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Happy 3rd Birthday Inkbunny! IB 2.0 + T-shirt design competition

Hi everyone

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Inkbunny is turning 3! We've grown up in leaps and bounds from our early days. We have a thriving community that is fun to be a part of, and that is growing rapidly. I think it's something we can all be proud of.

Thanks to everyone who is a regular visitor or contributor to the site. Without you, of course we wouldn't exist. Thanks also to our Sponsors, past and present. The operating costs for our site are covered entirely by donations and the community has always been there to support the site with much needed cash.

What does the future hold for Inkbunny?

It's early days now, but we can confirm that work is under way on Inkbunny v2.0! Or more correctly, work is under way on a new art/social site engine we are creating that will be open source, which the new Inkbunny site will use.

We want to move to an open source model to get the community involved in extending the capabilities of the site, and so that anyone can easily create their own art/social site.

To do this we are creating the new site engine from the ground up. It will have all the features that people like from Inkbunny v1.0, but will use an established web framework, will have a new and improved interface and will launch with a bunch of new features we've always wanted to see added to the site.

Please note that right now we are in the planning and groundwork phase. We will let everyone know when we are ready for volunteers to join the project. For now we aren't taking offers, but we will gratefully accept and consider all applications at a later date when we ask for them.

More details will be announced in the near future!

T-shirt design competition

To celebrate Inkbunny's 3rd birthday, we are holding a t-shirt design competition!

We are looking for bold and distinctive designs that community members can wear proudly to show their support for Inkbunny. It can be anything you like, as long as it somehow promotes Inkbunny or is connected to the site/community in some way. Let your imagination run wild!

The top 5 designs will be chosen by our moderators, and those winning designs will be put up for sale on our store on RedBubble.

Winners will be given a free shirt with their design on it, plus free shipping to get the shirt to them. They will also have the people's ovation and fame forever!

Profits from sales of the shirts on our RedBubble store will go towards site operating costs in to the future.

Please keep content in the General to Mature rated range. Nothing that would have to be tagged "Adult" under the Inkbunny site rules, please. We just can't sell adult work on RedBubble (and it wouldn't be a popular choice to buy and wear publicly, either!).

The deadline for submissions is 11pm Friday 3rd of May 2013 CEST (Amsterdam) which is 2pm Friday 3rd of May 2013 PST (Los Angeles). So you have one month! Winners will be announced a week later.

Important! Submitted images need to be 3200 (height) x 2400 (width) pixels in size, 8-bit, with a transparent background in RGB format as a PNG file. DO NOT ROTATE THESE DIMENSIONS. It has to be exactly that width and height (but you can draw smaller within that area, and you can make a landscape orientation image if it fits within that portrait shaped area). For more details about RedBubble's tee shirt design technical requirements, see http://redbubble.com/teehelp.

Also important! To submit a shirt as a competition entry, upload the design as a Submission to Inkbunny, and tag it with the keyword "comp2013". You can just upload a preview version of your design at lower res, but make sure you create the original with the high res requirements listed above. If you win, then we will ask for the full resolution image.

Conditions: You can submit as many designs as you like, but we will only choose a maximum of one winning design per person. You can submit designs, and then make changes to those designs before the deadline. By submitting designs as part of this competition, you agree that if your image is chosen as one of the five winners, then we can use it as a design on shirts that we sell, and that all profits from those sales will be donated to Inkbunny to help pay for site operating costs. You retain copyright and all other rights to your image. If we want to use the image for any other purpose, we'll discuss it with you and get your permission first.

Good luck, everyone!

IB

Update: No adult content in the shirt entries please! Suggestive, sexy and M-rated is fine. And of course G-Rated is fine too. But please don't enter anything you'd have to tag "Adult" on Inkbunny. We just can't sell adult work on RedBubble (and it wouldn't be a popular choice to buy and wear publicly, either!).

Update 2: T-shirt designs can be anything you like, as long as it somehow promotes Inkbunny or is connected to the site/community in some way.
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JeffyCottonbun
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday, InkBunny ♥
InfamousMustelid
5 years, 7 months ago
Yay! Happy Birthday Inkbunny!!!! <3
Zeikcied
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday IB!

I remember back when user pages weren't inkbunny.net/username (instead it was user_id=0).  Back when we didn't even have a PM system, and there weren't even plans for one.  So many small things that most people would take for granted.  Yes, this was in the closed beta when the site was still very much a work-in-progress, but it's still cool to see how much has changed.
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
We also didn't have journals at the start!
Zeikcied
5 years, 7 months ago
I would say I'm nostalgic for the old beta, but that'd be a lie.  It's so much better now.

You know I'd be all for testing the new design.  I can't wait to see it. :D
SonicYaoiHaven
5 years, 7 months ago
A very Happy Birthday to this beautiful site!!! :D
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
Oh, well-- That leaves me out, since I'm a writer, (mostly infrared) photographer and audio-soundscape experimenter... Although I took art classes when I was younger, I just don't have the skills to even do basic drawing... :(

At least I gave you a heads-up on the 3rd birthday... :)

I wish the best of luck to all contestants, however! :)

d.m.f.
(Been in furry longer than most IBers have even been alive.... *goes back to thinking up story ideas...then rejecting them*)
CosmicMutt
5 years, 7 months ago
Bappy Hirthday BinKunny~ :D
mousehwolf
5 years, 7 months ago
Wooo~~
Desphiria
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birtday IB!
Ikuto
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday! n_n
Ausup
5 years, 7 months ago
Eeee~ happy birthday InkBunny~!! Hope there'll be many more to come!

Also I might give this a shot x3
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
Fair bet it will-- It's still the fastest-growing furry site, and second only to a Certain Other Site... :)

d.m.f.
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
Only if you don't count e621 :P But that's a slightly different style of site to the other bigger ones.
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
e261 and dA both have broader audiences than just furry, which is why I don't mention them. I'm not sure if Weasyl is furry only/primarily furry, but it is coming up pn IB and Sofurry.

I think IB has legs, though... :) It'll be around for quite some time, and outlive several of the other furry sites....just because it's not under any "dire" circumstances... ;)

d.m.f.
SeruleBlue
5 years, 7 months ago
Woop! Happy Birthday, Inkbunny! :D
Danjen
5 years, 7 months ago
I like it! First IB puts FA's engine to shame, and then it proactively improves itself.
moonwulf
5 years, 7 months ago
i recently joined the site so it's nice to be around for its 3rd b-day :3 best of luck to the staff on adding new features and a happy b-day to you inkbunny~
imer
5 years, 7 months ago
Woo! \o/
Did you already decide on which framework you are going to use?
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
Yep! It's Symfony 2 http://symfony.com/
imer
5 years, 7 months ago
Ah, that's why you were asking ;D
Eclipsethefolf
5 years, 7 months ago
happy cake day inkbunny :3
GilPix
5 years, 7 months ago
There is going to be change, but I am sure the community will stay along strong!
Ramblo
5 years, 7 months ago
Birthday's all around! Congrats =3
Dajku
5 years, 7 months ago
Yay! Pink birthday cake! Happy birthday inkbunny! x3
elix
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy birthday, Inkbunny! :3
Netreek
5 years, 7 months ago
YAY. 3 Years IB. :)
BunzyNightWolfie
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy third birthday!
Bledar
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday, Ink Bunny!

This has been my favorite site for two years now, and good luck in being the best furry site for many years to come. <3
Bahlam
5 years, 7 months ago
Yes!  Happy birthday Inkbunny!
AndyBunneh
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday!

*bounces up and down and gives Inkbunny an icecream carrot cake* :3

I think I might enter this contest!
FurCollector
5 years, 7 months ago
"...will have a new and improved interface..."

:'(
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
Hint: Think the opposite of FA.... Just like IB always has been. ;)

d.m.f.
Zenu
5 years, 7 months ago
Oooh I might submit a shirt myself.  =3
HagiaSophia
5 years, 7 months ago
I apologize if I skimmed over too quickly and didn't notice this question was asked, but in regards to the contest what does "8-bit" mean? I'm eager to get thinking of designs, but I want all my ducks in a row first.

Thank-you so much :3
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
If you see http://support.redbubble.com/kb/advanced/how-to-make-a... there is an example of how to set up a new file in Photoshop, or GIMP if you use that. If you use those settings then it will be fine. :P
HagiaSophia
5 years, 7 months ago
Thank-you so much! :>
Occy
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday~
Tycloud
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Inkbunny! Tycloud luvz u!
Ronai
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Inkbunny! Here's hoping for many more years of your delightful service :D

And already got ideas for a t-shirt >w<
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
"T-shit"? Oh, my.... *runs for cover*

d.m.f.
Ronai
5 years, 7 months ago
Oh damn, my typo's strike again...
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
LOL! :D

d.m.f.
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
And super admin editing powers save the day! xD
Ronai
5 years, 7 months ago
Thank you admin :D
RonaldMcCoon
5 years, 7 months ago
Congrats for the great service and lets hope there is three more years as our Administrator :3
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
Only way that starling won't be is if the site goes under....which does not look all that likely, given the latest donation drive, and how cheap he got the server & connection for... :)

d.m.f.
Blackpaw
5 years, 7 months ago
has it really been three years? it seems like the beta was just yesterday.
SamBacon
5 years, 7 months ago
I know who isn't going to win . . . me . . .

Oh, and happy birthday, I guess . . .
Lando
5 years, 7 months ago
  ʅ(◔౪◔)ʃ  
Jancit
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy B-Day, IB! =D
DangerDoberman
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy B-Day I.B. I'll work on something.
RottenRobbie
5 years, 7 months ago
The T-Shirt thing is very APPEALING. Happy B-day!
rareconker
5 years, 7 months ago
this is really great, I love this site <3
NinkT
5 years, 7 months ago
Whoo Happy B-day IB!  And sign me up for a t-shirt. ^^
Fellarts
5 years, 7 months ago
May there be many more for the Inkbunny!
Wakka
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Inkbunny. Even after 2yr 2 months of being hear and moving to hear from FA its one of the best choices iv made and it feels good to be hear and chat with people. ^^_
InsecureFlaky
5 years, 7 months ago
Wow, I've shared 2.4 years with inkbunny as well

Its been a fun ride so far starling <3

The idea of a social network concerns me a little, specially for artists that arent THAT social, as long as Inkbunny keeps it goals and prevents any unwanted rules i guess things should be ok
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
We're already a social site :P The new site will have the same focus, but just better software behind it.
dmfalk
5 years, 7 months ago
I'm curious here-- Will IB ever support social groups, much like how A Certain Other Site uses account IDs for furs to use to associate themselves, but only better, as in actual groups, rather than simply accounts?

d.m.f.
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
It's early planning for now, but actual Groups with their own journals, submissions, owners/moderators/etc, private or public membership, invite-only or open signup, is one features high on the list (actually high on the list from IB1).
Reizinho
5 years, 7 months ago
" Or more correctly, work is under way on a new art/social site engine we are creating that will be open source, which the new Inkbunny site will use.

We want to move to an open source model to get the community involved in extending the capabilities of the site, and so that anyone can easily create their own art/social site.

I support the idea wholeheartly.
garuru
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy B-Day! :3
arineu
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday, InkBunny ♥
mobkiller
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Inkbunny. I hope you will be there for so much more years^^
Shokuji
5 years, 7 months ago
Very excited over 2.0, I remember Starling talking about it like 2 years ago. I always thought it was very generous for anyone to do stuff under an open source license, so kudos for that. I wonder how many people will use the framework and how many new sites will spawn after the release. Time will tell. =3

My tenure counter switched to 3 years just recently as well, has it really been that long already? Overall it's been a very smooth (especially up-time) and drastically less drama than other sites. =3 Big shout-out to the staff for doing what they do.
MightBeFurry
5 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for everything, Inkbunny team! Here's to v2!
KNIFE
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Ink Bunny. And many more. :D
Flygon
5 years, 7 months ago
I wish I could say I was there from the start.

Congratulations, regardless!
CrimsonKeaton
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday Inkbunny ^w^ *throws confetti*
maverick
5 years, 7 months ago
I think it's a moot point for me to enter the contest the contest, but I wanted to say "Happy Birthday, Inkbunny!" anyway.

I sincerely wish you much, much success with your project, Starling. ^^ I'm a firm believer that good things come to good people, so I trust that the future has awesome things for you. Congratulations, and may the good times continue. *^^*
iankeaton
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy birthday Inkbunny!
rinnoaXD
5 years, 7 months ago
happy birthday inkbunny
Nick2Shy
5 years, 7 months ago
Yay! Happy birsday Inkbunny! You are simply awesome and I'm so happy to know this site and the people here, really made me a happier little kitten, thankies for that! <333
Now to a hopefully great future with many many many more IB birthdays! :D
Netherwulf
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday!
mudpaws
5 years, 7 months ago
YAY  HAPPY B DAY  InkBunny
digisushi
5 years, 7 months ago
Man! Inkbunny is the best site so far! >w< Happy Birthday!
btw, I hope IB 2.0 implements paintchat (like Pixiv) some time in the future >w<
Raidenwolf
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy bday, IB!
ZekLullaby
5 years, 7 months ago
Wait a second... does the t-shirt have to me sfw or it can also be nsfw?
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
All that's explained in the journal. :P
TellyLittle
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy birthday Inkbunny!  This is the site that got me to stop lurking and join in on the fun!
20020028
5 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for your great site.
clyndemoon
5 years, 7 months ago
HAppy Bday Inkbunny!!!
Oniei
5 years, 7 months ago
El conejito rosa cumple tres años? XD muchas felicidades!
Salmy
5 years, 7 months ago
Conejito rosa me dice en ingles que te diga gracias de su parte! xD
RoareyRaccoon
5 years, 7 months ago
Might give that T-Shirt thing a go XP.
wolfchime
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Birthday, InkBunny
paige
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy Inkday Birthbunny!!!

T-shirt design eh.... hmmmm....
starling
5 years, 7 months ago
Yes! :O <3
jorun1981
5 years, 7 months ago
Happy B-Day Inkbunny.
SingedFeatherFlight
5 years, 7 months ago
Time to upload my entry; Happy birthday inkbunny!
demixsoul
5 years, 7 months ago
inkbunny for life! happy birthday
Zenobius
5 years, 7 months ago
Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Inkbunny. =D

But seriously, I might try my hand at designing a fun T-shirt. ;3
And then it either won't get chosen or people won't buy the T-shirt out of spite.  =w=
Aww well, whatever I can do to gain some of that 'unwarranted self-importance'. =P
MadWolf
5 years, 7 months ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INKBUNNY XD
MaDrow
5 years, 7 months ago
Damn what am I late |=(:/

Congratulations with your Birthday Inkbunny~! |=(:D
Natoo
5 years, 7 months ago
I'm late too, but happy belated birthday. =^_^=
JunkBox
5 years, 6 months ago
Congratulations, Inkbunny! I'm late to this party, but way too early with something else. I uploaded something last year that demanded a revamp. The new version might make a good shirt design:
Inked Bunny by JunkBox
+3

...maybe if I knock that "ed" off...
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