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Written by thefalcon2k on 4/16/2020 at 7:17pm in Announcements

Advancements are being made in Dark Mode, and we’re starting right now! When everything is all said and done, the current Dark Mode feature that you see on the bottom right hand corner of the screen (Desktop Mode only) will be removed, and there will be a brand new button integrated into the website.  Currently, when you use Dark Mode, the colors are inverted … with exception to the logo on the top left corner.  With the new Dark Mode, the background will be black (like the current Dark Mode), but the site colors will be more fine tuned to look a little more efficient.

Because of the magnitude of this feature, we’re releasing it sometime during the summer.  At a later date after Dark Mode is available to the public, we’ll be working on even more colors to customize your Team Falcon experience even further!  These bonus colors have yet to be determined and will be available as a VIP perk only.

Changelog 2.0 Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/14/2020 at 4:50pm in Announcements

Due to further enhancements of the Team Falcon Network, our Changelog was getting cluttered and confusing (again).  We’ve made some enhancements to breakdown our services even further between Joe’s World, Team Falcon and The Xbox Universe.  Each category will have the following categories (and “None” will be written in categories where there’s no information):

  • Service Updates
  • New Features
  • Known Issues

Along with the above changes, Team Falcon & The Xbox Universe will also have added sections to represent its own exclusive features as well including (but not limited to):

  • VIP
  • Discord
  • Social
  • Live

These sections will only be shown if there’s any changes to services.  Check out the newly improved changelog here.

Social Network Issues Explained Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/14/2020 at 3:30pm in Announcements

Visitors to Team Falcon have noticed that our header has undergone a minor change, but probably can’t put their finger on what happened.  PeepSo (our former Social Network provider) has unfortunately crashed on all of our websites (including The Xbox Universe).  This issue has baffled the staff of Team Falcon & Rewind Hosting, and we have tried different scenarios to recreate the issue and bring PeepSo back to life on our system.  Unfortunately, we have failed, and while The Xbox Universe is currently not using a social network provider, Team Falcon is ironing out some glitches with another social network provider addon called BuddyPress.  Things may look a little … ugly, but it works.

Forum Navigation Changes Soon Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/14/2020 at 2:05pm in Announcements > Forum

This is our first “joint” post for the forums and for the official Team Falcon website.  We’re making some changes to the site navigation soon to where the top bar (i.e. Forums, Members, Recent Posts, etc.) will be removed and be shown on the left side of the page with new navigation options (and more) coming very soon.  This is the first step in making your browsing experience at Team Falcon a better one.  If you have any questions, you can either leave a comment (below) or reply to our forum post and we’ll do our best at helping you out!  Thanks for being a part of Team Falcon!

More Minor Enhancements Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/10/2020 at 12:54pm in Announcements

Yesterday, we talked about a new feature added to bring forum shortcuts to our posts.  Today, we wanted to take it a step further, and add the ability to add one custom link to the top of the page for each post as well.  This will be great if we mention stuff related to our “Boss Blog” or The Xbox Universe!  Try it out now by clicking “Permalink”, then the new The Xbox Universe link on the top of this post!

Forum Shortcuts Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/9/2020 at 1:20pm in Announcements

So, check this out! We wanted to make things a little more simple when talking about the Team Falcon Forums and (somehow) integrate it into the website design.  What we came up with is this … When you look at a post whether you click the “Permalink” button on the top right corner of the post you’re looking at (or you want to make a comment), on that page, you will see a new link that will take you to the Team Falcon Forum depending on what that link is for.  Unfortunately, we can’t have the link on the main page area as it will glitch and have the same link on all posts when there’s nothing even there.

Now, depending on the post, you will see one of 3 links:

  • Open Forum
    Clicking this will take you to the newly created forum mentioned in the post here on the website
  • Open Forum Category
    Clicking this will take you to the newly created forum category, showcasing all of the new forums for you to participate in
  • Open Forum Post
    Clicking this will take you to the forum specific post for the story created here on the website

This entire process can (and probably will) change in the future.  We’re just playing around with the programming right now and seeing what works best.  As always, though … 2 heads are better than 1.

News Recap & Other Stuff Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/9/2020 at 11:49am in Announcements

Since the start of 2020, Team Falcon has had the best 4 months since launching early last year.  In 4 months alone, we have:

  • Improved our site logo by 120%
  • Customized our entire control panel (viewable to the staff only)
  • Removed the WordPress top bar in favor of our brand new site navigation
  • Launched a social network
  • Launched website forums
  • Activated Website “Achievements”
  • Increased our social network footprint by 900%
  • Launched a mobile exclusive version of the Team Falcon website
  • Launched our first partner website*

And more!  Most of the work that’s been done to the site has been cosmetic, and as I’ve shared before, having the ability to create this thing from scratch has given me endless customization options!  The Xbox Universe (*) was originally created by yours truly with a business partner, but the network was not in our control and we lost everything.  This time around, we are in full control of the network and we’re making it even stronger with a dual partnership between our separate networks.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Team Falcon is off to a very strong start in 2020, and we hope to keep this trend going because this entire thing has been a dream come true for me since 2011.

More Gaming Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/8/2020 at 11:51am in Announcements > Forum

We’re far from done, but we’ve expanded our forums even further to give you more in-depth conversations in our Gaming category!  Each of our major sections (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, etc.) are all broken down into their own consoles, and when I say we’re far from done, I mean we’re gonna take it even further very soon with consoles that are long gone (like Sega and Atari).  For all you Steam gamers, we haven’t forgotten about you.  More will come very soon!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Talk Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/7/2020 at 12:06pm in Announcements

Hey guys, Joe here.  The people behind Team Falcon are fortunate enough to be able to work from home and be able to continue to make some enhancements to your Team Falcon viewing experience, and that has been our mission for the longest time.  However, things kinda changed when the Coronavirus came into the United States of America from China.  Non-essential businesses are closed, parks are closed, public & private schools closed in March and will not be able to return until September.  Just yesterday, I had seen that some very popular businesses may not be able to even recover from this shutdown and not open when the “Stay Home” order is lifted on May 4th, and when you have a fear of waking up and not knowing if you have a job or not … not because of a fault caused by you, but the economy, that’s probably the scariest feeling of all.

Going back to how things are changing for Team Falcon.  Yes, we’re all working from the comfort of our private homes, but when you can’t exactly go anywhere to empty your mind, that can prove to make things difficult at times, especially for someone like me who deals with anxiety & depression.  And, this is something I don’t like to bring out to the public.  No, I’m not ashamed of it, mostly because there are millions of people all over the world who deal with that sort of thing.

Sometimes, it’s not easy to get past some of the thoughts in your head, including suicide.  Fortunately for me, I have yet to encounter those feelings on a long-term scale.  But, that doesn’t mean you are.  If you need someone to talk to, I am opening up my e-mail to you guys.  Unfortunately, I can only speak English.  In other words, if you can read this, please feel free to contact me and tell me what’s on your mind.

The Coronavirus is a huge deal right now.  People are scared, and other people are dying.  You’re not alone, OK?

New Forum Categories Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 4/4/2020 at 2:51pm in Announcements > Forum

3 new categories are available in the forums as of now.  Whether you want to talk about Movies, Music or Television … the choices are now there!  As a reminder, you must be logged into your Team Falcon account to be able to use the forums.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here.  More forums are coming soon, and we’ll also be adding new features and integrations very soon (including new site achievements).

April 2020