3/10/2017 7:02:43 PM
Nintendo Switch Code added to the Friend Code Tool
Just to let everyone know, we have added the Nintendo Switch Friend code to the Friend Code Tool.
First click on My Friend Codes
in the My ACC
section in the left sidebar. One you are there, in the first section called My WiFi Games and Settings
, please click Edit
on the top right, and this will take you to a new page. On that page, you will find Nintendo Switch Code
. When you are adding your code, you do not have to add the SW
at the beginning, just the actual numbers.
Please accept our apologies and be aware that we know the Friend Code Tool is a little on the messy side and we will be consulting with the Devs to see if the pages can be made simpler.
3/9/2017 5:45:37 PM
Announcing the new Special Projects Team for Media & Events
We're pleased to announce a new Special Projects Team to work on Media & Events. The awesome Members who've volunteered to participate in this venture are:ACCFDude
They will be working on boosting ACC's presence on social media, and will also be helping to create, organise and run, contests and events on ACC.
Please congratulate and welcome them in this thread
3/4/2017 12:39:34 AM
Update 1.12.0 is live and quite awesome
Update 1.12.0 is live with some fabulous updates, and we're pretty sure that everyone will find at least one thing to like about it. It could be the Top Bells feature, the new way that PT user lists are organised, the new code allowing markup to be shared as a template, the Welcome amiibo items added to My Catalog, or all of the wonderful avatars and backgrounds. Take your pick.
For those interested in more detail, please see a comprehensive list below. Please also note that each feature title leads directly to a thread on the Site Features Queue
board where, in some cases, you will find more information. 1.12.0 - March
• Avatar Backgrounds - Borders
: Some of the borders needed fixing on the avatar backgrounds that are available for both the Community and the Staff. They should now all be the same colour and thickness. • Avatar Backgrounds - New
: The yellow/orange avatar background was removed from the selection available to the Community. Instead, four new colours were added: Indigo, Orange, Pink, Yellow. The Staff were given Mint and Teal backgounds.• Avatars - New
: With the Welcome amiibo update for New Leaf, we obviously needed more avatars. These were added for both the Community and the Staff. • Board - New
: Shortly we will have a new Special Projects Team to work on Media & Events. A new board was required for them to work on. • Bug - Modmin Permission
: Modmins were unable to remove people from private threads in cases where a Modmin had created the thread. This was fixed.• Bug - My Threads
: Previously flagging a thread in someone else's My Threads would take you to your own My Threads page. Now it keeps you on that user's My Threads page.• Fix - Avatars
: Some avatars for New Leaf and Happy Home Designer were in need of a fix as they were either cut out incorrectly, or had been deployed as a mirror image. Over 50 images were fixed.• Fix - Typos
: Typos were recently identified on three different pages. These were all corrected. • Guide Update - New Leaf April Fools' Day
: In this thread
on the Site Support board, we are collecting information which is required for a New Leaf Villager Guide, and for the New Leaf April Fools' Day
guide. Recently, some helpful Members provided us with enough information to update the guide. Additionally, the Modmin area where data is entered for game characters was also updated so that Modmins can keep updating the information without needing Devs to code it in. • Guide Update - New Leaf Cookies
: The recent Welcome amiibo update added new fortune cookies to New Leaf. We did not have all the new fortune cookie phrases when the Cookie Guide
was deployed last year. For this update, the two missing phrases were added and one of the images was updated. • Home Page Banner - Winter
: The current Winter Banner for the Home Page is very Festive and features Jingle. This is fine but, apart from New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the Winter banner is used from the first day of December until the last day of February. Most people who celebrate Christmas have taken down their festive decorations by 6th January. So, now there will be two Winter banners - one for 1st-30th December, and one for 2nd January - 28th/29th February. You can view the new banner by clicking on the link. • Home Page - Event Calendar
- This feature was to help Modmins easily add in-game events which show up on the Home Page Event Calendar. • Markup - Disabling
: Click on the title to get more information. In brief, you can now share templates easily on ACC. Instead of interrupting every opening and closing markup tag with another opening and closing markup tag, you now simply add [code]
to the beginning of the entire text or artwork you wish to share as a template, and add [/code]
at the very end. • My Catalog - Welcome amiibo Items
: Ordinarily, items are added to the My Catalog section of ACC by the Modmins. However, the Welcome amiibo update introduced such a large number of furniture items, and therefore a Dev was required to code a new category for those items. At the same time that a new category was added, a Dev added all the Welcome amiibo items to the catalogue. So, My Catalog is ready to be used. The items also show up in the Items List
but not all images have yet been added. • My Characters - Town ID
: Some people like to use the same town name for different AC games. However, when creating a character and assigning them to an AC town the list showed only the town name - and not which AC game the town was for. To find out if you had assigned the character to the correct town, you had to visit the My Catalog page. Now, the game ID appears next to each town name in the My Characters page. • Private Threads - User Information
: Previously users being newly added to a PT were indistinguishable from those already invited. Now they show up in their own section in the invited users list. Pending additions can also be cancelled up until the post is submitted. Also, you can see instantly how many people have read the thread, and how many have removed. • Private Threads - Username Collapsible List
: The creator of a private thread would always see the entire list of invited users every time they compolsed a post. Now, the feature outlined above, which shows information about the users in the thread, also is clickable and collapses the list of usernames. • Profile Link - Last Post
- In the Board Info
section of the profile, there is a link called Last Post
. Members can go to any profile and click on that link to be taken to the last public post made by any other Member. Unfortunately, the link didn't take you directly to the post - only to the thread where the Member posted. This feature will ensure that the profile link goes directly to the post. • Top Bell Collectors & Jackpot Winners
- We know how many of you love Treasure Hunting for Bells around the site. And despite there being no chance of a Bell Shop until ACC 2.0, we also know how popular the lists are of Members with the most Bells collected. Now, it's become a feature which you can access from the left sidebar in the AC Community
section. It's called Top Bells
. For more details about it, please see this thread
where you can also ask questions directly to AnnetteSR
who is the Developer who coded this nifty feature for you.
You'll also notice that in the same section of the sidebar, we've removed the link for the Bell Shop. This is only to prevent newer Members from thinking that the Bell Shop is imminent, but please don't think that "out of sight is out of mind" because we still want to develop the Bell Shop alongside ACC 2.0. If you are unable to see some of the new items, or something isn't working for you, please try clearing your cookies/cache. If you are still having problems, or feel there is a bug with a feature, please post on this thread where ACWWFreakazoid, aldericon & AnnetteSR, who coded all of these features, can help answer your questions
We hope you enjoy this latest update.
If you aren't following the updates on the ACC Noticeboard, here are some other updates that happened this year. 1.11.1 - January
• Bug Fix
- A bug fix was required.• Bug - Trading Post
: Feedback comments in the Trading Post couldn't be reported, This was fixed. 1.11.2 - January
• Bug - My Characters and My Towns
: There was a bug that affected both My Characters and My Towns which needed a fix. • Bug - My Towns
: In the My Towns section for New Leaf towns, there is a section that allows a Member to show which Shops & Amenities they have in their town. There is also a Museum section which allows a Member to show what is presently being displayed in their town Museum. Unfortunately, updating the Museum section is causing the data in the Other Shops & Amenities section to be deleted. We think this is fixed, but it was fixed before and returned. Please let us know if the bug happens again. • Bug - Profile
: A fix was applied to a bug in the Profile. • Fix - Modmin board
: The recent feature that allows threads to be sorted
broke something on a Modmin board.• Fix - New Leaf Face Guide
: In the New Leaf Face Guide one of the bullet points was showing jumbled random characters. Also, the link to the guide from the left margin led to a "Coming Soon" page instead of linking to the guide page. Both errors were fixed. 1.11.3 - February
• Fix - OSAM section of Profile
: In the Other Stuff About Me section of the Profile, any changes made were deleted if the Preview was used. This bug was fixed.
2/9/2017 11:57:24 AM
SPT for Media & Events - Apply soon
Recently we announced
that we are looking for a new Special Projects Team which would deal with Media & Events. In short, we'd like to get the Community involved in organising site events, and also for the Community to contribute to the content we post on ACC social media accounts.
We'd like to thank those who have sent in applications already. It's been lovely to hear your ideas, and to see that there is a good amount of interest in helping ACC.
If any more of you are thinking of applying, but are not quite sure what would be involved, here's a more detailed explanation of what type of work you would do if you join the Media & Events SPT.
We would like Members to work with the Staff on one
, or more, of the following:
• April Fools' Day Pranks
- ACC is known to go completely silly every April Fools' Day. However, some in the Community aren't too fond of the pranks that the Staff pull. If you feel that your ideas would be better, and if you think that you could help define ideas posted by others, then we would welcome your input. Any ideas not used on one April Fools' Day can always be used on another one.
• Official ACC Newsletter
- We would love to have an ACC Newsletter. However, it needs to be a collaboration between the Staff and the Community so that the news items are balanced. Apply to join this SPT if you can help organise, set-up, and create content for the newsletter
• Official Contests
- There are various types of contests that could be run on ACC, such as keyboard art, room design, pattern, fan-fic, and graphics. These are just a few. We need help not just running the contests, but also need help with new ideas for contests.
• Site Communication
- Some in the Community feel that much is missing in terms of communication from the Staff. If you feel that the Staff don't always know what the Community wants to hear, and have ideas about content which should be posted on the Announcements Board or the ACC Noticeboard, then apply to join this special projects team and make regular suggestions for content that can be communicated.
• Site Events
- These events would be similar to the recent "Halfway through GC" event. We want to hear about ideas for events we could run to engage all, or some of, the Community, and we need help to organise and run the events. The events can be related to Animal Crossing, or the site.
• Social Media
- ACC has a Facebook and Twitter account, where we regularly post content. However, you may have ideas about using other types of social media platforms, or have ideas about content and styles of posting. If you are a natural with social media, then apply to join the SPT and show us your style.
Anyone who feels that they'd be great with any one, or more, of the areas above should apply to join the new Media & Events Special Projects Team. We would like to hear from you by Sunday the 12th of February 2017 at 5:00pm
. The reason for this deadline is because it will take about 2 weeks to set everything up, and thereafter we'd like to give the team a couple of weeks to have a chance to contribute to April Fools' Day pranks this year. However, if you see this announcement at any time after the deadline, you are more than welcome to still submit an application and join the team later on in the year.
To apply, send one private thread and include the following people:Devin2600, Dimentio95, iolite, wakkitty, yankees24cano
In your message, you should tell us which area, or areas, you think you can help with. You should also give us a couple of examples of the type of ideas that you would contribute if you were in the team.
Thank you in advance, and we look forward to receiving your applications.
1/31/2017 8:07:50 PM
First new Dev and Scout in 2017
We are pleased to announce that DaBraxMan
has joined the Staff as a Scout, and SeverusSnape394
has joined as a Developer.
You can congratulate them both in this thread