This morning, about an hour ago, Xat officially announced that power 61 will be Temporary member. That power is now is testing and we should soon have more details on how exactly it works. On a similar note, Xat has also announced plans to change the way Temp Mod works.
Stay tuned for that!
Update 1 : Power 61, like tempmod, is used by private chatting a user. To “temp member” a user simply type /mb5.0 to make him a temporary member (5.0 being the number of hours). Note that with a few limitations, this power is for and can only by used by Main owners, owners, moderators and tempmods.
Limitations include and are particular to tempmods. Tempmods are able to both make temporary members (but only for one hour) and also guest any temporary members.
We held off on this hoping to be able to be able to embed each animation right on the results page, but don’t want to keep everyone waiting, so here they are. Winner, runner-ups and honorable mentions of Stick animation contest can all be found here.
Okay here it is, xatblogs.net gets it first, the Winner of the Stick animation contest and 5 runner-ups. Finally!
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I’ve got good news, bad news and even BETTER news regarding the Stick contest!
First the good news. Today I got word and now know which Stick animation was chosen as the winning entry. I also know who the five runner ups will be.
Bad news, I need to post them. I have a small request that I’ve put in to Xat to see if we can get the code needed to embed the animations right on the site. I’ll wait a day or two at most and then post with or without it.
The “better” news is that the five runner-ups will also be receiving prizes. Yay for that! I’ll announce what it is as soon as I post everything else.
Thanks everyone for being so patient!
How long does it take to sort through and watch 527 Stick entries? About 4 hours!
Right off, thank you to everyone that participated in and/or mentioned the Stick animation contest to someone else. We had a pretty good turnout and it was actually kind of fun to go through all the entries. Surprisingly, there was only one “pornographic” entry labeled “cleaning” – cute! I won’t erase it.
Anyway here is some preliminary data while we now wait for Xat.com to make some decisions:
We started with a total 527 entries (English and Spanish combined). Two hours later that number was reduced to 95; primarily discarding those animations that were either too jerky, jumpy, or simple. We tried to focus more on those animations that tended to be smoother more unique or creative. About an hour later we reduced the number of possibles again, this time down to 43; it was getting harder and harder to eliminate. 15 minutes later we again reduced the number but this time only to 30. Our last and final elimination round, some 15 minutes later, brought the number down to 27 and well, we quit! LOL! It just got too hard to decide beyond this point and we’d rather hand it off to Xat.com so that they have some variety to choose from.
Xatworld entries: 374
Mundoxat entries: 153
Longest entry goes to Ryan (English) with a whopping 1982 characters!
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear from Xat and we’ll post the final 27 along with the winner. Thanks again everyone and good luck to all of you!
In just a few hours, 42 (one of Xat.com’s owners) will make a special appearance in Trade to celebrate that chats one year anniversary.
Here’s the countdown:
This is 42′s first official pre-announced appearance so expect the unexpected!
Smiles codes are: (sherlock) (prop) (grad) (dunce) (straw) (3d)
Just a few moments ago, Xat made the announcement that six new smiles have been added to the Costumes power.
They are: (sherlock) (prop) (grad) (dunce) (straw) (3d)
XatBlogs.com user Kyle, was the first to pickup on Xat’s new Superkick smile.
This, more than likely has something to do with Xat’s scheduled smiley overhaul that we mentioned last year.
Here’s a partial animation of the new Superkick smile: