Moving all Galleries for Drako's Den and Playground

After spending a couple of weeks moving files from Drako's Den Photo galleries from Booru to its newest service, we have decided to make a system wide change to all Galleries for Drako's Den and Playground.

We have noticed both the Playground and Den Forums had a built in gallery feature and have decided to move all galleries to these features built into the Forums.

This will reduce the amount of accounts required to participate on Drako's Den and Playground.

With the old system, users needed accounts for 4 different Booru sites and the Forums, a total of 6 separate accounts.  Under the new setup, users will only need 2 accounts, which are for the Forums of each site.

We will begin migrating all images to the new galleries shortly.  The Adult Photos have already been moved as we plan to end ties with Booru for photo hosting.

However, we will allow the art to remain on the Booru sites as an archive, but will work on merging them to the new system shortly.

Today, we are updating the upload page to reflect these changes, and will direct users to the new galleries for both sites.  Over time, we will get the site wide menus updated with links to the new galleries.

Changing Services for Drako's Den Photos

Due to Booru recently deciding to ban IRL adult photos, we are now in the process of merging the Drako's Adult Photos from Booru to Drako's Den Forums.

This will mean that we are closing the Booru account by the end of the month, and are in consideration of closing all adult Booru's (Drako's Den Art) and merging them into the Den Forums.

The General Boorus will remain online for the foreseeable future.

The upload page represents this change, but we will need to take time to get all sitewide links updated.  This will happen sometime after we finish downloading and merging all images to the new system.


Drako's Wireless Review - 2019

So its a new year and I felt the need to actually write this one out.


-Coverage-

This years winners on coverage are T-Mobile and Verizon, but only because they actually posted exactly how many people are covered by their network.

(AT&T also covers 99% of Americans, but AT&T only boasts the 99%, without the actual coverage numbers, so we had to guestimate.)


So I will say they are all tied, with T-Mobile and Verizon only a fraction ahead for showing actual numbers.


Which puts Sprint in Second Place, covering over 300 Million Americans (91% of the Population) as of the latest info we could find (dated in 2016).


-Customers-

This years winner for customer base is AT&T, boasting 162 Million


Verizon is in second place with their 118 Million customers.


T-Mobile is in 3rd place with their  83 Millions Customers.


Sprint again is trailing behind, only 54 Million Customers.


-Technology-

This is where T-Mobile is king.


For several years, Magenta has been leading the way in how many different technologies they use for their network.


-Plans-

The winner for Cheapest Unlimited Plan goes to a brand new player in the game:

Hello Mobile


For offering Unlimited Everything for only $25 a month!


The following Carriers have all been listed for having the best plan for various price points, starting with the lowest cost:

TextNow

US Mobile

Hello Mobile

Tello Mobile

Unreal Mobile

Xfinity Mobile

Twigby

Good2Go Mobile

Boom Mobile

Lyca Mobile

Ultra Mobile

Zillatalk

Speedtalk Mobile

h2o Wireless

Altice Mobile

Madstar Mobile

Cuniq

Sprint

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Drako's Art Contest - February 2020

Drako's Art Contest - February 2020


The latest winner is:

-Gadget- - https://www.furaffinity.net/view/27345469/

by Spirale - https://www.furaffinity.net/user/spirale/


Now for this Month:


Nomination Theme:

Animation


Voting Theme:

Kissing


Nomination and Voting Deadline: 

March 1, 2020


Head on over to Drako's Den and Playground to Nominate Art and to Vote Now!


Drako's Den: https://cutt.ly/drako

Drako's Playground: http://tiny.cc/drako


Drako's Art Contest -January 2020

Drako's Art Contest - January 2020


Happy New Year Everyone.


The Latest winner is:

Halloween Fun with Big brother~ - https://www.furiffic.com/Nakota_Valentine/view/89123

by Nakota Valentine - https://www.furiffic.com/Nakota_Valentine


Now for this Month:


Nomination Theme:

Kissing


Voting Theme:

Gadget


Nomination and Voting Deadline: 

February 1, 2020


Head on over to Drako's Den and Playground to Nominate Art and to Vote now!

Drako's Den - https://cutt.ly/drako

Drako's Playground - http://tiny.cc/drako


Drako's Art Contest - December 2019

Drako's Art Contest - December 2019


The latest winner is:

YCH commission - https://www.furiffic.com/Sevenamrs/view/114281

by Sevenamrs - https://www.furiffic.com/Sevenamrs


Now for this Month:


Nomination Theme:

Gadget


Voting Theme:

Rape


Nomination and Voting Deadline: 

January 1, 2020


Head on over to Drako's Den and Playground to Nominate Art and to Vote now!


Drako's Den - http://cutt.ly/drako

Drako's Playground - http://tiny.cc/drako


There has been a minor change to Drako's Art Contest:

Due to some confusion as to how our Art Contests work, and the fact that they are hosted on both The Den and Playground sites (NSFW and SFW), we have made a minor change to the Art Contest.


We already censor NSFW thumbnails for the Playground.


Now, we added a name field to the Nomination Form, so artists may know who nominated the art.

The name field is completely optional and Nominations may still be anonymous.


We have also added the following line to our Nomination Page:

"Note: Nominations may be pending the artist's reply to our "Notice of Nomination" and may not be included for voting if the artist does not wish to participate."


We ALWAYS inform the artists when their work gets nominated into the Art Contest.  The artists have the FULL RIGHT to reply to that Notice, which gives them the full right to decide to not participate in the Art Contest.  So while we may list art when it gets Nominated on our sites, the artist can decide not to partake and no art is active in the contest until it goes into the polls.


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Drako's Art Contest - November 2019

Drako's Art Contest - November 2019

The latest winner is:

Fart Blast - https://www.furaffinity.net/view/28379425/

by SpritzTheSkusky - https://www.furaffinity.net/user/spritztheskusky/

Now for this month:

Nomination Theme:

Rape

Voting Theme:

Castration

Nomination and Voting Deadline: 

December 1, 2019

Head on over to Drako's Den and Playground to Nominate Art and to Vote Now!!

Please note our new domains for both sites.

(Previous domains went down for a week straight.)

Drako's Den: https://cutt.ly/drako

Drako's Playground: http://tiny.cc/drako

New Domains for Drako's Den and Playground

We have been keeping track of our domains on FreeDNS and have noted there has been a need to move all sites to new domains.


Drako's Den and Drako's Playground are the only affected sites.


The domain server FreeDNS has been working on server maintenance that has taken the domains offline 7 times in the past 5 days.  Many of these outages lasting 12+ hours per time.


With that in mind, we are moving both websites to new domains.


Drako's Den is now:

https://cutt.ly/drako


Drako's Playground is now:

http://tiny.cc/drako


We are working to update all affected links to the sites to new domains and will work with search engines to get the domains switched over to the new ones.

Also, if you got to this page via drako.funurl.com or tnsc.thrill.to we are asking you to update your bookmarks as we plan to close all old domains at the end of the year.

As a side note, our Parent Site (Drako's Website Services) is currently down due to the main server (Bast) not having power.  (Bast is a private server provided to us by a fellow Fur, DennisTheTiger)


Bast is in an area currently being affected by wildfires and subsequent power outages from the power company shutting down power to customers in an effort to reduce the risks of new fires.  (Hint hint, its CA)


We currently do not have plans regarding moving files from Bast at this time:

Mainly due to the fact we do not have access to said files, and because we do wish to continue to use the server space that was donated to us.


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Seeking Content Moderators / System Admins

Seeking Content Moderators / System Admins

We are looking for anyone interested in volunteering time as a Content Moderator or a System (Website) Admin. 

Moderators and Admins are our first/last lines of defense against spammers, trolls, and other rule breakers. 

Moderators are expected to: 

Keep an eye on Drako's Den/Playground Art/Photo Galleries, Forums, and Chat. 

Activate user accounts on Drako's Den/Playground Art/Photo Galleries. 

Help moderate submitted content to ensure it follows our AUP, Community Rules, and TOS.  

(Which should also align with server rules.) 

Help monitor/moderate our chats to ensure all users are behaving. 

(With the ability to kick/ban users who misbehave.) 

We do not expect moderators to operate on a full time bases, and may operate part time, or during their spare time. 

System Admins are expected to: 

Do all functions of a Moderator 

Confirm and add Video submissions 

Maintain the website, which would include weekly updates to the home page. 

Follow the DWS Team rules in regards to website/server maintenance. 

System Admins are also known as DWS Team Members and should be familiar with HTML, CSS, JS, and other web development languages. 

System Admins are also encouraged to take on tasks as DWS Team Members, which includes working on other websites as well. 

Both Content Moderators and System Admins should: 

Create/Maintain Accounts on all Drako's Den/Playground Services (Galleries, Forums, Chat) 

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Drako's Art Contest - October 2019

Drako's Art Contest - October 2019

The latest winner is:

Azure World by Dolphyn (Mineau the Dolphin) - https://www.sofurry.com/view/1032312

by Mineau - https://mineau.sofurry.com/

Now for this month:

Nomination Theme:

Castration

Voting Theme: 

Skunk Spray

Nomination and Voting Deadline: 

November 1, 2019

Head on over to Drako's Den and Playground to Nominate Art and to Vote now!

Drako's Den: http://drako.furfag.net

Drako's Playground: http://drako.twilightparadox.com/