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CONVERTING TO HTTPS
June 24th, 2018


For far too long, Chatlands and the related sites such as Wolfhome and Cats Paw Island have been running on clear text connections. While our sites don't send or receive any financial information (all of that is handled via PayPal) we do process email addresses, passwords and other things that might be indirectly useful to criminals. For instance, many people use the same password on multiple sites. If a hacker learns your email address and password here, and you're using the same login information at your bank, that's just not a good idea in general, but we can at least try and keep that information from falling into the wrong hands on our site.

Well, it turns out Google Chrome has the same idea. They've announced that their new version of Chrome, coming out sometime in July, 2018, will warn people about insecure connections. FireFox already does this. It's the push we needed to switch over to HTTPS and we're doing that as soon as possible.

However! That means that there's a very good chance the site will be *offline* (or showing some problems) for the next several days while I try getting SSL working correctly. Thanks in advance for your patience on this. I've been at it for several hours already today, and I'm making progress, but there's several hours (possibly days) of programming left to be done before we're finished.

===Underdog===

CHATLANDS™ REGISTRATION CHANGES
July 23rd, 2017


We are changing the Chatlands™ registration policy.

Some people have been using disposable email in order to "ban hop" on Chatlands™. There's also "Hotmail" and other Microsoft email servers that delete what they consider spam, rather than putting it into a "spam" or "junk" folder. This means that the user has no idea that they received that email. This makes it impossible to validate your Chatlands™ account. For these and other reasons, we have decided to require that when registering for a new account only the following email domains will be accepted.
aol.com, gmail.com, icloud.com, me.com and yahoo.com (including yahoo's international domains)
We will update and expand this list from time to time. If you don't already have an account with one of these email services, you will need to create one first (it's free) before you create your Chatlands™ account.

Note: This only applies to new accounts. If you registered with some other email address, you can keep using that one. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we feel that this will help us to provide a more pleasant experience for all users on Chatlands™. Thank you for your understanding.



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