AnOtherWiki Account Creation Fixed!

It seems there were a couple of problems with account creation on AnOtherWiki.  While you could sign up using the login/create account link in the upper right, the link to create an account under the Help:Registration page did not work properly.  This has now been corrected.

Further, it appears that I set up the DNSBLs that AnOtherWiki uses to be a bit too strict.  As a result, some Comcast users were incorrectly being blocked due to their presence on the Policy Block List of  I have now stopped using, which incorporates the Policy Block List, and am using the Spam Block List and Exploit Block List individually.  Other users besides Comcast may have been affected, it was just reported by someone using Comcast.  If you tried signing up before and were told you were using an open proxy when you weren’t, try again.  If you’re still having trouble, send me an email (jarandhel at gmail dot com) with your IP address and I’ll look into it.

Finally, I’ve changed the captcha questions to try to make things a little easier for folks new to the community. If you’re still having trouble with them, or would like to suggest additional general-knowledge otherkin questions that could be used as captchas, please email me at the address above.


AnOtherWiki Update

AnOtherWiki was started on March 21, 2012.  As of 11:00pm EST, December 24, 2012 it now hosts 300 articles about otherkin, therians, vampires and related communities.  That’s an average of 1.075 new articles every day.  This is an amazing milestone, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to make it possible.

AnOtherWiki also hosts what I believe is the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming events for otherkin, therians, and vampires anywhere in our communities – though I’m always looking for new ones to add.

I’ve also been making a concerted effort to expand AnOtherWiki’s listing of resources within these communities, and jargon used by our communities.  These are ongoing efforts, and will likely take quite a while to complete.

Many of these articles are also still quite sparse.  There’s a lot of work to be done to flesh them out, and a vast number of articles still to be added on a wide variety of subjects.  So I’m putting out another request for help:  Join AnOtherWiki as editors, and help us continue to grow.

Share with us your websites, forums, chats.  Your gathers, minigathers, and meetups.  Share with us your knowledge of the community, its terms, and the people who make it up.

As I’ve said before: This is our encyclopedia, written for our community by our community and about our community.  All it costs us is a bit of time and effort, and the reward is quite worth it.  So let’s work together to make it everything it can be.

Northern Virginia Otherkin Meetup Postmortem

Well, tonight was the Northern Virginia Otherkin Meetup again. This was our fourth meetup since the change from Sticks and Stones (a local pagan shop) to local restaurants as the venue for the meetup, and so far it’s been a bit of a mixed bag.

The first meetup was very well attended – we had seven people show up, including myself and my roommate Raven. The second meetup was very poorly attended, with just myself and Raven showing up. The third meetup there were four of us total. And this meetup was just myself and Raven again. I’m a bit disappointed by this. So’s Raven.

I’m still convinced that there is a need for a meetup in this area. When I started it up, I heard from many people that they were glad to hear of something in this area, because there are never otherkin events in Northern Virginia. So far, none of the people who told me this have actually shown up. Which might go some way to explaining *why* there are never otherkin events in Northern Virginia…

But in any case, I’m going to keep going. Even if it’s just me and Raven who show up, we can have a nice dinner out together. And if more people show up, wonderful.

And hey, if there’s something I can do to make it more likely that you will show up, say so – if you need it held on different days or at different hours, if you need it announced further in advance or announced more frequently or announced in different locations, if you need it held at different venues in the area, let me know. I’m happy to work with folks on this.

Right now I’m advertising the event fairly widely, but if you need a method of easily seeing when the next one is going to be there are a few ways you can do this:

First, you can join the announcement list for it:

Alternatively, you can subscribe to the following rss feed or ical feeds for the events I am running, online and off:

Finally, you can subscribe to this rss feed for every upcoming public otherkin meetup, minimeet, or gather of which I am presently aware, worldwide:

So yeah, that’s the state of the meetup. We’re gonna keep going, and I hope to see more people there, soon.