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We have another update. This will probably be the most restrictive one we see.

There are now submission, rating, favoriting, etc limits per account. 10,000 of each per account, unless you go premium, in which case we upgrade it to 50,000 each. https://alphacoders.com/site/premium-features And the ability to go past that to basically infinity if we can work something out🙂

Larger databases run slower. More images take up more storage space. Overall it's pretty simple. 

Now, the less simple part is that many of our members have gone way above these new limits. We're currently iterating on a dynamic system that enforces this based on the account. 

Example time:

Lets say we have an old account that slowly submits a few hundred images a month. It's family friendly content, appropriate to the site it's submitted to. Basically every submission adds value. Alpha System will kindly and discreetly look the other way for the submissions part of this. 

Lets say we have an account that oftentimes does large image dumps. The content may be categorized, or might not, but it's all kind of generic and doesn't get viewed. Alpha System will enforce the submisssions part of this system.

The final example: Someone submits a lot of non family friendly content with artistic merit to Image Abyss. We have no ability to monetize this. So Alpha System will enforce the submissions part of this system.

Long story short, if your account runs into one of these limits, please consider upgrading to premium to support us. We need to have a balanced relationship with all accounts at Alpha Coders, and this should get us closer to that goal🙂If you love the site - support it!

2 months ago

Hey everyone!

Over the coming months, we're going to be asking for your support a bit more than we have in the past.

Recently a set of emails have gone out to our premium users. Many of you that are active have been used to being automatically made a premium member. Being an active member of the community, good submissions, achievements, etc.

We had 290 premium users. With about 10 paying. And honestly, that has always been fine. I prefer things that way.

But the advertising industry has not recovered since covid hit. You all know about the current economic situation. All of our server costs are going up in December. For previously leased servers. I haven't seen this happen ever before. 

To keep Alpha Coders healthy, it makes sense to put more effort towards contributions from the community. Premium is one of the main ways we currently have to do that, and it doesn't work very well when everyone that really likes the site automatically gets it🙂

Regardless of whether you can contribute via premium or not, we really do appreciate you using the site. It's not something everyone can manage, but we are extremely grateful to those who can and choose to.

There will be a few other premium only features/non premium restrictions coming, but we'll get to those as they launch. The main goal is to add value instead of subtract, and non-premium restrictions will only show up when it has a direct material impact on us (meaning, costing significant server resources)

2 months ago

A big thanks to everyone that participated! 


This month we had 2 users in the $5 threshold:
Pablo Rayo RealPitchers 

 

RealPitchers (winner!)



This month we had 3 users in the $10 threshold:
Kenjiw TheBookDragon bytecodeminer

 

TheBookDragon (winner!)



This month we had 3 users in the $20 threshold:
Ghostly YukariMeiji NYLTT

 

YukariMeiji (winner!)



This month we had 4 users in the $30 threshold:
Oreskis Omelette ElnazTajaddod C46

C46 (winner!)

 

 

 

6 months ago

It would make sense to have a search on the home page🙂I'll look into added it🙂

7 months ago

Updated 6/21/2022

More and more I've been using a term 'not from an adult source', and added some of that terminology into the main post.

7 months ago

Best wishes everyone! Choose from any of the designs we have live on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3AAlpha+Coders&ref=w_bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011

9 months ago

Posted In: April Raffle Winner

Congrats to PastelStrz on winning the April raffle for the $20 Amazon Gift Card! 

9 months ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

Another change! 5 tag limit!

Update on 4/11/2022:

We are now implementing a 5 tag maximum per piece of content. It's quite rare for an image to have more than 5 main elements. Changing the character collage exception has improved the quality (specificity) of a lot of our tag pages - this change should also help!

9 months ago

Congratulations to the following people:

$3: Juggermautsave

$5: SppokyEE

$10: Ghostly

$20: TheBookDragon

$30: KEJI

Congrats everyone!

9 months ago

Congratulations to RealPitchers on winning our March raffle - the $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 months ago

Posted In: Author Rules

GeoGamer2000, in cases like the one you've mentioned, marking yourself as the author is fine. Stick to things more than just a crop.

10 months ago

Posted In: Duplicate Rules

An update!

We're moving the rest of the sites (except Image Abyss) to duplicate rules that more closely match Wallpaper Abyss.

At the end of the day, users don't want to see duplicates of the same image when they're searching for something specific. Whether thats desktop wallpapers, phone wallpapers, avatars, art, or gifs. 

10 months ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

Hi everyone!

Another tag rule change. We're going to continue focusing on ONLY the main points of an image. 

Main change is a removal of the character collage exception.

As a general rule, we aren't looking for more than ~5 tags per image. Combined with category and sub category, this offers quite a few places your image will show up, and will focus on it's strengths!

Tagging all of the fictional characters in a collage is not OK. Keep it to a main featured character, or leave blank.

10 months ago

Hey everyone!

We have a special raffle for the month of March - it's an Author Contest!

To enter, all you need to do is add author information to the content you submit, or to content already on the sites!

Responsible discovery and sharing is an important goal of Alpha Coders. We like to reward user activities that make both our site and the rest of the internet a better place - and we greatly appreciate everyone who joins in!

The scoring URL: Contest Scoring Page (alphacoders.com)

Let me know if you have any questions!

11 months ago

Deja Vu boyos!!!!

The raffle for March is for a:

$20 Amazon gift card!

Hoping for the best for everyone🙂

11 months ago