here- if by the third attempt at membership here you are inactive, you will be swept a final time & be banned or blocked from joining in the future.

So, if you have to re-register, please make an attempt to be active on the site... even just a little bit- you know, say Hi at least. 

With that all being said, I bid you all a great afternoon....err night...err morning...err whatever. 

Thank you for reading. 

Some Info About The Site Here....
Category: General Posts

Greetings! 

After much thought, I decided maybe I should make this post. After having some people join & then not being active or abandoning the site completely, this post probably is necessary. 

So...before you join, please read this post.

First of all, this place is NOT like any typical 'Tagger Forum'. It is so much more than that. Think 'Myspace' & you'll be close to what this site is like. 

Here's a rundown:

1- For starters, you have your own profile page- like Facebook or myspace. You can fix it up how you like for the most part. Friends (or others, if you allow) can leave comments on your page (or wall). You can also add text boxes to showcase a few fave tags, pix or anything your heart desires. You can also add text in these boxes like who you have tube licenses from, etc. In a nutshell- you can pimp your profile here a bit.  These profile pages are not viewable to non-members. 

2- We have Private Messaging (or email, if you prefer) where you can send other members (or friends) private messages. 

3- We have a Wiki area...or a FAQ area, as I call it. Any questions you could possibly have about the site & how to do stuff should be listed in there. 10 years of work have gone into that area, so it should cover everything. 

4- We have a blog. Okay, so the blog is basically what I use & is set up for me to use (currently), but still. 

5- We have a forum. Yes! we have a forum just like all those forum motion sites out there ...except ours is a little more 'symplified' on using it... and we may have more boards & areas than the typical tagger forums.  We have special boards for like Halloween, Christmas, etc. Our boards cover everything for PSP to non-PSP discussions like games, non PSP 'challenges', etc. 

6- We have groups. Just like Facebook (& myspace) we have groups that I have made for members to join. Members can also create their own groups & invite or allow others to join. The groups don't have to be related to just PSP or tagging, either. And in those groups you can have discussions. Kind of like having a mini forum in your group. And each group has an 'activity feed. The groups can be made for members of the group only and you can add a shout box on the main page of the group. 

7- My shop. This is where my PTU kits are at. Non-members do not have access to my shop (you can thank Carole from Kansas City, Mo for that one!), only members...and they have an orders page to keep track of their purchases & can re-download at any time (as long as the kit is still in the shop). 

8- Pages. Yes, there's a lot of pages here. Some are the 'About', Terms Of Membership' pages. Others are the Freebies pages that anyone can visit to be taken to direct posts of various freebies. Also my 'Wall Of Shame' is also on a page. 

9- Links. We have a links area for other blogs, stores, forums, etc. It's not a complete link list, but there are some there. 

10-  This site tracks activity. You can see who posted what & where on the main page. The main page also has a main shout box/ comment wall to give shout-outs or whatever to anyone (including visitors). 

There are some special challenges I post that may include members getting some of my discontinued PTU kits for free (kits I have NOT made FTU) as long as they participate in the challenge. And they may earn points to get one of my PTU kits of choice for free if completing those challenges. Basically, there are perks to being a member here.  But don't be joining just to be getting kits without participating. That won't be tolerated since I see it as 'theft' of sorts. 

BUT! Again- Before you join, you should have an idea what kind of site this is first. If you love(d) Myspace.. or any social network type of sites, then this something you might enjoy. It's a site where you can be more 'yourself' & express yourself a little bit more. If you just want to be part of a forum, then maybe this site might not be for you. 

A final note- I don't require a lot of activity here... but I do hope if you join you at least stop in at times & participate at times. 

With that being said, I hope I have given you a little bit of a head's up about what you may be getting into if you join. If you wish to be a part of a 'community' on a social networking platform, we welcome you.  If you are just joining out of curiosity or to try to get some free kits for nothing, then you probably shouldn't try to join, since over 10 years' experience has shown me that you won't come back.

Thank you for reading. 

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The shop here has a NO REFUND Policy.
If you purchased an item (either by mistake or other), you are NOT able to get a refund for that purchase.
Since these are digital items, there is no way that I can be sure that you no longer have any of my digital kits on your computer. I will NOT be scammed, sorry.

If there is an issue with a kit download, etc., please email me at [email protected] 
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